Thoughts: Game 16 – Fleury Unable to Tie the Game in Pens 2-1 Loss.

Blue Jackets 2  Pens 1 Record: 10-6-0, 20 pts Goals Hornqvist (4) from Letang, Perron Penalties Kunitz (tripping) – Overly Aggressive (goes for a stick-check on Foligno skating around him and ends up taking down Foligno for a trip) Hornqvist (tripping) – Overly Aggressive (widens up his stance to use his right skate to get […]


Despite What You’ve Heard, The Penguins Are Not Good Defensively

Yesterday I posted a poll on Twitter that asked the simple question, “Are the Penguins good defensively, or is Marc-Andre Fleury superhuman?” Congratulations, internet. There’s no fooling you! We’ve all heard the narrative. Someone, somewhere, takes the Penguins low goals-against totals (1.6GA/60 at even-strength, 2nd in the NHL) and trumpets that piece of data as […]

PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 22: Pascal Dupuis #9 of the Pittsburgh Penguins looks on against the Dallas Stars during the game at Consol Energy Center on October 22, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Matt Kincaid/Getty Images)

Handicapping hockey stats & What’s Wrong with the Penguins This Year

While there isn’t nearly as many statistics in hockey than there are for football, basketball and especially baseball, there are some numbers that NHL handicappers do need to pay attention to wager successfully. If you have been betting against the Penguins scoring goals so far this year then you have been making money despite your […]

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What They Said: Pens Vs. Habs

Holy sh*t that was fun. Duper shoots to score early.  Hornqvist gets demoted and gets on the board.  Flower was solid again, even after getting his eye dotted.  Sid was “back” and was plucky and won it in the shoot out. 3 on 3 is so much butt-clenching fun.  Just so tense the entire five minutes.  […]


Thoughts: Game 15 – Yes, Call it a Comeback. Pens Win 4-3 (SO).

Pens 4  Canadiens 3 (SO) Record: 10-5-0, 20 pts Goals Dupuis (2) from Crosby, Bennett Maatta (2) from Kessel, Malkin Hornqvist (3) from Crosby, Letang SO Winner: Crosby Penalties Malkin (slashing) – Overly aggressive (tries to get a loose puck in the offensive zone and slashes Weise’s stick out of his hands during the pursuit) […]


2015-2016 Quintessential Stunned pics

This post will be updated throughout the year. Every game ( well almost) always has a stunned fan no matter what side you’re on Here are the pics so far:


Thoughts: Game 14 – Winning Streak Burns Out as Pens Lose 5-2 to Flames

Flames 5  Pens 2 Record: 9-5-0, 18 pts Goals Kessel (6) from Malkin Bonino (3) (PP) from Perron, Cole Penalties Perron (delay of game) – Careless (tries to chip the puck up the boards from the defensive zone and puts it over the glass over the benches for delay of game) Crosby (holding) – Bad […]


Game 14 recap: Pens run out of juice in Calgary. Lose 5-2.

Kris Letang’s breakdown of the game: Pens lose 5-2. After winning like 50 games in a row, whatever. Meesh will have an in-depth review coming later. Penguins ran out of steam on their road trip. That is the simplest thing to say. Never an easy trip to sweep. The game in three videos 3. Vintage MJ. […]


Thoughts: Game 13 – Duper’s Okay; So Are the Pens After 2-1 Win.

Pens 2  Oilers 1 Record: 9-4-0, 18 pts Goals Sprong (2) from Cullen, Plotnikov Kessel (5) (PP) from Letang, Crosby Penalties Plotnikov (interference) – Unnecessary (leans into Miller and knocks him over in the defensive zone away from the puck) Cole (delay of game) – Careless (gets the puck in the defensive zone and backhands […]

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What They Said: Pens Vs. Canucks

Well that was alright. Flower was an absolute beast.  Just a beast.  I don’t think he has been better, but I’m sure a stats guy will prove that wrong.  That defense in front of him…shaaaaaaaaky. Sid got one.  Glad he didn’t get traded or retire this week. Phil! dented a crossbar then tried to dent […]


Penguins Bottom Six Exceeding Expectations

Jim Rutherford has done a lot of great things for the Penguins, but perhaps one of his most impactful recent endeavors was his work to change the Penguins imbalance. In recent years, the Penguins management team pushed all their chips onto the plate of Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. Now, that’s partially understandable; these two […]


Thoughts: Game 12 – Just Keep Winning. Pens Beat Canucks 3-2.

Pens 3  Canucks 2 Record: 8-4-0, 16 pts Goals Perron (1) from Dumoulin, Kessel Crosby (2) (PP) from Kessel, Letang Fehr (2) (SH) from Scuderi, Lovejoy Penalties Plotnikov (hooking) – Overly Aggressive (puts his stick under the hands of Hutton for a penalty as he’s trying to lift Hutton’s stick) Bonino (hooking) – Unnecessary (puts […]

Recap Game 12: Penguins just keep winning. Beat Canucks 3-2

Yeah, soh the Penguins are really confusing. Every game feels the same, but the end result is that they are putting up points in the standings, so really what the fuck do any of us know.

Here is the game in three stages:

1. Play incredible defense.

2. Score the first goal.

3. Hang the fuck on.

Maybe Mike Johnston is a genius and he has the Penguins playing the game like a script. They are the number-one defensive team in the NHL right now. Or maybe Mike Johnston is the luckiest son of a bitch on the planet. Whatever the case, it doesn’t really matter. These are solid wins. This game was 3-0, and the Canucks looked fucking lost before getting two cheap ones late.



Derrick Pouliot cited for public intoxication in Wilkes-Barre

Throughout his career thus far as a top Pens prospect, it’s always seemed like Pouliot has been missing “it,” whatever “it” is. Time and again, he’s been glossed over as the Pens look for call-ups and make roster decisions. According to this article from Jonathan Bombulie, Pouliot was arrested for public intoxication over the weekend. […]


@Dejan_Kovacevic vs. Reddit is probably the best read of the week

Rule #1 of the Internet: Everyone loves a good fight. And that is exactly what has developed over at the Penguins subreddit. Here is what happened. Dejan Kovacevic, the owner of DK on Pittsburgh Sports, went after Reddit for users copy-and-pasting his paywall-protected articles word for word. He said: Guys, I’m sure you all know better […]