This is one of those weird situations where it’s hard to avoid talking about a single call like it swung things, even though the entire series—a five-game Penguins win—was pretty one-sided. But the Blue Jackets are out, after the best regular season in franchise history, and there’s plenty of time to dwell on…
The Penguins must have a goddamned farm somewhere, where they just grow top-six forwards. Last year’s Cup run wouldn’t have happened without Conor Sheary and Bryan Rust, and now that those two have solidified their spots as unquestioned essentials to Pittsburgh’s offensive machine, here comes another kid, 22-year-old…
Blue Jackets winger Matt Calvert will miss the next game of Columbus’s inevitable sweep at the hands of Pittsburgh after levying a stick-breaking cross-check on the Penguins’ Tom Kuhnhackl as last night’s 4-1 bruising came to a merciful end.
The Columbus Dispatch has announced that they’ll no longer be distributing crying Sidney Crosby masks in this Sunday’s edition of the paper.
Unexpected goalies have a history in Pittsburgh. They probably don’t get that first Cup back in ‘91 if Frank Pietrangelo hadn’t stepped in for an injured Tom Barasso and robbed Peter Stastny. Johan Hedberg was a career minor leaguer before leading the Penguins to the conference finals in 2001 and becoming a local…
The Penguins beat the Devils 7-4 in Newark to clinch the second spot in the Metropolitan, and, crucially, home-ice advantage for their first-round matchup against the Blue Jackets. Pittsburgh got goals from seven different skaters, but the highlight of the night was, without question, an assist.
The Penguins beat the Blue Jackets 4-1 yesterday, and the best performance of the night belonged not to anyone on the ice, but to this spectator:
Sidney Crosby is at it again, “it” in this case short for “being an irritating asshole.”
In the opening minutes of the Pittsburgh Penguins game against the Buffalo Sabres, Sidney Crosby whacked Ryan O’Reilly right in the dick and balls with a casual nonchalance that would make Draymond proud. Seeing how O’Reilly crumpled to the ice, though, this didn’t look like much of a love tap:
There are five hockey games that have yet to begin today, but I feel confident in calling this the NHL highlight of the weekend. Behold Phil Kessel flipping the puck over the back of the net for teammate Patric Hornqvist to tap in:
The Penguins and Jets came into Wednesday night’s game with beef. When these teams last met, on Feb. 16, the Jets were incensed by an Evgeni Malkin hit to the head of Blake Wheeler. Watch it here and decide for yourself, but the NHL decided it did not warrant any further discipline beyond Malkin’s two-minute…
Last week the Penguins hosted the Flyers at Heinz Field for their outdoor Stadium Series game, and as part of the pregame pomp, seven live penguins—named Crosby, Malkin, Kessel, Kunitz, Letang, Murray and Sully—tottered around a tiny rink.
Here’s a couple getting after it during the national anthem that preceded last night’s Stadium Series game in Pittsburgh. Which part is more unsettling: the irreverent PDA, or the fact that he’s in a Penguins jersey and she’s wearing a Flyers one?
I have a single, entirely rhetorical question about the Malkin-to-Kessel goal above: How the hell do you stop that?
It’s hard to pick a single highlight from the Penguins’ nutso 8-7 overtime win over the Capitals in Pittsburgh last night. So can I interest you in a video of all 15 goals?
This is a remarkable, remarkably unorthodox save from Marc-Andre Fleury in the Penguins’ 5-2 win in New Jersey last night. Adam Henrique’s shot was deflected by Ian Cole and bounced up and over Fleury, who made a diving, flailing rescue with the blade of his stick to alley-oop it out of danger.
You can’t really dunk on your opponents in hockey, but Sidney Crosby got about as close as you can when he pinged a shot off of Antti Niemi’s shoulder from a tight angle, waited for it to rebound back to him, picked it out of the air, and bonked the puck in off of Niemi’s back.
Jake Guentzel made his NHL debut for the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight and he got to work immediately, scoring on his very first shot. But that’s not why we’re here. Guentzel’s first goal (he scored both Pittsburgh goals on the evening) was the mere appetizer for his family losing their collective shit.
The Pittsburgh Penguins filmed winger Phil Kessel as he went through the responsibilities of the team’s media day, and it’s a delight. I especially related to the part where Kessel swore after being told that he had to participate in social media.