Metropolitan Division

Capitals End Penguins’ Three-peat Bid

The Capitals had burned the Penguins on odd-man rushes early in their second-round series, but Pittsburgh had done a much better job of limiting those chances over the past two games. And now, 5:27 into over...

Defending Champs Face Elimination Monday

The Penguins might’ve played their most dominant game of the playoffs Saturday night in Washington, but they return home to Pittsburgh facing elimination. The Penguins blew two one-goal leads, including surr...

For Pens and Caps, It’s Now a Best-of-Three

With the Capitals holding a 2-1 lead in their second-round series, Game 4 was as close to a must-win for the Penguins as a non-elimination game can get. The result, too, couldn’t have been much closer. How c...
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Rest in Peace Bow-tie Bill

The NHL lost a living legend yesterday with the death of Bill Torrey. If anyone created a formula for creating and developing expansion franchises it was Bowtie Bill. He took a team that struggled to compete wi...

Peters Resigns From Hurricanes

After 4 seasons with the Carolina Hurricanes, Coach Bill Peters resigned on Friday April 20th after another disappointing season, going 36-35-11. Peters missed the playoffs all four years coaching the club and ...

Retro Rangers; Reminiscing with Gilles Villemure

Gilles Villemure was born on May 30, 1940 and grew up in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec where the local hockey rink was right next to the fairgrounds race track, and so his two passions became hockey and horse racing. ...

Poor Start, Bad Breaks Cost Penguins in Game 2 Loss

The Penguins had plenty of reasons to feel like nothing went their way in Sunday’s Game 2 at Washington. To name a few: Center Evgeni Malkin, a full participant in practice Saturday, nonetheless had to mis...

Penguins Score Three in 4:49; Take Game 1 Over Caps

The Washington Capitals struck fast, with Evgeny Kuznetsov scoring on the first shift of the game. On the first shift of the third period, they did it again. That second goal, a laser from Washington captain...