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April 6, 2016
by Bill West


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Ottawa postgame

I guess I should start by apologizing for today’s pregame post, which certainly fulfilled its jinx-y promise to the fullest. Guess it’s a good thing the Penguins no longer have a non-playoff team left on their schedule. What I found interesting/unique about tonight’s …

April 5, 2016
by Bill West


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Ottawa pregame

Here's a look at your #Pens lines, defensive pairings, and goaltenders. Almost time for hockey! pic.twitter.com/0aSZy1YJOX — Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) April 5, 2016 After the Penguins pulled off a 5-4 shootout win over Buffalo on March 30, even the players began …

April 4, 2016
by Jonathan Bombulie


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Philadelphia postgame

In an apparent effort to make the end of the season more exciting, the NHL backloaded the Penguins’ schedule with rivalry games. Their first meeting with the Flyers, for instance, didn’t come until Jan. 21 and the next three were …

April 3, 2016
by Jonathan Bombulie


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Philadelphia pregame

Take a look at these Eastern Conference standings that I’ve clumsily screen-grabbed and you’ll notice something new. For one of the first times this season, the Penguins’ opponent needs the two points more than the Penguins do. Sure, the Penguins …

April 2, 2016
by Bill West


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Islanders postgame

Chalk it up to a chance and coincidence that the Penguins delivered one of their better two-way performances of the season on the same day they announced Marc-Andre Fleury will miss time with his second concussion in four months. Or maybe …

April 2, 2016
by Bill West


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Islanders pregame

Add this to the list of things for which Penguins coach Mike Sullivan deserves credit: He delivers bad news without a hint of self pity. Sullivan remained stoic as he announced Marc-Andre Fleury’s concussion ahead of Saturday’s 1 p.m. start against …

April 1, 2016
by Jonathan Bombulie


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Playoff odds

With a playoff berth all but sewn up for the Penguins — be honest, did you think at midseason that you’d see that sentence before the last weekend of the regular season? — it’s probably time to start to take …

April 1, 2016
by Bill West


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Nashville postgame

Despite the absence of Evgeni Malkin, Scott Wilson and Bryan Rust from the forward corps and Olli Maatta and Brian Dumoulin from the collection of the blue liners, the Penguins put together another complete performance against an opponent that, from both traditional …

March 31, 2016
by Bill West


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Nashville pregame

Here's a look at your #Pens lines, defensive pairings, and goaltenders for tonight's #NSHvsPIT showdown. pic.twitter.com/ym9eghL2Ja — Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) March 31, 2016 Some very quick tidbits on a Penguins-Nashville matchup that should feature some quality shot suppression from each …

March 30, 2016
by Jonathan Bombulie


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More on Letang

It occurred to me after I posted a bunch of stats in the Letang-for-Norris discussion in the postgame blog entry from last night that I could have done a better job with that. Like, let’s look at some more meaningful numbers for …

 
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