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Wednesday night the top seed in the east, the Pittsburgh Penguins face off in their opening round series against the #8 seed New York Islanders. There is a bit of history between these two teams. The fearless leader of Pensburgh.com “Hooks Orpik” (one of the best handles in all of the hockey blogging universe) spends 5 minutes in the box with us discussing the series from a Penguins point of view. Make sure to follow Pensburgh.com on Twitter at @Pensburgh.
1. The Penguins are the team in the Eastern Conference that none of the bottom 3 seeds wanted to face. Between the Isles, Rangers, and Senators, where do the Islanders fall in that group that you wanted to face?
It was between the Islanders and Senators for me- both seeming like favorable matchups for the Penguins given Pittsburgh’s strength on offense and defense and superior depth throughout the lineup, if healthy. I’m fine with the Isles matchup, Pittsburgh is a team with strong Cup aspirations and has a lot of guys on expiri...
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Sidney Crosby worked out with the Penguins conditioning coach and left the ice before the Penguins started their practice this morning. Odds are Crosby will not be playing tonight. Coach Bylsma usually has the players attend the regular practice if they are playing, though he could make an exception for Crosby.
While it is up in the air whether he will be in the lineup for the...
It’s hard to believe that the Pittsburgh Penguins have been experiencing injury troubles throughout this shortened season. Think about it: Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang, Paul Martin, and Brooks Orpik have all missed games for the Penguins this year due to some form of injury. Look at their regular season record: 36-12-0. The Penguins [...]
Sidney Crosby will visit a doctor on Tuesday to confirm whether or not he his clear to play in Game 1 of the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Eastern COnference Quarterfinal series against the New York Islanders.
Crosby told Josh Yohe of McKeesport Daily
Pittsburgh Penguins Captain Sidney Crosby will miss game one of the Stanley Cup Playoffs tonight. Crosby, who took a puck to the face in late March, was sidelined throughout the month of April. Though he has been cleared to practice with the team, he needs an additional clearance for game play. The rest of the [...]
And so it starts.
As we near the beginning of another year of NHL Playoffs with the Penguins facing the Islanders, many of the prognosticators list the Penguins as a strong contender, if not favorite, to win the Stanley Cup.
It's certainly not an outlandish prediction: The Pens went 36-12 in this shortened regular season, not to mention GM Ray Shero bolstering an already...
The Pittsburgh Penguins completely and utterly dominated the New York Islanders in game one of their Stanley Cup Playoff series, winning 5-0. Beau Bennett got things started early on the power play less than five minutes into the game by beating Evgeni Nabokov with this ridiculous shot. Nabokov had literally no chance, this is one of the most perfect shots I’ve ever seen. To...
Sidney Crosby is still waiting for doctors to tell him his broken jaw has healed enough to allow him to play.
With or without their dynamic captain, the Pittsburgh Penguins are under pressure heading into the opening round of the NHL playoffs. Pittsburgh is the top team in the Eastern Conference and on Wednesday faces the surging New York Islanders.
Crosby broke his jaw a month...
It is official, Sidney Crosby will sit out tonight's Game 1 against the NY Islanders. Of course, that is the least of the Islanders concerns.
Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma is quoted on Twitter as saying 'The lineup is not a discussion point." and would not confirm any other decisions he'll be making for the evening. Staple Tweeted that Orpik and Kennedy should...
The Pittsburgh Penguins are one of the most-watched teams in America. While the previous sentence might sound like some form of nonsensical gloating you might hear from a sports fan, it's actually pretty accurate according to a recent article from Sports Business Daily.
The report states that prior to their final few games of 2013 the Penguins were on pace to post the highest...
(1) Pittsburgh Penguins vs. (8) New York Islanders
For the Penguins to Win: Simply put, utilize their high-octane offense. Even without Sidney Crosby, this Penguins’ hockey club can put the puck in the net with guys like Chris Kunitz, Evgeni Malkin, James Neal, Pascal Dupuis, and Kris Letang. The team’s offense is absolutely lethal and if used the right...
What a difference a year makes.The Penguins got out to a 3-0 lead and, instead of losing in overtime as they did in Game 1 last year agains the Flyers, they added two more goals and defeated the New York Islanders 5-0 to take a 1-0 series lead.The shoddy defense and poor goaltending that led to the demise of the Penguins cup run last year was nonexistent. The Penguins shutout the...
From Sports Business Daily's John Ourand,
Are this year’s Pittsburgh Penguins about to join the ranks of the most-watched American sports teams?
Heading into their final regular-season games last week, the Penguins were on pace to post the highest average RSN rating for any U.S.-based MLB, NBA or NHL team since 2002. Penguins games on Root Sports were averaging a 12...
Things are about to get really, really busy on the sets of TSN, but that didn’t stop the Canadian sports network from having a little fun lately.
TSN is about to kick up its already stellar NHL coverage in a big, big way with the Stanley Cup playoffs set to begin Tuesday night, and to celebrate, the boys on the TSN panel showed off their acting game.
In advance of the playoffs...
The NHL made the "2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series" official today. The Pittsburgh Penguins will meet the Chicago Blackhawks at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Soldier Field.
This could be the most unnecessary event that we'll ever watch with great intensity.
NHL’s Coors Light stadium series: water down your event like Coors waters...
Obviously this isn't the complete history of the two teams playing against one another, but here are some key moments in Penguins/Islanders history.
That video pretty much explains the situation. The Islanders came back from a 0-3 hole to eliminate the Penguins.
The Pens were pretty much annihilated by the Islanders in the first two games...