Boiling a Frog — Pens LOSE 4-3 (OT)
December 3, 2017
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Milwaukee tried this analogy Friday and it nearly paid off.
Rochester didn’t need to Saturday.
Hershey played the parable to perfection Sunday and won 4-3 in overtime against the Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins.
If you don’t get the analogy, the proper way to boil a frog is just let it slowly warm itself in a pot of cold water until the water reaches a boil and it’s too late for the frog to do anything.
Metaphorically speaking, it’s an inability or unwillingness of someone or something to react to or be aware of threats that arise gradually.
How does this apply to today’s game? The Penguins jumped out to a 2-0 lead, then got lulled into a trance that the Hershey Bears put them in with a ton of time left on the clock. After a Liam O’Brien goal set off Hershey’s annual teddy bear toss, it was only a matter of time before the Bears tied the game. At that point it was just a matter of whether the game would end in regulation or overtime.
It looked for a minute that the Bears would win in regulation after a failed Penguin clear, but :55 later Tom Sestito scored to send it to overtime. Chris Bourque ended it in overtime on a power play goal.
Simply put, Penguins had the early jump but were never able to put away the Bears, despite the two goal lead early. Hershey started punching back and the Penguins never countered.
3 out of 6 points for the weekend with no actual Penguin goaltender under contract to NHL Pittsburgh is something we would have all signed up for the minute Tyler tweeted on Thursday that Sean Maguire was sick and could miss the weekend.
Anthony Peters opposed Pheonix Copley.
Zach Aston-Reese — J-S Dea — Josh Archibald
Tom Sestito – Colin Smith – Christian Thomas
Garrett Wilson – Gage Quinney – Daniel Sprong
Jarrett Burton – Teddy Blueger – Thomas Di Pauli