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Penguins Playoff Preview: Beware the Bolts

They’re 8-2 in the playoffs. Three-and-oh against our Penguins during the regular season, including a 5-4 overtime victory on January 15. Fifteen goals for in those three wins. The Tampa Bay Lightning are for real. And they figure to present a most formidable obstacle in the upcoming Eastern Conference Finals. To back up a step, the Penguins [...]

Newcomers Power Penguins Past Capitals in OT

Leave it to lucky No. 13. With the stealth of a black (and gold) cat slipping from the shadows at the bewitching hour, Nick Bonino materialized–seemingly out of nowhere–to score the series-winner last night in Game 6 before an anxious throng at Consol Energy Center, effectively pounding a wooden stake through the Washington Capita [...]

Capitals Thump Penguins 3-1

It ain’t over till it’s over. Whether the Washington Capitals used that time-honored Yogi Berra-ism as motivation to claw back from the brink in their second-round series with the Penguins is anybody’s guess. But they sure played like it in Game 5. From Alex Ovechkin’s clutch game-opening goal and two-point performance to a bounce-back 30-sav [...]

Penguins Playoff Update: Love for the Reverend Part II

He’s the Rodney Dangerfield of the Penguins’ defense. Close your eyes and you can picture him standing before his teammates in the locker room. Dressed in a dark suit, tugging on his tie. Eyes bulging. Sweat pouring from his brow. I’ll tell ya’ I don’t get no respect. Actually, it’s been a season of quiet vindication for Ben Lovejoy. Followin [...]

Penguins Push Capitals to Brink

Vying for control of their second-round series, the Penguins and Capitals served up a taut Game 4 thriller last night before a sellout throng at Consol Energy Center. Indeed, the Pens’ 3-2 overtime victory was packed with enough plot twists and momentum shifts to do Alfred Hitchcock proud. The opening scene bore an uncanny resemblance to the [...]

Penguins Recall Sestito and Oleksy

The Penguins recalled left wing Tom Sestito and defenseman Steve Oleksy from their Wilkes-Barre/Scranton farm club yesterday. Conventional wisdom suggests that Pens coach Mike Sullivan will replace Kris Letang (suspension) and Bryan Rust (lower-body injury) in tonight’s Game 4 with Justin Schultz and Oskar Sundqvist. Each has been a healthy s [...]


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