Pittsburgh Penguins News & Opinion

Sidney Crosby faces off against Patrice Bergeron. (Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports)

Penguins-Bruins Preview: Systems Breakdown

The Bruins are predictable, but efficient. They execute as a five-man unit with timing and precision.

Did number 66 do enough Pittsburgh? (Photo courtesy of the Pittsburgh Penguins)

There Will Be Blood: The 1991 Bruins Penguins Series

Two recent Stanley Cup winners in the Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins are set to faceoff this Saturday in what is expected to be a memorable Eastern Conference Finals regardless […]

by · May 31, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, Pittsburgh Penguins
Sidney Crosby faces off against Patrice Bergeron. (Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports)

Lockout Part 2: Waiting for the Eastern Conference Final

Five months ago, hockey fans were sitting around and waiting. They were waiting to see if their beloved NHL would come back to have a 2013 season or waste a […]

by · May 30, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, Pittsburgh Penguins
The En Fuego Five: Eastern Conference Final

The En Fuego Five: Eastern Conference Final

By the time the puck drops on the Eastern Conference Final between the Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins, it will have been a week since both teams last hit someone […]

by · May 29, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, Pittsburgh Penguins
(Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports)

What to Expect From Jaromir Jagr in the Eastern Conference Finals

Jaromir Jagr has scored 681 goals in his career. He has zero in this year’s playoffs.

(Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports)

Did Jaromir Jagr’s Groin Save the Pittsburgh Penguins?

There are many Pittsburgh Penguins’ fans who despise Jaromir Jagr. I will never understand why. As the Penguins’ franchise record books currently stand, Jagr is without question, the greatest player […]

by · May 29, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Pittsburgh Penguins
While talented, the Pittsburgh Penguins appear as a team prepared for the start of the Playoffs. (Kevin Hoffman-US PRESSWIRE)

Why the Pittsburgh Penguins Will Play for the Stanley Cup

With the Eastern Conference Finals set to begin later this week, THW’s Ian McLaren points out that there are certainly no shortage of storylines when it comes to the Bruins and Penguins.  Whether it comes […]

by · May 28, 2013 · 4 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
Should James Neal be on the top powerplay? (Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports)

Neal’s Hat Trick Propels Pens Into East Final

Well, that was fun… My weekend that is! But you’re not reading this to hear about my Memorial Day festivities, are you? I digress… I must say, it definitely feels […]

by · May 28, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Ottawa Senators, Pittsburgh Penguins
(Michael Ivins-USA TODAY Sports)

Bruins vs Penguins: No Shortage of Storylines

With a 3-1 win over the New York Rangers in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference Semifinal series, the Boston Bruins accomplished the following: they eliminated the Rangers from the […]

by · May 26, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, Pittsburgh Penguins
Do the Pittsburgh Penguins have the best goalie tandem in the league? (Tom Turk/THW)

Dan Bylsma: Great Coach or Product of Talented Team?

Let’s get one thing straight, Bylsma is a genuine human being. He comes off as being family-oriented, hard-working, and looks like he truly cares for the players on his team. […]

by · May 24, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Pittsburgh Penguins
A playoff year spent on the bench hurt Fleury immensely. (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

When Will Marc-Andre Fleury Play Again?

No one will know if Fleury has recovered mentally until he gets another start in goal for the Penguins.

by · May 24, 2013 · 8 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
Kris Letang is out indefinitely after having a stroke. (Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports)

Penguins’ Confidence Growing After Dismantling of Senators

Earlier this month, THW’s Mike Colligan wrote of moments that can define a Stanley Cup run.  He described how specific events can alter a series, how a certain circumstance can ignite a club in route […]

by · May 24, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Pittsburgh Penguins