Pittsburgh Penguins forward James Neal was suspended five games for kneeing Brad Marchand in the head in Saturday night’s game in Boston.
Coach Claude Julien implemented an aggressive philosophy Monday night in overtime by playing three forwards and one defenseman. Gresh and Zolak analyzed the decision and how quickly it paid dividends.
Jarome Iginla and James Neal each scored twice and the Pittsburgh Penguins routed the Ottawa Senators 7-3 on Wednesday night to take a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series.
“I thought some guys worked hard and played a good game,” Islanders coach Jack Capuano said. “Again, with our club we need all 20 guys going, and we didn’t have all 20.”
You have to imagine the Penguins are sick and tired of hearing about how the Bruins are so deep and perfectly built, especially in the time after Boston won the 2011 Stanley Cup championship.