NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 13: Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers talks with referee Ghislain Hebert #22 after being hit by a shot by Carl Hagelin #62 during the third period at Madison Square Garden on March 13, 2016 in New York City. The Penguins defeated the Rangers 4-2. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Penguins/Rangers series: Who to hate

Hey, look, it’s the Rangers. And with that, we get reintroduced to not only one of the worst fan bases in sports, but one of the worst subsets of the humanity: New Yorkers. Over the years, our hatred has probably shifted more to the Flyers and Capitals. But let’s not kid ourselves; the Rangers are […]


Rewind: The 2008 Penguins-Rangers playoff series

You know what’s sad? This happened 8 years ago. That in itself isn’t sad, but the fact that someone who was 10 at the time is now 18 and getting STD’s. Someone who was 4 at the time and doesn’t even remember anything about it is now 12, has the Internet, and can read this. […]


Is that Marc-Andre Fleury’s music?

Take this with the tiniest grain of salt, but could it be? After some very light investigative work, this guy seems legit… The Pens announced today that they’re going with the Pittsburgh-gold jerseys in round one, so if MAF is ordering new helmets for rush delivery… h/t to Joe Guzy (

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This is going to be interesting: Pens call up Tristan Jarry

It wasn’t clear after Saturday if Matt Murray was hurt and would miss time, but maybe it is now. Many ways to look at this, but we’ll wait for the Penguins to announce why before we panic. Matt Murray was hurt in this collision yesterday: Jeff Zatkoff relieved Murray yesterday. Jarry’s stats: Wilkes Barre clinched […]


Thoughts: Game 82 – Who Cares, It’s Playoff Time!

Flyers 3  Pens 1 Record: 48-26-8, 104 pts Goals Bonino (9) from Hagelin, Kessel Penalties Lovejoy (holding the stick) – Overly aggressive (wraps his arm around the stick of Cousins in front of the net so he’s unable to do anything in front) Sheary (embellishment) – Bad Call (gets slashed by Schultz and drops to […]


GAMEDAY 82: All she wrote. Pens end the regular season in Philly.

PENGUINS (48-25-8) at FLYERS (39-27-14) 3:00 PM EST – ROOT Sports Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA The Penguins needed all 82 games to earn their way into the playoffs last season. It took a win over the lowly Buffalo Sabres in the final game to make it in. The final game of this season […]

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VIDEOS: The steps are alive in D.C. tonight

  The look on that guy’s face is magical: Gotta wonder if his homophobic rhetoric comes back to bite him if this video surfaces at the workplace. For some unknown reason, we respect the girl’s decision to wear a flower headband.  


Mike Sullivan and the Art of Pressure: Part 1

  There’s no gimmick around the Penguins recent run of shellacking opponents in five and six goal performances. There’s no smoke and mirrors behind the Penguins gaudy puck possession numbers. What head coach Mike Sullivan has done is quite simple: evaluate your roster, instill discipline, back that up with video analysis, and play to your […]


Thoughts: Game 80 – Pens Spot Ottawa 3 goals and Still Win 5-3.

Pens 5  Senators 3 Record: 47-25-8, 102 pts Goals Hornqvist (22) from Bonino, Schultz Crosby (34) from Hornqvist, Letang Hagelin (13) from Bonino Hagelin (14) from Bonino Crosby (35) (EN) from Letang, Kunitz Penalties Lovejoy (hooking) – Bad (loses Hoffman bursting past him for an open lane to the net and hooks him trying to hinder […]


Quick Cap 80: Just win, baby.

This was billed as NorrisMania. Letang vs. Karlsson. Letang was more noticeable and had the better game overall, but that’s not gonna sway people from giving Karlsson the Norris. Can’t really blame them, though.


Thoughts: Game 79 – Pens Continue Dominance with 6-2 Win over Flyers

Pens 6  Flyers 2 Record: 46-25-8, 100 pts Goals Crosby (33) (PP) from Kessel, Letang Bennett (6) from Sheary, Schultz Hornqvist (21) unassisted Hagelin (12) from Bonino, Letang Fehr (7) from Cullen, Kuhnhackl Fehr (8) (SH) (EN) from Cullen Penalties Cole (interference) – Overly Aggressive (knocks over MacDonald in the Penguins zone anticipating a pass […]

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Tears of the Flyers: Flyer fans react to beating by Penguins

Flyer fans were all charged up for this game. Then their team took a major whooping. First let’s stop by Broad Street hockey, and see what they are up to. Sick burn out of the gate.   Crosby makes it 1-0. #herecometheflyers Seems like something a misogynist would say in our opinion. The replies to […]

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VIDEO: Wayne Simmonds intent to injure ignored by everyone

How is no one talking about this more? A brief summary of what happened. With the game well in hand, Wayne Simmonds skates by the Penguins net and uses his stick to slash the neck of Matt Murray. Extremely dangerous play: via GIPHY No penalty on the play, and Wayne Simmonds will probably not be […]


Thoughts: Game 78 – Pens Clinch Playoff Spot with 5-0 Win over Isles

Pens 5  Islanders 0 Record: 45-25-8, 98 pts Goals Sundqvist (1) (SH) unassisted Hornqvist (20) (PP) from Schultz, Crosby Cullen (14) from Kuhnhackl, Fehr Kessel (26) (PP) from Letang Kuhnhackl (5) from Cullen, Schultz Penalties Crosby (slashing) – Bad (loses Nielsen entering the Penguins zone for a semi-breakaway and gives him a slash across the […]


QUICK CAP: Playoffs. 10 Straight years

Three months ago, hell maybe even three weeks ago, this didn’t seem like a realistic outcome. But the Penguins are going back to the dance for the 10th straight year. They dismantled the Islanders on their home ice 5-0. Matt Murray with his first career shutout. Phil Kessel scored again, Justin Schultz, Matt Cullen, Oscar […]

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VIDEO: Ian Cole vs Matt Martin

Ian Cole didn’t like Matt Martin’s hit on Justin Schultz. So he fought him. Give Cole credit for having the guts, and staying up but this didn’t go well. The Ref’s face says it all:

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Marc-Andre Fleury out with a concussion

And things were going so well. We’ve been down this road before. Hopefully Marc-Andre Fleury can recover quickly. It looks like it will be the Matt Murray experience until then.