In the wake of the post-lockout rule changes, there’s a popular notion that demon speed prevails in the new NHL. The Penguins certainly have subscribed to that theory. Over the past few summers they’ve allowed bigger players like Hal Gill and Mike Rupp to leave town, while adding a host of quick but vertically challenged skaters.
A note to th [...]
Okay, so it ain’t exactly “the Streak,” when the Penguins went a dismal 0-39-3 in Philadelphia over an infamous 15-year stretch. But the black and gold extended its winless skein in San Jose to 10 games (0-8-2) on Thursday night with a heartbreaking 4-3 shootout loss at the Shark Tank (HP Pavilion).
In many ways the contest brought out the be [...]
It’s somewhat ironic that former Penguin Colin Campbell earned lasting fame while serving as the NHL’s czar of discipline. After all, the rugged little defenseman was no stranger to the penalty box. Over the course of a 636-game NHL career that spanned 11 seasons he piled up 1,292 penalty minutes.
Described in an early scouting report as “squ [...]
Here’s a quick glance at how former Penguins are faring around the league. Stats are updated through October 29, 2011.
Forwards and Defensemen
Tampa B [...]
In a game befitting a clash of Eastern Conference titans, the Penguins and Maple Leafs put on a show Saturday night for the 19,526 fans in attendance at Air Canada Centre. Powered by Jonas Gustavsson’s 34-save effort and NHL scoring leader Phil Kessel’s 10th goal of the season, the Leafs prevailed 4-3 in a riveting, seesaw battle.
Toronto was [...]
During the course of Thursday night’s telecast of the Penguins-Islanders game, it was duly noted that the black and gold hadn’t earned a comeback victory in quite a while. Almost on cue, the Pens rallied from a two goal third-period deficit to scrape past the Islanders in a shootout.
Squaring off with the Isles for the second time in three ni [...]
With their methodical 3 – 0 victory over the New York Islanders last night at the Nassau County Colosseum, the Penguins now find themselves with a 7-2-2 record after 11 games, a pace, if kept up, that would see them record 119 points and surely the top overall seed going into the playoffs. Now none of us expects them to continue at thi [...]
To borrow a refrain from an old Aerosmith tune, the Penguins’ train kept a rollin’ at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Tuesday night. Buoyed by the return of superstar Evgeni Malkin and Marc-Andre Fleury’s 20th career shutout, the Pens bounced the New York Islanders 3-0 for their fourth-straight win.
If the 10,681 patrons in attendance were [...]
They say confession is good for the soul. And I must confess, here and now, that I was not pleased with the moves made by Penguins’ GM Ray Shero over the summer. (It should be noted the last time I felt this way the Pens won the Stanley Cup.)
I grudgingly accepted the defection of one of my all-time favorites, Max Talbot, because I knew pluck [...]
It wasn’t supposed to be this easy for the Penguins. Not with top guns Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin out of the lineup and a murderous schedule that would wear out even the hardiest team of Alaskan sled dogs. But the plucky Pens continue to find a way. Powered by a three-goal third-period outburst and a pair of tallies by Jordan Staal, the [...]