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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Longpuck Pays Off For the Penguins

Perhaps the biggest surprise of Game 1 of the Penguins/Rangers series (Jeff Zatkoff’s sudden start aside) was the story of how a poor puck-possession team dominated a great puck-possession team. As I discussed in my series preview, the Rangers are not a good possession team. That wasn’t the case in game one. The Rangers stepped up on […]

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VIDEO: Penguin fan takes advantage of moment of Silence

The Penguins had a moment of silence for Ed Snider and one fan had his playoff moment: It’s a really bullshit thing to do…but he isn’t wrong. As you can imagine, Flyers blog went out of their fucking minds: If one person makes a fanbase then the Flyers are in big trouble.