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Gameday Poop: GAME 7 – Pittsburgh Penguins vs TB Lightning

CEC White Out! Tonight the Penguins need to hit somebody. I’m not talking the soft checks the Pens have been throwing the last two games. I’m talking the Brooks Orpik type teeth rattling check he threw at Steven Stamkos the first game. For the last two games the Penguins have let Tampa skate in and around the net without consequences. It’s [...]

Lightning Down Penguins to Force Game 7

00ppfront Paced by Dwayne Roloson’s sparkling 27-save performance and clutch goal scoring, Tampa Bay outslugged the gritty Penguins 4-2 to force a winner-take-all Game 7 in Pittsburgh on Wednesday night. Determined to rebound from an 8-2 shellacking in Game 5, the Penguins capitalized on a puckhandling gaffe by Roloson to snatch the lead at 8:23 of the [...]

Pittsburgh Penguins Power Play Needs a Big Change

00ppfront Drastic times call for drastic measures!  The Pens power play is mired in drastic times.  Coach Dan needs to take drastic measures to make the power play even remotely effective.  I am not sure what the answer is, but I would start with taking Kris Letang off of the number one unit.  He is trying too hard, gripping the stick too hard or whate [...]

Pittsburgh Penguins vs TB Lightning Gameday Poop: Game 6

TK Shoots! The Penguins that will be wearing the Penguin uniform on the ice tonight and the coaches that will be standing behind them have played half a season without Crosby. They have worked their asses off to get the tiny crumb of respect that the media has given them. Why are Penguin fans not giving them any respect? I’m sorry, today’s G [...]

Amped-up Lightning Demolish Penguins 8-2

00ppfront With their playoff backs to the wall, the Lightning’s big guns sprang to life to power Tampa Bay to an 8-2 rout of the Penguins. Simon Gagne, Steven Stamkos and Pavel Kubina paced the Bolts’ potent attack with two goals apiece, while Vincent Lecavalier notched a goal and an assist. In many ways, the Quarterfinals matchup has assumed a distinc [...]

Pittsburgh Penguins vs TB Lightning Gameday Poop: Game 5

Pittsburgh Penguins vs TB Lightning Gameday Poop:  Game 5 There is so much to get to this morning.  TSN is calling for Tyler Kennedy to be suspended, Buffalo’s coach has called the Flyers “Whiners” and who should be singing the National Anthem. Before I get into all of that, the Penguins have Tampa Bay on the ropes and are ready to deliver the knock-out blow, hopefully the first of [...]

Bombs Away: Quit Your Whining!

theres_no_crying_in_hockey_tshirt-d235286754800837737qizb_210 That’s directed at the fans of the other 14 teams left in the playoffs because you will get NO sympathy from Pens fans.  NONE.  ZERO.  NADA.  All I keep seeing is fans crying about how one or two of their good players got hurt and will miss a game or two (especially by a *gasp* unpenalized hit) or how one of their players got screwed wi [...]

Penguins Fourth Line Hauls the Freight … and More

00ppfront When Penguins general manager Ray Shero inked Arron Asham to a free-agent deal last summer, he wasn’t necessarily expecting big numbers. Indeed, the peppery winger had tallied just 82 goals over 10 NHL seasons. However, Shero was intrigued by Asham’s toughness … not to mention a strong postseason performance with the Flyers the previous sprin [...]

Penguins Catch Lightning in a Bottle

00ppfront James Neal scored 3:38 into the second overtime Wednesday night to propel the Penguins to a dramatic 3-2 victory over Tampa Bay. Thanks to Neal’s heroics, the Pens snatched a commanding 3-1 lead over the Lightning in their opening-round playoff series. For most of the opening 40 minutes it appeared that the Pens would coast to an easy win. Th [...]

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Tampa Bay Lightning Gameday Poop: Game 4

Max Talbot goal celebration The three words that describe the Penguins special teams are as follows, and I quote, Stink, Stank, Stunk. Laugh as you may about the old chestnut “decline the powerplay”, but according to the numbers the Penguins stand a better chance of scoring if they’re at even strength.  The reason Tampa Bay’s powerplay works and [...]


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