The Pittsburgh Penguins will be looking to improve the 2011-12 NHL season where they finished 2nd in the Atlantic Division and qualified for the playoffs, but were defeated by their rival Philadelphia Flyers. The loss to the Flyers in the first round of the playoffs has not sat easy with the Penguins’ organization. General Manager Ray Shero has wasted no time this offseason in an attempt to bring more than a few big names to Pittsburgh. Shero’s aggressive plan has already been put into action with the signing of Washington Capitals goaltender Tomas Vokoun and a contract extension for captain Sidney Crosby that will ensure he remains the face of the franchise until the 2024-25 season. Also, the Penguins are expected to make an offer to either Alex Semin or Shane Doan, both of them able to make an instant impact on the Penguin’s offense. The Penguins clearly have big plans for the 2013 NHL season and with a Stanley Cup win just four years ago, this franchise is hoping to do it again. Get tickets to all the Pittsburgh Penguins games during the 2013 NHL season today with Gold Coast Tickets!
The Pittsburgh Penguins represent the city of Pittsburgh, Philadelphia in the NHL and are members of the Atlantic division of the Eastern Conference. The Penguins’ first season was in 1967 when they became part of the NHL’s first expansion that doubled the size of the league from 6 teams to 12. In the team’s history, they have claimed a total of 3 Stanley Cups, 4 Conference titles, 1 Presidents’ Trophy, and 6 Division titles, making them one of the most successful NHL teams. The franchise has also boasted some of the biggest names in hockey, most notably Mario Lemieux, who is the current co-owner of the organization. The Consol Energy Center is the home of the Penguins and opened in August of 2010. Pittsburgh and Philadelphia share one of the most heated rivalries in the NHL, playing in a matchup dubbed by fans as the “Battle of Pennsylvania”. For more information on the Pittsburgh Penguins, visit their website at: http://penguins.nhl.com/