A lot is going to be made out of this game, blowing a 2 goal lead with under 3 minutes to play. Whatever you’re feeling right now, bury it. Make no mistake, the Penguins did this to themselves the last two games. It’s been self-inflicted. They didn’t bury the Flyers in the first period Wednesday night and they switched off and let the Wings back into this one. Hell, it even made Rick Tocchet start speaking coherently.
"We took our foot off a wounded snake and it bit us" – @RealRocket22. -SK
— Pens Inside Scoop (@PensInsideScoop) October 24, 2014
But here’s the silver lining: it’s all been little mental mistakes. Those are easy remedies and work themselves out with more games; more repetition. Ken from The Pens Nation said it best last night: “I keep coming back to this, but I’m not ready to pass judgement on what is happening until the team can establish a rhythm with the schedule.” That rhythm in the schedule starts basically next week, so the next two weeks should be relatively telling as to where this team is at when it gets in a groove. Or at least that’s what we’ll keep telling ourselves to feel better about blowing a late lead.
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