Reason why the Penguins won’t beat the Islanders, Marc-Andre Fleury’s lousy post-season numbers, criticism of NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan and more.
THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Justin Glock lists ten reasons the Pittsburgh Penguins will likely be golfing next week instead of playing in the postseason. Among those reasons is goaltending. Speaking of which…
SB NATION: Travis Hughes examines the postseason stats of Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury dating back to 2010. The results aren’t pretty.
HOCKEY TRACKER: What can the Penguins do to reverse their current fortunes against the NY Islanders? Goaltending is among the problems to be fixed, which could come in the form of backup Tomas Vokoun starting Game Five.
BACKHAND SHELF: Ryan Lambert doesn’t believe NHL disciplinary Brendan Shanahan is doing enough to crack down on illegal hit.
THE STRANGEST ONE OF ALL: Scotty Wazz examines the effect of a long layoff between series in the postseason.
PREDLINES: Seth Luttrell wonders which member of the Nashville Predators could become an amnesty buyout candidate this summer.
NHL NUMBERS: Kent Wilson with the top-30 draft prospect NHL Equivalences.