RECAP 73: A Blue, Blue, Blue, Blue Christmas. Pens fall in OT.

Take this one with a grain of salt, because having Evgeni Malkin in the lineup completely changes the dynamic of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Still. The Pens have now lost 10 of their last 16 at home. They’re 1-4-1 in their last six games. The problem lately had been slow starts, and it didn’t change here. And despite only […]


Gameday 67: @ CEC. Here come the Oilers.

Edmonton Oilers (18-38-11) at Pittsburgh Penguins (38-18-10) 7:00 PM – ROOT Sports CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Death, taxes, and terrible hockey teams in Edmonton. The Oilers come to town tonight their usual train wreck selves. Their last two games, they gave up 12 goals in a two-day stretch, following up a 7-4 loss to Carolina on Sunday with a […]


Gameday 66: Pens go for the California sweep, end their road trip in San Jose.

Pittsburgh Penguins (38-18-9) at San Jose Sharks (32-26-8) 10:00 PM – ROOT Sports, NBCSN SAP Center at San Jose, San Jose, California Tonight the Pens wrap up their four-game West Coast road trip in San Jose.  They’re 2-1 thus far on the trip, convincingly besting the Ducks and Kings after dropping one in Colorado.  After tonight, they’ll […]


Gameday 63: Rocky Mountain High. Pens take it to the road.

Pittsburgh Penguins (36-17-9) at Colorado Avalanche (27-25-11) 10:00 PM – ROOT Sports Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado Twelve days ago, after the Pens dropped their third-straight game which saw them fall to seventh place in the Eastern Conference, we wrote on this blog that the upcoming stretch of games would prove to be the most important portion of […]

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Post Trade Deadline: New Faces in the Metropolitan Division

Another trade deadline has came and passed, this year there was a total of 24 trades that saw 41 players (23 F, 15 D, 3 G) and 19 draft picks (2015: 11, 2016: 7, 2017: 1) swapped between the buyers and sellers. Let’s get right to it with the teams the Pens are most likely to face […]


All About Daniel Winnik

A pending free agent at the end of the season who was playing a productive role on a floundering team, Daniel Winnik had become one of the more sought after players as the trade deadline approached, and the Penguins were the team to pull the trigger.  The Pens needed to get a little bigger while adding […]