Gospel of Hockey Podcast: Pittsburgh Penguins Soaring In Early Going


Nov 8, 2014; Buffalo, NY, USA; Buffalo Sabres goalie Jhonas Enroth (1) looks up after a goal by Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin (71) during the second period at First Niagara Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Larry Snyder and I are back with another Gospel of Hockey podcast here on City of Champions Radio!

We analyzed the first 14 games of the Mike Johnston era, as the Pittsburgh Penguins have soared to the top of the Metropolitan Division yet again. What do we make of the team’s improved shot suppression so far and can we expect it to continue? How does Johnston’s public personality differ from Dan Bylsma’s? Can the Pens maintain their increased shot rate as the season rolls along?

Also, we discussed last week’s Pittsburgh Hockey Analytics Workshop and what it might mean for advanced analysis in the sport. Finally, we wrapped up the show with an update on the Robert Morris University men’s team, which remains one of the nation’s few undefeated teams into the middle of November:

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