UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Brooks Orpik scored 7:49 into overtime, and the Pittsburgh Penguins overcame three one-goal deficits in Game 6 to eliminate the New York Islanders with a 4-3 victory on Saturday night.
Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby says he will not play in the first game of the NHL playoffs.
It took five attempts, but we finally got to see a real playoff-type hockey game last night between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers.
The Pittsburgh Penguins found themselves down 3-0 in their opening round series with the Philadelphia Flyers. The team responded in Game 4 with a 10-3 trouncing of the Flyers to stave off elimination and force a Game 5 showdown tonight
After another embarrassing effort in Game 3, the Pittsburgh Penguins find themselves one more loss from being swept by their cross-state rivals.
Heading into the playoffs, the Penguins had really good special teams numbers, tied for fifth in the entire league on the power play and the third best penalty killing team. However, in this series there seems to be nothing special for special teams as the Philadelphia Flyers continue to completely own the Penguins who seem to have no answers.
The Penguins made zero adjustments after getting spanked in Pittsburgh in Game 2 and now find themselves down 3-0 in the series.
It’s hard to imagine how things could have possibly gone worse for the Pittsburgh Penguins against the Philadelphia Flyers so far.
The Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers will write another chapter in their long and heated rivalry when they meet in the first round of the playoffs. Who has the edge and what can you expect?
The long standing rivalry between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers was rekindled on Sunday, and the teams will meet on the ice again Saturday. But before this weekend’s big showdown, fans were lining up to buy playoff tickets for the opening round this morning, and it could be against those hated Flyers.
While I’ve already gone into detail about the Pittsburgh Penguins’ first round matchup with the Tampa Bay Lightning, I suppose I should weigh in on the other series around the league.