RECAP: Game 67. Pens blow lead, then recover. Win 6-4.

This was really bad. This was like that scene in an action movie where the villain runs away and his henchmen stay behind and fight Steven Seagal. The villain in this case is that coward Tyler Dellows, and the henchmen is the shell of an NHL team known as the Edmonton Oilers. It’s simply unheard […]


The Ben Lovejoy Powerball – 3.12.15 – Free to play now

How to play: 1. Download our Pensblog App. And send us your guess for the time and period Ben LoveJoy will score a goal. 2. Or you can tweet your guess @pensblog( time, period)#BenlovejoyPowerball. 3. The format, based on the picture below is as follows: 13:51, 2nd per. Using this screenshot, the goal is scored at 13:51 of the second […]


Gameday 67: @ CEC. Here come the Oilers.

Edmonton Oilers (18-38-11) at Pittsburgh Penguins (38-18-10) 7:00 PM – ROOT Sports CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Death, taxes, and terrible hockey teams in Edmonton. The Oilers come to town tonight their usual train wreck selves. Their last two games, they gave up 12 goals in a two-day stretch, following up a 7-4 loss to Carolina on Sunday with a […]

NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins at Colorado Avalanche

Revisiting Fleury Versus The League Average

Before the season began, we took a historical look at some extended goaltending metrics for Marc-Andre Fleury. We created an imaginary league average goaltender and bumped Fleury’s numbers against his. This created a direct comparison between Fleury and our imaginary league-average goaltender. The results weren’t pretty. In short, we found that Fleury was performing well […]

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GIF: Marc-Andre Fleury with a ridiculous glove save

Early in the second period Marc-Andre Fleury robbed the Sharks Tomas Hertl. What makes this save so remarkable is that Fleury was looking over his left shoulder, as the pass came over his right. He adjusted in time, and snapped his glove shut:   Really makes a tough save look easy.    


The Ben Lovejoy Powerball – 3.9.15

How to play: 1. Download our Pensblog App. And send us your guess for the time and period Ben LoveJoy will score a goal. The guess can only be submitted via our app. 2. Entry to the game is $1, and can be purchased via the app. 3. The format, based on the picture below is as follows: 13:51, 2nd […]


Gameday 66: Pens go for the California sweep, end their road trip in San Jose.

Pittsburgh Penguins (38-18-9) at San Jose Sharks (32-26-8) 10:00 PM – ROOT Sports, NBCSN SAP Center at San Jose, San Jose, California Tonight the Pens wrap up their four-game West Coast road trip in San Jose.  They’re 2-1 thus far on the trip, convincingly besting the Ducks and Kings after dropping one in Colorado.  After tonight, they’ll […]

DENVER, CO - MARCH 04:  Ben Lovejoy #12 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates against the Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Center on March 4, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. The Avalanche defeated the Penguins 3-1.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Colligan: 5 Questions on Lovejoy, Cole and Playoff Hockey

This a column by Mike Colligan that appears every Monday morning on The Pensblog. You can find more of Mike’s work at his site, (1) What should we make of the Ben Lovejoy trade? The Pittsburgh Penguins don’t match up well against big, physical teams.  Don’t let their Saturday night (Sunday morning) overtime victory […]


RECAP: Game 65. Pens get past the defending champs in overtime.

How do you want to look at this game a night after the Pens dismantled one of the best teams in the NHL? Was it the Pens hanging with a perennial Cup contender? Is it proof that Jim Rutherford has made all the right moves in preparation for the stretch run through March and into […]


What the Hell Happened: MAF wills the Pens to a big win

We’re giving Fleury all of the stars in this game. Case closed. Save after save after save…and that was just the first period. Then the third period came along, and he stole the show. Nothing not to like from this game, other than the weird power play. More stuff in the A.M.