To raise Lord Stanley’s silver chalice, all the Penguins need to do is win two games in a row.
They have won two games in a row 18 times already this season including once already against Detroit a few days ago. They have already played a “must win or your playoffs are over” game and won it fairly easily, and they have alrea [...]
For the first part of the opening period I thought the the Pens were on track to take one in Detroit. They were dominating play in a very fast-paced first period. When Detroit’s Niklas Kronwall took a tripping penalty, I thought the Pens were poised to take this game over. Unfortunately, momentum has a way of shifting the flow of a g [...]
The Now and the Future
As a 35+ years Penguin fan, there is only one thing I truly need to witness — that is the Penguins skating around the Mellon Arena ice with the Stanley Cup. In 1991 and 1992 we had to drive to the airport to be a part of the celebration. In the Gypsy Pool, I picked the Penguins to win in six, knowing that mean [...]
The Penguins MUST win a game in the Detroit Red Wing’s Joe Lewis Arena to win Lord Stanley’s Cup, it is that simple. Tonight the energized and confident Penguins are looking to repeat what happened in the Washington Capital series by winning their third game in a row after being down two. Detroit will be the one playing desperatio [...]
Could it be that the Penguins have “broken” another goaltender. Eight times in the eighteen playoff games that Osgood has played, he has let in a goal or less. This includes games 1 and 2 against the Pens where he allowed just one goal in each game. In the last two games Pittsburgh has found the back of the net eight times. Th [...]
The pre-game storyline hype for tonight are mostly about Marian Hossa scoring 2 goals in another game 4 and that Pavel Datsyuk practiced with his team yesterday. Will Datsyuk play in Game 4 or will they keep him out until Game 5? Will Hossa continue his Game 4 – 2 goal production? If Datsyuk does play will he take some of the defensive pressu [...]
The Pittsburgh Penguins are heading into game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals in the exact way they headed into last years game four, down 2 games to one. The Red Wings won the first two games this year and last year, and this year the Penguins lost game 4. They need to win it this year, The Penguins Must Change the Script. “we know how bi [...]
After three games of the Stanley Cup finals, Red Wings – Penguins II has the same results as last year. Game 4 is where the Penguins have to change the script. In 2008, the Pens failed to capitalize on a couple of five-on-three situations, and eventually came up on the short end of a 2-1 game. This will be the fourth game in six days [...]
Well, maybe the Penguins were shooting too much in the first two games. In both of those games, which were losses, the Pens outshot the Red Wings. Tonight, a victory, the Pens were outshot 29-21. On this night, the Pens made their shots count more as they went on to a 4-2 victory.
The Pittsburgh Penguins played a very physical game tonigh [...]
In order to win the Stanley Cup, every player on the team has to contribute their fair share. Everyone must do what the team needs them to do and more. That is the difference in this series so far. The Red Wings have gotten that type of effort. The Penguins have not. In fact, hardly any Penguin has played up to their capability to date. [...]