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This toddler Pittsburgh Penguins fan is super-amped-up for the playoffs (video)

The Pittsburgh Penguins took Game 1 of its Eastern Conference quarterfinal series against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday, winning 4-3. From the looks of this intense toddler, he’s pretty pumped up about it and the chances of his favorite NHL team making a deep run in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The passion. The intensity. […] The post This toddler Pittsburgh Penguins fan...
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Some Thoughts About the Pens after Game 1 (And A Story About Nachos) by @MadChad412

The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets in game one Wednesday night, by a score of 4-3. The Pens came out flat, but did a good job of being resilient in the face of adversity, which is mostly due to thanks to their leadership, talent, and playoff experience. In the first period, you would have thought that the Blue Jackets were the more experienced team. The Blue...
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20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 1 – Pens 4 Blue Jackets 3

Pens 4  Blue Jackets 3 Series: Pens lead 1-0 By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) Goals Jokinen (1) from Malkin, Maatta Bennett (1) (PP) from Niskanen, Martin Niskanen (1) (PP) from Malkin, Crosby Sutter (1) from Bennett, Martin Stats Shots: Kunitz, Maatta, Malkin (4) Missed Shots: Niskanen (3) Blocked Shots: Scuderi (3) Hits: Stempniak (4) Ice Time: Martin (23:51) … Vitale (9:18...
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Penguins Update: Time to Sit Scuderi

Few decisions in sports are more gut-wrenching than one to bench a time-honored veteran. But the Penguins face such a dilemma with defenseman Rob Scuderi. To put things in perspective, the black and gold would never have won the Stanley Cup in 2009 without Scuderi. Who can forget his game-saving play in the waning seconds of Game 6 during the Finals? With Marc-Andre Fleury marooned...
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Kris Letang: Raising the Bar for Playoff Hopes by @griffTHW

As we begin the 2014 postseason, the Penguins find themselves in somewhat unfamiliar territory.  For the first time in several years, not many consider Pittsburgh one of the true favorites to hoist the Stanley Cup at season's end.  Indeed, question marks about goaltending, depth and injuries combined with uninspired play down the stretch, producing no shortage of doubters...
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Penguins rally to escape with a victory in Game 1 against Columbus

Evgeni Malkin dumped a puck early. A third-liner scored the go-ahead goal late. The Penguins held onto a lead. This was not a perfect opening to the Stanley Cup playoffs, but it provided a look at how things are different with these Penguins. Start, as veteran winger Craig Adams did, with the lead that was protected after center Brandon Sutter scored what proved to be the final...
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Pittsburgh Penguins vs Columbus Blue Jackets 2014 Playoff Predictions

The Pittsburgh Penguins start the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs against a Columbus Blue Jackets team who have played in the NHL for 14 years and have yet to win a playoff game.  Should be a slam dunk right? We’ve put together an incredible group of writers to predict how the series will pan out and at the same time throw a little insight into what the Penguins...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pens – Blue Jackets Round One Discussion

We sat down with Andy Hughes, Ken Will, Meesh Shanmugam, Casey Johnston, along with Mike Colligan from The Hockey Writers and discussed a number of different topics heading into tonight’s opening game of the series between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Columbus Blue Jackets. What made this season different than previous seasons? Andy Hughes: Compared to last year, it was nice seeing...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Evgeni Malkin Ball-Taps Sidney Crosby During Jersey Giveaways

The Pittsburgh Penguins were giving away jerseys for fan appreciation night when Evgeni Malkin gave Sidney Crosby a solid ball-tap. Crosby winced pretty good so you have to believe Malkin got him pretty good. Good to see the Pens so relaxed going into the playoffs. [The Pens Blog] The post Evgeni Malkin Ball-Taps Sidney Crosby During Jersey Giveaways appeared first on Diehardsport.
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Penguins’ Evgeni Malkin returns to practice, could play in Game 1

After missing the final 11 games of the regular season,  Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin returned to practice Tuesday. Malkin sustained a foot injury on March 23. Malkin said he felt good during the practice, but wouldn’t give any indication that he will play in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday. “It seems like...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Malkin Practices and More Roster Updates

There are a few roster notes from the Pens today. This one is the most important: The Penguins suffered an NHL-high 529 man-games lost due to injury this season, but centers Evgeni Malkin and Joe Vitale appear poised to return to the lineup, on the eve of their opening-round series with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Malkin and Vitale participated in full-contact practice Tuesday afternoon...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins Regular Season Goal Assessment

Regular Season Goal Assessment By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) As we say goodbye to another regular season, we say goodbye to the first full 82-game season where I could test out my goal assessments. [The results of last year’s in the shortened season can be found at The Hockey Writers.] I limited the final results to players who played at least ten games, but I have everyone...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Pittsburgh Penguins made the playoffs

It’s playoff time once again, and for the  Pittsburgh Penguins that means another Division title and another shot at claiming Lord Stanley’s Cup. The Penguins amassed 109 points this season to claim the Metropolitan Division title and earn a #1 seed in the division.  Despite losing nearly 500 man games to injury, the Pens were able to keep rolling, amassing the second-most...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins Fan Says He Was Kicked Out Of Game For Pierre McGuire Sign (Photo)

Lifelong Pittsburgh Penguins fan Cy Clark claims he was thrown out of Saturday’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers because he was carrying a sign of Pierre McGuire’s face that featured McGuire’s real name, Regis, stamped across the forehead. The superfan was confused and upset when Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s Dejan Kovacevic spoke with him to learn more about the incident...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Infamous Pens' Fan Gets Booted From Game by NBC- Mike Milbury Crushes Penguins

Grass is green, the sky is blue, and Pittsburgh Penguins fans are complaining about the NBC coverage of their team. NBC has apparently done two different things to piss off Pens fans today. One is the completely biased lashing that "analyst" (And I use that term lightly) Mike Milbury gave the Penguins. The other was lifelong and infamous Penguins' fan, Cy Clark, aka...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss
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