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Pittsburgh, we have a problem with the Penguins

Ever watch a high school game when one team was very, very good and the other was, well, not so good?

It was that bad for the Pittsburgh Penguins Monday night.

And that's putting it mildly.

The Pens lost 6-1 to the Boston Bruins in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference finals.

It was a must-win game for the Pens, who now trail 2-0 and head to Boston for Games 3 and 4.

The only thing Pittsburgh can take from the shellacking is it hit bottom.

The big problem is there might not be enough time left to save the season.

Tuukka Rask was solid in goal while Tomas Vokoun and Marc-Andre Fleury were equally bad.

I understand if there is a goalie switch; with the season on the line the Pens would want their top goalie on the ice.

Only I think their top goalie is Vokoun.

Either way, without being too simplistic, the better goalie usually wins in the playoffs.

The Pens will be hard-pressed to solve Vokoun four times in the next five games.


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