1. Now What? How NHL Fans Deal with an Early Playoff Exit

    It's a scenario all fans will experience. Entering the playoffs with the ultimate goal in mind, only to be foiled by another team and sent home with nothing but bruised egos and an unsatisfied thirst for success...

    Laura Falcon Written by Laura Falcon about over 4 years ago 283 reads 10 comments

  2. What's Montreal's Beef with Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby?

    So what do the Philadelphia Flyers, Washington Capitals, New Jersey Devils, Detroit Red Wings, New York Rangers and the Montreal Canadiens have in common? Every one of those fan bases ...

    Laura Falcon Written by Laura Falcon about over 4 years ago 2,568 reads 112 comments

  3. 2010 NHL Playoffs: Pittsburgh Penguins' Top Five Performers

    For the Pittsburgh Penguins, the 2009-2010 season has been one centered around resilience and answering the call of being "the targeted ones" as defending Stanley Cup Champions...

    Laura Falcon Written by Laura Falcon about over 4 years ago 511 reads 3 comments

  4. Ironman Down: Can Pittsburgh Penguins Get It Done Without Jordan Staal?

    It was the moment when Pittsburgh Penguins fans watching Game One of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals against the Montreal Canadiens held their breath. At the start of a penalty kill halfway through the second period, Canadiens defenseman P...

    Laura Falcon Written by Laura Falcon about over 4 years ago 413 reads 8 comments

  5. The Hart Trophy Nominees Are In: No Ryan Miller?

    Fresh off of my last final of the semester, I received a forwarded text message on Thursday from a fellow Penguins fan while waiting to pay for my lunch: PENS ALERT: Sidney Crosby a ...

    Laura Falcon Written by Laura Falcon about over 4 years ago 463 reads 13 comments

  6. 2010 NHL Playoffs: Pittsburgh Penguins' Keys To Defeating the Montreal Canadiens

    The eighth-seeded Montreal Canadiens made a statement that resonated loud and clear in their dramatic upset of the top-seeded Washington Capitals. Do not underestimate us...

    Laura Falcon Written by Laura Falcon about over 4 years ago 388 reads 1 comments

  7. Andy Sutton's Hit on Jordan Leopold: Clean or Cheap?

    All it takes is a second-long distraction. Unfortunately for Jordan Leopold, he made it two and the result was one of the nastiest open-ice collisions of the playoffs thus far...

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  8. Saying Goodbye To My Grandfather's Project, Mellon Arena

    When the Pittsburgh Penguins hit the ice on Thursday to play the New York Islanders, it will be the final NHL regular season game played at Mellon Arena before it hits "retirement...

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  9. Why Sidney Crosby Deserves the Hart Trophy Nomination

    Before Saturday's game against Atlanta, the Pittsburgh Penguins organization honored the players with team awards. Among the Baz Bastien Memorial "Good Guy" Award, A. T. Caggiano Memorial Booster Club Cup Award, and Edward J...

    Laura Falcon Written by Laura Falcon about over 4 years ago 1,029 reads 26 comments

  10. Pittsburgh Penguins: Pascal Dupuis, Jordan Staal Are Post-Olympic MVPs

    Say what? No Sidney Crosby in the mix? While I feel Crosby has been clearly the Penguins' overall MVP for the 2009-2010 season, the recent play of Pascal Dupuis and Jordan Staal have ...

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  11. Pittsburgh Penguins: Finding the Next Alternate Jersey

    In November of 2008, the Pittsburgh Penguins unveiled their most recent alternate jersey, a replica of the 1968-72 home jerseys...

    Laura Falcon Written by Laura Falcon about almost 5 years ago 2,721 reads 10 comments

  12. Pittsburgh Penguins Are Firing on All Cylinders

    It's all about timing when it comes to entering the playoffs on the right foot. With only 16 games left in the regular season, the Pittsburgh Penguins are picking a good time to elevate ...

    Laura Falcon Written by Laura Falcon about almost 5 years ago 180 reads 13 comments

  13. Ray Shero's Magic Touch Will Yield Results for Pittsburgh Penguins

    Ray Shero, Pittsburgh's wizardly General Manager, said on March 1 following the acquisition of Jordan Leopold from the Florida Panthers, "I'm not really that interested in trading players off our team because I'm trying to strengthen it, not weaken it...

    Laura Falcon Written by Laura Falcon about almost 5 years ago 272 reads 0 comments

  14. Can the Pittsburgh Penguins Do It Again?

    The Pittsburgh Penguins have had their hands full the last two and a half seasons: two consecutive appearances at the Stanley Cup Final, the first an admirable attempt that fell short and the second a come-from-behind run that ended with Lord Stanley...

    Laura Falcon Written by Laura Falcon about almost 5 years ago 360 reads 10 comments

  15. Don Cherry's Canadian Bias Shines in Stab at U.S. Hockey Programs

    What's this? Don Cherry is biased toward Canadian hockey? Shocker, I know. As an American, I do not have the luxury of turning on the TV and witnessing Cherry's weekly ramblings on "Coach's Corner...

    Laura Falcon Written by Laura Falcon about almost 5 years ago 1,977 reads 38 comments

  16. Pittsburgh Penguins Find Success from Within

    Penguins announcers Paul Steigerwald and Bob Errey said it best during the intermission report: "Sometimes, 1-1 games are like watching paint dry, but not this one." It really has always been a story for the Pens...

    Laura Falcon Written by Laura Falcon about 5 years ago 285 reads 2 comments

  17. Pittsburgh Penguins Attempt To "Defy Ordinary" By Battling Injury Bug

    It's injury season in the NHL and the Pittsburgh Penguins have caught the bug. At the start of the season, the team was without Game Seven hero Max Talbot and injuries have slowly trickled down to forwards Kennedy, Malkin and Kunitz...

    Laura Falcon Written by Laura Falcon about 5 years ago 206 reads 2 comments

  18. Why The NHL Deserves More Recognition In Pro Sports

    Maybe people don't understand the rules. Maybe the players' body-covering uniforms make it difficult for the fans to feel connected to the team. Maybe people have a problem seeing the puck on the TV...

    Laura Falcon Written by Laura Falcon about 5 years ago 330 reads 6 comments

  19. Pittsburgh Penguins Fall to New Jersey Devils: Just One of Those Games

    In a battle between the netminders, Brodeur shone and Fleury broke down. It was as simple as that and the reason why the Devils were able to stymie the Pens' seven game winning streak...

    Laura Falcon Written by Laura Falcon about 5 years ago 109 reads 8 comments

  20. Comeback City: Sidney Crosby Leads Penguins For Seventh Straight Win

    It looked like the Phoenix game all over again. Johnson in net and Bourque was in for Godard. The team thought it would be cool to coast through the first half of the game...

    Laura Falcon Written by Laura Falcon about 5 years ago 184 reads 7 comments

  21. Powder Blues: 1, Critics: 0, Pittsburgh Penguins' Team Effort Brings Team Win

    The Penguins may have gone 3-5-2 last season in their alternative jerseys, but it looks like the Pens have started this season on a positive note when sporting the powder blues. So much for a curse...

    Laura Falcon Written by Laura Falcon about 5 years ago 173 reads 10 comments

  22. Pittsburghs' Top Three Punish Toronto

    When Sidney Crosby is playing at the top of his game, he's tough to stop. When Evgeni Malkin is playing at the top of his game, he's tough to stop...

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  23. Penguins-Flyers: Pittsburgh Hangs Tight, Deals Philadelphia First Loss

    For the Flyers, vengeance will have to come another day. The Pens managed to redeem themselves after an embarrassing display of athleticism and discipline against the Coyotes to hand over the Flyers' first loss of the season...

    Laura Falcon Written by Laura Falcon about 5 years ago 117 reads 0 comments

  24. Sidney Crosby Leads Pittsburgh Penguins to Squeak by Improved New York Islanders

    Sidney Crosby vs. John Tavares. The NHL's newest comparison. Tonight, Crosby came out on top, despite the excitement surrounding Tavares' first NHL goal. The last time the Pens were in the Nassau Coliseum, it was Feb...

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