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Malkin and Crosby Steal the Show – Pens Win 3-2

Evgeni Malkin entered this game having a goal against every single team in the NHL except one, the Edmonton Oilers. His goal in the third period completed the list and put the Penguins ahead for good in a 3-2 win. Sidney Crosby scored three goals Saturday night against Tampa Bay. He followed that up with…

Drop Passes

Tons of good reads around the Penguins blogging community today. – Penguins, Marc-Andre Fleury Making the Changes to Succeed Of course I’d start with my own. – Jesse Marshall at Faceoff-Factor is overwhelmingly in love with Olli Maatta.  He broke down his usage and the third line. So, what did we learn today? The third line…

Jokinen Nets Hat Trick, Pens Beat Carolina 5-2

It’s always a good game when Carolina is in town and this one was no different. Jussi Jokinen notched a hat trick against his former team. Marc-Andre Fleury was solid once again in net. The defense was stellar, yet again. Steigy let us all know Jordan Staal used to play for the Penguins and grew…

Pens Win Season Opener in Convincing Fashion

For one night Marc-Andre Fleury can forget about the past. Counted on heavily in the third period, Fleury stood tall in net as the Penguins were able to top the Devils 3-0 in the season opener at Consol Energy Center. The 27 save shutout effort was Fleury’s 250th career win and is an encouraging sign…

Pens Make Opening Day Moves, Confuse Fans

Hockey fans don’t want to do math. This is probably why advanced stats are still called advanced stats. Nonetheless, the Penguins made some mathematical moves Monday, and nobody on this planet could possibly explain it all better than Mike Colligan. The short… The Pens needed to be cap compliant today by 5 pm. Tomas Vokoun and Kris Letang…

More Bad News Regarding Tomas Vokoun

The news surrounding Penguins backup goaltender Tomas Vokoun went from bad to worse today when it was reported that Vokoun nearly died due to the complications from a blood clot in his thigh last week, and now he is apparently considering retirement as a result. Vokoun tells Karel Knap of iDNES.cz (via Roman Jedlicka) his life was in serious danger…

Pens Route Wings 5-1 in Preseason Finale

Detroit did not have their full team to their disposal Wednesday night, and Pittsburgh took full advantage of the open session.  Missing were stars Pavel Datsyuk, Henrik Zetterberg, and Jimmy Howard among others, but this night was more about the Pens finally finding the cohesiveness they lacked throughout much of the preseason. Chris Kunitz had…

What Tomas Vokoun’s absence will mean | Pensblog

What Tomas Vokoun’s absence will mean | September | 2013 Archives. Great stuff here from the Pensblog. You wouldn’t think that losing your backup goalie would be so significant but… The Pens have won a total of 183 games over the last four seasons. That means roughly 25% of the Pens’ wins have come when the backup…