Category: Pens Hockey

What’s a New Jersey Devil?

According to the encyclopedia, The Jersey Devil is a legendary creature said to inhabit the Pine Barrens of Southern, NJ. The creature is often described as a kangaroo-like creature with the head of a goat, leathery bat-like wings, horns, small arms with clawed hands, cloven hooves, and a forked tail. It has been reported to move quickly and often…

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What the Heck Is a Blue Jacket?

If you are an avid reader of my hockey articles, you know that I like to insert history lessons about the opponent.  So, what the heck is a “Blue Jacket?” According to Wikipedia, Blue Jacket or Weyapiersenwah was a war chief of the Shawnee people, known for his militant defense of Shawnee lands in the…

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Hurricane Rebound

Hurricanes are defined as violent tropical, cyclonic storms of the western North Atlantic having winds of an excess of 72 miles per hour.  The names of hurricanes occur in alphabetical order while they switch genders.   Names, created by geologists, are usually established in 5 year intervals.  See the up-and-coming names below. Names Used for Atlantic…

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The Winning Formula

  Teams have been looking for a winning formula to defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins.  A formula is defined as a design or recipe used to create a successful end product.  In this case, the Ottawa Senators figured out the formula to not only beat the Penguins, but to annihilate them.  The Senators shut the Penguins…

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Senators or Saints?

Although their logo seems to suggest they are mighty as the Spartans on 300, a Senator is actually a member of a legislative body known as the Senate. On the other hand, a Saint is what we all strive to be, especially during this time of year.  Otherwise, Santa won’t be shoving gifts down our chimney….

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Flame Thrower

Well, my prediction for the Wild vs. Penguins was not even close.  I predicted 3-2; however, the Penguins annihilated the Wild last night by a final score of 5-2 at Consol Energy.  The Penguins will take the day off today (i.e. Friday) but will host the “plummeting” Calgary Flames on Saturday afternoon.  The Flames (13-16-6)…

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Winning Isn’t Everything; It’s the Only Thing

Winning Isn’t Everything; It’s the Only Thing According to the late Vince Lombardi, “Winning isn’t everything; it’s the only thing.”  The Pittsburgh Penguins have certainly taken Mr. Lombardi’s advice by winning the last 10 out of 12 games.  I am sure you could guess that those two losses were to those “pesky” Boston Bruins.  Since…

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Canucks at Penguins: The Overview

If you missed today’s matchup, you missed a classic.  After a pretty even matchup with a good Canucks team, the Penguins win in a (4-3) shootout.  What is a Canuck you may ask?  A Canuck is a slang term which means Canadian.  The Penguins benefited from goals from Sidney Crosby, Chris Kunitz, and Olli Maatta. …

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Zap Zatkoff

In just one game, the Penguins went from a 1.0 goals against average (GAA) to a 2.3 goals against average (GAA).  I know it is just one game; however, I am not overreacting. Zatkoff looks like a “deer in headlights.”  See the picture below.  LOL!   I mean, this is the NHL, if you are giving up 6 goals every time you…

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Home Opener: Devils at Penguins (Game 1)

The Penguins will open their season at home on Thursday night against the New Jersey Devils.  Last year, the Devils were “kryptonite” for the Penguins defeating them 3 out of 4 times. PENGUINS 5 DEVILS 1 DEVILS 3 PENGUINS 1 DEVILS 3 PENGUINS 1 DEVILS 3 PENGUINS 2 These games seemed to expose that whenever…

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