1. 5 Biggest Takeaways from Pittsburgh Penguins' 2nd-Round Playoff Series So Far

    Four games into their Eastern Conference Semifinals series with the Ottawa Senators , the Pittsburgh Penguins have a 3-1 lead...

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  2. 3 Pittsburgh Penguins Players Not Pulling Their Weight in 2nd Round of Playoffs

    The Pittsburgh Penguins are on quite a warpath in the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs. The only thing that can slow them down now is players not pulling their weight...

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  3. Report Card for Pittsburgh Penguins' 1st-Round Playoff Victory

    Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins are favorites in the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs. After conquering the New York Islanders in six games, not much has changed...

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  4. Biggest Lessons Learned from Start of Pittsburgh Penguins' Playoff Campaign

    They’ ve struggled to contain the hungry New York Islanders , but the Pittsburgh Penguins own a 2-1 lead in their first-round series...

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  5. Pittsburgh Penguins vs. NY Islanders: 5 Keys for Pens to Win NHL Playoff Series

    With the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs having finally arrived, the Pittsburgh Penguins are poised to capture hockey’s grandest prize...

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  6. Setting Expectations for Pittsburgh Penguins Stars During 2013 Postseason

    The Pittsburgh Penguins have clinched the top seed in the Eastern Conference, earning them home ice in the playoffs. They boast incredible depth, but their stars will need to shine for the Penguins to have a successful Stanley Cup campaign...

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  7. What Pittsburgh Penguins Must Do to Hit Their Stride Going into the Playoffs

    Not only are the Pittsburgh Penguins playoff bound, but their 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins was enough to clinch the top seed in the Eastern Conference...

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  8. Why the Pittsburgh Penguins Are the Favorites to Win the Stanley Cup

    Having clinched the Atlantic Division, the Pittsburgh Penguins are guaranteed a 2013 playoff berth. They’re Stanley Cup favorites heading into the postseason; they proved last year being favored isn’t enough...

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  9. Michigan Basketball: 3 Biggest Concerns for Final Four Matchup with Syracuse

    John Wooden Award winner Trey Burke and the Michigan Wolverines face their biggest challenge of the NCAA tournament Saturday in Atlanta, Ga. Syracuse’s 2-3 zone is among their biggest concerns in this Final Four matchup...

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  10. Breaking Down Each New Arrival's Future with the Pittsburgh Penguins

    As the NHL trade deadline closed in, general manager Ray Shero and the Pittsburgh Penguins made an impact. The blockbuster acquisitions of Jarome Iginla and Brenden Morrow, among others, make one thing clear— Shero is all in...

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  11. Why the Pittsburgh Penguins' 2013 Streak Is More Impressive Than Chicago's

    The Pittsburgh Penguins highlighted the 2013 NHL season with their recent 15-game winning streak—one that was more impressive than the Chicago Blackhawks ’ historic season-beginning streak...

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  12. Brenden Morrow Is a Perfect Fit as a Pittsburgh Penguins Deadline Rental Player

    As the trade deadline approaches, the Pittsburgh Penguins and Dallas Stars made a big deal. The Penguins traded defense prospect Joe Morrow and a fifth-round draft pick to acquire Brenden Morrow and a third-round pick...

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  13. Why the Pittsburgh Penguins Should Consider Trading Kris Letang

    He is a staple of their blue line, but the Pittsburgh Penguins should explore options for trading Stanley Cup defenseman Kris Letang . When Letang is healthy, he’s a Norris Trophy candidate...

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  14. How Trey Burke's Performance in Michigan's Win over SDST Is Reassuring

    Despite little scoring, Trey Burke’s performance in the Michigan Wolverines’ 71-56 win over the South Dakota State Jackrabbits proved to be a sort of blessing in disguise for the Maize and Blue...

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  15. 8 Pittsburgh Penguins Most Pivotal to a Stanley Cup Run

    Sidney Crosby , Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang and Marc-Andre Fleury are all franchise players that led the Pittsburgh Penguins to their last Stanley Cup in 2009...

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  16. The 'All Offense, No Defense' NHL Team

    The “all offense, no defense” team is a thrill to watch and could even lead an NHL team to great success in the regular season, but it’s no way to mount a strong campaign for the Stanley Cup...

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  17. Updated Stat Predictions for the Pittsburgh Penguins 10 Best Players

    With just over half the season done, Pittsburgh Penguins rank second in the Eastern Conference. The surging offense of theirs warrants an update to the early-season statistics predictions for Sidney Crosby and company...

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  18. New York Rangers Defeat Washington Capitals 4-1 for 5th Win in Six Games

    The New York Rangers walked into the Verizon Center and left with a 4-1 win over the Washington Capitals. With 17 goals in their last five games, the Capitals' offense had been surging and they were riding a hot goaltender in Braden Holtby...

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  19. Power Ranking the Most Exciting Players Halfway Through the 2013 NHL Season

    The lockout-shortened season has allowed talented players like David Clarkson and Eric Staal to step into the spotlight, in addition to the regular crop of superstars such as Sidney Crosby and Steven Stamkos ...

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  20. Evgeni Malkin's Return Allows Pittsburgh Penguins to Address Defensive Issues

    Reigning NHL MVP Evgeni Malkin returned to the lineup for the Pittsburgh Penguins Monday after missing just four games. Disaster is averted and now the Penguins can focus on the more pressing issue—their defense...

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  21. Michigan's Win over Michigan State Proves Ability to Succeed in March Madness

    The ability to adapt shown by the Michigan Wolverines in their 58-57 win over the Michigan State Spartans proves the Maize and Blue have what it takes to succeed during March Madness...

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  22. Chicago Blackhawks Beat Detroit Red Wings in Shootout, Extend Historic Streak

    Just when it looked like the Detroit Red Wings were going to put an end to the Chicago Blackhawks' historic streak, Patrick Kane netted a late power-play goal to send the game into overtime...

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  23. Grading the James Neal for Alex Goligoski Trade for the Pittsburgh Penguins

    Two years ago this week, the Pittsburgh Penguins acquired James Neal and Matt Niskanen from the Dallas Stars in exchange for defenseman Alex Goligoski . Looking back, it’s clear the Penguins got the better end of that trade...

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  24. Washington Capitals 5-1 Win vs. New Jersey Devils Highlights Inconsistency

    Between the Washington Capitals ’ 5-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils and Alexander Ovechkin’s hat trick, fans in D.C. have a lot to celebrate. Even so, the game highlights the team’s struggle with consistency this season...

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  25. Penguins vs. Flyers: 5 Reasons to Tune into Wedensday's Matchup

    The Pittsburgh Penguins will host the Philadelphia Flyers for the first time since opening day. There are plenty of reasons to tune into this game, which may as well be their first meeting of the season...

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