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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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Pensblog Telestrator: Conor Sheary is More Than Just Speed

One of the most pleasant surprises of this playoff run has been the play of Conor Sheary. The most oft-used adjectives that people throw out there in regards to Sheary’s game adequately describe his speed, resiliency in the tough areas of the ice, and ability to stick handle in a phone booth. While these are […]

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QUICK CAP: Pens take a 3-1 stranglehold on the series

The last time the Pens were up 3-1 on the Rangers, Marty St. Louis’ mom died and the Rangers came back. Hopefully things will be a little different this time around. There’s really nothing to say. Murray with the shutout in a 5-0 win. The Rangers are not alive right now. A couple things: When […]

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Penguins Go Back To Basics In Game 3

At the end of game one, I remarked how I expected the Penguins to adjust to the Rangers neutral zone tactics and ultimately return to their possession-dominant ways in this first round Eastern Conference series. What I did not expect was the Penguins laying an egg in game two. Coming off of a contest where they […]

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Thoughts: Round 1 Game 2 – Pens Allow 3 Goals in 4:14 as Rangers Tie Series at 1

Rangers 4  Pens 2 Series: Tied at 1 Goals Kessel (1) (PP) from Daley, Bonino Kessel (2) (PP) from Bonino, Malkin Penalties Hornqvist (roughing) – Inconsequential (gets tied up with Zuccarello in front of the Rangers net and they each get a minor penalty) Dumoulin (hooking) – Bad (loses his positioning on Miller in the […]

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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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