After 4 consecutive 4-3 (7 goal) games, I practically got the night off by only having to make 4 gifs showing each goal in our 3-1 victory. The old phrase "Hard work beats talent when talent refuses to work hard" rang true for the first 4 games, but after a hard working performance that ended with the Penguins breaking the 50 shot mark, they head to Columbus 60 minutes away from the second round. Although early play was filled with nerves and dramatic embellishments (Bobrovsky on the Kunitz penalty, and Vitale on the Wisniewski "cross check"), the Penguins eased the tension by scoring on the power play, and never looked back. As usual, click the link below each gif to view them individually, or click here to see all the gifs at once.
Jenner PP 1-0 CBJ
Kunitz PP 1-1
Jokinen 2-1 PIT
Letang EN 3-1 PIT
Bonus GIF: Joe Vitale's disgraceful dive. It's one thing to highlight the fact that you're being obstructed, but it's downright pathetic to pretend that your opponent is fouling you when they aren't. I'm glad that we won, but garbage like this diminishes the joy and makes refs less likely to make calls in our favor in the future.