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Not So Fast: Sharks Top Penguins in Game 5 to Extend Finals

Put the champagne back on ice. Cancel those victory parade plans. The Penguins’ must wait a couple more days for another shot at hoisting Lord Stanley’s glittering chalice. In the Game 5 battle of young goalies, San Jose’s Martin Jones reigned supreme. Imitating his former Kings mentor, Jonathan Quick, the first-year starter made 44 saves—inc [...]

Penguins Rutherford Evokes Memories of Bastien

As I was thinking about yesterday’s trade and how it might affect our Penguins—artistically and financially—it brought to mind a general manager from the past. His name was Aldege “Baz” Bastien. Like present-day GM Jim Rutherford he, too, was a former goalie who had once backstopped a Steel City hockey team. In Baz’s case, the old Pittsburgh [...]

Penguins History: Nick Harbaruk

Few players have overcome greater obstacles to play in the NHL than former Penguin Mikolaj Nicholas “Nick” Harbaruk. Born in Nazi-occupied Drohiczyn, Poland on August 16, 1943, Harbaruk escaped his war-torn country as a young boy and settled in Toronto with his family. Nick quickly adapted to his new home. Like most Canadian youths, he develo [...]

Penguins-Flyers Rivalry Part 1: Roots (1925-1967)

Separated by only 300 miles of rolling Pennsylvania hills and grasslands, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia are worlds apart in terms of culture. Situated along the Delaware River, Philadelphia’s origins are deeply rooted in the American Revolution. The “City of Brotherly of Love” boasts of iconic symbols of freedom like Independence Hall and the L [...]

Memories of a Penguins Fan: My First Hockey Hero

As a kid growing up in suburban Pittsburgh I was an avid sports fan. My dad Jim Buker had played baseball and basketball at Oliver High School. He passed his love of sports on to his first son. Not coincidentally, my favorite sports were baseball and basketball. During the summer I had a transistor radio glued to my ear, eagerly following the [...]

Gameday Poop: Pittsburgh Penguins vs Toronto Maple Leafs

The Penguins are taking on the red hot Toronto Maple Leafs this afternoon or this evening which ever one of those 5pm falls under and nothing is really at stake. If the Pens win it could mathematically eliminate the Leafs that are in last place, a place that they were so entrenched in that going 8-2 in the last 10 games hasn’t removed t [...]

            

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