12:27 AM EDT, Sat May 26, 2018
PensBurgh 3 hours ago
On This Date in Pens History: Pittsburgh Won Its First Stanley Cup

On This Date in Pens History: Pittsburgh Won Its First Stanley Cup

May 25, 1991 was a historic day for the team. Twenty-seven years ago, the Pittsburgh Penguins ended their Stanley Cup drought of two and a half decades in a decisive Game 6 victory against the Minnesota North Stars. Game 6 was played at the Metropolitan Sports Center in Minneapolis on May 25, 1991. Pittsburgh came out firing early in the first period and never let the pressure off the struggling North Stars (the precursor to the Dallas Stars). With nine seconds left on the power play, Ulf Samuelsson scored just two minutes into the first period to give the Penguins the lead. Samuelsson’s...
PensBurgh 15 hours ago
Up against comparable players, Patric Hornqvist’s contract could be a real bargain

Up against comparable players, Patric Hornqvist’s contract could be a real bargain

When Hornqvist extended his contract in February, many were wary given his age, injuries, and underlying stats. Now, looking at what comparable players may sign for this offseason, that new deal seems like an absolute steal for the Penguins. Entering the 2018 offseason, the Penguins are facing very little in the way of unrestricted free agents. There are a handful of players heading to restricted free agency, but the Penguins have a bit more say when it comes to whether those guys stay or leave. The team’s only unrestricted free agent at the moment is Carter Rowney, and he’s not...
PensBurgh 16 hours ago
The return of Phil Friday’s: our sweet prince is under attack

The return of Phil Friday’s: our sweet prince is under attack

The haters said it couldn’t be done, but we’re bringing it back. Phil Friday’s, baby! Back in summer 2015, once the Penguins acquired the stylin’ and profilin’ winger Phil Kessel, I started a feature called “Phil Friday’s.” Partly to pass the time of summer, and partly to enjoy getting to know the glory that is Phil. These are dire times (read: the Pens didn’t win the Stanley Cup this year for the first time in Kessel’s tenure in Pittsburgh, so naturally our sweet prince is under attack by the media). Old ass Ron Cook (who wrote last summer the Penguins should trade...
PensBurgh May 24, 2018
Due to injuries, the Penguins come up empty on pick acquired for Beau Bennett

Due to injuries, the Penguins come up empty on pick acquired for Beau Bennett

At the end of this month the Pens return for oft-injured Beau Bennett will be officially lost, due to injuries of his own Beau Bennett got injured in Pittsburgh in seemingly every way possible. Injured in practice? Check. Injured while celebrating a goal? Check If you thought all that freak bad luck was over when the Penguins acquired a 3rd round pick in 2016 from the New Jersey Devils for Bennett, well guess again. The Pens are about to lose that prospect’s rights officially, rights they no longer want due to, what else, a series of unfortunate injuries. With 10 days to go, attached is...
PensBurgh May 24, 2018
Pros and Cons: scouting newest Penguins’ defenseman Juuso Riikola

Pros and Cons: scouting newest Penguins’ defenseman Juuso Riikola

With a more detailed report of Juuso Riikola, we dove into the pros and cons of the Penguins’ newest defenseman. Though we provided some basic information and stats the day defenseman Juuso Riikola signed a one-year, entry-level contract with the Penguins, a proper scouting report of the undrafted 24-year-old was hard to come by. Apart from some high compliments from Finnish-centric Twitter pages and a few Hockey Prospectus articles by The Athletic’s prospect guru Corey Pronman that ranked him No. 220 out of 250 prospects in a class that contained tons of future stars like Jonathan...