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Penguins Fall to Capitals

631507408_slide “Crap.” That was the only word I could think to utter as I watched Alex Ovechkin cut unimpeded into the slot and whip a bullet past Marc-Andre Fleury a mere 35 seconds into last night’s rivalry matchup between the Penguins and the Capitals. Turned out to be a pretty good metaphor for the entire game. At least from a black-and-gold standpoint [...]

Penguins’ Wilson Finds His Niche

637996004_slide It was a pretty goal. A goal scorer’s goal. One born of hustle, desire and determination. Chasing a loose puck through the neutral zone late in the Penguins’ 6-2 victory on Monday night, Scott Wilson streaked past Tampa Bay defenseman Anton Stralman with a jet-pack burst and retrieved the rubber in the Lightning end. Eyeing goalie Andrei Vasi [...]

Baby Penguins Update: January 8, 2017

00ppfront The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins are presently in first place in the AHL Atlantic Division under coach Clark Donatelli with a record of 24-7-3 and 51 points—the highest total in the league. The Baby Pens have scored 117 goals (tied for third-best in the league) and allowed 77 (second fewest). Rookie Jake Guentzel leads the way with a league [...]

Penguins Update: Fleury Revival

630741728_slide There’s a revival of sorts going on in the ‘Burgh these days. One involving a slender 32 year old from Sorel, Quebec with dark, flashing eyes and a shy, ready smile. During his past four outings—all of them wins—Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury posted a microscopic 1.79 goals against average and equally gaudy .943 save percentage. A welcome [...]

Penguins Fab Fours

00ppfront Being an old geezer who loves classic rock ‘n’ roll nearly as much as hockey, I’m a big fan of The Beatles. Groovin’ to the timeless tunes of John, Paul, George and Ringo brought to mind our own Fab Four–Sid, Phil, Tanger and Geno. In honor of the mop-topped Liverpool lads and their Steel City counterparts, I compiled [...]

Ruhwedel Fills Void on Penguins Defense

pp0646 When I heard the announcement on the nightly news last summer that the Penguins had signed defenseman Chad Ruhwedel, I confess that I mistakenly thought the sports anchor pronounced his name “root weevil.” As in the detestable garden pest. I soon learned the Pens’ newest d-man hailed from a strange spot for a hockey player, too. Southern Cali [...]

            

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