Is it just me, or have the Penguins be horrible while wearing the throwback uniforms this year. And is it just me, or does it not even feel special when they wear them anymore?
The answer to both of those questions is no, it’s not just me. They have been terrible in the third jerseys. Also, by wearing them so much — now nine times this season — nothing about seeing the team play in them feels special.
The following are the results of each game so far this season in which the Penguins have worn the baby blue uniforms. I warn you … it’s not pretty.
Nov. 15 — Buffalo 2 – Pittsburgh 5
Nov. 18 — Minnesota 2 – Pittsburgh 1 SO
Dec. 20 — Toronto 7 – Pittsburgh 3
Dec. 27 — Montreal 3 – Pittsburgh 2
Jan. 3 — Florida 6 – Pittsburgh 1
Jan. 18 — New York R 0 – Pittsburgh 3
Feb. 8 — Detroit 3 – Pittsburgh 0
Feb. 25 — New York I 0 – Pittsburgh 1
March 14 — Senators 4 – Penguins 3 SO
That’s right. The Penguins are 3-4-2 while wearing their new third jerseys. Add to that the fact that they have been outscored 27-19 in blue as well, and it’s downright sickening.
What’s worse? They are scheduled to wear them twice more before the regular season ends. If the Penguins make the playoffs, I sure hope they stick to black and gold.
As for Saturday’s game against the Senators, things just weren’t right. When Eric Godard opens the scoring for the game, it’s going to be a weird one.
The Penguins had a 3-1 lead going into the third period. Matt Cooke connected with Tyler Kennedy with under two minutes to play in the second period and everything seemed to be right on track for another win. Normally a goal like that is devastating to an opponent’s confidence.
However, that was not the case. Ottawa scored two straight goals midway through the second in a span of less than two minutes. The game got away from the Pens and they were lucky to make it to overtime.
In the overtime period, Pittsburgh was again lucky to make it out alive. The Senators eventually won in the shootout and sent Pittsburgh to its second straight shootout loss.
It’s discouraging to lose the first game of back-to-back games, especially when Sunday’s game is against the Eastern Conference leading Boston Bruins.
The Penguins haven’t worn the throwback uniforms in back-to-back games since mid-November. As long as they don’t step on the ice in baby blue against Boston, I’ll give them a chance to win.
Have you noticed how bad they’ve been in the third jerseys? Do you still think it’s special when they’re worn? Comment & BE HEARD
Chris | PPT