The Penguins are lighting the lamp on the Senators tonight, and Ottawa back-up goalie Mike Condon can barely figure out what’s going on. For Pittsburgh’s third goal of the game, Carl Hagelin took the puck behind the net and seemed like he was going to take it in the far corner on Condon’s left. Instead, the crafty…
After 13 seasons and three Stanley Cups with the Penguins, Marc-Andre Fleury is now minding net for the West-leading Golden Knights. Tuesday was Fleury’s return to Pittsburgh for the first time since departing about as amicably as these things go, and it was an emotional night for everyone.
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier attended tonight’s Penguins-Golden Knights game and stood for the crowd, more than two months after he suffered a spinal injury on a tackle attempt and just a few days after he was released from a local hospital’s rehabilitation center.
Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin caught his teammate Phil Kessel recovering in a cold therapy tube. There he is: Pittsburgh’s best hockey player this season.
Every year, the Pittsburgh Penguins put out their own version of a holiday classic. This year it’s A Christmas Story, and I hadn’t realized this until now but the holiday season can’t officially begin until you’ve seen Kris Letang admiring himself in a bunny suit while Phil Kessel moans, “He looks like a pink…
In a good way!
The NHL clearly knew that they had a great game on their hands tonight, with two of its three biggest stars—Connor McDavid and Sidney Crosby—going toe to toe in Pittsburgh. They even promoted it like a must-watch event!
Further proof came tonight that, love him or hate him, Sidney Crosby is a modern hockey deity. In Pittsburgh’s overtime win against the Rangers, Crosby got the game-tying goal with under a minute to play in regulation.
The Penguins visited the White House today, and Donald Trump made a bunch of the players, including Phil Kessel, shake his hand. Dammit.
The Penguins might have to call up a third goalie, because I bet both Antti Niemi and Matt Murray suffered severe burns on the backs of their necks from that red light going on so many damn times.
The Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins decided to visit Donald Trump at the White House, in a statement that was released soon after the President uninvited the never-really-invited Golden State Warriors. Former NHL player Georges Laraque, who played for roughly two years in Pittsburgh over a 12-season career,…
A video posted to Facebook yesterday shows a Pittsburgh police officer landing about a dozen punches to a man already on the ground Tuesday night outside of the Penguins arena. In the video, you can hear officers yelling, although it’s hard to tell who is yelling at each moment. You can hear, “Shut up, you fucker,”…
I got paired up with Jim on senior retreat. Holy Ghost Prep, our high school in suburban Philadelphia, had shipped 36 of us to Delaware for spiritual guidance and sleep deprivation. On the last day, we had an activity where we had to make a gift for another person. Jim was a big hockey fan and player—his dad coached…
This kid had his shirt signed by Penguins captain Sidney Crosby, and he was absolutely overwhelmed by the moment while being interviewed by Pittsburgh’s WTAE.
Penguins fans celebrated last night’s Stanley Cup victory the way most fanbases do: by gathering in the streets and getting rowdy. Some fans were a little wilder than others, and by “wilder” I mean “more willing to consume mashed-up raw fish.”
Arguments against this pronouncement may be lodged but will be dismissed: What the Pittsburgh Penguins have done—win back-to-back Stanley Cups under the salary cap—is the single most impressive feat of the NHL’s modern era.
A Patric Hornqvist goal with 90 seconds left in the third period gave Pittsburgh the lead they needed as the Penguins claimed the Stanley Cup for the second straight year, winning by an eventual score of 2-0 after a late empty-net goal by Carl Hagelin.
The Predators’ Colton Sissons scored just a minute into the second period of a 0-0 Stanley Cup Final Game 6, only for it to be declared no goal due to an early whistle from an official. Maybe Ted Leonsis is onto something?