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Posted on September 22, 2015 at 09:10 AM.

Entry: 4/14/14

The regular season has concluded and the team qualified for the playoffs by a thin margin. In the end we captured the 42 wins that Illich said he expected out of this team at the beginning of the season so I guess it was a success. Iím still concerned though that it was a big mistake to leave the roster as is at the trade deadline. I trust our scoring is in good shape but the blue liners have struggled to get the puck out of the zone resulting in several chances for the opposing team.

The first round matchup will be against the Penguins, the second best team in the east. We went 1-2 against them in the regular season and they were all very hard fought games. I have confidence that with a healthy squad we can split the first four games and turn it into a best of three situation. From there weíll just have to see how the cookie crumbles I guess.

With Pittsburgh thereís no real secret as to how you beat them. Youíve got to shut down Crosby & Malkin and just try to deal with the rest of their roster separately which, of course, is full of talent. I suspect Babs will assign guys to shadow the Pensí stars in attempts to shut them down while allowing our scorers to worry about doing just that. Pittsburgh goalie Marc-Andre Fleury

In the Stanley Cup Playoffs anything can happen but I certainly have my doubts about this teamís ability to beat Pittsburgh.
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