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May 20, 2016
by Jonathan Bombulie


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Roenick vs. Bourque

There was a media dust-up between NBC Sports Network analyst Jeremy Roenick and Penguins radio analyst Phil Bourque this afternoon. Here’s the Cliff’s Notes version of what this is about. During Game 1, Roenick said Sidney Crosby should watch Jonathan Drouin for a …

May 19, 2016
by Bill West


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Revisiting Pens-Bolts Game 3 with a few GIFs

I’m considering a daily day-after-game blog entry recapping the previous night’s action with various GIFs. This routine would start if/when Penguins reach the Cup final, unless the feedback suggests I start sooner. Is there interest in such a thing, or …

May 19, 2016
by Jonathan Bombulie


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Kessel and Rutherford

While the Penguins were gathering at Amalie Arena for an optional practice and press availability at Amalie Arena on Thursday, they apparently were having a good laugh over this: Breath check? https://t.co/K3jtLPqI0U — NHL on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports) May 19, 2016 …

May 19, 2016
by Jonathan Bombulie


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Game 3 Tampa Bay postgame

I often like to take a look back at games through the comments of coach Mike Sullivan, but tonight, it strikes me that doing so through the comments of Lightning coach Jon Cooper makes more sense. Sullivan’s Penguins are doing …

May 18, 2016
by Jonathan Bombulie


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More on line combinations

With the Eastern Conference finals tied at a game apiece, neither the Penguins nor Lightning are in a dire situation this afternoon. The Penguins know that if they handle Tampa’s wall across the blue line appropriately, they can have success …

May 17, 2016
by Bill West


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They said it…quotes and notes, post-Game 2

Sometimes I wish Sidney Crosby embraced the opportunity to shove things back in the media’s face. Alas, after scoring in overtime of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final on Monday, he remained true to his straightforward, no-sass style of …

May 16, 2016
by Jonathan Bombulie


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Game 2 Tampa Bay pregame

Let’s look at Game 2 between the Penguins and Lightning tonight from the perspective of coach Mike Sullivan’s pregame comments: – “They have long reaches and good sticks. I think we’ve got to try to play behind them, force them …

May 15, 2016
by Jonathan Bombulie


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Which Loss Is It Like?

Here’s the big question, the way I see it, coming into Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals tomorrow night: For the Penguins, was Game 1 a bad result or was it bad news? To elaborate, was Game 1 a below-average performance by …

May 14, 2016
by Bill West


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“I don’t think they saw our best today.”

Penguins coach Mike Sullivan tried not to say too much about Tampa Bay’s speed and transition abilities ahead of the Eastern Conference Final’s opener. He called them a good team with a comparable style of play and described defenseman Victor Hedman …

May 13, 2016
by Jonathan Bombulie


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Game 1 Tampa pregame

We’ve covered a lot of angles in a short period of time leading up to Game 1 of the conference finals tonight. The Crosby vs. Hedman matchup. The speed of the Penguins forwards vs. the size of the Tampa Bay …

 
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