Number 30 by @_MAF29

So, you may have noticed there is a goalie in the Pittsburgh Penguins' crease, not named Marc-Andre... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Via PensInitiative
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Starting Murray is the right call for Penguins, even with Fleury ready to go

It’s not exactly a goaltending controversy, but the Pittsburgh Penguins have a decision to make going forward. Marc-Andre Fleury, who started 58 games during the regular season, has been cleared to return to action after suffering a concussion in late-March, but youngster Matt Murray is having the best post-season of any Penguin. And after an other-worldly Game 3 performance by...
Via The Hockey News
2 hours ago

Penguins Recall Sestito and Oleksy

The Penguins recalled left wing Tom Sestito and defenseman Steve Oleksy from their Wilkes-Barre/Scranton farm club yesterday. Conventional wisdom suggests that Pens coach Mike Sullivan will replace Kris Letang (suspension) and Bryan Rust (lower-body injury) in tonight’s Game 4 with Justin Schultz and Oskar Sundqvist. Each has been a healthy scratch since suiting up in the series...
Via PenguinPoop
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kris Letang gets one-game suspension for high hit on Marcus Johansson

Yesterday, we took a quick look at Kris Letang’s “dangerous” hit on Marcus Johansson. Here is a video of the incident if you have yet to see it: I don’t think it was intentional by any means, but it is one of those hits that needs to be removed from the game. It is dangerous and really serves no purpose in hockey. It is definitely not a head shot but it did have some...
Via Puck Drunk Love
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Playoffs Breakdown: Game 8 – Penguins 3, Capitals 2

By: @chetstead   Marc-Andre Fleury returned from injury, but Matt Murray all but assured that Fleury would remain on the bench for the rest of this series. Murray made 47 saves and the Pens beat the Caps despite being outplayed through large portions of the game. The Pens withstood a furious late-game rally from the Caps and eked out a one-goal victory. The Penguins’ victory...
Via The PensNation
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rookie goaltender Murray stealing the show for Penguins

PITTSBURGH (AP) Matt Murray isn't in the mood to think about what it all means, this ride that he's on. The NHL's best team on the other side of the ice. His mentor watching from bench. An arena chanting his name. For the moment, there is only the next game, the next shot. That's all that concerns the Pittsburgh Penguins rookie goaltender. Not the ripple effects his playoff run...
Via Associated Press
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jim Rutherford's Additions Proving Important To Penguins Success By @WilliamAHirsch

Associated Press Penguins fans have been conflicted over the last few months about the moves... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Via PensInitiative
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Radio: PI Post Game - Penguins vs Capitals Game 3 5/2/16

Radio: PI Post Game takes to the airwaves after every post season match up for your immediate... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Via PensInitiative
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Murray Epic in 3-2 Penguins’ Win

It certainly didn’t unfold the way Mike Sullivan and the coaching staff envisioned. For the better part of last night’s Game 3, the Pittsburgh Penguins were outshot, outworked, outhustled, outhit and outplayed by the Washington Capitals. Indeed, nearly everything about last night’s 3-2 victory over the Caps was ugly. From Tom Kuhnhackl’s off-the-numbers goal to Kris Letang’s...
Via PenguinPoop
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bonino’s patience, perfect pass set up Hagelin for Penguins’ winning goal

Nearly every post-season, there’s one player who unexpectedly steps up his game and helps lead the offensive charge for his club. Through the early stages of the second round, it looks like this year that player is going to be Pittsburgh Penguins center Nick Bonino. Bonino, 28, had eight points in seven games entering Game 3 of the second-round series between the Penguins and...
Via The Hockey News
1 day ago

Pierre McGuire inexplicably gives Penguins’ Matt Cullen a butt slap

Pierre McGuire is an enigma. He’s well-known in hockey circles. He had a disastrous stint as coach of the Hartford Whalers. He also suffers from extreme overexposure working practically every night of the first two rounds of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs for NBC Sports Group. And while hockey fans do their best to tolerate McGuire’s omnipresence, they find behavior as we’re...
Via Awful Announcing
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins Vs. Washington Capitals Preview: Rnd 2, Game 3 Notes

By Larry Snyder The Pittsburgh Penguins, whose defensemen accounted for 13 of the team’s 24 blocked shots in their 2-1 victory over the Caps Saturday, battle this evening against the Washington Capitals at Consol Energy Center. The opening faceoff in primetime is 8:00 p.m. The Black and Gold’s leader in playoff points is Evgeni Malkin with three goals and six assists for a total...
Via The PensNation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Penguins vs. Capitals: What We’ve Learned So Far

The Penguins and Capitals head back to Pittsburgh tonight in a series that’s deadlocked at 1-1 but could easily be 2-0 in either direction. In game one of this series, the Penguins got off to a hot start and struggled to find their way as the game wore on. A flurry of bad exits out of the defensive zone and some costly turnovers in the extra period cost them a game they could have...
Via The Pensblog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins: How Olli Maatta’s injury changes the defense

The Pittsburgh Penguins’ started their second round series against the Washington Capitals relatively healthy with only starting goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury absent. However, just two games into the series, that has already changed. Pittsburgh defenseman Olli Maatta is likely to be out with a concussion following a blindside hit by current Capitals (and former Penguin) defenseman...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Questionable hits turning up heat between Penguins, Capitals

PITTSBURGH (AP) The number of hits the Washington Capitals have tried to level on Pittsburgh Penguins through two contentious games in the Eastern Conference semifinals is not a surprise. The nature of those hits? Well, that's another matter. Tom Wilson's run-in with Conor Sheary's knee in Game 1 cost the Washington forward a couple grand in fines. Brooks Orpik's elbow to Olli...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Turnabout is Fehr Play; Penguins Beat Capitals 2-1 in Game 2

Throughout the regular season, the Pittsburgh Penguins displayed a remarkable resilience under coach Mike Sullivan. That uncanny ability to turn the page was on full display during Game 2 of their Eastern Conference Semifinal clash with Washington on Saturday night. Forty-eight hours after dropping Game 1 in heartrending fashion, the Pens rebounded to beat the Capitals 2-1 and even...
Via PenguinPoop
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Round 2 Game 2 – All’s Fehr in the Playoffs. Pens Tie Series at 1.

Pens 2  Caps 1 Series: Tied at 1. Goals Hagelin (2) from Bonino, Cole Fehr (2) from Malkin, Kunitz PenaltiesLovejoy (slashing) – Good (slashes Kuznetsov driving to the net in a 2-on-1 situation as he tries to get back coming off the bench to help out after Malkin turned the puck over in the neutral zone to cause the 2-on-1 during a line change…and he breaks up the scoring chance...
Via The Pensblog
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hit on Maatta, late shoves put Caps' Orpik under microscope

WASHINGTON (AP) During their back-to-back Stanley Cup final runs in 2008 and 2009, the Pittsburgh Penguins knew all about what Brooks Orpik can do. The rugged, bruising defenseman's ability to play on the edge was a big part of the Penguins' playoff success for a long time. With Orpik on the other side of its series with the Washington Capitals, Pittsburgh was on the receiving...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brooks Orpik lays a high and late hit on Olli Maatta

There have been a few ugly hits in this year’s playoffs, but this one from Brooks Orpik on Olli Maatta may the worst of the bunch. Orpik with a completely unnecessary, dangerous hit — Sons of Penn (@SonsofPenn) May 1, 2016 Another angle: possible reasonable explanations: has a bet going to see what it takes to get suspended in the playoffs...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

How Pens-Caps can determine if Crosby or Ovechkin is better

For the first time since 2009, the NHL’s biggest stars — Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin — will meet in a postseason series. The Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins open their second-round series on Thursday night in what many feel is a de facto conference championship, as these teams finished 1-2 in the East but because of the NHL’s asinine playoff system, this is...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL postseason Round 2 quick hits: Capitals vs. Penguins

VitalsPittsburgh: 48-26-8 regular season, 4-1-0 in five games played in Round 1Washington: 56-18-8 regular season, 4-2-0 in six games played in Round 1Season SeriesPittsburgh took three of five contests during the 2015-2016 campaign, including a 4-3 overtime victory at the Verizon Center on April 7.Playoff HistoryThe most recent postseason meeting between these teams was in 2009...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Sidney Crosby: I don't score the way Alexander Ovechkin does

The Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals are going to face off in Round 2 of the NHL Playoffs, which will set the stage of reigniting the longtime rivalry between Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin. While the rivalry has lost steam in recent years, both Crosby and Ovechkin are still elite players. Crosby led the Penguins in scoring this season with 36 goals and 85 points...
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Conor Sheary the Pittsburgh Penguins long-term answer at left wing?

It’s not common that undrafted, undersized college free agents are able to make it to the NHL. It is even less common when an undrafted, undersized college free agent is able to play on the top-line of one of the league’s best teams in the Stanley Cup Playoffs during his rookie season. Pittsburgh Penguins’ winger Conor Sheary has defied the odds. The 23-year-old, who appears...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Pittsburgh Penguins can advance to round 2

The Pittsburgh Penguins are just one win away from eliminating the New York Rangers from the playoffs and advancing to the second round. Game 5 on April 23 is their next chance to do just that and they’ll be playing at home. They won the last two games, both on the road at Madison Square Garden, and split the two games they played at home thus far in the series. However, there’s...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

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