Monday, May 20, 2013
Check here frequently for news and opinions on the second-round series.
The Pittsburgh Penguins' journey to a possible fourth Stanley Cup title and second in the past five years began with an NHL playoffs game on May 1 at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Today, the Penguins need 10 more postseason wins in order to raise the cup, including two more against their second-round opponent—the Ottawa Senators. Second-Round Schedule Tuesday, May 14 - Pittsburgh 4, Ottawa 1 (Recap | Box Score) Friday, May 17 - Pittsburgh 4, Ottawa 3 (Recap | Box Score) Sunday, May 19 - Ottawa 2, Pittsburgh 1 (2OT) - 7:30 p.m. (Recap | Box Score) Wednesday, May 22 - Pittsburgh at Ottawa - 7:30 p.m. (TV: NBC Sports Network) Friday, May 24 - Ottawa at Pittsburgh - 7:30 p.m. (TV: NBC Sports Network) Sunday, May 26 - Pittsburgh at Ottawa…
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Game 4 was on Long Island on Tuesday night. See how media and fans are covering and reacting to the series.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Fans are invited to the 'Annihilate the Islanders Rally' in downtown Pittsburgh.
Allegheny County officials are planning an "Annihilate the Islanders Rally" before the Pittsburgh Penguins' first playoff game Wednesday, May 1. The rally begins at noon in the Allegheny Courthouse courtyard and includes giveaways from the Penguins and Turner's Dairy and an appearance from Iceburgh. Val Porter from WDVE will host the event and the Kardasz Brothers will perform live music. The best-of-seven playoff series against the New York Islanders begins at 7:30 p.m. at Consol Energy Center. The Pens won the regular-season series with the Islanders, 4-1. Share your Penguins pride. Upload photos of your Pens gear in the media box above. How do you think the Pens will do in the playoffs this year? Tell us in the comments below.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Pittsburgh Penguins fans give Sidney Crosby a loud and enthusiastic welcome back.
He's baaaack! And he didn't disappoint. Sidney Crosby returned to the Pittsburgh Penguins lineup Monday night after a Jan. 1 concussion kept him off the bench for 61 games. The atmosphere inside CONSOL Energy Center was absolutely electric as Crosby took the ice. Fans were on their feet holding "Welcome Back Sid" signs and cheering at the top of their lungs. Just five minutes into the game, Crosby reminded hockey fans what they had been missing—he scored the first goal of the game. He finished with two goals and two assists. The Penguins defeated the New York Islanders, 5-0. Crosby and the Pens will play again on Wednesday, Nov. 23—hosting the St. Louis Blues. Share your thoughts on Crosby's return! Tell us in the comments.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Sidney Crosby’s concussion and Penguins-Islanders melee on Feb. 11 bring questions of players' safety and more severe punishments.
The events that occurred between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the New York Islanders at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum last Friday – frequent hits to the head and a number of senseless fights – represent what has become a dangerous pattern of violence in the National Hockey League. What was once an openly physical game designed to play on skill and toughness is now tarnished by acts of blatant violence. One can go back about a decade ago to find an example of when aggression in hockey is taken too far. On Feb. 21, 2000, the Boston Bruins’ Marty McSorley intentionally hit opposing player Donald Brashear in the head with his stick. As a result of the blow, coupled with falling headfirst onto the frozen surface below, Brashear was diagnosed…
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Dylan Reese is given another chance to achieve his goal of becoming a regular in the NHL.
Upper St. Clair native Dylan Reese is making it his goal to become a regular in the NHL. And on Thursday night, he will be given another chance to prove himself as he joins the New York Islanders again. The Islanders recalled Reese from the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on Dec. 30 for their five game road trip. It is the opportunity Reese has been working hard to get. Reese's love for hockey began on the streets of Upper St. Clair. Like many other Pittsburgh hockey fans his age, Reese was trying to mimic his idols, the Pittsburgh Penguins. "I was inspired by Mario Lemieux and the Pens of the early '90s," Reese said. "They're the reason I played hockey." That inspiration motivated Reese to play for a travel team, the Pittsburgh Hornets. A few …