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#Jagrwatch – Recap. Day 3: Fever pitch.

#Jagrwatch has soared into the weekend at a fever pitch. There is hype, but not a ton of actual news. One quick note about Jagr. Thought Ryan Wilson had a good piece over on hockeybuzz about this. [ HockeyBuzz ] As far as Jagr the player? Well let’s just say he’s still pretty OK at […]

NEWARK, NJ - JANUARY 30: Simon Despres #47 of the Pittsburgh Penguins (R) celebrates with Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins and teammates after scoring the game winning goal against the New Jersey Devils in overtime  at the Prudential Center on January 30, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)

What the Hell Happened: Literally watching Jagr, and Pens win

This can be really fun at times. The Pens were down 1-0 late, and we were already trying to find the last time the Pens were shut out in back-to-back games. That was in the 2009-2010 season in losses against the Sharks and Bruins. Instead, the Pens got a huge PP goal from Kunitz late, […]

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#tbt That one game Brooks Orpik played on the fourth line.

Dateline – [January 29, 2008.] Brooks Orpik played on the fourth line because Michel Therrien was sick of him. Kind of amazing to think Orpik turned it around and has now made about 50 million playing defense. Pens won the game that night. [ When in Rome. Pens win ]


RECAP: Game 48. Disarray in D.C.

Sometimes there is no silver lining. Sometimes there is just a giant mess. Sometimes you just get your ass kicked. The Penguins waltzed into Washington fresh off a nice win against Winnipeg. They leave Washington in maybe their worst state yet. The only word that we can think of to describe this game is this: disarray. By […]

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What the Hell Happened: Penguins get throttled by Caps 4-0.

Wow. The Penguins haven’t scored a goal against the Washington Capitals all season. They have only two wins against the Metro Division in two months. While it isn’t time to hit the panic button, the Penguins’ comfort level in the Metro Division isn’t what it used to be. They are now only three points ahead […]


RECAP: Game 47. The Winds of Change.

The All-Star Game is over, and it’s January 27th, which gives NHL teams over a month to set up their chess pieces in anticipation of the March 2nd Trade Deadline Day. The Penguins Universe finds itself at a really weird stage. The Pens aren’t playing horribly, but they aren’t playing great. The lineups are different […]


Penguins Make Another Trade, Acquire Maxim Lapierre from St. Louis

Jim Rutherford has stayed busy in his first season as Penguins general manager.  Not long after a 5-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets Tuesday night, Rutherford pulled the trigger of his fourth trade since he took over with the Pens back in June.  In a swap of bottom-six centermen, the Pens sent Marcel Goc to St. Louis in […]

PITTSBURGH, PA - JANUARY 27:  Patric Hornqvist #72 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates a short handed goal against the Winnipeg Jets during the game at Consol Energy Center on January 27, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

What The Hell Happened: Penguins gut out victory without Crosby and Malkin

A few years ago when Kris Letang got knocked out of a game against Dallas with a concussion, it stopped his great season in its tracks. Maybe, after getting knocked out of last Tuesday’s game against the Flyers, the universe reset Letang. Probably not, but holy shit Kris Letang had 5 assists in this game, […]