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Penguins Schultz a Bargain

Aside from the fact that they both hail from western Canada, Justin Schultz has little in common with his lone Penguins namesake. Indeed, Dave “the Hammer” Schultz was a ferocious left wing of modest ability who brawled his way to 535 penalty mi...
by PenguinPoop on Dec 18, 2016

Penguins Update: Murder, Inc.

Back in the day, the Italian-American Mafia and Jewish mob carried out their nefarious activities with the aid of well-established enforcement groups. Headed by notorious gangsters such as Louis “Lepke” Buchalter and Albert “The Mad Hatter” A...
by PenguinPoop on Dec 13, 2016

Penguins Hit Their Stride

Ask any NHL coach or general manager. Ask a player. Heck, ask anyone associated with an NHL team and they’ll tell you. It’s next to impossible to maintain a consistent pace over an 82-game schedule. So much can effect a team. Illness and injuries...
by PenguinPoop on Dec 10, 2016

Penguins and Oilers Dazzle

On a Tuesday evening in November when Presidential election results sent shockwaves reverberating through the nation, the Pittsburgh Penguins and Edmonton Oilers did a little bedazzling of their own before an appreciative throng of 18,576 patrons at...
by PenguinPoop on Nov 9, 2016

Penguins Update: Rutherford Named GM of the Year

The National Hockey League confirmed last night what Pittsburgh Penguins fans already knew. Jim Rutherford, who did a masterful job of transforming a shopworn black-and-gold team into Stanley Cup champions, was named General Manager of the Year in a...
by PenguinPoop on Jun 23, 2016

WE DID IT! PENGUINS WIN THE CUP!

I can write this now without fear of jinxing our guys. Throughout the Stanley Cup playoffs and, especially, during the Finals, I’ve felt an odd sense of calm. As if our Penguins were somehow predestined or preordained to win the Cup. A notion reinf...
by PenguinPoop on Jun 13, 2016

Penguins Halt Sharks 3-1 in Game 4

Something old, something new. Something borrowed, something blue. You might be wondering what the heck an olde English bridal rhyme has to do with hockey. Guess it kind of reminds me of our Penguins. A true mulligan stew of superstars, grinders, cast...
by PenguinPoop on Jun 7, 2016

Capitals Nip Penguins 4-3 in OT

Paced by T.J. Oshie’s first playoff hat trick and a 42-save performance by Braden Holtby, the Washington Capitals drew first blood in their Eastern Conference Semifinals tilt against our Pittsburgh Penguins. Oshie’s game winner at 9:36 of overtim...
by PenguinPoop on Apr 29, 2016

Penguins Playoff Update: The Tom Wilson Dilemma

To respond or not to respond. That is the question. Is it better to turn the other cheek and count on the protection of NHL referees? Or should the Penguins recall Tom Sestito from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton for the express purpose of pummeling Washington...
by PenguinPoop on Apr 29, 2016

Can the Penguins Conquer the Capitals?

Buckle up, ladies and gents. The thrill ride’s about to begin. Our Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals are set to renew one of the most bitter (and one-sided) rivalries in Stanley Cup history at the Verizon Center on Thursday night. Di...
by PenguinPoop on Apr 27, 2016

Penguins Overwhelm Rangers 6-3; Take Series

During the opening minutes of yesterday’s pivotal Game 5 at Consol Energy Center, the New York Rangers threw everything but the proverbial kitchen sink at the Pittsburgh Penguins. Rolled into a collective ball of do-or-die desperation, they pounded...
by PenguinPoop on Apr 24, 2016

Penguins Bury Rangers 5-0

Paced by the spotless goaltending of rookie Matt Murray and a four-point effort from resurgent Evgeni Malkin, the Penguins dismantled the Rangers 5-0 in Game 4 of their opening-round playoff matchup last night to grab a commanding 3-1 series lead. M...
by PenguinPoop on Apr 22, 2016

Penguins Clip Rangers 3-1 in Game 3

It was a delicious win. One that featured a little bit of everything for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Timely scoring, clutch goaltending, superb penalty killing, a relentless forecheck…even physical play. Indeed, last night’s 3-1 victory over the Ne...
by PenguinPoop on Apr 20, 2016

Rangers Turn About, Jolt Penguins 4-2

Refusing to play the role of postseason patsy, the New York Rangers walloped the Pittsburgh Penguins with a Game 2 counterpunch yesterday afternoon at Consol Energy Center. The result? A brisk 4-2 Rangers win. Not to mention a knotted up Eastern Con...
by PenguinPoop on Apr 17, 2016

Penguins a Special Bunch

It was a milestone game of sorts for our Pittsburgh Penguins. Skating before a raucous sellout crowd at the Verizon Center, the Pens withstood a furious rally by the home-standing Capitals to pocket their eighth-straight win, courtesy of a stunning b...
by PenguinPoop on Apr 8, 2016

Penguins Get Offensive

It ain’t supposed to happen. Not in today’s National Hockey League. One dominated by gargantuan goalies in oversized pads who take away the bottom half of the net simply by dropping to their knees. Our Pittsburgh Penguins have been positively of...
by PenguinPoop on Apr 4, 2016

Penguins Stay Hot; Melt Rangers in OT

It wasn’t all that long ago that the New York Rangers had the Penguins’ number. Especially goalie Henrik Lundqvist. How times have changed. Exuding a grit and resilience that’s come to typify their efforts under Mike Sullivan, the P...
by PenguinPoop on Mar 28, 2016

Penguins Rutherford Deserves Praise

I’ll be honest. Jim Rutherford wasn’t my choice to succeed Ray Shero as the Penguins’ general manager back in the summer of 2014. I’m not sure he was the Pens’ top choice, either. The club was considering associate GM Jason Botterill and a...
by PenguinPoop on Mar 24, 2016

Penguins Stun Capitals for Sixth-Straight Win

As I took my seat at the Pennsbury Pub and Grille last night to view the Penguins-Capitals game on the big screen, I felt an odd blend of excitement tinged with trepidation. Scarcely 24 hours earlier, I watched our Pens clobber a very good Flyers...
by PenguinPoop on Mar 21, 2016

March of the Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins are on a roll. Winners of five straight, including Saturday’s 4-1 thrashing of those notorious bullies from Broad Street—the Philadelphia Flyers—in the latest installment of the Battle of Pennsylvania. One that enabled t...
by PenguinPoop on Mar 20, 2016


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