Joe Starkey

Starkey: This Game 7 will be different 

If you know anything about Penguins history, you know Game 7s at home have not gone well. Not well at all. Really, really not well. Did I ...

Starkey: Penguins' postseason a thrill ride to embrace

The Game 4 snapshot I can't seem to shake: Trevor Daley, unable to stand after injuring his leg in the corner, crawling back into the ...

Starkey: Ryan Malone, retired, watches from afar

Nearly a thousand miles from the din of Consol Energy Center, as his two favorite teams traded goals in the first period Monday night, 36-year-old ...

Starkey: Penguins must figure out Lightning fast

First, the goaltending situation. Marc-Andre Fleury has looked increasingly sharp in practice, and it's not hard to find people in the Penguins organization who will ...

Starkey: Penguins' MVP so far? Letang

You could pick a lot of Penguins heroes through two rounds. Matt Murray has been a rock, a 21-year-old reincarnation of the 22-year-old goalie (Cam ...

Starkey: Coaching moves take center stage in Pens-Caps

Players decide games. Coaches sure help, though. Or hurt. And we've reached the point in this Penguins-Capitals tug-of-war where coaching adjustments have become a major ...

Starkey: Orpik's blunder story of series so far

As expected, Penguins-Capitals has been stocked with juicy and sometimes confounding storylines. The most confounding of all was Capitals coach Barry Trotz apparently believing his ...

Starkey: 'Incredibly lucky' Lovejoy living his dream

Professional athletes will tell you they don't hear the noise. Don't read the sites, don't watch the shows or listen to their radios. Technically, in ...

Starkey: Lots of blame for Pens-Caps debauchery 

Who's next? Whose turn is it to get his brain bashed in as this back-and-forth set of Headshot Roulette goes to Game 4? Is it Sidney ...

Starkey: Penguins waiting for '8' Train

Penguins fans found a target in Round 1 — guy by the name of Henrik — but let's be honest: It's pretty hard to identify ...

Starkey: Sheary took the Michael Jordan route 

OK, so it's not exactly the Michael Jordan-got-cut-in-high-school story. First of all, that tale has developed some holes over the years. Second, Conor Sheary is ...