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Pittsburgh Penguins: how to move up standings

The second half of the season is underway and now teams start jostling for playoff position. The Pittsburgh Penguins currently sit in fourth in the Metropolitan Division, putting them in a Wild Card spot for the Eastern Conference. In front of them sits the Washington Capitals, the New York Rangers, and the New York Islanders, and behind them the New Jersey Devils and the Carolina...
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 51 – Letang, Crosby Lead Pens to Late Comeback over Panthers in 3-2 OT Win

Pens 3  Panthers 2 (OT) Record: 26-18-7, 59 pts Goals Letang (8) from Crosby, Hornqvist Crosby (22) from Letang, Daley Letang (9) (PP) from Crosby, Daley PenaltiesHagelin (hooking) – Careless (loses the puck to Campbell behind the Panthers net and turns to keep up with Campbell, putting his stick across Campbell’s midsection and pulling him down)Maatta (tripping) – Bad (faces...
Via The Pensblog
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

GAME 51 RECAP: The Crosby and Letang show. Pens snatch a win in Florida

For the 18 people that still read this blog, you know we struggle with Kris Letang. From the haircuts, to the turnovers, to the composure level, he just is a hard player for us to rally behind. But here’s the thing. The beauty of being a fan of your team allows you to do a 180 whenever the hell you want. And after Kris Letang’s performance in this one, we will no problem. But...
Via The Pensblog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

GAME 50 RECAP: Broken Down Fleury

Here’s how the game went in one pic: It felt like the Pens had no chance in Hell of winning this game. People were freaking out that Malkin was out for maybe two games and that Eric Fehr is gonna be out for a month. It’s far from the end of the world. The Florida road trip is always a joke, so you just have to deal with it. However, there is one major concern that is starting...
Via The Pensblog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins Lose Fehr to Lower-Body Injury

Eric Fehr could miss at least a month with an undisclosed lower-body injury, Penguins coach Mike Sullivan revealed today. The big forward’s legs folded awkwardly beneath him after he was checked by Senators defenseman Mark Borowiecki during the second period of Tuesday’s victory over Ottawa. The announcement ended two days of speculation over the severity of the injury. Skating...
Via PenguinPoop
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins: Evgeni Malkin And Eric Fehr Out Of Action This Weekend

According to Bill West of the Tribune-Review and Seth Rorabaugh of the Post-Gazette, the Pittsburgh Penguins (25-17-7, 57 points) will be minus a pair of centers on their two-game trip to Florida this weekend. Evgeni Malkin and Eric Fehr will not be making the trip to the Sunshine State. Both are reported to have sustained lower-body injuries. The absence of the two players was...
Via The PensNation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Comrie, Hilary Duff finalize divorce

The world is just a tiny bit sadder Wednesday as noted power couple Mike Comrie and Hilary Duff finalized their divorce. According to TMZ, the former NHL player and the actress-musician are officially through, with Duff keeping the mansion in Beverly Hills and Comrie keeping his Bentley and Mercedes. The pair had a prenup, according to the Associated Press. Comrie and Duff began...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins: Odds On A Team From The Metro Winning The Stanley Cup

By Larry Snyder The 2016 National Hockey League All-Star Game with its new 3-on-3 format in a division tournament structure was by all accounts Sunday a success in Nashville. Former Arizona Coyote left-wing John Scott proved the doubters wrong with a two-goal performance and by capturing the Most Valuable Player Award. The 6-foot-8, 260-pound forward had two goals in two match-ups...
Via The PensNation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Baby Penguins Update: January 31, 2016

Including games played through the All-Star break, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Baby Pens lead the AHL Atlantic Division with a 29-13-2 record and 60 points (third overall). They’ve scored 144 goals (fourth most in the league) and allowed the third fewest (102). Following a red-hot start, the Baby Pens have cooled a bit (8-8-1) under new coach Clark Donatelli. Scott Wilson leads the...
Via PenguinPoop
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins Continue To Improve In The NHL Power Rankings

By Larry Snyder The majority of the Pittsburgh Penguins (24-17-7, 55 points) can enjoy the National Hockey League All-Star Game break this weekend to rest, re-charge their batteries and heal from any nagging injuries. With their victory over the Devils Tuesday, the Black and Gold are now tied with New Jersey (25-20-5, 55 points) for the last Wild Card playoff berth in the NHL’s...
Via The PensNation
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins Have Gem in AHL’s Steven Oleksy

The Pittsburgh Penguins made a simple two-way transaction over the summer, signing former Washington Capitals and Hershey Bears defenseman Steven Oleksy to a contract. Though he currently plays for the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins, the Penguins are fortunate to have him on their roster. The 29-year-old comes from humble beginnings in small-town Michigan, going by the nickname “Binky”...
Via The Sports Journal
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins: Making a comeback

When the Pittsburgh Penguins fell 2-0 in the first period to their cross-state rivals, the Philadelphia Flyers, on Jan. 21, it looked like a familiar story. The Penguins had lost eight straight to the Flyers, with their last win dating back to October 2013, and thanks to the Flyers’ powerplay, it seemed they were on their way to a ninth. But led by the tenacity of Sidney Crosby...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Sale of Penguins could be held up

A lot has been made recently of the working relationship between Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle, co-owners of the Pittsburgh Penguins. I wouldn’t describe it as a black cloud, but for people around the team I am sure they would like to move on from this saga. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review gave us insight to a few reasons why the Penguins haven’t been sold yet: • Proposed NHL...
Via Puck Drunk Love
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins defenseman David Warsofsky injured by referee Tim Peel (Video)

Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman David Warsofsky suffered an unfortunate injury during Sunday's game against Carolina as he was accidentally upended by NHL referee Tim Peel.Peel lost an edge and went sliding into the middle of the ice as Warsofsky was skating backwards on defense. Peel slid right into the legs of the unsuspecting Warsofsky, and Warsofsky went flying backwards, hitting...
Via Holdout Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

No rift between Penguins owners on possible sale, they say

In what has already been a rocky season for the Pittsburgh Penguins that has included disputes over playing time for prospect Daniel Sprong, a coach barely into his second season behind the bench getting canned, and another major trade that has failed to pan out as expected, rumors of in-fighting at the top of the organization are getting louder. It has been rumored that the Penguins...
Via The Comeback
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Malkin jokes about Ovechkin’s bad defending

The NHL All-Star Game is fun for several reasons, but one of the best is the fact it creates teammates out of rivals. Evgeni Malkin and Alex Ovechkin aren’t heated enemies, but they do skate for opposing franchises with a pretty colorful recent history. With that in mind, Malkin’s slight dig at Ovechkin’s defense is pretty great. Malkin playfully ribbed his buddy Ovechkin...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

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