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In Game 3 of last year's horrific quarterfinal matchup against the Philadelphia Flyers, Kris Letang had the most undisciplined game of his NHL career, and arguably his worst.The defenseman took a cross-checking penalty that led to a Flyers goal. Shortly thereafter, he got in a fight with Kimmo Timonen, then was ejected from the game. To make matters worse, he attempted to shush the Philadelphia crowd like Max Talbot did in 2009. Like the Penguins, he was unsuccessful.This all came after the Penguins, Letang in particular, preached being more disciplined and defensively responsible after the debacle in Game 2 where they surrendered eight goals. The response was another eight goals allowed and 89 penalty minutes including 17 minutes from Letang.After Game 3, I wrote about how Letang's lack of discipline covered up his reputation as one of the most talented players in the league.This year has been different for the French-Canadian defenseman. Letang finished with eight pen...
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It’s hard to believe that the Pittsburgh Penguins have been experiencing injury troubles throughout this shortened season. Think about it: Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang, Paul Martin, and Brooks Orpik have all missed games for the Penguins this year due to some form of injury. Look at their regular season record: 36-12-0. The Penguins [...]
NHL.com The National Hockey League announced the dates, times and national broadcast information on Sunday for the 2013 Stanley Cup Conference Quarterfinal round, which begins Tuesday, April 30th.
Sidney Crosby will visit a doctor on Tuesday to confirm whether or not he his clear to play in Game 1 of the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Eastern COnference Quarterfinal series against the New York Islanders.
Crosby told Josh Yohe of McKeesport Daily
Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma insists he still believes in Marc-Andre Fleury, that the issues for the reeling Penguins go far beyond the struggles of their Stanley Cup-winning goaltender.
Still, that didn't stop Bylsma from making a switch he hopes will shift momentum in Pittsburgh's highly entertaining but slightly bewildering first-round playoff series with the...
And so it starts.
As we near the beginning of another year of NHL Playoffs with the Penguins facing the Islanders, many of the prognosticators list the Penguins as a strong contender, if not favorite, to win the Stanley Cup.
It's certainly not an outlandish prediction: The Pens went 36-12 in this shortened regular season, not to mention GM Ray Shero bolstering an already...
Your complete guide to the Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New York Islanders 2013 First Round Playoff series. New York Islanders 2013 Regular Season Stats # POS PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW 91 C JOHN TAVARES 48 28 19 47 -2 18 9 0 5 26 L MATT MOULSON 47 15 [...]
Wednesday night the top seed in the east, the Pittsburgh Penguins face off in their opening round series against the #8 seed New York Islanders. There is a bit of history between these two teams. The fearless leader of Pensburgh.com “Hooks Orpik” (one of the best handles in all of the hockey blogging universe) spends 5 minutes in the box with us discussing the series from...
Sidney Crosby is still waiting for doctors to tell him his broken jaw has healed enough to allow him to play.
With or without their dynamic captain, the Pittsburgh Penguins are under pressure heading into the opening round of the NHL playoffs. Pittsburgh is the top team in the Eastern Conference and on Wednesday faces the surging New York Islanders.
Crosby broke his jaw a month...
When the puck drops Wednesday night in downtown Pittsburgh you can throw the 15 game win streak, the finishing first in the Eastern Conference and the Penguins beating the Islanders four out of the 5 games played this season out the window. Get rid of the pre-conceived notion that the New York Islanders are just going to roll over and hand the Pittsburgh Penguins the series. This...
The Pittsburgh Penguins are one of the most-watched teams in America. While the previous sentence might sound like some form of nonsensical gloating you might hear from a sports fan, it's actually pretty accurate according to a recent article from Sports Business Daily.
The report states that prior to their final few games of 2013 the Penguins were on pace to post the highest...
The last time the Pittsburgh Penguins hosted a playoff game, they won in thrilling fashion, defeating the Flyers 2-1 to stay alive for one more game. Most notably, the electricity in the Consol Energy Center. No doubt, the crowd at Consol was the loudest in it's short history and the fans were engaged on every shift. The camera shook because of the crowd and the transformation...
(1) Pittsburgh Penguins vs. (8) New York Islanders
For the Penguins to Win: Simply put, utilize their high-octane offense. Even without Sidney Crosby, this Penguins’ hockey club can put the puck in the net with guys like Chris Kunitz, Evgeni Malkin, James Neal, Pascal Dupuis, and Kris Letang. The team’s offense is absolutely lethal and if used the right...
Things are about to get really, really busy on the sets of TSN, but that didn’t stop the Canadian sports network from having a little fun lately.
TSN is about to kick up its already stellar NHL coverage in a big, big way with the Stanley Cup playoffs set to begin Tuesday night, and to celebrate, the boys on the TSN panel showed off their acting game.
In advance of the playoffs...
The shortened NHL season led to blockbuster local ratings for several teams. The Pittsburgh Penguins not only led the NHL in local television ratings during the 2012-13 season, but also outdrew every team in the [...]
Obviously this isn't the complete history of the two teams playing against one another, but here are some key moments in Penguins/Islanders history.
That video pretty much explains the situation. The Islanders came back from a 0-3 hole to eliminate the Penguins.
The Pens were pretty much annihilated by the Islanders in the first two games...