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Bryan Rust and Conor Sheary Made History Last Night

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

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PLAYOFF GAMEDAY: Ready to dance.

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 […]

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PLAYOFF GAMEDAY: It’s do-or-die time tonight in Tampa.

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.”

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PLAYOFF GAMEDAY: Get your pitchforks ready! Pens head home for Game 5.

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. […]

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PLAYOFF GAMEDAY: Pens are in complete control heading into Game 4, and you can’t teach that.

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 […]

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PLAYOFF GAMEDAY: Pens head to Tampa, look to raise the bar in Game 3.

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 […]

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PLAYOFF GAMEDAY 9: Hit ’em with another one.

Game 4: CAPITALS (1-2) at PENGUINS (2-1) Eastern Conference Second Round 8:00 PM EST – NBCSN CONSOL Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA For a series that had no shortage of subplots from the start, the hits have literally kept coming. 

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PLAYOFF GAMEDAY 7: Step back from that ledge, my friend.

Game 2: PENGUINS (0-1) at CAPITALS (1-0) Eastern Conference Second Round 8:00 PM EST – NBC Verizon Center – Washington, D.C. The theme in game 1 stuck to the script we figured this series would follow –back-and-forth action, drama, controversy. In the end, the Pens fell short, but one thing is certain: This is going […]

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PLAYOFF GAMEDAY 5: Terminus El Dorado. Pens look to end this thing.

Game 5: RANGERS (1-3) at PENGUINS (3-1) Eastern Conference First Round 3:00 PM EST – ROOT Sports CONSOL Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA Yeah, we’ve seen this fish before, too. Marty St. Louis’ mom comes back to life, dies again, and the Rangers storm back from down 3-1 to steal the series, right? The Rangers […]

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PLAYOFF GAMEDAY 3: New York state of mind. Pens head to MSG for Game 3.

Game 3: PENGUINS (1-1) at RANGERS (1-1) Eastern Conference First Round 7:00 PM EST – ROOT Sports Madison Square Garden – New York, New York It’s in our nature to look for exactly what went wrong after a Penguins loss. And while it was only one game, the deficiencies in Game 2 were fairly obvious.

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PLAYOFF GAMEDAY 2: Passing the eye test. Pens look to go up 2-0.

Game 2: RANGERS (0-1) at PENGUINS (1-0) Eastern Conference First Round 3:00 PM EST – NBC CONSOL Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA The Penguins won Game 1 largely in part because of fantastic goaltending from Jeff Zatkoff, and some very oppurtunistic goal scoring. New York controlled possession for the almost the entire game, but were […]

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Is that Marc-Andre Fleury’s music?

Take this with the tiniest grain of salt, but could it be? After some very light investigative work, this guy seems legit… The Pens announced today that they’re going with the Pittsburgh-gold jerseys in round one, so if MAF is ordering new helmets for rush delivery… h/t to Joe Guzy (

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GAMEDAY 82: All she wrote. Pens end the regular season in Philly.

PENGUINS (48-25-8) at FLYERS (39-27-14) 3:00 PM EST – ROOT Sports Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA The Penguins needed all 82 games to earn their way into the playoffs last season. It took a win over the lowly Buffalo Sabres in the final game to make it in. The final game of this season […]

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