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Pension Plan Puppets May 25, 2017
FTB: Ottawa Senators and Pittsburgh Penguins ultimate hockey championship tonight

FTB: Ottawa Senators and Pittsburgh Penguins ultimate hockey championship tonight

Save us Phil Kessel! You’re our only hope. Welcome to our nu formak! You may have noticed things look a little different around here today (assuming it’s actually turned on yet). As with prior nu formaks, there will be tweaks in the coming days based on your feedback. If a particular design choice irks you, feel free to write an email to support@sbnation.com, and tell them exactly what you don’t like. They won’t know unless you tell them. Now, back to hockey! I won’t mince words. As an upstanding Canadian citizen, I want the Senators to lose tonight, and lose horribly. While the...
Oilers Nation May 22, 2017

The Nation Notebook: Playoff Injuries, McDavid Contract, and Sweden Wins

The Nation Network Notebook is a regular feature that rounds up interesting news, stories, and rumours from around the NHL that don’t quite deserve their own article. The playoffs are losing bodies left and right. Connor McDavid might opt for a five-year contract like other superstars have. Sweden wins the World Championships. Phil Kessel is...

Phil Kessel came to the rescue after Nick Bonino’s truck broke down

I owe a lot to Phil tonight for being here for Game 5, said Bonino.
Pension Plan Puppets May 19, 2017
PPP After Dark: Phil Kessel, please stop the Senators

PPP After Dark: Phil Kessel, please stop the Senators

If there was ever a time to summon the power of the hot-dog, it’s now. Tonight the Senators are going to lose horribly. I hope. Please, Phil Kessel, do the thing! All of Canada is behind you! Tonight’s Schedule: 7:00 PMAll Access: Quest for the Stanley Cup on Showtime(this may only be available in the US. I can’t really tell from the PR) 8:00 PMPenguins @ Senators on CBC ICYMI It was Marlies locker clean-out day and they had a lot to say about their season. Scott Wheeler was there an=d wrote all about it. Uncertainty looms over future of the Marlies’ core at season’s end -...
CSN New England May 18, 2017

Thursday, May 18: Penguins name baby after Phil Kessel

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what Im reading while hoping Gisele doesnt do any interviews for a while. *
FOX Sports May 17, 2017
Penguins fans name their newborn baby after Phil Kessel

Penguins fans name their newborn baby after Phil Kessel

It appears Pittsburgh is quite appreciative of the Phil Kessel these days.
Beaver County Times May 16, 2017
Chris Mueller: Amid criticism, Phil Kessel rescues Penguins from precarious position

Chris Mueller: Amid criticism, Phil Kessel rescues Penguins from precarious position

After having his effort questioned in certain corners of the media and fan base after a few periods of fruitless play preceding Game 2, Kessel let his stick do the talking, beating Ottawa’s Craig Anderson for the game’s only goal…
PensBurgh May 16, 2017
WATCH: Ryan Whitney speaks highly of Phil Kessel on NHL Network

WATCH: Ryan Whitney speaks highly of Phil Kessel on NHL Network

The former Penguins defenseman, now doing work for the NHL Network, had high praise for Phil Kessel Last night, following the Pittsburgh’s big win in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final, the NHL Network crew was breaking down the game, and former Penguins player-turned-analyst Ryan Whitney had some kind words for Phil Kessel, including praise for how he is thriving in his third-line role. .@PKessel81 pushed the @Penguins to victory in Game 2. Who will take Game 3? #NHLTonight #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/iKdAsUb3zD— NHL Network (@NHLNetwork) May 16, 2017 “He just kind of took...
PensBurgh May 16, 2017
Pens Points: Even Steven

Pens Points: Even Steven

There's a recap of last night's game, Mike Lange is highlighted, and Ben Roethlisberger was a social media magnet last night. More on these topics, as well as more stories in today's Pens Points. Here are your Pens Points for this Tuesday morning... The Pens got back to their winning ways last night and only needed one goal to do so. Phantastic Phil Kessel notched the only goal for a 1-0 win as the Pens now head to Ottawa for Game 3. [Recap] Mike Lange is a Pittsburgh as well as a hockey legend. Part of his charm comes from his many memorable catchphrases. But where exactly do these...
Pension Plan Puppets May 16, 2017
From the Branches: Phil Kessel is angry and it makes Chris Kunitz laugh

From the Branches: Phil Kessel is angry and it makes Chris Kunitz laugh

Penguins tie the ECF at one game a piece. Last night during game two of the Eastern Conference Final, Phil Kessel sat at one end of the Penguins bench and Evgeni Malkin sat at the other. They yelled at each other from across the bench and poor Chris Kunitz was caught in the middle. Wait, did I say poor Kunitz? I meant amused, he was amused: Anyway, Phil was barking. Was it, “We’ve got to move the effing puck?” It looked like it might have been that. “It could be,” said Kunitz, grinning. That might make sense, right? The Penguins dominated all night. They erased Ottawa’s 1-3-1...
PensBurgh May 16, 2017
Phil Kessel and Evgeni Malkin care not for Guy Boucher or his stupid 1-3-1 trap

Phil Kessel and Evgeni Malkin care not for Guy Boucher or his stupid 1-3-1 trap

The Senators excruciatingly boring system was sucking the life out of the game and our lives until late in the third period when Phil Kessel had other plans. Early into Halfway into Nearly the entire the way through Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final last night, Guy Boucher and the Ottawa Senators were absolutely sucking all of the fun out of the game and out of our collective lives. The Senators were stacking 4 players on their own blue line and daring the Penguins to try and wear themselves out and frustrate themselves into oblivion. It’s only been a few days (this can be said at...
PensBurgh May 15, 2017
Game 2 Recap: Phil Kessel's goal pushes Pens past Sens

Game 2 Recap: Phil Kessel's goal pushes Pens past Sens

The Penguins win 1-0 on the strength of a 3rd period goal from Phil Kessel. Series is now tied at 1 game a piece. Pregame Patric Hornqvist doesn't practice yesterday but he takes warmup tonight at least to test things out. Must not have been ideal, as he takes a seat and Carl Hagelin returns to get back in the lineup. We're swapping Swedes.Hornqvist out. Hagelin in. pic.twitter.com/ULlVCZz46z — Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) May 15, 2017 1st period Bryan Rust keeps his head down cutting through the middle, and though hockey is a safer space nowadays, you just can't do that. Dion...
The Globe and Mail May 15, 2017

Kessel scores winner as Penguins beat Senators to even series

The series now moves to Ottawa for Game 3 on Wednesday

Video: Phil Kessel channels anger into 1-0 goal for Penguins

Plus: photographic evidence that hes on good terms with Evgeni Malkin.
Beaver County Times May 15, 2017
Phil Kessel scores game-winning goal, Penguins defeat Senators 1-0 in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals

Phil Kessel scores game-winning goal, Penguins defeat Senators 1-0 in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals

Phil Kessel scored the game-winning goal with 7:55 left in the third period, as the Penguins defeated the Senators 1-0 Monday in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

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