Posted March 30, 2012 on AP on Fox
Sore nose and all, Sidney Crosby had a goal and three assists to help the Pittsburgh Penguins snap a mini-slump with a 4-3 victory over Buffalo on Friday night that slowed the Sabres' late-season surge. It was Crosby's third four-point game in a season in which concussion troubles have limited him to 18 games. And it came after he was held without a point in his past two outings and a day after his nose was bloodied by a puck in a 5-3 loss at the New York Islanders. Steve Sullivan had a goal and two assists, Evgeni Malkin had a goal and assist, and Pascal Dupuis set up two to extend his points streak to an NHL season-best 13 games. Pittsburgh (48-24-6) rebounded from two straight losses to the Islanders and moved four points ahead of fifth-place Philadelphia in the Eastern Conference standings. The Sabres (38-30-10) had a five-game winning streak snapped, and dropped into ninth place, behind the Washington Capitals. Both teams have four games left and 86 points, but the Capitals hold the tiebreaker edge.

Crosby bloodied during game

Penguins star Sidney Crosby, back in the lineup for a handful of games after dealing with concussion symptoms, was down on the ice for about a minute when he was bloodied by a puck to the face.

Penguins' Sidney Crosby hits 600 points

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby became the NHL's seventh-youngest player to score his 600th career point. Crosby achieved the plateau in the second period at Buffalo on Friday night, when he set up James Neal's power-play goal. It was Crosby's third point of the night after he assisted on Evgeni Malkin's goal and also scored in the first period. Crosby...

Ladies, Sidney Crosby Had A Small Nose Bleed Last Night

Poor kid, can’t buy a break these days – concussions & nose bleeds. This running nose resulted after getting hit in the face with a puck last night against the Islanders. He’d return, though, and the Pens would lose 5-3. In Final Four news, so a college football playoff system wouldn’t work because teams would miss school time. right? The Louisville basketball team has...

Penguins C Crosby returns after taking puck to face

Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby briefly went to the locker room when he was bloodied after taking a puck to the face during Thursday's game. Crosby was clipped by a clearing attempt by New York Islanders defenseman Dylan Reese in the first two minutes of the second period. Playing in his ninth game since making his second comeback from concussion-like symptoms,...

Sidney Crosby takes puck to the face, leaves game with bloody nose (Video)

After awhile, you just have to feel bad for Sidney Crosby as he suffered yet another head injury during last night's game against the New York Islanders. Crosby was hit in the face with a puck shot by defenseman Dylan Reese in the second period and left the game with a bloody nose:

Sidney Crosby Takes A Puck To The Face

It really seems like the hockey gods don’t want Sidney Crosby out there.Just a few weeks into his extended return, he gets smacked in the nose with an errant puck.He returned to the game a little bit later, so it doesn’t look like he’ll be missing any more time. But still, that can’t feel good.This isn’t the first time Crosby’s taken a puck to the nose. But this time...

John Phillips responds to our proposal

Maybe a couple weeks ago, we called out John Phillips about his prediction on Crosby not being able to sustain a comeback.  The news winded its way through the Internet and found its way to Phillips, and he has responded.  Bring it.  We may got with option "A" below, since it involves trolling in some form. ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: An open letter...

Sliced-up Sid still powers Penguins

A swollen nose couldn't stop Sidney Crosby from enjoying a four-point night. And neither could Ryan Miller and the Buffalo Sabres. ''Not really getting much air through there right now,'' Crosby said Friday night, referring to the cut he wore on the left side of his nose after being struck by a puck a night earlier on Long Island. ''But other than that...

John Toperzer: GAMEDAY! Pens look to stop slide Friday in Buffalo

Pens (47-24-6, 20-15-4 road) at Sabres (38-29-10, 20-11-8 home), First Niagara Center, 7:30 pm ET Follow me on Twitter @JohnToperzer Nassau Coliseum has not been kind to Sidney Crosby the last couple years. The Islanders stopped Crosby’s 25-game point streak Dec. 29, 2010 with goalie Rick DiPietro celebrating the 2-1 shootout win like a Game 7 and then, last night,...

THIS WEEK IN HOCKEY: Stop Believing the Hype; Scheduling Snafus; Endorsement of a new point system

This Week in Hockey is a weekly column in which assistant blogger Michael Spinner (@MichaelSpinner) shares and discusses the major storylines in the National Hockey League from the past week. Stop Believing the Hype So wait a second … Pittsburgh is not the automatic winner of the 2012 Stanley Cup? It’s all we’ve been hearing about for weeks now. The Penguins won eight...

John Toperzer: GAMEDAY! Revenge after a 5-2 pasting Tuesday?

Pens (47-23-6, 20-14-4 road) at Isles (32-33-11, 15-16-6 home), Nassau Coliseum, 7:00 pm ET Follow me on Twitter @JohnToperzer It’s said that loose lips sink ships, but for the Penguins on Tuesday it was loose play rules the day. Whether it was the Flower playing his worst hockey a day after a Vezina Trophy endorsement from yours truly, or Evgeni Malkin and Sidney...

Morning Skate: March 31

The Morning After:Yesterday’s results:Blue Jackets 4, Panthers 1Jets 4, Hurricanes 3 (OT)Penguins 5, Sabres 3Rangers 4, Canadiens 1Predators 4, Red Wings 1Avalanche 4, Flames 1Kings 4, Oilers 1Canucks 5, Stars 2RLD 3 stars of the night:1. Sidney Crosby, PIT (1 goal, 3 assists)2. Pekka Rinne (31 saves)3. Semyon Varlamov (38 saves)---Tonight’s slate:Senators @ Flyers, 1:00 ETBruins...
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