Category: Pens Hockey

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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The Prevalence of Black Players in the NHL

According to Webster’s dictionary, black, as a race, is defined as “relating to individuals with African ancestry.”   In addition, we must add that these individuals must have two black parents.  If one parent is not black, then the politically correct term is “bi-racial.” For example, since I was born in the United States with two…

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Home and Home

What comes to your mind when you hear the title, home and home? Well, select teams in the NHL will participate in a home and home series at least twice in this short 48 game schedule.  While I haven’t quite figured out the system of selection, my research discovered that the Tampa Bay Lighting were…

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Revenge I Say, Revenge

  How about those Penguins?  While most of America has been patiently waiting for the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens, there was actually a hockey game today.  This was not just any hockey game.  It was an absolute debacle over the Washington Capitals with a final score of 6-3.  Previous to destroying the Washington…

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Go with the “Hot Hand”

What do all of these players have in common? • The Pitcher (P) in Baseball • The Quarterback (QB) in Football • The Point Guard (PG) in Basketball • The Goalie (G) in Hockey All of these players are leaders in their prospective sports. They all control the pace of the game. Games are won…

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Powerless Play and Positive Predictions

  What is your opinion so far on the performance of our Pittsburgh Penguins? While the Penguins are struggling in many facets, I would summarize a major problem in two words, powerless play. To be powerless means lacking the ability to produce an overall effect. According to Jamie Fitzpatrick , “A power play is a…

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