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There are many questions the Penguins need to answer going into round two against the Ottawa Senators. The biggest question is who’s going to be the goaltender that stands up in between the pipes. Will it be the playoff experienced Marc-Andre Fleury or the hot guy right now Tomas Vokoun?
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 will have to do to win. Six of the writers have followed the Penguins since the 1970′s, two of them have been season ticket holders since then. The writers here at PenguinPoop have been to more Penguins games than any other group of writers on the internet.
Horse - Season ticket holder since the 1970′s also a longtime PenguinPoop writer & radio host.
Hopefully the Penguins learned from all the mistakes they made in their series against the NY Islanders. Face it —- they got past the Islanders even though they were far from thei
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The Pittsburgh Penguins are sticking with goaltender Tomas Vokoun for Game 1 of their second-round playoff series against Ottawa on Tuesday.
The 36-year-old Vokoun replaced struggling starter Marc-Andre Fleury and won Games 5 and 6 of Pittsburgh's first-round playoff series with the New York Islanders last week. He stopped 66 of the 69 shots he faced against the Islanders as...
I… I really don’t even know what to say about this. How the hell does one even have that much body hair to do something like this? And at what point did this seem like a good idea to walk around the concourse like this? Oh wait, it’s Pittsburgh? Hell, this probably isn’t even the weirdest body hair arrangement at the game tonight.
Personally, I'm still trying to figure out if I'm impressed by the dedication of this Pittsburgh Penguins fan or if I should be totally grossed out.
Check out this image courtesy of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writer Seth Rorabaugh of one Penguins fan who shaved "Let's Go Pens" into his chest hair:
This fan brought to you by Norelco: twitter.com/emptynetters...
Another award nomination for Sid and for a member of the Penguins. From the NHL:
Crosby, 25, missed most of the previous two seasons dealing with concussion issues, and then the first half of the 2012-13 season -- along with the rest of the League -- during the lockout. Questions were asked if Crosby ever could be the same player he was prior to his injuries. Instead, he returned...
Penguins star Sidney Crosby, Wild goaltender Josh Harding and Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid are this season's nominees for the NHL's Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy.
The award is presented to ''the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.''
Crosby returned to form this year after missing extended...
For whatever reason, the Penguins and Senators have met an unrealistic amount of times in the playoffs. This year's series does mark the first time they haven't met in the first round.
The matchups have delivered some great moments.
First, some honorable mentions.
-- 2008, Gary Roberts scoring the first goal of the series then basically fighting the entire...
We totally forgot this was even an award.
From the NHL:
Shero made the seventh season of his tenure in Pittsburgh an active one. Unable to sign Jordan Staal, he traded the third-line center to the Carolina Hurricanes for his replacement, the solid Brandon Sutter, and also acquired backup goalie Tomas Vokoun. And then at the NHL Trade Deadline, he acquired forwards Jarome...
Ottawa Senators, Pittsburgh Penguins get second round started.
The celebration, at least by the typically all-business standards of the Pittsburgh Penguins, appeared a little over the top.
The second Brooks Orpik's slapshot ripped into the back of the net 7:49 into overtime last Saturday to give the Penguins a 4-3 overtime win and a first-round playoff series victory over the better-than-advertised New York Islanders, Orpik's teammates...
Anybody who thought the Islanders couldn't top the heartbreak of Game Three was proven wrong last night after they were eliminated from the playoffs last night by the Pittsburgh Penguins on the heels of an overtime goal by Brooks Orpik. The whole game was pretty similar to how Game Three went where the Islanders vastly outplayed the Penguins in just about every area but goaltending...
Marc Bergevin of the Montreal Canadiens, Bob Murray of the Anaheim Ducks and the Pittsburgh Penguins' Ray Shero on Monday were named the finalists for the 2013 NHL General Manager of the Year Award.
The award is voted on by the 30 NHL GMs and a panel of NHL executives and members of the print and broadcast media.
Game one in the Penguins/Senators series will take place on Tuesday at 7:30. From the NHL:
The 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs Conference Semifinal round starts Tuesday, May 14, with a doubleheader, the National Hockey League announced today. Game 1 in the Eastern Conference Semifinal series between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Ottawa Senators will be played at 7:30 p.m. ET at CONSOL...
Mack – Senators Elaine – Penguins The Ottawa Senators are heading into the second round of the playoffs with tons of momentum. They beat the second seed Montreal Canadiens in game 5 with a commanding 6-1 victory to close out the series 4 to 1. The whole team contributed, but most of the help [...]
No one really likes to admit it but a lot of things change in the NHL playoffs as compared to the regular season. Fighting virtually disappears. Teams make a conscious effort to play smarter. Power play opportunities become even more precious than they normally are. Apparently the Ottawa Senators didn’t receive that memo. Know what…
Ottawa Senators pest Chris Neil is nasty and a pain to play against, but it looks like Brooks Oprik found a way to one-up him during Game 1, which the Penguins won 4-1 at Consol Energy Center.
The Penguins defenseman gave Neil a double-cup-check during the third period. Neil's one tough dude. Brooks' first cup check actually lifts Neil off of his feet!
Orpik was all over...