It was a night of surprises.
After missing Game Four with a concussion, captain Sidney Crosby made a triumphal return to the Penguins’ lineup, by all appearances fit as a fiddle and rarin’ to go. On the flip side, slumping Capitals counterpart Alex Ovechkin was unceremoniously dropped to the third line by his coach, Barry Trotz.
The end resul [...]
A win is a win.
If I’ve heard that adage once, I’ve heard it a thousand times. And I certainly won’t disagree.
Still, while our Penguins have captured a remarkable seven of nine playoff contests thus far, they haven’t earned many style points along the way.
With an extra day between games and a little time to kill, I thought I’d share some nu [...]
They say all is fair in love and war. Perhaps in hockey, too.
Two nights after Washington kayoed our captain, Sidney Crosby, in dastardly fashion, the Penguins resorted to a little chicanery in Game 4 to ensure a win.
With two minutes remaining and the locals clinging to a precarious 3-2 lead, forward Nick Bonino bought a bogus high-sticking [...]
I remember the incident like it was yesterday.
It was Tuesday, May 5, 1992. Game Two of the Patrick Division Finals. Fresh off a rousing come-from-behind conquest of Washington in the opening round of the playoffs, the Penguins had toppled the Rangers—Presidents’ Trophy winners—in Game One at Madison Square Garden.
They were up 1-0 in Game Tw [...]
With sincere apologies to our faithful PenguinPoop readers and guests, I don’t have time to post a more traditional game summary. Instead, I’ll dispense with the details and share a few recollections of last night’s heartbreaking 3-2 overtime loss to the Capitals in Game 3 at PPG Paints Arena.
Rarely have I been prouder of our guys. Dealing w [...]
Those who live by the sword die by the sword.
It’s a Biblical warning to those who use violence as a means to an end.
While our Penguins generally are model citizens when it comes to matters of on-ice decorum, they’ve engaged in their own form of risky behavior over the past couple of seasons.
Indeed, there’s something downright dangerous ab [...]