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Penguins Stun Capitals 2-0 in Game 7

681693758_slide The benumbed expression on the faces of the Washington Capitals as they lined up for the traditional post-series handshake pretty much said it all. After stumbling through the previous two contests in zombie-like fashion, the real Pittsburgh Penguins showed up last night at the Verizon Center in DC. Indeed, for the first time in a good, long [...]

Washington Whips Penguins 4-2 in Game Five

679771554_slide It was a night of surprises. After missing Game Four with a concussion, captain Sidney Crosby made a triumphal return to the Penguins’ lineup, by all appearances fit as a fiddle and rarin’ to go. On the flip side, slumping Capitals counterpart Alex Ovechkin was unceremoniously dropped to the third line by his coach, Barry Trotz. The end resul [...]

Penguins Playoff Update: Shades of ‘92

Image12 I remember the incident like it was yesterday. It was Tuesday, May 5, 1992. Game Two of the Patrick Division Finals. Fresh off a rousing come-from-behind conquest of Washington in the opening round of the playoffs, the Penguins had toppled the Rangers—Presidents’ Trophy winners—in Game One at Madison Square Garden. They were up 1-0 in Game Tw [...]

Penguins Playoff Update: Policemen Wanted

675600686_slide Those who live by the sword die by the sword. It’s a Biblical warning to those who use violence as a means to an end. While our Penguins generally are model citizens when it comes to matters of on-ice decorum, they’ve engaged in their own form of risky behavior over the past couple of seasons. Indeed, there’s something downright dangerous ab [...]

Penguins-Capitals: A Playoff Primer

download (1) 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 [...]

Penguins Update: Be Careful What You Wish For

669601358_slide I was standing in front of a big screen TV last night at Wright’s Gym, celebrating Toronto’s shocking Game 3 overtime victory over Washington when an unnerving thought popped into my head. Be careful what you wish for because you just might get it. You see, I’ve been pulling like mad for the Maple Leafs to knock off the Capitals, thus sparin [...]

            

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