It was Thursday, April 13. While working the evening shift at Wright’s Gym, I intermittently glanced up at the Chicago-Nashville hockey game on the big screen TV behind the front desk. Much to my surprise, the visiting Predators shutout the heavily favored Blackhawks, 1-0.
Like many fans, I’d envisioned the high-flying ‘Hawks soaring through [...]
Elation. Relief. The purest of joy.
Those were my emotions as I raced through the Pennsbury Pub and Grille last night like a little kid who’d just gotten that special toy he wanted for Christmas, fist pumping the air and high-fiving friends in frenzied celebration.
“God bless Chris Kunitz,” I yelled. “Sign him to another three-year deal!”
He leads the Penguins with 50 postseason hits. To put that in perspective, it’s one more than Washington bad boy Tom Wilson dished out over the same number of games (13).
For good measure, the sandy-haired winger with the ready smile registered three assists during Game Five last Sunday to earn the No. 1 star, an honor usually reserved for bl [...]
Hockey is a game of inches. That saying was especially true during the Senators’ 2-1 triumph over our Penguins in Game Six last night, which knotted the Eastern Conference Final at 3-3 and set up a deciding Game Seven in the ‘Burgh on Thursday.
Pens goalie Matt Murray missed closing off the far post by inches, enabling Bobby Ryan to beat him [...]
What do Penguins Tom Kuhnhackl, Chad Ruhwedel and Scott Wilson have in common?
If you answered each has been a victim of an on-ice assault during the postseason, you’d be correct.
In Kuhnhackl’s case, Blue Jackets forward Matt Calvert cross-checked the Pens’ winger with enough force to snap the shaft of his stick in half. Unsated by his initi [...]
As I settled into my seat at the Pennsbury Pub and Grille to watch yesterday’s Game Five clash between the Penguins and Senators, I was hoping against hope the locals would give a good account of themselves. What I witnessed was beyond my wildest dreams.
Easy on the blood pressure, too.
For the better part of a most pleasant afternoon, the Pe [...]