RECAP: Game 35. Jam Levels.

The Penguins lost to the Caps 3-0. And let’s make a footnote. When the Penguins lose to the following teams, here is the panic/jammed up chart rankings. When a loss like this occurs, we start seeing stuff like this – [ Sidney Crosby in Denial ] If Crosby is healthy, which I’m still not 100% […]

NHL: Washington Capitals at Pittsburgh Penguins

What The Hell Happened: Caps shutdown Penguins 3-0

The Penguins lost their second straight game in regulation, that hasn’t happened all season. They also lost another player to injury, Patric Hornqvist, and that seems to be happening all the time. Without Hornqvist, and every other top-six forward, the Penguins offense couldn’t generate much. On the other side, the Captials got two goals from […]

Pittsburgh Penguins v Toronto Maple Leafs

Olli Maatta Close to Returning

The big news from Mike Johnston’s press conference this morning was that Olli Maatta will not require any additional surgery to his injured shoulder, and may actually return to the ice soon.

NHL: Washington Capitals at Toronto Maple Leafs

Brooks Orpik with some weird quotes about last season

Josh Yohe interviewed Brooks Oprik, and Orpik said some weird things. [ TRIB ] “There was something not right last year,” said Orpik, 34. “I guess stale is a good word. Something needed to change. I thought guys were affected by the outside pressure. There is a standard in Pittsburgh that is tough. We’d win […]

NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins at Tampa Bay Lightning

RECAP: Game 34. So this is Christmas

Everything we could say about this game was laid out in the the quick recap. The Penguins, despite everything, still had a fighting chance at the end. Quick thoughts on this one:


What the Hell Happened: Pens come up a buck short in Tampa

Given the Pens’ current injury shitstorm and them being on the second of a brutal back-to-back on a Florida road trip, it was pretty much a lock that the Pens weren’t going to win this game. Fate was going down that road 200 m.p.h. until Chris Kunitz scored on a breakway midway through the third […]


RECAP: Game 33. Rats. This was a strange game. The Penguins found themselves down 3-1 late in the third period. While they didn’t play great, they didn’t exactly shit the bed either. Florida scored two really quick goals in the first five minutes of the third, and all seemed shot. Especially since the Penguins lost another player, Blake […]