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The Pittsburgh Penguins are gearing up for a run at a third straight Stanley Cup!

The Pittsburgh Penguins are gearing up for a run at a third straight Stanley Cup!

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

The Pittsburgh Penguins have played more hockey over the past two years than any other team in the National Hockey League.

That is what happens when you win back-to-back Stanley Cup Championships.

The Penguins won their second-straight Stanley Cup last June when they defeated the Nashville Predators 4-2 in their best of seven playoff series.

Pittsburgh’s success can be largely contributed to their “three-headed monster” which comes in the form of Team Captain Sidney Crosby and Assistant Captains Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel.

All three players currently sit tied for fourth in league scoring with 66 points a piece.

Evgeni Malkin leads the team in goals scored with 32, which is also good for second spot in the league, trailing only Washington Capitals sniper Alexander Ovechkin who currently has netted 34.

The Penguins currently sit in second spot in the Metropolitan Division with 70-points and seem poised for another run at this year’s Stanley Cup Championship.

Pittsburgh has gone 8-1-1 over the course of their last ten games and seem to have found their groove just in time for their next playoff run.

The Penguins are hoping to become the first team since the 1983 New York Islanders to win three straight Stanley Cups.

NFL Divisional Playoffs Schedule

NFL Divisional Playoffs Schedule

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

The divisional round of this year’s NFL playoffs will kick off Saturday in Philadelphia when the NFC East Champion Eagles play host to the Atlanta Falcons at 4:35 pm est.

Later that same night, the AFC East winning New England Patriots will welcome the Tennessee Titans to Foxboro Stadium. Kickoff for the Pats vs. Titans matchup is set for 8:15 pm est.

On Sunday afternoon, the AFC North champion Pittsburgh Steelers will host the AFC South Champion Jacksonville Jaguars. That pivotal game will kickoff at 1:05 pm est.

The final game of the divisional playoff round will take place in Minnesota when the NFC North Champion Vikings welcome back the NFC South Champion New Orleans Saints. Kickoff for the Vikings vs. Saints matchup is set for 4:40 pm est.

NFL Wildcard Weekend Matchups are set!

NFL Wildcard Weekend Matchups are set!

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

The Buffalo Bills (9-7) snuck into the playoffs today after defeating the Miami Dolphins and getting some help from the Cincinnati Bengals.

Buffalo will now head to Jacksonville next weekend to battle the AFC South winning Jaguars.

The Tennessee Titans also clinched a playoff berth this afternoon after defeating the aforementioned Jaguars 15-10.

The Titans, led by quarterback Marcus Mariota, will now travel to Kansas City next weekend to take on the AFC West winning Chiefs.

Meanwhile, in the NFC, the Minnesota Vikings (13-3) defeated division rivals the Chicago Bears to secure a first-round bye on the Conferences #2 seed.

Last seasons Super Bowl losers, the Atlanta Falcons, secured a return trip to the playoffs by defeating the Carolina Panthers earlier today.

The Falcons will now travel to Los Angeles to battle the Rams in next weekends wildcard round.

With that said, the Carolina Panthers will travel to New Orleans to battle the NFC South winning Saints in the final wildcard matchup of 2018.

NFL Week 15 Schedule

NFL Week 15 Schedule

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

The NFL regular season is quickly coming to an end and Week 15 could determine the fate of your favorite football team.

Week 15

Thu Dec 14

8:25 pm
Denver Broncos
Indianapolis Colts

Sat Dec 16

4:30 pm
Chicago Bears
Detroit Lions

8:25 pm
Los Angeles Chargers
Kansas City Chiefs

Sun Dec 17

1:00 pm
Arizona Cardinals
Washington Redskins

1:00 pm
Baltimore Ravens
Cleveland Browns

1:00 pm
Cincinnati Bengals
Minnesota Vikings

1:00 pm
Green Bay Packers
Carolina Panthers

1:00 pm
Houston Texans
Jacksonville Jaguars

1:00 pm
Miami Dolphins
Buffalo Bills

1:00 pm
New York Jets
New Orleans Saints

1:00 pm
Philadelphia Eagles
New York Giants

4:05 pm
Los Angeles Rams
Seattle Seahawks

4:25 pm
New England Patriots
Pittsburgh Steelers

4:25 pm
Tennessee Titans
San Francisco 49ers

8:30 pm
Dallas Cowboys
Oakland Raiders

Mon Dec 18

8:30 pm
Atlanta Falcons
Tampa Bay Buccaneers