Game 3 of the series between the Pens and the Sens was intense. It’s got to be frustrating having the emotional advantage of the crowd, getting Danny Alfredsson back, and scoring the first goal. Yet, playing with the desperation that the Senators played with proved that the Penguins in this series can handle anything thrown at them. I’m a huge supporter of Conklin and having him start a game or two because he helped us get to where we were with Fluery out. But, Fluery has been absolutely playing out of his freaking mind as of late.
If and when the Penguins make it to the next round, I’m pretty concerned as to who we are playing against. It could be the New Jersey Devils or the New York Rangers depending on if Montreal wins their series. Either the Devils or the Rangers are both opponents I’m pretty afraid to see in any play-off series given the fact that the Pens always have an incredibly tough time with them.
On the other hand, no Gary Roberts in game 3. It’s a bit selfish of myself, but what he has shown the Pens at age 42 is awesome. That guy is as tough as nails, and am so glad to get him back at a vital time in the year!