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Penguins ‘outworked’ in loss to Stars

Jan 26, 2014, 12:36 AM EDT

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It was a mismatch on paper, as the Pittsburgh Penguins faced off against the Dallas Stars on Saturday.

However, the Penguins couldn’t match the work ethic of the Stars, and, as a result, fell by a score of 3-0. It marks the second time this week the Penguins went into a game against a team well below them in the standings and were the second best team on the ice when the final buzzer sounded (on Monday, Pittsburgh was soundly defeated by the Florida Panthers).

“There’s more to the game than just getting outworked,” said Penguins’ captain Sidney Crosby, as per the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

“We got outworked. We didn’t execute on our chances. They carried the play, especially those first two periods.”

For the Penguins, if there is a positive to take from this week, it was their ability to rebound after a subpar performance. The Penguins’ next game is Monday against the Buffalo Sabres.

  1. penguins87and71 - Jan 26, 2014 at 1:03 AM

    Thanks for showing up fellas. It’s hard to believe that this team actually gets worse when they get healthy. This may sound crazy but the Penguins kind of need more scoring depth. Their 3rd and 4th lines haven’t scored a goal since December 19th, and when your top 2 lines are shutdown for a game by the other team you need your 3rd and 4th liners to pick up the slack, and obviously the Penguins 3rd and 4th line players are not good enough to do that. I don’t get why they won’t put Jayson Megna on the top line to play with Chris Kunitz and Sidney Crosby.

  2. aklolzer - Jan 26, 2014 at 1:10 AM

    crosby sucks dicks

    • 6superbowls - Jan 26, 2014 at 12:10 PM

      Did you come up with that all by yourself?

  3. penguins87and71 - Jan 26, 2014 at 1:17 AM

    Whatever man. It’s late and I really don’t feel like arguing, but all I’m going to say is his the best hockey player in the world and your jealous because your team doesn’t have him.

  4. Stiller43 - Jan 26, 2014 at 3:24 AM

    Penguins87and71,

    Dont feed the idiotic trolls.

  5. bsfan77 - Jan 26, 2014 at 2:37 PM

    The Pens top 2 lines are the biggest producers on the team. To win cups you need 4 lines to produce. It is all well and good that you have the best player in the world, but in the modern NHL, you need a more balanced team. The Bruins and many other teams have their production more evenly distributed throughout the lines and the D. Depth is what wins cups and not one player. All the Bruins needed to do last year in the ECF’s was to shut down Crosby and Malkin. The result was the Pens being held to just 2 goals in 240 minutes of hockey. Top heavy teams dont win cups anymore. Look at the Hawks last year. Scoring on all 4 lines.

    • dirt2013 - Jan 26, 2014 at 5:25 PM

      So the bruins won the cup last year then? With all that depth they must have right? Stick to baseball where you can buy a winner.

      • bsfan77 - Jan 27, 2014 at 6:40 PM

        Maybe you should read the comment before you reply. Or maybe you have trouble understanding what you read. I said the Bruins and other teams have depth. I finished the post by saying the Hawks had production over all 4 lines. And as far as your baseball comment, last time I checked the Red Sox dont have the highest payroll in the leauge. The Yankees are the ones who try to buy championships. I am sure you are just another angry Pitt fan. You should learn from penguins87and71 who obviously knows his hockey and what he is talking about. Dirt2013 should stay in his parents cellar and play with his Pokemon cards. You obviously know nothing about hockey.

  6. penguins87and71 - Jan 26, 2014 at 2:58 PM

    I totally agree with you. The Penguins will not win the cup this year if they don’t have secondary scoring. The Penguins top 2 lines might be arguably the best in the NHL, but the bottom two are less to be desired. It’s bad when your 3rd and 4th lines haven’t scored a goal since December 19th. Hopefully Ray Shero will do something to help with the Penguins 3rd and 4th lines.

  7. darksidecowboy - Jan 27, 2014 at 3:06 PM

    Although the Stars have a long way before they’re in the conversation of winning the cup, they played a hell of a game against an elite team. Looking forward to the future Dallas.

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