Around the Boards 4-01-11

April, 1, 2011

Recaps: | Post-Gazette | Trib Sid finally got some wingers yesterday as he centered a line of Godard and Asham. Defenseman Chris Pronger will not be re-joining the Flyers until the playoffs. The Maple Leafs continue to keep their dwindling playoff hope... More.

Around the Boards 4-02-11

April, 2, 2011

Pierre McGuire is going to be busy over the next 8 days as the NBC sports group will be telecasting 8 NHL games in 8 consecutive days. Jarome Ignila netted his 1000th point of his career last night in a 3-2 win over the Blues. Zach Parise will make his first appearance with th... More.

Game Day at Panthers 4-02-11

April, 2, 2011

When: April 6, 2011 - 7:00 pm | Where: BankAtlantic Center TV: ROOT SPORTS | Radio: Pens HD Radio, 105.9 FM The Penguins are still in Florida today to wrap up the road trip to the sunshine state against the Panthers. The teams last played on Sunday in which the Penguins picked... More.

Michalek Does It Again. Pens Win.

April, 3, 2011

4   2 The Penguins came out pretty quick and with Kennedy's 20th goal of the season less than 2 minutes into the game but then allowed the Panthers to resume where they had left off in Pittsburgh 6 days earlier allowing the Panther to jump to... More.

Around the Boards 4-03-11

April, 3, 2011

Recaps: | Post-Gazette | Trib The Penguins have hit the century mark in points for only the seventh time in team history. The Capitals have taken over the top spot in the East with their overtime winner against Buffalo yesterday. In ESPN's trophy tr... More.

Around the Boards 4-04-11

April, 4, 2011

Paul Stastny's season has come to an end a week early after suffering stress fracture in his right leg. Tampa Bay shut out the Blackhawks yesterday, keeping pace with the Penguins for the 4th seed. The Sabres beat the Hurricanes in overtime to pad their cushion on the 8th... More.

Around the Boards 4-05-11

April, 5, 2011

Early reports out of Tampa were that Vinny Lecavalier had a scratched cornia, now the Lightning are keeping a lid on things and reporting it as day-to-day with no structural damage . After spotting the Bruins 3 goals to start the game the Rangers would go on to score 5 unanswered g... More.

History Will Be Made. You Better Believe It

April, 5, 2011

The NHL released its newest "History will be made" video in the series and this one features the final seconds of the 2009 of Game 7 of the Stanely Cup Finals featuring the incredible saves of MAF to secure the cup for the Pens. ... More.

Game Day vs Devils 4-05-11

April, 5, 2011

When: April 4, 2011 - 7:30 pm | Where: CONSOL Energy Center TV: Versus | Radio: Pens HD Radio, 105.9 FM The Penguins are home tonight against division rival New Jersey whom has since been eliminated from the playoffs to finish the season series in which the Penguins hold a 3-2... More.

Staal Night. Pens Win.

April, 5, 2011

4   2 Even though the Devils have already been eliminated from the playoffs they came to play, dominating the game for much of the start. The Devils did however find themselves in some penalty trouble and you can give the leagues worst power play... More.

Around the Boards 4-06-11

April, 6, 2011

The Penguins held their annual " Shirts Off our Backs " night last night after their win over the New Jersey Devils. The fan appreciation video shown during the game last night can also be found here . The Penguins and UPMC are teaming up to offer free concussion tests to youth ... More.

Around the Boards 4-07-11

April, 7, 2011

WBS Penguins Head Coach John Hynes was name AHL Coach of the Year yesterday. The Pittsburgh Penguins have sort have started a Fleury for MVP campaign . The Penguins players and Staff took part in the annual team photo yesterday. After making a brief come back over the weeke... More.

Around the Boards 4-08-11

April, 8, 2011

Raffi Torres of the Canucks has been given a 4-game ban by the NHL for his elbow to the head of Jordan Eberle of Edmonton. Has this been the season of Crosby and Cooke ? Should the Penguins step in and sit Sidney Crosby for the rest of the season to take the pressure off of hi... More.

Game Day at Islanders 4-08-11: Welcome to the Invasion

April, 8, 2011

When: April 8, 2011 - 7:00 pm | Where: Nassau Coliseum Watch: ROOT SPORTS | Radio: Pens HD Radio, 105.9 FM The Penguins are invading Long Island tonight along with probably several thousand fans are reigning upon the Island courtesy of The Pensblog . Both sides are stating th... More.

The Ruppmaster. Pens Win.

April, 9, 2011

4   3 The game started much like it left off on February 11th, after Rupp put the Penguins up 1-0 9 minutes into the game. Godard tried to go toe-to-toe with Gillies again and got whooped on for a little before skating away. Twelve seconds later ... More.

Around the Boards 4-09-11

April, 9, 2011

Recaps: | Post-Gazette | Trib The Penguins are preparing for the first round of the playoffs as if they will not have the services of one Sidney Crosby. After laying the smackdown on the Atlanta Thrashers last night the Carolina Hurricanes are in full contro... More.

Around the Boards 4-10-11

April, 10, 2011

The Eastern Conference playoff picture has been finalized with the Rangers winning against the Devils yesterday afternoon and the Hurricanes losing to the Lightning last night. The Flyers bounced back last night against the Islanders with a 7-4 drubbing and claimed the Atlantic ... More.

Game Day at Thrashers 4-10-11

April, 10, 2011

When: April 10, 2011 - 3:00 pm | Where: Philips Arena TV: ROOT SPORTS | Radio: Pens HD Radio, 105.9 FM The final regular season game of the 2010-2011 has arrived, as the Penguins are in Hotlanta today to square off against the Thrashers in an otherwise meanigless game. We didn... More.

Closing the Season in Style. Pens Win

April, 10, 2011

5   2 Game was pretty boring to start out we really weren't all that into it, but it had to be played. Mike Comrie came to play today getting some good quality chances on net, but the Pens were unable to convert any chances in the first. The ... More.

2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 1 Schedule

April, 10, 2011

The NHL released the Playoff schedule tonight and the Penguins and Lightning will start things off in Pittsburgh on Wednesday and then play game two on Friday before moving to Tampa for games three and four. The complete schedule for all games can be found here . vs. Network ... More.

Around the Boards 4-11-11

April, 11, 2011

Recaps: | Post-Gazette | Trib The Dallas Stars had the golden opportunity to seize a spot in the playoffs against the Minnesota Wild but were unable to do so allowing the Blackhawks to squirm their way in ahead of them. The complete first round playoff schedu... More.

Around the Boards 4-12-11

April, 12, 2011

Penguins killer Mike Knuble signed a one year extension with the Washington Capitals. The Draft Lottery for the rights to the number 1 pick will be held tonight. The Penguins are going on a media blitz today and will be appearing on several radio shows throughout the day. ... More.

Round 1: Tampa Bay Lightning Preview

April, 12, 2011

49-25-8 46-25-11 Tampa Bay has 2 offensive top lines with big time goal scorers, their first line consists of Philly castoff and Penguins killer Simon Gagne on the left side, former first overall pick and Sidney Crosby wannabe Steven Stamkos down the mid... More.

Around the Boards 4-13-11

April, 13, 2011

Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger skated yesterday but his availability for game 1 is still unknown. Detroit Red Wing Henrik Zetterberg will miss game 1 against the Coyotes at the very least his status for game 2 is still unknown. The Dallas Stars have released head coach Marc C... More.

Game Day Playoff Edition vs. Lightning 4-13-11

April, 13, 2011

The playoff season opens today for the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Penguins whom are still without Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin still possess enough fire power to get past the Lightning without issue. The Penguins lines for tonight's game should look somet... More.

The PensNation Playoff Shirt

April, 13, 2011

We have just designed and released the brand new PensNation playoff shirt. You can view and/or purchase this and other PensNation shirts here . Let's Go Pens. ... More.

Flower Power. Pens Win.

April, 13, 2011

3   0 Game 1 was all you could have imagined and more. The game was scoreless for the better part of 46 minutes before James Neal found a wide open Alexei Kovalev for the games first goal and the flood gates open as no more 15 seconds later Arr... More.

Around the Boards 4-14-11

April, 14, 2011

Recaps: | Post-Gazette | Trib The Capitals managed to pull a win out of their ass last night in overtime against the New York Rangers, and you would have thought they just won the cup by the way they were celebrating. After spotting the Coyotes a 1 goal lead... More.

Around the Boards 4-15-11

April, 15, 2011

To make the Pens winning game 1 even better the Flyers went and got shut out by Ryan Miller and the Buffalo Sabres last night at home in game 1. This is shaping up to be the post-season of shut outs as Carey Price of the Canadiens shut out the Bruins to tally the 4th game 1 shut o... More.

Game Day Playoff Edition vs. Lightning 4-15-11

April, 15, 2011

If game 2 tonight is anything like Wednesday's game it will be another classic. Defensively the Pens should be the same as they were with a heavy dose of Letang, Orpik, Michalek, and Martin while Lovejoy and Niskanen play around 10 minutes each. This may change depending on how the g... More.

Around the Boards 4-16-11

April, 16, 2011

Recaps: | Post-Gazette | Trib Zdeno Chara was hospitalized as a result of dehydration. In other news Chara just found out the karma is a bitch. Tickets to Game 5 between the Penguins and Lightning go on sale Monday morning. Even though the Canucks are up ... More.

Around the Boards 4-17-11

April, 17, 2011

Ducks Forward Bobby Ryan has been suspended for 2-games after laying a foot stomp on the skate of Jonathon Blum. The Flyers were able to hold off the Sabres in a high scoring bout last night to tie the series at 1-game a piece. The LA Kings put a whooping on the San Jose Shar... More.

Around the Boards 4-18-11

April, 18, 2011

It got hot and heavy in Chi-town last night, but Vancouver was able to hold on and take the 3-0 series lead . It's starting to look like we will have a new Champion this year. The Rangers gave themselves a glimmer of hope after being robbed of a win in game 1 and beat up on in ga... More.

Game Day #3 vs. Lightning 4-18-11

April, 18, 2011

When: April 13, 2011 - 7:30 pm | Where: St. Pete Times Forum TV: ROOT SPORTS | Radio: Pens HD Radio, 105.9 FM All of us may have not yet gotten over the debacle that was Game 2 Friday night, but Game 3 is here and it's going to be a big one (that's what she said). Well... More.

Barn Burner in Tampa. Pens Win.

April, 19, 2011

3   2 The Penguins came into the game and got done what they needed early taking a 2-0 lead early in the first. The first goal came after Steve Downie almost took Ben Lovejoy's head off behind MAF leaving the Lightning short-handed going up t... More.

Around the Boards 4-19-11

April, 19, 2011

Recaps: | Post-Gazette | Trib Chris Kunitz and Steve Downie were both suspended 1 game today for hits they dished out during last night's game. The NHL has signed a 10-year TV deal with NBC today. Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook will miss to... More.

Chris Kunitz: The Suspension and What it Means

April, 19, 2011

We all know by now that Penguins forward Chris Kunitz for an elbow he delivered to the head of Lightning forward Simon Gagne during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quaterfinals, and we here in Pittsburgh are no strangers to players or should we say player (ehem we're looking at you ... More.

Around the Boards 4-20-11

April, 20, 2011

The Blackhawks dished out a can of whoop ass last night on the Vancouver Canucks by avoiding the series sweep with a 7-2 drubbing. There is probably alot of stunned faces in Los Angeles right now as the Sharks were able to come back from a 4-0 deficit and topple the Kings to take ... More.

Game Day #4 at Lightning 4-20-11

April, 20, 2011

Game 4 is here and it should be a good one after the way game 3 ended. There is no word out of the Penguins organization as to who will fill the spot of suspended forward Matt Cooke Chris Kunitz, but early signs were pointing to Eric Tangradi even though Mike Comrie holds the playoffs ... More.

Signed, Neal-ed, Delivered. Pens Win

April, 21, 2011

3   2 What a game! The Penguins came in and did just what they did in game 3 and jumped to an early 2-0 lead on a Power Play goal from Tyler Kennedy (yes I just said the Pens scored on the power play), and a dribbler from Arron Asham that went fi... More.

Around the Boards 4-22-11

April, 22, 2011

Vancouver goaltender Roberto Luongo is settling into post season form allowing only 10 goals in the past 2 games in which he totaled a whopping 65 minutes of ice time. MAF was snubbed from the Venzina finalists list again this year. Andrew Ference of the Boston Bruins was fin... More.

Game Day #5 at Lightning 4-23-11

April, 23, 2011

The Penguins have a chance to end this thing today and send the Lightning on an early vacation. Kunitz will be back for the Pens today so even though he had a spectacular game the other day Tangradi will probably be in the press box next to Sid and Geno. Lightning will probably roll two ... More.

Around the Boards 4-24-11

April, 24, 2011

There have been reports that a game 5 between the Pens and Lightning actually happened yesterday, we can neither confirm or deny these rumours but if you happen to want more information on the metter you can go here , here , and/or here . The Rangers must have been planning this v... More.

Around the Boards 4-25-11

April, 25, 2011

Luongo may not have started the game for the Canucks last night against the Blackhawks but he still lost it for them in OT . And the goalie carousel continues in Philly as it required not one but two goalies to get the must win game 6 to stay alive in the playoffs . The Predator... More.

Game Day #6 at Lightning 4-25-11

April, 25, 2011

Well it's the dreaded Game 6 that we all didn't really want to see going into Saturday's debacle that was Game 5. With game 6 we would expect to see some changes in the lineup, maybe an Eric Tangradi in place of maybe of Chris Conner and maybe put in Deryk Engelland in place ... More.

Around the Boards 4-26-11

April, 26, 2011

If you really must. Recaps: | Post-Gazette | Trib Norris canidates were announced yesterday and guess what Letang wasn't one of them after the spectacular season he had this year. Luongo to start in net in Game 7, this should be very interesting if you ... More.

The Morning Skate: Why Kovy Plays

April, 27, 2011

Anyone who listens to the talk shows has heard a few calls for Alexei Kovalev to take Wednesday night off, and enjoy it from the press box.  And then comes the ridiculous statements about how Mike Comrie would be more productive with the same ice time.  These people have obviously never b... More.

Around the Boards 4-27-11

April, 27, 2011

There will be a new Stanley Cup champion this year and in other news Roberto Luongo has not stopped praying to the hockey gods. Poor Ryan Miller forgot there was a hockey game he was supposed to show up for last night and got torched by the Flyers. Boston felt bad for Carey Pri... More.

Game Day #7 Lightning 4-27-11

April, 27, 2011

When: April 27, 2011 - 8:00 pm | Where: Consol Engergy Center TV: ROOT SPORTS | Radio: Pens HD Radio, 105.9 FM Oh boy we have been dreading today for 4 days now, but you can't win 'em all so the Pens find themselves in a win or go home Game #7 against the Lightning ton... More.

Around the Boards 4-28-11

April, 28, 2011

Recaps: | Post-Gazette | Trib Well it took us almost all day to get here, but better late than never I guess. It was a great season the Penguins did better than a lot of thought they would after losing 20 million dollars of their payroll to injury. There wer... More.

The Morning Skate: RIP 2011 Penguins

April, 28, 2011

Family.... Friends.... Well-wishers.... Others...... We are gathered here today to mourn the loss of the 2010/2011 Pittsburgh Penguins.  They beat many odds to survive as long as they did, and still appear victorious, which made it all the more difficult to see them meet their untimely demise ... More.

Around the Boards 4-29-11

April, 29, 2011

Penguins Dan Byslma , along with Trotz and Vigneault was nominated for the Jack Adams award which is given to the coach of the year. James Neal will play for Team Canada and Zbynek Michalek will play for the Czech Republic at the World Championships, Kris Letang and Marc-Andre... More.