The Pens will wear new kits on the road next season, and they are sexy… Still shot: These jerseys and a Clinton running for office… Feels like 1992 all over again.
Most of us are still cleaning champagne stains off our carpets. The Pens themselves are still cleaning out their lockers. However, 29 other hockey franchises are already gearing up for next season and the Calgary Flames, apparently, are trying to get a head start: Fleury has a 12-team list of places where he can’t be dealt, […]
Game 6: PENGUINS (3-2) at SHARKS (2-3) Stanley Cup Final 8:00 PM EST – NBC SAP Center – San Jose, California The Penguins waited 49 years for an opportunity to raise the Stanley Cup on their home ice. After failing when presented with that opportunity in Game 5, they would be just fine with raising […]
Game 5: SHARKS (1-3) at PENGUINS (3-1) Stanley Cup Final 8:00 PM EST – NBC CONSOL Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA The Penguins stand one win away from earning their fourth Stanley Cup.
Game 4: PENGUINS (2-1) at SHARKS (1-2) Stanley Cup Final 8:00 PM EST – NBC SAP Center – San Jose, California We’ve hit the crossroad in this series. The Sharks can tie this thing up tonight, or the Pens can take a commanding 3-to-1 lead in the series. If the double-minor penalty to Nick Bonino […]
The 8:00 PM EST start for Game 3 meant an early start for the Californians in attendance. For some reason, they seem to be very tired. The dim lighting probably isn’t helping things, as fans are apparently dropping left and right. So much so that the incomparable Hockey Night In Punjabi caught the zzzzzz’s in […]
Game 3: PENGUINS (2-0) at SHARKS (0-2) Stanley Cup Final 8:00 PM EST – NBCSN SAP Center – San Jose, California You’ve heard it before: A playoff series doesn’t start until the home team loses a game. They call it the best-of-seven-game series for a reason. It’s the Stanley Cup Final and that alone is reason […]
Mike Lange is from Sacramento — roughly two hours from San Jose — and is still a frequent visitor to the place he used to call home. He still has plenty of family there. He went to college there. He got his start in broadcasting there. It’s still a huge part of his life. The […]
Jeff Zatkoff has some free time these days. Since he has been relegated to serving as the backup to the backup, he has lent services over to NHL.com as a contributing writer –And I’ll be damned if he isn’t keeping the best journal of this series right now. Check out this excerpt from his review […]
My God. If you weren’t already sweaty, just have a listen to the incomparable Mike Lange do his vignette for Game 2…
Game 2: SHARKS (0-1) at PENGUINS (1-0) Stanley Cup Final 8:00 PM EST – NBC CONSOL Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA The Pens stormed out of the gate and took command of Game 1 right from the start. After one period, shots were 15-4 and the scoreboard was 2-0. The Sharks are one of the […]
Check out this from the NHL PR Department: So in the NHL-era of Stanley Cup competition, Rust and Sheary are the only two rookies to open the scoring for a Stanley Cup Final. Somewhere* Dan Bylsma is rolling over in his grave**. *-Buffalo **-Buffalo
He had all of five goals in the regular season, but after his sixth goal of the postseason — a new Penguins playoff rookie record — we wondered aloud how the Sharks could slow down Bryan Rust. Patrick Marleau’s answer to this question was to drop a bionic elbow to the side of Rust’s head: […]
Game 1: SHARKS at PENGUINS Stanley Cup Final 8:00 PM EST – NBC CONSOL Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA At no point this season — certainly not any time before the month of March — did a Playoff Gameday post for the Stanley Cup Final seem fathomable. But here we are, a mere four wins […]
Game 6: PENGUINS (2-3) AT LIGHTNING (3-2) Eastern Conference Final 8:00 PM EST – NBCSN Amalie Arena – Tampa Florida If you’re watching the Penguins in a vacuum, then you may be saying to yourself, “If the Penguins lose tonight it will be their 7th defeat versus a lower seed since 2009.”
Game 5: LIGHTNING (2-2) at PENGUINS (2-2) Eastern Conference Final 8:00 PM EST – NBCSN CONSOL Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA The Lightning needed a quick start in Game 4. A large portion of their gameplan was counting on the Penguins to beat themselves at some point –they needed that to start showing some dividends. […]
Game 4: PENGUINS (2-1) AT LIGHTNING (1-2) Eastern Conference Final 8:00 PM EST – NBCSN Amalie Arena – Tampa, Florida Whatever concern the Penguins’ fans may have been experiencing after the Lightning looked like such a highly-imposing opponent in their Game 1 victory have quickly diminished. The Pens rolled into the Eastern Conference Final with only […]
Game 3: PENGUINS (1-1) at LIGHTNING (1-1) Eastern Conference Final 8:00 PM EST – NBCSN Amalie Arena – Tampa, Florida I should probably begin by mentioning that I didn’t intend to start a national conspiracy over Matt Murray’s glove. While it did appear that the puck went through his glove, as someone who employs geometry at […]
Game 2: LIGHTNING (1-0) at PENGUINS (0-1) Eastern Conference Final 8:00 PM EST – NBCSN CONSOL Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA The Pens lost Game 1 Friday night. Fortunately for everyone, they’re allowed to lose three games in this series. Game 2 is tonight.
Game 1: LIGHTNING at PENGUINS Eastern Conference Final 8:00 PM EST – NBCSN CONSOL Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA The Penguins won 14 of their final 16 regular season games to earn a spot in the postseason, needed only five games to exorcise their demons against the New York Rangers in the first round, then […]
https://youtu.be/y21a1cZ3Ym4 On to Tampa…
“They seemed to be the group that scored all the time in the games.”
Game 6: CAPITALS (2-3) at PENGUINS (3-2) Eastern Conference Second Round 8:00 PM EST – NBCSN CONSOL Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA Momentum was perceived to be on the Capitals side entering Game 5. The Penguins controlled most of that game, but fell short on the scoreboard. Defensive lapses and the Washington power play — […]
Game 5: PENGUINS (3-1) at CAPITALS (1-3) Eastern Conference Second Round 7:15 PM EST – NBC Verizon Center – Washington, D.C. At the onset of this series pretty much everyone believed it would go at least six, maybe seven games. After just four games, the Pens have an opportunity tonight in Game 5 to twist […]