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Penguins Playoff Update: The Tom Wilson Dilemma

To respond or not to respond. That is the question. Is it better to turn the other cheek and count on the protection of NHL referees? Or should the Penguins recall Tom Sestito from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton for the express purpose of pummeling Washington bad boy Tom Wilson. I’m paraphrasing Shakespeare. But it’s a real issue. One our Penguins need to address. To back up a step...
Via PenguinPoop
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Playoffs Breakdown: Game 6 – Penguins 3, Capitals 4

By: @chetstead   The Penguins’ second-round playoff series against the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Washington Capitals did not get off to a great start. While the Pens held a lead during the second period, T.J. Oshie came through with heroics for the Caps, scoring a hat trick and putting home the game-winning goal in the process. The Bonino-Kessel-Hagelin line was money for...
Via The PensNation
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Penguins and Capitals expect Crosby to respond in Game 2

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) Step it up, Sidney Crosby. The Pittsburgh Penguins can't win this playoff series without you. Crosby was ineffective offensively and on the ice for three Washington Capitals goals Thursday night in the Penguins' 4-3 overtime loss in Game 1. His line was shut down by the Capitals' top trio of Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and T.J. Oshie, something that Crosby...
Via AP on Fox
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Time to Change Gears on the Blue Line by @BrianK_PI

The Penguins defensemen did not have one of their better games this season in Pittsburgh's 4-3 OT... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Via PensInitiative
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Capitals Nip Penguins 4-3 in OT

Paced by T.J. Oshie’s first playoff hat trick and a 42-save performance by Braden Holtby, the Washington Capitals drew first blood in their Eastern Conference Semifinals tilt against our Pittsburgh Penguins. Oshie’s game winner at 9:36 of overtime was pure hustle. Picking off an errant Trevor Daley outlet pass, No. 77 sliced through the Penguins’ zone, swooped around Brian...
Via PenguinPoop
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins: Maatta, Mistakes and Not Panicking

The Pittsburgh Penguins dropped a tough one last night, an overtime loss to the Washington Capitals in Game one of the Eastern Conference semi-finals. If last night’s contest was a preview of things to come throughout this series, hockey fans in general are in for a treat. Fans of these specific teams are in for a long, stressful series and particularly for Penguins fans right...
Via The Hockey Writers
21 hours ago

Penguins-Caps is going to be a hell of ride

This is the series most fans of hockey wanted to see. Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin and two teams that hate each other. At their best, each team is evenly matched, though the Caps have performed better this year during the regular season. In the first game of their playoff series, the two teams showed nothing has changed. Though the Penguins have recently dominated this series, the...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Watch Penguins’ Bonino undress the Capitals defense to set up Lovejoy goal

Pittsburgh center Nick Bonino was one of the most effective Penguins forwards in the first round, registering five assists in five games against the New York Rangers, and he wasn’t about to let the Washington Capitals slow him down in Game 1 of the second round. With the Penguins down 1-0 midway through the second period, Bonino picked up a puck in the Pittsburgh zone before making...
Via The Hockey News
22 hours ago

Thoughts: Round 2 Game 1 – Sloppy Performance Leads to Oshie Hat Trick as Pens Lose Game 1 to Caps.

Caps 4  Pens 3 (OT) Series: Caps lead series 1-0. Goals Lovejoy (1) from Bonino, Hagelin Malkin (3) from Kunitz, Letang Bonino (1) from Hagelin, Kessel PenaltiesCullen (tripping) – Overly aggressive (stretches his leg out to take out Kuznetsov’s legs to keep him from carrying the puck along the boards in the defensive zone)Letang (interference) – Stupid (hits Oshie in the...
Via The Pensblog
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: Tom Wilson wreaks havoc all over ice, goes knee-to-knee with Sheary

The book on the Penguins has always been to get inside their head with physicality. Enter Capitals forward Tom Wilson who may be just the person to disrupt the Pens. Whether what he does is legal on the ice is a completely different story.  Here is Wilson making fun of the Penguins for “turtling” when hits were coming their way. He also got into a wrestling match with Evgeni...
Via Puck Drunk Love
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Suspend him or not: Tom Wilson goes knee-on-knee with Conor Sheary

Washington Capitals winger Tom Wilson has a knack for getting under the skin of opponents, and he definitely falls into the category of players that are beloved by their own team but hated by opponents. But in being a pest, Wilson plays on the edge and he may have crossed the line in Game 1 of the second round. In the third period of Thursday’s game, Wilson was heading for a line...
Via The Hockey News
23 hours ago

Caps-Pens is Bigger Than the Stars

The Capitals beat the Penguins in Game 1 of their second-round series on Thursday, and it's already apparent that this matchup is happening too early in the playoffs. And the storylines go much deeper than just Alexander Ovechkin vs. Sidney Crosby .
Via Sports On Earth
1 day ago

Game 1 Recap: Caps Prevail 4-3 in OT

In a tight start to what's expected to be a tight series, the Penguins had no answer for T.J. Oshie... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Via PensInitiative
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wilson's knee-on-knee hit on Sheary may get closer look

WASHINGTON (AP) Tom Wilson's knee-on-knee hit on Conor Sheary knocked the diminutive Pittsburgh Penguins forward out of Game 1 temporarily but could cost the Washington Capitals bruiser much more time in the second-round series. Wilson sent Sheary helicoptering to the ice with his left knee 4 minutes into the third period of the Capitals' 4-3 overtime victory Thursday night. Sheary...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

How Pens-Caps can determine if Crosby or Ovechkin is better

For the first time since 2009, the NHL’s biggest stars — Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin — will meet in a postseason series. The Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins open their second-round series on Thursday night in what many feel is a de facto conference championship, as these teams finished 1-2 in the East but because of the NHL’s asinine playoff system, this is...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Letang’s Star Must Shine Brightest Against Capitals

In 2009, Kris Letang came of age in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Specifically in the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Washington Capitals. In Game 3, he scored the overtime winner to get the Penguins back into a series in which they had trailed 2-0 prior. For the series, he would finish with three goals and six points, averaging 21:27 of ice time — his best showing of...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Pittsburgh Penguins Vs. Washington Capitals Preview: Round 2, Game 1 Notes

By Larry Snyder The Pittsburgh Penguins, who have won 10-of-11 road matchups since March 11, open Round Two of the Stanley Cup playoffs tonight against the Capitals in Washington D.C. These Metropolitan Division antagonists clash at the Verizon Center at 8:00 p.m. The Black and Gold saw 16 of the 20 skaters who hit the ice against the New York Rangers record a point in the opening...
Via The PensNation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

PLAYOFF GAMEDAY 6: Pens-Caps is the series the NHL has been missing, fans deserve.

Game 1: PENGUINS at CAPITALS Eastern Conference Second Round 8:00 PM EST – NBCSN Verizon Center – Washington, D.C. As far as playoff rivalries go, historically, this one more closely resembles that of the windshield and the fly. Pittsburgh and Washington have met in the postseason a total of eight times over the years, with the Pens getting the better of the Caps in seven of...
Via The Pensblog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Radio:PI Penguins/Capitals Series Preview with @CourtneyCSN

Radio:PI Post Game takes to the airwaves after every post season match up for your immediate... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Via PensInitiative
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Malkin vs. Ovechkin Is the Real Rivalry

When the Penguins and the Capitals meet, the first thought on nearly everyone’s mind is “Crosby vs Ovechkin”. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that as they are arguably the best players of their generation. But when you really look at what makes this rivalry tick, you have to ask yourself if we are really discussing the most important narrative. Evgeni Malkin and Alex...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Pittsburgh Penguins Vs. Washington Capitals: Predictions From The Experts

By Larry Snyder The long-awaited rematch from 2009 drops the puck Thursday, April 28 at the Verizon Center. The Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals gather at center ice at 8:00 p.m. in Game 1 of the Second Round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Washington goaltender Braden Holtby allowed just five goals in six contests against the Flyers and posted a .968 save percentage...
Via The PensNation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Penguins Conquer the Capitals?

Get ready boys and girls. Buckle up. The thrill ride’s about to begin. Our Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals are set to renew one of the most bitter (and one-sided) rivalries in Stanley Cup history at the Verizon Center on Thursday night. Dino Ciccarelli. EJ versus Schony. Frankie (Leroux’s) rush. Starting in 1991, the Pens and Caps have squared off seven times...
Via PenguinPoop
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL postseason Round 2 quick hits: Capitals vs. Penguins

VitalsPittsburgh: 48-26-8 regular season, 4-1-0 in five games played in Round 1Washington: 56-18-8 regular season, 4-2-0 in six games played in Round 1Season SeriesPittsburgh took three of five contests during the 2015-2016 campaign, including a 4-3 overtime victory at the Verizon Center on April 7.Playoff HistoryThe most recent postseason meeting between these teams was in 2009...
Via Yardbarker
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pens Sign Lukas Bengtsson to 2-Year ELC by @_MAF29

On Wednesday, April 27th, 2016, the Pittsburgh Penguins signed defenseman Lukas Bengtsson to a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Via PensInitiative
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins Sign Lukas Bengtsson to ELC

According to reports, the Pittsburgh Penguins have signed defenseman Lukas Bengtsson to an entry-level contract. Craig Custance of ESPN originally reported the news. Penguins have signed undrafted free agent D Lukas Bengtsson to ELC. Big playoff w/Frolunda, lots of interest. Great skater. High hockey IQ. — Craig Custance (@CraigCustance) April 27, 2016 Bengtsson, who stands...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago
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