No matter the result of last night’s Game 4 between the Penguins and the Flyers at “Whatever the hell bank bought us this week” Arena, the Penguins would be coming back to Pittsburgh today either to get the golf clubs out of the closet or start preparing for Game 5 at the Consol Energy Center Friday night, and thanks to the [...]
I watched about 10 minutes of the game at a Tampa airport bar last night before I heard my name called over the loudspeaker to “report to Gate 63 because the doors will be closing shortly to ensure a timely departure.” Before my mad dash to my gate, I got to see two penalties against the Pens, two Penguin tallies, and a gimme goal [...]
The objective in any survival situation is to adapt, adjust, and overcome. With their playoff lives on the line the victory-starved Penguins achieved all three of those goals during Game 4 on Wednesday night.
Three days after the Flyers delivered a beat-down that left them teetering on the brink of elimination, the boys from the ‘Burgh respon [...]
“So we’re down 3-0 to an obviously superior squad! We’re getting lumped up and beat to every puck! shift after shift! What an embarrassment to our city and our fans! What the hell can we do? Maybe we were lucky to make it even this far! Looks like we’ll be hitting the links soon. There’s no way we can come back and win this thing. Ho [...]
Like everyone else, I’m assuming that the Penguins will add Dustin Jeffrey, Eric Tangradi and Joe Vitale to the starting lineup tonight to replace the suspended Craig Adams, James Neal and Aaron Asham. Anyone else like me that thinks Stave McIntyre would be a better addition than Tangradi?
Oh, I was embarrassed Sunday. I was extremely embarrassed when the NBC announcers were sticking up for Scotty Hartnell and claiming along with Hartnell that he was getting his hair pulled. I have never been more embarrassed for the NHL as a sport in my 37 years of watching hockey.
I’m not one to kick my team when they are down so no m [...]
This was once again a horrendous call by Shannahan & the NHL. You can see on the bench Berube and Laviolette discussing sending out some Flyers. Berube goes up to Simmonds and tells him what he wants him to do.
Simmonds skates all the way from the Flyers net across the blueline to Neal, and Hartnell makes a b-line to Crosby. Even the a [...]
I have been a Penguin fan for 40 years. I have had season tickets for 37 years. Watching the performance of this team in game 3 has to be the low point of the 40 years for me.
A part of being a Penguin fan has always included hating the Flyers. We hated the Flyers because of the stupid and childish things that they did. On Sunday I had to w [...]
I’ve been a die-hard Penguins fan for nearly 40 years. During that span there have been precious few times—especially since the arrival of Mario Lemieux—when I haven’t been proud of our team. But this is one of ‘em.
It isn’t that the Pens lost a crucial Game 3 to the piping-hot Flyers yesterday. Every team loses. Rather, it’s the way they los [...]
Prior to the “Battle of Pennsylvania,” Flyers forward Scott Hartnell boldly proclaimed, “It’s going to be a bloodbath.” The Philly villain’s prediction came true—in spades—on Sunday afternoon during a raucous Game 3 at the Wells Fargo Center. In an ugly affair that featured 158 penalty minutes and battles galore, the Flyers outclassed the Pen [...]