December 20, 2006. [ blogspot ] #Neverforget. These days we are speculating about the Pens possible playoff lineup in December. Seven years ago, we weren't sure they'd even be around. We posted this a few years ago, and probably will post is every year on this date. We also just found this in an […]
There is something far more important going on right now than just winning. Think forward to mid-April. Game 1 of a playoff series. The Penguins defense will look something like this: Letang-Scuderi Orpik-Martin Niskanen-Maatta The Niskanen/Maatta pairing is the highlight. There is no telling where things will go, but if the Pens […]
The game ended with Olli Maatta holding the puck. Fitting because this game belonged to him. And, oh, yeah — the Pens won again, this time beating the surprisingly scummy Wild, 5-2. Goals from Dupuis, Niskanen, Sutter, Kunitz, and Maatta paced the Pens. Zatkoff with his sixth straight win. OUR THREE STARS 3. The standing […]
You never see a defenseman get a penalty shot. That's changed. Olli Maatta got awarded a penalty shot as he came out of the box. And he scored: Here's video: http://youtube.com/watch?v=IAVtcVa7xr8
Minnesota Wild (20-11-5) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (25-10-1) Root Sports, NHLN-US, FS-N- 7:00 pm/et Consol Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA Matt Cooke returns to Pittsburgh as the Wild face the injured and tired Penguins. The good news is that James Neal will be back in the line-up tonight. We assume that, at some point in the […]
The narrative for the first 45 minutes: You simply had to be in a completely different mind-set to find a game like that entertaining. If you went in with the sole intention of analyzing the play of all of the Pens’ young money, then this game was for you. If you wanted an entertaining hockey […]
WTF: Was this pic taken in the 80's? Did that guy in the gray sweater do something? Have never seen body language like that kid is displaying at a hockey game.
What a hockey game this turned out to be. Everything was going great. The ragtag defense, a completely new five-man unit, was playing above expectations. But experience in the NHL isn't just given; it is learned, sometimes painfully. Up 3-1, the Pens wilted under the pressure from a desperate Rangers team. The Rangers tied it […]
Didn't think we'd see a goal like this from Sutter. Just nasty.
Pittsburgh Penguins (24-10-1) @ New York Rangers (16-17-1) NBCSN, TSN2 – 8:00 pm/et Madison Square Garden – New York City, NY Tonight, Brian Gibbons, Harry Zolnierczyk, Zach Sill and the Pittsburgh Penguins enter the World's Most Famous Arena to play the Rangers. Live on NBCSN! STATS, INFO & NOTES: Leading Scorers: Penguins: Sidney Crosby (19G, 28A: […]
We agree. That's a pretty obvious headshot.
( That's Johnny Boychuk and Joe. This guy is supposed to be the president of the PHWA, btw.) Feelings… Shawn Thornton leading stretch after practice for B's. I imagine
http://youtube.com/watch?v=d10m31rEDRA The Penguins line-up doesn't look much better today. Malkin is
Good God in Heaven. http://youtube.com/watch?v=89Ldu2k0oKU?feature=player_embedded
via 96.1's The Freakshow… More and more NHL teams are doing the awkward Christmas card thing. The Pens threw their hat into the ring. And it is great. Would have liked to see "Grandma got run over by a headshot," but those work, too. Good stuff.
As the camera gave a bunch of Penguins some face time during the anthems, it felt like we were Experiencing the Evolution all over again. That feeling was punctuated watching the Penguins lines being introduced. Harry Zolnierczyk was on the second line. THE SECOND LINE. The Pens were missing over half of their […]
This is a nasty hit. The head is contacted for sure, but not sure it was targeted though. Bort is a big dude. Crazy we're seeing Pittsburgh throwing predatory head shots every single night. NHL might want to do something about that
The Leafs must have felt right at home amongst all the AHL caliber players. It's too bad they made two mistakes. 1. They pissed off Sidney Crosby. 2. They lost sight of him for one second. Career minor leaguer Nazem Kadri got Crosby all jammed around, and then with five minutes left Crosby waited for […]
Toronto Maple Leafs (17-14-3) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (23-10-1) Root Sports, NHLN-US, SNET-O, RDS- 7:00 pm/et Consol Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA Apparently, the Pittsburgh Penguins are going to play the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight, but we don't see very many Pittsburgh Penguins in the line-up, so we're not exactly sure what's going on here. There […]
So lets get something straight. Shawn Thornton will apeal his suspension, represented by the same NHLPA, that represents Brooks Orpik. Awkward. But that is going to be what happens according to Espn's Pierre Lebrun… Shawn Thornton's agent Anton Thun confirms his client will appeal his 15-game suspension — Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun)
Sidney Crosby and what's left of the Pittsburgh Penguins will face off against Phil Kessel and what appears to be the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight. Dion Phaneuf will be back in the line-up for Toronto, if he's able to select the right pair of shoes on time. Line combinations after the jump. Hopefully you're not […]
The Penguins have placed Kris Letang on injured reserve. They've also recalled Philip Samuelsson and Harry Zolnierczyk from WBS. This means Scuderi, Martin, Orpik and Letang are all missing from the blue line due to injuries. Plus, Engelland will likely be suspended.
The good folks at TSE have given us another piece of memorablia to raffle off. This time the raffle will be a week-long, so you can enter it each day by following the instructions below. TSE is also hosting an autograph session with the Pens at the Mall at Robinson on Jan 18th and […]
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