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Penguins Playoff Update: Rowney on the Rise

He leads the Penguins with 50 postseason hits. To put that in perspective, it’s one more than Washington bad boy Tom Wilson dished out over the same number of games (13). For good measure, the sandy-haired winger with the ready smile registered three assists during Game Five last Sunday to earn the No. 1 star, an honor usually reserved for bl [...]

Penguins Playoff Update: The Great Goalie Debate

WHOOSH. You could almost hear the lid on the can of worms pop open when Penguins coach Mike Sullivan pulled Marc-Andre Fleury in favor of Matt Murray 13 minutes into our disastrous Game Three loss to Ottawa. Sound as a pound and razor-sharp following an extended layoff, Murray stopped 19 of 20 shots. It’s sure to spark a reprise of the “Grea [...]

Playoff Preview: Penguins Can’t Afford a Letdown

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? Enough musing. Suffice it to say, there’s a wee bit of [...]

Penguins Stun Capitals 2-0 in Game 7

The benumbed expression on the faces of the Washington Capitals as they lined up for the traditional post-series handshake pretty much said it all. After stumbling through the previous two contests in zombie-like fashion, the real Pittsburgh Penguins showed up last night at the Verizon Center in DC. Indeed, for the first time in a good, long [...]

A Message for the Penguins: Get Back to Basics

A year can do a lot to your memory. Especially when you get to be my age. I’m trying to part the haze and remember how the Penguins played last spring. Every once in a while an image pops through. Fast comes to mind. Jet fast. And precise. I recall us advancing the puck with a combination of crisp, tape-to-tape passes. If we dumped the puck [...]

Capitals Rout Penguins, Knot Series at 3-3

Just when I thought things couldn’t get any worse for our Penguins, they did. In a stinko performance, the likes of which hadn’t been seen since Mike Sullivan took over as coach, the Pens were throttled by Washington in Game Six. The disheartening 5-2 defeat evened the Second Round series at 3 games apiece and set up a Game Seven showdown in [...]

            

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