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Ex-Penguins Update

00ppfront Here’s a quick glance at how former Penguins are faring around the league. Stats are updated through October 29, 2011. Forwards and Defensemen               Player Pos Team GP G A PTS PIM +/- Jaromir Jagr RW Philadelphia 11 5 6 11 4 3 Sergei Gonchar D Ottawa 10 0 8 8 2 -2 Marian Hossa RW Chicago 9 5 2 7 6 2 Ryan Malone LW Tampa B [...]

Maple Leafs Topple Penguins in a Thriller

00ppfront 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 [...]

Penguins Catch a Wave, Surge Past Islanders 3-2

Penguins vs Islanders 10/27/2011 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 [...]

When you break it down scientifically, the numbers never lie

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 [...]

Fleury Ices Islanders as Penguins Prevail 3-0

00ppfront 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 [...]

Penguins Update: In Shero We Trust

00ppfront 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 [...]

Penguins Bedevil New Jersey 4-1

00ppfront 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 [...]

Penguins Near Perfect in 3-1 Win Over Montreal

Asham 700 In the wake of the Penguins’ 3-1 win over Montreal at CONSOL Energy Center Thursday night, Dan Bylsma had every reason to feel positively giddy. Not only did the black and gold prevail over a Canadiens club that has given his team fits the past couple of seasons, but they accomplished the feat precisely the way Bylsma draws it up on the chalk [...]

Gritty Penguins Conquer Wild 4-2

00ppfront A night after suffering perhaps their most disheartening loss of the young season, the gritty Penguins rebounded with an inspired effort to defeat the Minnesota Wild 4-2. The game marked a reunion of sorts. Minnesota GM (and former Pens executive) Chuck Fletcher hired ex-Pittsburgh assistant Mike Yeo, who dumped the Wild’s traditional trap in [...]

Jets Soar Past Penguins 2-1

00ppfront Following three dismal losses to open the season, Winnipeg Jets coach Claude Noel threw down the gauntlet for his struggling young team. “If they think this [the move from Atlanta] gives them an excuse to fail,” he fumed, “they’ve got another thing coming.” Apparently the Jets got the message. Playing before a frenzied sellout crowd at the MT [...]


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