No offense to the good citizens of Ottawa, or their hockey team. But every time I ponder the second-round playoff matchups in the Eastern Conference, I see red. Senators red.
In one bracket, you have the Penguins and the Capitals duking it out. Arguably the two best teams in the league, they were the two top point-getters in the National Hock [...]
Buckle your seat belts, ladies and gents. The real fun’s about to begin.
Starting on Thursday evening in Washington, the Penguins take on the Capitals in what promises to be a pulsating rematch of their second-round series from a year ago.
For those with short memories, the black and gold dashed past the Caps in six games during their march [...]
I was all set to write my summary of Sunday’s 3-2 triumph over Carolina when my community experienced an electrical outage.
Plans temporarily short-circuited, I decided to make the best of things and went out for an early morning walk while the utility company restored our power.
Reminded me a bit of yesterday’s contest. Although the Penguins [...]
Not very expressive, I’ll grant you. But those were my exact words when the NBCSN cameras showed an up-close-and-personal shot of Penguins forward Conor Sheary grimacing on the bench. Shortly after he blocked a shot during the first period of last night’s dismal 6-2 loss to the Flyers.
Followed moments later by the inevitable, soul- [...]
Lately, some wise and extremely knowledgeable hockey pals have voiced very legitimate concerns about our Penguins and their chances to repeat as Stanley Cup champions.
I’m sure they’re not the only ones in Penguins Nation to doubt. So, with all due respect, I thought I’d respond in kind of an open-letter style.
First off, let me say I do und [...]
Being a bit of a nerd, I’ve always had a fascination with numbers. And the myriad of today’s ever-evolving hockey statistics truly boggle my mind.
Heck, you can track everything from a player’s zone starts to how their teammates perform with or without them (WOWY). Corsi, Fenwick…the list is endless.
Lately, I’m enamored of a relatively [...]