Stanley Cup Playoffs

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Report: Pens Show 2 Sides In Series Win Over Blue Jackets

With the potential to close out their series with the Columbus Blue Jackets Monday night, Evgeni Malkin decided to take matters into his own hands, essentially carry the team to a 4-3 game 6 victory by recording a hat trick.

93-7 The Fan–04/29/2014

Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the first period of Game Six of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Nationwide Arena on April 28, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Shea-ved Ice: Pens Hang On, Advance To 2nd Round

The playoffs are never easy and the Pittsburgh Penguins proved that fact last night in Game 6. A 4-0 lead should be an automatic win, but nobody told that to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

04/29/2014

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Pens Fans Excited For 2nd Round Of Playoffs

Fans were forced to bite their nails Monday night as the Pittsburgh Penguins held on for a 4-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets to win the series 4-2.

04/29/2014

Jussi Jokinen #36 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates his third period goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game Five of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Consol Energy Center on April 26, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Shea-ved Ice: Consistent Effort Leads To Game 5 Success

The Pittsburgh Penguins dug deep and put their best foot forward in these playoffs Saturday night at CONSOL Energy Center. The effort led to a 3-1 win in the game and a 3-2 edge in the series.

04/27/2014

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Pens Defeat Blue Jackets In Game 5, Take 3-2 Series Lead

Jussi Jokinen scored the go-ahead goal in the third period and the Pittsburgh Penguins topped the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-1 on Saturday night to take a 3-2 lead in their Eastern Conference playoff series.

04/26/2014

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What Awaits the Penguins If They Advance?

The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Sam Carchidi joined John Phillips Thursday night on “The Late Shift” to talk about the Flyers and Rangers series. The Rangers currently lead the Flyers 2-1 heading into Game 4 in Philadelphia.

93-7 The Fan–04/25/2014

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Blogger Seth Rorabaugh Offers Insight on Pens-Blue Jackets Series

Seth Rorabaugh, of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette’s Empty Netters Blog, joined The Fan’s John Phillips to react to the Penguins’ performance in Game 4 and to look ahead to Game 5.

93-7 The Fan–04/25/2014

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Bylsma: Pens Need More From Crosby & Malkin

The Pittsburgh Penguins have found themselves in a series of twists and turns with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

04/24/2014

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Report: Crosby Aware Of Playoff Goal Drought, Not Bothered By It

Penguins Captain Sidney Crosby led the league in points in the regular season, but all the focus right now is on the playoffs and his 9-game drought without scoring a goal in the postseason.

93-7 The Fan–04/24/2014

Nick Foligno #71 of the Columbus Blue Jackets is congratulated by his teammates after beating Marc-Andre Fleury #29 of the Pittsburgh Penguins for the game winning goal during the overtime period in Game Four of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Nationwide Arena on April 23, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio. Columbus defeated Pittsburgh 4-3 in overtime. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Fans Remain Optimistic Despite Game 4 Loss

Playoff hockey is rarely dull and the first four games against the Columbus Blue Jackets are keeping fans on the edge of their seats.

04/24/2014

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Shea-ved Ice: Fleury Not Solely To Blame For Game 4 Collapse

This is the kind of series that drive stats people crazy. There’s no way to explain this anomaly. It’s just simply bizarre.

04/24/2014

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Pens Blow Another Lead, Fall To Blue Jackets 4-3 In OT

Brandon Dubinsky scored with 22.5 seconds left in regulation to force overtime and Nick Foligno’s wrist shot just inside the blue line 2:49 into the extra session gave the Columbus Blue Jackets a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night.

04/23/2014

Jayson Megna #59 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates after teammate Brandon Sutter #16 beat goalie Sergei Bobrovsky #72 of the Columbus Blue Jackets for a goal during the third period in Game Three of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Nationwide Arena on April 21, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio. Pittsburgh defeated Columbus 4-3. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Shea-ved Ice: Pens Show Resiliency In Game 3 Comeback Win

The Eastern Conference quarterfinal matchup between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Columbus Blue Jackets took another strange, yet familiar twist Monday night.

04/22/2014

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Fleury, 3-Goal Flurry Lead Pens Past Jackets, 4-3

The Pittsburgh Penguins also have another P-word going for them: patience.

04/22/2014

Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky #72 of the Columbus Blue Jackets makes a pad save off a shot from Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first overtime in Game Two of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 19, 2014 at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Columbus defeated Pittsburgh 4-3 in the second overtime to capture the franchise's first playoff win. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images)

Shea-ved Ice: Series Tied 1-1, Time For Stars To Shine

With the series tied 1-1 and shifting to Columbus for the next two games, the Penguins’ big guns need to start contributing – immediately.

04/20/2014

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