What is wrong with the Pittsburgh Penguins?

Saturday’s home loss to the Blue Jackets was one that I’m willing to bet most Penguins fans will be quick to forget about. It’s not so much that the team lost, but rather then manner in which they fell apart that was so alarming. Up 3-1 in the second, Pittsburgh again gave up another short-handed goal that cut their lead to 3-2, before allowing the Jackets to tie things up...
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2 hours ago  |  Discuss

TV Ratings: Penguins Down Big, But Top Local NHL Ratings (Also: Blackhawks, Blues)

The Pittsburgh Penguins again led all NHL teams in local ratings, though the numbers dropped precipitously from last year. In related news, the Blackhawks scored their second-highest average ever on CSN Chicago, and the Blues […]
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3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets vs Penguins Recap Game 2

History will be made! #CBJ Congratulations, Columbus! First ever playoff win in franchise history!!! 4-3. In double overtime Matt Calvert scored.What an exciting moment for Columbus, I think this playoff series is going to be a lot harder than many NHL experts predicted.  However, if the Pittsburgh Penguins play with extra level of determination and desperation.  The powerhouse...
Via Hockey Fan Land
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Penguins’ Martin: Sometimes we’ve lacked desperation

The Pittsburgh Penguins had the inexperienced Columbus Blue Jackets against the ropes with a 3-1 lead in Game 2 on Saturday. Now Pittsburgh is left looking for answers after Columbus rallied from behind to earn a 4-3 double-overtime victory and even the series at 1-1. “At times we’ve lacked some desperation that we’ve needed,” defenseman Paul Martin suggested, per the team’s...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Game Two Loss a Microcosm of What Ails the Penguins

There’s an old saying—idle hands are the devil’s workshop. It also applies to the Penguins when they play with a lead. Who knows what evil lurks in the minds of our Pens (and the coaching staff) when they’re up by a goal or two? Saturday night’s galling Game 2 loss to Columbus in double overtime was a prime example. Early in the second period the Pens were up 3-1 and working...
Via PenguinPoop
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

It's Time To Win A Robert Bortuzzo Jersey From PI and @TotalSportsEnt

Last Sunday, we revealed the rules for the Pens Initiative/Total Sports Enterprises Easter Egg Hunt. Simply put, all you had to do was look for all-capitalized words while reading Pens Initiative articles throughout the week. Today is the day that you can tell us what those Easter Eggs were and enter yourself to win an autographed Robert Bortuzzo jersey, courtesy of the folks at...
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10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yea, Kris Letang didn’t get the message. And it cost the Penguins in Game 2. ☆

Let’s go back in time. One day. The following things were said by Dan Bylsma on Kris Letang taking a bad penalty in Game One: “I think going into a series, there are certain players that you’re looking to put a dent on and go after and forecheck and be physical on,” Bylsma said. “Kris is one of those guys for our team. … I didn’t like the response from Kris. I think...
Via The Pensblog
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

WWE Finishing Saudi Arabia Tour + YES! Chants At NHL Game

– WWE is currently finishing their tour of Saudi Arabia and are having their last show at the The Green Halls Stadium today. – A video has been posted on Vine, showing “YES!” chants outside the arena during the most recent Pittsburgh Penguins playoff hockey game. The chant happened after every goal.
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

“Yes” Chants Break Out at Hockey Game, New Feature Debuting This Week

From “Yes” Chants Break Out at Hockey Game, New Feature Debuting This Week - 96.1 Kiss in Pittsburgh published an article about last Wednesday’s Pittsburgh Penguins Stanley Cup playoff game. The article noted that there were “Yes!” chants outside the building every time the Penguins scored a goal. - The WWE Network will debut a new feature “Best of WWE Hall of Fame...
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Key Observations Heading Into Game 2 Between the Penguins and Blue Jackets

By: Casey Johnston (@PensNationCasey) Line Shuffling Dan Bylsma is no stranger to line shuffling.  While there is some consistency to the lines when everyone is healthy, having the team at full health is rare occurrence.  Even when everyone is in the lineup, Bylsma has still been known to tinker with the line combinations to create a spark.  Witness Sidney Crosby’s line on Wednesday...
Via The PensNation
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Daniel Bryan's "Yes" Chants Break Out at Hockey Game, "Best of WWE Hall of Fame" Debuting

- 96.1 Kiss in Pittsburgh published an article about last Wednesday's Pittsburgh Penguins Stanley Cup playoff game. The article noted that there were "Yes!" chants outside the building every time the Penguins scored a goal. - The WWE Network will debut a new feature “Best of WWE Hall of Fame” this week, showcasing different inductions from over the years.
Via Ring Side News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Before the CBJ Stanley Cup Playoffs puck drops: Round 1, Game 2 - Pittsburgh

Stanley Cup Playoffs Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game Two (2) PITTSBURGH PENGUINS vs. (7) COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS In the wake of Game One's impressively strong start by the Columbus Blue Jackets and equally impressive mid-game rebound by the Pittsburgh Penguins, we fans are left to wonder what type of Columbus team we will see on the ice in Pittsburgh on Saturday night. Will...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
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GIF: Meet the Cutest and Most Intense Pittsburgh Penguins Fan Ever

Dads everywhere are silently hoping that their toddlers will cheer like this for their team.[FTW] Loading...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Evgeni Malkin Set to Join Exclusive Company

PHOTO CREDIT: The Post Gazette Evgeni Malkin sits just one point shy of becoming just the sixth player in Penguins history – and second active skater alongside Sidney Crosby – to register 100 career postseason points as members of the Pittsburgh Penguins. When he does so, Malkin will become the 87th player in NHL history to reach that milestone. Of the previous 86 players to...
Via The PensNation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Feature Friday: Dan Bylsma

Throughout the 2013-2014 NHL season, I’ll be posting player features each Friday. This week, we’re going to take a look at Dan Bylsma.  By: Melissa Esing (Off_thePost)   Photo Credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images   It’s about that time of the year, folks. There have been summaries of every player currently on the active roster of the Pittsburgh Penguins, so what’s missing...
Via The PensNation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

This toddler Pittsburgh Penguins fan is super-amped-up for the playoffs (video)

The Pittsburgh Penguins took Game 1 of its Eastern Conference quarterfinal series against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday, winning 4-3. From the looks of this intense toddler, he’s pretty pumped up about it and the chances of his favorite NHL team making a deep run in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The passion. The intensity. […] The post This toddler Pittsburgh Penguins fan...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Some Thoughts About the Pens after Game 1 (And A Story About Nachos) by @MadChad412

The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets in game one Wednesday night, by a score of 4-3. The Pens came out flat, but did a good job of being resilient in the face of adversity, which is mostly due to thanks to their leadership, talent, and playoff experience. In the first period, you would have thought that the Blue Jackets were the more experienced team. The Blue...
Via PensInitiative
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 1 – Pens 4 Blue Jackets 3

Pens 4  Blue Jackets 3 Series: Pens lead 1-0 By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) Goals Jokinen (1) from Malkin, Maatta Bennett (1) (PP) from Niskanen, Martin Niskanen (1) (PP) from Malkin, Crosby Sutter (1) from Bennett, Martin Stats Shots: Kunitz, Maatta, Malkin (4) Missed Shots: Niskanen (3) Blocked Shots: Scuderi (3) Hits: Stempniak (4) Ice Time: Martin (23:51) … Vitale (9:18...
Via The PensNation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

All the Right Moves - Penguins Take Game 1

The Penguins kicked off the 2014 playoffs last night against the Columbus Blue Jackets and it was anything but an easy game. Both teams played extremely physical, all but six players had at least one hit in the game 1 battle. The Penguins had to play catch up for most of the game and at one point were down 3-1. But the team rallied and were able to win it 4-3. Here's what...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins Update: Time to Sit Scuderi

Few decisions in sports are more gut-wrenching than one to bench a time-honored veteran. But the Penguins face such a dilemma with defenseman Rob Scuderi. To put things in perspective, the black and gold would never have won the Stanley Cup in 2009 without Scuderi. Who can forget his game-saving play in the waning seconds of Game 6 during the Finals? With Marc-Andre Fleury marooned...
Via PenguinPoop
3 days ago  |  Discuss

3 takeaways from Blue Jackets Game 1 loss to Pittsburgh

One: For almost half of the roster not having playoff experience, Columbus gave a good showing. They came out fast playing their game and controlled the pace of the game in the early stages. Their passing was good, going tape-to-tape. Their shots on goal were near, if not on, net and accurate. Two: They stayed relatively calm as the Penguins came back to tie the score at three, before...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kris Letang: Raising the Bar for Playoff Hopes by @griffTHW

As we begin the 2014 postseason, the Penguins find themselves in somewhat unfamiliar territory.  For the first time in several years, not many consider Pittsburgh one of the true favorites to hoist the Stanley Cup at season's end.  Indeed, question marks about goaltending, depth and injuries combined with uninspired play down the stretch, producing no shortage of doubters...
Via PensInitiative
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins rally to escape with a victory in Game 1 against Columbus

Evgeni Malkin dumped a puck early. A third-liner scored the go-ahead goal late. The Penguins held onto a lead. This was not a perfect opening to the Stanley Cup playoffs, but it provided a look at how things are different with these Penguins. Start, as veteran winger Craig Adams did, with the lead that was protected after center Brandon Sutter scored what proved to be the final...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Boone Jenner Lays The Lumber With Big Hit On Rob Scuderi

Boone Jenner welcomed Rob Scuderi to the Stanley Cup Playoffs with this big hit.
Via Gamedayr
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Crosby in Nose Bleed Alley (GIF)

Tough being Sidney Crosby....GIF: Sidney Crosby and Brandon Dubinsky not big fans of each other http://t.co/O62lFUtJyT— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) April 17, 2014
Via Goon's World
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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