82 games have gone and past and the Pittsburgh Penguins are in the Stanley Cup playoffs. With a record of 44-26-12 and a total of 100 points, they are set to face the New York Islanders in the first round of the playoffs.
The Pittsburgh Penguins. That name in Pittsburgh, when brought up, brings special memories. With 5 Stanley Cups coming from 90-91, 91-92, 08-09, 16-17, and 17-18 this city has been blessed with a multitude of fantastic players. I have compiled a list of the top 10 players. Making this was extremely difficult.
With the Penguins morning skate report, it looked to be business as usual until you got to the defensive pairings. Zach Trotman was paired with Brian Dumoulin on the top line. The usual pairing is Kris Letang and Dumoulin, so everyone begged the question where is Letang?
With just eight games remaining in the season the Penguins are one of those teams you shouldn’t hit the panic button on just yet. In their last four games, three of them have gone into overtime (Philadelphia, Carolina, and Nashville.) Out of those three two of them ended in a loss one in a shootout the other with 3 seconds left in overtime. There were two running themes in all three.
We hit on a number of plays on Tuesday, let’s see if we can continue with some more selections for Thursday’s version of Ice Picks. Pittsburgh and Washington are on my radar(surprise, surprise) as well as Tampa Bay and SanJose(more of the usual suspects). Here are the games in order preference: Penguins at Sabres, Lightning at Red Wings, Panthers at Sharks and Capitals at Flyers. Here we go! Continue reading →
We have a decent size offering of games to choose from tonight. A couple obvious high profile games lead the way. Pittsburgh is home to the red-hot Washington Capitals, winners of seven straight. The struggling Winnipeg Jets(4-5 in there last nine) host the smooth sailing San Jose Sharks(6-2-1 in there last nine). Our other set of games appears to be more one-sided, but still valuable in terms of fantasy point production. Montreal hosts Detroit and New Jersey visits Calgary. Time to break it down! Continue reading →