Not long ago the Penguins were the hottest team in the National Hockey League. Toast of the ‘Burgh. Winners of eight in a row and 14 out of 15. Before a season-ending loss to the Flyers in a meaningless game (for the Pens) splashed a little cold water on the flames.
That was then. This is now.
It’s a brand-new season. The Stanley Cup playoffs [...]
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.
Now we enter the [...]
It wasn’t all that long ago that the New York Rangers had the Penguins’ number. Especially goalie Henrik Lundqvist.
How times have changed.
Exuding a grit and resilience that’s come to typify their efforts under Mike Sullivan, the Penguins overcame two deficits on Sunday–not to mention tired legs–to beat New Yor [...]
The news on the medical front wasn’t good. In fact, it hardly could’ve been worse.
In the wake of the Penguins’ hard-fought 3-2 triumph over Columbus, the team announced on Saturday that superstar center Evgeni Malkin will miss six-to-eight weeks with an upper-body injury. One that likely will shelve him until the second-round of Stanley Cup [...]
Oh no. Here we go again.
Those were my thoughts last night as I watched the Rangers celebrate Chris Kreider’s second-period goal on the big-screen TV at Wright’s Gym.
Indeed, the game was following an all-too-familiar script. An on-ice version of the movie Groundhog Day, where the same scenario keeps repeating. One that’s resulted in a horrid [...]
The trend, unfortunately, continues. Once again our Penguins fell prey to a key Metropolitan Division rival. A larger, more physical one to boot.
The Pens certainly had their moments during last night’s disappointing 3-2 loss to Washington at the Verizon Center. They were the quicker, more vibrant team to open the game. When Patric Hornqvist [...]