Chris Kunitz is unlikely hero to give Pittsburgh Penguins chance at Stanley Cup history

Chris Kunitz gives Penguins shot at being first team in 19 years to win back-to-back Stanley Cups.                

Chris Kunitz sends Penguins back to Stanley Cup Final with goal in wacky 2OT Game 7

Game 7 certainly lived up to the hype on Thursday night in Pittsburgh. The Penguins and Senators played a wild game that resulted in the defending champs coming away with a 3-2 victory in double overtime. The first goal of the night came halfway into the second period from Pittsburgh’s Chris Kunitz, the man that would later serve as the hero: Well, after 30 minutes of no goals...
Via The Comeback
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chris Kunitz sends Penguins to Cup Finals with double-OT goal

It took double-overtime of Game 7 before a winner was finally decided in the Eastern Conference finals, but Chris Kunitz ensured his Pittsburgh Penguins would be advancing with his second goal of the game on Thursday night. Kunitz scored on a slapshot in the second overtime to give the Pens a 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators, sending his team to the Stanley Cup Finals. Kunitz had...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chris Kunitz nets game-winner in double overtime to send Penguins to Stanley Cup finals

Via FOX Sports
11 hours ago

Should Sidney Crosby Retire?

  I think we can all agree on a couple points, Sidney Crosby is currently one of the best players in the world He’s been challenged by a serious and checkered history with concussions   While Crosby still ranks among the best of the best, the truth of the matter is that concussions have played a huge role in his career. He has suffered many head injuries and has had ongoing...
Via The Hockey Writers
18 hours ago

History on the line for the Pittsburgh Penguins in upcoming Game 7

Exactly one year after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 to advance to the Stanley Cup Final, the Penguins have the opportunity to repeat history.  The Penguins have showed guts, courage, and resilience during this postseason, with constant injuries altering the lineup on a nightly basis. In a series that has gone back and forth, the Penguins and Senators find themselves...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sens coach Guy Boucher: We know Pens 'are the better team'

The Pittsburgh Penguins made a big statement on Sunday, crushing the Ottawa Senators by a lopsided 7-0 score to grab a big Game 5 win and a 3-2 series lead. There were plenty of talking points following the game, including why Senators coach Guy Boucher kept changing goalies during his team’s dismantling, but the biggest (and the one which should have Sens fans worried) was that...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins take control of Eastern Conference Final

The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Ottawa Senators in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final by a score of 7-0.  In their last two games, the Pens have looked like the team that won the Stanley Cup last season. Speed and cycling have been in full effect, with the Pens generating chances from everywhere.  In the first three games of this series, the Penguins scored a total of...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Murray Over Fleury Shifts Series Momentum

Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan made the right call. Starting goaltender Matt Murray in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final instead of the popular veteran Marc-Andre Fleury was the smart, non-emotional decision to make. Murray stopped 24 of 26 shots to lead Pittsburgh to a huge win over the Ottawa Senators on Friday night, tying the best of seven series at two games...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins: The goalie controversy is officially back on

Marc-Andre Fleury has been brilliant so far in these Stanley Cup playoffs, but on Wednesday night in Game 3, Matthew Murray made his first appearance in net since sustaining a lower-body injury.  Fleury was pulled after allowing four goals in the first thirteen minutes of Game 3.  The Penguins eventually went on to lose by a score of 5-1, with frustration brewing in the locker...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins fans pay tribute to Phil Kessel with baby name

There are times when Phil Kessel makes little or no impact on the ice, but on the other hand, he seems to come through in the clutch with a big goal when the team needs him most. That’s just the type of player he is, and Pens fans have come to expect it. He’s only been with the team for two seasons, but his timeliness for scoring has made him a favorite among some of them ...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins fans name newborn son in honor of Phil Kessel

Pittsburgh Penguins fans Nicole and Adam Hillman welcomed a newborn boy to their family on Mother’s Day at a Pittsburgh hospital. While the couple didn’t know the gender of the baby until the birth, there was a plan in place for the name if it was a boy.And now, the Hillmans are the proud parents of Kessel Ryan, named in honor of Penguins winger Phil Kessel.Via Pittsburgh’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss

All Access: Quest for the Stanley Cup NHL docu-series returns to Showtime for second season

With the NHL down to its final four teams in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Showtime is hitting the ice again to chronicle the conference finals and the path to the Stanley Cup Final for the Anaheim Ducks, Nashville Predators, Ottawa Senators and Pittsburgh Penguins. The premium cable network announced on Tuesday that it will air a second season of All Access: Quest for the Stanley...
Via Awful Announcing
9 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Network’s Steve Mears replacing Paul Steigerwald as Root Sports’ Penguins’ announcer

While the Pittsburgh Penguins’ 2016-17 season isn’t yet over, their local TV broadcasts for the next year are already changing. The team announced Tuesday morning that NHL Network’s Steve Mears will be their new play-by-play voice on Root Sports Pittsburgh, with previous broadcaster Paul Steigerwald transitioning into the Penguins’ front office in a communications and marketing...
Via Awful Announcing
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Dion Phaneuf drops Bryan Rust with a thunderous open-ice hit

Dion Phaneuf isn’t exactly known as one of the biggest hitters in the NHL, but he brought out the thunder in Game 2 between the Ottawa Senators and Pittsburgh Penguins. Roughly five minutes into the opening period, Phaneuf dished out one of the biggest open-ice hits of the year on an unsuspecting Bryan Rust.This might be one of the most powerful hits you’ll see in the NHL. That’s...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Evgeni Malkin is basking in Alex Ovechkin’s misery

The Washington Capitals may have won the Presidents’ Trophy for the second consecutive year, but that meant nothing earlier this week when they were ousted in yet another Game 7.For Alex Ovechkin, it was just another bitter moment in a long history of bitter moments. He has never advanced past the second-round series during his tenure, going 0-7 over that span.But Ovechkin’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh restaurant chain mocks Alex Ovechkin after series

You knew Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals would be hearing it after yet another disappointing postseason, and yet another playoff defeat at the hands of the Pittsburgh Penguins.The Caps won their third Presidents’ Trophy (for best overall regular season) since 2009, and all three times they have failed to advance past the second round of the playoffs. The Pens have knocked...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Eastern Conference Final: Defending champs have a tough foe in the underdog

In a wild and whacky first round, the Eastern Conference competitors spent long shifts and more overtimes than we could count trying to tear each other to pieces. In Round 2, however, nuanced ways to settle old rivalries took shape. Now, just two squads remain. One team, the underdog from the previous round. The second, the defending champs. Here is a look at the rosters gearing...
Via Yardbarker
15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Sidney Crosby goes flying headfirst into boards from hard check

Sidney Crosby is recovering from a concussion, so the last thing he needs right now is another hit to the head. But hockey is a physical game and it’s hard to avoid getting hit, especially when your opponent knows your injury history.Crosby left Game 3 and then sat out Game 4 due to the brutal hit he took from Matt Niskanen, but returned for limited action in Game 5.The Penguins...
Via The Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

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