Penguins Capitals Preview

Make no mistake about it, this is the Stanley Cup Final. The NHL’s divisional playoff format is an absolute joke. List the teams 1-8 forĀ each conference and it is as simple as that. Then you don’t have to worry about things playing out exactly as they did this season. The stacked Metropolitan division sees a team as good as the Columbus Blue Jackets were, 4th in the entire league, gone in the first round and will also have the best

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It’s Too Warm For Jackets

The Columbus Blue Jackets are toast. They had as good of a chance as any to beat this Penguins team. Besides the Washington Capitals, the Jackets were the only team in the East that could compete with the defending Stanley Cup champions. With Marc-Andre Fleury playing at such a high level, I’ve never been more confident in a playoff series after two games. Sergei Bobrovsky, the best goalie in the league during the regular season, looks mediocre at best. Bobrovsky

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Mr. Game One

It certainly wasn’t what anyone expected when Marc-Andre Fleury stood between the pipes to start Game One last night in PPG Paints Arena. But due to an awkward injury to Matt Murray in warmups, that’s exactly the way it panned out. Does anyone really think the Penguins would’ve been better off with developing prospect Tristan Jarry in net in such a high stakes contest? Absolutely not. And that would’ve been exactly what happened if both Matt Murray and Marc-Andre Fleury

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A Series From Hell

Yes, the Penguins are the defending Cup champions. Yes, they have home ice advantage. Yes, they are one of the most resilient teams in recent memory under Mike Sullivan. But don’t count out the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Blue Jackets are a damn good hockey team. They are coming off of the best regular season in franchise history, and they’re looking to cap it off with a deep postseason run. They finished this year’s campaign with an impressive 50-24-8 record,

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Life Without Kris Letang

Pain & frustration incoming in 3…2…1… Kris Letang will undergo surgery for a herniated disc in his neck. The recovery period is expected to be 4-6 months. https://t.co/Q3Fjb0wSkp pic.twitter.com/sSSezzNNIf — Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) April 5, 2017 The Penguins are going to be without their most important player for the duration of the playoffs. I wish I could tell you that everything is going to be alright. I can’t. If Crosby or Malkin go out, it hurts the Penguins but the

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