Category: Pens Hockey

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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Preseason: Penguins at Blackhawks

The Penguins will take on the Stanley Cup Champion, Blackhawks, on Thursday during the nightcap.  Based on their first two performances, the Penguins will probably get blown off the ice tomorrow night.  Yes, it is only pre-season; however, I hate it when teams look at it that way.  If I make a mistake during job…

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Preseason Home Opener

Hockey is back again.  Even though it is only pre-season, NHL fans have been awaiting this start.  Specially, Penguins fans have been awaiting the home opener.  Our Pittsburgh Penguins didn’t fare well, losing 4-1 to the Detroit Redwings.  Sutter scored the lone goal to tie the game at one, bit it was too little too…

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The Devil Made Me Do It

Now that I’ve got your attention, I am referring to the New Jersey Devils.  Those pesky New Jersey Devils have created major issues this year for the Pittsburgh Penguins.  The completed games are below: Penguins 5       Devils 1 Devils 3             Penguins 1 Devils 3    …

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On the Road Again

In 1980, Willie Nelson wrote the hit song, “On the Road Again.”  The Penguins have their next three games on the road against opponents who are probably out of the playoff picture.  The up-and-coming schedule is below including each team’s playoff ranking and head-to-head record against the Penguins. Tue, April 9: CAROLINA HURRICANES #13 (0-1)…

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Rest and Recooperation

The Penguins need a much awaited 3 days off to rest and recooperate.  In the last three games, the Penguins have scored a dismal 1.3 goals per game average. SABRES 4 PENGUINS 1 RANGERS 6 PENGUINS 1 PENGUINS 2 RANGERS 1 (SO) Though the Penguins still ranked third in the NHL in goals per game…

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Match-Up: Penguins vs. Sabres

The Penguins are going for their 16th win in a row, while the Sabres have lost four in a row.  The Penguins will be without “Sid the Kid”; however, they are riddled with superstars.  Although it may be a game time decision, Fleury is expected to play.  Is this a good decision, or should we…

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Lean on Me

Bill Withers wrote the song “Lean on Me,” which was used in the 1989 movie about a crazy principal who used unorthodox methods to get a urban school to change.  In the song states: Lean on me, when you’re not strong  And I’ll be your friend  I’ll help you carry on  For it won’t be…

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Pens vs. Jets: Does the Streak Continue?

Tonight is an excellent match-up  as two divisional leaders go head-to-head.  The Panthers are coming off of a 1-0 victory over the Montreal Canadiens, while the Jets are coming off a 4-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes.    The comparisons are below: Pittsburgh Penguins (26-8-0, 1st Atlantic Division) Goals Scored Per Game: 3.4 (1st raked in…

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Rental Players: A Good Move or Disruption of Flow?

A “rental player” is usually a veteran who signs with a team who has a great shot of making it to the playoffs and winning the Stanley Cup.  Typically, these players’ contracts would have ended at the season with their current team, and they probably would not have been re-signed.  Recently, Ray Shero, Penguins GM,…

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