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Penguins Update: Adversity Arrives in the ‘Burgh

00ppfront It’s hard to decide who looked more morose. Never one to hide his emotions, Mike Sullivan did a slow, sullen burn on the Penguins’ bench as he watched his team collapse in the late stages of an embarrassing 6-3 loss to Detroit last night. “We didn’t play the right way again; we are trying to outscore teams instead of outplaying them,” said th [...]

Penguins Fall to Capitals

631507408_slide “Crap.” That was the only word I could think to utter as I watched Alex Ovechkin cut unimpeded into the slot and whip a bullet past Marc-Andre Fleury a mere 35 seconds into last night’s rivalry matchup between the Penguins and the Capitals. Turned out to be a pretty good metaphor for the entire game. At least from a black-and-gold standpoint [...]

Penguins Update: Fleury Revival

630741728_slide There’s a revival of sorts going on in the ‘Burgh these days. One involving a slender 32 year old from Sorel, Quebec with dark, flashing eyes and a shy, ready smile. During his past four outings—all of them wins—Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury posted a microscopic 1.79 goals against average and equally gaudy .943 save percentage. A welcome [...]

Penguins Update: What’s the Maatta with Olli?

628980202_slide It’s a question I’ve posed—and had posed to me—by numerous hockey pals. Especially over the past year. What’s the Maatta with Olli (pun intended)? Or more to the point, what’s the matter with Olli Maatta’s skating? A puzzler, to be sure. While the 22-year-old Penguins defenseman still possesses keen instincts and skills, not to mention the c [...]

Penguins Lurching at the Quarter Pole

pp0641 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 [...]

Penguins Update: Crosby in a League of His Own

crosbyx Around this time last season, Penguins fans across North America (including yours truly) were all asking the same question. What’s wrong with Sidney Crosby? Despite the presence of super sniper Phil Kessel on his right flank, the Pens’ captain was off to the worst start of his career. He’d collected a paltry two goals and seven assists durin [...]

            

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