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Capitals Thump Penguins 3-1

00ppfront It ain’t over till it’s over. Whether the Washington Capitals used that time-honored Yogi Berra-ism as motivation to claw back from the brink in their second-round series with the Penguins is anybody’s guess. But they sure played like it in Game 5. From Alex Ovechkin’s clutch game-opening goal and two-point performance to a bounce-back 30-sav [...]

Penguins Push Capitals to Brink

00ppfront Vying for control of their second-round series, the Penguins and Capitals served up a taut Game 4 thriller last night before a sellout throng at Consol Energy Center. Indeed, the Pens’ 3-2 overtime victory was packed with enough plot twists and momentum shifts to do Alfred Hitchcock proud. The opening scene bore an uncanny resemblance to the [...]

Penguins Update: Revisiting Ray’s Drafts

shero2 In Ray we trust. Remember that axiom? Indeed, it wasn’t all that long ago that former Penguins (and current Devils) general manager Ray Shero was the toast of the town. Back when he regularly fleeced his GM brethren (Chris Kunitz for Ryan Whitney). Moves that earned him General Manager of the Year honors in 2013. Before a string of playoff di [...]

Penguins Stun Capitals 3-1

pp0541 A springboard game. That’s what NBCSN analyst Pierre McGuire called Wednesday’s impressive 3-1 Penguins victory over a very good Capitals team on the road. Pierre may be right. A hockey team in search of an identity may have, indeed, found one. It wasn’t so much that the Penguins won as how they won. After failing to convert on an extended 5 [...]

THE KID, MALKIN in the MIDDLE and the PICKLESTABBING PINBALL WIZARD STAAL

Three centers — three lines and an obscene number of shots on goal. If it wasn’t for Vokoun’s outstanding goaltending they might have called the game using the mercy rule. Fleury who had a little shaky 2nd period made up for that in the 3rd, the OT and put up another stonewall in the gimmick shootout. But once again it̵ [...]

            

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