As our Penguins prepare to square off with the Philadelphia Flyers tonight in the latest installment of “The Battle of Pennsylvania,” it occurred to me that many younger fans may not understand or fully appreciate the deeply rooted hatred between the two clubs. Especially considering that it’s a kinder, gentler Flyers team we face these days. [...]
I don’t know about you. But as a die-hard Penguins fan and professed hockey nut, there’s something about this time of year that keeps my adrenalin pumping and senses tingling. With the NHL trade deadline just around the corner, I’m constantly scanning news wires and websites for updates.
Right now, I’m poised on the edge of my seat. I blame [...]
Here’s a look at how former Penguins have fared thus far in 2016-17. Stats include games played through Saturday, February 18.
Marian Hossa tops the ex-Pens with 20 goals. James Neal is second with 17. Hossa and Jaromir Jagr are tied for the scoring lead with 34 points, two ahead of David Perron and Matt Niskanen (32 apiece). Niskanen leads t [...]
I had my lead-in for last night’s Penguins-Jets game all but written.
In deference to the upcoming Academy Awards, I’d nominated Marc-Andre Fleury for Best Performance by a Losing Goalie. Perfectly fitting, given that “Flower” literally stood on his head to make 44 saves. None more spectacular that his sensational glove save on Nikolaj Ehlers [...]
I must admit. Watching last night’s Penguins-Blues game on the big screen TV at the Pennsbury Pub and Grille, I was pulling like mad for goalie Marc-Andre Fleury to do well.
“I hope ‘Flower’ gets a shutout,” I repeated at least three or four times to my good friend, Dave Yelich, in an obvious breach of sports etiquette.
Fleury almost did, too [...]
Here’s a look at how former Penguins have fared thus far in 2016-17. Stats include games played through Saturday, January 21.
Marian Hossa tops the ex-Pens with 17 goals. James Neal is second with 15. Hossa and Jaromir Jagr are tied for the scoring lead with 29 points, four ahead of David Perron and Matt Niskanen (25 apiece). Niskanen leads t [...]