STEVE DOWNIE NEWS

Pittsburgh Penguins’ Identity Crisis

Downie leading the grit and toughness identity of the Penguins (Charles LeClaire – USAToday Sports) As the Penguins fell again last postseason to the New York Rangers, the time of reckoning fell upon the organization. The decisions on Shero and Bylsma were somewhat swift, and a new direction set sail. Jim Rutherford came aboard and then Mike Johnston and Rick Tocchet soon after...
Via The PensNation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins-Capitals Brawl Puts Bow On Fight-Filled Rivalry Night (Video)

The Washington Capitals beat up on the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night in more ways than one. In one of the rare “Rivalry Night” games that featured actual rivals, the Caps sent a loud statement with a resounding 4-0 win over the Metropolitan Division foes. In addition to lighting up the Pens on the scoreboard, Washington also tuned up Pittsburgh with its fists. The rough...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tale of The Tape: Tom Wilson vs. Zach Sill, Michael Latta vs. Steve Downie

Tom Wilson – 6’4″, 210 lbs. 21 Career NHL Regular Season Fights Zach Sill – 6’0″, 202 lbs. 6 Career NHL Regular Season Fights Michael Latta – 6’0″, 209 lbs. 7 Career NHL Regular Season Fights. Steve Downie – 5’11” – 191 lbs. 40 Career NHL Regular Season Fights. Tom Wilson and Michael Latta strolled […]
Via Capitals Outsider
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kissing a Competent 4th Line Goodbye by @BrianK_PI

The downfall of the Pittsburgh Penguins last season was a bottom six that was often along for the ride and incapable of driving play and adding value on their own. It was a focus for Jim Rutherford when free agency opened, as he made a couple of great value signings in Blake Comeau and Steve Downie. Those players have been great, but the drive the rectify the team's shortcomings...
Via PensInitiative
4 days ago  |  Discuss

RECAP: Game 37. The Winds of Change.

The All-Star Game is over, and it’s January 27th, which gives NHL teams over a month to set up their chess pieces in anticipation of the March 2nd Trade Deadline Day. The Penguins Universe finds itself at a really weird stage. The Pens aren’t playing horribly, but they aren’t playing great. The lineups are different every night, and the battle star hasn’t been at full blast...
Via The Pensblog
4 days ago  |  Discuss

What The Hell Happened: Penguins gut out victory without Crosby and Malkin

A few years ago when Kris Letang got knocked out of a game against Dallas with a concussion, it stopped his great season in its tracks. Maybe, after getting knocked out of last Tuesday’s game against the Flyers the universe reset Letang. Probably not, but holy **** Kris Letang had 5 assists in this game, and that is remarkable. Letang helped on goals by Nick Spaling, Steve Downie...
Via The Pensblog
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Shop Wars: @evil_shero vs. @ryannoble66 - Movie Posters #PIShopWars

Shop Wars is a competition between Paul Clemente and Ryan Noble to where a random theme is picked from a hat and we have to incorporate Penguins players to fit this theme. The winner is determined by YOU ... yes ... YOU. At the end of the page please vote below.Last weeks #PIShopWars winner was +Ryan Noble  The theme was Album Covers and though Paul brought the noise AND the funk...
Via PensInitiative
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Fancy Stats, Goals, and Goal Assessments through 46 Games

By: Meesh Shanmugam In a never-ending quest to find and improve ways to judge players, here’s a side-by-side look at Corsi, Fenwick, Goals For, Goals Against, and my Goal Assessments for the Penguins through 46 games this season. This post will be mostly colorful numbers to look at, but I’ll throw in a few observations after the numbers. (I did a similar post in the offseason...
Via The PensNation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins First Half Review and Second Half Preview

By Jim Meinecke It has certainly been a roller coaster ride for the Pittsburgh Penguins and their fans so far this season. A season that began back in May with a bizarre series of events that included the firing of Ray Shero, the hiring of Jim Rutherford  whose first duty was to fire Dan Bylsma hours later, and ultimately culminated with a long, arduous coaching search that ended...
Via The PensNation
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 46 – Pens limp into the all-star break with 3-2 (SO) loss to Chicago

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. Blackhawks 3  Pens 2 (SO) Record: 26-12-8 Goals Sill (1) from Ebbett Downie (8) from Goc, Arcobello Click here to read the goal assessments PenaltiesTeam (too many men/Arcobello) – Stupid (Arcobello steps on the ice for a change before the puck has...
Via The PensNation
10 days ago  |  Discuss

What the Hell Happened: Valiant effort, but Pens fall in a shootout

With things being what they are, it is hard to find a ton of faults in this game. The Penguins got bad news before the game with both Kris Letang and Evgeni Malkin out. After a slow start, the Penguins were able to push back with goals from the hapless Zac Sill, and Steve Downie. By the third period it was actually a semi-entertaining game with both teams trading chances. David Perron...
Via The Pensblog
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 43 – Pens forget to play 3rd period in 6-3 loss to Islanders

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. NY Islanders 6  Pens 3 Record: 26-11-6 Goals Crosby (13) (PP) from Kunitz, Malkin Perron (9) (PP) from Letang, Crosby Crosby (14) from Martin, Letang Click here to read the goal assessments Penalties Spaling (hooking) – Bad Call (gets his stick to...
Via The PensNation
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Suter suspended two games.

Ryan Suter couldn’t cry is way out of being suspended. Minnesota's Ryan Suter suspended two games for elbowing Pittsburgh's Steve Downie. Video: http://t.co/z1fi484kUX — NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) January 15, 2015 Looking back on last nights game this was the lone reaction from anyone of Steve Downie’s teammates:   Gee, Adams don’t get so worked up. Save that...
Via The Pensblog
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild D Suter suspended 2 games for elbowing Penguins' Downie

NEW YORK (AP) The NHL has suspended Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter for two games, without pay, for elbowing Pittsburgh Penguins forward Steve Downie. Suter struck Downie on Tuesday night at 4:22 of the second period. The NHL handed down the punishment on Wednesday. Under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement and based on his average annual salary, Suter will forfeit...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild's Suter suspended 2 games for elbowing Pens' Downie

  The NHL has suspended Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter for two games, without pay, for elbowing Pittsburgh Penguins forward Steve Downie. Suter struck Downie on Tuesday night at 4:22 of the second period. The NHL handed down the punishment on Wednesday. Under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement and based on his average annual salary, Suter will forfeit $81,058...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Suter Gets Two Games

The Department of Player Safety has made the ruling that Minnesota Wild defenseman, Ryan Suter, will be given a two game suspension for his hit to the head on Penguins player Steve Downie.The hit would happen in the second period of Tuesday night's contest when Suter and Downie were battling for a puck out front of the net. Suter's elbow would then come up and hit Downie in the face...
Via Goon's World
17 days ago  |  Discuss

RECAP: Game 42. The Wild are a mess.

“Hey Mike, will I get fired too?” The Wild are a disgrace. At no point was this game even close. – It looked like the Wild’s controllers broke on the Pens’ opening goal. Hack Sill (yes, we are calling him Hack Sill) finally got his first point as a Penguin, and the Pens were off and running. The worst part is people using this goal against the worst team in the Northern...
Via The Pensblog
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Suter knocks out Steve Downie with nasty elbow to face (Video)

Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter knocked Pittsburgh Penguins forward Steve Downie out of Tuesday night's game at CONSOL Energy Arena with a nasty elbow to the face.It happened early in the second period in front of the Wild net, and Suter was not called for the penalty on the play, making you wonder how the referees could have missed this obvious call. If there is justice,...
Via Holdout Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Ryan Suter elbows Steve Downie in the face

Ryan Suter may be in hot water with the NHL after he delivered a pretty nasty elbow to the face of Steve Downie. As Downie tried to pass, Suter tried to get a piece of him and his elbow flew up high into Downie’s face. It’s difficult to decipher intent, but it looks like a hit worthy of a suspension. Was there a penalty on the play? Of course not. This is the NHL and nothing...
Via Bloguin Best
18 days ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Ryan Suter elbows Steve Downie in the face

Ryan Suter may be in hot water with the NHL after he delivered a pretty nasty elbow to the face of Steve Downie. As Downie tried to pass, Suter tried to get a piece of him and his elbow flew up high into Downie’s face. It’s difficult to decipher intent, but it looks like a hit worthy of a suspension. Was there a penalty on the play? Of course not. This is the NHL and nothing...
Via Puck Drunk Love
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Suter said his headshot on Steve Downie was an “accident.”

Via the Sportingnews: His full comments: “That was … I reached for the puck, and I kind of poked it, and then I went to put my hand (up on the stick) and he, like ran into … I hope he’s alright. Obviously, that’s not the type of player I am. It was kind of a fluky-type thing. He kind of just brushed my arm, my elbow as he went by.” “Fluky-type thing…” A fluky-type...
Via The Pensblog
18 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ryan Suter delivers ugly elbow to Downie's face

Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter typically isn’t considered a dirty player around the National Hockey League, but he’ll likely be getting a call from the Department of Player Safety after this play on Tuesday night. During the Wild’s contest against the Penguing in Pittsburgh, Suter caught Pens forward Steve Downie up high with an elbow Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

What the Hell Happened: Pens rough up Minnesota

The Wild are just awful right now, and the Pens beat them up pretty good. 7-2 was the final, and the ice was titled for the entire game. The Pens got some goals from unusual sources, like Goc and Paul Martin Powerball, and Chris Kunitz finally made an appearance. Hoping to see more from him. We’ll have more about this tomorrow, but Ryan Suter got away with this vicious elbow on...
Via The Pensblog
18 days ago  |  Discuss

(Video & Vine) Wild Defenseman Ryan Suter Elbows Pengiuns Forward Steve Downie

There used to be a theory that if a star player like Ryan Suter committed an egregious act on the ice against a player with a reputation like Steve Downie, he wouldn’t get suspended. I believe this dirty, questionable hit is going to test that theory. I don’t like optics of this hit, either. I predict that this hit should get a look from the NHL’s Department of Player Safety...
Via Goon's World
18 days ago  |  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...
Via The Pensblog
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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