7:52 AM EST, Sun November 18, 2018
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RECAP Penguins vs Senators: Quit digging when you hit rock bottom

RECAP Penguins vs Senators: Quit digging when you hit rock bottom

It’s not a pretty sight folks “We have a good team, we have a good group. We believe in ourselves, that’s the key. One shift is going to turn the season around for us. And that’s going to happen here in Ottawa”. — Patric Hornqvist, pre-game. Warmups showed that probably wasn’t going to be the case. Patric Hornqvist rings a shot off the crossbar in warmups and it hits him in the head pic.twitter.com/FcHLI0DHQy— Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) November 18, 2018 “Not so fast my friend!” - Lee Corso - Hockey Gods From there, it was somehow only downhill once Kris Letang...
18 hours ago
Pittsburgh Penguins @ Ottawa Senators 11/17/2018 - lines, preview, gamethread

Pittsburgh Penguins @ Ottawa Senators 11/17/2018 - lines, preview, gamethread

The Pens hit the road to Canada’s capital city searching for a win Who: Pittsburgh Penguins (7-7-3) @ Ottawa Senators (8-8-3) When: 7:00pm How to watch: AT&T Sportsnet locally in Pittsburgh, on Sportsnet in Canada Pittsburgh’s precarious situation As you may have seen or heard, the Penguins are in dead last at the moment in the Eastern Conference. 16 just 17 points in the standings. Losers of seven of their last eight games. Without the injured Sidney Crosby. In one very real sense, this is a fragile Pittsburgh team that’s teetering on the edge of a disastrous season. However,...
Nov 17, 2018
The Penguins will need a better output from supporting players to right the ship

The Penguins will need a better output from supporting players to right the ship

It hasn’t been pretty for the non-star players on the Pittsburgh Penguins so far in 2018-19 The Penguins bottom six has been a real issue. They haven’t scored in forever, seemingly. Just look at these indefensibly bad numbers, which no one is immune from: Bryan Rust has just one goal (and three assists) in 17 games. Not what you want to pay $3.5 million for, which was what he got extended at over the summer. Riley Sheahan has one goal (and one assist) and nothing in 15 games. The Pens paid a $2.1 million premium hoping he could get back to his 11g+21a from last year (in just 71 games...
Nov 16, 2018
Trending Penguins Players: Knowing when it’s time to move on

Trending Penguins Players: Knowing when it’s time to move on

Trading Carl Hagelin was a start. they should not stop there. This week the Pittsburgh Penguins, obviously in need of some kind of a shake up, parted ways with Carl Hagelin in a trade with the Los Angeles Kings. When it comes to what you see in the box score it is far from an earth-shattering trade. He had three points even though he spent most of the year in a top-six role skating next to a top-10 player in the league. Not great! But it was still a bit of a shock given what Hagelin had meant to the Penguins over the past three years and how much success he had here. He was a key...
Nov 16, 2018
It doesn’t make sense to trade Daniel Sprong within the division

It doesn’t make sense to trade Daniel Sprong within the division

More trade talk! With more changes expected for the Pittsburgh Penguins, the natural name to get moved next is forward Daniel Sprong. The 21-year old has ability but has been unable to establish himself in a role on the Pittsburgh right wing, getting relegated to healthy scratch status. For better or worse, Sprong is basically an after-thought to coach Mike Sullivan. One natural fit, on paper and in theory, would seem to be a rebuilding team that could be interested in giving a talented young player a real audition at the NHL level in a role fitting of his talent. And they even have a bunch...
Nov 16, 2018
PensBurgh Podcast, Ep. 7: Nick Maraldo

PensBurgh Podcast, Ep. 7: Nick Maraldo

Nick Maraldo of the Heartland 2.0 podcast and the Pat McAfee Show joins us to discuss all sorts of pipin’ hot Penguins news. Episode 7 of the PensBurgh Podcast is here, and this week’s show features a few fun changes in format. We’re joined by Nick Maraldo of the Heartland 2.0 podcast and the Pat McAfee Show for the duration of the podcast, as we delve into the Tanner Pearson trade, Carl Hagelin leaving the Penguins, GMJR’s extension, and the causes of pink eye! We even introduced a fun listener question segment at the end of the podcast to get some of your input into the show! Join...
Nov 16, 2018
Pens Points: Penguins Get Thunderstruck

Pens Points: Penguins Get Thunderstruck

There’s a recap of last night’s game, Sidney Crosby’s injury has been clarified, and could Olli Maatta be the next Penguin to leave town? All that and more in today’s Pens Points! Here are your Pens Points for this Friday morning... The Penguins met the Tampa Bay Lightning last night, decked out in their fancy, new alternate jerseys. The new digs could not stop the Penguins from full-on collapsing against Tampa Bay, however, losing the game 4-3. [Recap] Earlier in the day, it was announced that Penguins captain Sidney Crosby would likely miss about a week’s worth of action due to...
Nov 15, 2018
RECAP: Penalties cost Penguins big time in 4-3 loss to Lightning.

RECAP: Penalties cost Penguins big time in 4-3 loss to Lightning.

A quick start put the Penguins in front 2-0 early, but the Lightning score four power play goal to comeback and win 4-3 on Thursday night. Pregame Welcome to the lineup, @tannerjpearson! pic.twitter.com/xIPlSrG299— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) November 15, 2018 No Sidney Crosby for tonight’s game but Tanner Pearson does make his Penguins debut after being acquired from the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday. Matt Murray returns to the crease after Casey DeSmith started the last three contests. Tonight also marks the debut for the Penguins new third jerseys, an ode back to the...
Nov 15, 2018
Gamethread: Tampa Bay Lightning @ Pittsburgh Penguins

Gamethread: Tampa Bay Lightning @ Pittsburgh Penguins

It’s a hockey night in Pittsburgh! Talk about the Pens and Lightning game with Pens fans here!
Nov 15, 2018
Sidney Crosby projected to be out for a week with upper-body injury

Sidney Crosby projected to be out for a week with upper-body injury

Mike Sullivan confirmed today that Crosby is sidelined for at least a week. Mike Sullivan effectively put rumors surrounding Sidney Crosby’s status to bed this morning, confirming that the Captain will sit out for at least a week to nurse an upper-body injury. As we alluded to on the site yesterday, it was likely suffered during the Penguins’ loss against the New Jersey Devils Tuesday night. Sullivan eliminated the possibility of a concussion, so it could be a minor shoulder tweak or something similar. Assistant coach Mark Recchi slotted in for Crosby during Wednesday’s practice, but...
Nov 15, 2018
Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Tampa Bay Lightning 11/15/2018; lines, preview, how to watch

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Tampa Bay Lightning 11/15/2018; lines, preview, how to watch

Hockey! Hockey!! Who: Tampa Bay Lightning (12-5-1; 25 points, 1st in Atlantic Division) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (7-6-3; 17 points, 7th in Metropolitan Division) When: 7:00 p.m. ET How to Watch: On TV locally in Pittsburgh (AT&T Sportsnet), Tampa (SUN), Opponent Track: Despite having a great record, the Lightning are entering tonight’s game on a modest two game losing streak. It is the first time all season they have lost two games in a row. Pens Refresh: Dropped a 4-2 game to New Jersey on Tuesday night and made a big trade on Wednesday SBN Team Counterpart: Raw Charge Broken foot for...
Nov 15, 2018
Penguins trade speculation: Could Olli Maatta be the next to go?

Penguins trade speculation: Could Olli Maatta be the next to go?

Reading between the lines, the Finnish defenseman could be the next out of Pittsburgh The Pittsburgh Penguins made a splash on Wednesday, trading two-time Stanley Cup champion Carl Hagelin to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for left winger Tanner Pearson. But general manager Jim Rutherford’s job in switching things might not be done just yet. “We felt that we needed to make some changes,” Rutherford said in the presser announcing the Hagelin trade on Wednesday. “This could be the start of more changes or we’ll see how this goes here for a little bit. But the way things have gone...
Nov 15, 2018
Pens Points: A Lot Happened Yesterday

Pens Points: A Lot Happened Yesterday

Tanner Pearson is in. Carl Hagelin is out. Just one of the many happenings surrounding the Penguins on Wednesday. Catch up on everything in today’s Pens Points. It hasn’t even been 48 hours since the last time the Penguins played a game and it feels like the whole thing has been flipped on its head. Between the Penguins extending Jim Rutherford’s contract then him celebrating by flipping Carl Hagelin to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for Tanner Pearson, Wednesday was quite the day for the hometown team. Tonight, the Pens get back to actual business on the ice for their first game...
Nov 14, 2018
Sidney Crosby being “evaluated” for an upper body injury

Sidney Crosby being “evaluated” for an upper body injury

Oh noo Nine of the worst words assembled in the English language today were uttered by coach Mike Sullivan. Coach Sullivan: “Sid is being evaluated for an upper-body injury.”— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) November 14, 2018 Obviously an “upper body injury” could mean just about anything, but when it’s Sidney Crosby is only really means is it a concussion or not? And as of yet, we wait and see. I did recall at one point of the game last night (forget when of course) it looked liked Crosby got hit and his head/neck kinda whipped around a bit. But he showed no sign of...
Nov 14, 2018
Tristan Jarry scored a goal!

Tristan Jarry scored a goal!

Just 14 seconds after having his shutout broken, Tristan Jarry scores the 14th goalie goal in AHL history, as WBS defeats Springfield 5-1 to close out their New England trip. Normally, I’d save a recap like this for the end of the week, but it’s not every day you see a goaltender score a goal. In fact, before today’s school day game between the WBS Penguins and the Springfield Thunderbirds, it had only happened 13 times before in the history of the American Hockey League. Then this happened. GOALIE GOAL ALERT Tristan Jarry gets a goal for the @WBSPenguins, the first goalie goal in...