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Bruins' forwards outshining Pens' stars
Two wins, of course, do not advance any team to the Cup final. With Game 3 set for tonight at 8 in Boston, the Penguins still have time to make it a series, still are skilled enough to win four of the next five games even if three will be in Boston, if necessary.
Penguins coach Dan Bylsma didn't want to go there.
"I'm not going to look at just three players. As a group, we need to be a lot better."
"We don't sit here and accept it. We know we're looked upon to score and produce. We're not going to sit here and make excuses. I'm not going to sit here and say it's (Boston goaltender Tuukka) Rask. We have to be better."
Letang did his part to make sure of that. He is incredibly good most of the time, but he has moments that are wickedly bad. One led to Boston's second goal when he tried to clear the puck from behind his net up the center of the ice. Bruins defender Torey Krug intercepted his pass and teammate Nathan Horton turned it into a rebound goal and a 2-0 lead, which quickly became 3-0 when Krejci was left alone for an easy tap-in goal that sent Vokoun to the bench for Marc-Andre Fleury. Letang was on the ice, doing nothing in particular, for that goal as well. He finished a minus-3.
Vokoun gave up the three goals Monday night on 12 shots. Fleury, playing for the first time since Game 4 of the first-round series against the New York Islanders, was beaten by Marchand on the first shot he saw, just 25 seconds after the Penguins' Brandon Sutter had scored to cut the Boston lead to 3-1.
So who starts in goal for the Penguins in Game 3? Eric Hartzell?
Seriously, it won't matter if Crosby, Malkin and Letang don't show up.
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