RALEIGH, N.C. – If the Pittsburgh Penguins continue to play the way have against the Carolina Hurricanes in the Eastern Conference Finals, they may be able to lay claim to being the most offensively dynamic team since the dynastic Oilers of the late ’80s.
Shawn P. Roarke | NHL.com Managing Editor
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The Penguins are up 2 games to none and are heading into the eye of the hurricane at the RBC Center and unfortunately for the Canes the eye is the calm part of the storm. The Hurricanes are 4-2 on home ice in the playoffs and lost their last game at home 4-2 to the Bruins. How calm is Carolina home ice? So calm that that they haven’t so [...]
Heading into last night’s game against the Hurricanes, Sidney Crosby held the playoff scoring lead by one point over teammate Evgeni Malkin. Crosby had his sixth first goal of a game (tying an NHL record) and added an assist. The two points were not enough to retain the scoring lead, as Malkin had three goals and an assist to take ove [...]
A handful of things came out of this game. I believe, after witnessing this game, that there is now some hatin’ to do. The Hurricanes, after they had gotten out of the game, decided to take the physical play to a different level. They were taking runs at guys after whistles, cheap shots and whatever other liberties they thought they [...]
Hurricane? Monday night’s performance by the Hurricanes would barely rate as a Tropical Storm. The Penguins owned the game from the beginning up until about 3 minutes left when Carolina’s cardiac kids whipped up a storm and came close to tying the game. These two teams have been traveling the same road the last few months, coming [...]
It’s always nice to win a hockey game when you are not at your best. Especially if it is Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. As we have said many times, a solid goaltending performance can win you a hockey game. That is what Marc Andre Fleury gave the Penguins Monday night. Early in the first period, before the Penguins could g [...]
At the beginning, I thought this game might go like the seventh game against the Caps. The Pens seemed to be a half-step ahead of the Hurricanes for the whole first period. This resulted in a 2-0 lead after one. The shots on goal in the first period would lead you to believe that the lead would be the other way, but the Pens were outplayin [...]
The Penguins need to come out firing on all cylinders, the Capitals series was too close for comfort and to beat the Carolina Hurricanes, the Penguins need to take the Canes seriously and not look ahead to a rematch with Detroit. Carolina has won two series in the last minutes of game seven in both and the Penguins must play to keep them out [...]
With the Penguins ready to roll into round three of the playoffs in their third race for 4, we thought it was time we came together here at PenguinPoop and put down our predictions of who we think is going to win the Eastern and Western Conference’s and maybe just a few reasons why.
Western Conference Predictions:
Dr. Hook: Speed and [...]
You are currently witnessing the birth of a new hockey dynasty in Pittsburgh and if ownership plays it’s cards right, it could be one for over a decade. 21 year old Sidney Crosby and 22 year old Evgeni Malkin, two of the last three Art Ross Trophy winners are a tandem like modern day hockey has never seen.
Evgeni Malkin was drafted 2nd [...]
Win - Penguins 4-1 Senators
Win - Penguins 4-3 Senators
Loss 2OT - Senators 2 - 1 Penguins
Win - Penguins 7-3 Senators
Game 5: Home - 7:30 p.m. May 24
Game 6: Away - May 26, TBD*
Game 7: Home - May 28, TBD*