Fixing a ‘Flawed Hockey Team’

“I think right now, we’re a flawed hockey team. We’ve got to shore up a lot of areas.” Head coach Mike Sullivan didn’t mince words after his Penguins were on the wrong end of a 7-1 score in Tampa Bay on Satu...

Taking It to the Bank

He practices it. Really, he does. https://twitter.com/SI_NHL/status/920465603856666625 When Sidney Crosby threw that backhand shot toward the front of the net, banking it off of goalie Henrik Lundqvist...

‘Galvanized’ Penguins Knot ECF with 1-0 Win

It had been a while since the Pittsburgh Penguins had outshot an opponent. Since April 16, to be exact, when they outshot the Columbus Blue Jackets, 47-37 – and had 94 shot attempts – in the third game of their...

History Repeats

This was supposed to be the Washington Capitals’ year. Again. After another dominant regular season where they ran away with the Presidents’ Trophy, the Caps entered the playoffs as a runaway favorite to fin...

Penguins ‘Win One for Sid’ in Game 4

As the Pittsburgh Penguins headed into Game 4 against the Washington Capitals without Sidney Crosby, there was only one kind of retaliation on their minds for the play that sidelined their captain with a concus...

Opportunistic Penguins Take 2-0 Series Lead

For the second straight game, the Penguins didn’t have the chances the Washington Capitals did. They were outshot, 36-24, including a 16-5 first period, and had to block 33 more on their way to the net. They di...

Fleury, Crosby Line Steal Game 1 for Penguins

With apologies to Sidney Crosby’s line and goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, the Pittsburgh Penguins had no business emerging from Game 1 with a win. The statistics say the Washington Capitals outshot the Pengui...

Penguins Hope Adversity Makes Them Stronger

They’re called the Penguins, but the defending Stanley Cup champions have come into March more like a lion. After opening the month with a 4-1 loss at Chicago, Pittsburgh has gone on a five-game tear at what...