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Posts tagged Washington Capitals

Washington Whips Penguins 4-2 in Game Five

679771554_slide 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 [...]

Penguins Playoff Update: By the Numbers

00ppfront 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 [...]

Penguins Stave Off Capitals 3-2

Image14 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 [...]

Penguins Playoff Update: Shades of ‘92

Image12 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 [...]

Capitals Outlast Penguins in OT

675648756_slide 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 [...]

Penguins Playoff Update: Policemen Wanted

675600686_slide 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 [...]

            

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