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Sabres Surprise Sloppy Penguins 3-2

Penguins vs. Sabres Oct 2011 Entering Saturday night’s contest at CONSOL Energy Center with Buffalo, the Penguins felt good about their chances. After all, the black and gold had dominated Lindy Ruff’s squad in recent seasons (15-4-1) and were riding a six-game winning streak against the Sabres to boot. However, the Penguins shot themselves in the foot with a stinker of [...]

Collection Tonight To Benefit Local Fallen Officer

Collecting for Officer Kotecki From the Pens site: Local Police Officers to Collect For Fallen Officer Derek Kotecki’s Family Before Penguins’ Game Saturday Local police officers will hold a collection to benefit the family of fallen officer Derek Kotecki before the Penguins’ game against Buffalo Saturday at 7 p.m. at CONSOL Energy Center. Officer Kotecki, an 18-year pol [...]

Don Cherry’s Flub Could End in Lawsuit

don cherry A couple of weeks ago I started to write a piece about the offseason passing of three NHL players: Rick Rypien, Wade Belak, and Derek Boogaard. I waited to finish it because I felt I needed something to put everything into perspective.  During a recent episode of “Coach’s Corner” Don Cherry referred to Stu Grimson, Chris Nil [...]

Capitals Clip Penguins in OT

Malkin vs Ovechkin After playing four games against opponents who hardly could be considered bitter foes, the Penguins and their faithful were treated to their first honest-to-goodness rivalry game of the young season against the Washington Capitals. The fact that the Pens hadn’t beaten the Caps on home ice since December 27, 2007 only served to stoke the playo [...]

Book Review: Pucks On The ‘Net

Pucks on the Net If you’re a Penguins fan with an insatiable appetite for hockey, I’ve got a book for you. Renowned hockey history blogger Joe Pelletier shares his favorite stories from the world of hockey in his brand new e-book, “Pucks On The ‘Net.” Hot off the e-press, “Pucks On The ‘Net” features a collection of weird, wacky, and inspiring stories from th [...]

Penguins Tame Panthers 4-2

Penguins vs Panthers It was a scenario with which the Pittsburgh Penguins have become all too familiar. The players skated onto the CONSOL Energy Center ice for the home opener knowing they’d face the improved Florida Panthers without superstars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. Once again, the gritty, never-make-excuses Pens shrugged off the adversity and deliver [...]

Oilers Slip Past Penguins 2-1

00ppfront After playing a quintessential road game for 55 minutes, the Penguins leaked for a late goal by rookie Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and fell to the Oilers, 2-1, in a shootout. Despite playing without superstar Evgeni Malkin, who was a late scratch due to an undisclosed lower-body injury, the Pens displayed surprising jump for a team playing its third [...]

Penguins Douse Flames 5-3

00ppfront Powered by five goals from five different players, the Penguins overcame an early surge by Calgary to dump the Flames, 5-3, Saturday night. Playing before a packed house at the Scotiabank Saddledome, the Flames started like a house afire while the Pens appeared sluggish and disorganized. Fortunately, Marc-Andre Fleury was once again in top fo [...]

Penguins Nip Canucks in Shootout, 4-3

00ppfront As season openers go, it wasn’t the prettiest of wins. Indeed, the Penguins blew a pair of two-goal leads while looking scrambled at times in their own zone. In the end, two special-teams goals by Matt Cooke and clutch goaltending by Marc-Andre Fleury—not to mention a pair of scintillating shootout tallies by Kris Letang and Evgeni Malkin—wer [...]

The 2010-2011 NHL Season: Why We Need To Remember The Tragedy

belak As we count down the minutes and hours until the start of the 2011-2012 season tonight and get caught up in its excitement, it is important to look back and remember the human side of what happened during the 2010-2011 season.  Of course there was the heartbreaking end to Mandi Schwartz‘s battle with cancer and the unspeakable tragedy o [...]


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