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The Week Ahead: Penguins have great chance to keep building momentum

The Week Ahead: Penguins have great chance to keep building momentum

Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via They have three games this week against the Columbus Blue Jackets and Buffalo Sabres. The Pittsburgh Penguins are now on a 9-2-2 run thanks to a really solid week that saw them collect five out of a possible six points against the Carolina Hurricanes, Vegas Golden Knights, and St. Louis Blues. They have climbed back into a playoff position in the Eastern Conference, are climbing the standings, and starting to look like a really, really good hockey team. They have built some nice momentum here. They have a chance to continue building on...
8 hours ago
WBS Weekly: Penguins induct three into its Hall of Fame

WBS Weekly: Penguins induct three into its Hall of Fame

The WBS Penguins Hall of Fame Class of 2022 (in jerseys, from left): Steve Barrouk, Tom Kostopoulos, Tom Grace. | @WBSPenguins The WBS Penguins experienced every extreme imaginable in three games this week…a blowout win, a blowout loss, and a shootout. Tuesday, November 29: WBS 3 @ Hershey 4 (SO) Hitting the ice tonight for your #WBSPens@MotorWorldLexus pic.twitter.com/8YHVznsXQV— WBS Penguins (@WBSPenguins) November 29, 2022 The two starting goaltenders for WBS’s first game of the week, at Hershey, finished last week 1-2 in goals against average across the...
11 hours ago
Pens Points: A Hot Streak

Pens Points: A Hot Streak

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Kasperi Kapanen looks like the player the Penguins have been yearning for. Here are your Pens Points for this Monday morning... Here is some of the best stuff found in some of the Penguins’ Christmas baskets. [PensBurgh] While some controversy came when the Pittsburgh Penguins signed forward Josh Archibald over the summer, he has proven to be a decent fourth-liner who offers value in drawing penalties. [Trib Live] Defenseman Kris Letang continues to skate and work out while recovering from his most recent stroke. [Trib Live] After a...
Dec 4, 2022
Kasperi Kapanen, Bryan Rust highlight big week for the Penguins

Kasperi Kapanen, Bryan Rust highlight big week for the Penguins

Photo by Justin K. Aller/NHLI via They needed big performances from some secondary players and they got them. When the week began I looked at the current home stand as a bit of a challenge because they were going to be tested against — theoretically — some upper level NHL teams. Carolina and Vegas? Legitimate contenders. St. Louis? Should be at least a playoff team, even if they are wildly inconsistent and flawed. Given the Penguins’ recent turnaround I looked at three out of a possible six points as a bare minimum requirement with the hope that they could...
Dec 4, 2022
Listing the best stuff in the Pens’ Christmas baskets

Listing the best stuff in the Pens’ Christmas baskets

Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire via Tis the season to give, and the Penguins have offered some really cool stuff this year Sidney Crosby has jumped on Jason Zucker’s fundraising platform in support of the Sidney Crosby Foundation, and we’re always down to help spread the good word and help support them. Ever committed to providing opportunities for his teammates to promote causes they believe in, Jason Zucker is helping Sidney Crosby promote his foundation with an opportunity for a lucky fan to fly to Boston for the Winter Classic. The Sidney Crosby...
Dec 4, 2022
Sunday Standings: Why the two NY teams are the ones to watch for the Penguins

Sunday Standings: Why the two NY teams are the ones to watch for the Penguins

Photo by Bruce Bennett/ Staying in front of both NY teams in the Metropolitan will be crucial for the Penguins Welcome back to Sunday standings, our nice cool down to a week of action. Here’s how the Metropolitan Division is looking this morning, as well as the week that was for all of the teams: New Jersey (2-0-1): A big 5-3 win on Monday over the rival Rangers gives more evidence that the Devils are for real this year. Almost everything is going right for them, starting with the NHL’s second star of the November, Vitek Vanecek. After being picture...
Dec 3, 2022
Penguins/Blues Recap: Kap trick! Kapanen’s big night helps Pens win

Penguins/Blues Recap: Kap trick! Kapanen’s big night helps Pens win

Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via A couple of aspects that have been cold for Pittsburgh (Kapanen, Rust, power play) heat up to easily blow by the Blues. Pregame The Penguins are going with the lines that has brought them some success lately. #LetsGoPens pic.twitter.com/MsQGk0SpZ5— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) December 3, 2022 Here are how the visiting Blues look, with some late-breaking news that Jordan Kyrou is out tonight with an illness. Blues' lines and D-pairings tonight:Buchnevich - Thomas - TarasenkoSaad - O'Reilly - LeivoBarbashev - Schenn -...
Dec 3, 2022
Gamethread: Blues @ Penguins

Gamethread: Blues @ Penguins

Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire via Saturday night’s alright for hockey Talk about the game with Pens fans here!
Dec 3, 2022
Game Preview: St. Louis Blues @ Pittsburgh Penguins 12/3/2022 - Lines, how to watch

Game Preview: St. Louis Blues @ Pittsburgh Penguins 12/3/2022 - Lines, how to watch

Sidney Crosby grapples with the Blues’ Niko Mikkola at PPG Paints Arena on January 5. | Photo by Emilee Chinn/ The Penguins are 1-1-1 through the home swing so far. Can they tip that line in favor of the win column? Who: St. Louis Blues (11-12-0, 22 points, 6th place Pacific Division) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (12-8-4, 28 points, 4th place Metropolitan Division) When: 7:00 p.m. Eastern How to Watch: AT&T Sports Network Pittsburgh (ATTSN-PT) for the home team, Bally Sports Midwest (BSMW) for the visitors, Sling TV, ESPN+ Opponent Track: The Blues recently followed up an...
Dec 2, 2022
The power play is the Penguins’ biggest problem

The power play is the Penguins’ biggest problem

Photo by Justin Berl/ It is time to give Rickard Rakell his chance to shine on the top power play unit. The Pittsburgh Penguins finally snapped their lengthy power play drought on Thursday night when Jake Guentzel buried a one-timer on a 4-on-3 advantage to tie the game against the Vegas Golden Knights. It was a huge goal for two reasons. The main reason being that it brought the Penguins back to even on the scoreboard and set the stage for Kasperi Kapanen’s game-winning goal just a few minutes later, completing an impressive come-from-behind win and getting them two...
Dec 2, 2022
Report: Letang’s test results encouraging, Penguins believe he’ll be back this season

Report: Letang’s test results encouraging, Penguins believe he’ll be back this season

Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire via A little more on Kris Letang Last night on TSN, Pierre Lebrun had a little more information and nice synopsis of how the Penguins are handling the Kris Letang stroke situation and where the mindset is right now. INSIDER TRADING: #TSNHockey Insiders discuss…- Formenton’s playing options- Pens plan on Letang’s return- Cal Petersen- Habs could opt to keep Monahan; his trade to MTL byproduct of deal that didn’t happen- Kuzmenko eligible for FA againWATCH : https://t.co/yYlfOqdmKF pic.twitter.com/EWXMoFQi7G— TSN...
Dec 2, 2022
PensBurgh Podcast: Kris Letang out indefinitely after suffering stroke

PensBurgh Podcast: Kris Letang out indefinitely after suffering stroke

Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports With the Penguins’ top defender out, what will happen to the team? We were going to spend the bulk of the first segment talking about what the Pittsburgh Penguins have looked like since our last episode, but now we’ll shift focus to a much more serious topic—Kris Letang’s second stroke since 2014. Props to Letang for reporting his symptoms and knowing his body well enough to not push it past its limit. With Letang out indefinitely, how does that change the defense? Does Brian Dumoulin go back on the top pair? Will P.O Joseph get...
Dec 2, 2022
Pens Points: Replacing Letang

Pens Points: Replacing Letang

Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports What will the Penguins do to the defense in Kris Letang’s absence? Here are your Pens Points for this Friday morning... The Pittsburgh Penguins clashed with the glitz and glamor of the Vegas Golden Knights last night, continuing their recent home stretch against top teams. Down early in a 2-0 hole, the Penguins responded with two goals of their own. Vegas takes a 3-2 lead, then Pittsburgh would respond with two more twine-ticklers to earn a 4-3 win. [Recap] Which NHL Penguins and AHL Penguins shined during November? Take a look here....
Dec 1, 2022
Penguins/Vegas Recap: Pens grind and will a comeback against Golden Knights

Penguins/Vegas Recap: Pens grind and will a comeback against Golden Knights

Photo by Justin Berl/ After falling behind 2-0, the Pens get to work and pull out a 4-3 regulation win over the visiting Vegas Golden Knights Pregame The Penguins roll out the same lines and lineup as the loss on Tuesday night, with Tristan Jarry back in the net. Boom boom pow! Here’s our lineup. pic.twitter.com/kfVN7UVklp— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) December 1, 2022 First period Vegas enters the game as the league’s least penalized team this season, so naturally William Carrier gets a penalty on the very first shift for pulling down Jake Guentzel. As is...
Dec 1, 2022
Gamethread: Golden Knights @ Penguins

Gamethread: Golden Knights @ Penguins

Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire via Vegas, baby, Vegas! Talk about the game with Pens fans here!