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Predators Feast on Floundering Penguins, 5-1

Unlike the king-sized catfish that landed with a splat on the otherwise pristine Bridgestone Arena ice before the opening faceoff, the Penguins let Game Three of the Stanley Cup Final wriggle off the hook. It was theirs for the taking. After scoring the opening goal on a hustling second-effort tally by Jake Guentzel—his 13th of this magical p [...]

Sleepy Penguins Outlast Predators 5-3

Somebody up there likes us. An awful lot. I can find no other plausible explanation for how the Penguins defeated Nashville last night in Game One of the Stanley Cup Final before 18,618 hand-wringing patrons at PPG Paints Arena. It sure as hell wasn’t due to a heroic effort on the part of the home team. In all my years of watching Penguins ho [...]

Penguins Playoff Preview: Preds No Easy Prey

It was Thursday, April 13. While working the evening shift at Wright’s Gym, I intermittently glanced up at the Chicago-Nashville hockey game on the big screen TV behind the front desk. Much to my surprise, the visiting Predators shutout the heavily favored Blackhawks, 1-0. Like many fans, I’d envisioned the high-flying ‘Hawks soaring through [...]

Ex-Penguins Update: Final 2016-17 Stats

Here’s a look at how former Penguins performed during the 2016-17 NHL regular season. David Perron and ageless Jaromir Jagr took the scoring honors with 46 points apiece. Marian Hossa and Jordan Staal finished a close second. Each tallied 45 points. Hossa paced the Ex-Pens with 26 goals, followed by James Neal (23). Perron finished a distant [...]

Penguins Stun Blue Jackets in Series Opener

A little over a year ago, Marc-Andre Fleury was in a groove. Entering a Thursday night clash with Nashville, the Pens goalie had won seven of his past eight starts. He’d win that one, too. Midway through the contest, however, a blast off the stick of former teammate James Neal caught “Flower” flush, dislodging his mask. Shortly after the game [...]

Ex-Penguins Update: March 19, 2017

Here’s a look at how former Penguins have fared thus far in 2016-17. Stats include games played through Saturday, March 18. Jordan Staal leads the Ex-Pens scoring race with 40 points. Marian Hossa and Jaromir Jagr are tied for second with 39 points, one ahead of James Neal and David Perron (38 each). Hossa tops the list with 22 goals. Neal i [...]

            

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