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Penguins 2nd Round Playoff Grades

The Pittsburgh Penguins 2nd Round ended Friday, taking the series 4-1. Since then we have been (im)patiently awaiting the conclusion of the Western Conference Semi-Finals so that we could move on to the Conference Finals. However, it looks like we have until Saturday before our next series begins. I started working on my grades immediately after the game ended, but then had to wait for the Advanced Stats and the Scoring Chances to be posted before finishing them up. By then I was in no rush, as it was clear that we still had a good deal of time before the next round began. So a little bit of procrastinating later, and here I am.

I toyed with the idea of using a rubric as was suggested in my Round 1 Grades, so using a scale a 1-5 with 1 being far below expectations and 5 being far exceeding expectations, I evaluated the players in various different categories in order to give them an overall score. Of course different players are going to have different degrees of expectations, for example a 4th liner with no Goals or low Goals For would still be meeting expectations, whereas a 1st liner in the same situation would be performing below expectations.

Forwards

Craig Adams - B-

Goals/Goals For - Below Expectations (2); Fenwick Shooting % - Below Expectations (2); Points - Meets Expectations (3); Goals Against - Exceeds Expectations (4); Corsi Save % - Exceeds Expectations (4); +/- Rating - Meets Expectations (3); Shots/Fenwick/Corsi - Exceeds Expectations (4); Hits - Meets Expectations (3); Giveaways/Takeaways - Far Exceeds Expectations (5); Blocked Shots - Meets Expectations (3); Faceoff % - Far Below Expectations (1).

Beau Bennett - B

Goals/Goals For - Exceeds Expectations (4); Fenwick Shooting % - Exceeds Expectations (4); Points - Below Expectations (2); Goals Against - Exceeds Expectations (4); Corsi Save % - Exceeds Expectations (4); +/- Rating - Exceeds Expectations (4); Shots/Fenwick/Corsi - Far Exceeds Expectations (5); Hits - Meets Expectations (3); Giveaways/Takeaways - Meets Expectations (3); Blocked Shots - Meets Expectations (3).

Matt Cooke - B

Goals/Goals For - Meets Expectations (3); Fenwick Shooting % - Meets Expectations (3); Points - Meets Expectations (3); Goals Against - Meets Expectations (3); Corsi Save % - Meets Expectations (3); +/- Rating - Exceeds Expectations (4); Shots/Fenwick/Corsi - Exceeds Expectations (4); Hits - Exceeds Expectations (4); Giveaways/Takeaways - Meets Expectations (3); Blocked Shots - Meets Expectations (3).

Sidney Crosby - B

Goals/Goals For - Exceeds Expectations (4); Fenwick Shooting % - Exceeds Expectations (4); Points - Meets Expectations (3); Goals Against - Meets Expectations (3); Corsi Save % - Exceeds Expectations (4); +/- Rating - Below Expectations (2); Shots/Fenwick/Corsi - Exceeds Expectations (4); Hits - Meets Expectations (3); Giveaways/Takeaways - Meets Expectations (3); Blocked Shots - Meets Expectations (3); Faceoff % - Meets Expectations (3).

Pascal Dupuis - C+

Goals/Goals For - Exceeds Expectations (4); Fenwick Shooting % - Meets Expectations (3); Points - Meets Expectations (3); Goals Against - Meets Expectations (3); Corsi Save % - Meets Expectations (3); +/- Rating - Below Expectations (2); Shots/Fenwick/Corsi - Below Expectations (2); Hits - Meets Expectations (3); Giveaways/Takeaways - Below Expectations (2); Blocked Shots - Meets Expectations (3).

Tanner Glass - B-

Goals/Goals For - Meets Expectations (3); Fenwick Shooting % - Meets Expectations (3); Points - Meets Expectations (3); Goals Against - Exceeds Expectations (4); Corsi Save % - Exceeds Expectations (4); +/- Rating - Meets Expectations (3); Shots/Fenwick/Corsi - Below Expectations (2); Hits - Meets Expectations (3); Giveaways/Takeaways - Meets Expectations (3); Blocked Shots - Exceeds Expectations (4).

Jarome Iginla - B

Goals/Goals For - Exceeds Expectations (4); Fenwick Shooting % - Meets Expectations (3); Points - Meets Expectations (3); Goals Against - Meets Expectations (3); Corsi Save % - Meets Expectations (3); +/- Rating - Exceeds Expectations (4); Shots/Fenwick/Corsi - Exceeds Expectations (4); Hits - Meets Expectations (3); Giveaways/Takeaways - Meets Expectations (3); Blocked Shots - Meets Expectations (3).

Jussi Jokinen - B

Goals/Goals For - Meets Expectations (3); Fenwick Shooting % - Exceeds Expectations (4); Points - Meets Expectations (3); Goals Against - Far Exceeds Expectations (5); Corsi Save % - Exceeds Expectations (4); +/- Rating - Exceeds Expectations (4); Shots/Fenwick/Corsi - Exceeds Expectations (4); Hits - Exceeds Expectations (4); Giveaways/Takeaways - Below Expectations (2); Blocked Shots - Meets Expectations (3); Faceoff % - Exceeds Expectations (4).

Tyler Kennedy - A

Goals/Goals For - Far Exceeds Expectations (5); Fenwick Shooting % - Far Exceeds Expectations (5); Points - Far Exceeds Expectations (5); Goals Against - Far Exceeds Expectations (5); Corsi Save % - Far Exceeds Expectations (5); +/- Rating - Far Exceeds Expectations (5); Shots/Fenwick/Corsi - Below Expectations (2); Hits - Exceeds Expectations (4); Giveaways/Takeaways - Exceeds Expectations (4); Blocked Shots - Meets Expectations (3).

Chris Kunitz - B-

Goals/Goals For - Meets Expectations (3); Fenwick Shooting % - Meets Expectations (3); Points - Meets Expectations (3); Goals Against - Meets Expectations (3); Corsi Save % - Exceeds Expectations (4); +/- Rating - Meets Expectations (3); Shots/Fenwick/Corsi - Meets Expectations (3); Hits - Exceeds Expectations (4); Giveaways/Takeaways - Meets Expectations (3); Blocked Shots - Meets Expectations (3).

Evgeni Malkin - B

Goals/Goals For - Exceeds Expectations (4); Fenwick Shooting % - Exceeds Expectations (4); Points - Exceeds Expectations (4); Goals Against - Meets Expectations (3); Corsi Save % - Meets Expectations (3); +/- Rating - Far Exceeds Expectations (5); Shots/Fenwick/Corsi - Exceeds Expectations (4); Hits - Meets Expectations (3); Giveaways/Takeaways - Exceeds Expectations (4); Blocked Shots - Meets Expectations (3); Faceoff % - Below Expectations (2).

Brenden Morrow - B

Goals/Goals For - Exceeds Expectations (4); Fenwick Shooting % - Exceeds Expectations (4); Points - Exceeds Expectations (4); Goals Against - Meets Expectations (3); Corsi Save % - Exceeds Expectations (4); +/- Rating - Exceeds Expectations (4); Shots/Fenwick/Corsi -Meets Expectations (3); Hits - Meets Expectations (3); Giveaways/Takeaways - Meets Expectations (3); Blocked Shots - Meets Expectations (3).

James Neal - B+

Goals/Goals For - Far Exceeds Expectations (5); Fenwick Shooting % - Far Exceeds Expectations (5); Points - Far Exceeds Expectations (5); Goals Against - Below Expectations (2); Corsi Save % - Below Expectations (2); +/- Rating - Exceeds Expectations (4); Shots/Fenwick/Corsi - Far Exceeds Expectations (5); Hits - Meets Expectations (3); Giveaways/Takeaways - Meets Expectations (3); Blocked Shots - Meets Expectations (3).

Brandon Sutter - B

Goals/Goals For - Below Expectations (2); Fenwick Shooting % - Below Expectations (2); Points - Below Expectations (2); Goals Against - Exceeds Expectations (4); Corsi Save % - Exceeds Expectations (4); +/- Rating - Meets Expectations (3); Shots/Fenwick/Corsi - Meets Expectations (3); Hits - Meets Expectations (3); Giveaways/Takeaways - Far Exceeds Expectations (5); Blocked Shots - Exceeds Expectations (4); Faceoff % - Exceeds Expectations (4).

Joe Vitale - C-

Goals/Goals For - Below Expectations (2); Fenwick Shooting % - Below Expectations (2); Points - Meets Expectations (3); Goals Against - Below Expectations (2); Corsi Save % - Below Expectations (2); +/- Rating - Far Below Expectations (1); Shots/Fenwick/Corsi - Meets Expectations (3); Hits - Exceeds Expectations (4); Giveaways/Takeaways - Far Below Expectations (1); Blocked Shots - Far Below Expectations (1); Faceoff % - Far Below Expectations (1).

Defense

Mark Eaton - B+

Goals/Goals For - Exceeds Expectations (4); Fenwick Shooting % - Exceeds Expectations (4); Points - Exceeds Expectations (4); Goals Against - Far Exceeds Expectations (5); Corsi Save % - Far Exceeds Expectations (5); +/- Rating - Far Exceeds Expectations (5); Shots/Fenwick/Corsi - Meets Expectations (3); Hits - Meets Expectations (3); Giveaways/Takeaways - Meets Expectations (3); Blocked Shots - Meets Expectations (3).

Deryk Engelland - D+

Goals/Goals For - Below Expectations (2); Fenwick Shooting % - Below Expectations (2); Points - Below Expectations (2); Goals Against - Far Below Expectations (1); Corsi Save % - Far Below Expectations (1); +/- Rating - Far Below Expectations (1); Shots/Fenwick/Corsi - Below Expectations (2); Hits - Below Expectations (2); Giveaways/Takeaways - Exceeds Expectations (4); Blocked Shots - Below Expectations (2).

Kris Letang - B

Goals/Goals For - Exceeds Expectations (4); Fenwick Shooting % - Meets Expectations (3); Points - Far Exceeds Expectations (5); Goals Against - Meets Expectations (3); Corsi Save % - Meets Expectations (3); +/- Rating - Meets Expectations (3); Shots/Fenwick/Corsi - Exceeds Expectations (4); Hits - Exceeds Expectations (4); Giveaways/Takeaways - Meets Expectations (3); Blocked Shots - Exceeds Expectations (4).

Paul Martin - B

Goals/Goals For - Meets Expectations (3); Fenwick Shooting % - Meets Expectations (3); Points - Meets Expectations (3); Goals Against - Exceeds Expectations (4); Corsi Save % - Exceeds Expectations (4); +/- Rating - Meets Expectations (3); Shots/Fenwick/Corsi - Meets Expectations (4); Hits - Meets Expectations (3); Giveaways/Takeaways - Meets Expectations (3); Blocked Shots - Exceeds Expectations (4).

Douglas Murray - C

Goals/Goals For - Meets Expectations (3); Fenwick Shooting % - Meets Expectations (3); Points - Meets Expectations (3); Goals Against - Below Expectations (2); Corsi Save % - Meets Expectations (3); +/- Rating - Below Expectations (2); Shots/Fenwick/Corsi - Below Expectations (2); Hits - Meets Expectations (3); Giveaways/Takeaways - Far Below Expectations (1); Blocked Shots - Exceeds Expectations (4).

Matt Niskanen - B

Goals/Goals For - Exceeds Expectations (4); Fenwick Shooting % - Exceeds Expectations (4); Points - Meets Expectations (3); Goals Against - Meets Expectations (3); Corsi Save % - Far Exceeds Expectations (5); +/- Rating - Exceeds Expectations (4); Shots/Fenwick/Corsi - Exceeds Expectations (4); Hits - Meets Expectations (3); Giveaways/Takeaways - Meets Expectations (3); Blocked Shots - Meets Expectations (3).

Brooks Orpik - B

Goals/Goals For - Meets Expectations (3); Fenwick Shooting % - Meets Expectations (3); Points - Meets Expectations (3); Goals Against - Exceeds Expectations (4); Corsi Save % - Far Exceeds Expectations (5); +/- Rating - Exceeds Expectations (4); Shots/Fenwick/Corsi - Meets Expectations (3); Hits - Meets Expectations (3); Giveaways/Takeaways - Exceeds Expectations (4); Blocked Shots - Meets Expectations (3).

Goaltender

Tomas Vokoun - B-

Save % - Exceeds Expectations (4); Even Strength Save % - Exceeds Expectations (4); Goals Against - Exceeds Expectations (4); Game to Game Consistency - Below Expectations (2); Series to Series Consistency - Below Expectations (2).

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