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I am not a Marc Andre Fleury hater, indeed I defended Fleury after last year’s disastrous round 1 performance against the Flyers. I made the case that as bad as the Pens D was in that series that it wouldn’t have mattered who was in net for the Penguins – no goalie could have survived that onslaught. I didn’t necessarily take Shero’s trade and signing of Vokoun in the offseason as a sign that the Pens had lost confidence in MAF. Indeed, I admit to buying into the “maybe Fleury was over-worked during the regular season” line of thinking. While $2 million is steep for a backup goal-tender, I never imagined a scenario where MAF wouldn’t be the Pens number one goalie.Well welcome to the unimaginable. After four disastrous games against the 8thseeded Islanders, which saw Fleury post an .891 save percentage while allowing almost 3 and half goals per game, Dan Bylsma replaced Fleury with Tomas Vokoun. Since making the move, the Pens are 6 – 1.Fleury’s numbers are actually even worse t
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In honor of the 12 years between Pittsburgh Penguins playoff games, we are happy to bring to you the product of a hockey starved mind. The name Chuck Norris is synonymous with the word tough. The question must be asked though, is he as tough as Pittsburgh Penguins Defenseman Brooks Orpik? No way! Here are [...]
Do you hate good looking defensemen that rack up a lot of points? Well this post is mostly about you, congrats. When it comes to the Pittsburgh Penguins, it seems that some of their players are just easy targets to criticize than others. You never really hear too much criticism aimed at Sidney Crosby and for good reasons. Crosby is a terrific person and a great hockey player who...
The Bruins and the Penguins will drop the puck on Saturday at 8pm in Pittsburgh. You can view the rest of the schedule here.
Now, I've been seeing a lot of "it's hard to hate the Penguins" tweets out there and for that I say just try harder. Look, I like the Penguins. I'll make no bones about it. I think they're a great hockey team and I have an undying...
The Eastern Conference finals have played out exactly as NHL fans everywhere had hoped. Pittsburgh vs. Boston. The number-1 seeded Penguins against the number-3 seeded Bruins. The B’s get their shot at taking out arguably the NHL’s best team, with an all-loaded roster led by Sidney Crosby and Evegeni Malkin. There is no shortage of storylines for this Eastern Conference final...
The Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins will face off in the 2013 Eastern Conference finals. Despite the fact that the Bruins and Penguins had each respectively clinched their second round series, the NHL did not make an official announcement on the upcoming schedule until late Tuesday evening. This Eastern Conference finals series is set to [...]
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Game One: Boston Bruins at Pittsburgh Penguins – 8:00 Saturday, June 1 (NBC)
Game Two: Boston Bruins at Pittsburgh Penguins – 8:00 Monday, June 3 (NBC Sports Network)
Game Three: Pittsburgh Penguins at Boston Bruins – 8:00 Wednesday, June 5 (NBC Sports Network)
Game Four: Pittsburgh Penguins at Boston Bruins – 8:00 Friday, June 7 (NBC Sports...
It was always going to come down to this, wasn’t it?
The moment that Jarome Iginla used his no-trade clause to turn down a trade to Boston in favor of one to Pittsburgh, it seemed destined that the B’s would be meeting the Pens at some point in the postseason. Now, that time is upon us, as the two teams square off for the right to represent the Eastern Conference in the Stanley...
It's the Bruins and Penguins world and everyone else sucks. Am I doing this right?
Here are the current offensive leaders:
Not bad. Big surprise is Horton. He seems to be invisible this post-season but he's quietly wracking up the points and is the league's best plus/minus. He also is in second place for GWG these playoffs. They're not as memorable as...