"I don't know if we're in trouble; obviously our season could be coming to an end if we don't come to play. But I don't think anybody in here is fearing losing. We feel like we played a good game in Game 6. We didn't give them a lot, but they capitalized." -- Mark Letestu
Maybe they can't help but grip their sticks a little tighter, can't help but worry their next mistake will be the one that costs them their season.
enjoyed while holding a 3-1 lead over Tampa Bay in the Eastern Conference quarterfinal-round series is gone following successive losses to the Lightning, who have found their game and rediscovered their confidence. With one more loss, the Penguins' season will vanish with it.
last season, and they couldn't have responded much worse. The experience gained during a 2010-11 season that has turned out much better than might be anticipated tells the Penguins there is reason to hope this Game 7 goes better.