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November 20, 2014
by Jason Mackey


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Mackey: Some bang-on advice

Credit fellow beat man Josh Yohe with the line, but it’s still one of the best pieces of advice I’ve received throughout this whole Penguins beat thing. If you don’t get along with Pascal Dupuis, you’re doing something wrong. As …

November 18, 2014
by Jason Mackey


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Marshall: Quantifying Crosby’s Hot Start

Local analytics expert Jesse Marshall chimes in on Sidney Crosby’s dominance thus far … Another year, another case of finding Sidney Crosby among the NHL’s elite point producers. Through 16 games this season, Crosby’s 26 points trail only Philadelphia’s Jakub …

November 18, 2014
by Jason Mackey


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Mackey: What to do with Beau Bennett?

The Penguins need more from forward Beau Bennett. It wouldn’t hurt to give him more first, however. Look at Bennett’s ice time in the three games he’s played. It’s not pretty: 9:35, 10:16 and 10:56. He’s recorded no points and …

November 16, 2014
by Jason Mackey


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Postgame: Extras after Saturday’s 3-2 shootout win

I really wanted to blog about this game serving as a proper response to Tuesday’s 5-0 loss at Madison Square Garden. Or even Evgeni Malkin getting two minutes for a nasty – but clean – hit because he defended himself …

November 15, 2014
by Jason Mackey


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

Rangers forward Carl Hagelin expects a different Penguins team Saturday night than the one who showed up at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday. Obvious, right? After all, the one that showed up Tuesday was an anomaly, the group that authored …

November 13, 2014
by Jason Mackey


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More on Thursday’s shots story

What got me thinking about today’s analysis of the Penguins’ shots was something head coach Mike Johnston said a few weeks back: how he believes to be a 20-goal scorers you need to take 200 shots and to be a …

November 12, 2014
by Jason Mackey


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Postgame: Flush Rangers loss … quickly

NEW YORK – Little can be extracted from the Penguins’ 5-0 loss to the Rangers on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden. Better yet, little should be extracted from the Penguins’ 5-0 loss to the Rangers on Tuesday at Madison Square …

November 11, 2014
by Jason Mackey


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Pregame: Penguins at New York Rangers, 7 p.m.

NEW YORK – A win tonight won’t make Tuesday, May 13 seem any less strange. It won’t remove the picture of Dan Bylsma and the suit he wore and the frustration on his face while standing behind the Penguins’ bench …

November 6, 2014
by Jason Mackey


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Pregame: Penguins at Jets, 8 p.m.

WINNIPEG, Manitoba – You’d be hard pressed to find two hotter teams. The Penguins are riding a five-game winning streak, outscoring opponents 23-4. The Jets, meanwhile, are 5-0-1 over their past six. Eight o’clock at MTS Centre, you’ll be watching. …

November 5, 2014
by Jason Mackey


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Postgame: Pens’ biggest deterrent?

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Penguins welcomed back defenseman Robert Bortuzzo to their lineup during Tuesday’s 4-1 win over Minnesota at Xcel Energy Center, though he may not be their biggest deterrent. That title – according to coach Mike Johnston, …

 
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