Flower Power: Fleury thriving in familiar spot for Penguins

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Marc-Andre Fleury is doing his best to stay in the present. Who knows how much longer he’ll play for the Pittsburgh Penguins? The winningest goaltender in franchise history certainly has no clue. Heck, 10 days ago he was the backup to Matt Murray. Now he’s the most important reason the defending Stanley Cup champions are heading to round two after taking care...
3 days ago

Injuries Gave Penguins First-Round MVP

The Pittsburgh Penguins have had no shortage of injuries this season. For a good chunk of the spring, their defense was mostly composed of AHL players. In the last stretch of the regular season, the Penguins were the most injured playoff-bound team in the NHL; perhaps unsurprisingly, their injuries have continued to haunt them into the postseason. The Penguins entered the first...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Sloppy Penguins in Good Shape… For Now

There’s no need to over analyze what happened on Tuesday night when the Pittsburgh Penguins and Columbus Blue Jackets met for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. The Blue Jackets — determined to avoid getting swept in the series — outplayed the Penguins in every facet of the game. It’s really that simple. And John Tortorella’s guys were finally able to play...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Penguins fan gets creepy tattoo of Phil Kessel riding a hot dog

There are no words to properly describe this tattoo of Phil Kessel that a Penguins fan recently had done on himself.The fan decided to show his love for Kessel in the weirdest way possible. Kessel, who is nicknamed the “Hot Dog Hammer,” is now essentially immortalized on the fan’s lower thigh.The tattoo shows Kessel riding a hot dog, with the Stanley Cup in one hand, and a...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Zach Werenski out for rest of playoffs after taking puck to face

Playoff hockey. It’s one of the most brutal sports out there, which we saw with clarity Sunday night when Zach Werenski took a puck to the face, bled all over the ice and then came back into the game for his Columbus Blue Jackets, who ended up losing to the Pittsburgh Penguins to fall to 0-3 on the series.After the game, Werenski shared this picture, which shows just how badly...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Does anyone stand in the way of the Pittsburgh Penguins?

Through the first two games of the Stanley Cup playoffs, the Pittsburgh Penguins have shown that they have been here before.  The Pens are playing a young Columbus Blue Jackets team that has never won a playoff series, and it has shown.  Seth Jones and the Jackets have gotten out to great starts in games one and two, but have nothing to show for it.  With just two goals on 72...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Dispatch planned to troll Penguins with “Sid The Kid” masks, canceled after backlash

The Columbus Dispatch took a shot at an opposing player ahead of the Blue Jackets’ NHL playoff home opener against the Pittsburgh Penguins Sunday, but that shot backfired.The Dispatch tweeted Friday about a promotion where they’ll distribute crying “Sid The Kid” masks mocking Penguins’ star Sidney Crosby with Sunday’s paper, and they got plenty of negative responses...
Via Awful Announcing
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Pens fan stabbed in head with screwdriver refuses treatment until after game

A Pittsburgh Penguins fan was stabbed in the head with a screwdriver Wednesday night during the team's playoff game against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Unbelievably, the fan was so locked into watching his team that he refused to go to the hospital until after the game had concluded.Colin Dunlap of CBS Pittsburgh provided the stunning details. For many, hockey is life.For this 43...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Marc-Andre Fleury gets surprise start in net for Penguins

Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins: First round preview and prediction

For a team that earned 111 points in the regular season, round one vs. the Columbus Blue Jackets will be no easy task for the Penguins.  The Blue Jackets have the fourth most points in the NHL with 108, but because of the current playoff format, the second and fourth best teams in the regular season have to meet in round one. The Penguins and Blue Jackets each had a record of 2...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 4/7: The last time we saw a goalie's face

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while waiting for our NHL playoff matchup. Happy birthday today to Adrian Beltre, Tiki & Ronde Barber, Ricky Watters, Suzann Pettersen, Pascal Dupuis, and Tony Dorsett. On this date in 1974 Andy Brown of the Pittsburgh...
Via Yardbarker
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins D Kris Letang out four to six months

Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang will undergo surgery to repair a herniated disc in his neck. Letang has missed the last 20 games of the season and will miss the Stanley Cup playoffs as well. The doctors of the Penguins attempted to rehab the disk by methods other than surgery, but a recent MRI showed that surgery was necessary.The star defenseman appeared in 41 games this...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 3/29: Free hats (Caps fans only)

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while taking up sculpting on the side.A happy birthday today to Walt Frazier, Earl Campbell, Jennifer Capriati and Maxim Lapierre. On this date in 1989 Sergei Priakin became the first Soviet player allowed to play in the NHL...
Via Yardbarker
25 days ago  |  Discuss

No discipline for Crosby for slashing off Methot’s fingertip

Sidney Crosby will not be subjected to any discipline for a slash that ripped off the fingertip of Marc Methot, per NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, who told ESPN the league is not investigating the matter.The incident occurred during the Pittsburgh Penguins’ 2-1 loss to the Ottawa Senators Thursday night. Methot missed the final 45 minutes of the game after coming off the ice...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Box Score 3/24: Waiting on West Virginia

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Happy Friday and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while wait for the Mountaineers to shoot the ball.Happy birthday today to Chris Bosh, Corey Hart, Ron Hainsey, Peyton Manning, Mike Vanderjagt and Penny Toler. On this date in 1979 Magic Johnson scored a triple-double for...
Via Yardbarker
March 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Mario Lemieux sends letter, signed puck to hospitalized child

When he heard that Darran Dunlap, a young girl in Pittsburgh, had cancer, Pittsburgh Penguins Hall of Fame center Mario Lemieux took matters into his owns hands. Without solicitation from Darran or her father, who hosts a morning radio show in Pittsburgh, Lemieux sent a letter encouraging Dunlap to keep fighting.“Darran, please accept my heartfelt best wishes to you for successful...
Via Sportsnaut
March 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Chris Kunitz hits goaltender Keith Kinkaid in the junk

Goaltenders in the NHL wear a lot of protective equipment, but sometimes even the bulkiest of pads aren’t enough to protect the family jewels. New Jersey Devils goalie Keith Kinkaid found this out the hard way when Chris Kunitz was trying to stuff in a loose puck which was sitting between Kinkaid’s legs.Warning – Men may cringe watching this video. (Shudder)It’s actually...
Via The Comeback
March 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Penguins Ron Hainsey sidelined with upper-body injury

PITTSBURGH (AP) The depleted Pittsburgh Penguins defense has taken another hit. Coach Mike Sullivan says defenseman Ron Hainsey is week-to-week with an upper-body injury. The Penguins acquired the 35-year-old Hainsey just before the trade deadline. Hainsey has one assist in 10 games since joining Pittsburgh. The Penguins called up Derrick Pouliot from their AHL affiliate in Wilkes...
Via Associated Press
March 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Penguins fan uses spare ticket to take homeless man to game

A Pittsburgh Penguins fan was on his way to last Friday’s game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at PPG Paints Arena when a homeless man named Rob asked him for some money. What happened next is nothing short of heartwarming.Jimmy Mains, a police officer in Rankin, Pa., realized he had no cash, but had a spare ticket for the game. So, instead of leaving Rob empty-handed and on the...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 10, 2017  |  Discuss

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