Nearly two years ago, the Pittsburgh Penguins sat atop the NHL world. They’d become the first team in 19 years to win back-to-back Stanley Cup championships. Captain Sidney Crosby became the first player since Mario Lemieux in 1992 to win consecutive Conn Smythe Trophies. During those seasons, the Penguins reset the template for a Stanley
Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan won’t be going anywhere. The Penguins may need to find a new strategy on how best to compete next season, and that direction should probably involve more speed. Dan Kingerski of Pittsburgh Hockey Now: Coach Mike Sullivan isn’t one of the Penguins problems.
For the next 48 hours, NHL fans are going to hear all about Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby and how Pittsburgh demolished the Nashville Predators on Thursday night. On one hand, yes those are major storylines. Both the best and worst of Crosby was on display in Game 5, and the Penguins seemed to tilt
Keys to the Penguins offseason Emily Kaplan and Chris Peters of ESPN: Looking at the keys to the Pittsburgh Penguins offseason. Consider seismic changes: Penguins GM Jim Rutherford is never afraid to make a big move. Sidney Crosby isn’t going anywhere and Evgeni Malkin has a NMC and is only going somewhere if he asks.
report this ad It took 213 games, 49 of those playoffs appearances, to make history. It was the 66th playoff series in Penguins history and the 87th game of the 2017 playoffs — some things are just meant to be. Kris Letang hadn’t played since February, they were outshot in more than 70% of games played
Late in the 2015-16 season, Pittsburgh’s third round (83rd overall selection) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, got his shot in the NHL when Marc-Andre Fleury fell to a concussion. Murray, a standout performer in the American Hockey League with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in 2014-15 and the early part of 2015-16, was called up. His record in
Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby joined Mario Lemieux and Bernie Parent as the only other players in NHL history to win the Conn Smythe Trophy in back-to-back years. Crosby deserved it, posting eight goals and 27 points in 24 playoff games. But he wasn’t the only member of the Penguins who played at an MVP level.
While they struggled through the first three and a half months of the season, the Pittsburgh Penguins remained close enough in the postseason race that it wasn’t too late once they started to pile up wins. With just four games to go in the 2018-19 season, they’re poised to make the playoffs for a 13th