PITTSBURGH, PA - APRIL 13:  Mike Sullivan of the Pittsburgh Penguins yells at the referee in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Consol Energy Center on April 13, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Telestrator: Penguins Trap Is Key To This Series

The words “neutral zone trap” have a tendency to induce nausea among hockey fans. It’s a term that hearkens back to the the “clutch and grab” era of dead puck hockey. The trap, when combined with the now defunct two-line pass rule, made the neutral zone a mess of bodies.. The play style was relatively […]

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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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