Penguins Fall to Canucks: Worrying Trends from Pittsburgh’s Loss

February 8th, 2015 by Michael Nellis Leave a reply »
For the Pittsburgh Penguins, losing by a score of 5-0 is unfamiliar territory. The Metropolitan Division leaders have been poised for home-ice advantage in the upcoming Stanley Cup playoffs, but Saturday's blowout at the hands of the Vancouver Canucks highlighted out some familiar and worrying concerns.

The 5-0 defeat for Pittsburgh hands it its first regulation loss of the season against a Canadian opponent and exposed many issues related to the Penguins’ style of play. While still a lock for the Stanley Cup playoffs, their play raises questions as to how far the Penguins will go.

This Canucks matchup unveiled a great deal of takeaways for the Penguins to mull over as they wait for a Wednesday grudge match with the rival Detroit Red Wings.

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