To say Penguins defenseman Deryk Engelland came up the hard way would be a vast understatement. Indeed, the rugged rearguard’s path to the National Hockey League was the ultimate test of patience and perseverance.
A right-handed shooting defenseman of modest ability but enormous heart, Engelland established himself as a battler with the Moose [...]
Fresh off a pair of disappointing losses to Boston and Philadelphia, the Penguins entered Saturday night’s contest with the improving New York Islanders in desperate need of a win. A match-up with their favorite patsies proved to be just the right tonic. After spotting the Isles an early two-goal lead, the black and gold stormed back to snatc [...]
Right now 3 or 4 Penguins are sidelined with concussions. After the NHL completely ignored Philadelphia Flyer Zac Rinaldo’s blind side head hit that gave the Penguins defenseman Bob Bortuzzo a concussion, I think it’s time Matt Cooke goes back to playing hockey the way only he knows how.
I’m not going to hide from the fact t [...]
In an effort to fare better in their quest for a Stanley Cup, the Philadelphia Flyers made wholesale changes over the off-season. Philly GM Paul Holmgren boldly peddled popular stars Jeff Carter and Mike Richards, while inking goalie Ilya Bryzgalov and former Penguins Jaromir Jagr and Max Talbot to lucrative free-agent deals.
The changes paid [...]
I know people were upset about John Carlson from the Washington Capitals not getting a suspension or even a hearing for throwing his elbow through Matt Cooke’s head. So I thought I would make a video to explain how the NHL works to try to dispel fans anger.
During the Penguins’ early years the Civic Arena faithful didn’t have a whole lot to cheer about. One of the few bright spots on an otherwise unimposing team was right wing Ken Schinkel. An old-school player who paid his dues during the “Original Six” era, Schinkel was a remarkably consistent performer over the team’s first six seasons.
The J [...]
Entering Monday night’s battle between Eastern Conference heavyweights at CONSOL Energy Center, both Pittsburgh and Boston were riding hot streaks. Following a sluggish 3-7 start, the defending Cup champion Bruins had gone 13-0-1. Meanwhile, the Penguins hadn’t lost a home game in regulation play in seven weeks.
Unfortunately, the Steel City [...]
Here’s a quick glance at how the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins are doing. The Baby Pens have a record of 12-7-5, good for a first place tie in the East Division (AHL Eastern Conference). Stats are updated through December 3, 2011.
Forwards and Defensemen
In a game packed with all the drama of a classic shoot ‘em up Western, the Penguins overcame penalty woes and a furious last-minute barrage by Carolina to defeat the Hurricanes 3-2 at the RBC Center on Saturday night.
Under newly minted coach Kirk Muller, Carolina implemented the aggressive, puck-possession style favored by the Penguins. Inde [...]
Change is good, they say. So perhaps the Penguins felt heartened when they gazed at the Washington bench Thursday night at the Verizon Center and saw steely eyed Dale Hunter perched behind Alexander Ovechkin and company instead of the departed Bruce Boudreau. After all, the Pens had beaten the Capitals just twice in the previous 13 meetings w [...]