Pittsburgh Penguins

Four Games In, Penguins Looking for Consistency

Four games into the 2018-19 season, the Penguins are still trying to put it all together. Their 2-1-1 record seems about right for a team that’s turned in one run-and-gun performance (their 7-6 opening night...

Penguins Open with Old-Time Hockey

Maybe it was the springy boards. “You can just tell on the bounces, they’re a lot more lively and springy this year,” said Jake Guentzel, who scored two of the Penguins’ seven goals. “It’s something we’ve be...
The NHL Awards held annually in Las Vegas, Nevada following the conclusion of the Stanley Cup Final.

Hardware Hopes in 2018-19

And away we go. The 2018-19 season is officially underway. It's particularly exciting for me. Sure, the hockey is great, but we also get to end the insufferable before-the-season Predictions. Whether it's stand...

‘I Sense a Lot of Purpose in Here’

A quick look at the Pittsburgh Penguins’ 2018-19 opening night roster, side by side with their opening night roster of a year ago, shows that GM Jim Rutherford has accomplished his primary goal. Depth. Th...

Rii-kola! Finnish D Raising Eyebrows in Camp

Nobody paid much attention when, just 10 days after they were eliminated in the Stanley Cup playoffs last May, the Pittsburgh Penguins signed defenseman Juuso Riikola to a one-year, entry-level contract. A w...
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Barry Trotz: this where the heartbreaks end

For this writer the most beautiful aspect of the Washington Capitals first Stanley Cup win is that gave head coach Barry Trotz some richly deserved glory and immortality after 19 seasons of solid hockey coachin...

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...