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.
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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.
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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 [...]
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 [...]