The Pittsburgh Penguins (25-21-3) have made the Carolina Hurricanes (21-18-8) look like one of the best teams in the league, over the last several weeks. The Penguins and Hurricanes are both outside the Eastern Conference playoff seeds, but the Hurricanes soundly beat the Penguins both on December 29 (2-1) and on January 4, (4-0). The Penguins are three points ahead of the Hurricanes, but Carolina has two games in hand. The Hurricanes have just three wins in their last 10 games.
The Pittsburgh Penguins dug themselves a hole which may be deeper than even they realize. The Penguins recently won four consecutive games, and have won six of eight. Yet, if the playoffs began today, the Penguins would miss the chance to defend their Stanley Cup. Penguins General Manager Jim Rutherford has moved from explaining he could make a move, to threatening a move to saying the trade market is murky. Have the Penguins gone from overconfident to unable?
The Pittsburgh Penguins have made a concerted effort to activate their defense, in recent weeks. However, as Pittsburgh Hockey Now has detailed, the Penguins forwards have not consistently upheld their end of the bargain. The Penguins are giving up a high volume of odd mean breaks and breakaways. In the Penguins film study, you’ll see more of the same against the Sharks. High risk-high reward. Perhaps the Penguins could use a defensive defenseman?
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".