Ask any NHL coach or general manager. Ask a player. Heck, ask anyone associated with an NHL team and they’ll tell you. It’s next to impossible to maintain a consistent pace over an 82-game schedule.
So much can effect a team. Illness and injuries, for one. Not to mention the occasional slump. Or…like two years ago…an unexpected case of the mu [...]
Let’s go back in time. To Sunday, June 12, 2016. Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
Up 3-games-to-2 on the San Jose Sharks, our Pittsburgh Penguins had snatched a 1-0 first period lead on a power-play goal by Brian Dumoulin. Employing their withering puck-possession style to perfection, they dominated the first-period shot clock, 9-4.
I don’t know about you. But watching our Penguins get skewered yesterday afternoon by the Minnesota Wild was tougher for me to swallow than a leftover turkey sandwich without the mayo. Especially after the Pens had demolished a very tough Rangers squad only two days earlier in arguably their finest effort of the season.
Indeed, the team’s pl [...]
A month into the 2016-17 season, our Pittsburgh Penguins are in a good spot. The defending champs are perched atop the Metropolitan Division with a sparkling 6-2-1 record and 13 points—tied for third-most in the NHL overall.
With three wins in come-from-behind fashion, they continue to display the remarkable resilience that propelled them to [...]
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Triumph Books have teamed up once more to produce a gem of a commemorative book. Striking Gold: The Penguins’ Amazing Run to the 2016 Stanley Cup expertly chronicles the Pittsburgh Penguins’ recent Stanley Cup season in a style that’s eye-catching, entertaining and informative.
Experience the Pens’ drive to the [...]
I can write this now without fear of jinxing our guys. Throughout the Stanley Cup playoffs and, especially, during the Finals, I’ve felt an odd sense of calm. As if our Penguins were somehow predestined or preordained to win the Cup.
A notion reinforced yesterday morning at church. Following the service, I stopped to greet associate pastor an [...]