Found April 11, 2012 on
We're getting close. So close...
Pittsburgh Penguins Lines from Penguins.NHL.com:
Chris Kunitz - Evgeni Malkin - James Neal
Steve Sullivan - Sidney Crosby - Pascal Dupuis
Matt Cooke - Jordan Staal - Tyler Kennedy
Arron Asham - Joe Vitale - Craig Adams
Kris Letang - Paul Martin
Zbynek Michalek - Brooks Orpik
Deryk Engelland - Ben Lovejoy
Philadelphia Flyers Lines from Philly.com:
Scott Hartnell - Claude Giroux - Jaromir Jagr
Brayden Schenn - Daniel Briere - Wayne Simmonds
Jakub Voracek - Matt Read - Eric Wellwood
Maxime Talbot - Sean Couturier - Zac Rinaldo
Kimmo Timonen - Matt Carle
Brayden Coburn - Nicklas Grossmann
Marc-Andre Bourdon - Andreas Lilja
BEST OF MAXIM
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There are far too many reasons to count why we in Philadelphia can't stand the Penguins, and come to think of it, the entire city of Pittsburgh. The Pens are our rivals; our bitter cross-state enemies. The close proximity and frequency of competition play heavily into that rivalry, which sets the stage for what will be a legendary playoff series between the two teams.
Brian Burke has joined the growing group of people who have decided to take shots at the Penguins in order to deflect attention from their own failures.
Via Puck Daddy:
"What's the Pittsburgh model?"
Brian Burke snapped that question back to the media during a postseason press conference on Tuesday, examining the carcass of the 2011-12 Toronto Maple...
One of the nation's leading experts says concussions aren't the ''boogie man'' and science is starting to unlock some of the mysterious surrounding the condition.
Dr. Micky Collins, who counts Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby among his patients, said Thursday there are more treatment options available than ever before to help athletes deal with the...
Let me start by saying that I am not a believer in conspiracy theories, and that I'm usually the first to speak up in defense of Gary Bettman and the NHL whenever somebody starts the "Sidney Crosby and the Penguins are the league's pet project" or the "Gary Bettman's favorite son" talk.
As much as it pains me to even write the words "in defense...
Over at NHL.com, Commissioner Gary Bettman responds to John Tortorella's recent comments regarding the whining of Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin as well as the "arrogance" of the Penguins organization..."The level of passion, emotion and gamesmanship can never be overestimated," Bettman said. "I think people who follow the game closely understand it...
If the Pittsburgh Penguins didn't learn this lesson during the regular season, perhaps a Game 1 playoff loss will get their attention -- don't count out the Philadelphia Flyers just because they've fallen behind by two or three goals.
Wednesday at Pittsburgh's CONSOL Energy Center, the resilient Flyers shook off a 3-0 Penguins lead to stun the home team with a 4...
The Philadelphia Flyers and the Pittsburgh Penguins renew their PA Turnpike Rivalry in the opening round of the 2012 NHL Playoffs. This is their 6th meeting in the playoffs with the Flyers having a 3-2 all-time series lead. The Penguins have won the last two meeting including their last meeting in 2009 on their way to their Stanley Cup Championship.
Rivalries are what make sports...
Playoff Preview: Pittsburgh Penguins (4) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (5)
If the season series is any type of foreshadowing, this first round matchup should not only the most intense, but the most exciting, action packed, drama filled series of maybe the entire 2012 NHL Playoffs. After sitting out much of the season, Sidney Crosby will lead his team against the cross-state rivals, the...
The NHL front office is not happy that their linesmen blew a pretty obvious call last night. I suppose that means that the NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman is probably worried that the face of the NHL, Sidney Crosby's team will get eliminated in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Flyers can expect the games to be called closer from here on out.
from Chris Stevenson of Sun Media, They are billing it as the “Commonwealth Cold War” here in the state of Pennsylvania.
It will be, we hope, anything but cold.
“We don’t like each other,” said Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby about the Philadelphia Flyers, “so that’s the way it is. You can dissect all you want, but, really, when it comes down to it, we...
from the CP at the Globe and Mail, Colin Campbell says he’s almost as upset as the Pittsburgh Penguins over a missed offside call that led to a goal in Wednesday’s playoff opener with the Philadelphia Flyers.
The NHL’s senior executive vice-president of hockey operations acknowledges that linesman Tony Sericolo erred in not whistling the play dead prior to Danny Briere’s...
We could have made the title of this post game many different things:
"The Comeback Kids Do It Again"
"Killer B's Lead the Comeback: Brayden, Briere, Bryz"
"Mr. Playoffs Makes His Presence Felt"
"The Lavio-lifeline Saves The Day... Again"
You get the point...
But I do have one serious question to ask Penguins Nation right now:
The Pittsburgh-Philadelphia series is already living up to expectations. The Pens jumped all over their cross state rivals and goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov, shooting out to a 3-0 lead on goals by Sidney Crosby, Tyler Kennedy and Pascal Dupuis, but Philadelphia slowly regained their composure and widdled away at the home clubâs lead.
Daniel Briere scored after clearly being...
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Record and Rankings
Record: 47-26-9 (103 pts)
Goals per Game: 3.2 (2nd overall)
Goals Against: 2.7 (20th overall)
Power Play Percentage: 19.7% (6th overall)
Penalty Kill Percentage: 81.8% (17th overall)
Offensive focus: Scott Hartnell – 37 Goals
Playmaker: Claude Giroux- 65 assists