Found May 22, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
The Pittsburgh Penguins are visiting the Ottawa Senators in game 4 of this series.  The Penguins lead 2-1 and the Senators need a win in order to avoid an elimination game in Pittsburgh  on Friday. The puck drops around 7:37pm ET and can be watched on NBCSN, CBC and RDS. Feel free to comment below on the game or anything related to the 2013 NHL Playoffs.

The Time is Perfect for Penguins to Put Fleury Back In Net

With the big win last night the Penguins have Ottawa on the brink of elimination and have afforded themselves the opportunity to get their #1 goalie back into the fold. Many will argue that Tomas Vokoun is the hot hand and the Penguins should leave him in net.  On the other side many will argue that Marc-André Fleury has experience under the pressures of Stanley Cup games and...

Playoff Thoughts: Game 4 vs Senators

Semifinals Game 4: Pens 7 Sens 3 Pens Lead Series 3-1 Goals Neal (2), unassisted Kunitz (4) from Dupuis, Letang Iginla (3) from Letang, Neal Neal (3) (PP) from Crosby, Letang Dupuis (7) (SH) from Cooke Crosby (7) from Kennedy Iginla (4) (PP) from Jokinen, Letang | TPN Recap | Stat Leaders Shots: Neal (9) Missed Shots: Martin & Neal (3) Blocked Shots: Orpik (4) Hits: Kennedy...

Penguins: An Emotional Loss Sparks Questions

The Pittsburgh Penguins and Ottawa Senators were in a scoreless tie of their game three match-up for almost two full periods of play. With 1:07 left to play in the second period, Penguins forward Tyler Kennedy buried the puck in to the back of the net past Senators goaltender Craig Anderson. This came after a [...]

Sidney Crosby humiliates Chris Phillips

If you watch this enough times you can actually see Chris Phillips signing his retirement papers. What a disgusting move.

John Toperzer: Where should Jarome Iginla play, Tomas Vokoun #Pens' MVP?

Follow @JohnToperzer !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src="";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); poll by Hockey Poll Results Question: Which...

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Eastern Conference Semi-Final: Game 4 – Penguins vs. Senators.

After having their series lead cut in half by a stunning 2 to 1 overtime victory by the Senators Sunday evening, the Penguins were looking to rebound with a decisive victory and take a third game in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference Semi-Final. Ottawa, riding the momentum of both the victory and home ice advantage, was looking to tie the series at a two apiece.   Despite being...

Penguins go up 3-1 on Senators

Jarome Iginla and James Neal each scored twice and the Pittsburgh Penguins routed the Ottawa Senators 7-3 on Wednesday night to take a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series. Sidney Crosby, Chris Kunitz and Pascal Dupuis also scored for Pittsburgh, and Tomas Vokoun made 30 saves. Down 2-1 after the first period, the Penguins scored twice in a 40-second span early in...

TPNRS – “Probably not.”

Tune in LIVE from 10:00-10:30ish and subscribe to the show on iTunes. HOSTS: Joe Depto, Nick Richter and Ken Will. Twitter: @ThePensNation Rundown: Do Daniel Alfredson’s comments really make that much of a difference? Evaluating Jussi Jokinen and Beau Bennett The Pirates support the Penguins’ on the road to Milwaukee Join in on the conversation  LIVE from 10:00-10:30ish...

Dejan wants answers about Iginla

Dejan was busy on the Internet Monday night, and it culminated with his latest column asking why the Pens even got Jarome Iginla. Good read.  

Pens push Sens to the edge with 7-3 rout

Sometimes it's not how you start but how you finish.The Pittsburgh Penguins trailed 2-1 after the first period, then exploded with six unanswered goals to take a commanding 3-1 series lead. James Neal and Jarome Iginla each scored two, while Kris Letang added four helpers in a 7-3 smattering of the Ottawa Senators.The Penguins controlled the puck for most of the first period...

Konstantin Pushkarev Signs Extension With Barys Astana by   Steven Ellis

Former NHL prospect Konstantin Pushkarev has signed a one year extension with Barys Astana of the KHL. Pushkarev was drafted in the second round of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft by the Los Angeles Kings, but traded to the Dallas Stars late in the 2006–07 NHL season in the deal involving former Kings captain Mattias Norström. He played one game for the Kings in [...]

AHL Playoffs Second Round

The second round of the AHL playoffs completed yesterday.  My first round coverage was here.  Here are the results from the second round: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins defeat Providence Bruins four games to three.  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton is the Pittsburgh Penguins farm team and Providence belongs to the Boston Bruins.  Providence had a 3-0 lead in this series and Wilkes-Barre...

Kris Letang kneed Andre Benoit after Michalek's goal


Evgeni Malkin vs. Eric Fehr for Play of the Year

Both Washington's Eric Fehr and Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin won their first round vote-offs for their respective plays, now they're up against each other.


The playoffs are about lessons. Some teams learn. Some teams don't. Some teams die. With an extra day off between games, the anticipation for Game Four was able to reach its maximum levels as we all waited for some questions to be answered. Was Game Three a harbinger of bad things to come in this series? Were the Penguins gonna have to deal with another Halak series...
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