Columbus Blue Jackets
The Pens showed some good signs and some bad signs in Game 1 against the Columbus Blue Jackets, but the real key is that they came out of the game with a 1-0 series lead.
You could see it in the early moments of game one with the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Pens were tight and their play showed it. The weight of fans expecting a deep Stanley Cup run every year is something the players are aware of, and they aren’t afraid to admit it.
Brandon Sutter scored on a wrist shot from the left circle 8:18 into the third period, helping the Pittsburgh Penguins rally for a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on Wednesday night.
Maatta says he knows the playoffs are more intense and he hopes his Olympic experience will help him be ready.
Much like the fan base that has grown tired of meaningless games while waiting for the playoffs to being, Penguins defenseman Matt Niskanen told Starkey and Mueller that he’s ready for games that actually mean something.
The playoffs have arrived. It’s that special time of year, where the world seems to stop when the puck is dropped.
With the Penguins and Columbus Blue Jackets set to meet each other in the first round of the NHL playoffs, Blue Jackets play-by-play broadcaster Jeff Rimer joined Starkey and Mueller to tell us everything we should know about the Pens first round opponent.
Bob Pompeani talked about the state of the Penguins with former player Rick Tocchet.
Chris Kunitz and Beau Bennett scored goals 47 seconds apart midway through the third period and Marc-Andre Fleury made 35 saves and the Pittsburgh Penguins clinched a playoff spot with a 2-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night.
Evgeni Malkin scored in his return from a lower-body injury, Sidney Crosby added his 16th goal, and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-1 on Monday night.
Deryk Engelland, Chris Kunitz and Jussi Jokinen scored and backup Jeff Zatkoff made 19 saves in his first NHL win to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins past Columbus 3-0 Saturday night for their fourth victory in a row and second over the Blue Jackets in as many days.
The Pittsburgh Penguins have tweaked their approach in hopes of taking some of the pressure off goalie Marc-Andre Fleury.
Boone Jenner scored his second goal of the game to offset Jussi Jokinen’s hat trick and lift the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 5-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins in a preseason game Saturday.
USA Today’s hockey writer Kevin Allen knows the hockey scene as well as anyone, and takes a look around the league at what pieces the Penguins could be targeting in a trade.
With the Stanley Cup being presented to the Los Angeles Kings on Monday, it’s time to start looking ahead to next season. On Wednesday, the Penguins announced their upcoming preseason schedule for the 2012-13 campaign.