PLAYOFF GAMEDAY 9: Hit ’em with another one.

Game 4: CAPITALS (1-2) at PENGUINS (2-1) Eastern Conference Second Round 8:00 PM EST – NBCSN CONSOL Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA For a series that had no shortage of subplots from the start, the hits have literally kept coming. 


Thoughts: Round 2 Game 3 – Murray Saves the Day as Pens Take 2-1 Series Lead.

Pens 3  Caps 2 Series: Pens lead 2-1. Goals Hornqvist (4) from Daley, Sheary Kuhnhackl (2) from Cullen, Letang Hagelin (3) from Bonino, Kessel Penalties Pouliot (hooking) – Bad (loses Beagle skating through the neutral zone on a shorthanded break and hooks him back to try to limit his shooting opportunity) Letang (interference) – Unnecessary […]


Penguins vs. Capitals: What We’ve Learned So Far

The Penguins and Capitals head back to Pittsburgh tonight in a series that’s deadlocked at 1-1 but could easily be 2-0 in either direction. In game one of this series, the Penguins got off to a hot start and struggled to find their way as the game wore on. A flurry of bad exits out […]


PLAYOFF GAMEDAY 7: Step back from that ledge, my friend.

Game 2: PENGUINS (0-1) at CAPITALS (1-0) Eastern Conference Second Round 8:00 PM EST – NBC Verizon Center – Washington, D.C. The theme in game 1 stuck to the script we figured this series would follow –back-and-forth action, drama, controversy. In the end, the Pens fell short, but one thing is certain: This is going […]

WASHINGTON - MAY 13: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals and Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins shake hands after Pittsburgh's 6-2 victory in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Semifinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center May 13, 2009 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Thoughts: Pens/Caps Season Series Recap and Takeaways

Now that the first round has ended shortly after the second round began, let’s take a look back at the Pens/Caps season series heading into tonight’s Game 1. The Pens went 3-2 against Washington during the regular season, but they underwent some drastic changes between the first win and the last win. Game 9: Oct […]

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 […]