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Penguins New Identity: Tanev Creating Power Plays, Energy The Pittsburgh Penguins new identity is taking shape with new players like Brandon Tanev, even as half of the Penguins top forwards are out.
PensBurgh Podcast, Ep. 21: Featuring Phil Bourque Let’s talk some shooty-puck with the Old 2-9er!
Pens Points: the Stars will be out in Pittsburgh tonight What are the most misleading or worst advanced metrics? A who's who of leading analytic experts weigh in on it and give some interesting viewpoints.
Dallas Stars vs Pittsburgh Penguins - Odds and Predictions Coming off of a season that saw him finish second in Vezina voting, Ben Bishop has struggled so far this year. He has started six of Dallas's eight games and has put together a record of just 1-4-1. His goals against average so far this season sits at a surprising 2.83 and his save percentage is even more shocking, sitting just below.900 with.899.
Rutherford: Injured players will need to 'adjust their game' to fit in PITTSBURGH - The Penguins have gone through much of this season without some of the most prominent forwards on their payroll. Evgeni Malkin has missed the past five games. So has Nick Bjugstad. Alex Galchenyuk has sat out four in a row. Bryan Rust hasn't played since the preseason finale.
Pittsburgh ranked fifth best city for sports fans in U.S., report says PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh may be recognized as the "City of Champions" to some local sports fans, but according to one report, it isn't the best sports town in the U.S. - at least over the past 50 years.
Breaking down the Penguins' new big three in 2019-20: Crosby, Guentzel, Letang Crosby's shot rate is actually down slightly. Guentzel has been on a gradual increase as his career has gone on he's figuring out ways to get more rubber on the net. But rate stats can be a little misleading, or smooth over pure totals. Guentzel, for instance, was playing about 15.6 5v5 minutes in 2018-19.
Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Dallas Stars - 10/19/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction The Dallas Stars come into this matchup with a 1-6-1 record, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent road game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, 3-2. The Dallas Stars received goals out of Joe Pavelski and Miro Heiskanen while Alexander Radulov contributed 2 assists and Tyler Seguin pitched in 1 assist.
Sullivan Offers Updates On McCann's Status, Galchenyuk's Itsy Bitsy Problem In injury news Thursday - what other kind is there on a non-game day for the Pittsburgh Penguins? - forward Jared McCann returned to practice, and coach Mike Sullivan divulged some information on winger Alex Galchenyuk's latest setback. "Good.
Recap 07: The Cole Harbor Bowl First and foremost - did you know that Sidney Crosby AND Nathan MacKinnon are from Cole Harbor, Nova Scotia? Just a little fun fact, no need to get upset about this. With the strength of second-line center Sam Lafferty and left-winger Juuso Riikola, the Pens welcomed the undefeated Colorado Avalanche.
What do we think of John Marino so far? It seems like we need to have a little talk about Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman John Marino, because it seems like he is going to be a factor one way or another for the foreseeable future.
NHL Rumors: Taylor Hall, Devils and Oilers… Penguins, Canadiens, Sabres and Hurricanes The New Jersey Devils still hope to re-sign Taylor Hall, but if he becomes available, the Edmonton Oilers could be one team that would be interested.
For the Penguins, Crosby and the Kids continue to Roll Beating Devan Dubnyk and the Minnesota Wild 7 - 4 and then the Laurent Brossoit and the Winnipeg Jets 7 - 2 was not something to get excited about; at least under normal circumstances. Dubnyk's Save% so far this season is 0.867% and Brossoit's is 0.850%.
NHL Injury Updates: Bruins, Sabres, Oilers, Predators, Devils, Penguins, and Capitals NHL injury updates: David Krejci on the ice for half of practice. Filip Forsberg a game-time decision. Alex Galchenyuk suffers setback from a spider bite.
Penguins Juuso Riikola Laughs After Playing Left Wing Riikola was able to laugh about his performance which was equal to being tossed into the deep end of the pool moments after learning to doggie paddle. PHN asked if he were given instructions prior to the game, Riikola smiled, "Not much. I asked about how the forwards need to defend." Riikola is an affable guy who doesn't waste many words.
Brandon Tanev's engine never stops running - and it ran the Penguins straight into victory in overtime last night The Penguins speedy winger scored the game-winning goal in overtime while shorthanded last night against Colorado.
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Pens Points: Defeating the Undefeated Keep the victory vibes going with this Thursday edition of Pens Points.
Penguins Report Card vs. Avalanche: Guts and Crosby Carry Pens The Pittsburgh Penguins tactical analysis and player report card from their impressive 3-2 OT win over previously unbeaten Colorado Avalanche.
Colorado Avalanche stunned in overtime by Pittsburgh Penguins in 3-2 loss Continuing on their road trip the Colorado Avalanche made their latest stop in Pittsburgh for part one of the annual Battle of Cole Harbour. The Nathan MacKinnon versus Sidney Crosby match played out on national tv in the only televised contest many local Avalanche fans have seen this season.
Galchenyuk's rehab delayed by spider bite PITTSBURGH - The Penguins' bad injury luck has reached bizarre status. Bob McKenzie reported during the intermission broadcast of the Penguins' game against the Avalanche on NBC Sports Network that Alex Galchenyuk's rehab from a lower-body injury was halted by a spider bite, which caused an allergic reaction.
Watch: Brandon Tanev in Penguins Locker Room After GWG PITTSBURGH - Brandon Tanev had three assists in his first six games with the Pittsburgh Penguins but it was how he ended his seventh game which he and the Penguins may remember for a while. In the waning minutes of overtime, Tanev scored a shorthanded game-winner and the Penguins beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 at PPG Paints Arena.
Tanev Scores OT Winner, Penguins Deal Avalanche First Loss PITTSBURGH - Brandon Tanev scored a short-handed goal in overtime and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat Colorado 3-2 on Wednesday night, the first loss of the season for the Avalanche. Tanev, Pittsburgh's biggest free-agent pickup in the offseason, scored his first goal with the Penguins at 3:57 of overtime.
Penguins vs. Avalanche Recap: Brandon Tanev's shorthanded OT goal pushes Pens to a win Shots after 20 minutes are 12-7 Pittsburgh, thanks to a lot of power play time. 5v5 shots are 7-5 Colorado. Scary moment early when a linesman trips and falls upper back-ish first hard into the boards by the Pens bench. He's down for a moment getting some medical attention and fortunately is able to skate off slowly.
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