Found December 09, 2011 on Igloo Dreams:
So what happened? Crosby or no Crosby - the Pens have had two good indications over the past two games that they have some work to do if they want to be considered one of the top teams in the East. The Pens started out well for the first few shifts, and then the wheels fell off of the wagon.  By the time the wagon was repaired, the Pens were down 3-0 and had a hole to climb out of.  They almost made it to the top, but couldn't quite get there.  Against a team like the Flyers (and a goalie like Bryzgalov), you can't get down like that and expect to come back.  It just doesn't happen very often. What I'd love to know is, how do we get 11 minor penalties called in the first two periods and then ZERO in the third?  Did the guys suddenly tighten up their play to avoid the calls?  I doubt it. The Pens and Flyers both had ample opportunities on the power play, and each team cashed in once.  The Pens, however, had a far bigger chance when they failed to score...

Video: Sid, Malkin are Penguin Strangers

Thanks to Benson for sending over his latest. About 2 months ago, we watched as he mashed the Steelers with the Family Matters theme. Now it's the Pens' Sid and Geno as Perfect Strangers. TGIF IS BACK BABY! I can't wait for what goes with Step By Step in the future. Christine Lakin, one of my all-time crushes, needs to be in it as she appears today. I'll gladly...

Engelland's return would boost Penguins defense

For much of his career, Deryk Engelland was a name on his organization's depth chart. And nowhere near the top of it. Over the past couple of seasons, he has developed into a capable No. 5 or 6 defenseman for the Penguins, established himself as a reliable contributor at this level.

with apologies to clement clark moore

'Twas a cold night in Nassau when the Penguins arrivedTo challenge those jerks on the Islanders' side.Their fans are obnoxious, the beer's overpriced,And the floor's super sticky. There's probably mice.But we Penguins faithful will watch every game.Location's no biggie, we'll tune in the same.Join me (in my Snuggie) and Zoë (with a drink)As we recap this...

Bruins' hits make Penguins cautious with Crosby

PHILADELPHIA -- Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said today that center Sidney Crosby "took a couple of hits" against Boston Monday night and "didn't feel 100 percent after the game."

No concussion, so Crosby hopes to skate Friday

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby did not suffer a concussion after taking his latest big hit and should skate again by Friday.

Staal won't play in Pens game tonight due to injury

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Center Jordan Staal will miss the Penguins' game against the New York Islanders tonight at Nassau Coliseum because of an unspecified injury, but defenseman Deryk Engelland will return to the lineup after missing the past two games.

Time-Lapse Video Of Citizens Bank Park Preparations For Winter Classic Is Neat

With the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic only a few weeks away, the preparations involved in transforming Philadelphia’s Citizens Bank Park from a stadium designed for baseball into an acceptable and functional venue for an NHL hockey game have been stepped up to breakneck speed. Look how fast the workers are getting after it in [...]

Flyers' Chris Pronger sidelined with concussion-like symptoms

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Lightning-Flyers Preview

The Philadelphia Flyers' attempt to frustrate the Tampa Bay Lightning last month didn't result in a win. Given the way each team is playing of late, the Flyers might not need any tricks to defeat the Lightning during Saturday night's rematch at the Wells Fargo Center. Philadelphia (17-7-3) tried its best to get Tampa Bay (12-14-2) out of its 1-3-1 trap during a matchup...
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