Once upon a time the Penguins used to come down with a strange malaise called the “Philly Flu” whenever they traveled cross state to take on Philadelphia. While the Flyers remain one of the NHL’s elite teams, visiting the “City of Brotherly Shove” no longer evokes the same stomach-churning symptoms it once did.
Take Saturday afternoon’s match [...]
This past week I had the privelage to be able to talk to recenlty inducted into the NHL Hockey Hall of Fame Mark Howe. Mark Howe is the son of hockey legend Gordie Howe, and brother to Marty Howe. Early in Mark’s professional career he was blessed with the rare oppurtuntiy of not only to be able to play with his brother Marty, but also [...]
Tonight on PenguinPoop Radio, hosts Disco Stu & Art Vandelay will be talking about the Pittsburgh Penguins and their possible moves come trade deadline with special guest Craig Button from the NHL Network.
They will also talk about Evgeni Malkin’s continued torrid play as well as the return of Jordan Staal and hopefully some insigh [...]
It’s hard to imagine that a team blessed with elite players such as Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry, and Bobby Ryan could be on the outside of the NHL playoff picture looking in. Yet despite a recent 13-2-3 hot streak the Anaheim Ducks entered Wednesday night’s contest with the Penguins at CONSOL Energy Center mired in 13th place in the Western Con [...]
Let’s face it. Barring injury, these are Evgeni Malkin’s Penguins. Sidney Crosby’s eventual return to the Penguins will leave Dan Bylsma with some big decisions. It was originally thought that James Neal was brought in to be the much needed big winger for Crosby, but as it worked out Neal, Malkin & Chris Kunitz are put [...]
The 3rd Annual Paul J. Sciullo II Memorial Alumni Game will be held at McKnight Center (Shadyside Academy) in Fox Chapel on Saturday, February 18 from 6-9 PM. Paul was one of three Pittsburgh Police officers tragically slain on April 4, 2009.
The event will feature two games in honor of our fallen hero—Central Catholic 1972-1999 Alumni Team v [...]
Who said Penguins can’t fly? Certainly not the Tampa Bay Lightning. Entering Sunday night’s contest at CONSOL Energy Center on a red-hot 7-1-2 roll, the Bolts watched an early 2-0 lead evaporate in the face of yet another withering offensive assault by the black and gold.
On the heels of an incendiary eight-goal outburst against Winnipeg, the [...]
With the NHL trade deadline looming just around the corner, I was scanning the Penguins’ roster this morning and thinking of ways to improve the team. All of a sudden a potential deal popped into my head—ironically involving the Tampa Bay Lightning—who just happen to be in town. I thought I’d share it with our loyal PenguinPoop readers.
I pro [...]
Here’s a quick glance at how the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins are faring. The Baby Pens have a record of 29-13-7, good for first place in the East Division (AHL Eastern Conference).
Forwards and Defensemen
The last time Winnipeg visited the Steel City on March 5, 1996, Petr Nedved scored four goals to lead the Penguins to a 9-4 rout of the Jets. On Saturday afternoon at CONSOL Energy Center, it was déjà vu all over again as the clubs combined for another 13 goals. This time around NHL scoring leader Evgeni Malkin (67 points) led the cavalry cha [...]