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. [...]
Here’s a look at how former Penguins have fared thus far in 2016-17. Stats include games played through Saturday, November 5.
Marian Hossa leads all ex-Pens in scoring with 9 points, followed by Lee Stempniak, Mark Letestu, Brandon Sutter, and Alex Goligoski with 6 points each. Hossa tops the list in goals (5), with Stempniak and Matt Moulson [...]
For our Pittsburgh Penguins, the first day of free agency was a far cry from last summer. Remember? When GM Jim Rutherford sent shock waves through the NHL by acquiring Phil Kessel from Toronto as the centerpiece of a stunning six-player swap?
Of course, the team’s situation is as different as night and day, too. Last year the locals w [...]
Lord Stanley, here we come.
Or, as inimitable Penguins play-by-play announcer Mike Lange once chirped, “You can spit-shine your shoes. We’re going dancing with Lord Stanley.”
The Penguins edged the Tampa Bay Lightning, 2-1, last night in a pulsating Game 7 that virtually throbbed with passion and intensity. Indeed, the 18,638 Consol Energy Ce [...]
The time for a more traditional post had long since passed when I got to wondering. How many times have the Penguins rallied from a 3-games-to-2 deficit to win a playoff series?
I decided to do some digging. The Pens have overcome 3-2 series deficits (or worse) to emerge victorious six times in their storied postseason history. Coincidence o [...]
Here’s a look at how former Penguins performed during the 2015-16 NHL regular season.
Jaromir Jagr paced the ex-Pens with 66 points, followed by Jussi Jokinen (60). James Neal topped the list in goals (31), with the ageless Jagr running a close second (27). Jokinen led the black-and-gold alum with 42 assists.
Jarome Iginla (22) and Jordan St [...]