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Offensive Woes Persist as Penguins Bow to Flames

Over the course of an arduous, 82-game NHL schedule, it’s inevitable for our Penguins to struggle in certain areas from time to time. Defensive lapses…check. Turnover troubles…check. Occasional ugly loss…check. Inability to score…now wait a minute. Of all the maladies that could’ve afflicted our team, I sure didn’t anticipate this one. Yet t [...]

Penguins in Search of Identity

Shortly after the Penguins were brushed aside in round one of the 2015 playoffs, general manager Jim Rutherford formulated a plan. His intent…remake his team in the image of the Chicago Blackhawks, a speedy, ultra-skilled club that captured the Stanley Cup by rolling four productive lines. Wasting little time, Rutherford acquired Phil Kessel [...]

Penguins Update: If Looks Could Kill

Back in the 1930s, the Philadelphia Athletics had a Hall-of-Fame catcher named Mickey Cochrane. By all accounts, he hated to lose. Whenever the As tasted defeat, he was transformed into a mood so foul that his teammates dubbed him “Black Mike.” It might be an appropriate nickname for Mike Sullivan, too. I’ll put it another way. If looks coul [...]

Ex-Penguins Update: October 28, 2017

Here’s a peek at how former Penguins are performing around the league. Stats are updated for games played through Friday, October 27. Leading the pack are a pair of Vegas Golden Knights—James Neal and David Perron—sandwiched around Los Angeles defenseman Jake Muzzin. Neal tops the Pens alumni in goals (7) and points (10), one point better th [...]

These Are Better Days for Our Penguins

Why, it’s getting to be a habit. Following the last two Penguins games, tough guy Ryan Reaves has gone out of his way to give Phil Kessel a face wash during the team’s on-ice victory celebration. “I mugged him today,” Reaves confessed to a gaggle of reporters, flashing an ear-to-ear grin. “It was bad.” It’s good to see the big guy fitting in [...]

The Penguins’ Matt Murray Grounds the Jets 2 – 1 in OT

Stop me if you heard this one before–the Pittsburgh Penguins beat their opponent, at home, in PPG Paints Arena, 2 – 1, in overtime, on a goal by Phil Kessel. Wasn’t it the very quotable Yogi Berra who once said “Deja-vu all over again”? Well, that was what it pretty much felt like last night. With Kessel playing the trick on the Jets; t [...]

            

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