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GIF: Evgeni Malkin punches Justin Williams while he’s down on the ice

Evgeni Malkin completely lost his cool with Justin Williams and punched the LA forward in the head after both men fell to the ice. It’s clear the two men were pretty heated, but Malkin crosses the line by punching Williams after he’s defenseless on the ice. (H/T Reddit Hockey)
Via Puck Drunk Love
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Explaining the Penguins loyalty to Marc-Andre Fleury

The final moment of the Penguins Stanley Cup clinching victory in 2009 will be forever etched in our minds as a vision of goalie Marc-Andre Fleury desperately diving across the net to save a Nick Lidstrom shot, and preserve the win. It was certainly his finest moment, one that temporarily erased his gaffe in the […] The post Explaining the Penguins Loyalty to Marc-Andre Fleury...
Via Two Pad Stack
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Key Observations Heading Into Game 9 Between the Penguins and Kings

By: Casey Johnston (@DarthHockey) Over the past summer a major topic of conversation for the Penguins was the bottom-six forward corps.  Jim Rutherford did what he could do to repair the group by retaining Marcel Goc and Brandon Sutter and bringing in Nick Spaling, Blake Comeau, and Steve Downie.  This was a welcome relief for a team that spent the last two seasons in the bottom...
Via The PensNation
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

The New Cult Hero has Always Been Here by @kjcmalakai

Not the cult hero we deserved - the cult hero we neededA couple of weeks ago I wrote about the Penguins needed a new cult hero.  A cult hero in hockey is a non-superstar that a fanbase has a ravenous affinity for and Pascal Dupuis certainly fits this description.  This became readily apparent to me when he returned to the ice the very next game following being taken off of the...
Via PensInitiative
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 8 – Even Adams Scores in Pens 8-3 Win Over Devils

By: Meesh Shanmugam Pens 8   Devils 3 Record: 5-2-1 Goals Comeau (2) from Dupuis Malkin (4) (PP) from Hornqvist, Letang Hornqvist (5) from Despres Adams (1) from Sutter Crosby (6) from Kunitz, Despres Dupuis (4 (PP) from Downie, Maatta Downie (1) (PP) from Comeau, Sutter Click here to read the goal assessments Penalties Downie (holding): Overly aggressive (tries to defend Zubrus...
Via The PensNation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sidney Crosby scores twice as Penguins rout Devils

  Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby scored two of four second-period goals and the Pittsburgh Penguins netted seven straight in an 8-3 rout of the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night. Trailing 3-1, the Penguins rallied behind Malkin. He extended his point streak to eight games with a power-play goal, his fourth of the year. Crosby scored his sixth and seventh goals, Patric Hornqvist...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

SNAPSHOT: Pens destroy Devils 8-3

Things got off to a really bad start. But it was only up from there. Down 3-1 in the second period, the Penguins used their ridicious powerplay to climb back in the game,and the Devils were left stunned. TURNING POINT 11:15 left in the second period and the Devils get called for too many men on the ice. Evgeni Malkin scores to make it 3-2. The Hornqvist scores to make it 3-3. Then...
Via The Pensblog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

HotTake Tuesday: Maatta, Malkin and More.

Welcome to HotTake Tuesday, yinz! Today we’ll be covering some topics in the beginning of the post and get to your questions in the latter half.  So grab a nice hot cup of coffee, sit back, dig in, and enjoy this week’s serving of HotTakes. How much does Olli Maatta Mean to the Penguins? Richter: What an unbelievable kid. We knew he was poised by seeing him become a full-time...
Via The PensNation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh @Penguins in Horror Movies by @ryannoble66 and @ChicksDigHockey.

Those of you who followed us last year might remember our "FAMOUS MOVIE MONSTERS STARRING THE PENS!" post. If not, take a look here. This year, we decided not to limit our ideas to classic "creature features" and explore some horror movies that were filmed since color has been added to "picture boxes".Take a Halloween stroll with us as we re-imagine...
Via PensInitiative
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Olli Maatta to undergo surgery to remove tumor

A somewhat scary situation for Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta came to light on Monday as it was announced that the 20-year-old defenseman will undergo surgery next week to remove a tumor from his neck. Doctors said there is an 85-percent chance that the tumor could be a form of “low-grade thyroid cancer.” The tumor was discovered during preseason physicals and the...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins’ Olli Maatta Undergo Surgery For Tumor, Full Recovery Expected

Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Matta will undergo surgery to have a tumor removed, the team announce Monday. According to the Penguins, Maatta’s tumor could be low-grade thyroid cancer. However, according to team physician Dr. Dharmesh Vyas, the Penguins’ medical staff is confident the 20-year-old Maatta can make a full recovery. “Olli will have surgery to remove the...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Why You're Probably Wrong About Craig Adams and Corsi by @ToonsBrian

Everybody loves a scapegoat. This season, the early favorite to play that role is one Craig Adams. And why not?Craig Adams will not score 10 goals. He's only done that once in his career, in the 2005-06 season which he spent in Carolina. Nor will he put up 25 points. He's never done that.But this is Pittsburgh. And putting up points is the only way fans measure the worth...
Via PensInitiative
4 days ago  |  Discuss

RECAP: Game 7. That’s how you bounce back.

Coming off two tough losses, the effort put in by the Pens Saturday night in Nashville was exactly what you would want to see.  They controlled the first two periods off the game, outshooting the Preds 22-12.  In the third period they were able to put the game out of reach early with two power play goals.  It wasn’t perfect, but it was as close to that as we’ve seen.  Once...
Via The Pensblog
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pluses and Minuses: Are the Penguins Too Soft?

The Pittsburgh Penguins dropped their second game in a row, this time by allowing 3 goals in a stretch of 6:55 against the Detroit Red Wings. Yes, it is an ugly way to lose a game. Yes, it is the second time in the three games the team has lost that they were burned by […] The post Pluses and Minuses: Are the Penguins Too Soft? appeared first on Two Pad Stack.
Via Two Pad Stack
5 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Pittsburgh Penguins Show Canada Support

A tribute to Canada was shown by the Pittsburgh Penguins as they played “O Canada” before their game Wednesday night as they took on the Philadelphia Flyers. The Penguins did this as a Canadian soldier was killed during an attack in Ottawa in the morning hours Wednesday. The crowd sung the Canadian national anthem as the tribute was shown on both the scoreboard and on the ice...
Via Beyond The Benches
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Penguins perform 'O Canada' following tragedy

The Pittsburgh Penguins decided to add “O Canada” before their game against the Philadelphia Flyers following the horrible tragedy on Parliament Hill. While that gesture would have been nice enough, the Penguins took things a step further and transformed their arena into one giant “We Love Canada” display. Great move by the Penguins organization.
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 days ago  |  Discuss

So Rutherford said he wants to re-sign Fleury

A little over a month ago, Marc-Andre Fleury was asked about his future plans and responded by stating that he would prefer to end his career in Pittsburgh.  A free agent at season’s end, Fleury reiterated his love for the city, fans, team, and coaching staff.  Marc-Andre Fleury said all the things you’d expect Marc-Andre Fleury to say. Today, GM Jim Rutherford was...
Via The Pensblog
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WBS Penguins Spoil The Weekend For St. John’s

The Wilkes- Barre Scranton Penguins, AHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, rained on the St. John’s IceCaps, AHL affiliate of the Winnipeg Jets, parade as they defeated them in a 2-1 OT triumph during the home opener on at Mile One Centre on Friday. Reid McNeill scored the overtime winner for the Penguins, and snapped them out of a two game losing streak. The WBS Penguins...
Via Beyond The Benches
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Sidney Crosby dressed as Rocky Balboa for Halloween

Sidney Crosby, arguably the best hockey player in the world, plays for the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Penguins and their fans don’t like the Philadelphia Flyers, and the feeling is quite mutual. Flyers fans have a particularly strong hatred for Crosby. With that in mind, do you think Sid the Kid dressing as Rocky Balboa for...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Sidney Crosby troll Flyers fans with Halloween costume?

Halloween is always a good time to catch your favorite athletes dressed as semi-boring costumes, unless they drift into the racist end of the pool (looking at you, Raffi Torres). Or if you’re Sidney Crosby, you use your costume to possibly troll your arch enemy. Check out the picture below, from the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Halloween party this weekend: Loading Halloween in advance...
Via Sports-Glory
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins Injury Update: Pascal Dupuis Returns to Practice the Day After Leaving Ice on a Stretcher

Pittsburgh Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis returned to practice today, less than 24 hours after leaving the ice on a stretcher. The USA Today is reporting that Dupuis participated in conditioning activities with trainers during the Friday morning skate.#457114862 / gettyimages.comPhoto proof that Pascal Dupuis is here and is skating on @CONSOLEnergyCtr ice.—...
Via Sports Injury Alert
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Five thoughts from Pittsburgh Penguins Opening Night

The 2014 NHL season came in with a roar for the Pittsburgh Penguins, who erupted for six goals in their home opener against the Anaheim Ducks. The win was the Pens fourth straight in a season opener, and while it was an entertaining game, there’s no denying just how different it was compared to what Penguins fans are used to seeing. A new system and some new faces were on display...
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Predicting Pittsburgh Penguins line combinations

How will the Penguins lines shake out this season? There has been great discussion throughout training camp about what the Penguins offense will look like this season. The Penguins have a ton of new faces to go with a faster, more skill-oriented system under new head coach Mike Johnston, but many are wondering just how the lineup will shake out come game day. More specifically, what...
25 days ago  |  Discuss

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