1:32 AM EDT, Thu October 24, 2019
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Penguins vs. Lightning Recap: Pittsburgh blows third period lead, buzzer-beater falls short

Penguins vs. Lightning Recap: Pittsburgh blows third period lead, buzzer-beater falls short

Photo by Mark LoMoglio/Icon Sportswire via The Pens, specifically Tristan Jarry, give a great effort, but a last second chance comes JUUUST short in a 3-2 loss to Tampa. Undermanned, tired, on the road with a backup goalie against a rested, strong team isn’t usually a favorable position to be in. But the Pittsburgh Penguins made the most of it and put forth a great effort, in large part due to that backup goalie as they faced the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday night. Tampa opened the scoring mid-way through the first period with Alex Killorn tipping a shot in. TAKE SHELTER!...
7 hours ago
Gamethread: Penguins @ Lightning

Gamethread: Penguins @ Lightning

Photo by Andrew Bershaw/Icon Sportswire via Back to back hockey action! The Penguins hit the road to meet the Tampa Bay Lightning! Come talk about the game with Pens fans here!
12 hours ago
Where the Penguins stand after 10 games

Where the Penguins stand after 10 games

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports What do we like, what do we not like through the season’s first early milestone of a tenth game played During an 82-game season you are not really going to learn much through a random 10-game sampling, and this can be especially true for the first 10 games. There can be a lot of noise and clutter in any stretch and it may not give you a clear, accurate look at what a team has been, currently is, or will continue to be. Slumps happen, injuries can change the way a team plays, and sometimes your luck can be all over the map. In other words, sometimes...
16 hours ago
Game 11 Preview: Pittsburgh Penguins @ Tampa Bay Lightning 10/23/2019: lines, how to watch

Game 11 Preview: Pittsburgh Penguins @ Tampa Bay Lightning 10/23/2019: lines, how to watch

The Pens get a tough test in a second straight day with a game when they meet the Lightning Who: Pittsburgh Penguins (6-4-0, 12 points, tied-2nd place Metropolitan Division) @ Tampa Bay Lightning (4-3-1, 9 points, tied-5th place Atlantic Division) When: 8:00 p.m. How to Watch: National game on NBCSN Opponent Track: Tampa hasn’t quite been the juggernaut they were in 2018-19. They’ve been kind of up and down — capable of blowing the doors off a talented team like Toronto (which they did 7-3 back on Oct. 10th) but also capable of losing 4-2 to Ottawa (which they also did, and is...
18 hours ago
Pens Points: Bouncing Pucks, Pouncing Panthers

Pens Points: Bouncing Pucks, Pouncing Panthers

Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI via There’s a recap of last night’s game, Vincent Trocheck is still making an impact, and Billy G has learned a lot. All that and more in today’s Pens Points! Here are your Pens Points for this Wednesday morning... The Penguins kicked off a 3-game road trip last night, traveling to Sunrise, Florida to battle the Panthers. Bad bounces were the theme of the contest, and the Panthers took advantage to grab a 4-2 victory. [Recap] By now, it’s a running gag to exclaim the fact that Florida Panthers star Vincent Trocheck is a Pittsburgh native every...
Oct 22, 2019
Penguins vs. Panthers Recap: Caterwauled. Pens lose in game of tough bounces

Penguins vs. Panthers Recap: Caterwauled. Pens lose in game of tough bounces

Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI via Pittsburgh falls 4-2 in Florida after they don’t get a bounce and Florida does. Sometimes it bes like that. First period A pretty boring first period, but that’s not the worst thing in the world for a road team with a lot of talent on the injured list like the Penguins. About the most interesting thing was a 3-on-1 for Florida (led by no less than Aleksander Barkov) that actually had a Panther player as the 4th player — though he was out of the play. Anyways, that the chance was neutralized by a well-timed defensive slide made by Justin...
Oct 22, 2019
Gamethread: Penguins @ Panthers

Gamethread: Penguins @ Panthers

Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI via Come talk hockey with Penguins fans here! The Penguins hit the road to meet the Florida Panthers! Come talk about the game with Pens fans here!
Oct 22, 2019
Game 10 Preview: Pittsburgh Penguins @ Florida Panthers 10/22/2019: lines, how to watch

Game 10 Preview: Pittsburgh Penguins @ Florida Panthers 10/22/2019: lines, how to watch

Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI via Find out what you need to know about the Pens and Panthers game tonight Who: Pittsburgh Penguins (6-3-0, 12 points, tied-2nd place Metropolitan Division) @ Florida Panthers (3-2-3, 9 points, tied-5th place Atlantic Division) When: 7:00 p.m. How to Watch: AT&T Sportsnet in the Pittsburgh viewing area, F Opponent Track: A lot of tight games - four of the last five games Florida has played has required extra time. The Panthers are 2-0-2 in this stretch, losing shootouts two weekends ago to Buffalo and NYI, then defeated New Jersey last Monday in...
Oct 22, 2019
Pens Points: Southern Swing

Pens Points: Southern Swing

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Some good and bad news on the injury front as the Penguins head south for road trip. Get up to date on the latest team news before puck drop with today’s Pens Points. With temperatures starting to drop in Western Pennsylvania, there is no better time for the Penguins to head south. After playing seven of their first nine games on home ice, the Penguins will begin a three game road trip this evening in sunny Florida against the Florida Panthers. Game time is set for 7:00 PM and will be broadcast on AT&T Sports Network. Get your game day started with the...
Oct 21, 2019
How long can the Penguins continue this style of play?

How long can the Penguins continue this style of play?

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports And what does all of this mean for when players start getting healthy? Mike Sullivan and the Pittsburgh Penguins deserve a ton of credit for navigating a brutal injury situation at the start of the season. Half of the forward lineup is out, they continue to carry the bare minimum number of forwards in favor of nine defenders which has twice now forced Jusso Rikkola to play forward, and through it all they have managed to win six of their first nine games and give a rested Vegas team everything it could handle on Saturday night. It has been impressive,...
Oct 21, 2019
Injury updates on Evgeni Malkin, Alex Galchenyuk, Brian Dumoulin, Jared McCann and more!

Injury updates on Evgeni Malkin, Alex Galchenyuk, Brian Dumoulin, Jared McCann and more!

Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via Lots of happenings at Penguins’ practice this morning Following an off-day on Sunday, the Pittsburgh Penguins were back at it in Cranberry this morning as they prepped before heading out for a Florida swing. With a team so banged up, there are a ton of updates: Evgeni Malkin and Alex Galchenyuk skated together for about an hour before the team got on the ice. That’s a nice step for both, particularly Malkin who has had a murky outlook of a “soft tissue injury” on October 5th, with no official timeline to return. Neither are probably all that close...
Oct 21, 2019
WBS Weekly: Penguins earn four points in back-to-back wins

WBS Weekly: Penguins earn four points in back-to-back wins

Photo by WBS Penguins While I’m on my annual Pittsburgh vacation, WBS takes all four possible points out of the week to surge back into the Atlantic Division pack. Regular readers of this space will note that at some point during the first half of the NHL season, I make an extended weekend visit to Pittsburgh to take in a handful of Pittsburgh Penguins games. I try for at least three every year. This past week marked that week, so I was in the ‘Burgh watching the parent club take down the previously-undefeated Avalanche and the flailing Stars before falling at the hands (or petals?)...
Oct 21, 2019
October 2019 Pittsburgh Penguins’ prospect update

October 2019 Pittsburgh Penguins’ prospect update

Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire via Some truly impressive performances early in the 2019-20 season in the Pens’ organization, led by first round pick Sam Poulin Now that the Pittsburgh Penguins actually have some interesting prospects at the junior level, this season will be a lot more fun and meaningful than recent years to track progress. And since there was a pretty eventful accomplishment this weekend by 2019 first round pick Samuel Poulin, there’s no better time than use an October 2019 update on the Pens’ prospects. Each month we’ll look at the young players...
Oct 21, 2019
Pens Points: Heading to the Sunshine State

Pens Points: Heading to the Sunshine State

Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via Sam Lafferty is authoring an amazing story, the Pens are disciplined, and Jack Johnson went from eating a smoothie to playing a game. All that and more in today’s Pens Points! Here are your Pens Points for your Monday morning... Sam Lafferty recently exploded onto the scene in emergency duty after numerous forwards were injured. He is still writing an ‘awesome story.’ [Trib Live] Having defensemen fill in as forwards isn’t a new idea for the Pens. [Trib Live] The Penguins are one of the most disciplined teams across the league. [Post-Gazette] Jack...
Oct 20, 2019
Keeping up with the Metropolitans: Week 3

Keeping up with the Metropolitans: Week 3

Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire via There’s a three way tie for the Metro lead, and the Devils finally got a victory! Check out how the rest of the Metro fared this week! nhl.com Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire via The Penguins find themselves in a three way tie for the Metro lead after ringing off five wins in a row before Marc-Andre Fleury put a quick end to that. The Penguins began last week on the back end of a back-to-back in Winnipeg after defeating the Wild the night before. The Penguins had their way with the Jets and...