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.

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What They Said: Pens Vs. Stars

Well that was about as much fun as amateur dental surgery, wasn’t it?? Two thoughts 1) The Stars are good, the Pens are not…right now 2) Listen to most guys who know hockey, and they say to give a team until (American) Thanksgiving.  Columbus already jumped the shark on this season.  Should the Pens follow […]


Thoughts: Game 7 – Back to the Future: Fire Everyone, Pens Lose to Stars Again

Stars 4  Pens 1 Record: 3-4-0, 6 pts Goals Bonino (1) unassisted Penalties Perron (boarding) – Unnecessary (shoves Eakin sideways into the boards to finish his hit a little excessively) Hornqvist (delay of game) – Careless (gets control of the puck just inside the Penguins blue line and tries to flip it up the boards […]


Game 7 Recap: Pens destroyed by Stars 4-1.

This game was a big early season test. After their slow start the Penguins got three wins, and everything seemed to be getting better. Oops, and back to the drawing board. We said it in our previous three caps, wins are great, but the Penguins just don’t look right. Tonight was confirmation. The Stars are […]

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What They Said: Pens Vs. Panthers

So Sid went to the “Daniel Sprong School for Offense” over the weekend and shot erreytime he had a stick on the puck, Phil! with a goal, the team nearly blows the game, but Malkin posts one in overtime as the Pens win their third straight.  Wooooo But enough about what I think.  What did Panthers fans say??? […]


Thoughts: Game 6 – Crosby, Kessel, Malkin, Oh My! Pens win 3-2 (OT).

Pens 3  Panthers 2 (OT) Record: 3-3-0, 6 pts Goals Crosby (1) (PP) from Malkin, Letang Kessel (2) from Scuderi, Crosby Malkin (3) (PP) from Letang, Crosby Penalties Bonino (hooking) – Unnecessary (tries to reach in front of Jagr to keep him from getting the puck and wedges his stick in between Jagr’s body and […]


Game 6 Recap: Malkin nets OT winner after crazy third period

The best news coming out of this game is that Malkin, Crosby, and Kessel all scored. The worst news is that they are probably going to have to do that very, very often while the rest of the team gets their shit together and that Lamar Odom is still alive. The Pens are now riding a 3-game […]


VIDEO: Crosby looking “morose” on bench

We’ve always enjoyed reading and hearing what Elliotte Friedman has to say. His is a unique voice in hockey journalism, and it’s a good time. The one thing we’ve always hated, though, is national journalists and broadcasters taking a quick glimpse at the Penguins and seemingly knowing everything that’s wrong with the team. They write […]


What They Said- Pens Vs. Leafs

At least they didn’t lose to this team. Unlike Columbus. For about thirty five seconds, I thought the Pens were going to run away with this one.  Then it turned into the most boring game of the season.  Either the Pens are still really struggling to score or Mike Babcock is really underpaid. I know […]


Waits of up to 30 minutes to get into Consol Energy Center this season

If you are planning on going to Penguins games this season make sure you leave yourself plently of time. In the first three home games this season we’ve observed lines of up to 30 minutes to just get into the door. The problem? Metal Detectors have been installed: The Penguins issued a release stating, “The […]