1. Pittsburgh Penguins' Execution, Puck Control Lackluster in Shocking Boston Loss

    Execution and puck control...two basic principles that are taught in pee wee hockey. You would expect NHL players to be able to follow these two principles every game throughout the whole game...

    Scott  Barner Written by Scott Barner about almost 4 years ago 216 reads 2 comments

  2. Pittsburgh Penguins Coaching Staff Should Share the Blame in Playoff Loss

    The Penguins coaching staff certainly was outcoached in the series with the Canadiens and were plagued with a series of poor decisions. Some of these poor decisions were consistently made throughout the year...

    Scott  Barner Written by Scott Barner about over 4 years ago 494 reads 3 comments

  3. Clutterbuck Cries Foul After Gonchar Hit

    It appears that Cal Clutterbuck of the Minnesota Wild is one of those players that likes to dish out punishment but can't take punishment in return...

    Scott  Barner Written by Scott Barner about almost 5 years ago 672 reads 10 comments

  4. Going Back To the Basics Nets Pens A Much Needed Win

    Practically everything that needed to be done to ignite a slumping team was executed last night by the Pittsburgh Penguins...

    Scott  Barner Written by Scott Barner about 5 years ago 85 reads 0 comments

  5. Pittsburgh Penguins Need To Dig Deep To Get Back on Winning Track

    After being shut out for the second game in a row, the Penguins players need to look within and challenge themselves to step up to a higher level...

    Scott  Barner Written by Scott Barner about 5 years ago 128 reads 4 comments

  6. Penguins Debut Yields Pleasant Surprises

    Although it is too early in the preseason to get too wrapped up in evaluating players, two players shined in last night's preseason opener. Chris Connor, an offseason free agent pickup from Dallas, did his best to shore up a spot on the roster...

    Scott  Barner Written by Scott Barner about over 5 years ago 214 reads 1 comments

  7. Fleury Proves He's a Big Game Goalie

    It doesn't get any bigger than Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Finals. Especially when you are the goalie of the away team in Hockeytown USA. Marc Andre Fleury was in such a position Friday night and he came up big...

    Scott  Barner Written by Scott Barner about over 5 years ago 125 reads 2 comments

  8. Penguins Need Their Game Back

    Momentum seems to be going in the Penguins' direction after their game three performance, but they still face an uphill battle...

    Scott  Barner Written by Scott Barner about over 5 years ago 75 reads 4 comments

  9. Fleury Saves the Day for Penguins

    The Penguins have Marc Andre Fleury to thank for tonight's victory. Fleury played one of, if not the best, game(s) of his NHL career...

    Scott  Barner Written by Scott Barner about over 5 years ago 178 reads 23 comments

  10. Can Evgeni Malkin Be This Years' MVP?

    To sum it up in two words....probably not! Should he be this seasons' MVP?.....definitely yes!!!!! The writers have pretty much chosen their MVP and it is Alexander Ovechkin...

    Scott  Barner Written by Scott Barner about almost 6 years ago 241 reads 9 comments

  11. Chris Kunitz Key to Pittsburgh Penguins' Turnaround

    The Penguins have certainly turned their season around. There are a few reasons for their resurgence. One is the return of Gonchar. The other was the trade that brought Chris Kunitz to the Penguins...

    Scott  Barner Written by Scott Barner about almost 6 years ago 390 reads 1 comments

  12. Michel Therrien Takes Fall for Ray Shero's Shortcomings

    Ray Shero had many choices to make after the debacle in Toronto last Saturday night. He could have made a player move, a coaching move, or accepted the blame himself for the poor supporting cast of players he put on the ice this season...

    Scott  Barner Written by Scott Barner about almost 6 years ago 370 reads 4 comments

  13. Pittsburgh Penguins Finally Get It: Third Period Comeback Nets Big Overtime Win

    Note to Penguins: Please report to the video room. You are instructed to watch the third period of last night's game and take extensive notes on how to play hockey for the rest of the season...

    Scott  Barner Written by Scott Barner about almost 6 years ago 97 reads 0 comments

  14. Pens Start Second Half on Right Foot

    The Penguins did a lot of things right on their way to a 6-2 victory over the New York Rangers Wednesday. First, they were able to gain ground in their division. Every point is now critical to be able to gain a playoff spot...

    Scott  Barner Written by Scott Barner about almost 6 years ago 70 reads 1 comments

  15. Is It Time for the Pittsburgh Penguins to Shop Big Name Players?

    After arguably the most crushing defeat of the season, the Penguins squandered a 3-0 lead tonight losing to the Nashville Predators 5-3. It is getting close to the time to sound the alarm and do something to shake up the team...

    Scott  Barner Written by Scott Barner about almost 6 years ago 151 reads 9 comments

  16. Bad Breaks Hurt NHL Snipers

    When a craftsman performs his skilled task, he uses tools that work well and do not break under pressure or at critical times...

    Scott  Barner Written by Scott Barner about almost 6 years ago 133 reads 0 comments

  17. Will Marc-Andre Fleury's Return Jumpstart the Pittsburgh Penguins?

    As we get closer to the halfway point in the season, the Penguins are looking for a spark to ignite their lackluster play. Could the return of Marc-Andre Fleury be the answer? At this point, anything can help...

    Scott  Barner Written by Scott Barner about 6 years ago 64 reads 0 comments

  18. How the Pittsburgh Penguins Can Solve Their Shootout Woes

    The Penguins are off to one of their best starts in team history and everything seems to be coming together except one area. The shootout. Now, being a fan of old time hockey, I'd prefer to see the shootout go by the wayside...

    Scott  Barner Written by Scott Barner about 6 years ago 64 reads 0 comments

  19. Penguins Lacking Bodies In Front Of The Net

    Depending on who you talk to or what local sports talk show you listen to, there are a variety of reasons for the less than desirable start by the Penguins...

    Scott  Barner Written by Scott Barner about 6 years ago 157 reads 2 comments

  20. Penguins Showcase New Power Play

    The Penguins gave us a glimpse at what may develop into the league's best power play this year. Saturday night's preseason matchup against the Tampa Bay Lightning was quite entertaining for a preseason game...

    Scott  Barner Written by Scott Barner about over 6 years ago 97 reads 0 comments

  21. Pittsburgh Penguins Go Into Camp with a Few Questions

    As the Penguins get set to begin training camp, a few questions remain as to their possible weaknesses. Some of the questions that follow them into their first day of camp are: Will ...

    Scott  Barner Written by Scott Barner about over 6 years ago 330 reads 1 comments