The Pittsburgh Penguins gave up the game’s first goal just over one minute after the opening puck drop. Jesper Bratt scored twice before the first period was seven minutes old, and the New Jersey Devils led 3-0.
For time-conscious fans who like to get a jump on traffic, the Penguins blowout loss added many more cars to the construction-laden 5th Ave. maze as fans poured out of PPG Paints Arena throughout the third period.
And for good reason. The Penguins’ soft pushback didn’t yield more than a goal or garner much belief in the 6-1 loss to New Jersey, the Penguins’ third straight loss. Get the ugly takedown of the Pittsburgh Penguins situation. Our Dan Kingerski writes changes are needed.
More ugly play, more turnovers, and mistakes crushed the Penguins’ chances from the beginning.
— AT&T SportsNet™ PIT (@ATTSportsNetPIT) February 24, 2022
“I’ve got to digest it. I watch the film, and we’ll see where we go with it,” Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan said. “But I don’t think it’s a ‘let’s look by this one’…I think we’ve got to learn through each experience. The performance we had tonight simply wasn’t good enough.”
Pittsburgh Penguins fans agreed. No one jumped through flaming tables, off a bridge, or other such insanity, but fans were pensive, at best.
Not many were safe from the wrath or spared the anger.
Finish the sentence:
That game was _________
— Dan Kingerski (@TheDanKingerski) February 25, 2022
And fans responded.
— J🍩ey Bag 🍩f D🍩nuts 🍩 (@joeybagovdonuts) February 25, 2022
Very disappointing, getting concerned. Might need a shakeup!
— David Thomas (@DavidTh73302788) February 25, 2022
Like we were playing to get #1 overall draft pick.
— Dave Ryckman (@dryckman_13) February 25, 2022
Of course, you have one in every crowd.
— Jim D. (@JimD54220320) February 25, 2022
You’re just spare parts, aren’t ya, bud?
10 ply .
— Christopher (@christpher44) February 25, 2022
A precursor to Round 1.
— Edzo (@EdWalter87) February 25, 2022
And, things got a little testy, too:
Expletive. Enough said.
— Kenneth Kissel (@Bbabybear01) February 25, 2022
— Haida (@HaidaMx) February 25, 2022
— NoQuarter (@Patrick09215375) February 25, 2022
— Sticks Danman (@BastardBeardDan) February 25, 2022
— Douglas Brown (@brownmugs) February 25, 2022
It was 1980s night at PPG Paints Arena. Don Potash went full-on Axl Rose (minus the heavy cosmetic work) and even got a chuckle from Mike Sullivan. Those who remember the 1980s also remember the Penguins, shall we say, less than stellar records.
like they really were back in the 80’s!
— Timothy Pieples (@tpieples) February 25, 2022
a continued trend that needs accountability for it to ennd
— Puck U (@rlakaraz) February 25, 2022
Bad. Really really really bad
— Professor (@mpizzulli9) February 25, 2022
— Michelle Burgin (@BurginMichelle) February 25, 2022
And last but not least, Sir Charles does know hockey.
— Joel Swanson (@TigerRAWk) February 25, 2022