The Penguins wrapped up the 2016-17 regular season last night by dropping a 3-2 decision to the Rangers at Madison Square Garden.
The result came as no great surprise, given that coach Mike Sullivan once again chose to rest a passel of regulars. Sidney Crosby and kids Jake Guentzel, Bryan Rust and Conor Sheary were among those who had the nig [...]
In the wake of last night’s 5-3 loss to Toronto, there’s good news and bad news to report.
First, the good news. Snake-bitten sniper Phil Kessel snapped a 10-game scoring drought with his 23rd goal of the season.
The bad news? The Penguins leaked for three goals in the final 5:30 to lose in come-from-in-front fashion.
“Obviously they needed [...]
I’ll say this about our Penguins. Win, lose or draw, they sure are fun to watch.
Talk about entertainment. There scarcely was a dull moment during the Pens’ 7-4 rout of New Jersey last night. A victory that, coupled with a Columbus loss, enabled the black and gold to sew up home-ice advantage for the opening round of the playoffs.
Although a [...]
In a preview of their probable upcoming playoff series, the Penguins made a statement—and perhaps gained an edge—with a convincing 4-1 victory over Columbus last night before a packed house at PPG Paints Arena.
Predictably, the contest was a clash of contrasting styles. Led by heavyweight forwards Josh Anderson, Scott Hartnell and Boone Jenne [...]
I was all set to write my summary of Sunday’s 3-2 triumph over Carolina when my community experienced an electrical outage.
Plans temporarily short-circuited, I decided to make the best of things and went out for an early morning walk while the utility company restored our power.
Reminded me a bit of yesterday’s contest. Although the Penguins [...]
He doesn’t have the highest profile among Penguins’ defensemen. Nor the greatest potential.
Perhaps the highest pain threshold. Indeed, while his defensive mates have fallen to the right and left, Ian Cole’s stood in the breach each and every game since the start of the regular season. Seventy-seven and counting.
Durable as scrap iron. Stead [...]