We’re getting to the point now where we’ll soon be past the “Man, the Penguins look completely different under Mike Sullivan” phase. We’re not exactly sure what the next phase will be, but it’s just great to be pumped about the Penguins again. It doesn’t hurt when they score three goals in the first period […]
Anaheim Ducks (25-18-7) at Pittsburgh Penguins (26-18-7) 7:00 PM EST – ROOT Sports CONSOL Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA The Pens return home Monday night after a weekend in Florida that could end up being looked back on as a defining moment in their season.
Pens 3 Panthers 2 (OT) Record: 26-18-7, 59 pts Goals Letang (8) from Crosby, Hornqvist Crosby (22) from Letang, Daley Letang (9) (PP) from Crosby, Daley Penalties Hagelin (hooking) – Careless (loses the puck to Campbell behind the Panthers net and turns to keep up with Campbell, putting his stick across Campbell’s midsection and pulling […]
For the 18 people that still read this blog, you know we struggle with Kris Letang. From the haircuts, to the turnovers, to the composure level, he is just a hard player for us to rally behind. But here’s the thing. The beauty of being a fan of your team allows you to do a 180 […]
Lightning 6 Pens 3 Record: 25-18-7, 57 pts Goals Hornqvist (11) from Kunitz, Pouliot Crosby (21) from Kunitz, Hornqvist Cullen (6) from Kessel Penalties Letang (roughing) – Stupid (takes a high elbow to the face from Filppula during a puck battle, then retaliates by dropping his stick and pushing Filppula in the back twice, then […]
Pittsburgh Penguins (25-18-7) at Florida Panthers (31-15-5) 7:00 PM EST – ROOT Sports BB&T Center – Sunrise, Florida
Here’s how the game went in one pic: It felt like the Pens had no chance in Hell of winning this game. People were freaking out that Malkin was out for maybe two games and that Eric Fehr is gonna be out for a month. It’s far from the end of the world. The Florida […]
Pittsburgh Penguins (25-17-7) at Tampa Bay Lightning (28-18-4) 7:30 PM EST – ROOT Sports Amalie Arena – Tampa, Florida
Three games into this season was all it took for people to begin calling for Mike Johnston’s job. Three games, three straight losses. Perhaps someone should have listened.
Pens 6 Senators 5 Record: 25-17-7, 57 pts Goals Cullen (5) from Hagelin, Dumoulin Letang (7) from Crosby, Kunitz Kunitz (9) unassisted Crosby (18) (PP) from Letang, Malkin Crosby (19) (PP) from Kessel, Malkin Crosby (20) from Kunitz, Hornqvist Penalties Kuhnhackl (embellishment) – Bad Call (grabs the arm of Cowen as Cowen is holding him […]
Remember back when the Penguins got Phil Kessel over the summer and everyone thought there would be games like 6-5 every night. And then Mike Johnston ruined hockey for half the year? Knowing the NHL like we think we do, this game is probably a foreshadowing of what the next 33 games are going to […]
It’s a different kind of #jagrwatch on the Pensblog today. THIS DATE IN 1991:
Ottawa Senators (23-21-6) at Pittsburgh Penguins (24-17-7) 7:00 PM EST – ROOT Sports CONSOL Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA It took about four months but the Pittsburgh Penguins seem to finally be rounding into a team that is ready to take a serious run at the playoffs.
So back in 2010 we, Rick City, and Stephen S started talking about making a story about Sudden Death II. When we (Derek and Adam) started the blog long ago, we did a story called “Jobbers.” We always wanted to do another story. By then we had become friends with Stephen S. What people don’t […]
The Penguins enter the the 2nd half of the NHL season clinging to the final spot in the NHL’s wild card position courtesy of a nice three game win streak to close out the first half. After a tumultuous start to the Mike Sullivan era, the Penguins have righted the ship and are playing some […]
The John Scott All-Star Game story will be the subject of a movie; there’s no question. So we’re getting ahead of the pack here and have already secured the cast:
We think the All-Star Game format was spectacular, but we don’t know the psychological factors that are influencing our decision.
The All Star Game is being live streamed on NBCsports.com. Malkin and Letang will play in the first game. Actually looking forward to this game for some reason.
We don’t know about you, but growing up NHL fans, watching the All-Star Skills Competition was always a major highlight. Because of technology now, we get to see players every night that 20 years ago we’d only get to see during the playoffs. Over the years it has lost it’s luster. But for some reason […]
We’re looking for a spring Intern to help with daily posts, some original post ideas, and to make fun of people on the internet. Apply here: Thepensblog@gmail.com Your application needs the following: – A homemade gif – Example of previous writing ( if not make one up) – Whatever else to make it interesting. Perks: – […]
A stunning development overnight showed a local Pittsburgh man discovering advanced stats showed the Penguins are better under Mike Sullivan than Mike Johnston: It is also being reported that advanced stats improve when a team is scoring more goals, playing better defense, getting Sidney Crosby to stop playing like a dick, and winning more games. […]
The Skills Competition is actually more fun to watch than the All-Star Game.