Carolina Hurricanes (10-22-4) at Pittsburgh Penguins (22-9-5) 7:00 PM – ROOT Sports CONSOL Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA
Looks like the heralded Penguins sellout streak may go down on Saturday night. Why? The Steelers play at 8:15 Saturday night in the AFC wild card game and the Penguins play at 7:00. With 65,000 people at the Steeler game and roughly everyone else watching at home , the crowd at Consol may be really […]
http://gty.im/460897546 One thing everyone wanted to see before the season started was how Mike Johnston would handle the inevitable rough patch. Well, welcome to the rough patch. He said this after the game: RECAP:
It’s happened every season for as long as we can remember: a run-of-the-mill loss to the Devils in December or January. The difference this season is that the Pens’ injuries are really catching up to them. This is 4 losses in a row now, and if you haven’t peeked at the Pens’ schedule in January, […]
Pittsburgh Penguins (22-8-5) at New Jersey Devils (12-18-7) 7:00 PM – ROOT Sports Prudential Center – Newark, New Jersey
The Penguins are getting hurt again and again. It seemes like they are cursed. As of last week, they have lost 112 man-games, which is 8th in the NHL. Is it bad luck, poor training, etc.? That is almost impossible to figure out. What isn’t impossible is to determine how it is hurting them. Our […]
The Penguins lost to the Caps 3-0. And let’s make a footnote. When the Penguins lose to the following teams, here is the panic/jammed up chart rankings. When a loss like this occurs, we start seeing stuff like this – [ Sidney Crosby in Denial ] If Crosby is healthy, which I’m still not 100% […]
Via Russian Machine Never Breaks: Rough night in general for Crosby. He had close to 100 turnovers it felt like.
The Penguins lost their second straight game in regulation, that hasn’t happened all season. They also lost another player to injury, Patric Hornqvist, and that seems to be happening all the time. Without Hornqvist, and every other top-six forward, the Penguins offense couldn’t generate much. On the other side, the Captials got two goals from […]
Washington Capitals (17-11-6) at Pittsburgh Penguins (22-7-5) 7:30 PM – NBCSN, ROOT Sports CONSOL Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA
The big news from Mike Johnston’s press conference this morning was that Olli Maatta will not require any additional surgery to his injured shoulder, and may actually return to the ice soon.
Josh Yohe interviewed Brooks Oprik, and Orpik said some weird things. [ TRIB ] “There was something not right last year,” said Orpik, 34. “I guess stale is a good word. Something needed to change. I thought guys were affected by the outside pressure. There is a standard in Pittsburgh that is tough. We’d win […]
When you’re done opening all your gifts this is how you walk out.
April 26, 1997
Everything we could say about this game was laid out in the the quick recap. The Penguins, despite everything, still had a fighting chance at the end. Quick thoughts on this one:
First noticed this during the third period. People were standing up: Searched twitter for
Given the Pens’ current injury shitstorm and them being on the second of a brutal back-to-back on a Florida road trip, it was pretty much a lock that the Pens weren’t going to win this game. Fate was going down that road 200 m.p.h. until Chris Kunitz scored on a breakway midway through the third […]
Pittsburgh Penguins (22-6-5) at Tampa Bay Lightning (20-11-4) 7:30 – ROOT Sports Amalie Arena – Tampa, Florida
http://gty.im/460791588 This was a strange game. The Penguins found themselves down 3-1 late in the third period. While they didn’t play great, they didn’t exactly shit the bed either. Florida scored two really quick goals in the first five minutes of the third, and all seemed shot. Especially since the Penguins lost another player, Blake […]
In the third period Blake Comeau slid into the boards awkwardly: When asked about it after the game here is what Mike Johnston said: ” I haven’t seen an update there. He left the bench in the middle of the third period and went in the dressing room and didn’t come back. So I assume […]
http://gty.im/460789098 This was one hell of a game. The Penguins fell behind 3-1 in the third period and then battled back to tie it at 3. It was a well-deserved point for the Penguins because they didn’t play horribly, especially considering they were without Brandon Sutter and Steve Downie. The Penguins lost another player, as Blake Comeau […]
Pittsburgh Penguins (22-6-4) at Florida Panthers (14-9-8) 7:30 PM – SN, ROOT Sports BB&T Center – Sunrise, Florida
Looks like all three will be out tonight:
Downie, Sutter and Greiss are returning to Pittsburgh to be tested for mumps, Penguins announce.
— Dave Molinari (@MolinariPG) December 22, 2014
Usually Panther-Penguin games are mundane. Not this one. This game was downright hateful. Couple of reasons for that: 1. Willie Mitchell, the Panthers’ captain for some reason, hates Evgeni Malkin. This happened a long time ago, and Mitchell probably didn’t forget: http://youtu.be/Imv7owJKLic Mitchell and Malkin had a little convo early in this game, and it […]