Being a bit of a nerd, I’ve always had a fascination with numbers. And the myriad of today’s ever-evolving hockey statistics truly boggle my mind.
Heck, you can track everything from a player’s zone starts to how their teammates perform with or without them (WOWY). Corsi, Fenwick…the list is endless.
Lately, I’m enamored of a relatively [...]
Don’t look now. But if yesterday’s game was any indication, our Penguins just might be rounding into playoff form.
In a sharp departure from recent efforts—not to mention the team’s typical Sunday matinee performances—the black and gold held the Florida Panthers to just 21 shots on goal en route to a crisp 4-0 victory.
The Pens displayed a s [...]
Here’s a look at how former Penguins have fared thus far in 2016-17. Stats include games played through Saturday, March 18.
Jordan Staal leads the Ex-Pens scoring race with 40 points. Marian Hossa and Jaromir Jagr are tied for second with 39 points, one ahead of James Neal and David Perron (38 each).
Hossa tops the list with 22 goals. Neal i [...]
I’ve never seen one up close. But I’d imagine the injury bug is a mean-lookin’ critter. Kind of a cross between an army ant, a dragonfly and a wasp. With large, layered wings, compound eyes and huge, pincer-like mandibles. Perfect for putting the bite on unsuspecting hockey teams.
It’s sure done a number on our Penguins of late. To the tune [...]
Since last night’s 4-0 loss to the Flyers wasn’t much to write home about, I thought I’d do an abbreviated game summary in the style of the old TV series, Dragnet 1967.
Cue the opening music. Sergeant Joe Friday and Officer Bill Gannon, on loan from the LAPD, knock on the front door to the home of Polly Penzfan. Clad in a Penguins toque, Sidn [...]
As our Penguins prepare to square off with the Philadelphia Flyers tonight in the latest installment of “The Battle of Pennsylvania,” it occurred to me that many younger fans may not understand or fully appreciate the deeply rooted hatred between the two clubs. Especially considering that it’s a kinder, gentler Flyers team we face these days. [...]