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January 14, 2015
by Jason Mackey


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Postgame: Penguins 7, Wild 2

There was plenty that didn’t make Wednesday’s print story off of the Penguins’ 7-2 win over the Minnesota Wild. For one, I only covered the news aspect of Ryan Suter’s elbow to the chin of Pittsburgh’s Steve Downie, which will …

January 13, 2015
by Jason Mackey


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

Give the Penguins this: They’re saying all the right things. The Minnesota Wild are a mess right now. Coach Mike Yeo could be fired if this thing doesn’t turn around. Same for general manager Chuck Fletcher. But nobody on the …

January 11, 2015
by Jason Mackey


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Revisit the Johnston story

One of the first things I did on this beat was write an introductory piece on Penguins coach Mike Johnston. How he loved football, specifically Chip Kelly’s Oregon offense. How he played music at practices. How he liked to play …

January 10, 2015
by Jason Mackey


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Pregame: Penguins at Canadiens, 7 p.m.

MONTREAL — The two have been polar opposites. Dan Bylsma and Mike Johnston? Well, no. But you might want to pick up a Trib tomorrow to learn a little bit more — OK, a lot more — about the Penguins’ …

January 10, 2015
by Jason Mackey


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Pens roundtable: episode 2

While I was literally flying from Toronto to Montreal, fellow beat man Josh Yohe joined Ken Laird to talk some Pens on TribLIVE Radio. Pens play at the Canadiens on Saturday. I’m told it’s an atmosphere unlike anything else. Hockey …

January 8, 2015
by Jason Mackey


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Postgame: Bruins 3, Penguins 2 (OT)

I chose in my game story to take a closer look at the Penguins’ power play, which is generating chances but no goals. This is problematic for a couple reasons. One is that games are decided by goals, not chances. …

January 7, 2015
by Jason Mackey


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Pregame: Penguins vs. Bruins, 8 p.m.

It’s Rivalry Night. Finally. Welcome to the legendary Mike “Doc” Emrick, whom I had the pleasure of meeting for the first time this morning. Just a human and a wonderful conversation about Pittsburgh, about meeting eventual wives … bunch of …

January 4, 2015
by Jason Mackey


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‘A pretty good first night’

The Penguins didn’t have their best night offensively during Saturday’s 4-1 loss to the Montreal Canadiens at Consol Energy Center. One of their worst all season, I thought. Not many quality scoring chances at all. It would be hard to …

January 3, 2015
by Jason Mackey


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Looking back and ahead to Saturday

Before we preview tonight’s game against the Montreal Canadiens, I wanted to touch on a few leftovers from Friday’s 6-3 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning. First, I thought Evgeni Malkin, Andrew Ebbett and Bryan Rust were really good together. …

January 2, 2015
by Jason Mackey


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Debut of Penguins Roundtable

In between general manager Jim Rutherford trading for David Perron, Craig Adams fighting Evgeni Malkin or Steve Downie returning, you may have missed the debut of the Trib’s Pens Roundtable show. It will be on TribLIVE every Friday afternoon from …

 
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