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Best of Three: Why The Pittsburgh Penguins Defeated Ottawa in Round One

April 25th, 2010
It might not have been pretty. It certainly wasn't how Dan Bylsma envisioned the evening going. But the Penguins managed to prevail in Game Six at Scotiabank Place despite falling behind 3-0 early on.  Thanks to Pascal Dupuis, the Penguins have booked a trip to the Eastern Conference Semifinals once more, ...

Pittsburgh Penguins Eliminate the Ottawa Senators in Game 6

April 24th, 2010
The Pittsburgh Penguins played the type of hockey Dan Bylsma preached for over five hours on Thursday night. They attempted close to 130 shots on the night. It all looked too perfect as who else but Sidney Crosby, scored a goal from his backside to put the Penguins ahead halfway ...

Pittsburgh Penguins Take a 3-1 Series Lead After Game Four Goal Bonanza

April 20th, 2010
Game Four of a series is usually a must-win game for both teams. Unless it's a 3-0 advantage, chances are it will decide the series winner. That was exactly the mindset of both the Pittsburgh Penguins and Ottawa Senators before the fourth game of the series at Scotiabank Place. For the ...

Jordan Staal Receives A Much-Deserved Selke Trophy Nomination

April 20th, 2010
It was announced on Tuesday that Pittsburgh Penguins' center Jordan Staal is one of the three finalists for the annual Selke Trophy for the NHL's best defensive forward, along with Ryan Kesler and two-time winner Pavel Datsyuk. The 21-year-old who normally makes his home on the third line was nominated for ...

Pittsburgh Penguins Outgun Ottawa Senators in Game Three as Crosby, Malkin Score

April 18th, 2010
However difficult the Stanley Cup playoffs might be in your own building, they only get twice as hard traveling into enemy territory. The beehive—also known as Scotiabank Place—would be the site of the Pittsburgh Penguins' newest obstacle. Despite a late winner in Game Two, the Senators had stolen home-ice advantage from ...

Pittsburgh Penguins Prevail in Demolition Derby to Tie the Series at One

April 16th, 2010
Lose one game at home in the Stanley Cup playoffs, you lose home-ice advantage. Lose a second game at home and you can nearly kiss any hopes of winning the series good bye. Despite putting up four goals in Game One with the Ottawa Senators, the defending Stanley Cup champions fell ...

The Pittsburgh Penguins Receive a Bucket of Ice Water to the Face in Game One

April 14th, 2010
Nobody ever said it would be easy. In fact, repeating as champions in any sport is even harder than winning it the first place. By that standard, the Pittsburgh Penguins entered the 2010 playoffs differently than ever before. The Senators delivered their bucket of ice water loud and clear in front of ...

The Pittsburgh Penguins’ Top 10 Playoff Moments of the Sidney Crosby Era

April 12th, 2010
It's that magical time of year again. For many months now, fans and players alike have waited anxiously for the playoffs to begin. Luckily, there's no more waiting now as the playoff matchups have been set. The Pittsburgh Penguins have drawn the Ottawa Senators for the third time in four years ...

He Who Hesitates Is Lost: The Top Five NHL Trade Deadline Deals of 2010

March 18th, 2010
Many times at the NHL trade deadline, fortune favors the bold. The bold General Managers, who are willing to pay the price to try to upgrade their rosters before a playoff push. Some trades are blockbusters but others are only minor depth moves. Either trade can have a major impact ...

But I Want a Pony!: Alexei Ponikarovsky Traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins

March 2nd, 2010
Another year, another busy trade deadline period for Ray Shero and the Pittsburgh Penguins. A day after trading a second round pick in the upcoming draft to Florida for defenseman Jordan Leopold, Shero was at it again, this time with offense in mind. After the conclusion of Tuesday night's victory over ...