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June 6, 2016
by Bill West


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Shot count, shot quality and scoring

Only four times this postseason did an opponent finish with more shots on goal than the Penguins. The last incident came in Game 4 against Washington. What the Penguins’ fairly regular edge in shots represents as it relates to success …

June 5, 2016
by Jonathan Bombulie


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On the ice

Between temperatures hitting the mid-90s with high humidity and an Andrea Bocelli concert in the building the night before, ice conditions were bad for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final on Saturday night. Anyone with a television could have …

June 5, 2016
by Jonathan Bombulie


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Game 3 San Jose postgame

I think it’s safe to say one play made the difference in tonight’s 3-2 Sharks victory in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. At 4:48 of the third period, Nick Bonino received a double minor for high-sticking Joe Thornton. …

June 5, 2016
by Bill West


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SCF Game 3 GIF-cap

San Jose cut into the Penguins’ series lead in the Stanley Cup Final with a 3-2 overtime win in Game 3 on Saturday night at the SAP Center. Feel free to let the following GIFs ignite your rage. Or maybe …

June 4, 2016
by Bill West


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Getting real about Game 3

Neither San Jose coach Pete DeBoer nor the most vocal of his players considered the Sharks’ performances in Game 1 and 2 of the Stanley Cup Final as particularly poor. They referred to what they viewed as costly but infrequent …

June 2, 2016
by Bill West


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Stanley Cup Final Game 2 GIF-cap

Coach Mike Sullivan did not use the word “resilient” in his post-game press conference after the Penguins beat San Jose, 2-1, in overtime to take a 2-0 lead in the Stanley Cup Final. This development represented perhaps the biggest surprise …

June 1, 2016
by Bill West


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SCF Game 2 pregame thoughts

#PENS PODCAST-Listen to the guys that cover the team every day-@BombulieTrib & @BWest_Trib preview Game 2 tonight- https://t.co/lvawUdeYqQ — TribLIVE Radio (@TribLiveRadio) June 1, 2016 Take a guess at which forward line the Penguins entrusted most with even-strength minutes against …

May 31, 2016
by Bill West


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SCF Game 1 GIF-cap

Selfless coworker Jonathan Bombulie was nice enough to transcribe a bunch of quotes for me last night, so the GIF recap of the Penguins’ 3-2 win over San Jose in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final will simply pair …

May 31, 2016
by Bill West


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Stanley Cup Game 1 Data Dump

Here’s the first installment of what I hope/plan to do for every game in the Stanley Cup Final. I won’t waste your time with many words. Just Fancy Stat charts and brief thoughts on said charts, for people who like that sort …

May 30, 2016
by Bill West


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Stanley Cup predictions and projections

There are a lot of smart people with opinions about the Stanley Cup Final and how it might play out. Some rely purely on their eyes and instincts, and maybe even their NHL playing experience. Others are inclined to trust not only what …

 
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