As I settled into my seat at the Pennsbury Pub and Grille to watch yesterday’s Game Five clash between the Penguins and Senators, I was hoping against hope the locals would give a good account of themselves. What I witnessed was beyond my wildest dreams.
Easy on the blood pressure, too.
For the better part of a most pleasant afternoon, the Pe [...]
Desperate times call for desperate measures.
The thought no doubt flashed through the mind of Penguins coach Mike Sullivan as he scanned the visitors’ locker room at Canadian Tire Centre following Wednesday’s dismal Game Three loss to Ottawa.
He’d just witnessed the Pens’ worst effort since assuming the coaching job 17 months earlier—certainl [...]
“You can’t expect to win games getting a start like that, especially in the playoffs,” Sidney Crosby said following last night’s Game Three debacle in Ottawa.
Truer words were never spoken.
While the voracious young Senators opened with a buzz-saw intensity, the Penguins slogged out of the starting gate at a snail’s pace. It cost them, big ti [...]
In a taut, white-knuckle thriller played before an anxious overflow crowd of 18,610 at PPG Paints Arena, the Penguins overcame injuries and adversity to edge Ottawa, 1-0, and even the Eastern Conference Final matchup at one game apiece.
It was playoff hockey at its finest as the Pens, backs to the wall, authored an effort worthy of defending [...]
We’re No. 2 and We Try Harder.
The popular catchphrase, once the hub of a clever ad campaign run by Avis Rent-A-Car in its war with giant rival Hertz, seemed an altogether appropriate theme for the Penguins’ disappointing 2-1 overtime loss to Ottawa last night.
Assuming the role of Avis, the Senators outskated, outworked…heck…pretty much out [...]
Has it really been ten years since Ottawa schooled an up-and-coming Penguins team in the opening round of the 2007 playoffs?
I guess so. Heck, Colby Armstrong, Ryan Malone, Max Talbot and Ryan Whitney—young guns back then—have all retired from the NHL. That doesn’t seem possible, does it?
Suffice it to say, there’s a wee bit of [...]