Well, the season is now 20 games in which means that roughly one quarter of it is gone, and so, just like when you were back in school, it is time to issue the first quarter report card for the team, the players and the coach.
The Team: B-
The team has had to make quite a few adjustments this year from welcoming in new players to learning t [...]
I was one of the likely ones to have a ticket to game 7 last night to the Montreal Canadiens vs. Pittsburgh Penguins. Let me rephrase that I was one of the unlucky ones.
The first 5 seconds of the game were awesome, then after Sidney Crosby was called for a marginal penalty, then the rest went down hill.Montreal jumped out to an early two go [...]
It took all the way until the completion of Game 2 this time before everyone decided to start panicking as opposed to after Game 1 of the Ottawa series. I just get the opinion that most folks in this city, judging by the callers on the talk shows and the letter writers, feel that the Penguins not only will win every series in four games but [...]
Don’t let the Montreal Canadiens #8 seed fool you. They had injuries all season just like the Penguins did and are a very good team. Just ask Washington. They have a solid all around team, good coaching, good goaltending, solid experienced defense and a very fast offense. Do they have what it takes to beat a Pittsburgh Penguins team tha [...]
Call it lighting a fire under the Penguins collective arses or call it awakening a sleeping giant Penguin, the cheap shot Andy Sutton threw at Jordan Leopold will end up being the Senators undoing. From that point on you could tell that the Penguins finally had that hatred for their rival that according to Max Talbot is needed to win a series [...]
I just finished watching the Boston-Buffalo game. Five series have two games completed and all five are 1-1. In two of the other three the visiting team has won the opener. This leaves Vancouver as the only team with a chance to open 2-0 at home. The lower seed should have an advantage now, as three of the next four games will be played i [...]
Three years ago the Penguins were ousted from the playoffs in the first round by the Senators 4-1. Two years ago in the playoffs the Penguins swept the Senators out of the playoffs 4-0 in a series that was the biggest turning point for the young Penguins and signaled that the Penguins were ready to challenge for the Stanley Cup. Tonight Pit [...]
It’s that time of year again for PenguinPoop’s empty net goals and empty net assists calculator to start popping out empty net stats in comparison to scoring leaders and goal scoring leaders.
So I pulled out the calculator and here’s what I came up with:
*Final end of season stats.
% of overall goals that came from empty net goal [...]
Finally the NHL will be showcasing their superstars, after all the hype Sidney Crosby & Alexander Ovechkin got at the Winter Olympics, it would seem that the NHL has come to it’s senses and will be having them go head to head in the NHL’s showcase event, the Winter Classic .
According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette the Washi [...]
Even though the road trip wasn’t a total success, at least it ended on a positive note. They needed to acquire a minimum of five points on the trip and that is exactly what they did. After one of their worst performances of the year in New Jersey, they played maybe their most complete game of the year in Boston. Fleury got his first [...]