Penguins flatten Flyers, Murray gets 3rd straight playoff shutout

The Penguins kicked off the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs with a loud, enormous, booming message to the entire league. The back-to-back defending champs are not messing around. Pittsburgh exploded offensively to a 7-0 victory in Game 1 of the first round against their inner-state rival Flyers. Bryan Rust kicked off the scoring early in the first period and Pittsburgh ran the show afterward. Philadelphia nearly … Continue reading Penguins flatten Flyers, Murray gets 3rd straight playoff shutout

Kessel finishes 8th straight full season with career year

It is a commonly known fact that Phil Kessel is an iron man in the NHL. Since having shoulder surgery that caused him to miss 12 games in the 2009-10 season he has not missed a game at all. That’s quite impressive, especially for a man that is typically referred to as out of shape in the hockey community. The streak is all the proof … Continue reading Kessel finishes 8th straight full season with career year

Humboldt Broncos tragedy receives inconceivable support

Just a few short days ago, the hockey world was struck with tragedy. The bus of the Humboldt Broncos, a Junior A hockey team in Saskatchewan, Canada with players from the ages of 16-21, was involved in a fatal accident with a semi-tractor trailer that resulted in 15 deaths and many of them being the players. The terrible event has brought out the best in … Continue reading Humboldt Broncos tragedy receives inconceivable support

Don’t look now: Brassard is going streaking

The Penguins caught one of the bigger fish at this year’s trade deadline in acquiring Derick Brassard from Ottawa. He has walked into a stacked, experienced, yet still young Penguins team as the third line center, almost immediately cementing himself as the best “third-line center” in the entire league. It would only be a matter of time until he would come into his own on … Continue reading Don’t look now: Brassard is going streaking

Career timeline of Sidney Crosby

I figured I’d take out an introduction paragraph here to talk about what I am going to write about in this series. I plan on doing one of these every week until I finally get through the entire Penguins roster, Barring any changes. (Shoutout to Jim Rutherford, make some moves buddy). I plan on covering the significant details of each players careers, from the day … Continue reading Career timeline of Sidney Crosby

Recap: Penguins 6, Stars 2

Don’t let the final score deceive you. The Penguins scored three dagger goals in the final five minutes to turn a close game into a blowout. Perhaps the story going into the game was the homecoming of Stars defenseman Stephen Johns. Born in Wampum, PA, 250 people from his hometown came to the game wearing Dallas’ bright green to support their friend and family member. … Continue reading Recap: Penguins 6, Stars 2

Something About Kunitz And Not Fitting In Anymore

For many years now, Chris Kunitz has been a part of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Nine years if we are being exact. In those nine years, the Penguins have won two Stanley Cups. You can’t say that he didn’t have an impact, especially for the first cup run, but I wouldn’t say he was vital to the Penguins team. Let’s take a look at Kunitz’ career … Continue reading Something About Kunitz And Not Fitting In Anymore

Can We Expect Another Slow Start From the Penguins?

The 2016 Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins did not seem like a championship team in December of 2015. On December 12th, 2015 the Penguins only had a record of 15-10-3. They were slow, and definitely not motivated at all. Head coach Mike Johnston was fired, and former Wilkes-Barre/Scranton head coach Mike Sullivan came into replace him. In Sullivan’s first four games that team didn’t win … Continue reading Can We Expect Another Slow Start From the Penguins?