Breakdown: Game 53 – Penguins 0, Rangers 3

By: @chetstead   The Penguins’ difficulties with the New York Rangers continued on Wednesday night. The specter of the Penguins’ playoff elimination at the hands of the Rangers last year loomed over this game. Despite outshooting the Blueshirts by a wide margin and generally controlling play, the Pens found themselves down by two goals late in the third. This time, there was...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins Vs. New York Rangers – Game 53 Preview

By Larry Snyder The Pittsburgh Penguins (27-18-7, 61 points), who are 6-4-2 against their Metropolitan Division brothers, clash tonight with the second-place New York Rangers (30-18-5, 65 points). The battle between the Metro rivals gets underway at 7:00 p.m. It is the first meeting this season between the Black and Gold and the squad that has eliminated them the last two seasons...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins Vs. Tampa Bay Lightning – Game 50 Preview

By Larry Snyder The Pittsburgh Penguins (25-17-7, 57 points), who are 6-2-2 in their last 10 match-ups, go for their fifth straight victory tonight against the Lightning (28-18-4, 60 points) in Tampa Bay. The contest at Amalie Arena begins at 7:30 p.m. It is the second of three match-up’s between these two squads. The first meeting was in Florida on Friday, Jan. 15 with the Lightning...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Breakdown: Game 48 – Penguins 2, Devils 0

By: @chetstead The Penguins faced divisional rivals the New Jersey Devils and came away with another two points. It was a key matchup, since the Devils occupied the last playoff spot and were just two points ahead of the Penguins. By winning against the Devils, the Pens took possession of that last wild card spot. The Devils have played two more games than the Pens have. The Devils...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins Vs. Philadelphia Flyers – Game 46 Notes And Preview

By Larry Snyder Who is the better team in the Keystone State? The Pittsburgh Penguins (21-17-7, 49 points) are ready for their clash tonight against Metropolitan Division rival, the Philadelphia Flyers (20-16-8, 47 points). It is the first meeting of the season between the Black and Gold and the Boys from the City of Brotherly Love. When it comes to special teams, the Penguins power...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Breakdown: Game 41 – Penguins 3, Canadiens 1

By: @chetstead The Canadiens started the season hot, but they’ve fallen back to Earth. The Pens, meanwhile, are trending in the other direction. While much of Pittsburgh was watching the debacle in Cincinnati on Saturday night, the Pens were playing good hockey in Montreal. The best way to respond to a lackluster outing like the one in Chicago is with a high-energy bounceback...
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January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Penguins 3 Stars of the Week

Embed from Getty Images Pittsburgh Penguins Week Record: 1-2    John Miceli 1. Marc-Andre Fleury 1 W, .936 sv%, 2 GAA 2. Kris Letang 1 G, 2 A, 10 SOG, 7 BLK, even 3. Evgeni Malkin 1 G, 1 A, 7 SOG, 0 BLK, -3   Tyler Jones  1. Marc-Andre Fleury 1 W, .936 sv%, 2 GAA 2. Kris Letang 1 G, 2 A, 10 SOG, 7 BLK, even 3. Bryan Rust 1 G (game winner), 0 A, 2 SOG, +1   Vincent Chase...
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January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 41 – Fleury Continues to Dazzle in Pens 3-1 Win Over Montreal

Pens 3  Canadiens 1 Record: 20-16-5, 45 pts Goals Hornqvist (9) (PP) from Kessel, Malkin Rust (1) from Bonino, Dumoulin Fehr (5) (SH) (EN) unassisted PenaltiesDumoulin (tripping) – Careless (tries to shove Byron in the back and loses his balance, getting his stick into Byron’s skates as he puts his hands and stick down)Crosby (tripping) – Careless (tries to push Gallagher...
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January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Game 42 Recap: No one hit the powerball, Steelers won, and the Pens too

What a time to be alive. 1. No one hit the powerball. The Jackpot next Wednesday is 1.3 billion. BREAKING: Lottery officials say there were NO winner in tonight's Powerball, jackpot now at record $1,300,000,000 — CNBC Now (@CNBCnow) January 10, 2016 2. The Penguins waltzed into Montreal and got two huge points. Goals by Hornqvist, Byran Rust, and the...
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January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Fleury stops 33 shots, Penguins beat Canadiens 3-1

MONTREAL (AP) Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 33 shots, Bryan Rust scored his first goal of the season to put Pittsburgh ahead in the second period, and the Penguins beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-1 Saturday night. Patric Hornqvist and Eric Fehr also scored for the Penguins, who are 3-1-2 in their last six games. P.K. Subban scored for Montreal and Mike Condon, playing for the injured...
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January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins Vs. Montreal Canadiens – Game 41 Observations And Preview

By Larry Snyder The Pittsburgh Penguins (19-16-5, 43 points) hope to get back on the winning track tonight when they face-off against the Canadiens (23-16-3, 49 points) in Montreal. The Black and Gold recalled a pair of right-wings, Tom Kuhnhackl and Bryan Rust, from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Thursday, and re-assigned left-wings Scott Wilson and Conor Sheary. According to the Penguins...
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January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins Vs. Columbus Blue Jackets Game 33 Notes, Odds, And Preview

By Larry Snyder The Pittsburgh Penguins (15-14-3, 33 points) seek to win for their new head coach Mike Sullivan his first victory, this evening, against his friend and mentor John Tortorella and the Columbus Blue Jackets (13-19-3, 29 points). These two struggling Metropolitan Division rivals last got together on Friday, Nov. 27, and the showdown at Nationwide Arena ended in a 2-1...
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December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Lifeless Phantoms Shutout by Penguins

Photo: Nina Weiss Last week, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms were shutout by Matt Murray and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. This week? Different goaltender, same result. Tristan Jarry (pictured) had a 17 save shutout, and Clark Seymour, Jean-Sebastien Dea, and Bryan Rust added goals as the Penguins downed the Phantoms before a standing-room only crowd of 8,468 Wednesday...
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December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins: Bennett And Fehr Practice, Rust Injured, Farnham Waived

By Larry Snyder The Pittsburgh Penguins roster took some interesting turns Sunday. Here are some quick bits about the latest comings and goings for the Black and Gold. Beau Bennett was on the ice during practice at the UPMC Lemieux Complex, for the first time since his undisclosed injury Saturday, Oct. 3 in the 3-2 loss against the Montreal Canadiens. The 6-foot-2, 195-pound forward...
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October 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 7 – Back to the Future: Fire Everyone, Pens Lose to Stars Again

Stars 4  Pens 1 Record: 3-4-0, 6 pts Goals Bonino (1) unassisted PenaltiesPerron (boarding) – Unnecessary (shoves Eakin sideways into the boards to finish his hit a little excessively)Hornqvist (delay of game) – Careless (gets control of the puck just inside the Penguins blue line and tries to flip it up the boards but clears the glass cleanly)Lovejoy (roughing) – Stupid...
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October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins Adjust Roster For Season Opener

By Larry Snyder The Pittsburgh Penguins revealed Saturday afternoon that they have reduced their roster by six players in preparing for Thursday’s National Hockey League season opener against the Stars in Dallas. A pair of forwards, right wing Bryan Rust and center Jean-Sebastien Dea, along with defenseman Derrick Pouliot were assigned to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the...
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October 03, 2015  |  Discuss

PRESEASON GAMEDAY 7: One more for the road.

Seems like this happens every year. The initial excitement for the open of training camp slowly turns into the loathing of everything preseason. But then, before you know it, the regular season is about to hit you like an SUV driven by Caitlyn Jenner. We’re almost there. Buckle-up, buckaroos. The Pens trimmed some of the fat from their roster the last few days, and the...
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October 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Preseason Game 5 – French Canadian Pens lose

Canadiens 4  Pens 1 Games at neutral sites don’t have regular statisticians, thus the lack of normal stats in this one. A+ logo, bring back the Nordiques. Goals Bennett (PP) from Rust PenaltiesPerron (interference) – Unnecessary (knocks Scherbak over well after the puck has slid past him for interference)Letang (high-sticking, 4 mins) – Careless (lifts his stick as he...
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September 28, 2015  |  Discuss

PRESEASON GAMEDAY 4: Someday this will all mean something.

Are we there yet? No? Okay. The Pens host the Columbus Blue Jackets today at 4pm. This one will be televised on the CW. We’ve officially reached the halfway point in the preseason, just four more to go before **** gets real on October 8. Today’s lineups: WHAT TO WATCH FOR Looking more and more each day like it’ll be Chris Kunitz lining up with Kessel and Crosby when the...
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September 26, 2015  |  Discuss

PRESEASON GAMEDAY 3: Pens at Detroit

It’s hard not to read too much into preseason games. The Pens toasted the Canes 7-3 Tuesday night in Pittsburgh. Kessel and Crosby looked sharp, the young guys did some stuff, even Gonch got in on the scoring. I can’t recall the last time we were all collectively invested in a preseason game and overwhelmingly excited about the result. On the flip side, even if the Canes brought...
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September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins 2015 Rookie Tournament Roster

By Larry Snyder Coming up this weekend, the Pittsburgh Penguins send 26 prospects to a four-team rookie tournament at Budweiser Gardens in London, Ontario. The Pens have two top draft selections ready to participate. The Penguins chose Derrick Pouliot with the eighth pick overall in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. The 6-foot, 208-pound defenseman played in 34 contests with the Black and...
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September 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Breaking Down The Breakout

Throughout the course of the year I’ve spent a lot of time in my articles noting the patience and puck support exhibited by the Penguins in their breakout. The game last week against the Bruins, as disappointing of a loss as it was, provided some excellent video that really exemplifies the specifics of the Penguins puck movement. With that being said, I wanted to post something...
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January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 40 – Bruins defeat Pens 3-2 in OT on questionable goal

By: Meesh Shanmugam Here’s a link to the Postgame Thoughts archive, in case you want to catch up on what you may have missed. Bruins 3  Pens 2 (OT) Record: 24-10-6 Goals Bennett (2) from Malkin, Despres Malkin (18) from Ehrhoff Click here to read the goal assessments Penalties Martin (tripping) – Careless (tries to reach between Marchand’s legs to get the puck but pushes...
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January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 37 – Pens finish the calendar year with a 2-1 win over Carolina

By: Meesh Shanmugam Here’s a link to the Postgame Thoughts archive, in case you want to catch up on what you may have missed. Pens 2  Hurricanes 1 Record: 23-9-5 Goals Kunitz (11) from Bennett, Ebbett Sutter (8) from Bennett, Kunitz Click here to read the goal assessments Penalties Team (too many men) – Stupid (An entire line essentially glides to the bench while players...
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January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Gameday 36: Pittsburgh Penguins at New Jersey Devils

Pittsburgh Penguins (22-8-5) at New Jersey Devils (12-18-7) 7:00 PM – ROOT Sports Prudential Center – Newark, New Jersey Tonight, the Pens will look to back on track on the road against a really, really bad New Jersey team whom they’ve already topped twice this season. The Devils have dropped eight of nine, four in a row, and fired former coach Peter DeBoer in the process...
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December 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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