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 [...]
Where have all the NHL Superstars gone? Even though he was sidelined for 10 1/2 months, Sidney Crosby in a mere five games has returned to his top post among the NHL’s elite.
Captain Crosby’s 11 points in 5 games leads the league with a points per game average of 2.20 points per game. By contrast the NHL leading scorer Phil Kessel [...]
The Penguins undeniably were excited about playing their first, honest-to-goodness division rivalry game of the season when they faced the New York Rangers Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden. As it turned out, the red-hot Rangers were every bit as stoked. Riding a four-goal second period explosion and the clutch goaltending of Henrik Lund [...]
On Wednesday evening, November 30, Wright’s Gym will sponsor a book signing for our own Rick Buker. Rick will be available to sign copies of his latest book, 100 Things Penguins Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die, from 6 PM-8 PM. Treats from Dunkin’ Donuts will be served.
Copies of “100 Pens” will be on sale at the book signing for $15. [...]
Hockey players are taught from the time they lace up their first pair of skates to “play to the whistle.” Following the old adage to the hilt, the Penguins staged a furious rally from a 3-1 deficit Saturday night to beat Montreal on a disputed overtime goal by Kris Letang.
In a carryover of their offensive frenzy from Friday night, the Pengui [...]
It’s been a thrill to watch him again, hasn’t it? To see the Penguins’ center dangle with the puck in the slot, work the half-wall on the power play like a virtuoso, and scare the daylights out of opposing goalies with that rapier-like wrist shot.
Oh, I’m not talking about Sidney Crosby. I’m referring to No. 71, Evgeni Malkin.
Although it’s l [...]
Just a few short seasons ago the Penguins and the Senators were one of the NHL’s marquee match-ups. It was Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, and Sergei Gonchar taking on the likes of Daniel Alfredsson, Dany Heatley, and Jason Spezza.
My, how times have changed. Gonchar swapped his black-and-gold jersey in favor of Ottawa’s red and black during th [...]
PenguinPoop’s 2011 top 25 gift ideas for the Pittsburgh Penguin crazy fan in your life. Toasters, Rubber Duckies, items going for $7.99 to thousands of dollars. We did all of your holiday shopping leg work. You better hurry, many of the items are in limited supply!!!
Here is our top 25 Pittsburgh Penguin gift ideas in no particular [...]
Skating before a capacity crowd at CONSOL Energy Center on Thanksgiving Eve, the Penguins seemed anxious to get into the holiday spirit. So much so that they felt compelled to share the puck with St. Louis at every opportunity. How else do explain a pair of ghastly giveaways by defensemen Paul Martin and Kris Letang that contributed mightily [...]
When Penguins general manager Ray Shero acquired promising power forward James Neal and defenseman Matt Niskanen from Dallas last February for Alex Goligoski, there was no doubt he was anticipating good things.
“This is the hockey trade we’ve been looking for,” he declared with an air of expectation. “Neal’s a young, up-and-coming winger. His [...]