9:22 AM EST, Wed February 20, 2019
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Pens Points: Down Go The Devils

Pens Points: Down Go The Devils

There’s a recap of last night’s game, the Pens may have interest in a few more players, and Marcus Pettersson is surprisingly scoring goals. All that and more in today’s Pens Points! Here are your Pens Points for this Wednesday morning... The Penguins and New Jersey Devils met last night, much to the probable chagrin of fans after watching Pittsburgh struggle to beat this divisional foe all season long. After a first period that saw a combined four goals scored, the Pens settled it and were able to stave off the Devils for a much-needed 4-3 win. [Recap] Are the Penguins still in the...
11 hours ago
Penguins vs. Devils Recap: Pittsburgh finally beats New Jersey this season!

Penguins vs. Devils Recap: Pittsburgh finally beats New Jersey this season!

Took four tries, but the Pens finally best the New Jersey Devils Lineups Tanner Pearson is back in the lineup at the expense of Teddy Blueger who is made a healthy scratch. Here's a look at the forward lines and defense pairs that the Penguins will be using tonight against the Devils. pic.twitter.com/Iv9xtA2bok— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) February 19, 2019 First period Well because it’s the Devils, they just have to be difficult against the Penguins. And they strike just 2:15 in when Matt Cullen gets kicked out of the faceoff circle and New Jersey wins it clean, they pass the...
14 hours ago
Gamethread: Penguins @ Devils

Gamethread: Penguins @ Devils

Can the Pens finally beat the Devils? Last game of the season against the Devils.
22 hours ago
Penguins interested in Wayne Simmonds?

Penguins interested in Wayne Simmonds?

Now here’s a fun trade deadlne whisper It’s the week before the NHL trade deadline and rumors are of course flying around fast and furious. Elliote Friedman’s latest 31 Thoughts only has a few mentioned of the Pittsburgh Penguins as the deadline approach, but they are juicy! Zuccarello and Wayne Simmonds may have to wait until the Duchene/Stone/Panarin situations settle. A mix of similar teams looking at both: Boston, Calgary, San Jose, maybe Pittsburgh and Vegas. That’s a lot of teams looking for just a couple of players, which means a lot of them will be left standing when the...
Feb 19, 2019
Pittsburgh Penguins @ New Jersey Devils 2/19/2019: lines, preview, how to watch

Pittsburgh Penguins @ New Jersey Devils 2/19/2019: lines, preview, how to watch

The Pens hit the road to meet a division rival Who: Pittsburgh Penguins (31-21-7; 69 points, 4th place in Metropolitan division, #1 wildcard playoff team) @ New Jersey Devils (23-28-8; 54 points, last place in Metropolitan division, 14th in Eastern Conference) When: 7:00pm eastern How to Watch: AT&T Sportsnet in the Pittsburgh viewing area, MSG+ in the New York/New Jersey area Opponent Track: This is a really heavy stretch for NJ, playing their seventh game in the last 11 days. They’re 3-3-0 in this stretch, having won the last two games, including beating Buffalo 4-1 on Sunday. Pens...
Feb 19, 2019
Pens Points: Jersey Bound

Pens Points: Jersey Bound

Pens head to New Jersey looking for first win against the Devils this season. Get your game day started off by catching up on the latest news in today’s Pens Points. It’s no secret the Penguins have been especially subpar against non-playoff teams this season, but their struggles against the New Jersey Devils in particular has been rather befuddling. Through three meetings this season, the Devils are 3-0 against the Penguins and hold a 15-6 advantage in goals scored. However, those games are in the past, and the Penguins can make everything moot with a victory in Newark this...
Feb 18, 2019
Sidney Crosby named NHL’s third star of the week

Sidney Crosby named NHL’s third star of the week

A good week capped off with some recognition for the captain For the second time in less than a month, Sidney Crosby has been recognized by the NHL for a weekly award. Last time it was as the league’s #1 star, this week his checks in at third behind Nikita Kucherov and Vladimir Tarasenko. From the league: Crosby notched 2 [goals]-8 [assists]—10 [points] in four outings to lift the Penguins (31-21-7, 69 points) to a trio of wins and into the first Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference. He recorded 1-2—3 in a 4-1 victory against the Philadelphia Flyers Feb. 11, upping his totals to...
Feb 18, 2019
Ten minutes that could have changed, or even saved, the Penguins’ season

Ten minutes that could have changed, or even saved, the Penguins’ season

Sunday’s game could have easily slipped away from the Pittsburgh Penguins, but they were able to rise to the occasion when they needed to. The Eastern Conference playoff race has become an increasingly tight race over the past couple of weeks and your Pittsburgh Penguins are one of the teams sitting on the bubble at the bottom of the playoff picture. Things started to look a little bleak on Sunday afternoon having entered the day on the outside of the playoff picture, the latest they have been in such a position since the 2008-09 season. With a chance to move back into a spot with a win...
Feb 18, 2019
Projecting how many points the Penguins could finish the season with

Projecting how many points the Penguins could finish the season with

A look down the stretch at what Pittsburgh is dealing with in their bid to make the playoffs After a predictably unpredictable weekend, here’s the playoff picture in the East as of today: Carolina keeps winning and I feel like no one is really talking about it but the bloom might be off the rose for Montreal losing three straight games and falling way off the pace of the three strong Atlantic teams. Buffalo also had a bad weekend and have really been one of the worst teams in the league over the last several weeks, their playoff chances appear to be fading fast....
Feb 18, 2019
WBS Weekly: “we’re very close to a resolution” for Penguins/Wilkes-Barre decision on future

WBS Weekly: “we’re very close to a resolution” for Penguins/Wilkes-Barre decision on future

The WBS Penguins take four out of a possible six points this week, as the playoffs loom larger with each week. Let’s open this week’s recap of the WBS Penguins not on the ice, but in a board room. On Wednesday, February 13, the Luzerne County Convention Center Authority, the governmental body that owns the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza (home of the WBS Penguins), held its monthly meeting. As reported by the Wilkes-Barre Times Leader’s Jerry Lynott on February 14, a resident asked the Authority’s board during the meeting what the progress of the negotiations was between the...
Feb 18, 2019
Pens Points: Never Easy

Pens Points: Never Easy

There’s a recap of yesterday’s game, Kris Letang is scoring in bunches, and the team is ok with giving up shots. All that and more in today’s Pens Points! Here are your Pens Points for this Monday morning... ICYMI: The Penguins met the New York Rangers yesterday in an afternoon Metro matchup. In a game of ups and downs, twists and turns, and everything in between, the Pens eked out a crazy 6-5 win over their rivals. [Pensburgh] Including yesterday’s win, Kris Letang is on one heck of a goal-scoring spree. [Post-Gazette] Heading into December 2018, Bryan Rust was nowhere to be found...
Feb 17, 2019
Penguins vs. Rangers Recap: Malkin’s highlight reel goal helps Pittsburgh to win

Penguins vs. Rangers Recap: Malkin’s highlight reel goal helps Pittsburgh to win

Another two goal game for Evgeni Malkin, who explodes in the third period for a 6-5 Pens win Lineups Only one small change from yesterday’s game - Garrett Wilson is a healthy scratch and Dominik Simon returns to the lineup. Lined up and ready to roll. pic.twitter.com/1YFMNIgnaw— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) February 17, 2019 First period A plodding start to the game, the Penguins get a power play but it’s very disjointed. They do score the game’s first goal towards the end of the period, Kris Letang is on the attack and just throws the puck at the net. It hits off Rangers...
Feb 17, 2019
Keeping up with the Metropolitans: Week 20

Keeping up with the Metropolitans: Week 20

The Penguins had a winning week but still fell in the standings. Check out how the Penguins’ rivals in the Metropolitan division have fared over the last week. nhl.com nhl.com It was yet another roller coaster week for the Penguins. The Penguins had a winning record, but it certainly didn’t feel like it. Matt Murray made a career high 50 saves in Philadelphia on Monday in a game that will likely be remembered for Evgeni Malkin’s reckless stick swing that nearly connected with Michael Raffl’s head. Malkin was given a match penalty and...
Feb 17, 2019
Gamethread: Rangers @ Penguins

Gamethread: Rangers @ Penguins

Sunday Sunday Sunday! The Rangers come to town for some Sunday afternoon hockey!
Feb 16, 2019
Pens vs. Flames Recap: Pittsburgh falls short on comeback loses 5-4

Pens vs. Flames Recap: Pittsburgh falls short on comeback loses 5-4

Evgeni Malkin has two goals and one assist but the Pens lose In a matinee game the Penguins lost to the Flames 5-4. The game got away from them in the second period where Calgary outscored them 4-1 in the second stanza. A couple were bad bounces and deflections that didn’t give Matt Murray much of a chance but the goalie wasn’t much but a bystander in this game. If there was some good news, it would be the return of the Pens’ top power play. The group went 3 for 4, with Evgeni Malkin shining overall on the game with two goals and one assist including this laser. EVGENI MALKIN AND...