A lot of fans wondered why Jarome Iginla was skating with Evgeni Malkin in practice yesterday. Why would the coach meddle with successful lines? A look at why it makes sense (which starts and ends with Kunitz and Crosby)
Tidbits about adjustments, Pascal Dupuis, lines, Paul Martin, and how many shots are too many shots?
It'll be a bold decision, but if the Pens are ever going to go back to Marc-Andre Fleury, they should do it now. Here are some reasons why it could make sense.
Tomas Vokoun and Tyler Kennedy were just two of several changes Coach Dan Bylsma made. He pressed all the right buttons, if only for one night. The Pens "got to their game" and overwhelmed the Islanders 4-0 in Game 5.
Naturally, every game in a seven game series has increasing importance but given the goalie change in Pittsburgh tonight could make or break the Pittsburgh Penguins confidence and ultimately could be the deciding factor of their season.
As Michael Scott on 'The Office' once said, "I'm not superstitious just a little 'stitious". Well, you could say that Sidney Crosby sure is a lot 'stitious.
The Penguins/Islanders series is tied 2 games to 2, though you'd be hard-pressed to guess that given the way the tide has turned against the Penguins lately. It's OK to be concerned now.
The Pens are talking the talk, saying all the right things, but their decision making and rising to the level of desperation that the New York Islanders have shown is still lacking. Can the Pens match that before another playoff series is extended
Fresh off a 5-0 rout in Game 1, the Pittsburgh Penguins get good news for Game 2: Sidney Crosby will be back in the lineup.
The Pittsburgh Penguins take a 1-0 series lead with a 5-0 beating of the New York Islanders. A playoff series isn't won in the first night, but it was all systems go tonight for the Pens.
The three J's of Pensburgh (Jim, James and Justin) weight on on the Pittsburgh vs. New York Islanders series with predictions.
A pre-series chat with our rival's blog covering topics of interest to Penguin fans from the Islander perspective.
Based off how the Pittsburgh Penguins are practicing the morning of Game 1, it sure looks like Sidney Crosby will not be in the lineup tonight.
The Pensburgh staff takes a stab at the first round of the 2013 NHL playoffs with some predictions and analysis.
When it comes to playoff experience, the Pittsburgh Penguins have it in spades but their first round opponents the New York Islanders are in uncharted territory.
Sidney Crosby will see the doctors tomorrow, still needing their clearance before he can join the lineup. Will that happen in time for Game 1 of the NHL playoffs on Wednesday night?
No Crosby, no Malkin,no Neal, no Letang, no Fleury, no Martin, no problem. Pittsburgh beats Ottawa 3-1 on the road for their seventh straight win.
With a week to go in the regular season the Penguins should look to rest their veterans when necessary. But Dan Bylsma's pressure of how to manage his lineup is only going to increase as the playoffs begin.
When Matt Cooke got compared to an assassin on Boston TV, Pens GM Ray Shero confronts it and earns an apology, like a boss.
The Pens win the delayed game in Boston Saturday on the heels of two power play goals and some stellar goaltending by Tomas Vokoun.
We ask how things are holding up in Boston in light of the manhunt and try to provide a happy distraction as to who the Bruins fans want to see their team play in the playoffs.
In light of events in Boston in the search for bombing suspect, the Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins game for Friday night as been moved to Saturday, for the time being.
Three injured Pens take steps in their recoveries- Sidney Crosby, James Neal and Paul Martin all take to the ice again for a morning skate.