We will be attempting to break down this ECF battle.
Analysts everywhere are trying to do the same thing while
trying to hide the fact that they can't name more than two of Carolina's D-men.
We've been able to at least know what was going on for most of these playoffs,
as the Pens have gone against bitter rivals Philadelphia and Washington.
The Hurricanes are an enigma to us.
We're not gonna pretend like we know their strengths and weaknesses.
We will just delve into the world of statistics and our well of hockey knowledge
to at least lay out a blueprint of what may transpire.
If you want an example of a series preview written by someone
who is just pretending to know what is going on, go read THIS.
For the Penguins, defensive scoring is crucial. Mark Eaton already has four goals and is an incredible +6, yet has just five points, and Sergei Gonchar (often mistaken for a forward) and Kris Letang have combined for five goals, 14 assists, and 19 points together on the top line.
However, it's worth noting that Brooks Orpik has yet to find the back of the net (4 pts. though), Rob Scuderi has just three points, and Hal Gill is a dreadful 0 goals-1 assist.
Obviously, if the Pens have any chance, Orpik needs to start lighting the lamp.
"Rob Scuderi has just 3 points, and Hal Gill is a dreadful 0 goals-1 assist."
That may be the idiot quote of the playoffs.