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PODCAST: w/ Ian Altenbaugh

Tune in and subscribe to the show on iTunes. Twitter: @ThePensNation, @PensNation_K Ken and @IanAltenbaugh think that we can only now start to evaluate what this Pittsburgh Penguin team is going to be all about: -Max Lapierre, how does he fit in as a Penguin? -What is the definition of grit? -Does it matter where the Penguins finish in the regular season standings? We also...
Via The PensNation
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Unbeaten Sammy Vasquez headlines in Pittsburgh Feb 20th vs. Emmanuel Lartey

High-energy hometown favorite and unbeaten welterweight Sammy Vasquez Jr. (17-0, 13 KOs) will return to action seeking his 10th consecutive victory by knockout when he takes on fellow southpaw Emmanuel Lartey (17-2, 8 KOs, 1 NC), of Brooklyn, N.Y. by way of Ghana, in the 10-round main event of a ShoBox: The New Generation tripleheader  from CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pa...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins’ Identity Crisis

Downie leading the grit and toughness identity of the Penguins (Charles LeClaire – USAToday Sports) As the Penguins fell again last postseason to the New York Rangers, the time of reckoning fell upon the organization. The decisions on Shero and Bylsma were somewhat swift, and a new direction set sail. Jim Rutherford came aboard and then Mike Johnston and Rick Tocchet soon after...
Via The PensNation
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Penguins-Devils Preview

The Pittsburgh Penguins have been playing mediocre hockey for over a month now, particularly away from Consol Energy Center. With six of their next eight games on the road, the Penguins' disappointing stretch could grow even worse starting Friday night against the New Jersey Devils. Pittsburgh (27-13-8) seems to have plateaued following a stellar start in which it averaged 3.13 goals...
Via AP on Fox
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Ehrhoff Attempts To Hit Ovechkin

The Pittsburgh Penguins took on the Washington Capitals and unexpectedly Christian Ehrhoff came out injured after he attempted to hit Capitals Alex Ovechkin. Take a look at what happened during the game below! The post VIDEO: Ehrhoff Attempts To Hit Ovechkin appeared first on Beyond The Benches.
Via Beyond The Benches
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 48 – Pens look lifeless in 4-0 loss to Washington

By: Meesh Shanmugam Here’s a link to the Postgame Thoughts archive, in case you want to catch up on what you may have missed. Caps 4  Pens 0 Record: 27-13-8 Goals None Click here to read the goal assessments Penalties Sill (fighting) – Inconsequential (fights Wilson off of a neutral zone faceoff and they each receive a fighting major) Perron (goalie interference) – Unnecessary...
Via The PensNation
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kissing a Competent 4th Line Goodbye by @BrianK_PI

The downfall of the Pittsburgh Penguins last season was a bottom six that was often along for the ride and incapable of driving play and adding value on their own. It was a focus for Jim Rutherford when free agency opened, as he made a couple of great value signings in Blake Comeau and Steve Downie. Those players have been great, but the drive the rectify the team's shortcomings...
Via PensInitiative
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Penguins acquire Maxim Lapierre from Blues

Jerome Miron Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports We’re still a few weeks away from trade talks really ramping up as we head into the trade deadline, but trade season got kicked off last night. The Pittsburgh Penguins, dealing with injury woes left and right and in need of a boost of energy, swapped out Marcel Goc for Maxim Lapierre on Tuesday night. The former St. Louis Blues...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

RECAP: Game 37. The Winds of Change.

The All-Star Game is over, and it’s January 27th, which gives NHL teams over a month to set up their chess pieces in anticipation of the March 2nd Trade Deadline Day. The Penguins Universe finds itself at a really weird stage. The Pens aren’t playing horribly, but they aren’t playing great. The lineups are different every night, and the battle star hasn’t been at full blast...
Via The Pensblog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Crosby's name misspelled as 'Sindey' on Penguins program

  Someone is about to be in big trouble with the Pittsburgh Penguins.   The Penguins were left with some egg on their face Tuesday night when they had to pull programs that had captain Sidney Crosby’s named misspelled on the cover. This wasn’t any old typo, either. The mistake turned Crosby’s first name into “Sindey,” playing right into a joke Crosby’s...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pens Trade Goc For Lapierre

The Penguins have traded Marcel Goc.Penguins trade Marcel Goc to St Louis for Max Lapierre.— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) January 28, 2015 Go ahead, read the rest »
Via PensInitiative
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What The Hell Happened: Penguins gut out victory without Crosby and Malkin

A few years ago when Kris Letang got knocked out of a game against Dallas with a concussion, it stopped his great season in its tracks. Maybe, after getting knocked out of last Tuesday’s game against the Flyers the universe reset Letang. Probably not, but holy **** Kris Letang had 5 assists in this game, and that is remarkable. Letang helped on goals by Nick Spaling, Steve Downie...
Via The Pensblog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins game program misspells Sidney Crosby's name (Photo)

The editors of the Pittsburgh Penguins game program for Tuesday night's game against Winnipeg made an unbelievably embarrassing error by misspelling the name of their superstar center (and captain) Sidney Crosby.Photo via Twitter/@Dejan_KovacevicCrosby's first name was spelled "Sindey" on the cover of the program, which had to be pulled off the arena stands once the mistake was caught...
Via Holdout Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins Official Game Program Has Sidney Crosby’s Name Spelled Wrong

It’s the first night back for the NHL after the All-Star break and Pittsburgh has gotten off to a rocky start. It’s Sidney Crosby bobble head night and he’s also featured on the program. Only problem is the Penguins spelled his name wrong. Don’t worry, he’s only your franchise player. [@emptynetters] The post Penguins Official Game Program Has Sidney Crosby’s Name Spelled...
Via Diehardsport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Crosby and Fleury and This and That by @ChicksDigHockey This week there was not much this and even less that going on with the Penguins. There were, however, injuries wrapped in mystery and goalie goals.  - Marc-Andre Fleury scored two goals in the skills competition at the All-Star Game. I wanted to see him jump up and down….do cartwheels….something! But he was cool about it. You know he’s saving the celly for the one...
Via PensInitiative
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WBS Ends Losing Streak

There was a lot to celebrate for the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins, AHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, as they ended their six game losing streak with a 5-1 victory Wednesday over the St. John’s IceCaps, AHL affiliate of the Winnipeg Jets. WBS managed to take an early lead with 3 goals in the beginning of the first period and remain ahead of St. John’s for the rest of...
Via Beyond The Benches
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Outrage at Sidney Crosby missing the All-Star game is ordinary, predictable.

LOL knew this was coming. [ Puck Daddy ] To put it in high-school terms: The other absences had doctor’s notes. This one feels like Sid took some vegetable soup, poured it into the toilet and told his parents he had the stomach flu. (I know this works. I tried it, to great effect.) Yea, sorry. Not one **** given here that Crosby is not at the All-Star game. A sad narrative in hockey...
Via The Pensblog
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Evgeni Malkin won't be in the All-Star game

Evgeni Malkin will not take part in the All-Star game festivities as he is nursing an undisclosed injury.Malkin was apparently hurt in the Penguins' game on Tuesday night against the Flyers and was a game-time decision Wednesday against the Blackhawks. It comes as no surprise that the Penguins would want to be cautious with their superstar center. He has 19 goals and 51 points in...
Via Hockey Fan Land
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kris Letang’s injury puts Penguins in tough spot

For the Pittsburgh Penguins, the All-Star break could not be coming at a better time. For the next five days, the Penguins will have time to rest and recoup while trying to figure a few things out. Evgeni Malkin has been hampered by nagging injuries, but should be back when league play resumes. Sidney Crosby hasn’t seemed like his normal, dominant self this year. But the biggest...
Via Sports-Glory
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Letang injury puts Pens in precarious situation

For the Pittsburgh Penguins, the All-Star break could not be coming at a better time. For the next five days, the Penguins will have time to rest and recoup while trying to figure a few things out. Evgeni Malkin has been hampered by nagging injuries, but should be back when league play resumes. Sidney Crosby […] The post Letang injury puts Pens in precarious situation appeared...
Via Two Pad Stack
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Scott Wilson activated from IR, reassigned to WBS Penguins

Scott Wilson will return from injury with the WBS Penguins. (Photo/Getty Images)After a month and a half of collecting a National Hockey League (NHL) paycheck, Scott Wilson was returned to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Friday after being activated from the injured reserve list. Wilson was called up to the Pittsburgh Penguins on December 2, 2014 and made his NHL debut that...
Via Mill City Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Ryan Kesler Rumors and Other Daily Updates: March 2

The Pittsburgh Penguins are increasing their pursuit of Ryan Kesler, and it looks like they are ready to make an offer. The proposed deal has Ryan Kesler going to the Penguins in return for Brandon Sutter, two draft picks (a first and a third it looks like) and the Canucks choice of a defenseman between Simon Despres or Brian Dumoulin. On the heels of the Ryan Miller trade...
Via Stars of Big D
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins having three more players tested for mumps

  PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins just can’t seem to shake the mumps.   The team sent backup goaltender Thomas Greiss and forwards Brandon Sutter and Steve Downie home from Florida on Monday to undergo testing for the virus. All three will remain in isolation until the test results are known. Teammates Sidney Crosby, Beau Bennett and Olli Maatta have already...
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

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