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Meet your Stanley Cup finalists: Nashville Predators

The Nashville Predators have been collecting an increasing number of bandwagon fans as they've advanced through the NHL playoffs, redefining what it means to score by committee and defend by committee. Just who is in this committee? Here's a look at the names and faces you'll need to know on the Western Conference team that's playing for the ultimate prize in hockey. 
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

NHL censors Karlsson’s comment on Crosby’s health

Sidney Crosby’s health has been one of the biggest stories of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs. After being diagnosed with a concussion, Crosby quickly returned to action much to the chagrin of those who believe the NHL’s policy towards concussions (or lack of an enforced policy) could result in serious long-term harm to the players.Now, the NHL is in hot water after censoring...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Conor Sheary Redeems Himself

Conor Sheary has been part of two playoff runs for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Both runs have looked very similar for the team, each time seeing the Penguins make it all the way to the Final, but they have looked very different for Sheary himself. Sheary was an indispensable part of the group in the 2016 playoffs, earning four goals and 10 points in his first NHL postseason. His play...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Meet your Stanley Cup finalists: Pittsburgh Penguins

Where Nashville Predators fans "want the Cup," fans of the defending champions would much prefer that Lord Stanley stays with Pittsburgh for another year. From the owner to key role players, here are some faces to know from the Eastern Conference champion and four-time Stanley Cup-winning Pittsburgh Penguins.
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NBCSN, Sportsnet, CBC all draw humongous ratings for Penguins-Senators Game 7

The Pittsburgh Penguins and Ottawa Senators played a thriller Thursday night in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final, with Pittsburgh prevailing 3-2 in double overtime. The game featured two dramatic third-period goals, several minor controversies and 25 minutes of tense overtime hockey. It was just about everything the NHL could have asked for in a Game 7. As a result of the...
Via Awful Announcing
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Stanley Cup Final: A David vs. Goliath matchup that's not as lopsided as it may appear

This is the part where George Costanza sighs and says, "And then, there were two."Two teams. Four guaranteed games. The competition is at its toughest, and the end is near.The 2017 rendition of the Stanley Cup Playoffs has been anything but boring. Anyone who tells you he or she foresaw the postseason winding down this way is probably lying to you. (And by "probably," I mean "more...
Via Yardbarker
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Kunitz sends Penguins back to Stanley Cup Final with goal in wacky 2OT Game 7

Game 7 certainly lived up to the hype on Thursday night in Pittsburgh. The Penguins and Senators played a wild game that resulted in the defending champs coming away with a 3-2 victory in double overtime. The first goal of the night came halfway into the second period from Pittsburgh’s Chris Kunitz, the man that would later serve as the hero: Well, after 30 minutes of no goals...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Kunitz sends Penguins to Cup Finals with double-OT goal

It took double-overtime of Game 7 before a winner was finally decided in the Eastern Conference finals, but Chris Kunitz ensured his Pittsburgh Penguins would be advancing with his second goal of the game on Thursday night. Kunitz scored on a slapshot in the second overtime to give the Pens a 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators, sending his team to the Stanley Cup Finals. Kunitz had...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

History on the line for the Pittsburgh Penguins in upcoming Game 7

Exactly one year after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 to advance to the Stanley Cup Final, the Penguins have the opportunity to repeat history.  The Penguins have showed guts, courage, and resilience during this postseason, with constant injuries altering the lineup on a nightly basis. In a series that has gone back and forth, the Penguins and Senators find themselves...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sens coach Guy Boucher: We know Pens 'are the better team'

The Pittsburgh Penguins made a big statement on Sunday, crushing the Ottawa Senators by a lopsided 7-0 score to grab a big Game 5 win and a 3-2 series lead. There were plenty of talking points following the game, including why Senators coach Guy Boucher kept changing goalies during his team’s dismantling, but the biggest (and the one which should have Sens fans worried) was that...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins take control of Eastern Conference Final

The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Ottawa Senators in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final by a score of 7-0.  In their last two games, the Pens have looked like the team that won the Stanley Cup last season. Speed and cycling have been in full effect, with the Pens generating chances from everywhere.  In the first three games of this series, the Penguins scored a total of...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Murray Over Fleury Shifts Series Momentum

Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan made the right call. Starting goaltender Matt Murray in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final instead of the popular veteran Marc-Andre Fleury was the smart, non-emotional decision to make. Murray stopped 24 of 26 shots to lead Pittsburgh to a huge win over the Ottawa Senators on Friday night, tying the best of seven series at two games...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins: The goalie controversy is officially back on

Marc-Andre Fleury has been brilliant so far in these Stanley Cup playoffs, but on Wednesday night in Game 3, Matthew Murray made his first appearance in net since sustaining a lower-body injury.  Fleury was pulled after allowing four goals in the first thirteen minutes of Game 3.  The Penguins eventually went on to lose by a score of 5-1, with frustration brewing in the locker...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins fans pay tribute to Phil Kessel with baby name

There are times when Phil Kessel makes little or no impact on the ice, but on the other hand, he seems to come through in the clutch with a big goal when the team needs him most. That’s just the type of player he is, and Pens fans have come to expect it. He’s only been with the team for two seasons, but his timeliness for scoring has made him a favorite among some of them ...
Via The Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins fans name newborn son in honor of Phil Kessel

Pittsburgh Penguins fans Nicole and Adam Hillman welcomed a newborn boy to their family on Mother’s Day at a Pittsburgh hospital. While the couple didn’t know the gender of the baby until the birth, there was a plan in place for the name if it was a boy.And now, the Hillmans are the proud parents of Kessel Ryan, named in honor of Penguins winger Phil Kessel.Via Pittsburgh’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 days ago  |  Discuss

All Access: Quest for the Stanley Cup NHL docu-series returns to Showtime for second season

With the NHL down to its final four teams in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Showtime is hitting the ice again to chronicle the conference finals and the path to the Stanley Cup Final for the Anaheim Ducks, Nashville Predators, Ottawa Senators and Pittsburgh Penguins. The premium cable network announced on Tuesday that it will air a second season of All Access: Quest for the Stanley...
Via Awful Announcing
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Evgeni Malkin is basking in Alex Ovechkin’s misery

The Washington Capitals may have won the Presidents’ Trophy for the second consecutive year, but that meant nothing earlier this week when they were ousted in yet another Game 7.For Alex Ovechkin, it was just another bitter moment in a long history of bitter moments. He has never advanced past the second-round series during his tenure, going 0-7 over that span.But Ovechkin’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh restaurant chain mocks Alex Ovechkin after series

You knew Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals would be hearing it after yet another disappointing postseason, and yet another playoff defeat at the hands of the Pittsburgh Penguins.The Caps won their third Presidents’ Trophy (for best overall regular season) since 2009, and all three times they have failed to advance past the second round of the playoffs. The Pens have knocked...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Eastern Conference Final: Defending champs have a tough foe in the underdog

In a wild and whacky first round, the Eastern Conference competitors spent long shifts and more overtimes than we could count trying to tear each other to pieces. In Round 2, however, nuanced ways to settle old rivalries took shape. Now, just two squads remain. One team, the underdog from the previous round. The second, the defending champs. Here is a look at the rosters gearing...
Via Yardbarker
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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