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 […]

What They Said: Pens Vs. Leafs

My God the Maple Leafs suck.

How about that depth scoring??  There was a time that if Sid and Geno didn’t get on the score sheet, if was a much longer night.  This one was over pretty quick.

MAF is playing like he has found the game difficulty and switched it to “blind, deaf, and hook-handed” level.

But you’re not here to read what I have to say.  What did Leaf fans say about this one?



Thoughts: Game 11 – Fehr’s Fehr, Toronto. Pens Win 4-0.

Pens 4  Maple Leafs 0 Record: 7-4-0, 14 pts Goals Kunitz (2) (PP) from Perron, Bennett Fehr (1) (SH) from Cullen Cullen (2) from Fehr, Scuderi Hornqvist (2) from Dumoulin, Fleury Penalties Dupuis (goalie interference) – Bad Call (goes to the net and gets hooked by Hunwick, who steers him into Bernier; Hunwick gets called […]

Game 11 Recap: Penguins dismantle horrid Leafs team 4-0

It’s only Halloween but the Penguins dressed up like a winning hockey team again.

In Phil Kessel’s return to Toronto, the Penguins blanked the lifeless Leafs 4-0. As Rich mentioned in his Gameday, the Leafs are an awful organization. The class extends to their fanbase:

When Kris Letang owns you via twitter:

The whole Kessel thing was really a moot point though. He was quiet most of the night, but Leaf fans were even more quiet.


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What They Said: Pens Vs Sabres

Disco was back in town, some jerkoff stole a puck from a kid, ROR was great, the Sabres shot the lights out, and the Pens actually scored.  Zatkoff was pretty alright.  If MAF plays in this one the Pens win 5-0.  Maybe those people that said Kessel should have been with Malkin all along were […]