1:55 PM EDT, Sun August 09, 2020
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Sunday Pens Points: Still left to pick up the pieces

Sunday Pens Points: Still left to pick up the pieces

Photo by Andre Ringuette/Freestyle Photo/ News and notes around the Penguins as they deal with the fallout of losing on Friday A look at why poor play and bad game management is why the Penguins and Oilers are not advancing to the first round of the playoffs, and not the qualifying format. While the first part is true, the second part doesn’t make sense. The Pens had a 99+% chance of making the playoffs and Montreal had a 0.1% chance in March. The qualifying format is precisely why the Canadiens are in and the Pens are out. [Habs Eyes on the Prize] Carey Price’s puckhandling made a...
PensBurgh Aug 8, 2020
What was the main factor that doomed the Penguins?

What was the main factor that doomed the Penguins?

Photo by Andre Ringuette/Freestyle Photo/ Many things went wrong for the Penguins, we rank ‘em The Pittsburgh Penguins unceremoniously bumbled their way out of the bubble in Toronto on Friday, losing to the Montreal Canadiens. Hockey is a complex sport, and the times have never been more unusual than they are right now, so there isn’t just one reason for why this came to be. And there are no shortage of culprits that came together to bump the Pens on out. With emotions still a bit high in the immediate fall-out, let’s survey the Pensburgh field as to what chiefly was to blame for...
What you need to know about consensus top draft pick Alexis Lafreniere

What you need to know about consensus top draft pick Alexis Lafreniere

With their early exit, the Penguins have a shot at the No. 1 selection
PensBurgh Aug 8, 2020
Ranking the Penguins most likely to have played their last game in Pittsburgh

Ranking the Penguins most likely to have played their last game in Pittsburgh

Photo by Mark Blinch/NHLI via With an early off-season, changes will be made...But what will change for the Pens? When a team loses early in the playoffs in the NHL, there are always changes coming. Be it big or small, teams are going to shuffle the deck and try to put their best foot forward and regroup for the next season. Last year, after the Penguins lost in embarrassing fashion in a four game sweep to the New York Islanders, big changes were on the horizon. Upset about the perceived “team chemistry” and cohesion, the Pens traded Phil Kessel in the off-season. They also traded...
PensBurgh Aug 8, 2020
Pens Points: That’s All Folks

Pens Points: That’s All Folks

Photo by Andre Ringuette/Freestyle Photo/ An upset for the ages. 2020 continues to find new ways to disappoint. Just like most Penguins fans today, I was hoping to wake up and realize that the series loss against Montreal was just a bad dream and that the games really begin this Saturday. But it’s not a bad dream, it’s reality. The Penguins season is officially over thanks to the 24th best team in the league this year. It’s certainly not a good day to be a Penguins fan, but it could also be much, much worse. It wasn’t that long ago we were celebrating back-to-back Cups as...