Category: Pens Hockey

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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Simply the Best

In the 1991, Tina Turner came out with a hit song, “Simply the Best.”  She didn’t know it then, but she was talking about the Pittsburgh Penguins.  After tonight’s 1-0 shutout  victory over the Montreal  Canadiens, the Penguins have won 13 games in a row.   To top it off, we don’t even have Evgeni Malkin…

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The Final Countdown

In the 1986, the band, Europe, released the hit song song, “The Final Countdown.”  We are on the brink of the final countdown between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers.  Thus far, the advantage has gone to the road team.  However, this game will be much different because the Penguins are going for their twelfth…

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To Streak or Not to Streak; That Is the Question

A streak is defined as a “zooming” or “flashing.”  Our Penguins (23-8) have flashed all the way to a 10 game winning streak.  Most recently, the Penguins had a 2-1 victory yesterday against those pesky Washington Capitals.   Interestingly enough, many of these victories occurred without Evgeni Malkin and, most recently,  Kris Letang.  The Penguins will…

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Scoring at Will

Scoring at Will Penguins versus Maple Leafs?  Didn’t I just write about this on Saturday?  LOL!  Anyway, the Pittsburgh Penguins lead the NHL in scoring boasting 3.6 goals per game.  The Maple Leafs aren’t “shabby” either registering 3.0 goals per game.  If you saw the Bruins game the other night, you saw the game of…

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Black and Yellow

Tonight at 7:30 PM, the Pittsburgh Penguins host the Boston Bruins on ROOT and NBC Sports.  This is going to be a match-up of the “Black and Yellow” or if you are anal retentive, the Black and Old Gold (Penguins) vs the Black and Yellow (Bruins). Anyway, the Penguins are coming off a 6-1 thrashing of the New…

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Air Canada

The Penguins just came off an impressive 5-4 victory against their rivals, the Philadelphia Flyers.  Now it is off to the Air Canada Centre to face the Toronto Maple Leafs.  The Leafs are coming off a disappointing 4-2 loss to the Boston Bruins.  It seems that the Bruins have the Leafs’ number this year also…

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Phillyburgh Part 3

If you are new to the world of hockey, then I have got a rivalry that you do not want to miss.  I call it “Phillyburgh” or The Philadelphia Flyers vs. The Pittsburgh Penguins.  Thus far, the teams have split the series 1-1.  The Penguins won the first game on the road 3-1; however, the…

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The Slide

By definition, to slide means “to glide gracefully.”  The Penguins are indeed sliding but certainly not gracefully.  The Penguins have lost their last two games due to numerous mistakes and sloppy play.  After taking leads  in both games, the Penguins eventually lost by a score of 6-4 to the Panthers and 4-1 to the Hurricanes….

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