As the cheering for the champs reverberates throughout Pittsburgh, deep-thinkers on 30 teams — including the Vegas Golden Knights — are studying the Penguins fabulous formula. It happens every year — the copycat technique for mimicking a Cup-winner. Only this June, the Penguins only had to mimic themselves. To win two straight Stanley Cups required […]
By: Chris Boyle Follow @ChrisBoyle33 What a bizarre Stanley Cup Final. Through the first two games, the Nashville Predators outplayed the Pittsburgh Penguins fairly significantly, yet came up empty handed. Pekka Rinne was bit by the regression bug. The Predators go home and the gap in performance tightens, but Matt Murray suffers a similar crash. [Read: […]
By: Chris Boyle Follow @ChrisBoyle33 The Pittsburgh Penguins are sitting in the exact same position they were last season. After Wednesday’s victory, the Penguins are once again up two games to none and in the driver’s seat, two games away from a championship repeat. The surface results are the same, but the metrics don’t favor […]
This spring was to be the open season for winning The Stanley Cup. And why not? Washington’s Capitals emerged as much a “favorite” as anyone. But, we all know that the Caps always find trouble in the playoffs, especially against Pittsburgh. As for the defending champions, the Penguins, recent history has told us that no team […]
By: Chris Boyle Follow @ChrisBoyle33 They are at it again. The Senators bullied the defending Stanley Cup champions into a corner with their decisive 5-1 victory in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final, pushing their Cinderella run much further than anybody anticipated. The Senators are starting to push into uncharted post-lockout territory. Teams with […]
RANGERS 3, PENGUINS 2 Concentrating on Game 82 of the season was equally difficult last night at The Garden for both the Blueshirts and visiting Penguins. They had nothing much to gain except another notch on the Win Tree and, at this point in time, neither wanted to exit with an injury. As a result, […]
BY: DAVID KOLB Follow @DavidKolbMSG NEW YORK RANGERS (47-28-6) vs. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS (50-20-11) Coverage begins at 6:30 PM on MSG and MSG Go The Rangers conclude the 2016-17 regular season against the Penguins at The Garden.
BY: DAVID KOLB Follow @DavidKolbMSG NEW JERSEY DEVILS (28-37-14) vs. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS (49-19-11) Coverage begins at 6:30 PM on MSG+ The Devils host the Penguins in their penultimate home game of the season.
PENGUINS 4, RANGERS 3 (SO) Arriving on Seventh Avenue last night, losers of four consecutive contests, the Penguins looked more like a bottom-feeder team than defending Stanley Cup champions. That, however, was before the opening puck-drop at The Garden. The host Rangers had returned from a three-game West Coast expedition that left them with three […]