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E.J. Hradek: Jean-Gabriel Pageau could be a key addition to the Penguins at the trade deadline

E.J. Hradek: Jean-Gabriel Pageau could be a key addition to the Penguins at the trade deadline

Photo by Andre Ringuette/NHLI via NHL Network’s E.J. Hradek joins the Pensburgh Podcast once again to discuss the Penguins and the rest of the NHL heading into the 2020 All-Star Break! Topics on this episode of the podcast include... We recap the previous games against the Bruins, Red Wings, and Flyers We also have a special interview with NHL Network’s E.J. Hradek, who goes on to talk about some of the surprises in the Metropolitan Division, the All-Star Game, and even some potential trade targets for the Penguins heading into the trading deadline The show ends with another...
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Grading each Pittsburgh Penguin player through the half-way point

Grading each Pittsburgh Penguin player through the half-way point

Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via The all-star break marks the unofficial first half of the season. We break down each player’s individual contributions The Penguins have now played 50 out of the 82 games in the 2019-20 season, but the all-star break is traditionally considered the unofficial “first half” of the NHL season. With that natural point that breaks makes for an easy chance to reflect on what has gone done. Today, let’s take a chance to look at each individual’s contributions. Clearly the major and unavoidable storyline is the massive injuries that the players on the...
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Pens Points: Long Layoff

Pens Points: Long Layoff

Photo by Gregory Shamus/ It’s going to be a while before the Penguins are back on the ice, but there is still some news floating around. Catch up on everything right here in Pens Points. With Tuesday’s game now in the rearview mirror, the Penguins have all bolted off to various destinations for the All-Star break/CBA mandated bye week. During this time, there can no official team activities so any news will be scarce until the team returns to action late next week. Begin your Thursday with the latest in Pens Points... It seems like the Penguins have been tied to Jason Zucker since...
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Penguins trade rumors: Reports again tie Pittsburgh to Jason Zucker, but will Guerin sell?

Penguins trade rumors: Reports again tie Pittsburgh to Jason Zucker, but will Guerin sell?

Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire via Can the Pens land what’s seeming to become their white whale? If you had a dollar every time there was a credible mention of Jason Zucker and the Pittsburgh Penguins, you could be sitting on a nice little nest egg. There was another one today in today’s 31 Thoughts by Elliotte Friedman: ...
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Looking at the Teddy Blueger impact

Looking at the Teddy Blueger impact

Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via He should be starting to get some Selke Trophy consideration. It took Teddy Blueger a few years to become a regular NHL forward, and now that he has arrived he has quickly become the ideal depth forward for the Pittsburgh Penguins. He scored a huge goal on Sunday afternoon as part of that big come-from-behind win against the Boston Bruins, taking an incredible pass from Sidney Crosby and beating Jaroslav Halak just after he came out of the penalty box. It is his seventh goal of the season and puts him on a pace for a very respectable 10-goal, 30-point...
Jan 22, 2020
How patient can an impatient general manager really be?

How patient can an impatient general manager really be?

Photo by Julian Avram/Icon Sportswire via The Pens’ supporting players are making a case that Pittsburgh should make a trade One of the best things about Jim Rutherford as a fan or follower of the Penguins is that he typically says what he means and he means what he says. We could all see it last year when Rutherford was openly pretty disgusted about how his team was playing. He thought they were uninspired, too comfortable after winning a few Stanley Cups. He didn’t like the mix in the room or the performance on the ice. So he went about changing it in a big way. Whether it was...
Jan 22, 2020
Pens Points: Time For A Break

Pens Points: Time For A Break

Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via There’s a recap of last night’s game, we explore the Penguins’ options at LW, and Justin Schultz is still sidelined. All that and more in today’s Pens Points! Here are your Pens Points for this Wednesday morning... The Penguins met their bitter rivals, the Philadelphia Flyers, for one last game before going on an eight-day break thanks to the NHL All-Star Game and their league-mandated bye week. And well, the Penguins will surely take that break after last night’s performance. [Recap] Without a trade, what are the Penguins’ options at left wing...
Jan 21, 2020
Penguins/Flyers Recap: Pens out of gas, fall 3-0 in Philly

Penguins/Flyers Recap: Pens out of gas, fall 3-0 in Philly

Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via The Penguins look like a team out of gas before a break and don’t do a lot in Philadelphia Lineups Sam Lafferty gets back in the lineup for the first time in a while, replacing the injured Dominik Kahun and it’s Tristan Jarry back in the net on the road in Philly Let’s do this. pic.twitter.com/1Vvlu8qoyp— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) January 22, 2020 First period Not all that much happening early, the two teams trade a few shots here and there but neither come particularly close to scoring. It’s actually Andrew Agozzino of all players who...
Jan 21, 2020
Gamethread: Pittsburgh Penguins @ Philadelphia Flyers

Gamethread: Pittsburgh Penguins @ Philadelphia Flyers

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports One more game this week, and the Penguins are looking to end it with a bang
Jan 21, 2020
Game 50 Preview: Pittsburgh Penguins @ Philadelphia Flyers 1/21/2020: lines, how to watch

Game 50 Preview: Pittsburgh Penguins @ Philadelphia Flyers 1/21/2020: lines, how to watch

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports These guys again Who: Pittsburgh Penguins (31-13-5, 67 points, 2nd place in the Metropolitan Division) @ Philadelphia Flyers (26-17-6, 58 points, 6th place Metropolitan Division) When: 7:30 p.m. eastern How to Watch: AT&T Sportsnet in Pittsburgh viewing area, NBC Sportsnet everywhere else Opponent Track: Today concludes a hectic stretch of eight games in 15 days for the Flyers, who like the Pens go on their bye week/all star break until next Friday for the next PIT/PHI game. Philly is 4-2-1 in this stretch after a 3-1-0 week last week. The Flyers defeated...
Jan 21, 2020
Pens Points: Turnpike Tussle

Pens Points: Turnpike Tussle

Photo by Justin Berl/Icon Sportswire via Penguins head to Philadelphia for showdown with Flyers before the extended break. Get your rivalry game day started with a fresh dose of Pens Points. Before the Penguins can enjoy their upcoming break, there is a matter that they must attend to across the state in Philadelphia. For the first time this season, the Penguins head to the City of Brotherly Love for a showdown with the rival Flyers. Back in October, the Penguins defeated the Flyers 7-1 at PPG Paints Arena. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:30 PM and will be broadcast locally on AT&T Sports...
Jan 20, 2020
Underrated star of Penguins win vs. Bruins: The penalty killing unit

Underrated star of Penguins win vs. Bruins: The penalty killing unit

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports They made huge plays at two huge moments. It was embarrassing. It was a joke. It was insulting. Everyone involved should be completely embarrassed with themselves. No, that is not directed at the fans for giving Matt Murray the ol’ Bronx Cheer on Sunday, but the officiating tandem of Kelly Sutherland and Francois St. Laurent for having what seemed to be zero interest in doing their jobs in officiating a hockey game. Yes, it is low-hanging fruit to go at on-ice officials (low-hanging fruit still tastes sweet, though!), and I understand that is a hard...
Jan 20, 2020
WBS Weekly: Bellerive shines as AHL heads to All-Star break

WBS Weekly: Bellerive shines as AHL heads to All-Star break

@wbspenguins Jordy Bellerive scored two goals, plus the shootout winner, to end the week with a shootout victory in San Antonio to end the first half of WBS’s two-week road trip with half the possible points. Wednesday, January 15: WBS 2 @ Texas 5 Here's a look at the #WBSPens line combos, defensive pairings and goaltenders tonight against the @TexasStars pic.twitter.com/5UCKSmGVqQ— WBS Penguins (@WBSPenguins) January 16, 2020 After picking up Joseph Blandisi who was assigned to WBS from Pittsburgh, the AHL Penguins embarked on their first road trip to the state of Texas in just...
Jan 20, 2020
An unemotional look at the emotional Pens’ fans jeering of Matt Murray

An unemotional look at the emotional Pens’ fans jeering of Matt Murray

Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via As part of the Penguins’ pre-game media material, the team bragged a little about an impressive achievement given to them by their fans in the form an almost 13-year straight sellout streak turning over another milestone. When the puck drops [Sunday] afternoon, it will officially be Pittsburgh’s 600th-consecutive sellout at home. The sellout streak, which includes regular season and playoff games, dates all the way back to Feb. 14, 2007 – a 5-4 shootout win against the Chicago Blackhawks. Through the first 599 games, a total of 10,870,298 fans have...
Jan 20, 2020
Pens Points: Redemption

Pens Points: Redemption

Photo by Justin Berl/Icon Sportswire via There’s a recap of yesterday’s game, Dumoulin is progressing, and the franchise has hit another milestone. All that and more in today’s Pens Points! Here are your Pens Points for this Monday morning... The Penguins and Bruins met for a rematch following last Thursday’s 4-1 beatdown in Boston. Early on, things didn’t look promising for Pittsburgh, going down 3-0 in the first period. But the team rallied back, scoring four unanswered goals to get the comeback win, 4-3. [Recap] How long can Evgeni Malkin continue to keep his ‘fire’...