I may need therapy after this one.
In terms of gut-wrenching momentum swings and plot twists, last night’s 5-2 series clincher over Columbus in Game 5 might well have been the most emotionally draining Penguins game I’ve ever witnessed. I’ve seen some doozies over the years, but this one tops ‘em all.
Seated squarely atop a razor’s edge for [...]
Heading into tonight’s Game 5 at PPG Paints Arena, I thought I’d empty the ol’ brain-pan with some observations about the Penguins and the first-round series in general. Loose-leaf ramblings from a loose-leaf mind.
• It’s only natural our guys would relax a little—and experience a dip in intensity—after going up 3-games-to-nil. Still, as la [...]
Say this for our Penguins. They’re consistent.
While Columbus charged out of the starting gate in Game 4, snorting and blowing like the proverbial bull in search of a china shop, the Pens once again seemed content to shuffle along like their Antarctic namesake. Hoping, no doubt, to overtake the Blue Jackets in tortoise vs. the hare fashion, a [...]
I was standing in front of a big screen TV last night at Wright’s Gym, celebrating Toronto’s shocking Game 3 overtime victory over Washington when an unnerving thought popped into my head.
Be careful what you wish for because you just might get it.
You see, I’ve been pulling like mad for the Maple Leafs to knock off the Capitals, thus sparin [...]
I confess. If I was constructing a hockey team from scratch, I’d probably lean toward the “bigger is better” approach. Much like Columbus, the Penguins’ hated first-round playoff foe.
However, I’m quickly gaining an appreciation for the opposite side of the coin. Good things, do indeed, come in small packages.
The Pens’ Jake Guentzel, for ex [...]
At the risk of repeating myself, I thought I’d pose the following question as the central theme of a full-blown post to our PenguinPoop readers.
Should the Penguins dress heavyweight Tom Sestito for today’s Game 3 in Columbus?
Whether they intended to or not, referees Dan O’Halloran and Ian Walsh opened a particularly messy can of worms with [...]