The Steady Presence of Brian Dumoulin

Coming into the 2015/16 NHL season, Brian Dumoulin’s NHL resume consisted of 260 minutes of even-strength hockey. Of those 260 minutes, only 65 came in the Stanley Cup playoffs via a short-lived first round flame out against the New York Rangers. Dumoulin’s minutes in that first-round loss were soft and sheltered. He was deployed primarily against the Rangers […]

TAMPA, FL - MAY 24:  Matt Murray #30 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates with his teammate Marc-Andre Fleury #29 after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Final with a score of 5 to 2 during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on May 24, 2016 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Link City: So much for the Afterglow. Fleury rumor round-up

Being in and out of the Internet these days, it never ceases to amaze how much faster everything moves now. Sometimes you have the same look on your face as Brooks Hatlen walking around: At graduation parties, cookouts, father’s day stuff, the convo quickly goes from,  “ wow I can’t believe the Penguins won…” to […]

PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 15:  Marc-Andre Fleury #29 and  Pascal Dupuis #9 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrate during the Victory Parade and Rally on June 15, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Penguins defeated the San Jose Sharks to win the NHL Stanley Cup. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Didn’t take long: Flames have inquired about Fleury

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, […]

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2016 Cup Stickers Now Available UPDATE: Shop is closed

UPDATE 06/25/2016 The Society6 and Redbubble shops are now closed. Thank you to everyone who picked something up. Moving forward, we will be partnering with Commonwealth Press for all of our garment printing so we can offer the best quality product while supporting a great hometown company. ————————————————————–   Moving is always a difficult process. It’s even […]

SAN JOSE, CA - JUNE 12:  Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates with the Stanley Cup after their 3-1 victory to win the Stanley Cup against the San Jose Sharks in Game Six of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final at SAP Center on June 12, 2016 in San Jose, California.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The Internet Victory Lap continues. Here are various videos of fan reactions

Let’s start with this meltdown from a Sharks Fan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_vgFTGE0vI We were wondering if this was fake, but no one can be this big of a loser. Let’s fly into Foley’s in NYC and see PSAMP celebrate: On the Southside https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Qb-PLz1noM Love this one for the facial reactions:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kY2mdjUsrMQ Here was inside Consol https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJKoAl8veBA […]

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2016 Cup Shirts Available UPDATE: Shop Is Closed

Now available via Society6. Not sure how long these will be available so get one while you can.   UPDATE 06/25/2016 Shop is now closed. Thank you to everyone who picked something up.   I’ve also started the rough sketch for a Stanley Cup Final print. Look for a final version of this sometime this summer.

SAN JOSE, CA - JUNE 12:  The Pittsburgh Penguins celebrate after their 3-1 victory to win the Stanley Cup against the San Jose Sharks in Game Six of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final at SAP Center on June 12, 2016 in San Jose, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

One for the ages. Penguins win the 2016 Stanley Cup

So back in 2009 we said this about the Penguins cup: And then, two years from now, when you are relaxing in that new Consol Engery Center, you’ll put your souvenir cup in an unreal cup-holder and look to the rafters.   And that banner will still be there.   10 years from now you’ll […]


Thoughts: SCF Game 6 – 2016 STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS

2016 Stanley Cup Champion Pens 3  Sharks 1 Series: 2016 Stanley Cup Champion Pens win series 4-2. Goals Dumoulin (2) (PP) from Schultz, Kunitz Letang (3) from Crosby, Sheary Hornqvist (9) from Crosby Penalties Sheary (hooking) – Overly aggressive (tries to chip the puck past Braun and then puts his stick into the hands/chest of […]

the Game 6 of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final over the San Jose Sharks at SAP Center on June 12, 2016 in San Jose, California. The Pittsburgh Penguins won the game 3-1 and the series 4-2.

Videos, Pictures as they happen of the Penguins Stanley Cup win

Unbelievable. more coming. VIDEO Malkin interview: More behind the scenes from the Penguins lockeroom. This one is awesome. In case anyone missed it. Here is Mike Lange’s call: 66 again: HBK Hug is emotional: 66 is Thirsty: Penguins singing we are the Champions: Here’s the Montage of the Win from Sportsnet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwQ04ICfEH0   PICS updated […]



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 […]

in Game Five of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final at Consol Energy Center on June 9, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

What You’ll Remember: Game 5. It’s the Stanley Cup, babe.

There are a lot of questions we might never get answered about Game 5. Would the outside crowd tried to storm the arena if the Pens would have won? Would the Pens have brought the Cup outside? Would there have been riots? We’ll never know. The Sharks have played maybe a total of 25 good […]



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.

BOSTON, MA - JUNE 24: A view of the Stanley Cup is shown following the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 win against the Boston Bruins in Game Six of the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden on June 24, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Save 5% on Finals Tickets with Promo Code “TSD5”

A week from now both the NBA and NHL seasons may very well be over and a champion crowned.  But as of today, there are games to be played which means you still have a chance to catch some of the action live!  Finals tickets never come cheap, but today we’ve got a promo code that […]


Kessel’s Playoff Run Is The Ultimate Narrative Killer

There’s nothing I love more than a good redemption story in sports. The legends of athletes, maligned by fans and media, serving up a heaping, warm plate of crow to their detractors, putting the final shovel of dirt on baseless narratives and criticisms of their character. Boy, do we ever have one of those stories in Pittsburgh […]


What You’ll Remember: Game 4. You won’t.

Years and years from now, no matter what happens from here on out, you won’t remember Game 4 in San Jose. You won’t remember Ian fucking Cole scoring the huge first goal: You won’t remember the embattled Evgeni Malkin finally answering the bell with an assist on the first goal and the eventual game winner via […]

PITTSBURGH, PA - MAY 30:  Nick Bonino #13 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates after scoring a third period goal against Martin Jones #31 of the San Jose Sharks (not pictured) in Game One of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final at Consol Energy Center on May 30, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

2016 Stanley Cup ticket prices drop

The Pittsburgh Penguins (2-1) take on the San Jose Sharks (1-2) tonight in Game 4 of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Finals, and ticket prices have been noticeably cheaper than last year. According to data pulled by TicketNetwork, the average price of a Game 4 ticket is $865, compared to $996 in 2015. Location is […]


The Good & Bad of the Penguins Defense In Game 3

The Penguins defense had a major impact on their game three performance. Let’s take a look at the good and the bad of what transpired this weekend as we head into game four of this Stanley Cup final.   Justin Schultz is playing the best hockey of his life. Yes folks, it’s true. The castoff […]