Phil Kessel isn’t your stereotypical hockey player. Indeed, in a sport dominated by athletes with lean, chiseled physiques, the round-faced Penguins’ winger sort of resembles your Uncle Walt. Even after he trained last summer with ex-Pens hard rock Gary Roberts.
Nor does he possess a common skill set. Keen anticipation. Excellent vision. Grea [...]
It may be a bit of an understatement to suggest that things didn’t go well for our Penguins last night. Indeed, after watching them stumble to a 3-1 loss to Tampa Bay in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals at Consol Energy Center, one might be tempted to ask if the magic dust has worn off our glorious postseason run.
Yes, the boys rang u [...]
They’re 8-2 in the playoffs. Three-and-oh against our Penguins during the regular season, including a 5-4 overtime victory on January 15. Fifteen goals for in those three wins.
The Tampa Bay Lightning are for real. And they figure to present a most formidable obstacle in the upcoming Eastern Conference Finals.
To back up a step, the Penguins [...]
Leave it to lucky No. 13.
With the stealth of a black (and gold) cat slipping from the shadows at the bewitching hour, Nick Bonino materialized–seemingly out of nowhere–to score the series-winner last night in Game 6 before an anxious throng at Consol Energy Center, effectively pounding a wooden stake through the Washington Capita [...]
I was scanning the Penguins’ playoff scoring stats this morning and noticed some familiar names at the top of the list. Evgeni Malkin, Sidney Crosby, Nick Bonino, Phil Kessel and Kris Letang.
Wait a minute. Nick Bonino? How’d he get in there?
I must confess. After my initial excitement over the mid-summer trade that brought the former Boston [...]
Throughout the regular season, the Pittsburgh Penguins displayed a remarkable resilience under coach Mike Sullivan. That uncanny ability to turn the page was on full display during Game 2 of their Eastern Conference Semifinal clash with Washington on Saturday night.
Forty-eight hours after dropping Game 1 in heartrending fashion, the Pens reb [...]