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Iced Out Hockey:
The rest of the NHL apart from Penguins fans don’t quite adore Sidney Crosby the way referees seemingly do, and a visual aid of his shenanigans has emerged.
While I’m indifferent to Crosby, many of you who don’t take kindly to his diving habits will enjoy these pictures.
BEST OF MAXIM
War has been declared.
It was expected that the Pittsburgh Penguins would retaliate the first chance they got after Rangers head coach John Tortorella lashed out against them following last night's game, calling them an "arrogant" organization and referencing Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin as "whining stars".
But the actual retaliation, which came...
In his post practice press conference today, Sidney Crosby said this about John Tortorella calling him a whiner..."I don't know what he's talking about. I mean, if you want you can put a camera on us all game, put a camera on (Ryan Callahan) all game. You'll see who's over there more. He should worry about his own players."...Is he effin kidding me? Absolutely...
Evgeni Malkin scored his 50th goal of the season and added an assist to lock up his second NHL scoring title and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-2 on Saturday.
Malkin finished the regular season with 109 points and became the ninth player in Penguins history to reach the 50-goal mark when his wrist shot with 12 seconds left in the second period beat Philadelphia...
Captain Sidney Crosby scored to snap a tie late in the second period and
Evgeni Malkin added his 50th goal moments later as host Pittsburgh
won 4-2 over Philadelphia on Saturday.Pascal Dupuis celebrated
his 33rd birthday by scoring to extend his points streak to 17 games.
Chris Kunitz joined Crosby and Malkin with a goal and an assist as the
Penguins defeated the Flyers...
Head coach John Tortorella blasted the Penguins following a game between the teams, calling them "one of the most arrogant organizations in the league."
It could be that Shanny is too busy looking at himself naked in the mirror, but it appears there is no hearing scheduled for Brooks Orpik via The New York Rangers blog.
Update, 12:47 p.m.:
Zipay reports that Ryan McDonagh says that Stepan was sore this morning, but doesn't think it's anything serious.
...Dr. McD to the rescue.
Zipay also reports that...
There will be nothing on the line when the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers face each other in the regular-season finale on Saturday. The Penguins have already locked in the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference and will host the fifth-seeded Flyers when the playoffs begin next week.
The game is meaningless in the standings but not in the minds of the players. The Flyers...
I'm usually a big fan of Brooks Orpik as he is the exact type of defenseman the Rangers have been missing since Jeff Beukeboom, but after his knee-on-knee hit on Derek Stepan last night, I've lost a lot of respect for the guy...
Hey Torts, how'd you feel about the hit? (watch here)..."It's a cheap dirty hit. I wonder what would have happened if we...
Well, anyone who watched the game last night saw that in the third period, with the Penguins well on their way to a victory, Derek Stepan carried the puck through the neutral zone, and was hit by Brooks Orpik. The hit was a knee-on-knee hit, and Stepan was down on the ice for a while before skating to the bench. Video is below:
When watching the video, different angles show different...
What a season for Evgeni Malkin. Last year at this time he was starting the long road to recovery from a torn ACL. This year, he capped an incredible year with his 50th goal late in the second period against the Flyers:
Sidney Crosby braced himself as New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi lowered his shoulder before checking Crosby into the corner boards early in the penultimate regular-season game on Thursday.
Crosby lay on the ice briefly -- long enough for some Pittsburgh Penguins fans to grow concerned about their captain.
"There is still a section of fans who think he'll get re...
Phoenix Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith was named the NHL's First Star of the Week on Monday.
Smith extended his shutout streak to 234 minutes, 25 seconds before yielding a goal to St. Louis during the first period on Friday. He stopped 31 of 32 shots that night and made 23 saves on Saturday as Phoenix claimed the Pacific Division title.
Tampa Bay Lightning stud Steven Stamkos...
Flying sticks. Pointed fingers. Postgame putdowns. And that was just the coaches.
What can the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers possibly do in Saturday's regular-season finale to top their last meeting, a 6-4 Flyers win at Consol Energy Center this week that served as a preview of what will be a contentious first-round playoff series?
The smart answer might be nothing...
NEW YORK (April 9, 2012) – Phoenix Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith, Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos and Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby have been named the NHL’s ‘Three Stars’ for the week ending April 8.
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