I remember the incident like it was yesterday.
It was Tuesday, May 5, 1992. Game Two of the Patrick Division Finals. Fresh off a rousing come-from-behind conquest of Washington in the opening round of the playoffs, the Penguins had toppled the Rangers—Presidents’ Trophy winners—in Game One at Madison Square Garden.
They were up 1-0 in Game Tw [...]
Thirty-four to twenty-one. Sounds like the score of a typical Steelers game, doesn’t it?
Except in this case, the numbers represent the Penguins’ postseason won-loss record against the Washington Capitals, their opponent for the upcoming second-round series.
Indeed, our Pens have dominated the Caps in Stanley Cup action like no other foe, to [...]
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 [...]
Lately, some wise and extremely knowledgeable hockey pals have voiced very legitimate concerns about our Penguins and their chances to repeat as Stanley Cup champions.
I’m sure they’re not the only ones in Penguins Nation to doubt. So, with all due respect, I thought I’d respond in kind of an open-letter style.
First off, let me say I do und [...]
The history of the Pittsburgh Penguins is filled with anomalies and precursors.
Consider, for example, the strange case involving three of the team’s brightest stars—Michel Briere, Mario Lemieux, and Sidney Crosby. If you add the uniform numbers of Briere (21) and Mario (66), it equals Sid’s 87.
Stuff like that.
Along those lines, the paths [...]
Okay, this really isn’t about the Penguins. But with my journalistic well a little dry, I thought I’d shift gears and take a moment to share about a great new app…and cool little experience…with our PP readers.
Last night I was fortunate enough to attend an event for local hockey bloggers and writers at the new Comcast/Xfinity store at McCand [...]