So, this current road trip has not been the most sparkling period in this young season. The Pens lost two games in regulation for the first time under Bylsma’s tutiledge. In Boston, they made it three in a row. They won the first game against a struggling team in Anaheim, they were pretty well outplayed in LA and lost horribly to the [...]
Impressive as it may seem, the Penguins have yet to lose a game this season that was not on a back 2 back night. Just as impressive, the Penguins do not have a mark in the tie column. The NHL in it’s infinite wisdom use the tie column to post overtime losses so there are more teams that look like they have winning records [...]
When Alex Goligoski takes the ice tonight at 10pm you will be seeing the guy that made it easy for the Penguins to trade away Ryan Whitney. Goligoski in two short seasons has become the breakout playmaker that the Penguins were expecting Ryan Whitney to be with one little added bonus, Goligoski leads the entire NHL (not just defensemen) in p [...]
The shot total tells almost the whole story. The Pens outshot the Minnesota Wild 35-15. That is a very lopsided shot comparison. It was a direct reflection of how the whole game went………except for the final score. The Pens dominated the play, especially in the first two periods. Alas, the one stat that matters was in Min [...]
Are the Pens that good, or are the Canadiens that bad? It could be that the Canadiens just had an off night, but that was a very lopsided game. With the exception of a goal on a 5 on 3 power play, Montreal did not mount much of a resistance.
This was the largest margin of victory the Pens have had against the Canadiens…..ever. It was [...]
If there were any die hard Michel Therrien fans out there, I’m sure their opinion swayed the second the clocked stopped in game 7 of the finals. That is of course not including his close family members.
There has always been one thing hanging over Dan Bylsma’s head like plastic mistletoe and that is the question of whether it was [...]
Man, it is hard to watch the Devils play hockey. What a boring game. In their defense, it is effective; as evidenced by tonight’s loss. The Pens looked a bit out of sorts tonight. There were a bunch of bad passes, missed shots, bad offsides, mishandled pucks and other mental errors. It could be contributed to having played on back [...]
If your going to compare yourself to a goaltender, you might as well compare yourself to the best in the NHL. As luck would have it, this Saturday when the Penguins play Martin Brodeur and the New Jersey Devils, Marc-André Fleury will have a chance to bypass the pace that Brodeur has set on his way to most wins in NHL history for a goaltender [...]
If you haven’t heard yet, Sergei Gonchar yesterday suffered a broken wrist that will keep him out at least 6-8 weeks and Dan Bylsma announced that recently signed Martin Skoula will be replacing him. Ray Shero signed Skoula to a one year contract on September 29th after Skoula’s crazy summer. Skoula played the last three plus sea [...]
The hockey season is now three weeks old, and we have gotten a glimpse of how teams are shaping up for the 09-10 campaign. Some teams are playing over their heads (NY Rangers), some are just feeling their way into the year (Carolina and Boston), and some have already established themselves as awful (Toronto).
My initial thought [...]