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Penguins Update: Don’t Forget the Kids

00ppfront In the wake of the Penguins’ recent loss to the Flyers, I was struck by the pronounced difference in the makeup of the teams. While the Pens’ lineup was generously stocked with 30-somethings (nine to be exact), Philly featured a bevy of talented young forwards who are in their early twenties, including NHL scoring leader Claude Giroux, Sean C [...]

Baby Penguins Update: January 1, 2012

00ppfront Here’s a quick glance at how the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins are faring. The Baby Pens have a record of 18-10-5, good for third place in the East Division (AHL Eastern Conference). Stats are updated through December 31, 2011. Forwards and Defensemen               Player Pos Age GP G A PTS PIM +/- Colin McDonald RW 26 [...]

Devils Sting Slumbering Penguins 3-1

00ppfront Perhaps it was fitting that the Penguins closed out 2011 the way it began—with a disappointing 3-1 loss. After all, the year was none too kind to the boys from the ‘Burgh. Starting with Sidney Crosby’s concussion on New Year’s Day and continuing with a spate of misfortune to rival the Ten Plagues of Egypt, the Pens endured more than their sha [...]

23 Years ago today

00ppfront Against this very same New Jersey Devils team in a game that also started at 3:00, Mario Lemieux scored 5 goals 5 different ways(Even Strength, Power Play, Short Handed, Penalty Shot and Empty Net) in a feat that has never been duplicated. I was lucky enough to have been at that game. Where were you when it happened?

Jagr, Talbot Silence Penguins 4-2

Pens vs Flyers Through the years Pittsburgh fans have become accustomed to watching Jaromir Jagr score big goals. So it was nothing new, really, to see No. 68 find an open patch of ice and whip his patented backhander past an opposing goalie. Trouble is, the one-time Penguins’ great accomplished the feat Thursday night at the CONSOL Energy Center while wear [...]

I Will be Standing Up Cheering Jaromir Jagr Tonight

00ppfront What if we tried to make Pittsburgh not look stupid & petty tonight for the HBO 24/7 camera’s and national TV?  Lemieux once got a standing ovation in Philadelphia when he showed up. Today all I see and hear is reporters all over the radio, news print and social media telling me about how I should boo Jaromir Jagr tonight.  I will n [...]

Penguins-Flyers Rivalry Part 6: Sid versus Richy (2005-present)

pp0421 For the third time during the course of the Pens-Flyers rivalry, the momentum shifted with the arrival of a superstar. Sidney Crosby would lead the Penguins to a third Stanley Cup—and become a lightning rod for Philadelphia fans’ hatred and jealousy. As if scripted, “Sid the Kid” received a rude welcome from the Flyers. On November 16, 2005, [...]

Penguins-Flyers Rivalry Part 5: Eric Lindros and the Legion of Doom (1994-2005)

pp0422 Following a sorry sixth-place finish in 1991-92, the Flyers acquired the rights to phenom Eric Lindros from Quebec. Slowly but surely “the Next One” began to restore the Flyers to their former glory while centering the imposing “Legion of Doom” line for John LeClair and Mikael Renberg. The Penguins were no patsies, either. Loaded with big-nam [...]

Pumped-up Penguins Steamroller ‘Canes 4-2

Pens vs Canes Contests between the Penguins and the equally swift Carolina Hurricanes usually feature lots of end-to-end action and plenty of shots. This time, however, the Steel City sextet outdid themselves. Facing a Carolina team that was fresh off an emotional win over New Jersey the night before, the Pens poured 52 shots at ‘Canes goalie Justin Peters [...]

Penguins-Flyers Rivalry Part 4: Super Mario and “the Streak” (1984-1994)

pp0423 The Penguins were on life support when they drafted Mario Lemieux with the first overall pick in the 1984 Entry Draft. Although No. 66 would eventually lead the team to two Stanley Cups, it didn’t alter the nature of the Pens-Flyers rivalry—at least not right away. Paced by burly 50-goal man Tim Kerr, Hall-of-Fame defenseman Mark Howe, trucul [...]

            

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