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 [...]
Where have all the goals gone? A fair question. Especially in the wake of a wildly prolific stretch fueled by the incendiary production of superstars Sidney Crosby and Kris Letang.
Until recently the Penguins’ offense was really humming under Mike Sullivan. Then the injury bug bit hard. Eric Fehr went down during a wild 6-5 victory ove [...]
For the better part of 55 minutes it looked like one of those nights for our Pittsburgh Penguins. You know. Second of back-to-back games. On the road, to boot. Tired legs. No puck luck.
Then…BLAM. In a volcanic display of skill, Sidney Crosby and Kris Letang erupted for three goals in just over six minutes to stun the Florida Panthers and sna [...]
It’s hard to say whether the Penguins have what it takes to win the Stanley Cup. Conventional wisdom says GM Ray Shero has some holes to fill—especially on the third line. While the team’s championship pedigree may be in question, its heart and soul are not.
The Penguins displayed plenty of both against a surprisingly spirited Buffalo squad a [...]
As a hockey fan who’s grown disenchanted with the Pittsburgh Penguins’ erratic team defense—particularly during the playoffs—I’ve often wished the Pens could figure a way to implant a Michel Therrien chip into Dan Bylsma’s noggin. Then the black and gold would have the best of both worlds—an upbeat, popular coach who could instill in his troo [...]
Missing three regulars on defense, the Pittsburgh Penguins overcame a spirited effort by the Florida Panthers—not to mention a superb 33-save performance by goaltender Jose Theodore—to capture a hard-earned 2-1 shootout victory at CONSOL Energy Center on Friday night. Leading the way was Marc-Andre Fleury, who stopped 28 shots to pace the whi [...]