A buddy and I were rehashing the Penguins’ scintillating Game 2 triumph over Tampa Bay when the subject turned to goalie Matt Murray.
My friend commented that Murray seemed “off.”
Not that the kid didn’t tough it out and make some huge saves. He’s got a wonderful mental makeup—a resilience between the pipes that his teammates rever [...]
He’s the Rodney Dangerfield of the Penguins’ defense. Close your eyes and you can picture him standing before his teammates in the locker room. Dressed in a dark suit, tugging on his tie. Eyes bulging. Sweat pouring from his brow.
I’ll tell ya’ I don’t get no respect.
Actually, it’s been a season of quiet vindication for Ben Lovejoy. Followin [...]
Paced by T.J. Oshie’s first playoff hat trick and a 42-save performance by Braden Holtby, the Washington Capitals drew first blood in their Eastern Conference Semifinals tilt against our Pittsburgh Penguins.
Oshie’s game winner at 9:36 of overtime was pure hustle. Picking off an errant Trevor Daley outlet pass, No. 77 sliced through the Pengu [...]
Paced by the spotless goaltending of rookie Matt Murray and a four-point effort from resurgent Evgeni Malkin, the Penguins dismantled the Rangers 5-0 in Game 4 of their opening-round playoff matchup last night to grab a commanding 3-1 series lead.
Malkin, in particular, silenced his critics with a glowing performance, proving once again that [...]
Refusing to play the role of postseason patsy, the New York Rangers walloped the Pittsburgh Penguins with a Game 2 counterpunch yesterday afternoon at Consol Energy Center.
A brisk 4-2 Rangers win. Not to mention a knotted up Eastern Conference quarterfinals matchup with the venue shifting to the unfriendly confines of Madison Sq [...]
After watching the Penguins clinch their tenth-consecutive playoff berth with a 5-0 drubbing of the New York Islanders on Saturday, I couldn’t help but reflect on last year. When we squeaked past a woeful Buffalo Sabres squad on the final day of the regular season to literally crawl into the playoffs on our belly.
Now we enter the [...]