In the wake of the Penguins’ crisp 3-1 victory over Ottawa last night, I once again decided to forgo a more traditional game summary and instead share some thoughts and opinions.
First off, the Pens played a quintessential road game, which had to please coach Mike Sullivan to no end. They limited the Senators to 22 shots on goal and 48 total [...]
Twenty games being a nice, round number—not to mention roughly a quarter of the season—I thought I’d review the Penguins’ performance thus far.
It’s been a mixed bag, to say the least. Following two grueling postseasons (and corresponding short summers), it’s safe to say the Pens are suffering the effects of a Stanley Cup hangover. They’ve pl [...]
I’ll admit. Writing about (and rooting for) our Penguins has been a pretty dreary affair of late. With the offense colder than those nasty polar vortexes that descend on the ‘Burgh each January, hopes for a quick start to the season have pretty much gone up in smoke. So has talk of a three-peat.
A bit depressing, if you’re a hockey nut like m [...]
Ever have one of those mornings when your car just won’t start? You insert the key, turn the ignition, and the engine almost turns over…but not quite.
R-u-r, r-u-r, r-u-r…
You try everything in your power to get ‘er going, from rubbing the steering wheel and patting the dash, to popping the hood and jiggling the battery cables, to beseeching [...]
The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, coached by Clark Donatelli, are presently in third place in the AHL Atlantic Division with a record of 8-2-1 and 17 points. The Baby Pens have scored 44 goals (fourth most in the league) and allowed 30 (eighth fewest).
Rookie right wing Daniel Sprong leads Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in scoring with eight goals [...]
Back in the day, there used to be a radio show on WYDD called “Jazzz Impressions.” During the segment, which aired on Sunday nights, noted jazz aficionado Jim DeCesare would play tunes featuring his favorite performers.
I thought I’d steal a page from DeCesare and dispense with a traditional game summary, instead giving some overall impressio [...]