Pens Points

Daily Pittsburgh Penguins and NHL news clippings and commentary

Pens Points: Ice baths, Jamaican hockey and more!


News and notes from around the hockey world for the Pittsburgh Penguins

Pens Points: Taking what little news we can get


It's August so not too much is going on but here's what little we could find

Wednesday Pens Points: Moderate Moves Reshape Team


Pens make modest but prudent moves. Is it enough? Goodbye to Juicy, Joey V, Engo, Brooksie, Matty Ice, Tanner Glass and Chuck Kobasew. Claude Giroux will make your day.

Monday Pens Points: RFAs Get Qualifying Offers


Penguins made qualifying offers to all 6 of their restricted free agents. Gagner traded twice in one night, lands in Phoenix.

Pens Points Friday: Draft Day, Free Agency Updates


Today is the draft and the Pens pick at 22. All your draft previews are here. Niskanen informs Pens he will hit the open market on July 1. Vokoun ready to play again and wants to sign with a club...

Thursday Pens Points:


Orpik insists he will be fully healthy for next season. Oilers look to sign Engelland. Malkin breaks Haula's jaw. Kings, Hawks play OT for the ages. WBS Pens drop game 3, trail 2-1 in series.

Tuesday Pens Points: Pens Now Only Team Without GM


Washington Capitals hire Barry Trotz as coach, promote MacLellan to GM. Kings, Rangers go up 3-1. Pouliot is CHL defenseman of the year. Where does Jarry fit in the Pens goaltending picture?

Thursday Pens Points: Surgery for Maatta & Pouliot


Derrick Pouliot projected to be out 4-6 months. Olli Maatta set to have surgery today and miss 4 months.

Tuesday Pens Points: Brisson Out of the Running


Ovechkin escapes serious injury. Is Shero the front runner for the Washington job? Pat Brisson is not a candidate for the Pens' position. Will the new GM rekindle Ryan Kesler talks?

Sunday Pens Points: Babcock News, Crosby Roasted


Rangers rout Canadiens. Blackhawks and Kings open in the West. Babcock sets the record straight on his future. New GM will report to Morehouse. Some nuggets on Botterill and Hynes. Starkey roasts...


Friday Pens Points: Decision Day


Pens schedule a news conference for mid-day. Geno is off to Minsk. Could Crosby's agent be a candidate for the new GM?

Wednesday Pens Points: Season Is Over. Now What?


Season ends in yet another game 7 loss at home. Many opinions as to what should happen next. Blackhwaks win game 6, make West finals.

It's Game 7. It's May 13. A great day for hockey!


May 13, as it happens, is a great day in Penguins history so it might as well happen tonight. Let's go Pens!

Monday Pens Points: Game 7 It Is


Pens listless and undisciplined, fall to game 7. Blackhawks take game 5 as Toews delivers again. Portland forces game 7 in WHL playoffs.

Sunday Pens Points: Another Shot at Series Closure


Pens get another shot at closing out the Rangers tonight. John Gibson has a historic night in goal for the Ducks. Bruins take lead in series against Habs. Tristan Jarry has the Oil Kings on the...

Friday Pens Points: Game 5 Edition


Marty St. Louis lost his mom on Thursday, status for game 5 unclear. Orpik's new injury is unrelated to his previous one. Bruins even up their series vs. the Habs. Ducks reduce their series deficit...

Thursday Pens Points: Everyone Contributes


To many people, Pens are Crosby and Malkin. However, Jokinen, Martin, Letang, Sutter, Gibbons have all helped the Pens come out on top last night.

Pens Points Wednesday: Game 4 morning


All your juicy morning links around the Pittsburgh Penguins: Marc-Andre Fleury extension? Paul Martin’s turnaround. Bylsma’s thoughts on the ref’ing, and are the Rangers about to get a major return...

Monday Pens Points: Quick Turnaround for Game 2


Gibbons returns and bottom 6 is instantly better. Is vintage Sid back? How smart teams use analytics to guide player decisions. NHL '15 gets cool new features.

Friday Pens Points: Pens Begin Round Two


John Tortorella is out in Vancouver. Caps trade Halak to Islanders. Canadiens beat Bruins in 2OT to open the second round.

Pens Points Wednesday: While Foes Play, Pens Rest


Three game 7s on tap tonight. Ugly fan brawl mars Flyers game 6 win over the Rangers. Paul Martin's mastery of the playoffs continues.

Pens Points: The day after handshakes


It's all sunshine and rainbows in Penguins land following their 4-2 series win over the Columbus Blue Jackets

Saturday Pens Points: Crucial Game 5 Today


Orpik out, Goc in as Pens face Columbus in game 5. Fleury starts in net. Oates, McPhee out in Washington. Mozyakin tearing through KHL playoffs.

Friday Pens Points: It's All Fun and Games


Maatta's great season doesn't bag him a Calder nomination. Martin is his usual steady self, while leading the SC playoffs in scoring. Columbus is an inexperienced team leaning on a few veterans...

Wednesday Pens Points: Game 4 Action Tonight


Montreal sweeps Tampa. Sharks devour the Kings. Bruins and Rangers both regain home ice advantage. Gibbons, Conner, Goc practice, status unclear.

Tuesday Pens Points: Comeback Artists At It Again


Scoring still coming from secondary sources. Matt Cooke goes back to his old self. Sergei Gonchar still knows what to do on a power play.

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