QUICK CAP: Flyers sweep the weekend series

  Well, shit happens. We’re still not sure why Fleury got the start in this one. His playoff woes began with the nightmarish Flyers playoff series, and this weekend may have given him some flashbacks. He was yanked after 13 minutes and change in this game, leaving his GAA for the weekend at 5.70 and […]

RECAP: Game 66. Pens lose 4-0

  What is the threshold for Penguins winning games while players keep going down? You’ve probably witnessed it at this point. James Neal and Chris Kunitz were the newest addition to the injury list,  as the Flyers smoked the Penguins on Saturday afternoon, 4-0 The Flyers got two from Matt Read and basically beat the […]

Seven Years since Mario’s Best save Yea so the Penguins can't draft forwards, or have third line that can control the puck. Minus the fact we weren't even excited about the season, or the countless other things we bitch and moan about, March 13, 2007 will never be something to take for granted. It was a day that was about […]

QUICK CAP: Pens complete season sweep of Caps

As much as we want to bury the Capitals' season, they're not dead yet. They've still got like 17 games to make up maybe 5 points in the standings to get into the playoffs, so that's far from decided. The Pens, meanwhile, now have an 18-point lead in the Metro and are basically playing for […]

RECAP: Game 65. Penguins beat Caps 2-0.

    The biggest question mark right now — When will we the first "March of the Penguins" title be used by a national news outlet? If the Penguins sweep the Flyers this weekend, we're betting the farm someone uses it.     We talked about it last week. Bylsma is a career 52-12-10 in […]

QUICK CAP: Pens survive in Washington

  First and foremost, it was a big bounce-back game for Jeff Zatkoff. He's probably been seeing that Thornton shot in his sleep. Pens PK won the battle vs. the Caps PK, too. Big stuff. OUR THREE STARS 3. Zatkoff. For the reason mentioned. 2. Crosby. 3 points. Big PP goal early. 1. Kunitz. 2 […]

RECAP: Game 64. Pens beat Caps 3-2.

  Another stand-up effort by Pens fans taking over the steps after the game. Capitals fans are jammed up about it, which makes it even better.       Third Star. Okay.   Did anyone else notice the difference between playing the Ducks and Sharks…and then playing the Capitals? Instead of having basically no room […]


Analysis: The failure of Ray Shero and his staff at drafting forwards

The Penguins are stuck in a transition year, relatively speaking. Throw in the unforeseen drop in the salary-cap ceiling and injuries to first-liner Pascal Dupuis, first-round draft pick Beau Bennett, coupled with the scary Kris Letang situation, and the Pens have been faced with a couple serious problems this season: 1. They are without a […]

RECAP: Game 63. Pens beat Ducks 3-2 in shootout.

  Earlier this season, we spent a couple weeks harping on the blueprint on how to beat the Penguins. In this game, the Penguins gave us the blueprint on how they’ll be able to hang with the best teams in the NHL later this season if they get the opportunity.   It involves staying alive […]

RECAP: Game 62. Sharks beat Pens 5-3.

  This was our first glance at the new-look Penguins following the Deadline, so that’s something to keep in mind. You also have to keep in mind that the San Jose Sharks are one of the top five teams in the NHL, and the Pens were able to jump out to a lead and managed […]

QUICK CAP: Penguins pushed around by Sharks. Lose 5-3.

Uh-oh. The Penguins jumped out to a 2-0 lead. They were quick, sharp, and looking like a team ready for the March push. Then the San Jose Sharks kicked their ass. The Sharks played a violent game and erased 2-0 and 3-2 leads by the Penguins. As promising as the start was, the ending was […]

All about Lee Stempniak

The Penguins got Lee Stempniak for a third-round pick. The Stempniak move feels like more or less Shero's fourth option. Hemsky didn't work out, Cammalleri's price was too high, and of course Kesler didn't happen. So, Shero needed someone that could probably play some first line minutes, and score every so often. It's a low […]

All about Marcel Goc

The Penguins traded a 3rd- and 5th-round draft pick for Marcel Goc. At first glance, this isn't a jump-up-and-down move.  But the more you dig, the more there is to like about Goc. Here are some things to know about him. Breakdown of Goc's career Via Sporting Graphs – Goc wasn't brought to Pittsburgh to […]

RECAP: Game 61. Pens beat Preds 3-1.

  We've seen this time and time again with the Pens under Dan Bylsma. Everyone starts to get a little uneasy about things, and the Pens respond with a W. In fact, this is the time of the year that the Pens teabag everyone and leave everyone in the dust on their way to the […]

GIF: The moment Tanner Glass laid in front of three Shea Weber slapshots

Late in the first period against Nashville on Tuesday night,  the Penguins were on a penalty kill. Tanner Glass and Craig Adams jumped over the boards for their portion. And then something remarkable happened. Tanner Glass laid in front of three Shea Weber slap shots. Weber's shot has been recorded at 106 mph btw. The first […]

QUICK CAP: Three game losing skid over as deadline looms.

It is March, and this is what Dan Bylsma led teams do in March. Win. Matt Niskanen scored two goals, including the game winner on the powerplay in the third period. Crosby had three assists. The game was touch-and-go for a while, with the Predators desperately needing a win. The Pens got back to winning, […]

Tuesday Must-read: The return of the country club?

Perhaps one of the strongest written Madden columns in years: For the rest of the season, the Penguins should do a little less branding, shoot a little less reality TV, have a little less fun and treat playing hockey a lot more like work. It could not possibly hurt. Whole column is here, and it […]

Six Players to watch at the trade deadline

We know about Ryan Kesler and the Penguins interest. Whether or not the Canucks will do it remains the question. The Penguins don’t have a ton of assets to work with, and lets face it there is a good chance they may not even make a deal. But,  here are four other names floating around […]

QUICK CAP: Left out in the cold. Hawks stomp the Penguins 5-1

Well at least no one got hurt.  In some adverse weather conditions the Hawks were able to find a way, the Penguins were not.  When it was done, the Hawks won 5-1.    Again, the concern is the Penguins bottom lines. The third and fourth lines got outclassed by their counterparts from the Windy city. […]