Kris Letang on the Penguins and where they stand
“We know that we’re going to win some games by just being good offensively because we have so much talent up front and we have great goaltending, but what we’re looking for right now is being tough to play against,” defenseman Kris Letang told NHL.com. “We want to make sure that every time they come out of their zone they just want to dump it. That’s about grinding them down in their zone and that’s what we need to get to.”
“Honestly, we didn’t do anything crazy,” Letang said. “It was playing the right way, putting pucks deep and making sure they don’t have an easy breakout every time. That was a big turning point in the game. We played just a simple game.”
The Penguins still have enough firepower to score when they play a simple game. If they do it more often, they won’t always need five goals to win.
“As soon as we get to the offensive zone we know we’re going to create because, like I said, we have so much talent,” Letang said. “But it’s putting it in our brain that we need not turn the puck over by not trying to do fancy plays.”