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Pittsburgh Penguins fire GM Ray Shero

The Pittsburgh Penguins announced Friday that they have fired general manager Ray Shero and will continue to evaluate coach Dan Bylsma. Multiple outlets reported before the news conference that Bylsma would also be fired. Team president David Morehouse said assistant general manager Jason Botterill will serve as interim general manager and that he would be a candidate for the...
Via Sports-Glory
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Crosby on poor production: ‘It wasn’t for lack of effort’

The Pittsburgh Penguins scored just one goal in each of the final three games of their Eastern Conference Second Round series against the New York Rangers, who beat Pittsburgh 2-1 in Game 7 Tuesday night at Consol Energy Center. “It’s just disappointing. Tonight was one of our better games,” Sidney Crosby said, via NHL.com. “We worked hard and generated some good chances...
Via Sports-Glory
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers/Penguins Get In The Act- More Nut Jobs And Squirts

I do believe the refs made the right calls after this dust-up at the end of the 2nd period. 20:00 Pittsburgh Chris Kunitz: 2 minutes, roughing 20:00 Pittsburgh Sidney Crosby: 2 minutes, cross checking 20:00 NY Rangers Brian Boyle: 2 minutes, cross checking The NBCSN view...     CBC caught Henrik Lundqvist with a little drive by squirt... Continue reading "...
Via Kukla's Korner
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Powder-Puff Penguins Putrid in 3-1 Loss

I was searching for a word that best described the Penguins’ pathetic showing during Sunday night’s abysmal 3-1 loss to the Rangers in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Gutless came to mind. With a chance to wrap-up their second-round series and atone for a wretched showing in Game 5, the Penguins turned in one of the most passionless performances I’ve ever had the...
Via PenguinPoop
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Penguins/Rangers Recap by @pghgirl15222

The Penguins have now moved themselves to within one game on advancing to the third round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Penguins have won three straight since losing the first game in over time, and have the chance to end the series in Pittsburgh.Evgeni Malkin opened the game with a video game type goal 2:31 in and Brandon Sutter, Chris Kunitz, and Jussi Jokinen added goals...
Via PensInitiative
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Eastern Conference Semifinals Game 4 – Pens 4 Rangers 2

Pens 4  Rangers 2 Pens lead the series 3-1. By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) Goals Malkin (5) from Crosby Sutter (4) (SH) from Gibbons, Letang Jokinen (6) from Neal Kunitz (3) from Malkin, Crosby Game 4 Leaders Shots: Sutter (4) Missed Shots: Malkin (6) Blocked Shots: Orpik, Scuderi (2) Hits: Kunitz (6) Ice Time: Martin (30:05) … Vitale (9:09), Orpik (5:15*) *injured Faceoffs...
Via The PensNation
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Eastern Conference Semifinals Game 2 – Pens 3 Rangers 0

Pens 3  Rangers 0 Series tied at 1. By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) **Sorry if you see odd characters in the post, the site is being temperamental today** Goals Letang (2) from Malkin, Kunitz Jokinen (4) (PP) from Neal, Letang Malkin (4) (EN) from Letang Lundqvist did everything humanly possible to try to stop Jokinen. (Gene J. Puskar/AP Photo) Game 2 Leaders Shots: Crosby ...
Via The PensNation
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Regular Season Recap: Pens vs NY Rangers

Pens-Rangers in Review By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) Here’s a game-by-game recap of my thoughts posts vs. the Rangers, with a series preview at the end. Game 16: Rangers win 5-1 The first matchup caught the Pens by surprise. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) Goals: Letang (PP) Good: Brandon Sutter – Played well on the PK and drew a penalty. Noteworthy: Evgeni Malkin – Drew...
Via The PensNation
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 6 – Pens 4 Blue Jackets 3

Pens 4  Blue Jackets 3 Pens win series 4-2. By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) Goals Malkin (1) from Kunitz, Crosby Malkin (2) (PP) from Crosby, Niskanen Sutter (3) unassisted Malkin (3) from Jokinen, Niskanen “WOOOOOOOOO!!!” (Jamie Sabau/Getty Images) Game 6 Leaders Shots: Malkin (6) Missed Shots: Crosby (3) Blocked Shots: Letang, Martin, Scuderi (3) Hits: Glass (4) Ice Time...
Via The PensNation
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 5 – Pens 3 Blue Jackets 1

Pens 3  Blue Jackets 1 Pens lead series 3-2. By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) Goals Kunitz (2) (PP) from Crosby, Niskanen Jokinen (3) from Sutter, Stempniak Letang (1) (EN) from Adams, Kunitz Team offense…check. Team defense…check. Team goalie??? (Credit: @sd_chut) Game 5 Leaders Shots: Kunitz (7) Missed Shots: Crosby (5) Blocked Shots: Bortuzzo, Glass, Letang (2) Hits: Kunitz...
Via The PensNation
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 4 – Blue Jackets 4 Pens 3 (OT)

Blue Jackets 4  Pens 3 (OT) Series Tied at 2. By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) Goals Adams (1) (SH) from Sutter, Martin Kunitz (1) (PP) from Niskanen, Martin Neal (1) from Jokinen, Malkin Game 4 Leaders Shots: Kunitz (5) Missed Shots: Crosby (3) Blocked Shots: Martin (4) Hits: Adams, Glass (5) Ice Time: Martin (25:11) … Megna (9:53) Faceoffs: Crosby (16/25) … Vitale (2/7...
Via The PensNation
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Penguins V. Bluejackets Recap by @pghgirl15222

I am not a huge believer in curses, but I am starting to believe in the dreaded 3-1 lead curse. It struck again last night in Columbus as the Pittsburgh Penguins were defeated by the Blue Jackets 4-3 in overtime. The Penguins started the game off right in the first period, leading 3-0 after goals from Craig Adams, James Neal, and Chris Kunitz. The Penguins seemed to scale back and...
Via PensInitiative
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Fleury stars in Penguins late-game meltdown against Blue Jackets

There was a time in last night’s game when all was well with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Goals by Craig Adams, Chris Kunitz and James Neal gave the Pens a 3-0 lead in the first period. Money in the bank, right?… Read more → The post Fleury stars in Penguins late-game meltdown against Blue Jackets appeared first on The Hockey Daily.
Via The Hockey Daily
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

David Savard slash on Chris Kunitz, Kunitz gets diving penalty

I think this is a tough penalty to call. I don't know, you definitely have a penalty on David Savard for slashing, but the diving call on Chris Kunitz is kind of a tough call. I not a fan of either team, so I don't think my judgement is tainted on this questionable call.14:48 CBJ David Savard Slashing - 2 min against Chris Kunitz14:48 PIT Chris Kunitz Diving - 2 min...
Via Goon's World
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 3 – Pens 4 Blue Jackets 3

Pens 4  Blue Jackets 3 Pens lead the series 2-1. By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) Goals Orpik (1) from Bennett, Martin Sutter (2) from Martin, Bennett Stempniak (1) from Kunitz, Crosby Jokinen (2) from Maatta, Malkin Pens vs. Blue Jackets, first to 3 loses. (Jamie Sabau/Getty Images) Game 3 Leaders Shots: Neal (7) Missed Shots: Crosby (3) Blocked Shots: Martin (4) Hits: Kunitz...
Via The PensNation
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 82 – Senators 3 Pens 2 (SO)

Senators 3  Pens 2 (SO) By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) Goals Jokinen (21) (PP) from Kunitz, Letang Stempniak (12) from Bennett, Gibbons Stats Shots: Stempniak (4) Missed Shots: Kunitz (4) Blocked Shots: Scuderi (4) Hits: Megna (5) Ice Time: Martin (26:00) … Zolnierczyk (10:29) Faceoffs: Jokinen (15/22) … Megna (1/9) CF% Rel: Glass (+28.1%) … Pyatt (-21.1%) Bleed, Chris...
Via The PensNation
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Observations Heading Into Game 82 Between the Penguins and Senators

Rest Some of the Best? The Pittsburgh Penguins rested defenseman Brooks Orpik and forward Chris Kunitz in yesterday’s overtime loss to the Philadelphia Flyers. Both players are day-to-day and do not have long term injuries, according to Dan Bylsma. Will Bylsma rest some more players today? It is a possibility, especially since Pittsburgh has nine defensemen on their roster, which...
Via The PensNation
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Gaudreau wins Hobey Baker Award, will sign with Flames

When it came to this year's Hobey Baker Memorial Award, there really was only one choice. It had been obvious for months who college hockey's highest individual honor should go to. Now it's official. Boston College's Johnny Gaudreau is the 2013-14 Hobey Baker Award winner. He received the award Friday evening in Philadelphia, a relatively short drive from his hometown...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Penguins' Crosby, Kunitz in after one-game absences

The Pittsburgh Penguins will welcome back several players to their lineup when they face the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday. In addition to the noted return of defenseman Kris Letang, forwards Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz returned to their normal positions on Pittsburgh's top line during the morning skate Wednesday, while Penguins coach Dan Bylsma confirmed defenseman Olli...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Up-and-Down Penguins Tough to Handicap

As the star-crossed 2013-14 season mercifully draws to a close, there’s one question on the mind of every black-and-gold fan. Are the Penguins legitimate Stanley Cup contenders? It sure is hard to tell. Talk about a roller coaster. On March 30 the Pens hammered Chicago with a lethal combination of ferocity and skill. Two nights later they rolled over against Carolina in one of...
Via PenguinPoop
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Tough night: Sidney Crosby slapped by linesman, takes stick to the crotch (GIFs)

On a night when Sidney Crosby scored his 100th point of the season (above) — the fifth time he has reached that statistical achievement in his career — during a 4-1 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday, assisting on a Chris Kunitz goal. But the superstar had a helluva time dealing with some unexpected […] The post Tough night: Sidney Crosby slapped by linesman, takes...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 76 – Hurricanes 4 Pens 1

Hurricanes 4  Pens 1 By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) Goals Kunitz (35) from Stemniak, Crosby This…this isn’t good form. (Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) Stats Shots: Neal (6) Missed Shots: Maatta, Megna, Neal (2) Blocked Shots: Gibbons, Maatta, Sutter (2) Hits: Orpik (5) Ice Time: Orpik (21:33) … Pyatt (10:28) Faceoffs: Adams (6/7) … Sutter (7/19) CF% Rel: Neal (+29.8%...
Via The PensNation
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Sidney Crosby Hits 100 Points

When Sidney Crosby is able to stay healthy and play a full season, 100 points is money in the bank. An assist on Chris Kunitz's first period goal against Carolina gave Crosby his 5th 100 point season of his career. He'll likely add to his league leading total in the final 6 games, and with a now 17 point lead in the scoring race it's safe to say Crosby has the Art Ross...
Via PensInitiative
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

something something blood and ball sweat

A child joins the Penguins for the anthems from a team called the Butler Valley Dawgs, and all seems relatively right with the world, i.e. we are not playing the Flyers.  Also James Neal and Chris Kunitz are back with us.  And Zatkoff is in net.  Somehow we feel oddly calm. First we have to get something out of the way.  The love of our lives Petr Sykora, Petr Fever, the man...
Via Puck Huffers
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 75 – Pens 4 Blackhawks 1

Pens 4  Blackhawks 1 By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) Goals Neal (24) from Jokinen, Bortuzzo Stempniak (11) from Niskanen, Kunitz Crosby (35) from Kunitz Crosby (36) (EN) from Maatta, Bennett Shero seems to have found gold in Lee Stempniak. (Joe Sargent/Getty Images) Stats Shots: Crosby (8) Missed Shots: Neal (2) Blocked Shots: Scuderi (4) Hits: Pyatt (6) Ice Time: Niskanen (21...
Via The PensNation
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss
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