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Game 5 Recap: Is this thing on? Pens lose badly


The New York Rangers force a Game 6 by easily beating the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-1 in a poor outing by the Pens.

Killer Instinct: History of the Pens eliminations


The Pittsburgh Penguins look to eliminate the New York Rangers tonight. Let's go back and see how the Pens have done over the years with chances to finish out series in the Crosby/Malkin era.

5/8: Dan Bylsma Presser Recap


The coach talks Brooks Orpik injury, delivering the knockout blow, Jussi Jokinen and the importance of faceoff matchups as the Penguins prepare for Game 5 of their series against the New York Rangers.

Game 4 Recap: Madison Square Geno


The New York Rangers only managed 15 shots on goal, Evgeni Malkin had 13 shot attempts by himself as the Pens win their third straight game to go up in the series 3-1.

Pens Points Wednesday: Game 4 morning


All your juicy morning links around the Pittsburgh Penguins: Marc-Andre Fleury extension? Paul Martin’s turnaround. Bylsma’s thoughts on the ref’ing, and are the Rangers about to get a major return...

How Marc-Andre Got His Groove Back


Marc-Andre Fleury was easily the worst goalie in the past few years of the playoffs. No longer. The Pens goalie has given his team a chance to win every game in the 2014 playoffs, and is no longer...

Game 3 Preview: Pens head to New York


The Pittsburgh Penguins look to take the series lead in Game 3 in New York. Check out the lines, and how the Rangers fans are feeling today.

Game 2 Recap: King comes to play but Pens win 3-0


The Pittsburgh Penguins tie their series with the New York Rangers 1 game to 1 with a complete effort from the top of the roster down to the bottom.


Game thread 2: Rangers @ Pens

Lets goo already.


Game 1 Thread: Rangers @ Penguins

It's Game 1, the Pens and Rangers from lovely Pittsburgh PA.

Get to know a Ranger: Mats Zuccarello


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

Full Round 2 Schedule: Pens vs. Rangers


Here's the full and complete second round schedule for the Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Rangers. Why the Pens may have an advantage on New York for wrapping up the first round earlier.

Will the Pens PK Rebound in Round 2?


The Penguins PK floundered in the first round of the 2014 NHL playoffs. Is there any hope that they'll turn it around in Round 2, and we look at why it may not be likely.

Game 7: Flyers / Rangers, who do we want to win?


The Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers will duke it out tonight in a Game 7, with the winner to move on to face the Pittsburgh Penguins....As Penguins fans we look at the details, recent...

Pens Points: The day after handshakes


It's all sunshine and rainbows in Penguins land following their 4-2 series win over the Columbus Blue Jackets

Game 6 Recap: Finally done. Pens get by Jackets


The Pittsburgh Penguins score the first 4 goals and then hold on for dear life in the 3rd period to hold off the Columbus Blue Jackets. Evgeni Malkin had a hat trick in the series clinching win.

Game 6 Preview: Pens look to eliminate Columbus


The Pittsburgh Penguins and Columbus Blue Jackets are about to lock horns for the final time in Columbus for their playoff series. With a Penguin win, they move on. A Columbus win forces a deciding...

Sidney Crosby: Cause for concern on no goals?


Sidney Crosby hasn't scored a goal in the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs and the natives are starting to get restless. Is Sid hurt? How can we explain why he hasn't scored?

Game 5: Pens pass test, dominate Jackets


On the biggest game of the season so far, the Pittsburgh Penguins dig deep and get several great performances to outshoot the Columbus Blue Jackets 51-24 and outscore them 3-1. The Pens now have a...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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