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Penguins Nip Capitals on Bonino’s Game Winner

674186274_slide “You guys wanna play?” snapped Penguins coach Mike Sullivan. “Then get the puck in deep.” The object of “Sully’s” ire, according to NBCSN’s between-the-benches guy Pierre McGuire? … The Pens’ newly constructed third line of Scott Wilson, Conor Sheary and Nick Bonino. Apparently the troubled trio got the message, loud and clear. Minutes [...]

Penguins Update: NHL Needs to Fix Playoff Format

Image8 No offense to the good citizens of Ottawa, or their hockey team. But every time I ponder the second-round playoff matchups in the Eastern Conference, I see red. Senators red. In one bracket, you have the Penguins and the Capitals duking it out. Arguably the two best teams in the league, they were the two top point-getters in the National Hock [...]

Round Two Preview: Will the Penguins’ Mastery Continue?

ovechkin-crosby-handshake1 How do you like our chances? The question’s been posed to me dozens of times over the past few days by friends and fellow hockey fans. I tell ‘em the truth. I don’t know. Honestly, I don’t. To me, the upcoming Penguins-Capitals series is too close to call. And, as much as I hate to write this being an ardent Pens fan, the outcome truly could [...]

Penguins-Capitals: A Playoff Primer

download (1) Thirty-four to twenty-one. Sounds like the score of a typical Steelers game, doesn’t it? Except in this case, the numbers represent the Penguins’ postseason won-loss record against the Washington Capitals, their opponent for the upcoming second-round series. Indeed, our Pens have dominated the Caps in Stanley Cup action like no other foe, to [...]

Penguins, Capitals Clash in Round Two

image Buckle your seat belts, ladies and gents. The real fun’s about to begin. Starting on Thursday evening in Washington, the Penguins take on the Capitals in what promises to be a pulsating rematch of their second-round series from a year ago. For those with short memories, the black and gold dashed past the Caps in six games during their march [...]

Baby Penguins Update: Final 2016-17 Stats

00ppfront The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins finished the 2016-17 AHL regular season atop the Atlantic Division with a record of 51-20-5 and 107 points—best in the league. Led by coach Clark Donatelli, the Baby Pens ranked fifth in offense with 247 goals for and first in defense with 170 goals against. Team captain Tom Kostopoulos paced the Baby Pens w [...]

            

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