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Islanders Trip Penguins in Shootout

After watching our team absorb a second-straight shootout loss, it might be easy for us Penguins fans to lose heart. We’re so accustomed to success. Especially in shootouts, where until recently, we ruled. I’ll address the collective concerns of Penguins Nation with a riddle. What do Trevor Daley, Jake Guentzel, Carl Hagelin, Ron Hainsey, Kr [...]

My Favorite Penguins Team

Over the course of their storied 50-year-history, the Penguins have iced all sorts of hockey teams. From the sublime to the hapless…and worse. They’ve literally come in all shapes and sizes. Different colors, too. Until January 1980, the team sported Columbia blue, navy blue and white. Thus, I decided to break with the present and write [...]

Penguins Update: Streit a Guerin in Disguise?

Over the years, the Penguins have featured dozens of foreign-born players representing a virtual smorgasbord of nationalities. Czechs, Finns, Germans (Tom Kuhnhackl), Italians (Nelson Debenedet), Latvians (Peter Skudra), Lithuanians (Darius Kasparaitis), Poles (Nick Harbaruk), Russians, South Koreans (Jim Paek), Slovaks, Swedes and Ukrainians [...]

Penguins Halt Habs in OT

On a night when champagne corks were popping all over the world in frenzied celebration, the Penguins provided the 18,633 fans in attendance at PPG Paints Arena with a special New Year’s Eve treat of their own. Indeed, the Pens closed out 2016 with a bang, clipping Atlantic Division leader Montreal, 4-3, courtesy of a sparkling 37-save effor [...]

Foes Beating Penguins at Their Own Game

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. Everyth [...]

Penguins A Cup Contender

After watching the Penguins clinch their tenth-consecutive playoff berth with a 5-0 drubbing of the New York Islanders on Saturday, I couldn’t help but reflect on last year. When we squeaked past a woeful Buffalo Sabres squad on the final day of the regular season to literally crawl into the playoffs on our belly. Remember? Now we enter the [...]


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