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Penguins Stanley Cup Update: Chinks in Murray’s Armor?

pp0632 We’ve all heard the comparisons. He’s the next Ken Dryden. A sure-fire NHL All-Star for years to come. Maybe even a future Hall of Famer. The plaudits…and excitement…were understandable. Especially given the way Penguins rookie goalie Matt Murray wowed us down the homestretch and through the first couple of rounds of the playoffs. So cool. S [...]

Penguins Playoff Update: The Comeback Kids?

pp0623 The time for a more traditional post had long since passed when I got to wondering. How many times have the Penguins rallied from a 3-games-to-2 deficit to win a playoff series? I decided to do some digging. The Pens have overcome 3-2 series deficits (or worse) to emerge victorious six times in their storied postseason history. Coincidence o [...]

Penguins Playoff Update: Time to Switch Part II

pp0621 Back in the day, before the evils of smoking were fully understood, a popular cigarette brand used to boast, “Tareyton smokers would rather fight than switch!” Mind you, I’m not trying to start a battle among Penguins faithful. But I thought I’d revisit my “Murray or Fleury” query from May 18. I’ll ask again. Should the Penguins switch goali [...]

Newcomers Power Penguins Past Capitals in OT

pp0613 Leave it to lucky No. 13. With the stealth of a black (and gold) cat slipping from the shadows at the bewitching hour, Nick Bonino materialized–seemingly out of nowhere–to score the series-winner last night in Game 6 before an anxious throng at Consol Energy Center, effectively pounding a wooden stake through the Washington Capita [...]

Capitals Thump Penguins 3-1

00ppfront It ain’t over till it’s over. Whether the Washington Capitals used that time-honored Yogi Berra-ism as motivation to claw back from the brink in their second-round series with the Penguins is anybody’s guess. But they sure played like it in Game 5. From Alex Ovechkin’s clutch game-opening goal and two-point performance to a bounce-back 30-sav [...]

Penguins Playoff Update: Love for the Reverend Part II

00ppfront He’s the Rodney Dangerfield of the Penguins’ defense. Close your eyes and you can picture him standing before his teammates in the locker room. Dressed in a dark suit, tugging on his tie. Eyes bulging. Sweat pouring from his brow. I’ll tell ya’ I don’t get no respect. Actually, it’s been a season of quiet vindication for Ben Lovejoy. Followin [...]

            

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