With sincere apologies to our faithful PenguinPoop readers and guests, I don’t have time to post a more traditional game summary. Instead, I’ll dispense with the details and share a few recollections of last night’s heartbreaking 3-2 overtime loss to the Capitals in Game 3 at PPG Paints Arena.
Rarely have I been prouder of our guys. Dealing w [...]
To borrow from the theme song to the old tearjerker “Love Story,” where do I begin?
I have so many impressions of the Penguins’ stunning 6-2 conquest of Washington at the Verizon Center last night…not all of them good.
Guess I’ll start at the beginning. How we survived another hellish first period, when the Capitals piled up an astounding 35 [...]
“You guys wanna play?” snapped Penguins coach Mike Sullivan. “Then get the puck in deep.”
The object of “Sully’s” ire, according to NBCSN’s between-the-benches guy Pierre McGuire? … The Pens’ newly constructed third line of Scott Wilson, Conor Sheary and Nick Bonino.
Apparently the troubled trio got the message, loud and clear. Minutes [...]
How do you like our chances?
The question’s been posed to me dozens of times over the past few days by friends and fellow hockey fans.
I tell ‘em the truth. I don’t know. Honestly, I don’t.
To me, the upcoming Penguins-Capitals series is too close to call. And, as much as I hate to write this being an ardent Pens fan, the outcome truly could [...]
Thirty-four to twenty-one. Sounds like the score of a typical Steelers game, doesn’t it?
Except in this case, the numbers represent the Penguins’ postseason won-loss record against the Washington Capitals, their opponent for the upcoming second-round series.
Indeed, our Pens have dominated the Caps in Stanley Cup action like no other foe, to [...]
I may need therapy after this one.
In terms of gut-wrenching momentum swings and plot twists, last night’s 5-2 series clincher over Columbus in Game 5 might well have been the most emotionally draining Penguins game I’ve ever witnessed. I’ve seen some doozies over the years, but this one tops ‘em all.
Seated squarely atop a razor’s edge for [...]