In the biggest game of the season, the Penguins' offense sputtered yet again as the Islanders completed the first-round series sweep.
After completing the series sweep of the Penguins on Tuesday night at PPG Paints Arena, the Islanders have won their second playoff series in 26 years.
As good as Sidney Crosby's game awareness is, his sportsmanship awareness and appreciation of the game of hockey is even better.
Just made my weekly hit on 105.9 the X with Mark Madden. We talked about Antonio Brown and the Steelers in general.
We talk about the Penguins' elimination from the playoffs, where this series loss ranks, and which players are most unfairly blamed.
Mike Sullivan isn't going to overthink things for Game 4. The Penguins coach had Jake Guentzel on the top power-play unit and Jared McCann on the first line.
It won't be easy and history suggests its almost impossible, but the Penguins believe they can comeback from three games down vs. the Islanders.
Sidney Crosby and Jake Guentzel scoreless? OK, they're human. And in Guentzel's case, he's pushing through an injury that'd normally keep him out.
Three games in. Zero goals. Zero points.
Unable to score more than one goal, the Penguins are pushed to the brink of elimination after Sunday's 4-1 loss to the Islanders in Game 3.
I fell in love with Bridgestone Arena while covering the Penguins' 2016-17 Stanley Cup run.
Obviously, Mike Sullivan does not like his team's current predicament but he remains confident in his team heading into Game 3 vs. the Islanders.
Down 2-0 to the Islanders in their first-round series, the Penguins turn to Dominik Simon to jumpstart Sidney Crosby and Jake Guentzel.
It's not the fire. It's the focus. And it's been that from the start.
The officiating in this first-round series between the Penguins and Islanders has been pretty bad thus far. But that doesn't mean that the Penguins are off the hook.
Patric Hornqvist is a warrior. That's never something anyone should question.
Jared McCann is day-to-day with an upper-body injury, the Penguins announced prior to Game 2 on Friday.
For the first time since the 2001-02 season, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins will not be in the Calder Cup playoffs.
Apparently, Mike Sullivan's plan for Game 2 of the Penguins' Stanley Cup playoff series against the Islanders will be to push the Game 1 plan right through the wringer.