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...

Will to Win: Penguins On Verge of Repeat

When Evgeni Malkin’s hockey career ends, perhaps he will have a future as a prognosticator. “We’ll use our speed and win the game,” Malkin said prior to Game 5. “It’s a good time to show your best game, beca...

Not So Fast; Caps Send Series to Game 6

With a three-goal third period, including two in 27 seconds, the Washington Capitals staved off elimination Saturday at Verizon Center and forced a Game 6 Monday in Pittsburgh. Things started well for the Pe...

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...

Offense Lifts Bruins Over Penguins

This past Sunday while the New England Patriots were dismantling the Pittsburgh Steelers in Foxborough, MA by a score of 36 to 17 to capture the AFC Championship, their hockey counterparts, the Boston Bruins we...

Islanders Fall to Penguins in OT 3-2

The New York Islanders suffered their fourth straight loss (0-2-2) as Kris Letang scored at 1:24 of overtime to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 3-2 win Friday night at the Barclays Center. The Islanders were abl...

Around the Metro: Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins are the 2016 Stanley Cup champions. If you took a collective poll prior to Christmas, there might not have been many that thought those words could have been written. It was Decemb...