When Pittsburgh played Philadelphia 17 days ago, Philadelphia played a very disciplined game. Only 7 minor penalties were handed out the whole game. Philly ended up winning 7-4 and it was the first time I remember Pittsburgh playing Philadelphia without a fight. Since then Philadelphia has won 5 out of their last 7 including three in a row [...]
The Penguins are 6-10-0 in their last 16 games. They are giving up goals at an alarming rate. 58 in this span of games for a 3.63 goals against. It seems that the only way they can get a victory lately is to score a handful or more of goals, or get a goaltending performance that is above the call of duty. Against a mediocre New York Islan [...]
How can the Pittsburgh Penguins lack energy and intensity against the dreaded rival Washington Capitals? This is a match up that I expected to have similar intensity to that of a playoff game. This was the first meeting of the season with the Caps, you have the whole Ovechkin vs. Crosby thing, the recent playoff history, all those things th [...]
How stupid is the NHL? On the ice tonight will be the last 3 Art Ross trophy winners, the Conn Smythe trophy winner, the last 3 Hart Memorial trophy (MVP) winners, the two guys with the highest points per game average for the last 5 years, the Stanley Cup Champions playing the East Division’s number one team and the match up everybody w [...]
Since the 2005/2006 season when Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin vaulted into the NHL there were two things you could count on more than Marion Gaborik getting injured. Crosby was a passer and was always going to have more assists than goals and Ovechkin was a shooter and was always going to have more goals than assists.
You can’t c [...]
Malkin recorded a hat trick last night in the Penguins victory over the streaking New York Islanders. This seems like a good thing. Malkin got a lucky bounce against Vancouver the other night to record his first goal since the 1st grade picnic. Maybe it was that kind of fortunate bounce that has allowed Geno to loosen his grip on the stick [...]
The Pens are back from their road trip worse for wear, but with a little good news, even though John Curry is penciled in as goaltender tonight Marc Andre Fleury did practice some this morning. Brooks Orpik has been cleared to play and is might be in the lineup tonight. The Islanders chased Martin Brodeur out of net last night after two peri [...]
Hello again fellow Poopers! Welcome back to the second edition of “I KNOW NOTHING!”. More musings and abusings regarding the greatest sport in the world!
POOP FOR THOUGHT – Last night I had a dream that Elvis came back to earth for one more concert. Fox Sports Pittsburgh for some odd reason had the broadcasting rights. Unf [...]
The Penguins play the Vancouver Canucks tonight at 10PM it will be shown in HD on Fox Sports Pittsburgh.
Marc Andre Fleury has a fractured finger on his glove hand and with backup Brent Johnson already on IR the Penguins have John Curry the WBS Penguins all time winningest goaltender penciled in to start tonight’s game. As luck would ha [...]
The Penguins play the Edmonton Oilers tonight at 9:30PM it will be shown in HD on Fox Sports Pittsburgh.
Wow, the power play last night looked amazing, there was movement, they were blocking the goaltender’s view and the best part was that they weren’t just standing there. The players were actually using their skills and rotating [...]