The Penguins wrapped up the 2016-17 regular season last night by dropping a 3-2 decision to the Rangers at Madison Square Garden.
The result came as no great surprise, given that coach Mike Sullivan once again chose to rest a passel of regulars. Sidney Crosby and kids Jake Guentzel, Bryan Rust and Conor Sheary were among those who had the nig [...]
In the wake of last night’s 5-3 loss to Toronto, there’s good news and bad news to report.
First, the good news. Snake-bitten sniper Phil Kessel snapped a 10-game scoring drought with his 23rd goal of the season.
The bad news? The Penguins leaked for three goals in the final 5:30 to lose in come-from-in-front fashion.
“Obviously they needed [...]
Okay, now I’m worried.
I’ve purposely refrained from being too hard on our Penguins, given their banged-up state. And there was a lot to like about last night’s 4-3 shootout victory over the Rangers at Madison Square Garden. A win that enabled us to continue our mastery of the Blueshirts and one-time nemesis Henrik Lundqvist.
But my, was the [...]
It wasn’t supposed to happen this way. Not according to my admittedly flawed crystal ball.
Starting with a physical clash with the revenge-minded Winnipeg Jets, the Penguins by all rights should be struggling on this road trip. Not thriving.
Road weary, rather than road warriors.
Instead, they’ve won five in a row to pull within a point of t [...]
From opposite sides of the ice, the two players glided toward the faceoff circle. Knees flexed, bent over at the waist, sticks resting across their legs. One clad in Pittsburgh gold, black and white. The other in blue, orange and white.
Eighty-seven vs. ninety-seven. The Old Kid vs. the New Kid. Sidney Crosby vs. Connor McDavid.
The much ant [...]
In the late 19th Century, Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson wrote a popular novelette titled The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
Dr. Jekyll, on the surface an upstanding citizen in every way, secretly concocts a potion meant to enhance his goodness. However, upon consuming the elixir, his inner demons are unleashed and he transf [...]