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.    


Gameday 65: Where have you gone, Mike Richards?

Pittsburgh Penguins (37-18-9) at Los Angeles Kings (31-21-12) 10:00 PM – Root Sports, FS-W Staples Center – Los Angeles, California After a complete dud against the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night, the Penguins got back on the winning path with an impressive 5-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks. On the flip side, it’s March and […]


RECAP: Game 64. Penguins win 5-2

Someone will look at this games final score of 5-2 and think it wasn’t close. And that will be hilarious. No team in the NHL can look as good jumping out to a 4-0 lead, and then turnaround, and look equally as bad while almost blowing said lead quite like the Penguins. But that is all it […]

Showdown with Bruins marks most expensive game for Penguins in March

The Pittsburgh Penguins have been enjoying another solid season in the Steel City. The Pens currently sit in 3rd place in the Metropolitan Division, and hold the 6th seed in the Eastern Conference playoff race with 81 points. They have scored the puck consistently, holding the 9th-best goals per game average in the NHL. Additionally, the defensemen […]


RECAP: Game 63. Penguins drop 3-1 decision to Avs

We should be used to this by now, and we are. Things happen off the ice, like trades, that get us all revved up, and then the Pens answer the excitement with a dud of a game. The Pens are a good team because they played like balls and yet were still in the game […]

at Pepsi Center on March 4, 2015 in Denver, Colorado.

VIDEO: With this second period goal Jarome Iginla won some dude a car

Noticed this while listening to the Av’s feed. Because the Av’s scored in the first 20 seconds of the period, someone wins a car. In the first half of this recording the Avalanche broadcast team starts talking about it, and on the second half you can hear the PA announcer talking about it:


Gameday 63: Rocky Mountain High. Pens take it to the road.

Pittsburgh Penguins (36-17-9) at Colorado Avalanche (27-25-11) 10:00 PM – ROOT Sports Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado Twelve days ago, after the Pens dropped their third-straight game which saw them fall to seventh place in the Eastern Conference, we wrote on this blog that the upcoming stretch of games would prove to be the most important portion of […]

PITTSBURGH, PA - MARCH 01:  Brandon Sutter #16 of the Pittsburgh Penguins handles the puck in front of goaltender Curtis McElhinney #30 of the Columbus Blue Jackets and Artem Anisimov #42 during the game at Consol Energy Center on March 1, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Penguins line production last 10 games

Via DobberHockey. Penguins line production the last 10 games.     Notes – Hell of a run for Comeau – Malkin – Kunitz at even strength since being reunited. This is what that line has done in the last three games: – Paging Sidney Crosby? Crosby hasn’t done that much at even strength in the last […]

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Post Trade Deadline: New Faces in the Metropolitan Division

Another trade deadline has came and passed, this year there was a total of 24 trades that saw 41 players (23 F, 15 D, 3 G) and 19 draft picks (2015: 11, 2016: 7, 2017: 1) swapped between the buyers and sellers. Let’s get right to it with the teams the Pens are most likely to face […]