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SNAPSHOT: Pens handle the Kings

A couple of positive trends for the Pens in the wake of this convincing 3-0 win. They aren’t giving up many quality scoring chances, the penalty kill has killed 20-plus penalties in a row, and MAF now has two shutouts over the past three games. Everything is flush right now, and it’s fun to watch.

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Beating The Trap Doesn’t Have To Be Pretty

I’ve long felt that playing the New Jersey Devils in the early portion of fall is nothing short of appropriate. Much like the season itself, the Devils have a tendency to suck every ounce of life out opposing teams and fans with their lock-down neutral zone coverage and, you guessed it, dreaded trap. In years […]

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RECAP: Game 8. The powerplay rolls.

Just because it is interesting. This was the Penguins’ record under Dan Bylsma against the Devils: Record: 10-15-1 Goals for: 51 Goals against: 64 Not sure what it means that in Mike Johnston’s first game against the Devils, the Penguins scored 8 goals and won by 5 – something that hasn’t happened in the past five […]

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SNAPSHOT: Pens destroy Devils 8-3

Things got off to a really bad start. But it was only up from there. Down 3-1 in the second period, the Penguins used their ridicious powerplay to climb back in the game,and the Devils were left stunned.

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Three Things to watch for: Double J forever

  “When the GM tells you we have to sign [Tyler] Kennedy first and Kennedy is playing the third or fourth line … Just go and look for [the] GM a month before I was a free agent, and it’s going to tell you a lot. It’ll tell you if they wanted me or not.” […]

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Previewing the week ahead in Penguins tickets

Few teams across the league had a more eventful offseason than the Penguins. It’s rare that a team guts both its head coach and general manager, but after the Pens’ embarrassingly squandered a series they were in control of, fans and media were calling for heads to roll in Pittsburgh’s front office. In addition to […]

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RECAP: Game 7. That’s how you bounce back.

Coming off two tough losses, the effort put in by the Pens Saturday night in Nashville was exactly what you would want to see.  They controlled the first two periods off the game, outshooting the Preds 22-12.  In the third period they were able to put the game out of reach early with two power […]

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SNAPSHOT: We’ve seen this fish before

Irony reached unparalleled heights when James Neal took a dumb offensive zone penalty in the third period while the Penguins Predators were attempting to mount a comeback.  Anyone who has ever witnessed James Neal take a dumb offensive zone penalty while his team was attempting to mount a comeback knew what was coming next. 

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Gameday 7: Pittsburgh Penguins at Nashville Predators

Pittsburgh Penguins (3-2-1) at Nashville Predators (5-0-2) 8:00 PM – ROOT Sports Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, Tennessee Some familiar faces squaring off against their former teams is the big storyline tonight in Nashville. The offseason trade has benefited both teams to this point in the season.  James Neal currently leads Nashville in goals and shots –he’s actually […]

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