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Round Two Preview: Will the Penguins’ Mastery Continue?

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

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

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

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 [...]

Fleury Shines as Penguins Topple Blue Jackets

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 [...]

Penguins Update: Loose-Leaf Ramblings

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 [...]


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