Pittsburgh Penguins 2014 News and Updates
3/3/14 – The Penguins will try to snap their two-game losing streak since the Olympic break Tuesday in Nashville when they take on the Predators in their second of five straight road games. Pittsburgh was bested by the Blackhawks in the Stadium Series finale Saturday at Soldier Field, in harsh conditions. Sidney Crosby was held to just three shots in the star’s first Chicago appearance since his rookie season in 2005-06. Looking forward though, the Pittsburgh Penguins schedule is hopeful; the team’s next five opponents come against teams they’ve recorded two points against in their last meeting – Nashville (3/4), San Jose (3/6), Anaheim (3/7), and Washington (3/10, 3/11).
2/25/14 - Pittsburgh's fears have been confirmed: in the aftermath of Sochi, defenseman Paul Martin will be sidelined for 1-2 months from a broken hand. Additionally, Pittsburgh coach Dan Blysma is now under the microscope for Team USA's uncanny reenactment of the Pens' 2013 playoff run by failing to place, let alone win gold, in the Olympics—still, fans know the big-moment collapse overseas is independent of the Penguins' shot at the Cup this year. Pittsburgh is eager to put Sochi in the past and ready to take on Montreal, which should be a good primer before heading on the road to face the Blackhawks in the final Stadium Series game. Pittsburgh Penguins tickets are $56 to start at Consol Energy Center 2/27, and a $94 minimum when they play at Soldier Field in Chicago on 3/1.
2/21/14 – Penguins defenseman Paul Martin did not take the ice this morning for the 2014 Winter Olympics men’s ice hockey semifinal between the United States and Canada. While it was reported Martin was out due to illness, he was seen wearing a splint on his right hand. The 32-year old awaits a prognosis from the Pens doctors but is estimated to miss a month of league play. When the seven Pittsburgh Penguins
Olympians return, they’ll look to clinch the division in the next month and set a franchise record for wins. While the President’s Trophy would be a great feat, no one knows better than the Pens a successful playoff run is the ultimate goal!
2/3/14 – Pens fans are hoping to avoid another shut out tonight when the Senators visit CONSOL Energy Center. The last time the two teams met (Ottawa), Pittsburgh lost 0-5; the rout marked the only time Pittsburgh was defeated by more than four goals this season. Pittsburgh Penguins tickets are limited for the Monday night meeting, prices start at $54. The Penguins final game at home before the Winter Olympics is Friday. New York Rangers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins tickets start at a steep $118 for the division matchup. The Penguins currently hold a 15-point lead over the Rangers who are second in the Metropolitan Division.
1/29/14 – As expected, the Pens who are leading the Eastern Conference with 76 points, shut out the Sabres (last in the East) Monday. The Penguins currently lead the NHL in power-play (24.3) and penalty kill (87.6) percentages and will look to expand its 17-point lead in the Metropolitan Division before the Olympic break. Captain Sidney Crosby (Canada), Chris Kunitz (Canada), Evgeni Malkin (Russia), Jussi Jokinen (Finland), Olli Maatta (Finland), Paul Martin (USA), and Brooks Orpik (USA) will compete for gold in Sochi before returning to league play Feb 27 against Montreal at Consol Energy Center.
2/25/13 - Currently sitting in 2nd in the Atlantic Division, the Pittsburgh Penguins have had an impressive 2013 season thus far. Captain Sidney Crosby is leading the League in assists and is second in total points, and right wing James Neal is coming off a 40-goal season and has netted 12 goals (tied for first in the League) in the first 17 games.
Pittsburgh Penguins 2013-2014 Season
After being surprisingly swept out of the Eastern Conference Finals by the Bruins in 2013, the Penguins will once again be Stanley Cup favorites this season. The average price for Penguins tickets at the Consol Energy Center in 2013-14 is $208, 11th highest in the NHL and 20% over league average. The most expensive Penguins home game is on 1/15 against the new Metropolitan Division
rival Washington Capitals
, averaging $220. On 3/1, the Penguins take on the defending-champion Blackhawks in an outdoor NHL Stadium Series
game at Soldier Field
Much of the Pittsburgh Penguins success has come on the road; in fact, Pittsburgh was 4-1 on the road in January and 4-1 two-thirds of the way through February. It's no surprise then that the Penguins are the second most expensive road team; average away game Penguins tickets are $171. Key away matchups left on the Penguins schedule include:
Boston Bruins (4/19) at TD Garden with the average Bruins tickets costing $221 and New Jersey Devils (4/25) at the Prudential Center with the average Devils tickets costing $103. Is it cheaper to see the Penguins play rival Philadelphia Flyers at home or on the road? The answer is on the road. The two games at Wells Fargo Center-PA in 2013 average $163 when the rivals play; the two games at Consol Energy Center average $210 ($24 less per ticket than last season when the two teams met in Pittsburgh).
Only nine teams in the League saw a decrease in average ticket prices since last year and Pittsburgh Penguin tickets were one of them. The average Penguins hockey ticket is down seven percent, averaging $188 for home games.