Caufield: Pens ‘Need To Beat Top Teams In East’

PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan) – ROOT Sports’ Penguins Analyst, Jay Caufield joined The Fan Morning Show on Wednesday to break down the Penguins’ three-game winning streak.

The Penguins may not have beaten the best teams in the NHL on their current win streak, but Jay says that they have completely outplayed and outshot their competition. He believes that the team is beginning to return to status as one of the top teams in the league.

Secondary scoring has become a bit of an issue for the Penguins, who Jay says, “have to wear the team down” in order to score more goals and help out the top scoring pair of Evgeni Malkin and James Neal.

Brooks Orpik laid out Jeff Skinner last night with a clean hit, but an interference call was made. Jay says that the speed of the game causes issues for the officials and says that the biggest concern he has is that “one night, it’s a penalty. One night, it’s not a penalty.”

He says that the league needs more consistency. However, the penalty did not hurt the Penguins, and the referees apologized after the game and the team can move on.

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