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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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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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Back-to-Back Battles at Home

The Penguins will face the New York Rangers today at 1 PM, and then the Boston “Bah-stun” Bruins tomorrow at 12:30 PM.  The Penguins are atop the Atlantic Division, and with a win today, they will secure their 8th win in a row.  Today’s game can be seen on ROOT, and tomorrow’s game will be…

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Rematch: Penguins vs Panthers (Tue, Feb 26)

The Penguins have had much success with playing against Floridians.  See below: February 22: Florida Panthers (W 3-1) February 24: Tampa Bay Lightning (W 5-3) Interestingly enough, both of these victories had Marc-Andre Fleury in goal.  However, tonight’s match-up with start Tomas Vokun in goal against Jose Theodore (e.g. pronounced tay-a-door).  The Panthers are coming…

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Match-Up: Florida Panthers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (Fri, Feb 22)

Even though the records may not show it, this is an interesting match-up.  The Panthers are coming off of a 5-2 debacle of the Flyers, while the Penguins are coming off a 6-5 thriller to the Flyers.  What is more interesting is that fact that Panthers are struggling on the road (3-5), while the Penguins…

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Can You Figure out How to Tie a Tie?

No, I am not referring to a necktie, but I am glad that I have your attention.  According to most dictionary definitions, a tie is defined as “being equal in contest; having the same score.”  Prior to the 2005-2006 NHL Season, a tie was determined if two teams remained scoreless after the completion of the…

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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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Penguins at Rangers 1/31/13 Game Preview

What? Coming off of an ugly home loss to the Islanders on Tuesday, the Penguins will return to the world’s most famous arena for the second time in two weeks for what many have predicted to be the Eastern Conference Final’s match-up.   When? 7:00 start.  Expect the puck to drop between 7:07 &  7:10….

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