Career Highs and Stanley Cups Email to Jedi Master Mears @penguinslive 3/21/2012 @pghpenguins #Pens #YinzerTalk

Hey Jedi Master Mears,

I don’t know what it is about when we play the Jets but that’s now 2 in a row that have been pretty confusing.  Watching my facebook and twitter feeds during the game, I could tell I wasn’t the only one who felt that way.  Once we gained the lead, the Pens looked like they had the game under control.  They were clearly out playing the Jets.  All of a sudden, the game is tied or a 2 goal lead was cut to 1.  Its wasn’t until the 3rd period that the Pens really ran away with it.  I don’t know what kind of game mentality the Pens have when they face the Jets, but they need to clean up their defense.  Lets make this the last one of those types of games.

I’ve listened to a lot of analysts and talked to a lot of fans and the common trend seems to be… teams who have multiple players exceeding expectations and breaking career highs all at the same time, are teams that win cups.  Check this out and correct me if I’m wrong…

Kunitz – 21 goals. 2 behind his career high.
Duper – 21 goals. career high.
Cooke – 16 goals. career high.
Geno – 43 goals. 4 behind his career high.
Neal – 35 goals. career high IN A BIG WAY.
Staal – 22 goals. 7 behind his career high and tying his goals for the 08-09 season.
Crosby – honorable mention with 19 assists in 12 games on the season. Sid ‘the assist kid’ Crosby.

Look at those numbers.  We still have a month of games left to play.  How awesome is that!?!?  I don’t think we have our full team chemistry worked out yet but there’s no doubt, we’re definitely making it work.  I can’t wait for the playoffs.  If the Pens can keep this up (and I believe they can), Lord Stanley seems all but moved back into Pittsburgh.


-The Pittsburgh Jedi