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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 …

March 2, 2015
by Jason Mackey


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Postgame: Penguins 5, Blue Jackets 3

Defenseman Derrick Pouliot and forward Daniel Winnik are Penguins’ youngest and newest players, respectively. Both were solid during a 5-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday at Consol Energy Center. Pouliot scored his second goal of the season, …

February 27, 2015
by Jason Mackey


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Pens Roundtable link

Were the Penguins in on Jaromir Jagr? What about Jordan Staal? What does the Daniel Winnik deal mean? Why was Josh Yohe snooping under cars in the parking lot? These are all questions you can find out answers to by …

February 25, 2015
by Jason Mackey


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Pregame: Penguins at Capitals, 8 p.m.

WASHINGTON — The Penguins’ power play has scored in two consecutive games, something that hasn’t happened since scoring in four straight since Jan. 10-18. Such success breeds confidence, forward David Perron said. “In St. Louis, we could have almost gone …

February 23, 2015
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Postgame: Penguins 5, Panthers 1

It’s Oscar Night, so let’s roll that way. Best play went to Evgeni Malkin. His goal at 19:33 of the second gave the Penguins a 2-0 lead after 20 minutes where they really didn’t play all that well. Turned the …

February 21, 2015
by Jason Mackey


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Mackey: Big deals coming? Maybe.

“We’re going to be watching the next two games as closely as we’ve watched any games this year.” That was how one member of the Penguins front office described the team’s upcoming back-to-back set Saturday at St. Louis and at …

 
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