Connect with us

Penguins

Inside the Locker Room: Are the Pittsburgh Penguins Fragile? (+)

Published

on

Pittsburgh Penguins, Jason Zucker

The Pittsburgh Penguins have not simply lost six games in a row (0-5-1). They have coughed up, gagged away, and squandered multi-goal leads in the process. They gift-wrapped comebacks like a Macy’s seasonal employee for Edmonton, Boston, and Buffalo.

With each loss, there were fewer answers until it boiled down to turnovers and the vexing, head-scratching timing of them.

While the Penguins have given up leads, they have not been able to mount a comeback. Once they fell behind each of the six previous opponents, that was it. Done.

Are the Pittsburgh Penguins fragile?

Rather than delivering a column, to which I would have answered in the affirmative, I’ll let the players have the say. The Penguins seem to be seeing ghosts. They don’t look comfortable with a lead, and they are trying too hard to put teams away or score more goals instead of managing the game. Those fears have manifested in the effort to avoid them.

This content is for PHN+ subscribers only. Join us and get access to our entire network for only $4.49 per month, or get a yearly subscription for just $34.99!
Join us!

–OR–

Pittsburgh Hockey Now Editor-in-Chief, formerly 93.7 The Fan, Sportsnet Hockey Tonight, NHL Home Ice. Catch Dan tweeting @theDanKingerski and the official @pghhockeynow account.