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: 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”

2017-2018 Season Preview: Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins are gunning for nothing less than a third consecutive Stanley Cup. They hope to become the first NHL club to win three in a row since the New York Islanders in the 1980s and they still have the pieces to do just that. But there have been some losses in the off-season,Continue reading “2017-2018 Season Preview: Pittsburgh Penguins”

2017 Stanley Cup Final: Nashville and Pittsburgh Have Adjustments to Make

The Stanley Cup Final is tied and both teams are optimistic, oddly enough. The Pittsburgh Penguins were up 2-0 on the Nashville Predators, but the home team took home back-to-back wins at the Bridgestone Arena. The Predators lost Game One and Game Two, despite outshooting the Penguins and dominating possession time. And the Penguins lostContinue reading “2017 Stanley Cup Final: Nashville and Pittsburgh Have Adjustments to Make”

2017 Stanley Cup Final: Game One Was a Tale of Dumb Luck, Bad Bounces

Despite pulling away with the victory, Game One of the Stanley Cup Final probably didn’t go exactly as planned for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Sure, they took the series opener by a final score of 5-2 over the Nashville Predators. But they also jumped out to a 3-0 lead early before squandering 37 minutes without aContinue reading “2017 Stanley Cup Final: Game One Was a Tale of Dumb Luck, Bad Bounces”