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RECAP 6: Panther Like a Panther

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: The Penguins played a high scoring game against a Florida team last night. Coming off the heels of a combined 9 goal display in Tampa, the Pens invited the Panthers to the Consol Energy Paints Arena to combined for 7 goals as the Pens held on though 46 shots against and 5 powerplay chances against to bump themselves above .500 6 games into the season. Matt Murray was, by and large, brilliant in this one, making 43 saves.  But his great was probably overshadowed by Crosby being a damn warlock in...

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RECAP 5: Caught in the Storm

Over the past several years, the Penguins have had some polarizing figures grace their lineup. Steve Downey.  Tanner Glass.  Marc-Andre Fleury.  Sirhan Sirhan.  Sometimes Derrick Pouliot.  Cardboard Brooks Orpik. You can add Antti Niemi to that list. Because for some reason, after just 5 games, a backup goalie who will likely play only about 25 games is the new scapegoat.  It’s like Jeff Zatkoff never left! Nevermind the fact that this was the second half of a back-to-back.  Nevermind the fact that both games were against the two other big dogs in the East.  Nevermind the defense barely showing...

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RECAP 4: Right Back At It Again

Last night, there was an event in Washington D.C. in which 18,000+ beings showed up.  Some were Russians.  Others were robots.  It was an inauguration, of sorts. It was the inaugural Capitals disappointment at the hands of the Penguins. In typical Pens-Caps fashion, it didn’t matter that this was just the 4th game of the season.  They got that feel good feeling-out process done and over with early before giving this game a playoff feel. But much like the playoffs, the Capitals lost it in the 2nd. After weathering an early storm, the Penguins were able to take the...

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