Found May 26, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
According to's Chris Adamski, Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby's been given the OK to play without the jaw protection "headgear" he had to don after he returned from a broken jaw: To protect his jaw and teeth that were damaged when a puck deflected up into his face March 30, Crosby was required to wear a clear plastic apparatus that extended from his helmet down around the lower part of his face. "I kind of liked seeing the pictures with him in it," coach Dan Bylsma quipped after practice Sunday. "Those playoff-type of pictures with that on there. But now he can show off his beard a little more." Sporting a straggly playoff beard, Crosby shrugged off the significance of the removal of the mask. "I think [taking a] 'step' is probably a big word for taking a little thing off my helmet. It feels weird, actually, because you're used to wearing a full face [shield] for a month," Crosby said. &qu...

Despite the Numbers, Iginla is Being Badly Misused

During the years of the Pittsburgh Penguins three center model, and the emergence of Sidney Crosby as the face of the NHL, the cry from the Penguins fan base was to get Crosby a winger to compliment his talent. Penguins GM Ray Shero appeared to have this high on his priority list as well. Many [...]

What if Dan Bylsma Wasn’t The Penguins Head Coach?

Imagine if the Penguins didn’t have Dan Bylsma. Craig Adams wouldn’t have a job. No “Dan and Dan” show. There would be nobody to blame for everything when the Penguins go south, aside from Marc-Andre Fleury of course. Much speculation was made entering the 2013 NHL Playoffs  regarding the future of Pittsburgh Penguins coach Bylsma. [...]

Penguins: Things Are Good, But Could Get Much, Much Better

Everyone in Pittsburgh Penguins Nation is riding high after a dominating performance against the Ottawa Senators. This collection of All-Stars has not disappointed by putting on a display of hockey greatness. The thing that everyone needs to realize is that as good as things are, the Penguins are capable of much, much more. Let’s start with Evgeni Malkin. While Malkin does lead...

Pens making best of time off before East finals

Cleared to play without a plastic apparatus protecting his lower face for the first time since returning from a broken jaw, Sidney Crosby said he'll need a few days to adjust. It appears he'll get just that. Crosby wore a traditional helmet with no mouth or jaw protection during the Pittsburgh Penguins' practice Sunday. Like his teammates, Crosby figures to have at...

Eastern Conference Finals Positional Breakdown: Boston vs. Pittsburgh

The Eastern Conference finals have played out exactly as NHL fans everywhere had hoped.  Pittsburgh vs. Boston. The number-1 seeded Penguins against the number-3 seeded Bruins. The B’s get their shot at taking out arguably the NHL’s best team, with an all-loaded roster led by Sidney Crosby and Evegeni Malkin. There is no shortage of storylines for this Eastern Conference final...

James Neal’s filthy toe drag goal for the hattrick

The Pittsburgh Penguins had no trouble with the Ottawa Senators in game four and that momentum carried over to game five.  Penguins forward James Neal was red hot in game five and ended up scoring a hattrick, with this beauty being the final one.  He pulled an awesome toe drag off on last year’s Norris Trophy Winner, Erik Karlsson, and then buried the puck high glove. Karlsson...

Playoff Thoughts: Game 5 vs Senators

Semifinals Game 5:  Pens 6  Sens 2 Pens Win Series 4-1 Goals Morrow (2) from Eaton, Cooke Neal (4) (PP) from Letang, Crosby Letang (3) from Kennedy, Orpik Malkin (4) from Neal Neal (5) unassisted Neal (6) from Malkin, Letang | TPN Recap | Stat Leaders Shots: Letang (6) Missed Shots: Eaton & Neal (2) Blocked Shots: Adams, Cooke, Martin, & Niskanen (2) Hits: Cooke (5) Ice...

Bruins, Pens just dominating playoff offensive categories

It's the Bruins and Penguins world and everyone else sucks. Am I doing this right? Here are the current offensive leaders: Not bad. Big surprise is Horton. He seems to be invisible this post-season but he's quietly wracking up the points and is the league's best plus/minus. He also is in second place for GWG these playoffs. They're not as memorable as...

Bruins-Penguins Eastern Conference Final Tickets Go on Sale Sunday, May 26 at 12 p.m.

The Bruins will take on the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2013 Eastern Conference Final, and that means more playoff hockey at the TD Garden. Tickets for Games 3, 4 and 6 of the series will go on sale at 12 p.m. on Sunday, May 26, according to the team. However, the specific dates for the series have not been set yet. The tickets will be available for purchase at the TD Garden Box...

Boston will ‘land’ Iginla, but not in the way they’d hoped

As the Ottawa Sun's Bruce Garrioch suggests, for one player, the Eastern Conference Final may be...A wee bit awkward...Given that he helped scuttle a trade to the team his Pittsbugh Penguins are facing: Jarome Iginla didn't want to join the Boston Bruins. Now, he's got to beat them. In a matchup the Pittsburgh Penguins winger probably would have rather avoided, he...

Pens Take Care Of Sens: Wait For Bruins-Rangers

((HT: NHL/NBCSN)) With Tomas Vokoun in goal, there has been a feeling that the Pittsburgh Penguins would make a point- to outscore everyone if they needed to for a win, to protect their back-up goaltender, and to tell their starting goaltender, Marc-Andre Fleury, that all you have to be is hot to make a run in the Stanley Cup Playoffs... It takes effort from everyone every...

Best of Pens Facebook: May 13-May 26 by @TheCaptainDuck

It’s time for week five/six of “Best of Pens Facebook.” This will probably end up being a twice a month thing, so here are the past two weeks. The format and idea for the weekly posts are simple: take people’s outrageous comments and suggestions on the Pittsburgh Penguins official Facebook page and analyze them.The Penguins only suffered one loss in this time period so...

Pittsburgh cruises past Ottawa, heads to Eastern Conference Finals

While they may have been the best team in the Eastern Conference during the regular season, the Pittsburgh Penguins may be even better in the playoffs.  James Neal recorded his first career postseason hat trick and Tomas Vokoun made 29 saves to help the Penguins advance to the conference finals for the first time since 2009 with a 6-2 victory over the fourth-seeded Ottawa Senators...
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