Dark cloud: The Pens are three losses away from the season being over. Silver lining of the dark cloud: The Penguins played their strongest game in about a month. It has been a weird season, so when we say we feel some positive things about a playoff loss, it doesn’t feel that strange. The Penguins had some fight in […]
There’s no use previewing this series, right? Conventional thinking can wrap up this traditional #1 seed vs. #8 seed matchup with two quick points. 1. The Penguins collapsed during the final month of the season under the weight of playoff pressure, injuries, and Ben Lovejoy. They are the classic example of a team “backing into the playoffs.” 2. The […]
There’s some construction going on in the Civic Arena parking lot, and citing safety concerns, the Pens have announced that the big screen won’t be up for the first round of the playoffs. The good news? It sounds like it will be up in the second round if the Pens can get there. Also, Pittsburgh […]
The odds to win the cup are out. [ Stanley Cup Betting ] The Rangers are the favorite at 9/2, which would pay a cool $4500 The biggest odds on the board are the Senators. $1000 gets you $22,000. The Pens are at 14/1, which gets you $14,000 The Caps as well sit at 14/1. […]
Rinkotology, the fantasy playoff game for the NHL playoffs, is open for the fifth straight year. You can sign up here. Facts about the game – The last five years we’ve paid out over $20,000. – This year we are giving away $2,000 in prizes. – $10.99 to for one entry. $25.99 for three. – […]
Via Sportsnet Everything but Game 2 is expected to be on ROOT sports.
Brandon Sutter is soft. He is probably one of the worst third-line centers in the NHL. But damn it all. He scored one goal, got hit in the face with a puck, got some stitches, and then came back and scored another. We’ve jobbed Sutter all year long. But he stepped up in the biggest game of the […]
At least the Penguins can’t lose a Game 7 on home ice this year.
Hey man, we lived through the 2001-2005 era of Penguins hockey, like many of you. After that horror, no matter what, we’ll always enjoy a trip to the playoffs. Plus, think of it like this. The Penguins basically eliminated the Bruins. Which is great because Boston is the worst place on earth. You can’t dance if your […]
This impossible bad season comes down to a Saturday night in Buffalo, New York. If the Penguins lose and the Bruins win in Tampa Bay, the Penguins are home for the summer. Win and they’re in. Simple as that. On Saturday : 12:30 – The Senators play in Philadelphia. Pretty sure the Flyers might just play […]
UPDATE: Probably two points to clinch? No clue. UPDATE 2: It is DEF two points, assuming the Bruins win: Because the Penguins have been such trash, no one has been able to enjoy the collaspe of the Bruins. The Senators won Thursday night, and the Bruins lost. Which means the following: – The Islanders and […]
At this rate, Wiz Khalifa is going to sing that song about Paul Walker during the end of Penguins/Sabres on Saturday and Malkin and Crosby are going to disappear into the boards. Narratives, hot takes, etc., be damned. The Penguins are in trouble. But we all already knew this. This was game 80, which means […]