For the first time in ten years the Penguins are divison champs. Clinched the divison with a 4-2 over the Flyers. Pens need to keep it rolling in the playoffs because divison titles aren't what we play for. Go Pens!
Posted on: April 2, 2008 11:41 pm
Posted on: March 15, 2008 1:27 pm
The Penguins have experiecned a lot of injuries this season. Ankle sprains seem to be a team favorite. I just don't understand why, and I haven't a team go through so many injuries ever in hockey! It started with Maxime Talbot getting a high ankle sprain, then Marc-Andre Fleury followed. Then, the Penguins leadership took a huge hit with Gary Roberts breaking his leg and Mark Eaton tearing his ACL. The injuries just keep flying in all year and then one January night the worst of them all happened that was Sidney Crosby going down with guess what a high ankle sprain. The trade deadline comes and the Penguins acquire Marian Hossa and seemed great and then 14 shifts into his Penguin career, he sprains his knee. Finally the injury bug seemed to be going away with Fleury and Crosby coming back, but think again. Talbot hurts his ankle again and Sid feels soreness in his ankle which is going to force him to miss a week. With Marian Hossa rumored to come back on Sunday against Flyers, makes me bring up this question. Will these two ever skate in the same game together before the playoffs?
Posted on: February 25, 2008 3:58 pm
During the Pittsburgh Penguins season it has been filled with ups and downs and injuries. First Marc-Andre Fleury goes down for the Pens in December, it seemed like the season could be lost for the Pens' but Ty Conklin recalled from Wilkes/Barre-Scranton had the Pens playing their best hockey yet. Also helping lead that charge was the teams' captain Sidney Crosby. Crosby, who won the scoring title last season, was looking to repeat and he filling into his new captain role nicely leading the team and tied for the league lead with 63 points. Then came the infamous high ankle sprain and seemed once again the Pens' season was doomed. Then, after a meeting with head coach Micheal Therrien, Evgeni Malkin took this team on his back. He has the Pens winning and is on a tear by now taking over the lead league in points with 82. He went from 15th in the league in points to first since the duration of the Crosby's injury. They are all great players and have all contribued to the Pens' success, but who truly is the Pens' MVP?
A. Evgeni Malkin B. Sidney Crosby C. Ty Conklin
Posted on: February 6, 2008 4:11 pm
The acting is priceless, and of course Maxime Talbot is the best part.
Expect Geno has the best lines, and can anyone understand what Sergei Gonchar says?
Posted on: January 24, 2008 10:19 pm
Edited on: January 24, 2008 10:55 pm
The Penguins currently stand at 6th in the Eastern Conference standings, and are one point out of the Atlantic divison lead. With the injury plagues that they have had this season that isn't bad. But now they face the biggest task of them all now they are without the captain Sidney Crosby. Currently their record this season without Sid is 1-1-1. Evgeni Malkin has done a good job carrying the team. The injuries might catch up to them because currently they are without Gary Roberts, Mark Eaton, Marc-Andre Fleury, Adam Hall, Tyler Kennedy, and of course Sideny Crosby. In the next coming weeks this young team will face the biggest challenges that it has ever faced. All I know is that if Ty Conklin and Evgeni Malkin continue the way they have been playing the Pens stand a good shot at staying in the playoff race and for the divison lead. Keep it up guys and the Pens will be playing hockey come Mid-April!
Posted on: January 20, 2008 12:50 pm
Edited on: January 24, 2008 10:59 pm
It appeared to me that the Penguins without Sidney Crosby played more of a grinding game. They just loved to get to the front of the net and pound the puck. Jeff Taffe scored as a result of Georges Laraque basically boxing out defenders and then through the puck in front of the net for Taffe. The Penguins also played a pretty solid defensive style. They didn't make too many mistakes, and when they did goaltender Dany Sabourin bailed them out. The Pens also played a smart game without Sid and didn't take penalties, especially when they were playing the Canadiens who have the second best power play in the league. Evgeni Malkin did step up and become a playmaker instead of a sniper that he is with Sid. He was flying down the ice and creating chances just none of them went in, except for his empty net goal. First game without Sid for the Pens was a success, but we will see what more will come from this. Crosby will be re-evaluated on Monday and have a MRI. It is put off til Monday due to too much swelling in his ankle. Come Monday the Pens will know about how long they will be without their superstar.
Posted on: January 17, 2008 11:41 pm
Since my beloved Eagles are playing golf instead of football, I focus on the second greatest sport this world has to offer and that is hockey. My Penguins have been hotter than Jessica and Ashlee Simpson combine! And it is all thanks to Ty Conklin. Conks ability to stick handle the puck has done wonders for the Pens defensemen. He is making Daryl Sydor and Rob Scuderi look like Scott Niedermayer! Actually not really, but he does improve their game. Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin have been tearing up opposing defenses since they have been on the same line. The Pens great play lately has brought them to a tie for the Atlantic Divison lead with the Devils. Hopefully the Pens can keep up their winning ways.
And on a football note, Packers and Chargers better win on Sunday!