The benumbed expression on the faces of the Washington Capitals as they lined up for the traditional post-series handshake pretty much said it all.
After stumbling through the previous two contests in zombie-like fashion, the real Pittsburgh Penguins showed up last night at the Verizon Center in DC. Indeed, for the first time in a good, long [...]
To borrow from the theme song to the old tearjerker “Love Story,” where do I begin?
I have so many impressions of the Penguins’ stunning 6-2 conquest of Washington at the Verizon Center last night…not all of them good.
Guess I’ll start at the beginning. How we survived another hellish first period, when the Capitals piled up an astounding 35 [...]
I was standing in front of a big screen TV last night at Wright’s Gym, celebrating Toronto’s shocking Game 3 overtime victory over Washington when an unnerving thought popped into my head.
Be careful what you wish for because you just might get it.
You see, I’ve been pulling like mad for the Maple Leafs to knock off the Capitals, thus sparin [...]
As our Penguins prepare to square off with the Philadelphia Flyers tonight in the latest installment of “The Battle of Pennsylvania,” it occurred to me that many younger fans may not understand or fully appreciate the deeply rooted hatred between the two clubs. Especially considering that it’s a kinder, gentler Flyers team we face these days. [...]
With his steel grey eyes and angular jaw, Steve Oleksy bears more than a passing resemblance to former Penguins hit man Ulf Samuelsson. Plays a lot like him, too.
Indeed, since replacing injured defenseman Trevor Daley on December 17, Oleksy’s added some much-needed spice to the Pens’ backline. Through his first five regular-season games wear [...]
It sure was great to see our Penguins trim New Jersey last night before a big holiday crowd at PPG Paints Arena. The black and gold seemed remarkably unfazed by the pasting they received only 24 hours earlier at the hands of red-hot Columbus.
Credit Mike Sullivan and the coaching staff for helping the team turn the page so quickly. The player [...]