Pittsburgh Penguins News & Opinion

Karlsson hasn't been the same player following his Achilles tendon injury (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

Will the Ottawa Senators Go Bertuzzi on Matt Cooke?

Should Matt Cooke play against the Ottawa Senators Monday night at Scotia Bank Place? The Pittsburgh Penguins will be facing off against the Senators for the first time since Cooke […]

by · April 22, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Pittsburgh Penguins
The Kings have been a thorn in the Blues' side since the 2011-12 season (Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports)

THW NHL Power Rankings: Week 14

As we head into the final week of play, it’s amazing to think just how fast this shortened season came and went. With some clubs playing up to 5 games […]

While talented, the Pittsburgh Penguins appear as a team prepared for the start of the Playoffs. (Kevin Hoffman-US PRESSWIRE)

Dissecting the Pittsburgh Penguins Potential Playoff Matchups

With only a handful of games remaining in the regular season, the Pittsburgh Penguins pretty much have the first seed in the Eastern Conference locked up. And while it’s important […]

by · April 18, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Pittsburgh Penguins
Could Hartzell be Pittsburgh's goalie of the future? (John Hassett/Quinnipiac)

Hartzell Signing May Reveal Big Plans For Penguins

Could Eric Hartzell be Pittsburgh’s goalie of the future?

by · April 15, 2013 · 8 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
David Clarkson and Montreal Canadiens defenseman Francis Bouillon battle (Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports)

THW NHL Power Rankings: Week 13

As we hit week 13 in these NHL Power Rankings, many teams are finding that 13 is not their lucky number. Although many teams are making a final push for […]

by · April 15, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Chicago Blackhawks, Pittsburgh Penguins, Power Rankings, Vancouver Canucks
Sidney Crosby must put aside all distractions to better perform in the post-season. (Photo by Andy Martin Jr.)

Pittsburgh Penguins Blessed With Good Injury Luck

It seems like every time we turn around these days, another Pittsburgh Penguins superstar is down with an injury. Just as Evgeni Malkin came back from his “upper body injury” […]

by · April 9, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Pittsburgh Penguins
David Clarkson and Montreal Canadiens defenseman Francis Bouillon battle (Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports)

THW NHL Power Rankings: Week 12

With only a few weeks remaining in the 2012-2013 NHL season, we are starting to see some interesting drama unfold. The Islanders look as if they may finally be ready […]

by · April 8, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Montreal Canadiens, Pittsburgh Penguins, Power Rankings, Vancouver Canucks
Carolina Hurricane Jussi Jokinen - Photo by Andy Martin Jr

Shero, Botterill Utilize New Salary Cap Rule

The Penguins used the NHL’s new Retained Salary Transaction rule on Wednesday when acquiring Jussi Jokinen.

by · April 3, 2013 · 2 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
Sidney Crosby is one of three finalists for this year's Hart Memorial Trophy. (Icon SMI)

Is/Was The Kid Really Back?

Their 15 game win streak was snapped by…the Buffalo Sabres? The first full game missed by Sidney Crosby since breaking his jaw, and the Pens can’t get the W. Coincidence? […]

by · April 3, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Pittsburgh Penguins
Spinning Out of Control: The Short, Violent Life of Spinner Spencer

Spinning Out of Control: The Short, Violent Life of Spinner Spencer

The Hard Working Spencers Have you ever noticed that man pacing a little too much at a children’s hockey game? The one getting worked up at a missed call or […]

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Retire the Penguins Blue Jerseys of Doom!

Everyone knows that hockey players are a notoriously superstitious bunch, and the Penguins are no exception. Just look at Sidney Crosby’s filthy sweat-stained hat or the way Marc Andre Fleury […]

by · April 2, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Pittsburgh Penguins
Did number 66 do enough Pittsburgh? (Photo courtesy of the Pittsburgh Penguins)

Following in the Footsteps of the 1992-93 Pittsburgh Penguins

There is something to be said about a team in search of history. The Miami Heat captivated the entire sports world with their assault on the NBA consecutive wins record. In the end it was not meant to be; the Heat’s streak ended at 27 games, a mere six games shy of the 1972-32 Los Angeles Lakers record of 33. Now our attention shifts to the Pittsburgh Penguins and their pursuit of the NHL’s record for wins in a row, which at the moment stands at 17 and is held by, you guessed it, the Pittsburgh Penguins.

by · April 1, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey History, Pittsburgh Penguins