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Penguins Report Card: What Went Wrong in Game 4 | PHN+

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UNIONDALE, NY - MAY 22: Pittsburgh Penguins Goalie Tristan Jarry (35) gives up a goal to New York Islanders Right Wing Oliver Wahlstrom (26) (not pictured) along with Pittsburgh Penguins Defenseman Zach Trotman (5) defending during the third period of the National Hockey League First Round Playoff game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the New York Islanders on May 22, 2021, at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale NY. (Photo by Gregory Fisher/Icon Sportswire)

Just call it what it was. Ugly. Not good enough. Undisciplined. The Pittsburgh Penguins managed to break the shutout in the final few minutes but were otherwise drowning in crowd noise and their own desire to even personal scores. New York was rigidly disciplined and beat the Penguins 4-1 at Nassau Coliseum Saturday afternoon.

The Penguins are 0-2 in afternoon games and 0-2 against goalie Ilya Sorokin.

The Penguins have a chance to get more favorable line matchups and a little home crowd support in Game 5 on Monday. The New York crowd is one of the more intense and boisterous in the league. New York certainly fed on the wild New York crowd.

The Penguins silenced them in Game 3, but that dam burst in Game 4. It was just one of the many things that went wrong for the Penguins on Saturday, including a handful of self-inflicted wounds.

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