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Gene Collier: Dan Bylsma makes his own power play
That search for things the Penguins can improve on from Game 1 to Game 2 in this playoff series with the Columbus Blue Jackets did not exactly require assistance from trained special ops among the local authorities.
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Fri Apr 18, 2014
Nastiness missing from Penguins-Blue Jackets, at least for the moment
It likely would be different -- a lot different -- if the guy wearing No. 19 was, say, Scott Hartnell instead of Ryan Johansen.
WBS Penguins: Division title still up for grabs
The Penguins and Binghamton Senators come into the game tied for first place in the East Division with 92 points.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
First Round Matchups: Backes vs. Toews
MARCH 1: Jonathan Toews #19 of the Chicago Blackhawks in the third period against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series game at Soldier Field on March 1, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
2014 NHL Playoff Preview: Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury makes a save on Columbus Blue Jackets center Artem Anisimov at Nationwide Arena.
NHL Playoffs 2014: Boston College Alumni in the Stanley Cup Playoffs
This is a pretty weak series for BC connections. Tommy Cross plays for the Providence Bruins, while rising sophomore Ryan Fitzgerald is a Bruins pick.
Pressing question: How much pressure is on the Pens?
The lack of wins over quality opponents - neither the Sens nor Isles are in the playoffs this year - speaks to a larger issue facing the entire Penguins organization, prior to what could be the most important postseason in franchise history: There was running into the Halak wall in 2010.
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Fennelly: All eyes on Stamkos as another test awaits
In 2011, in his first shift in his first game in his first NHL playoff season, Lightning center Steven Stamkos found himself airborne, horizontal, as Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik crunched him into the boards.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Stanley Cup Playoff Preview - Pittsburgh vs. Columbus
Pittsburgh cruised to a division title this season, taking the Metropolitan with 109 points -- 13 more than the second-place New York Rangers.
Get to Know a Blue Jacket: Ryan Johansen
For part of our preview of the Penguins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets series, we profile a couple of important but perhaps lesser known players that may be the difference between winning and losing.
NHL Playoff Odds 2014: Handicapping Every Team's Championship Hopes
Spring means playoff hockey, and this year's battle for the Stanley Cup is going to be grueling, especially in the Western Conference, where six teams finished with 100 points or more.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Ron Cook: Orpik isn't ready for goodbyes
Although you will be paying close attention to Nos. 87, 29 and, hopefully, 71 when the Penguins start the postseason Wednesday night, make sure you find time to check out No.
Jonathan Toews rested, ready for playoffs
Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews said he feels ''really good'' after missing the final six games of the regular season and said he was recharged and ready to go for the playoff opener Thursday against the Blues in St. Louis.
Weekend roundup: Pens lose 2 in extra time to close the regular season
The Pittsburgh Penguins lose in overtime to Philadelphia on Saturday and then in a shootout to Ottawa on Sunday to close out the 2013-14 regular season.
Penguins notebook: Injured forwards still in question for Game 1
Injured forwards Evgeni Makin, Joe Vitale and Chris Conner joined some of their Penguins teammates Sunday for a game-day skate, but none played in the regular-season finale against the Ottawa Senators.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets
If all you looked at was the regular-season series between these two geographic rivals -- thrown together in the same division this season thanks to realignment -- then you'd presume the star-studded Pittsburgh Penguins will have their way with the underdog Columbus Blue Jackets after winning all five regular-season games.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
Penguins notebook: Season finale will generate a purpose
Going into the past two games, the Penguins were facing what at the time were potential first-round opponents, Detroit and Philadelphia.
Pittsburgh Penguins with the Most to Prove in the Postseason
As the 2013-14 regular season concludes, the Penguins and their fans can finally look ahead to what analysts like to call "the second season" - the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Penguins vs. Flyers preview
The Pittsburgh Penguins have been releasing these infographics with frequency lately and they have been really well received.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
Letang shows Penguins glimpses of impact he could provide in return from stroke
It will take into next week and beyond for the Pittsburgh Penguins to know exactly what impact defenceman Kris Letang will be able to make two months after suffering a stroke.