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What the Hell Happened: Fleury shines in 3-1 win

The Penguins and Panthers really don’t like each other. Good thing they get to play again in Florida on Tuesday night. In a game filled with cheap shots, mocking, hard hits, and players launching helmets at each other , the Penguins got another great performance from Marc-Andre Fleury. Fleury made 45 saves, and was lights out […]

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The first period between the Penguins and Panthers was completely insane

The Penguins and Panthers coming into this game weren’t considered two teams that hated each other. After the first period that might change. The first period saw a huge hit on that bloodied Aaron Ekblad, a slash on Sidney Crosby, Willie Mitchell trying to beat Kris Letang with Letang’s helment. Here are GIFs:


Here comes Derrick Pouliot

The Penguins made a big roster move this morning and called up Derrick Pouliot. Some good thoughts on this by Ryan Wilson over at [ HockeyBuzz ]. Now we have seen defensemen get called up before only to not play, specifically Scott Harrington, but it is still very interesting to see the team physically call […]


RECAP: GAME 31. Pens win 1-0 in OT. Often, casual fans of hockey question why it is necessary to watch a whole NHL season. And usually the answer is because there isn’t anything else to do. But games like Game 31 against the Avs are why watching the season matters. Even though the game was a scoreless tie for 60-plus minutes, we saw some […]

NHL: Anaheim Ducks at Pittsburgh Penguins

Blake Comeau is good again

It wasn’t exactly a trending topic when the Penguins signed Blake Comeau to a one-year contract on the first day of free agency this past July.  Comeau, who had only netted 11 goals in parts of the last two seasons, was at best seen as a guy who would primarily be filling a role in the bottom-six.  His name not being Tanner Glass or Deryk […]


Taylor Hall linked to Penguins according to hockey insiders On Tuesday night’s Insider trading the Penguins were linked to Taylor Hall. [ 25 Stanley ] The article is in french but here is the rough translation: Pierre Lebrun took care of the star player the Oilers believe exchanged. According to theinsider , the two teams to watch are the Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh […]

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Media Feud: @markmaddenx and ESPN’s @BrittMcHenry get in a nasty fight

So, this got ugly in a hurry.  WXDX’s Mark Madden and ESPN’s Britt McHenry got in an old-fashioned Twitter war on Tuesday. Here is what happened. Madden blasted McHenry for coming to town and asking for a one-on-one with Sidney Crosby while he was in quarantine: Tweets were deleted, but this is one portion of the […]


RECAP: Game 30. Time is a flat circle.

You can see why the Lightning are so good. What a fun team to watch. Minus Steven Stamkos, who was completely invisible. Evgeni Malkin would get murdered by hockey pundits if he didn’t show up for a big game. You have to say the same for the Lightning golden boy. Yikes. Stamkos was nowhere to […]

NHL: Tampa Bay Lightning at Pittsburgh Penguins

What The Hell Happened: Pens beat Lightning in what could be first of many matchups Depending on what your personal outlook on the Eastern Conference is the Penguins and Lightning are probably at least two of the best four teams. So don’t be surprised if these two teams meet again. In this game the Lightning came out flying, but the Penguins got elite goaltending from Marc-Andre Fleury, and they […]

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Beau Bennett has the mumps; concern as he visited Children’s Hopsital

Beau Bennett may have the Mumps. And this could turn even worse, because Bennett made a trip to Pittsburgh’s Children Hospital last week as a part of the Penguins annual charity. What a nightmare. Here is how Mumps are spread: Mumps is spread in the same way as colds and flu – through infected droplets […]

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@emptynetters lays out Penguins’ credibility, and it isn’t pretty. May be the post of the year thus far. Do yourself a favor — take your black-and-gold sunglasses off and give this a read. [ Penguins’ Credibility in Question ] A brief preview from the post: Like any other NHL team, the Penguins are certainly under no obligation to offer the complete and full […]


RECAP: GAME 29. Welcome back, Columbus.

The Pens have a new rival. It was born in the playoffs last season thanks to the new alignment and playoff structure, and it’s exactly what the system is designed to breed. It is pretty much impossible to get up for every single game in an 82-game season, so these games born in bad blood are […]


What the hell happened: Jackets win Injury Bowl

This was a great game to watch, but imagine how much better it would have been if both teams had their full complement of players. Pens are without Maatta, Crosby, Kunitz, etc. The Jackets are missing Horton, Hartnell, Ryan Murray, etc. The bad blood overfloweth in this game, too. It’s a sign of great games […]


RECAP: GAME 28. The flames of Hell

It doesn’t matter who you’re playing — you do not want to be down 1-0 less than a minute into the game. And you really don’t want to be down 2-0 before the 10-minute mark of the first period. Even though the Flames clawed back and got one of those goals back, they were playing […]