Category: Pittsburgh Penguins

New York Rangers vs Pittsburgh Penguins: 1st Round Playoff Preview

Rick Nash, New York Rangers.

The New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins will meet in the Stanley Cup playoffs for the second straight year. The Pens blew a 3-1 lead in games to lose to the Blueshirts in the 2014 second-round. Based on recent performances,…

Sidney Crosby’s goal scoring drought reaches 13: Reason to worry?

Sidney Crosby

Despite arguably his best game of these 2014 playoffs last night, the monkey remains glued to Sidney Crosby’s back. Zero goals in his last 13 playoff games (dating back to last season). It was almost shook off multiple times throughout…

Penguins vs Rangers: 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs second-round preview and prediction

Both teams won twice in the season-series between the Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Rangers. And the Rangers, Penguins both, have escaped the first-round victorious for two straight seasons. It’s actually been three straight for the Rangers. Both clubs have…

Fleury stars in Penguins late-game meltdown against Blue Jackets

Marc-Andre Fleury, Pittsburgh Penguins

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?…

Penguins must ask difficult questions if they lose early or embarrassingly

If results define a team’s success, expectations are what makes those results measurable. The Pittsburgh Penguins are a franchise rich in top-end talent, thus, comes great expectations to win the Stanley Cup every single year. In 2008 and 2009, a…

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Columbus Blue Jackets: Stanley Cup 2014 first-round preview

Sidney Crosby, Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins are five years removed from winning the Stanley Cup with Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin as young superstars leading the charge. The future looked so promising then, like by now they’d have won a couple more championships.…

Pittsburgh Penguins: Team Canada says “yes” to Chris Kunitz and “no” to James Neal

Chris Kunitz, Pittsburgh Penguins. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

OK. We’ve had a few days to relax and think things over. Team Canada though. They picked Sidney Crosby’s right-hand man – the beneficiary of his superb talents – yet, superstar James Neal was not chosen. Most Penguins fans I’ve…

Pittsburgh Penguins: Pascal Dupuis suffers knee injury

Pascal Dupuis, Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Pittsburgh Penguins announced today that first-line winger Pascal Dupuis will miss significant time with a knee injury. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette , the veteran will undergo ACL surgery in two weeks time. Dupuis was having another strong season before…

Pittsburgh Penguins forward James Neal hit with 5 game suspension for knee to head of Bruins’ Brad Marchand

James Neal, Pittsburgh Penguins.

Pittsburgh Penguins forward James Neal has been suspended 5-games by the National Hockey League for his knee to the head of Boston Bruin forward Brad Marchand. The incident occurred in a violent first period Saturday night between the two Eastern…

Pittsburgh Penguins: James Neal faces hearing for knee today

James Neal, Pittsburgh Penguins.

In a wildly violent game Saturday night between the Boston Bruins and the Pittsburgh Penguins, James Neal kneed a vulnerable Brad Marchand in the head. Today Neal will face discipline from the league for his actions. Neal hearing Monday…Phaneuf Tuesday…Thornton…