The Penguins struggles in the month of February are a great case study in what an ailing special teams unit can do to a hockey team. It’s no secret that the Penguins ability to score power-play goals has coincided with a recent four game win streak. One thing that hasn’t changed is their ability to […]
Well, things were going so well… The Penguins traded Simon Despres for Ben Lovejoy, and, well, it feels like a bad deal.
This a column by Mike Colligan that appears every Monday morning on The Pensblog. You can find more of Mike’s work at his site, ColliganHockey.com.
The clocks move ahead next Saturday, but this game was that first true feeling of a playoff game with people jammed up and daylight still coming through the windows at puck drop. The Penguins fell behind 1-0, but for the first time since November they scored three powerplay goals in a game, and that was […]
Turns out there’s a reason for Malkin’s recent surge of backhand goals.
The final score was 5-3, but the only reason this game was close is because both teams were in the same arena at the same time. With the trade deadline looming on Monday, this game may have been our first look at what the Pens may be taking into the dance come April. And it […]
Columbus Blue Jackets (26-31-4) at Pittsburgh Penguins (35-17-9) 5:00 PM – ROOT Sports CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh, PA
A pending free agent at the end of the season who was playing a productive role on a floundering team, Daniel Winnik had become one of the more sought after players as the trade deadline approached, and the Penguins were the team to pull the trigger. The Pens needed to get a little bigger while adding […]
There was a lot of good and a lot if bad with this game for the Penguins. Ultimately, to escape Washington with a much-needed division win is good enough for right now. Pens had a jump in their step from the very beginning. It felt like a playoff game, and the Pens were ready. Mostly […]
It was only a matter of time before the real Braden Holtby showed up. The Penguins lit Holtby up for four goals on 26 shots, which is huge, being that they had only scored one goal in their previous 91 shots against him. More importantly, the Penguins reminded not only the Capitals, but maybe even […]
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