Found March 20, 2013 on
Matt Cooke's 4 minutes were killed. CONSOL Energy Center was on fire. And then there was Crosby was leading a 2-on-2 rush with a fresh Cooke. The crowd was still standing from cheering the PK effort, and they knew something was coming. Sid dished the puck to Cooke and drove to the net. Matt Cooke was passing to some mystery entity until the ROOT camera finally panned out, and it was Matt Niskanen coralling the puck inside the blue line and crusing down the slot.
And Niskanen nailed it. Just ******* nailed it.
Lange's call of the Niskanen goal:
The Pens refuse to lose at this point. They've given up six goals in six games. Six. The goaltending was outstanding, and the defense was stout once again.
But it is more than that. It's more than a clutch third-period goal or that it came against the Caps. The Pens got a game-tying goal from Paul Martin and of course the game-winner from Niskanen. When is the last tim...
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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...
from Chris Johnston of Sportsnet,
... 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 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...
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...
The fear is gone. The doubt too for that matter. Ditto the hesitation.
A year into his comeback from the concussion-like symptoms that nearly derailed Sidney Crosby's career, the Pittsburgh Penguins superstar is back atop the NHL scoring race thanks to his unparalleled mix of artistry, speed and grit.
It wasn't the avalanche of points - 50 and counting heading into Friday...
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...
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
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Sidney Crosby and Joe Vitale scored for the Penguins as they came away with a 2-1 win over Boston, their ninth straight victory. Tomas Vokoun made 31 saves in the win and only allowed Tyler Seguin’s 1oth goal of the season to Boston.
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