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Listen: How do the Penguins Beat the Rangers? — Dan on 93. 7 the Fan

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The Pittsburgh Penguins have a tall task. Some models, including one from MoneyPuck.com, show them as decided favorites, yet few rank them as likely winners in their Round One matchup against the second-seeded New York Rangers.

The Rangers won three of four in the regular season, including three in 10 days from late March to early April. The Penguins flatlined in one loss but couldn’t crack Igor Shesterkin in the others. In those three games, the Rangers outscored the Penguins 11-3.

And that’s a big problem.

Also, the Pittsburgh Penguins scoring can’t exclusively be Sidney Crosby and Jake Guentzel. Evgeni Malkin and Jeff Carter must be present and accounted for the Penguins to have a legitimate chance to advance to Round Two for the first time since 2018.

PHN Editor-in-Chief (and sudden second banana after PHN added Hall of Famer Dave Molinari to the roster) joined 93-7 the Fan host Paul Zeise to break down the series.

Paul had the million-dollar question–How do the Penguins win?

In addition to the obvious, score more goals and give up less, Dan went into detail about one aspect the Penguins have not done against the Rangers: bump, bruise, rattle, or otherwise make New York goalie Igor Shesterkin uncomfortable. He hit two other main points, too.

Get the entire conversation and Dan’s (surprising?) prediction.

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William. Norcik
William. Norcik
13 days ago

Congratulations on getting Dave Molinari! Superb addition to your site. Looking forward to being a part of this site.

Paul
Paul
13 days ago

Let’s hope the Pens don’t wilt like MAF in Game 1 of the Blues-Wild series. Predictably, the guy just sucked the life out of his team and the home crowd. Seems that we’ve seen that fish before here. Evason made a yuge mistake to bench Talbot in the opener. Threw the guy who had gotten his team to the playoffs under the bus and sent the wrong message in the room.

Last edited 13 days ago by Paul
SD Pens Fan
SD Pens Fan
13 days ago
Reply to  Paul

In case you didn’t realize how hockey works, it didn’t matter how many goals MAF allowed after the 1st one. You can’t win hockey games if your team doesn’t score any goals.

David
David
13 days ago

History has proven that how teams have played against each other in the regular season means little when it comes to the playoffs, where they have to play each other every game until one of them wins 4. To me, this comes down to CDS. He has to be at his best. If not, it is one and done.

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