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Fleury's Penguin career on the line in Game 5?

The Pittsburgh Penguins have a huge Game 5 on their hands. Marc-Andre Fleury is at a cross-roads, and how he performs could determine how much longer his career as a Penguin continues.

Time is a flat circle

Against all odds the sun rose this morning in the east and life is moving on. The Pittsburgh Penguins are back in a familiar spot, tied 2 games to 2. Is there real reason for concern and panic?

Game 4 Recap: Well, that sucked

The Pittsburgh Penguins blow a 3-0 lead and end up dropping a 4-3 decision to the Columbus Blue Jackets. The series is now tied at two games.

Game 4 Preview Stranglehold or back to Square One?

Up 2-1 in their first round series, the Pittsburgh Penguins could either take a convincing lead back home to Pittsburgh for Game 5 with a win...Or end up right back at square one with a 2-2 series that will be very much up in the air.

Evgeni Malkin is confident, and he should be

Evgeni Malkin says he's confident and the data shows that he has great reason for that claim. The superstar hasn't scored a goal yet this series, but it is just a matter of time if he can keep up his play.

Areas of Improvement

The Pittsburgh Penguins are up 2 games to 1 in their series against the Columbus Blue Jackets, but have blown leads and have relied on major comebacks to be in the position they are in. We look at a few specific areas and offer humble suggestions.

Game 3 Recap And Totally Redeem Yourself! Pens Win

The Pittsburgh Penguins were down, but not quite out. They find a way to dig deep and score three third period goals in a 2:13 flurry to take Game 3 from the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Pens Points Monday: Near-Meltdown Edition

A look at links, news and notes around the Pittsburgh Penguins as they prepare for Game 3 of their series against the Columbus Blue Jackets

Pens may go how Letang and Fleury go

The keys to the Pittsburgh Penguins success might boil down to the play of Marc-Andre Fleury and Kris Letang.

Pens Points: Another off-day

Another off day, but the links around the Pittsburgh Penguins are fresh and hot.

Worst to First Jerseys: Pittsburgh Penguins

A guest post from Hockey By Design, he looks at all the jerseys that the Pittsburgh Penguins have worn and ranks them from worst to first.

Pens Points Thursday: Day After Game 1 Win

A look around the Pittsburgh Penguins for April 17, 2014

Game 1 Recap: Beau Bennett, Pens draw First Blood

Down 3-1 after giving up a short-handed goal to Derek MacKenzie, the Pittsburgh Penguins stabilized and fought back to beat Sergei Bobrovsky three straight times and take Game 1 by the final score of 4-3.

Pensburgh staff playoff predictions

We gaze into our crystal balls (heh) and predict the bracket of the 2014 NHL playoffs. How far do we see the Pittsburgh Penguins going?

Get to Know a Jacket: Artem Anisimov

Previewing the Columbus Blue Jackets vs Pittsburgh Penguins playoff series and we turn to a big Russian center. No, not Evgeni Malkin, but Artem Anisimov

The day before the storm

A huge update for the day before the Pittsburgh Penguins and Columbus Blue Jackets playoff series begins

Get to know a Blue Jacket: Cam Atkinson

For part of our preview of the Penguins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets series, we profile a couple of important but perhaps lesser known players that may be the difference between winning and losing.

Weekend roundup: 2 extra time losses

The Pittsburgh Penguins lose in overtime to Philadelphia on Saturday and then in a shootout to Ottawa on Sunday to close out the 2013-14 regular season.

Pens / Flyers infographic

The end is (almost) here.

Answering early season questions

When the season begun we asked three questions for the Pittsburgh Penguins season. Now we look back at how those questions played themselves out over the year.

Recap: Pens take game 4-3, Detroit clinches spot

The Pittsburgh Penguins get the win, but the Detroit Red Wings clinch a playoff spot in Wednesday night's game.

GameThread

Pens/ Red Wings Game thread

ohhh hell yeaaah. let's go pens

Call it a comeback! Letang to return to lineup

Ray Shero is going to speak to the media at 10:15 this morning, an unusual step. Will he announce that Pens defenseman Kris Letang is coming back from a stroke in January?

Pens/ Red Wings, a playoff preview?

Is tonight's Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Detroit Red Wings game a look into the future for the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs?

Pens Points Tuesday: Last week of regular season

We look around the Penguins universe with Brooks Orpik, a poor record playing at Consol, Sid's points, injuries, thoughts on Dan Bylsma and more

Resting now to prep for playoffs a smart call

With nothing to accomplish in the last handful of regular season games, the Pittsburgh Penguins are making the right call to rest key members of their team

Recap: Pens lay an egg in Minnesota, lose 4-0

The banged up Pittsburgh Penguins played like a team that had absolutely nothing on the line, losing a meaningless game in dreadful fashion 4-0 in Minnesota to the Wild on Saturday night.

Pens chances at NHL awards

We analyze how Sidney Crosby, Matt Niskanen, Olli Maatta, Marc-Andre Fleury and Dan Bylsma have to win NHL wide awards as the 2013-14 season wraps up.

Recap: Pens clinch the Metro, beat Jets 4-2

The Pittsburgh Penguins defeat the Winnipeg Jets 4-2, officially clinching the Metropolitan Division, getting Dan Bylsma his 250th win as a head coach and welcoming back Paul Martin to the lineup.

Better defensemen, better possession

The Penguins get back injured defenseman Paul Martin tonight against Winnipeg. Why his return will help Brooks Orpik and the overall possession numbers of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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