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Penguins-Avalanche Preview

Jockeying for position in the cramped Metropolitan Division, the Pittsburgh Penguins believe they've set themselves up well to move forward. Looking for a fifth consecutive victory, the visiting Penguins could have a pair of recently acquired defensemen available to help continue their success over the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night. After picking up veteran forward Daniel...
Via AP on Fox
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

You Vote: Are The Penguins The Best Team in the Metro? by @ChicksDigHockey

The trade deadline has come and gone. I say, "Don't let the door hit ya in the butt". This was hard to watch at times.Depending on who you follow/read you may have thought the Pens were dealing for Mark Letestu, Jeff Petry or Patrick Sharp…….. and then there was #JagrWatch2015 (stay tuned for the 2016 version). On Sunday, Twitter was almost unbearable with speculation. When Erhoff...
Via PensInitiative
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Penguins Update: Rutherford Pulls Two Shockers

Just when you thought it was safe to toss your old Ben Lovejoy jersey, GM Jim Rutherford pulled off two buzzer-beaters at the trade deadline. Moving boldly to improve the Penguins’ defense for the postseason, JR swapped rugged Robert Bortuzzo to St. Louis for sturdy Ian Cole. He followed up by dealing talented but error-prone Simon Despres to Anaheim for ex-Pen Lovejoy. Here...
Via PenguinPoop
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Sutter By Comparison – The Plain, Hard Truth

View image | The discussions about Pittsburgh Penguins’ 3rd line center man Brandon Sutter have heated up during the last couple of weeks, reaching their high with the rumors on the Pittsburgh Penguins being interested in reacquiring Jordan Staal from the Carolina Hurricanes. I have already mentioned it in my last article:Many Penguins fans have this perception...
Via TopSportsReport
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Deadline Deal: Pens trades Simon Despres for Ben Lovejoy

Well, things were going so well… The Penguins traded Simon Despres for Ben Lovejoy, and well, it feels like a bad deal. @jmarshfof  points this out though… Ben Lovejoy is 2nd on the Ducks in Scoring Chances against per 60 minutes of even-strength TOI. Behind only Sami Vatanen. — Jesse Marshall (@jmarshfof) March 2, 2015 We counter with: Ben Lovejoy getting abused in every...
Via The Pensblog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Penguins trade Bortuzzo for Ian Cole of St. Louis

The Penguins have acquired Ian Cole (D) from St. Louis for Robert Bortuzzo. He's 6' 1", 219 lb Age 26 Drafted 2007: 1st Rnd, 18th by STL Experience: 4 years. He played for Asst Coach Agnew in St. Louis.Assets: Can play a quality shutdown role. Has good size and strength, the ability to play a physical brand of hockey from the back end and some puck-moving skills.Flaws: Doesn't...
Via PensInitiative
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Penguins Trade Tracker

By: Ken Will UPDATE — 1:34 PM We have a trade to announce! Finally… PITTSBURGH GETS — D Ian Cole ST. LOUIS GETS — D Robert Bortuzzo and Pittsburgh 7th Round Draft Pick in 2016 Ian Cole ( Ian Cole Cole is a 28 year-old 6’1 Left Shooting Defensemen. He is an RFA after this season and he’s currently making 900k. He has played in parts of five NHL seasons...
Via The PensNation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Colligan: 5 Questions on the Penguins and Trade Deadline Moves

This a column by Mike Colligan that appears every Monday morning on The Pensblog. You can find more of Mike’s work at his site, (1) Do the Penguins have any chance of escaping the second round? For most of the season, I’ve thought the Pittsburgh Penguins do not match up well against the Washington Capitals or New York Rangers. Both teams are big and physical…and...
Via The Pensblog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 62 – Pens powerplay lights up Columbus in 5-3 win

By: Meesh Shanmugam Here’s a link to the Postgame Thoughts archive, in case you want to catch up on what you may have missed. Pens 5  Blue Jackets 3 Record: 36-17-9 Goals Malkin (25) from Kunitz, Martin Perron (15) (PP) from Malkin, Letang Malkin (26) (PP) from Letang, Crosby Pouliot (2) (PP) from Hornqvist, Crosby Downie (11) from Winnik, Sutter Click here to read the goal...
Via The PensNation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Sidney Crosby gets leveled in open-ice hit

Sidney Crosby might want to keep his head on a swivel. The Pittsburgh Penguins superstar usually steers clear of big hits and bruising defenders. In Sunday’s matchup against the Columbus Blue Jackets, however, Sid the Kid found himself on the wrong end of a crushing blow, courtesy of Jackets forward Ryan Johansen. That sound you heard was the entire city of Pittsburgh gasping as...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Aftermath: (3/1/15) @ Pittsburgh Penguins

Five months ago I had circled this date on my calendar, purchased tickets and smiled at the thought of two playoff-bound division rivals going toe-to-toe as they entered the final stretch of the regular season. Well, things don’t always work out as planned and you could consider this one of my biggest fortune-telling blunders. Regardless, this journey into Pittsburgh’s Consol...
Via BS Hockey
1 day ago  |  Discuss

What the Hell Happened: Malkin still on fire, Winnik gets an assist in big win

The final score was 5-3, but the only reason this game was close is because both teams were in the same arena at the same time. With the trade deadline looming on Monday, this game may have been our first look at what the Pens may be taking into the dance come April. And it didn’t look too bad. Yeah, it was against the limp Blue Jackets and David Clarkson’s ego, but it looks...
Via The Pensblog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Feature Friday: Derrick Pouliot

  Throughout the 2014-2015 NHL season, I’ll be posting player features each Friday. This week, we’re going to take a look at Derrick Pouliot. By: Melissa Esing (Off_thePost) Photo Credit: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images   The Penguins first drafted defenseman Derrick Pouliot 8th overall during the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. He made a name for himself earlier in his career, earning...
Via The PensNation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hitting Their Stride by @BrianK_PI

It's been an up and down season so far for the Pittsburgh Penguins. At times they look like they could play with, and beat, any team that comes their way. Other times they look dispassionate, disinterested, and like a team that if they managed to squeak into the playoffs, they wouldn't go very far. On several occasions the team has played to both extremes in the same game, seemingly...
Via PensInitiative
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sidney Crosby uses stick to catch teammate's stick in mid-air (Video)

Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby used his stick to catch his teammate's stick in mid-air during Wednesday night's game against Washington.Left winger Patric Hornqvist lost his stick as he tried to block a shot on the defensive end, and his stick went flying about 10 feet away. Crosby was following the puck when Hornqvist's stick landed on his own, and he simply held up...
Via Holdout Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sidney Crosby catches teammate’s stick (VIDEO)

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby is a jack of all trades. He scores goals, sets up scoring opportunities and also manages equipment, apparently. During Wednesday night’s Penguins-Capitals game, Patric Hornqvist had his stick knocked out of his hand. So it sure looked like his team would be at a disadvantage while he played stick-less. Wrong. Crosby managed to catch...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins, Capitals brawl inside Penguins bench (VIDEO)

YouTube The Penguins-Capitals tilt took a wild turn Wednesday night when the two teams through hands right near both teams’ benches. It began when Pittburgh’s Blake Comeau grabbed a hold of Caps forward Tom Wilson and tossed him through the open door into the Penguins bench. Capitals forward Michael Latta jumped into the Penguins’ bench to come to the aid of his teammate...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins Acquire Forward Daniel Winnik From Leafs Via Trade

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired gritty forward Daniel Winnik from the Toronto Maple Leafs for forward Zach Sill and a pair of draft picks. The 29-year-old Winnik had seven goals and 18 assists in 58 games with the Maple Leafs this season. He led Toronto with a plus-15 and 50 blocked shots. Winnik gives Pittsburgh experienced depth at forward as the team tries...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Pittsburgh Penguins the Best Team in the Eastern Conference?

TopSportsReport’s lead NHL writer, Tyler Jones, wrote a comprehensive NHL power rankings article that includes the usual rankings, as well as notes on each team’s deadline options.  This comes specifically before the trade deadline, as it is an important mid-season date, making it a fantastic time to evaluate where each team currently stands. Check out where Jones ranks Sidney...
Via TopSportsReport
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins Update: The Unsung Heroes

It’s been a topsy-turvy season in Penguin-land to say the least. For starters, there’s a new coach and GM. Not to mention tons of personnel changes and the usual spate of injuries and illnesses to contend with. Even team captain and reigning Art Ross and Hart Trophy winner Sidney Crosby hasn’t been immune, enduring an uncharacteristically epic scoring drought. Fortunately,...
Via PenguinPoop
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Another Shutout for Matt Murray

February has been an excellent month for Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguin’s rookie goaltender Matt Murray as he recorded his third shutout in four February starts on Saturday in a 2-0 win over the Providence Bruins. Murray stopped 22 shots from Providence and was key factor in the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins win. Murray’s Saturday night shutout tied the WBS Penguins former record...
Via Beyond The Benches
7 days ago  |  Discuss

2 dopey Penguins fans named their newborn kid 'Malkin Crosby' & Twitter reacted

2 dopey Pittsburgh Penguins fans have named their newborn baby 'Malkin Crosby.' Welcome to the world, Malkin Crosby Long. We LOVE the name. And Malkin’s future brother? He’ll be Beau Bennett Long.— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) February 24, 2015Response was swift. .@penguins that poor innocent child. What did he do to deserve this #StopChildAbuse—...
Via Bob's Blitz
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Pittsburgh Penguins want to add another goal scorer

The Pittsburgh Penguins realize they may have a problem offensively. Specifically, the Penguins are aware that they’re lacking scoring depth behind Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. While that’s a problem most teams would be happy to have, the Penguins have seen what happens when the opposition shuts down both stars and it’s not pretty. The club will be looking to find some...
Via Puck Drunk Love
12 days ago  |  Discuss

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