WATCH: Marc-Andre Fleury misplay leads to goal, OT loss

Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury could be starring in some Southwest Commercials at this point, because he has to want to get away. The Penguins had saw their 3-0 lead slowly dissipate on Wednesday night and Fleury’s misplay with less than 30 seconds left led to Brandon Dubinsky’s game-tying goal. Then in overtime, Fleury let in a soft wrist shot from Nick Foligno...
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Marc-Andre Fleury Misplays A Puck at the End of the Game, Costs Pens The Lead/Game

The Pittsburgh Penguins were about to win the game. The Columbus Blue Jackets were down 3-2 and had their goalie pulled in desperation. The Blue Jackets were bringing all night, outshooting the Pens 41-24 in regulation. Up until the last 24 seconds of the game, Marc-Andre Fleury was simply brilliant, stopping 39 of 41 shots. But then......this happened.Go ahead, read the rest »
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12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fleury, Penguins blow lead to lose 4-3 in overtime

A lot of people that criticize the Pittsburgh Penguins and goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury cite their lack of consistency, especially in high pressure situations. But I’d disagree.  The Penguins and Fleury do a lot of things consistently, like fail to hold a lead in the playoffs, or a give up a backbreaking goal when the game is tied, when the team can ill-afford it the most. This...
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Penguins Update: Sid and Geno by the Numbers

There seems to be a growing perception among Penguins fans that superstars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin haven’t done much in the playoffs since achieving total domination during the black-and-gold’s Cup run of 2009. This prompted me to do a little research. Here are Crosby and Malkin’s postseason numbers since ’09, including Games 1-3 of this year’s opening-round series...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Key Observations Heading Into Game 4 Between the Penguins and Blue Jackets

By: Casey Johnston (@PensNationCasey) Penguins Winning Possession Battle The regular season possession woes of the Penguins have been well documented.  Whether it was due to injuries, new defensive schemes, or new personnel, the Penguins finished the season with a Corsi Close below 50%.  Their 22nd place finish was three spots below the Columbus Blue Jackets, who finished above...
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WATCH: NHL Ref Gets Hit in Chest by Puck

Hockey is one of the most physical, grueling sports in the world. Players have to endure bone-crunching hits on a game-by-game basis. But it’s also tough on referees as well. During last night’s Penguins-Blue Jackets game, referee Steve Kozari took a deflected puck to his upper-chest region. His body went stiff for a brief moment, […] 
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Gibbons' return could boost Penguins

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Pittsburgh Penguins could get a boost Wednesday night if speedy winger Brian Gibbons can return to the lineup for Game Four of the Penguins series vs. the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Penguins had Gibbons on the ice for an optional skate on Tuesday afternoon at Nationwide Arena. He missed Game Three and played just 2:26 in Game Two -- but scored two early goals...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 3 – Pens 4 Blue Jackets 3

Pens 4  Blue Jackets 3 Pens lead the series 2-1. By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) Goals Orpik (1) from Bennett, Martin Sutter (2) from Martin, Bennett Stempniak (1) from Kunitz, Crosby Jokinen (2) from Maatta, Malkin Pens vs. Blue Jackets, first to 3 loses. (Jamie Sabau/Getty Images) Game 3 Leaders Shots: Neal (7) Missed Shots: Crosby (3) Blocked Shots: Martin (4) Hits: Kunitz...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Penguins Stage Big 3rd Period Comeback After Reading Mean Tweets About Themselves During Intermission

The Pittsburgh Penguins roared back from a two-goal deficit in the third period last night to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets and take a 2-1 lead in their best-of-seven first round series. The team says their third period play was due entirely to checking social media at the end of the second period. “We were just hanging out in the locker room, not really caring at all as we often...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rob Scuderi is Missing by @ChicksDigHockey

I’m looking for Rob Scuderi. HAS ANYONE SEEN ROB SCUDERI??There’s a guy wearing #4 for the Penguins who kinda looks like Scuds but if you watch him play, you know right away he’s an impostor. This guy stood next to the post Saturday night and watched a puck go in the net and was totally ineffective in the neutral zone. This #4 took minor penalties in 3 straight games. So, clearly...
Via PensInitiative
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins Update: What a Comeback

WOW. That was my initial reaction to the Penguins’ stunning 4-3 win over Columbus in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on Monday night. After spotting the Blue Jackets an early two-goal lead, the Pens erupted for four goals in the final 20 minutes and change to snatch a dramatic victory from the jaws of certain defeat. Just as important, the Pens displayed remarkable...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Concerning Stats and Efforts Regarding Crosby, Malkin, and Others by @MadChad412

Sidney Crosby is the best hockey player in the world. Since he has been in the national hockey league, he's won two scoring titles, a Hart Trophy, two gold medals in the Olympics, and has captained a Stanley Cup championship team. Crosby has accomplished all of this by the age of 26. Crosby leads all active players in career points-per-game for both the regular season and the...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 2 – Blue Jackets 4 Pens 3 (2OT)

Blue Jackets 4  Pens 3 (2OT) Series tied at 1. By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) Goals Gibbons (1) from Niskanen, Crosby Gibbons (2) (SH) from Martin, Orpik Niskanen (2) (PP) from Martin, Crosby Why didn’t you keep him safe, Sutter?!? (Gene J. Puskar/AP Photo) Game 2 Leaders Shots: Neal (7) Missed Shots: Letang, Martin (3) Blocked Shots: Martin (5) Hits: Vitale (8) Ice Time...
Via The PensNation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

What is wrong with the Pittsburgh Penguins?

Saturday’s home loss to the Blue Jackets was one that I’m willing to bet most Penguins fans will be quick to forget about. It’s not so much that the team lost, but rather then manner in which they fell apart that was so alarming. Up 3-1 in the second, Pittsburgh again gave up another short-handed goal that cut their lead to 3-2, before allowing the Jackets to tie things up...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins Update: Time to Sit Scuderi

Few decisions in sports are more gut-wrenching than one to bench a time-honored veteran. But the Penguins face such a dilemma with defenseman Rob Scuderi. To put things in perspective, the black and gold would never have won the Stanley Cup in 2009 without Scuderi. Who can forget his game-saving play in the waning seconds of Game 6 during the Finals? With Marc-Andre Fleury marooned...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

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