Pittsburgh Penguins

The 2018 NHL playoffs are upon us, and possible first-round matchups are starting to shape up in the Eastern Conference. As the season comes to a close, the Pittsburgh Penguins will likely see one of four teams in the opening round, according to Micah Blake McCurdy’s projections over at HockeyViz.com. Entering play on April 3, the Columbus
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The battle for the Stanley Cup kicks off in less than a month, on Wednesday, April 11. While there are still several teams battling to secure a playoff spot in the Western Conference, teams in the East are fairly well decided. Best Odds to Win the Stanley Cup This season, three of the four 2016-17
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The Pittsburgh Penguins — at least for the past few decades — have been a franchise known for their offense. When an organization is lucky enough to have multiple generational talents like Mario Lemieux, Jaromir Jagr, Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin it isn’t surprising to see that portion of the game demand the most attention. However, they’ve
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Matt Hunwick, upon signing with the Pittsburgh Penguins this past summer, seemingly fit the exact mold you’d expect from a depth defenseman under Mike Sullivan. He’s a solid skater, a good puck mover and responsible enough to flank a stay-at-home individual like his current partner Jamie Oleksiak. Unfortunately, there’s been more bad than good throughout his
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From before biblical, to the days of digital, mankind has fretted about the future. The seemingly simple, yet infinitely cryptic question of “What comes next?” perplexes prophets and economists alike. While the hockey world isn’t immune from wondering what’s to come, puck prophecies don’t usually run rampant until the NHL playoff picture begins to come
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As the calendar runs out on 2017, the Carolina Hurricanes season really got going in earnest Friday night as they began a deep dive into competition in the Metropolitan Division. The Pittsburgh Penguins came calling for the season’s first matchup with the Hurricanes. Raleigh’s Pittsburgh Penguins forward, Phil Kessel, leads his struggling team in points
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Few players in the NHL have dealt with a rollercoaster-like career quite like the one Phil Kessel has. From being drafted high in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft to his battle with cancer and subsequent trade to the Toronto Maple Leafs, Kessel’s career started off with as many peaks as it had valleys. After a
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Despite winning back-to-back Stanley Cup Championships, the Pittsburgh Penguins are being anything but complacent. Currently occupying the first wildcard spot in the Eastern Conference (and one game out of the third playoff spot in the Metropolitan Division), the Penguins know that they’ll need to play their best hockey all season if they plan on turning
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Six games into the 2017-18 regular season, the Penguins continue to struggle on the face-off dot. Although they average the fifth highest number of face-offs per game in the league, they rank just 24th in face-off wins. The Penguins are seeing just under 68 face-offs per game, and are losing well over half of them.
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Rumors of the Detroit Red Wings trading Riley Sheahan have heated up over the last week. The reigning back-to-back Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins, are the team most linked to Sheahan. Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette believes that a trade between Pittsburgh and Detroit for Sheahan would be mutually beneficial: Consider that Sheahan will make
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This article was originally written in December, 2012. In 1997 the National Hockey League lost one of the greatest players to ever play the game early.  Mario Lemieux didn’t pass away during his career, nor did he decide to go out on top.  No, the announcement Super Mario made was for different reasons and will
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