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NWHL announces 2017 All-Star Weekend to be at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex

The National Women’s Hockey League announced it’s 2017 All-Star Weekend will be held at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry Township, PA. on Feb. 11-12. The facility is twenty miles outside of Pittsburgh and is the practice facility of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Amanda Kessel of the New York Riveters and Kelley Steadman of the Buffalo Beauts will serve as the team captains...
Via Excelle Sports
21 hours ago

Wilson’s Reduced Ice Time is Fine

Last year, Scott Wilson was among a few younger players extended one-way contracts with the Pittsburgh Penguins. While his contributions have been solid, he’s now finding himself losing regular playing time and is even among the recent healthy scratches. What gives? By the Numbers The Penguins have played 26 games as of this writing. Wilson has played in 23 of those. In those...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Penguins Style Makes Fun Hockey

If you’re Mike Sullivan — or any member of the Penguins’ brass — you may be ready to pull your hair out right now. If you’re a spectator of this sport, though, this just might be the most entertaining hockey you’ve watched since the early-to-mid-90’s. That is if you’re old enough to remember that period, of course. The Penguins opened up the Sullivan era on December...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Sid's Surge: Crosby on a goal-scoring tear for Penguins

PITTSBURGH (AP) Sidney Crosby can't seem to find the right word for what's happening. If the Pittsburgh Penguins captain is being honest, he is not really interested in finding one. He would rather just enjoy a hot streak that is bordering on absurd even by his remarkably high standards. The two-time MVP's 17 goals lead the NHL just over a quarter of the way into the season, even...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ageless Jaromir Jagr skips Penguins 25th anniversary Stanley Cup celebration…to play in NHL

The Pittsburgh Penguins turn 50 years old this season, and that means celebrating the storied past of the franchise. One of the biggest moments in Penguins history was the 1991-92 Stanley Cup championship team. On Monday, the gang got back together to be officially recognized by the franchise. All of the players were there except arguably the biggest name on that team, forward Jaromir...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rust's hat trick rallies Penguins past Senators, 8-5

PITTSBURGH (AP) �� Bryan Rust had his first career hat trick, Sidney Crosby added his NHL-leading 17th goal and the Pittsburgh Penguins raced by the Ottawa Senators 8-5 on Monday night. Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel each had a goal and two assists for Pittsburgh, and Matt Cullen and Justin Schultz also scored. The Penguins poured in six goals over the final 32 minutes after...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kessel heating up as Pens host Sens

PITTSBURGH -- It's been about a month since Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan had a talk with winger Phil Kessel. Sullivan wanted to see Kessel's wicked shot more to, he hoped, increase his scoring. The Ottawa Senators, who visit PPG Paints Arena on Monday night, will have a chance to see the results, although they might not be thrilled about that. Over the past six games...
Via FOX Sports
3 days ago

Can Guentzel Avoid a Demotion?

Since he was summoned from the American Hockey League, Jake Guentzel has been a breath of fresh air for the Pittsburgh Penguins. At only 22 years of age, he’s put up some quality numbers during his brief stay. But is he destined to return to the minors when roster numbers get tight? Or will Guentzel force the Pens’ hand with his eyebrow-raising play? Opportunity Knocking ...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 days ago

Kessel helps Penguins rally past Red Wings 5-3

PITTSBURGH (AP) Phil Kessel scored twice, including one of Pittsburgh's four goals in the third, and the Penguins rallied to beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-3 on Saturday night. Nick Bonino, Justin Schultz and Matt Cullen also scored in the third, helping Pittsburgh win back-to-back games for the first time in a month. Marc-Andre Fleury had 28 saves in his second straight start. Detroit...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins GM rips morning skates, says fighting not needed

Jim Rutherford isn’t exactly hiding his feelings on subjects regarding today’s game. Speaking at a Penguins event, Rutherford admitted there’s no point to the morning skate. He said coach Mike Sullivan, owner Mario Lemieux and himself all aren’t fans of the tedious morning routine. GMJR on the point of morning skate: "There isn't one. MTL started morning skate in the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins: Jake Guentzel’s impressive start

Drafted 77th overall in the third round of the 2013 NHL draft, Jake Guentzel has made an impressive entrance into professional play, scoring four points in his first four games. Guentzel is also now the owner of being the fastest player in Penguins history to score his first career goal, 62 seconds into the first period of his first game. Guentzel played three years of college hockey...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jake Guentzel Joins Elite Company With First NHL Goal

There have been a number of players who have scored an NHL goal. Only a handful of those players have scored their first in their first NHL game. Even less have scored their first goal in their first game on their first shot. But only a select few have scored their first goal in their first game on their first shot in their first shift. Jake Guentzel can now be added to that select...
Via The Sports Post
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Twitter user calls Beau Bennett “injury prone”, Beau Bennett agrees

There’s a phrase that people use when you come up with a clever zinger or meme or Photoshop. When this happens people say “you win the internet”. Well one Twitter user won the internet on Friday. @mikeFAIL came up with a pretty clever Photoshop on Thursday night to poke a little fun at Devils winger Beau Bennett. Bennett has played in 15 games for the Devils this season, but...
Via Puck Drunk Love
18 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Evgeni Malkin hits own goalie in the face with his stick

Penguins goalie Matt Murray might want to bail a little quicker when his teammates are fighting past the whistle. Last night’s disastrous loss to the Capitals had its cherry on top of the awful sundae with 23 seconds left in the first period when Evgeni Malkin got into a post-whistle scrap with T.J. Oshie after Oshie gently crashed the net. After Murray’s helmet came off, Malkin...
Via Puck Drunk Love
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals tweet at least we’re “not Pittsburgh’ after Penguins Stanley Cup dig

The Washington Capitals fired back after a friendly nudge on Twitter by the rival Pittsburgh Penguins. The Penguins were feeling extra snarky ahead of their matchup against Washington on Wednesday, tweeting out a photo of their Stanley Cup banner next to the Capitals’ most recent Metro Division Champions banner. Pittsburgh was alluding to the Capitals dominating the regular season...
Via The Comeback
21 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Justin Williams obliterates Evgeni Malkin with dangerous hit

Justin Williams channeled his inner WWE wrestler during Thursday’s Capitals-Penguins tilt, grabbing Evgeni Malkin with a nasty horse collar and slamming the star hard towards the ice. Welcome back, gruesome, gruesome hockey pic.twitter.com/a2ffHKRfqv — Mike Tunison (@xmasape) October 14, 2016 Williams was given a two-minute roughing penalty for grappling Malkin to the...
Via The Comeback
October 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Justin Williams destroys Evgeni Malkin with vicious takedown

Justin Williams took out some anger on the Pittsburgh Penguins Thursday night, specifically against Evgeni Malkin. The Washington Capitals winger got a 2-minute penalty for roughing when he pulled off a wrestling takedown on Malkin late in the second period of the game between the teams: Welcome back, gruesome, gruesome hockey pic.twitter.com/a2ffHKRfqv — Mike Tunison (@xmasape...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 13, 2016  |  Discuss
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