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 […]


Thoughts: Game 10 – Backup Flower Does the Job in Pens 4-3 Win.

RECAP (There’s no recap post. That’s all you get. Insert your own Backdraft reference here.) THOUGHTS Pens 4 Sabres 3 Record: 6-4-0, 12 pts Goals Dupuis (1) from Crosby, Lovejoy Hornqvist (1) from Crosby, Maatta Lovejoy (1) from Malkin Malkin (4) (PP) from Hornqvist, Kessel Penalties Lovejoy (hooking) – Good (hooks up Schaller to prevent […]


Thoughts: Game 9 – Fleury for President. Pens Win 3-1.

Pens 3  Capitals 1 Record: 5-4-0, 10 pts Goals Bennett (2) from Bonino, Maatta Kessel (4) from Malkin, Perron Bonino (2) (EN) unassisted Penalties Letang (slashing) – Unnecessary (puts a one-handed slash on Backstrom’s hands in the defensive zone and then puts a two-handed slash on Backstrom as he continues to follow him) Perron (charging) […]

Game 9 Recap: Marc-Andre Too Good. Pens win 3-1.

A tradition like no other:


Call it a comeback. Because the Pens haven’t had a third-period comeback since 1965.

It also is officially time to pump the brakes on the Fire Mike Johnston train. The Pens have two back-to-back wins against playoff teams in playoff-like games. Like it or not, while the Penguins’ system may be hampering the Penguins offense, it is also stopping their opponents.

Look at Nashville and Washington this season:

Goals per game

*Pens vs. Preds game is included, but fuck you; you get the point.

Two really good scoring teams suddenly looked ordinary.


And so it goes. We can turn our opinions on a dime toward the negative spectrum, so we are entitled to turn them in the positive direction. Plus, watching the Capitals lose is never not funny.


PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 17: Daniel Sprong #41 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates with the puck against the Toronto Mapleleafs during the game at Consol Energy Center on October 17, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Matt Kincaid/Getty Images)

Has Daniel Sprong done enough to not go back to Juniors?

Is Daniel Sprong is here to stay. From Jim Rutherford via Jason Mackey: “It looks that way,” Rutherford said Tuesday. “If you’re asking me today, it looks that way.” Sprong likely will have played in eight games after Thursday. One more and the Penguins must make a decision on whether to play him in a […]

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Suckers: Devils Claim Bobby Farnham off Waivers

Someone call the candy company, because we just found the world’s largest sucker. According to Travis Hughes of SBNation, folk hero and all around bad hockey player Bobby Farnham is headed to Sheroland: Well then… It’s possible that Shero is trying to screw the Pens with Rust and Wilson being injured.  But I prefer the […]

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What They Said: Pens Vs. Preds

Wooooo The first two periods and overtime of that game were pretty freakin’ great.  The offense was buzzing and the defense was actually very solid.  The power play was hot garbage, along with the prevent defense strategy in the third period.  Still, Flower stood tall and Phil!’s goal in overtime actually made me jump out […]


PODCAST: Miller vs. Marshall with special guest Bob Grove

Rich and Jesse talk about the team after eight games with special guest Bob Grove. Produced at Talent Network, inc. by the Pittsburgh Podcast Network. @PghPodcast


Thoughts: Game 8 – Phil! Pens Survive Predators in 2-1 (OT) Win.

Pens 2  Predators 1 (OT) Record: 4-4-0, 8 pts Goals Kunitz (1) from Malkin, Cullen Kessel (3) from Malkin Penalties Dupuis (holding) – Careless (gets his stick under the left arm of Jackman and ends up pulling him back as he chases the puck) Malkin (tripping) – Unnecessary (kicks the back of Ekholm’s right skate […]


Game 8 Recap: Penguins pull one out in Nashville. Win 2-1 in OT

This was a strange a game. The Penguins played a good two road periods. Then they got their doors blown off in a crazy third period that saw them get outshot 17-5. But thanks to Marc-Andre Fleury, the Penguins got to OT, and used their star power to cash in. Phil Kessel went through the […]

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Phil Kessel just smoked the Predators in OT 3-on-3

It was the Penguins first 3-on-3 OT game ever. And Phil Kessel made it a memorable one. About a minute into OT Kessel took a puck from his own blue line, flew past two Predators players, and sent the Penguins on to Washington with a win.