Found March 20, 2013 on
The 2013 season has been a year of streaks. First, we witnessed Chicago's remarkable run of 24 consecutive games with a point. Now we're watching the Pittsburgh Penguins burn through NHL opponents, winning 10 consecutive games.
The Penguins need just one more win to match Chicago's 11-game winning streak . With the Penguins bearing down on the best winning streak of 2013, it's time to take a look back at their efforts to date.
The Penguins were able to push their run to 10 games with a 2-1 victory over the Washington Capitals. The win, which was also their eighth consecutive win at home, gave the Penguins a commanding 14-point lead in the Atlantic division.
Since their streak started back on March 2nd, the Penguins have won eight games in regulation, one in OT and one in a shootout. They've recorded 39 goals while allowing only 23. As the streak has persisted, the Penguins have only improved on defense. In the first four games of their run, the Penguins ...
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... this summer will probably see a NHL player sign a deal that averages at least $10 million per season for the first time in roughly a decade. Pittsburgh Penguins centre Evgeni Malkin should be able to command that type of money when negotiations begin on an extension that will start in 2014.
Ray Shero, the Penguins general manager, has...
The NHL's GM meetings take place in Toronto this week, starting Wednesday, and there could be some movement on the trade front by the weekend as a result.As Elliotte Friedman, among others, reported yesterday, prices for trade pieces are extremely high due to over 80% of the league still currently in contention for a playoff spot. As bad as the Washington Capitals have played...
Matt Niskanen's goal and a key penalty kill kept the Pittsburgh Penguins' winning streak going.
Niskanen scored the go-ahead goal in the third period, Sidney Crosby had two assists and the Pittsburgh Penguins extended their winning streak to 10 games with a 2-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Tuesday.
Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury made 28 saves in his NHL-leading...
When the Pittsburgh Penguins suit up Friday night, they’ll be aiming for their 11th straight win this season. While they seem to get overshadowed in the national media by stories like the Montreal Canadiens’ surprise season and the Chicago Blackhawks’ record-breaking start, the NHL oddsmakers at Bovada aren’t overlooking this team. The Pens are now at 5-1 odds to win...
A year after his comeback from concussion-like symptoms, Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby is on top of his game. Crosby leads the NHL in points and says he no longer worries about taking another hit to the head.
The NHL has taken steps to eliminate the kind of dangerous hits that threatened Crosby's career, and players say heightened awareness plus stiffer penalties have...
How good are the Pittsburgh Penguins right now? Good enough to win their tenth straight game despite missing arguably two of the best players in the league. Last year's league MVP, Evgeni Malkin, missed his sixth straight game while Kris Letang, the league leader in points among defensemen and Norris Trophy candidate, sat out with a lower body injury suffered on Sunday. Letang...
Defenseman Matt Niskanen scored the go-ahead goal in the third period and Sidney Crosby had two assists and the Pittsburgh Penguins extended their winning streak to 10 games with a 2-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Tuesday.
Niskanen's goal at 11:58 came nine seconds after the Penguins killed a four-minute penalty in the third period.
The winning streak is the longest...
The Pittsburgh Penguins have played splendidly in spite of the absence of superstar Evgeni Malkin, but they might have another key player missing in their next game.
Defenseman Kris Letang's status is unknown as Pittsburgh seeks the franchise's fifth win streak of 10 or more games Tuesday night against the visiting Washington Capitals.
Malkin, the league's reigning...
Last week, some trailer featuring Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin in a Russian movie titled 12 Months debuted. Today, we translate.
The basis of this movie falls on some cute woman who gets wishes that were meant for a kid. Or something along those lines. And the kid wants to meet or play hockey with Geno and Ilya Kovalchuk. Even in Russia, Alex Ovechkin is 2nd tier.
Matt Niskanen probably scored one of the more emotional goals this season and the Pens are sitting at 10 straight wins now.
Paul Martin chipped in with a goal, and Marc Andre Fleury was completely locked in. The Caps look like a shell of their former selves. This loss may have beena nail in their coffin.
Here is the gif of Nisky's goal:
Washington Capitals (12-15-1) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (22-8-0)
ROOT, NHLN-US, CSN-DC, TSN 2 - 7:30 pm/et
Consol Energy Center - Pittsburgh, PA
Right now, it doesn't feel as big as it once did when the Capitals visit Pittsburgh. But, believe us, if the Caps beat the Penguins tonight and break the Pens' winning streak, they'll be hanging a banner up...