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Columbus forecheck (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

Pittsburgh Shoots Themselves in the Flipper, Again

The Pittsburgh Penguins find themselves tied up at two games a piece in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals heading into Game Five. For Columbus Blue Jacket fans, it’s a great feeling […]

by · April 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
Marc-Andre Fleury bounced back to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets after a crucial mistake in Game 4 of the 2014 Playoffs. (Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports)

Does Marc-Andre Fleury Possess Mental Toughness to Recover?

Marc-Andre Fleury was playing great. He was proving he could rise to the occasion. Fleury and the Pittsburgh Penguins were about to hold the Columbus Blue Jackets under three goals for the […]

by · April 24, 2014 · 1 comment · Pittsburgh Penguins
Sidney Crosby should seek a sports psychologist. (Photo Credit: Andy Martin Jr)

Penguins Offensive Firepower, Empty

The Pittsburgh Penguins find themselves up two games to one versus a young Columbus Blue Jacket team. Everyone, except for ESPN’s Barry Melrose, expected the Pens to make this series […]

by · April 22, 2014 · 2 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
Columbus has been punishing the Pittsburgh defense (Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports)

Lady Luck Plays Role in Penguins’ 2-1 Series Lead

By all accounts, the Pittsburgh Penguins have it good right now. They’re up 2-1 in their series against the Columbus Blue Jackets and have gotten both wins in come-from-behind victories […]

by · April 22, 2014 · 1 comment · Pittsburgh Penguins
NY Rangers Get Penguinitis – Fall to Flyers in Game 2

NY Rangers Get Penguinitis – Fall to Flyers in Game 2

On Easter Sunday, the New York Rangers squandered an early 2-goal lead against the Philadelphia Flyers en route to a 4-2 loss that evened their first round series at one […]

Brandon Dubinsky (Andy Martin Jr.)

Pittsburgh’s Powerplay Will Lead to Their Success…and Failure

The Penguins simply cannot afford to lose the special teams battle.

by · April 21, 2014 · 3 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
Sidney Crosby should seek a sports psychologist. (Photo Credit: Andy Martin Jr)

Is Sidney Crosby the Peyton Manning of Hockey?

Sidney Crosby and Peyton Manning are respected as their league’s best player. They’ve both excelled in the regular season by winning MVP awards. But once the spotlight hits in the playoffs, these two global […]

by · April 21, 2014 · 4 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
(Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

Penguins’ Arrogance Strikes Again

I did this once before, after the weekend home-and-home with the Philadelphia Flyers back in March. This isn’t so much an article, as it is my take on what ails […]

by · April 20, 2014 · 2 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
Can Fleury rebound in 2013-14? (Flickr/wstera)

Fleury Passes Game 1 Test; How Long Will Questions Persist?

“It doesn’t matter until April.” “Wait until the playoffs.” “He’ll fold in the postseason.” No matter how well Marc-Andre Fleury played at any point in the regular season, his successes […]

by · April 18, 2014 · 1 comment · Pittsburgh Penguins
Letang has not been allowed to join the rush as often this season (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

5 Reasons Why the Penguins Have a Possession Problem (Part II)

The Penguins aren’t deep enough this year. They’ll have to rely on a top-heavy forward group and hope that a deeper team like Boston doesn’t make them pay.

Coach Dan Bylsma finally gets to manage a healthy lineup (Tom Turk/THW)

Penguins-THW Mailbag: Postseason/Post-Regular Season Edition

A long, hard winter. The Olympics. More than 500 man-games lost to injury. Has it been six months already? The end of the NHL’s 2013-2014 regular season has come. For […]

by · April 16, 2014 · 0 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
(Kevin Hoffman-US PRESSWIRE)

When the Pens are Confident, Can they be Beat?

In 2013, the Pittsburgh Penguins struggled in the first round against a young and confident 8 seed. After four games, they were tied at two games a piece. Those first […]

by · April 15, 2014 · 2 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins