Paced by the spotless goaltending of rookie Matt Murray and a four-point effort from resurgent Evgeni Malkin, the Penguins dismantled the Rangers 5-0 in Game 4 of their opening-round playoff matchup last night to grab a commanding 3-1 series lead.
Malkin, in particular, silenced his critics with a glowing performance, proving once again that [...]
It was a delicious win. One that featured a little bit of everything for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Timely scoring, clutch goaltending, superb penalty killing, a relentless forecheck…even physical play.
Indeed, last night’s 3-1 victory over the New York Rangers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals reflected a return to the form th [...]
Refusing to play the role of postseason patsy, the New York Rangers walloped the Pittsburgh Penguins with a Game 2 counterpunch yesterday afternoon at Consol Energy Center.
A brisk 4-2 Rangers win. Not to mention a knotted up Eastern Conference quarterfinals matchup with the venue shifting to the unfriendly confines of Madison Sq [...]
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 [...]
Not long ago the Penguins were the hottest team in the National Hockey League. Toast of the ‘Burgh. Winners of eight in a row and 14 out of 15. Before a season-ending loss to the Flyers in a meaningless game (for the Pens) splashed a little cold water on the flames.
That was then. This is now.
It’s a brand-new season. The Stanley Cup playoffs [...]
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 [...]