Penguins’ Lack of Discipline Results in Lasting Damage

The Pittsburgh Penguins’ locker room immediately after their 4-0 loss to the Canadiens Tuesday night was a tense place to be. Reporters had seen Mike Sullivan in better spirits after actual playoff losses. One reporter said that this was “probably as aggravated as I’ve seen Mike Sullivan after a loss.” Mike Sullivan gave short responses to most of the questions, but on...
Via The Hockey Writers
6 hours ago

Tape2Tape: Is Matt Murray’s Contract a Risk or Reward?

Before playing a single minute of game action for the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2016-17, Matt Murray has signed a multi-year extension with the franchise he led to the Stanley Cup last season. The extension is a three-year deal worth $11.25-million with a cap hit of $3.75-million, according to Pierre LeBrun. Further to @TSNBobMcKenzie, Matt Murray's new contract with the Penguins...
Via The Hockey Writers
7 hours ago

Penguins Jump the Gun With Murray?

Jim Rutherford and the Pittsburgh Penguins officially locked up Matt Murray for three years, sending a message loud and clear that he’s the future of Pittsburgh’s goaltending. With an average annual value of $3.75 million, are they overpaying for a youngster with such limited experience in the NHL? Was the timing right for this deal? At 22 years old, there’s no way of knowing...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Penguins rally in 3rd, top Sharks 3-2 in Stanley Cup rematch

PITTSBURGH (AP) Evgeni Malkin, Scott Wilson and Patric Hornqvist scored during a furious third-period rally to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night. The Penguins trailed by two goals after two largely lifeless periods in a rematch of last June's Stanley Cup Final before catching fire late. Hornqvist and Malkin both finished with...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins: GM Jim Rutherford Patient with Goalie Saga, but a Decision Looms

General manager Jim Rutherford announced early Thursday morning that the Pittsburgh Penguins had reached a three-year extension with goaltender Matt Murray, allowing the 22-year-old netminder to man the crease up until the 2019-20 campaign. “We knew we would have to go through the process,” Rutherford said.  “I think it’s good for Matt and good for the Penguins to get it...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago

Penguins sign goalie Murray to 3-year extension

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Penguins rewarded goaltender Matt Murray's work in the Stanley Cup playoffs with a new contract. The team announced on Thursday that Murray has agreed to a three-year extension that will run through the 2019-2020 season and carries an average annual value of $3.75 million. The 22-year-old Murray helped the Penguins to the franchise's fourth championship...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins lock up Matt Murray with three-year contract extension

The Pittsburgh Penguins announced Thursday morning that they've agreed to a three-year contract extension with goaltender Matt Murray. The deal carries an average annual value of $3.75 million.Murray is just 22 years old and technically in his rookie season this year, but he won the starting job from Marc-Andre Fleury and led the Penguins to a Stanley Cup championship last spring...
Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

4 months after Cup clash, Penguins, Sharks meet again

PITTSBURGH (AP) The stakes are nowhere near the same: hockey immortality versus two points in the standings in the second week of a long season. Still, the San Jose Sharks and Pittsburgh Penguins expect the atmosphere to be a little more heated than the usual NHL October product when they meet Thursday night barely four months removed from Pittsburgh's six-game victory in the Stanley...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

RECAP: All Quiet on the Western Front

The theme in this game was the Penguins could be the first team since the 19-whatever Red Wings to go 3-0 as defending Cup champs, so you basically knew they were going to lose right out of the gate. Gotta start this by saying that ol’ Double-J is all class with the anthems. If you don’t get jammed up when Jeff Jimerson belts out the Star Spangled Banner, get real. You probably...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins: Crosby injury update

Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby, who has missed the first two games of the season due to a concussion, was on the ice alone Saturday morning. Crosby was diagnosed with a concussion on October 7th, shortly after leading Canada to a gold medal in the World Cup of Hockey. Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said that the injury Crosby sustained, occurred at a Penguins practice taken...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Justin Williams obliterates Evgeni Malkin with dangerous hit

Justin Williams channeled his inner WWE wrestler during Thursday’s Capitals-Penguins tilt, grabbing Evgeni Malkin with a nasty horse collar and slamming the star hard towards the ice. Welcome back, gruesome, gruesome hockey — Mike Tunison (@xmasape) October 14, 2016 Williams was given a two-minute roughing penalty for grappling Malkin to the...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Williams destroys Evgeni Malkin with vicious takedown

Justin Williams took out some anger on the Pittsburgh Penguins Thursday night, specifically against Evgeni Malkin. The Washington Capitals winger got a 2-minute penalty for roughing when he pulled off a wrestling takedown on Malkin late in the second period of the game between the teams: Welcome back, gruesome, gruesome hockey — Mike Tunison (@xmasape...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins debut swanky new Stanley Cup rings

The Pittsburgh Penguins can now put a ring on it to remember their Stanley Cup championship season. The Penguins were presented with custom Jostens-made rings on Saturday in a private ceremony at the Heinz History Center.  The ring features a Penguins logo crest in black onyx stone with a half-carat diamond. It features 18 yellow diamonds, one tapered baguette diamond (whatever...
Via Puck Drunk Love
11 days ago  |  Discuss

‘Let’s go Kessel’ chanted during Team USA World Cup game

Fans in attendance at Team USA’s final game in what has been a disastrous appearance in the World Cup of Hockey added insult to injury by chanting “Let’s Go Kessel” during play. That moment when the ACC starts chanting "LET'S GO KESSEL" in the middle of a #TeamUSA Game #WCH2016 #SavageChirps — Bar South N Celly™ (@BarSouthNCelly) September...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
29 days ago  |  Discuss

YB Box Score: 9/22/16 - Aaron, Felix and A Tribe Called Quest

Welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while we wait for the next Dodgers-Giants series. (At least it will be more spirited than Team USA vs. Team Canada vs. Team North America... wait what now?) Around the league:  Something doesn't seem right with Aaron Rodgers this season. What's going on with the two-time MVP? [The Ringer] Okay, so you've lost Adrian Peterson from...
Via Yardbarker
September 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Phil Kessel eviscerates USA Hockey with killer tweet

As Team USA fell to Team Canada 4-2 in the World Cup of Hockey, thus eliminating them from moving onto the next roung, many US hockey fans were left scratching their heads wondering what could have been. The team and tournament was basically set up for them to advance to at least the semifinals. They are left with a lot of questions, and not many answers. The one person that may...
Via The Comeback
September 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Evgeni Malkin thinks Sidney Crosby talks too much during games

As far as teammates go in hockey, there isn’t a more dynamic duo than Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. While they rarely play together, they are one of the most formidable one-two punches in all of hockey. Malkin does have a slight complaint regarding Crosby and it apparently stems from what Crosby has to say. Or at least, how much he has to say. Forgot to tweet this funny Malkin...
Via Puck Drunk Love
September 14, 2016  |  Discuss

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