Time to Panic?

Many people in the city of Pittsburgh are asking the question, "Is it time to panic?"  Why? Essentially, we trail the best of seven series 1-0 to the Boston Bruins.  On Saturday, the Bruins blew the Penguins off the ice registering a final score of 3-0.  This is the Penguins worse defeat since they were blown out twice by the Buffalo Sabres 4-2 and 4-1.

On paper, Saturday looked even, with the exception that the Bruins played extremely fast and won 16 more face-offs that the Penguins.  See Saturday's comparisons below:

Team Stat Comparison

Boston

Pittsburgh

3 Goals 0
0 Power Play Goals 0
4 Power Play Opportunities 4
0 Shorthanded Goals 0
7 Penalties 7
17 Penalty Minutes 28
30 Shots on Goal 29
19 Hits 34
32 Face-offs Won 16

Scoring Summary

1st Period BOS PIT
8:23 David Krejci (6)
Assists: Nathan Horton, Andrew Ference
1 0
2nd Period BOS PIT
No scoring this period 1 0
3rd Period BOS PIT
4:04 David Krejci (7)
Assist: Nathan Horton
2 0
7:51 Nathan Horton (6)
Assists: Milan Lucic, Gregory Campbell
3 0

Expect the Penguins to seek revenge tonight.  If you have your bookie ready, take the Penguins to win and under 5.5 goals.  The only teams who have had the Penguins' number this year was the New Jersey Devils and Buffalo Sabres.  They have not lost back-to-back since those losses.  Expect an exciting match-up.

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