Pittsburgh Penguins

When the 2018 NHL Playoffs began in mid-April the Pittsburgh Penguins put themselves in a prime position to hoist Lord Stanley’s Cup for the third consecutive season. A feat that has not been accomplished since the New York Islanders etched their name into the Cup an astonishing four seasons in a row from 1980-1983. The
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The NHL’s Department of Player Safety has suspended Washington Capitals’ forward Tom Wilson for three games as a result of his high-hit on Pittsburgh Penguins’ forward Zach Aton-Reese’s head Tuesday night. The play created a lot of controversy as Aston-Reese suffered a concussion and a broken jaw from the play. While some angles may have
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If Game 2 of the Washington Capitals versus Pittsburgh Penguins series taught us anything, it was that there is still no conclusive ruling on what a controversial goal is or is not. Penguins’ Controversial No-Call In a game where the Capitals took a quick three-goal lead just minutes into the second period, Pittsburgh’s comeback bid
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This was a notable season health-wise for several Pittsburgh Penguins, including Sidney Crosby, who played the first 82-game season of his career. But the biggest accomplishment might belong to defenseman Olli Maatta, for whom this year’s 82-game effort was not only the first of his five-year career— it was also the first time since his
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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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The Ottawa Senators have traded forward Derick Brassard to the Pittsburgh Penguins for defenceman Ian Cole, a 2018 first-round pick and goaltending prospect Filip Gustavsson. According to CapFriendly, Cole – a pending unrestricted free agent on Jul. 1 – was included in the trade so the Penguins could fit Brassard under the cap as his
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They’ve been called the “Three-Headed Monster“. They are the Penguins’ most recognizable, expensive and skilled players. They are also reason that going into the All-Star Break, the Penguins sit in the third playoff spot in the Metropolitan Division. Yes, all of the teams below the Penguins have games in hand. In fact, the four teams
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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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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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A couple of years ago, Sergei Plotnikov was a hot name in NHL free agency as half the league was chasing him. In the end, he signed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, but things didn’t go the way he was expecting them to. In this translated interview, originally appearing on the popular Russian website Sport-Express, the
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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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