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Penguins Come Alive with Sullivan

There must’ve been times early in his tenure as Penguins coach when Mike Sullivan wondered what he’d gotten himself into. Especially after watching his new charges fold up like a cheap suit during a dismal 6-2 loss to Boston on home ice a week before Christmas. Fortunately for the Pens, “Sully” resisted the temptation to pack his bags and je [...]

Murray Saves Penguins Bacon in Shootout Loss

It’s one of the golden rules. If you can’t say anything nice about someone, don’t say anything at all. As our present Pittsburgh Penguins continue to reveal more flaws than a botched plastic surgery, it’s increasingly difficult for me to find positives to write about. I suppose if you dig deep enough through the rubble of the team’s recent 3 [...]

Baby Penguins Update: December 26, 2015

Including games played through Christmas Day, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Baby Pens lead the AHL Atlantic Division with a 21-5-1 record and 43 points (second overall). They’ve scored 98 goals (third most in the league) and allowed the second fewest (53). Rookie Dominik Simon leads the Baby Pens with 27 points. He ranks fourth in the AHL in scor [...]

Penguins Show Fight; Crunch Blue Jackets 5-2

It was a night of firsts on Monday evening at Consol Energy Center. The Penguins won their first game in five tries under new coach Mike Sullivan, beating Columbus for the first time this season. Rookie goalie Matt Murray made 22 saves to notch his first NHL win. Fellow rookie Scott Wilson registered his first NHL point. Defenseman David Wars [...]

Ex-Penguins Update: December 20, 2015

Here’s a look at how former Penguins have performed thus far in 2015-16. Stats reflect games played through Saturday, December 19. Lee Stempniak tops the list in points (25) and assists (17). James Neal leads the ex-Pens with 13 goals and 43 penalty minutes. Jarome Iginla and Jaromir Jagr have nine goals each. Jake Muzzin (2007 draft pick) pa [...]

Penguins Primed for a Freefall

The disintegration of our Pittsburgh Penguins has begun. By my unofficial time table, a season or two early. It isn’t as much a prediction as a statement of fact. With a 1-5-1 record over the past seven games—including a pair of dismal losses to the Bruins—the Pens are hurtling toward the infernal regions of the NHL standings at breakneck spe [...]


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