I Just got back from the Igloo. That was quite an experience tonight. The celebration for the closing of the Mellon Arena was quite cool. There was a lot of nostalgia to be had this evening. From the very beginning when they brought out all of the past great Penguin players to the TV commercials from eras past that they played on the jumb [...]
This is the video shown before the game on the jumbotron and on FSN during the Pittsburgh Penguins final regular season home game at Mellon Arena. There are a few things odd in it to me, like “The Save” by Frank Pietrangelo is in it and I’m almost positive that happened at an away game in New Jersey. Other than a few items [...]
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Well it’s the final regular season game at the Igloo tonight and there are 50 some plus players from Pittsburgh hockey lore that will be at the arena for a very special presentation and it’s fan appreciation night so on top of the many giveaways, at the end of the game the Penguin players will be giving fans the jersey’s rig [...]
It’s that time of year again for PenguinPoop’s empty net goals and empty net assists calculator to start popping out empty net stats in comparison to scoring leaders and goal scoring leaders.
So I pulled out the calculator and here’s what I came up with:
*Final end of season stats.
% of overall goals that came from empty net goal [...]
The goal scoring race is on
I cannot look at losing all of our games against New Jersey and Washington as anything but a negative. I know Crosby and some others have downplayed the importance of not being swept by an inevitable playoff opponent, but I don’t see it. I feel that it does not bode well for a playoff matchup. Now, I have h [...]
If Alexander Ovechkin goes without a goal tonight it will match the second longest drought he has had in his career. Ovechkin has just 1 goal in the seven games since US Marshalls showed up at the Washington Capitals training facility to question players about their ties to the “Steroid Doctor”, Dr. Nagel. I’m not saying tha [...]
The NHL network may have jumped the gun on this one a little being 50+ games left and all. Though I’m pretty sure the goal of the year by Steven Stamkos will stick at #1. Sidney Crosby had the #7 and #5 goals and I didn’t find them all that exciting, but I’ve been watching him do that stuff game after game for years now. [...]
I want to give the Capitals their due as they are a very good hockey team. They have so much talent all through their line-up. The only weakness that anyone might find is the goaltending, but Theodore has been playing well lately — maybe that problem is solved.
Are they really 17 points better than anyone else in the East? I decide [...]
Maybe the closed door meeting held by the players after the horrible performance against the Lightning helped, or maybe it was something else. The Pens played a better game today against the Thrashers. The win was made a bit better when considering that Atlanta is a team scrapping for a playoff berth and that former Penguin goalie Johan Hed [...]