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Blueger, Teddy (Latvia)Nobody saw this coming.

With this afternoon’s triumph over Italy, Teodors Bļugers (Teddy Blueger) and the Latvian national team have rattled off three-straight wins to start the 2017 IIHF World Championship. Latvia’s perfect record has it atop Group A’s standings, just ahead of perennial hockey powerhouse Russia.

Former Calgary Flames bench boss Bob Hartley has the Latvians rolling and their crazy fans rollicking through their first three games, boasting the tournament’s second-best power play (50.0%) and second-best penalty kill (88.9%). Latvia has surrendered just two goals in the tournament, fewest of all 16 participating teams.
In their first contest, the Latvians edged Denmark, 3-0, on a 27-save shutout pitched by Columbus Blue Jackets draft pick Elvis Merzļikins. Latvia’s second game saw multi-point performances from the Springfield Thunderbirds’ Rihards Bukarts (0G-2A) and Buffalo Sabres star Zemgus Girgensons (1G-1A) in a 3-1 defeat of Slovakia.

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The Daily Penguin – April 18, 2016


Recaps from the Penguins’ season finale in Hershey (TimesLeader.comCitizensVoice.com)

The Calder Cup Playoffs have arrived, and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton isn’t short on championship experience (TimesLeader.com)

Sean Maguire might be the coolest kid in school, but all four of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s ATO rookies have their role to fill and an idea of how they want their time with the Penguins to go (CitizensVoice.com)

Conor Sheary is roving to be a Swiss army knife for Pittsburgh (TribLive.com)

When opponents are up a man, Tom Kühnhackl might be the one with the power (Post-Gazette.com)

The Penguins’ first round series with the New York Rangers is only two games deep, but the script has flown way off course so far (TribLive.com)

The Daily Penguin – March 25, 2016


Teddy Blueger is excited to play pro hockey for the first time (TimesLeader.comCitizensVoice.com)

Recaps from Pittsburgh’s streak-snapping loss last night (TribLive.comPost-Gazette.com)

Bryan Rust has caught a lot of people’s attention, especially the New York Rangers (TribLive.com)