Looking at fan confidence as the Penguins head into the home stretch of the regular season This is SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NHL. Each week, SB Nation sends out questions to the most plugged in Pittsburgh Penguins fans, and fans across the country.
The Pittsburgh Penguins fall to a 27-13-3 record after a loss to their rivals, the Philadelphia Flyers. Despite the loss, Jeff Carter had a terrific debut, Tristan Jarry had one of his best games of the season, and many other positives came out of it.
Today there are a dozen “Jeff Carter” stories across a half dozen Pittsburgh Penguins media outlets. Most will be friendly because Carter played well enough to earn praise for succeeding in a tough situation.
The Pittsburgh Penguins didn’t have enough to beat the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night at PPG Paints Arena. Philadelphia won in a shootout, 2-1. The Penguins weren’t without chances though Sidney Crosby scored a goal that will make a few highlight reels.
The Philadelphia Flyers may not have the worst record in hockey, but they sure are playing like they do. The Flyers have lost six of eight games (with 2-4-2 mark) and are fresh off an embarrassing 6-1 loss to the Capitals.
Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Ron Hextall was busy trying to upgrade his roster before the trade deadline. It’s ‘win now’ mode as the team added forward Jeff Carter and actively spoke with several teams about acquiring talent.
The Pittsburgh Penguins (27-13-2) have a chance to put a dagger through the heart of the Philadelphia Flyers (19-17-6) season on Thursday. The Penguins’ magic number to eliminate the Flyers from playoff contention is 15 points, and a regulation win in a four-point game would chop that to only 11 points with 12 games remaining.
There is always a high bar set for trade deadline acquisitions, and sometimes it is difficult to reach. Jeff Carter will be making his debut for the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night against, oddly enough, the Philadelphia Flyers.
Jeff Carter is going to start at center as the Pens said, and news comes out about which other trade option Pittsburgh was considering The Pittsburgh Penguins had new look lines today at practice as they get Jeff Carter in with the team for the first time.
The Pittsburgh Penguins enjoyed an off day on Monday and celebrated the end of a brutal stretch of their schedule with COVID vaccines. The Penguins worked out off the ice on Tuesday as Jeff Carter and Evgeni Malkin hit the ice at the Penguins UPMC Lemieux practice facility, making Wednesday’s practice a bit more important.
Ok, I will admit it. As a reporter who covers the Pittsburgh Penguins, I come to the arena early for peace and quiet with the hockey rink backdrop. I’ve always wondered what it would be like to roam the concourse, eat anything I wanted, watch hockey, and not be bothered.
NBC Sports Adam Gretz is reporting that that the Pittsburgh Penguins might be focused on adding some size prior to this year’s NHL Trade Deadline and he believes a realistic target for the team might be former 20-plus goal guy Anthony Mantha out of the Detroit Red Wings organization.