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Goal Breakdowns

Pierre-Olivier Joseph’s vision on full display against the Rangers

The young Penguins defenseman was a key contributor towards two goals in the first period of last night’s game.

What went wrong for the Penguins in overtime of Game 1?

Numbers in strength on defense disappeared quickly and just like that, the Canadiens lead the series 1-0.

Stefan Noesen’s first goal as a Penguin was a fun one

The Penguins exploded for seven goals against the Flyers — mainly by capitalizing on poor defensive awareness

The Penguins took Round 1 of the Battle of Pennsylvania — and it wasn’t close.

Breaking down Alex Galchenyuk’s backhand pass that created Jared McCann’s second goal against Columbus

A nice play of defense turned to offense helped push the Penguins offensive attack forward last night.

Puck mismanagement is maligning the Penguins right now

Turnovers are a major problem and until the mistakes are corrected, goals against will keep piling up.

The Penguins aggressive mindset helps create offense

During the first period of Game 3 on Sunday, the Penguins quickly created some offense. Their aggressive mentality helped make it happen.

The Penguins forecheck and awareness helped win them the game last night against the Sharks

A mainstay of the Penguins success over the past two seasons reared its head again last night — a forecheck that can create offense

Sidney Crosby returned to being Sidney Crosby last night

What in the world was Jack Eichel doing?

Sloppy defending and marking become the downfall of the Penguins in their season opener

Stanley Cup Champions again: how Patric Hornqvist helped put the Penguins in the history books

The Penguins are Champions yet again, going back-to-back as repeat winners of the Stanley Cup.

Breaking down Viktor Arvidsson’s goal from Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final

The Nashville Predators tied the series at 2-2 last night and Viktor Arvidsson helped make it happen.

How Chris Kunitz and Conor Sheary gave the Penguins a 2-0 lead last night

Chris Kunitz, Sidney Crosby, and Conor Sheary were back on a line together last night. It worked out well on the Penguins’ second goal of the night

How the Penguins punched their ticket to the Stanley Cup Final

Chris Kunitz and Sidney Crosby set up to put the Pens back in the Final in 2OT of Game 7 last night

The anatomy of the most dominant shift in hockey: how the Penguins broke the Senators

The Penguins scored a collective remarkable goal on Sunday with pure domination.

Phil Kessel and Evgeni Malkin care not for Guy Boucher or his stupid 1-3-1 trap

The Senators excruciatingly boring system was sucking the life out of the game and our lives until late in the third period when Phil Kessel had other plans.

A look at Big Game Bryan Rust’s Game 7 goal

The Penguins won another Game 7 on the road, and to the surprise of no one, Bryan Rust came up big in an elimination game.

Breaking down how Sid and the Kids took a stranglehold on their series with the Columbus Blue Jackets

Jake Guentzel’s overtime hat-trick goal put the Penguins in the driver seat to cruising to a spot in the 2nd round of the playoffs. Let’s take a look at how it happened.

Breaking down how Ian Cole’s awareness helped create Jake Guentzel’s game-winning goal

Jake Guentzel gave the Pens a 2-1 lead in the second period, and we’re going to take a look at how it came to be.

Examining Jake Guentzel’s playmaking abilities for the Penguins

Jake Guentzel has played very well for the Penguins since his call-up from the AHL and getting ice time with Sidney Crosby. His playmaking abilities are deserving of it.

Breaking down how the Flames 3M Line scored a beautiful goal against the Penguins

Up 1-0 in their game against the Penguins, the Calgary Flames’ 3M Line just scored a pretty, pretty goal.

Breaking down the benefits of a pinching defenseman in the offensive zone

Down 2-1 in last nights game against Calgary, the Penguins needed a goal. Ian Cole jumped up into the offensive zone and helped create some offense to tie the game and salvage a point, before losing in OT

Patric Hornqvist, the net-front catalyst

When you think about Patric Hornqvist’s game and what he brings to the table, his net-front presence and relentless effort is the first thing that comes to mind.

Breaking down some precise and pinpoint Penguins passing in their win against the Blues

Two of the Penguins four goals last night against the St. Louis Blues featured some beautiful passes. Let’s take a look at them.

Breaking down Phil Kessel’s game-winning goal against the Blue Jackets

The Penguins defeated the Blue Jackets on Friday night, by a score of 4-3, with help from Phil Kessel, who scored two goals in his 800th NHL game

Breaking down Trevor Daley’s Slapshot Goal against the Predators

The Penguins veteran defenseman joined the rush and scored a beautiful goal against Pekka Rinne

Breaking down Phil Kessel’s first goal from last nights win against the Red Wings

Let’s take a look at the first of Kessel’s two goals last night. It featured some all-world playmaking.

Breaking down Jake Guentzel’s first career NHL goal

Starting your career in the NHL with a goal on your first shot and first shift is pretty good, in my opinion.

Breaking down the Islanders defensive breakdown on Kris Letang’s game-winning goal

Last night in Brooklyn, the Pens came away victorious in overtime thanks to Sidney Crosby and Kris Letang

Crosby's sweet touch nets 2 goals against Sharks

Breaking down how the Pens captain scored his two goals from last night

Pens Precision Passing leads to win over Flyers

Breaking down how three of the Penguins goals featured precise and crisp passing.

Looking at the Penguins power-play setup and why it was successful tonight

The Penguins scored two power-play goals tonight and their current setup seems to be working well. Let’s take a look at why that might be.

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