Hockey is a game of inches. That saying was especially true during the Senators’ 2-1 triumph over our Penguins in Game Six last night, which knotted the Eastern Conference Final at 3-3 and set up a deciding Game Seven in the ‘Burgh on Thursday.
Pens goalie Matt Murray missed closing off the far post by inches, enabling Bobby Ryan to beat him [...]
Desperate times call for desperate measures.
The thought no doubt flashed through the mind of Penguins coach Mike Sullivan as he scanned the visitors’ locker room at Canadian Tire Centre following Wednesday’s dismal Game Three loss to Ottawa.
He’d just witnessed the Pens’ worst effort since assuming the coaching job 17 months earlier—certainl [...]
“You can’t expect to win games getting a start like that, especially in the playoffs,” Sidney Crosby said following last night’s Game Three debacle in Ottawa.
Truer words were never spoken.
While the voracious young Senators opened with a buzz-saw intensity, the Penguins slogged out of the starting gate at a snail’s pace. It cost them, big ti [...]
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?
Suffice it to say, there’s a wee bit of [...]
It didn’t show up on the score sheet. And it definitely won’t make a short list of Sidney Crosby’s career highlights. Unlike his fabulous one-handed goal against Buffalo on Tuesday night.
But Crosby’s pushback during a first-period scrum against Ottawa last night spoke volumes of his character and leadership. Not to mention his banged-up team [...]
When the Penguins went down by three goals to the Ottawa Senators at the Canadian Tire Centre last night, I found myself thinking strange thoughts.
Maybe it’ll be good for ’em to lose one, I reasoned. Get it out of their system before the playoffs begin.
The Penguins didn’t agree. Sparked by a typically grimy Patric Hornqvist tally and [...]