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”

Islanders: New York Up 3-0 on Penguins, Setting Up Series Sweep

Thanks to a 4-1 victory Sunday over the Pittsburgh Penguins, the New York Islanders are one victory away from sweeping their first playoff series since 1983. One could argue the Islanders have had the Penguins, an underperforming bunch this season, on the ropes the entire time. And on Sunday, it looked like that for certain.Continue reading “Islanders: New York Up 3-0 on Penguins, Setting Up Series Sweep”

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”