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Pittsburgh Penguins – Ottawa Senators Eastern Conference Finals Preview

Welcome to the Pittsburgh Penguins - Ottawa Senators Eastern Conference Finals Preview!    Pittsburgh Penguins             Ottawa Senators   It's eight down, eight to go for the defending Stanley Cup Champions in Pittsburgh. After two brutally physical match-up's against the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Washington Capitals, the Penguins face off against the Ottawa Senators for the right to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals. In the first
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Pittsburgh Penguins vs Washington Capitals Game 7 Preview

Welcome to the Pittsburgh Penguins vs Washington Capitals Game 7 Preview! Mike Drakulich of Pittsburgh SportsNation brings you behind the bench with a quick preview and prediction of the Penguins and Capitals Game 7 match-up! There's nothing more magical than the words "Game 7" when it comes to the NHL Playoffs. It's the game where legends are born and stories are told for a lifetime. The Pittsburgh Penguins will have history
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Was One Game Enough of a Suspension for Dubinsky Cross-Check on Crosby?

Late in the second period of last Friday’s game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Columbus Blue Jackets, the Blue Jackets’ Brandon Dubinsky took a two-minute penalty for cross-checking Penguins star Sidney Crosby. That’s not an unusual thing, but Dubinsky’s cross-check merited a closer look than most. The NHL’s brass took notice, and handed down a one-game suspension. But was it enough? The Cross-Check First, let’s take a look at the
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Worthy or Unworthy: Who makes the Cut?

Written by LaShawn Encarnacion aka The Dark Knight of Sports Aaron Rodgers, Peyton Manning, Andrew Luck, LeBron James, Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, Blake Griffin etc… These are just a few of the names of professional athletes who had a lot of hype surrounding them before entering their respective leagues. Even can get into hockey with names like Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin. For some, the hype can be considered truly

Have The Penguins Finally Figured Things Out?

Who exactly are the Pittsburgh Penguins?   Pittsburgh’s NHL team was revitalized when Sidney Crosby was acquired in the draft, and since then their front office has been committed to building around a core of Sid the Kid and Evgeni Malkin. That strategy netted them two cup finals appearances and one Stanley Cup Championship, but in years other than those great ones, there have been plenty of questions. Goalie Marc-Andre
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NHL : Columbus Blue Jackets Hapless In Home-and-Home Sweep By Pens

COLUMBUS --  After being blanked by Pittsburgh Penguins rookie netminder, Jeff Zatkoff, 3-0, the Columbus Blue Jackets need to find some answers on offense. Columbus, currently in sixth place in the NHL’s new Metropolitan division, at 5-8 with ten points, scored two goals—both losses—to the high-powered Penguins in a home-and-home series, need to find ways to generate more scoring chances and goals if they are to hang in a top-heavy
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NHL : Capitals To Host 2015 Winter Classic, Crosby vs. Ovechkin Part II?

WASHINGTON – Per multiple media reports, the NHL has awarded the 2015 NHL Winter Classic to the Washington Capitals. With the official announcement set to be made early Saturday, no official opponent has been named, nor an official site has been chosen. Potential locations for the seventh outdoor game include Nationals Park, RFK Stadium or FedEx Field in neighboring Ashburn, Virginia. With previous classics having been played in Buffalo, Chicago, Boston,
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Pittsburgh Penguins : Five Reasons the Pens Flopped Against the Bruins

For the first time in history, the final teams remaining in the Stanley Cup Playoffs just so happened to be the previous four champions. Unfortunately for the Pittsburgh Penguins, they have been sent home early, and then there were three. As difficult and gut-wrenching it was for the fans to watch, the Penguins were surprisingly swept in the Eastern Conference Finals by the hands of the Boston Bruins. Hard to
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2013 NHL Playoffs : Penguins, Bruins Get Set in Last Man Standing Match in the East

While both rounds of the Western Conference Semi-Finals went to a Game 7, the participants for the Eastern Conference Finals have been sitting pretty and waiting for Saturday night. There are two key stories that revolve around this upcoming series between the (No. 1) Pittsburgh Penguins and the (No. 4) Boston Bruins. First and foremost, the Penguins will be playing against the team that thought they had won the “Jarome
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2013 NHL Playoffs : Pens’ Offense Responds in 7-3 Rout, Take 3-1 Series Lead

The Pittsburgh Penguins trailed 2-1 to the Ottawa Senators after the first period and came back to score six unanswered goals to win Game 4 Wednesday night, 7-3. Pittsburgh now takes a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals as they look to close the series on home ice Friday night at the Consol Energy Center. The Penguins were powered by James Neal and Jarome Iginla who each scored twice