Hooks Orpik

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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.


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.

Pens and Jets preview

The beginning of the last road trip of the season for the Pittsburgh Penguins takes them to Winnpeg, so we preview the game tonight against the Jets.

PP: Martin coming back soon, no April fools

A look at the notes in and around the Pittsburgh Penguins on April Fools Day!

Brooks Orpik hit on Jonathan Toews

The Pens big hitting defenseman drilled Chcago captain Jonathan Toews. Was it clean? Should it be legal? How is Toews? We dive into all the details.

Recap: Pens KO Hawks, 4-1

The Pittsburgh Penguins win a game against Chicago 4-1, in a game that featured Brooks Orpik knocking Hawks captain Jonathan Toews out of the game with a big hit, 2 goals from Sidney Crosby and some stellar goaltending from Marc-Andre Fleury.

Recap: Pens lose 3rd straight 1 goal game at home

The Pittsburgh Penguins are trapped in some March doldrums.

10 Penguin forwards in goal droughts

Evgeni Malkin is injured, so the Pittsburgh Penguins need some players to step up and help score goals to help Sidney Crosby out. Quite a few forwards are mired in goal droughts, and what better time than now to break out of it.

Morning skate: Pens prep for Kings

A look at the Pittsburgh Penguins in their morning skate for tonight's game against the Los Angeles Kings.

Letang cleared by docs, can return when he's ready

Kris Letang has no physical limitations and has been cleared by doctors to return when he wants...When will that be?

Late recap: Pens fall 3-2 to Phoenix

A look and some notes about the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes.

Club Get Hit

As we've seen with injuries, hockey can be a brutal sport. Let's take a look at the Pittsburgh Penguin defensemen and the hits they've given and received.

Uncle! Malkin out 2-3 weeks with foot injury

The Pittsburgh Penguins injury woes continue, star center Evgeni Malkin will be out for much of the regular season with a foot injury.

Goalie situation: Will Vokoun return?

With just 12 games remaining in the regular season, the Pittsburgh Penguins are staring an uncertain future in their crease as the playoffs approach. Could injured veteran Tomas Vokoun, last playoff's hero, step back in and give the Pens another opti

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