Pittsburgh Penguins Goaltending Major Key at Midway Point

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The Pittsburgh Penguins have had an up-and-down first half of this season. They were hardly picking up points in October and November before they went 11-3-1 in December. That run, along with their current eight-game winning streak that they’re on, has them tied with the Washington Capitals for first place in the Metro. It’s usually taken a […] READ MORE


Goaltending, Depth Scoring Key To Pittsburgh Penguins Turnaround

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The Pittsburgh Penguins have had an interesting season where they started out 6-1-2. They then went a few weeks where they barely picked up any points. In their last 13 games though, they’ve been able to turn it around a bit. They’re 7-3-3, picking up points in 10 of 13 games. They sit just two […] READ MORE


Pittsburgh Penguins Defense Needs to Step Up

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The Pittsburgh Penguins were flying high again after their four-game Canadian road trip when they outscored teams by a 23-6 margin. Nine of those goals came in one game against the Calgary Flames but it was a dominant road trip for Pittsburgh that put them in the top spot in the Metropolitan Division. The Penguins […] READ MORE


Pittsburgh Penguins Kris Letang Continues Great Start

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To say that Kris Letang was not himself last season would be the understatement of the century. He put up 51 points but he wasn’t as sharp defensively as could be expected in previous years. Letang would often get burned very badly on goals. He was mostly responsible for the two back-breaking goals in Game […] READ MORE


Puck Drop Preview: 2018-19 Pittsburgh Penguins

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Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2018-19, where Last Word On Hockey gives you a detailed look at each team from around the NHL leading to the start of this hockey season and offers our insight and analysis. Make sure to stick around until the end of the series, where we’ll offer our full predictions for the standings […] READ MORE


Ottawa Senators Confirm Jean-Gabriel Pageau Long-Term Injury

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The Ottawa Senators have been hit with more bad news. Centre Jean-Gabriel Pageau suffered an Achilles’ tendon injury during team fitness testing at the start of training camp. He underwent surgery last night and is expected to be out for at least six months. Pageau was expected to open the season as the Senators second line […] READ MORE


Franchise Best: Pittsburgh Penguins 1992-1993 Season

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Pittsburgh Penguins 1992-1993 Season Previous Year and Off-Season The Pittsburgh Penguins went back-to-back in 1991-1992 as they won their second Stanley Cup with Mario Lemieux as Captain. They finished 39-32-9 (87 points) and third in the Patrick Division and were still able to win it all. During the regular season, they were of course led by […] READ MORE


Jeff Skinner Traded To Buffalo Sabres

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An off-season of change continues in Carolina. In a bit of a stunner, the Carolina Hurricanes have traded one of their best forwards in Jeff Skinner to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for Cliff Pu, a second-round pick in 2019, a third-round pick in 2020 and a sixth-round pick in 2020. Skinner had been in […] READ MORE


Tristan Jarry Re-Signs With the Pittsburgh Penguins

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Tristan Jarry has re-signed with the Pittsburgh Penguins on a two-year deal worth $1.35 million or $675,000 per season AAV. He spent the first year of his NHL career as Matt Murray‘s backup in Pittsburgh. Sometimes though, it rotated as he would get sent down to Wilkes-Barre to play in the AHL while Casey DeSmith would […] READ MORE


Will Pittsburgh Penguins GM Jim Rutherford Make a Trade Splash?

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The Pittsburgh Penguins could very well be done making moves going into the season. The roster seems set after free agency but Jim Rutherford is in on almost anything around the league. It’s why there’s the potential for him to make a trade before the season starts. Rutherford said himself at his free agency press […] READ MORE