Playoff Preview: New York Islanders vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

The New York Islanders are back in the post-season for the first time in three years and they’ve got home ice advantage for the first time since 1988, plus they’re going up against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round. If the Islanders have the inside track on anything, it’s through head coach Barry Trotz.Continue reading “Playoff Preview: New York Islanders vs. Pittsburgh Penguins”

Penguins: Rutherford Will Be Busy at the Deadline

The Pittsburgh Penguins are positioning themselves for another playoff run and they’ll probably be among the most active teams at the trade deadline. Those are, of course, two obvious statements for anyone who knows Jim Rutherford and Co. But just what do the Penguins have up their proverbial sleeves? First, the reality. Pittsburgh is 27-17-6Continue reading “Penguins: Rutherford Will Be Busy at the Deadline”

Penguins: Malkin Needs to Score Some Goals, Please

Evgeni Malkin is struggling. By his standards, anyway. The Pittsburgh Penguins forward has not scored an even strength goal in 17 games and has “just” 10 goals this season. He’s still a point-per-game player with 33 thus far, which makes it kind of weird to talk about a player “struggling.” Yet here we are. TheContinue reading “Penguins: Malkin Needs to Score Some Goals, Please”

2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Washington and Pittsburgh Renew Familiar Rivalry

The second round of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs is very nearly upon us and that means the Washington Capitals will face off against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Again. Game One of this series will take place on Thursday. This is the third consecutive time these two clubs have met in the post-season and the fourthContinue reading “2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Washington and Pittsburgh Renew Familiar Rivalry”

Penguins: Pittsburgh Advances on Strength of Guentzel’s Four Goals

Thanks to a wild 8-5 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday, the Pittsburgh Penguins are on their way to the second round of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Jake Guentzel had four straight goals in the contest, while Sean Couturier had a hat trick for Philly in the losing effort. The Penguins advance toContinue reading “Penguins: Pittsburgh Advances on Strength of Guentzel’s Four Goals”