Canadiens: Montreal Advances, Secures Series Win Against Pittsburgh

The Montreal Canadiens are advancing to the Stanley Cup Playoffs after eliminating the Pittsburgh Penguins in their 2020 Stanley Cup Playoff Qualifying Round series. The Habs took the series-clinching victory on a busy Friday, shutting out the Penguins 2-0 to polish off Game Four of their best-of-five. The contest ran scoreless for the majority, untilContinue reading “Canadiens: Montreal Advances, Secures Series Win Against Pittsburgh”

Stanley Cup Playoffs Qualifying Round Preview: Montreal Canadiens vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Hockey is back on tap and in a big way, which means there’s a lot to cover in a relatively short period of time. It’s time to get on with the show and preview the Stanley Cup Playoffs Qualifying Round. Up next, the Montreal Canadiens and Pittsburgh Penguins. The Penguins enter as heavy favourites. TheyContinue reading “Stanley Cup Playoffs Qualifying Round Preview: Montreal Canadiens vs. Pittsburgh Penguins”

2019-2020 Season Preview: Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins will take to this season with designs on winning it all for the third time in five seasons, but they’ll have to do it without Phil Kessel. The club traded the forward to the Arizona Coyotes for Alex Galchenyuk and a defence prospect. “We’ve changed the makeup of our team,” Penguins generalContinue reading “2019-2020 Season Preview: Pittsburgh Penguins”

What Went Wrong: Pittsburgh Penguins

Everything was going more or less according to plan for the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2018-2019. They finished the regular season with a decent 44-26-12 record, good for third in the Metropolitan Division and sixth in the Eastern Conference. They made the playoffs and got set to face the New York Islanders in the first round.Continue reading “What Went Wrong: Pittsburgh Penguins”

Islanders: Defence First as New York Sweeps Pittsburgh

The New York Islanders have swept the Pittsburgh Penguins from the first round of the playoffs thanks to a 3-1 victory Tuesday night, signalling their intent as a playoff powerhouse. It may not have seemed that way at first and, indeed, the Islanders’ victory may have been stunning to those not in the know. ButContinue reading “Islanders: Defence First as New York Sweeps Pittsburgh”