1. Penguins vs. Rangers Game 3: Keys for Each Team

    If the New York Rangers fail to advance to the Eastern Conference Final, they're going to look back at Game 2 as a missed opportunity to put the Pittsburgh Penguins on the mat...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 3 months ago 2,187 reads 12 comments

  2. Rangers vs. Penguins Game 2: Keys for Pittsburgh to Win

    It's not a series until a road team wins a game. There's a lot of conventional wisdom swirling around the NHL at this time of year as the emotions of the postseason kick into high gear...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 3 months ago 2,757 reads 31 comments

  3. Rangers vs. Penguins: Biggest Takeaways from Game 1

    Three periods wasn't enough to contain the New York Rangers and the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 1 of the second round. It required overtime to settle this one, and Benoit Pouliot is your hero for the night...

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  4. Rangers vs. Penguins Game 1: Keys for Pittsburgh to Win

    The Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Rangers both fought off considerable adversaries to make it to the second round, and the level of play is just going to get higher from here...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 3 months ago 1,104 reads 3 comments

  5. Are Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin's Slow Playoff Starts Officially Over?

    With great power comes great responsibility. Everyone's favorite Webhead learned this lesson the hard way. When you're among the most talented and highly paid players in the NHL , cold streaks are no longer a luxury...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 3 months ago 1,718 reads 10 comments

  6. Complete Guide for Columbus Blue Jackets' 2014 Offseason

    The 2013-14 campaign was the best in Columbus Blue Jackets history. Forty three wins sets a new standard for the Blue Jackets, as does 93 points...

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  7. Final Report Card for Columbus Blue Jackets' 2013-14 Season

    The 2013-14 NHL season has come to an end for the Columbus Blue Jackets , and the campaign will be remembered as a historic one for the franchise...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 3 months ago 2,318 reads 7 comments

  8. Complete Guide for St. Louis Blues' 2014 Offseason

    The St. Louis Blues were a sexy pick to win among pundits last October. Publications like The Hockey News picked the team to win the Stanley Cup after decades of heartbreak and let downs...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 3 months ago 4,972 reads 10 comments

  9. Final Report Card for St. Louis Blues' 2013-14 Season

    The St. Louis Blues made every concerted throughout the 2013-14 NHL season to make a charge at the Stanley Cup...

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  10. Breaking Down the Pittsburgh Penguins' Special Teams Issues

    Coming into their series against the Columbus Blue Jackets , the Pittsburgh Penguins knew that special teams were going to be important...

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  11. What Pittsburgh Penguins Must Do to Avoid an Upset vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

    Game 4 was the embodiment of everything that could possibly go wrong in a playoff series for the Pittsburgh Penguins ...

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  12. Why the Pittsburgh Penguins Aren't Lucky to Have Series Lead After Game 3

    There's a notion floating around that the Pittsburgh Penguins are lucky to have a 2-1 series lead over the Columbus Blue Jackets . Maybe that's because it's so fun to root for the underdogs...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 3 months ago 1,396 reads 8 comments

  13. Marc-Andre Fleury Takes 1st Step in Quieting Doubters

    Goaltender for the Pittsburgh Penguins is not traditionally one of the toughest jobs in sports. The gig certainly isn't up to par with quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys and may ...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 3 months ago 1,246 reads 6 comments

  14. Pittsburgh Penguins' Blueprint to a Deep Run in 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs

    The Pittsburgh Penguins didn't run over the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 1, but they managed to battle back from a two-goal deficit to secure the win. The magic number to win the Stanley Cup is 16...

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  15. Why the Pittsburgh Penguins Can't Sleep on Columbus Blue Jackets

    If you believe that talent reigns supreme in the NHL playoffs, then you didn't have a tough time filling out your bracket when you had to choose between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Columbus Blue Jackets ...

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  16. Creative Tactics Dan Bylsma Should Use for Pittsburgh Penguins' 2014 Playoff Run

    Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma has come under increasing fire over the last two years for his ability—or lack thereof—to make in-game adjustments to his team during the playoffs...

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  17. 5 Keys for Pittsburgh Penguins to Finish Strong in 2013-14 NHL Regular Season

    This is it—the last week we'll be able to talk about the 2013-14 NHL season in future tense. After the next few games, the Pittsburgh Penguins will put a stamp on this campaign and head into the playoffs with revenge on the brain...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 4 months ago 1,090 reads 1 comments

  18. Breaking Down Sidney Crosby's Road to the Art Ross Trophy

    Unless you're among the stingiest of Sidney Crosby "haters," you can look at the NHL scoring leaders and understand that no one is going to catch No. 87 as the 2013-14 NHL season comes to a close...

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  19. How Paul Martin's Return Impacts Pittsburgh Penguins

    Paul Martin hasn't played a game for the Pittsburgh Penguins since February 7. As if the Pittsburgh Penguins hadn't been struggling enough with injuries throughout their 2013-14 ...

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  20. The 5 Biggest Questions for Pittsburgh Penguins in the Home Stretch in 2013-14

    With only six games remaining on their 2013-14 schedule, the Pittsburgh Penguins have entered the final stage of their season...

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  21. Pittsburgh Penguins Would Be Crazy to Fire Dan Bylsma

    There's been a lot of chatter lately surrounding Dan Bylsma 's future with the Pittsburgh Penguins . Rory Boylen of The Hockey News examined the question last week and managed to come up with three reasons to fire Bylsma ...

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  22. Which Eastern Conference Playoff Bubble Team Should Penguins Cheer For?

    The Eastern Conference became even more of a logjam last night, and the race for the two wild-card spots has reached a fever pitch...

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  23. Pittsburgh Penguins' 5 Most Impressive Individual Performances in 2013-14

    The NHL season is the most grueling in all of sports. Baseball players take part in more contests, but they aren't nearly as physically demanding...

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  24. How Beau Bennett Changes Everything for Pittsburgh Penguins

    Beau Bennett will change everything for the Pittsburgh Penguins . Maybe that seems like a lot of pressure to heap onto a 22-year-old forward with a total of 38 games played in the NHL ...

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  25. Pittsburgh Penguins' Regular-Season Injury Woes Will Help in the Playoffs

    Every team deals with injuries throughout the regular season, and every coach is forced to work with imperfect lineups from Day 1 of the preseason...

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