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The New NHL Realignment and Playoffs

My goal in publishing this article is to get you to understand the NHLs new realignments and playoff rules.  There are 4 divisions and 2 conferences.  A better way to think of it is that a division represents a specific region of America such as the Northeast, etc.  The actual divisions are named:  Atlantic, Metropolitan,…

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The Penguins Clinch Playoff Berth

With yesterday’s 2-1 win against the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Pittsburgh Penguins have clinched a playoff berth.  In the mediocre Metropolitan Division, The Penguins are 47-22-5 with 99 points, and the New York Rangers are in 2nd place at 41-30-4 with 86 points.  That is a 13 point difference.  The St. Louis Blues, who recently…

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Game 3 Is Do or Die

Even though, hypothetically, this is a best of seven series, tonight’s game against the Boston Bruins is “do or die.”  The reason I say this is because the Penguins have been manhandled in the last two game by stifling defense.  Surprisingly, the Penguins have registered more shots on goal (58-57) than the Bruins; however, most…

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Time to Panic?

Many people in the city of Pittsburgh are asking the question, “Is it time to panic?”  Why? Essentially, we trail the best of seven series 1-0 to the Boston Bruins.  On Saturday, the Bruins blew the Penguins off the ice registering a final score of 3-0.  This is the Penguins worse defeat since they were…

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The Black and Gold Series Approaches

Well, this is the moment we have all been waiting for.  It is the Stanley Cup Semi-Finals.  Hopefully, you won’t be too confused while you watch this match-up since both teams wear black and gold.  Perhaps this will help.  The Pittsburgh Penguins actually wear black and old gold and the Boston Bruins wear black and…

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Pens vs. Sens: Game 1 Stanley Cup Playoffs

The Penguins made some changes skating by the Islanders into the second round.  One of the major changes involves placing Tomas Vokoun in goal.  Vokoun will again start tonight at home against the Ottawa Senators.  In the 3 regular season meetings, the Penguins are 3-0.  See below: JAN 27: PENS 2 SENS 1 (SO)-FLEURY IN…

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It’s Playoff Time: Pens vs. Islanders

Playoff time is finally here.  Tonight, our#1 seeded Pittsburgh Penguins will face off against the New York (Long Island) Islanders.  The Penguins lead this seasons series 2-1.   ISLANDERS 4 PENGUINS 1 PENGUINS 4 ISLANDERS 2 PENGUINS 2 ISLANDERS 0   In the first two match-ups, the Pens started Marc-Andre Fleury in goal.  Tonight, expect…

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Upcoming Stanley Cup Playoffs

The NHL schedule maker did the Penguins no favor this season by scheduling two regular season games with the Flyers heading into an eventual 4th seed vs. 5th seed playoff series. At this point, the only question is if the series will start in Pittsburgh or Philadelphia.  Home ice can be viewed as a little…

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