Will to Win: Penguins On Verge of Repeat

When Evgeni Malkin’s hockey career ends, perhaps he will have a future as a prognosticator. “We’ll use our speed and win the game,” Malkin said prior to Game 5. “It’s a good time to show your best game, beca...

Stanley Cup Finals X-Factors

So here we are. And then there were two. The last lap of the season. It's you know, the end. Whichever you decide to choose it's the Stanley Cup Final. An all-yellow affair, if you will. This year's hopefuls...

Opportunistic Sens Grab 1-0 Series Lead

The Senators’ 1-3-1 system didn’t come as a surprise to the Penguins. And, while Ottawa executed it nearly to perfection in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference Final series, Pittsburgh still managed to get their...

Caps Suffocate Pens to Force Game 7

Late in the first period of a potential elimination game in which they had generated three shots – and none of them particularly threatening – the Penguins’ home-ice advantage had turned to boos. By a second...

Opportunistic Penguins Take 2-0 Series Lead

For the second straight game, the Penguins didn’t have the chances the Washington Capitals did. They were outshot, 36-24, including a 16-5 first period, and had to block 33 more on their way to the net. They di...