- Penguins vs, Lightning Game 6 is a push and pull battle
- Moon in Capricorn brings out the grinder in everyone
- Defensive efforts will dominate
Game 6 of Eastern Conference Finals between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Tampa Bay Lightning is set to be a night of hard working hockey. Expect to see some grinding plays and painful misses. The Moon moves into Capricorn today and Venus is Opposing Mars. These two planetary movements are creating an emotional push and pull on the ice.
Some players will feel the need to push — grinding old school hockey style while others will pull back, feeling emotionally compromised.
Which team will feel the mixed emotions the most?
The Lightning Players Impacted:
- Alex Killorn will be exceptional and all business tonight. He’ll be more Vulcan than human, delivering with precision.
- Tyler Johnson but just may be too emotional too follow through tonight; over reaching and playing a bit too hard.
- Nikita Kucherov is back in action with Mercury Direct. He’s feeling some conflicting emotions due to Venus opposite Mars but he’ll bury them and likely not let them impact his time on ice. After the game, we may see a more visibly fired up Kucherov.
- Ondrej Palat he will take a lot personally tonight and likely get into a fight. But overall his performance will be consistent and solid. If paired with Valtteri Flippula and Jonathan Drouin this line will be very hot, with Flippula likely to be the one impacting the outcome.
- Vladislav Namestnikov and Cedric Paquette will put in solid performances. Namestnikov will be visibly emotional and determined; strong in faceoff situations.
- Ryan Callahan will be similar to Tyler Johnson and may find he’s more emotional than he’s used to and this could get in the way of his technical execution.
- Erik Condra, Brian Boyle and Jonathan Marchessault (if Lined together) have the potential to make a real dent in the scoring tonight. They will be feeling the Moon in Capricorn and it will show in pure grinder-style play.
- Victor Hedman’s chart is loaded with Capricorn and he will definitely feel the lunar shift tonight. He has the potential to make key plays and be very dramatic about it when he does. Again, Capricorns are the hardest working signs of the Zodiac; he’ll bust his butt tonight and do what it takes to win.
- Jason Garrison, coming off a key OT goal, has Capricorn in all the right places and will find he plays like an all star workhorse tonight. He’s focused, confident and reliable. Get him the puck and he won’t let you down, no matter how ugly it looks.
- Andrej Sustr also had a great Game 5. With Mercury Direct he reactivated his Mars Gemini and it’s still in full swing. We will find he’ll continue to surprise us in tonight’s game.
- Matthew Carle and Braydon Coburn will also be confident and steady tonight bringing value to this critical game.
- Andrei Vasilevskiy is sitting pretty tonight. With Mars in Gemini he’s positioned to put on another solid performance. He’s gaining experience two-fold and each game building confidence. Tonight he’ll deliver as expected and likely wont be to blame for a loss.
The Penguin Players Impacted:
- Sidney Crosby is clear headed and ready to lead tonight. He will rely on his talents and confidence, nothing more. He is not impacted by the Moon or Venus so tonight it’s an authentic Sidney Crosby performance. Expect good things.
- Patric Hornqvist is gonna be on fire and, if on the first Line, will help set the tone early for the Penguins.
- Beau Bennett would be steady and not rock the boat. He’ll be reliable and assoist Sid and Hornqvist.
- Evengi Malkin chart is finally charging him up and he’ll be hot, hot, hot! He’s ready to kick some butt and will make it happen. It’s about time!
- Chris Kunitz is feeling solid and will be a nice level headed force for his wild line mates.
- Problem with this line could be Bryan Rust, who played a great game in Game 5 but today is taking things personally and feeling too emotional to think and play clearly. He will be aggressive and try to over compensate but just may not get the results he is used to.
- Carl Hagelin is going to be fired up and ready to go. He is almost certain to have a solid showing but will not do anything we, or the Lightning haven’t seen before.
- Nick Bonino on the other hand will feel a bit put out. He’ll feel frustrated that his Line’s contributions and efforts to date were not enough to avoid this stressful Game 6 situation. It may cause resentment in the pit of his stomach BUT instead of it hurting his play, he’ll over perform and deliver out of spite.
- Phil Kessel will be Phil and show up for work and put in a solid showing.
- Thom Kunhackl has the potential to surprise us and make a real impact on tonight’s game. Watch for him to make his mark. The rest of his Line, Matt Cullen, and Eric Fehr will support his energy and together they have the ability to contribute to keeping this game close.
- Kris Letang is taking it personally tonight and will make no bones about it off ice. That said, on ice he will put in a solid performance and likely not let his emotions interfere with his game. In fact, once he’s playing he’ll deliver a true “Letang” performance for his hometown fans.
- Ben Lovejoy has the potential to get momentum working in the Penguins’ favor. While Justin Schultz is likely to convert and create scoring opportunities.
- Ian Cole will put in an aggressive performance but perhaps push too hard and get nothing in return.
At the time of this writing, we don’t know which goalie will start, we do feel Marc-Andre Fleury’s chart makes him a better choice (Read Fleury v. Murray for Game 6) That said, Matt Murray is not a bad option. He’s actually a great choice, but perhaps better saved for Game 7.
The Penguin’s problems tonight will not fall on Goaltending alone. The key to the Penguins’ forcing a Game 7 will be their ability to navigate around the Lightnings’ grinding hot Capricorn Defense.
Who Will Win
This game will be VERY close. Both teams have favorable aspects and players. As always it will come down to which players choose to listen to their intuition and avoid pushing when they should pull and pulling when they should push.