Back in 1991, Penguins coaching legend Bob Johnson was fond of saying it took contributions from all 28 of his players to bring the Stanley Cup to Pittsburgh. In the wake of the Pens’ 5-2 thumping of the visiting New York Rangers last night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals, it’s safe to say the black and gold has a leg up on [...]
It was bound to happen. Sooner or later, the Penguins were going to lose a game. As inevitable as death and taxes.
Might even do them some good, heading into the Stanley Cup playoffs. Remind them of how much it stinks to wind up on the short end of the stick. Lord knows, they haven’t had much experience with it lately.
Still, I hate losing to [...]
It was a milestone game of sorts for our Pittsburgh Penguins. Skating before a raucous sellout crowd at the Verizon Center, the black and gold withstood a furious rally by the home-standing Capitals to pocket their eighth-straight win, courtesy of a stunning backhand tally by captain Sidney Crosby with a minute left in overtime.
Thursday nigh [...]
When the Penguins went down by three goals to the Ottawa Senators at the Canadian Tire Centre last night, I found myself thinking strange thoughts.
Maybe it’ll be good for ’em to lose one, I reasoned. Get it out of their system before the playoffs begin.
The Penguins didn’t agree. Sparked by a typically grimy Patric Hornqvist tally and [...]
After watching the Penguins clinch their tenth-consecutive playoff berth with a 5-0 drubbing of the New York Islanders on Saturday, I couldn’t help but reflect on last year. When we squeaked past a woeful Buffalo Sabres squad on the final day of the regular season to literally crawl into the playoffs on our belly.
Now we enter the [...]
It wasn’t all that long ago that the New York Rangers had the Penguins’ number. Especially goalie Henrik Lundqvist.
How times have changed.
Exuding a grit and resilience that’s come to typify their efforts under Mike Sullivan, the Penguins overcame two deficits on Sunday–not to mention tired legs–to beat New Yor [...]