“He’s done three things tonight I’ve never seen him do before.”
Those words were uttered by good friend and Wright’s Gym member Dave Karpinski, shortly after Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby narrowly missed cashing in last night with an improbable, corkscrewing effort.
I readily agreed. It seemed to me Crosby was inventing a new move nearly [...]
A couple of games back Phil Krundle, esteemed founding father of PenguinPoop, opined that the Penguins seem to do a better job of getting pucks and bodies to the net when our defensemen join the attack.
It got my nerdy side to thinkin’. Is there any correlation between production from the defense and wins? I also was curious to see how [...]
We’ve got a fight on our hands. A full-blown brawl, in fact.
Looking every bit our equal, the Nashville Predators—fueled by a lethal combination of timely scoring and clutch goaltending—toppled our Penguins, 4-1, in Game Four to even the Stanley Cup Final series at 2-2.
So much for those victory parade plans, at least for the near future.
Unlike the king-sized catfish that landed with a splat on the otherwise pristine Bridgestone Arena ice before the opening faceoff, the Penguins let Game Three of the Stanley Cup Final wriggle off the hook.
It was theirs for the taking. After scoring the opening goal on a hustling second-effort tally by Jake Guentzel—his 13th of this magical p [...]
I confess. When the Penguins beat Nashville in Game Two on Wednesday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Stanley Cup Final, I started feeling giddy about our chances to repeat as champions.
Then I was reminded that the last team to have a shot at winning back-to-back Cups had gone up 2-zip as well. Indeed, the Detroit Red Wings defeated our Pens [...]
Somebody up there likes us. An awful lot.
I can find no other plausible explanation for how the Penguins defeated Nashville last night in Game One of the Stanley Cup Final before 18,618 hand-wringing patrons at PPG Paints Arena.
It sure as hell wasn’t due to a heroic effort on the part of the home team. In all my years of watching Penguins ho [...]