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Foes Beating Penguins at Their Own Game

Let’s go back in time. To Sunday, June 12, 2016. Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals. Up 3-games-to-2 on the San Jose Sharks, our Pittsburgh Penguins had snatched a 1-0 first period lead on a power-play goal by Brian Dumoulin. Employing their witherin...
by PenguinPoop on Dec 1, 2016

Penguins Update: Crosby in a League of His Own

Around this time last season, Penguins fans across North America (including yours truly) were all asking the same question. What’s wrong with Sidney Crosby? Despite the presence of super sniper Phil Kessel on his right flank, the Pens’ captain w...
by PenguinPoop on Nov 13, 2016

Penguins Update: Jack Riley Passes Away

He wasn’t the winningest general manager in Penguins history. Nor did his teams capture a Stanley Cup. Or even a division title. Yet Jack Riley was a pivotal figure through the Pens’ difficult early years. Thanks, in large part, to his perseveran...
by PenguinPoop on Jul 15, 2016

Penguins Re-sign Justin Schultz

The Penguins re-signed defenseman Justin Schultz to a one-year deal, general manager Jim Rutherford announced today. Schultz, who made $3.9 million last season while splitting time between Edmonton and Pittsburgh, will earn $1.4 million during the...
by PenguinPoop on Jul 13, 2016

Penguins Free-Agent Update: Lovejoy and Zatkoff Depart

For our Pittsburgh Penguins, the first day of free agency was a far cry from last summer. Remember? When GM Jim Rutherford sent shock waves through the NHL by acquiring Phil Kessel from Toronto as the centerpiece of a stunning six-player swap? Of co...
by PenguinPoop on Jul 1, 2016

Review of Striking Gold: The Penguins’ Amazing Run to the 2016 Stanley Cup

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Triumph Books have teamed up once more to produce a gem of a commemorative book. Striking Gold: The Penguins’ Amazing Run to the 2016 Stanley Cup expertly chronicles the Pittsburgh Penguins’ recent Stanley Cup seas...
by PenguinPoop on Jun 22, 2016

Trading Fleury at this Point Would be Extremely Stupid

The Penguins have a rare opportunity in the age of the salary cap, they can bring back every player that played a main role in their winning of the Stanley Cup, even Reverend Lovejoy.  All of the talk is about Fleury and his salary cap value. The N...
by PenguinPoop on Jun 17, 2016

Pittsburgh Penguins Defeat San Jose to Win Stanley Cup

Sidney Crosby believed when he was 21 that anything for he and his Pittsburgh Penguins was possible and he would have the opportunity to end each of his seasons with the Penguins by lifting the Stanley Cup in triumph as he did back in 2009. However,...
by Sportsperspectives on Jun 13, 2016

WE DID IT! PENGUINS WIN THE CUP!

I can write this now without fear of jinxing our guys. Throughout the Stanley Cup playoffs and, especially, during the Finals, I’ve felt an odd sense of calm. As if our Penguins were somehow predestined or preordained to win the Cup. A notion reinf...
by PenguinPoop on Jun 13, 2016

Penguins Stanley Cup Update: Chinks in Murray’s Armor?

We’ve all heard the comparisons. He’s the next Ken Dryden. A sure-fire NHL All-Star for years to come. Maybe even a future Hall of Famer. The plaudits…and excitement…were understandable. Especially given the way Penguins rookie goalie Matt M...
by PenguinPoop on Jun 11, 2016

Not So Fast: Sharks Top Penguins in Game 5 to Extend Finals

Put the champagne back on ice. Cancel those victory parade plans. The Penguins’ must wait a couple more days for another shot at hoisting Lord Stanley’s glittering chalice. In the Game 5 battle of young goalies, San Jose’s Martin Jones reigned...
by PenguinPoop on Jun 10, 2016

Penguins Halt Sharks 3-1 in Game 4

Something old, something new. Something borrowed, something blue. You might be wondering what the heck an olde English bridal rhyme has to do with hockey. Guess it kind of reminds me of our Penguins. A true mulligan stew of superstars, grinders, cast...
by PenguinPoop on Jun 7, 2016

Sharks Trip Up Penguins 3-2 in Overtime

Like all sports, hockey’s a game of inches. A nudge of the puck…a bounce this way or that…often can determine the outcome of a game. Such was the case with the Penguins’ 3-2 overtime loss to San Jose in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals. Minut...
by PenguinPoop on Jun 5, 2016

Penguins Stanley Cup Update: A Familiar Ring

The history of the Pittsburgh Penguins is filled with anomalies and precursors. Consider, for example, the strange case involving three of the team’s brightest stars—Michel Briere, Mario Lemieux, and Sidney Crosby. If you add the uniform numbers...
by PenguinPoop on Jun 4, 2016

Capitals Nip Penguins 4-3 in OT

Paced by T.J. Oshie’s first playoff hat trick and a 42-save performance by Braden Holtby, the Washington Capitals drew first blood in their Eastern Conference Semifinals tilt against our Pittsburgh Penguins. Oshie’s game winner at 9:36 of overtim...
by PenguinPoop on Apr 29, 2016

Penguins Playoff Update: The Tom Wilson Dilemma

To respond or not to respond. That is the question. Is it better to turn the other cheek and count on the protection of NHL referees? Or should the Penguins recall Tom Sestito from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton for the express purpose of pummeling Washington...
by PenguinPoop on Apr 29, 2016

Can the Penguins Conquer the Capitals?

Buckle up, ladies and gents. The thrill ride’s about to begin. Our Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals are set to renew one of the most bitter (and one-sided) rivalries in Stanley Cup history at the Verizon Center on Thursday night. Di...
by PenguinPoop on Apr 27, 2016

Penguins Overwhelm Rangers 6-3; Take Series

During the opening minutes of yesterday’s pivotal Game 5 at Consol Energy Center, the New York Rangers threw everything but the proverbial kitchen sink at the Pittsburgh Penguins. Rolled into a collective ball of do-or-die desperation, they pounded...
by PenguinPoop on Apr 24, 2016

Penguins Bury Rangers 5-0

Paced by the spotless goaltending of rookie Matt Murray and a four-point effort from resurgent Evgeni Malkin, the Penguins dismantled the Rangers 5-0 in Game 4 of their opening-round playoff matchup last night to grab a commanding 3-1 series lead. M...
by PenguinPoop on Apr 22, 2016

Penguins Clip Rangers 3-1 in Game 3

It was a delicious win. One that featured a little bit of everything for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Timely scoring, clutch goaltending, superb penalty killing, a relentless forecheck…even physical play. Indeed, last night’s 3-1 victory over the Ne...
by PenguinPoop on Apr 20, 2016


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