Leadership is a big subject everywhere. We’ve always heard about it since we were kids. We hear about it at work. A leader is a lot of things to different people. But in our view a leader is someone that speaks the truth and then delivers on those very truths.
Evgeni Malkin did that tonight. He had a hand in every Penguins goal, scoring two himself and recording the primary assist on the other two by Beau Bennett and David Perron.
Here are the Primetime highlights:
The biggest story in this game, other than Evgeni Malkin’s life-changing puck drag, is the Maatta injury and Mike Johnston’s old man jam reaction. The Maatta play was no question dirty, but it was the worst possible sequence.
A Wild player was going for a change at the same moment Maatta is getting jobbed.
The Wild’s backup goalie is anticipating the change and he opens the door. Awful stuff. Still a dirty play. Maatta had to be taken to the hospital on a stretcher.
As for Maatta, you don't like to jump to conclusions, but going on a stretcher to the hospital sure doesn't sound good. Poor kid.
With eighteen games under their belt, the Pittsburgh Penguins are 20% of the way through their 2015-16 campaign. With that in mind, now is a good time to take a look and assess the Pens’ place within the NHL’s Metropolitan Division. The Penguins currently sit at the middle of the pack, in 4th place, with […]
Minnesota Wild (10-3-3) at Pittsburgh Penguins (10-7) 7:30 PM EST – NBCSN CONSOL Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA The Penguins can’t score goals, and even in the present day version of a low-scoring league, you still have to score at least one goal to win. After winning nine of 10 games despite their goal scoring […]
Really good read here. If you’re coaching the Penguins and constantly entangled in low-scoring scrums, you better win a ton of ’em and bring home another Cup. Otherwise, you’ll end up like Kevin Constantine and Michel Therrien — cast aside, rightly or wrongly, for not giving the paying customers a good enough show.
So, here we are. It’s late 2015, and the Penguins are barely watchable at times. Goals are d0wn a bit, and everyone is blaming the NHL. And while there are some concerns league-wide, don’t confuse them with what is going on in Pittsburgh. What’s the point? An article caught our attention over the weekend. From […]
Devils 4 Pens 0 Record: 10-7-0, 20 pts Goals None Penalties Letang (roughing) – Inconsequential (gets into a scuffle with Farnham around the Penguins net and each receives a minor) Malkin (tripping) – Lazy (follows Schlemko behind the Devils net and lazily reaches into his skates for a trip as he’s multiple strides behind Schlemko) […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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) […]
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 […]
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. […]
It’s too bad that McJebus didn’t get a good look at the best player in hockey last night, cause if he did, Malkin would have taken his lunch money. The Pens work for a powerplay goal only to have it taken away by an offside that happened like 45 minutes before. Seems like a dumb […]
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 […]
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 […]