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March 30, 2015
by Jason Mackey


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Postgame: Penguins 3, Sharks 2 (SO)

The way Penguins coach Mike Johnston explained it, David Perron texted him sometime Sunday afternoon and said he was feeling better. Johnston told Perron, who was sick and missed Saturday’s game, to stop by his office when he arrived at …

March 28, 2015
by Jason Mackey


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Pens Roundtable link

Happy Saturday to everyone, where the Penguins kick off two pretty important games at Consol Energy Center. In between, hope you can check out the latest edition of the Pens Roundtable show with me, Josh Yohe and Ken Laird on …

March 27, 2015
by Jason Mackey


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Postgame: Hurricanes 5, Penguins 2

Do the Penguins have a defensive problem? I don’t think so. But what we saw during Thursday’s 5-2 loss at Carolina was not encouraging. “For the last two or three weeks, we’ve been real solid defensively,” defenseman Rob Scuderi said. …

March 25, 2015
by Jason Mackey


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Mackey: Lovejoy anything but happy

While everyone else was gathered around goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, I spotted defenseman Ben Lovejoy sitting alone inside the Penguins locker room late Tuesday night following a 3-2 overtime loss to the St. Louis Blues. “Hey Ben,” I started, “mind if …

March 20, 2015
by Jason Mackey


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Pens Roundtable link

Earlier today I joined Ken Laird in studio and Josh Yohe on the phone to discuss all things Penguins. What’s wrong with the offense? The power play? Are they undisciplined? Will it matter? All were topics we tackled. Also, the …

March 18, 2015
by Jason Mackey


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Postgame: Devils 2, Penguins 0

NEWARK, N.J. – I thought Tuesday’s 2-0 loss to the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center might be the type of game where the getting-chances argument no longer holds water. It was. Coach Mike Johnston pegged much of his team’s …

March 13, 2015
by Jason Mackey


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Pens Roundtable link

Here’s a link to Friday’s Pens Roundtable show on TribLive Radio. Among the topics are fellow beat man Josh Yohe and I disagreeing with Rob Rossi, the Penguins’ defense configuration when Christian Ehrhoff returns, the struggles of the power play and …

March 13, 2015
by Jason Mackey


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Postgame: Penguins 6, Oilers 4

Mike Johnston didn’t mince words. Whether it was Derrick Pouliot, Steve Downie or his team’s performance during a 6-4 win over the Edmonton Oilers at Consol Energy Center on Thursday, the Penguins head coach said what was on his mind …

March 12, 2015
by Jason Mackey


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Pregame: Penguins vs. Oilers, 7 p.m.

The Penguins sounded a bit like car salesmen Thursday morning. Be wary of Edmonton. The Oilers are a tough opponent. Their last handful of games were close. They even had leads. Perhaps the only realistic assessment was this: The Penguins …

March 6, 2015
by Jason Mackey


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Penguins Roundtable link

I joined Ken Laird and Josh Yohe (live from Honda Center) to tackle several issues pertaining to the Pens. Here’s the link to the podcast. The top line, the trade deadline, Simon Despres, Ben Lovejoy, the defense pairs … all …

 
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