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2017 Stanley Cup Final Preview: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Nashville Predators

The Pittsburgh Penguins will face the Nashville Predators for the Stanley Cup and the series should be a doozy. While the Predators are not generally considered one of hockey’s marquee teams, the franchise from Music City aims to change that with their first shot at the ultimate prize in sports. The Penguins have seen it […]

2017 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Ottawa Senators vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

The Ottawa Senators will face the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Eastern Conference Final, marking the first time the two clubs have met in the post-season since 2013. On that occasion, the Penguins took the second round series 4-1. Pittsburgh is coming off yet another defeat of the Washington Capitals, but the series went the distance. […]

Pittsburgh Penguins Eliminate Columbus Blue Jackets

The Pittsburgh Penguins have eliminated the Columbus Blue Jackets with a 5-2 victory in Game Five of their first round series in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs. For a time, it seemed as though the Blue Jackets wouldn’t be able to pull together a single win. The Penguins’ experience was proving insurmountable, with Pittsburgh outscoring […]

2017 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

The Columbus Blue Jackets had a terrific year, but they’ve drawn the assignment of facing the defending champs in the first round. That’s no easy feat, especially for a club that hasn’t seen post-season puck since 2014, but these Blue Jackets pulled off a 50-24-8 record in the regular season. The Pittsburgh Penguins finished three […]

Evgeni Malkin Returns to Practice

The Pittsburgh Penguins received some good news Monday, as forward Evgeni Malkin returned to practice. He was wearing a no-contact sweater and will be out of the lineup on Tuesday as the team takes on the Calgary Flames, but his appearance matters. Malkin is set to miss his fifth straight on Tuesday due to a […]

2016-2017 Season Preview: Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins closed off the 2015-2016 by winning the Stanley Cup and they’re hoping for identical results in 2016-2017, albeit without the rather sloppy start. The Penguins didn’t look sharp in the first half of last season and finished with a 48-26-8 record that wasn’t indicative of their play when things got tough. Even […]

Can the San Jose Sharks Actually Win?

The Pittsburgh Penguins took a series stranglehold on Monday night with a 3-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks. They’re one win away from securing the Stanley Cup and the time has come to seriously question the opposition. While yours truly asked a lot of questions yesterday, the Penguins seemed to have all the answers […]

Evgeni Malkin Has to Get Going

In three Stanley Cup Final games against the San Jose Sharks so far, Pittsburgh Penguins centre Evgeni Malkin has no points. In fact, the Magnitogorsk-born 29-year-old enters Game Four on Monday night with no goals in the past six games and just one in his past 15. But to hear Malkin tell it, there’s nothing […]

Why the Penguins Will Win the Stanley Cup

The Pittsburgh Penguins could very well win it all against the San Jose Sharks, as some brave souls have predicted. And in the interest of digging deeper, it’s time to lay out the case for the Penguins as Stanley Cup champions and to explore some of the storylines to watch when the action gets underway […]

Malkin, Hornqvist “Promise” Game Six Victory

Evgeni Malkin has guaranteed a victory in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Final and insists that his Pittsburgh Penguins will face the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game Seven for all the marbles. For some reason, such guarantees are still newsworthy in the hockey world because players are generally supposed to be all ho-hum about […]

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