This series went as expected (Penguins over Islanders in 6 games) but it shouldn’t have ended this way. Anyone with a rudimetary understanding of hockey knows that today we could be having a very different discussion: Why the Uber-talented Penguins stumbled ugly out of the playoffs for a fourth straight year.
In other words; we should be talking about how the Islanders beat the Penguins in 6 games. The Penguins won, but they shouldn’t have. Anyone who needs to be convinced needs to re-watch game 6 and see that the Penguins were being out-skated, out-hit, out-coached and out-played by an Islanders team that flat-out wanted it more than their assumed superiors. Continue Reading.