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They say confession is good for the soul. If so, I must confess here and now that this isn’t my favorite Penguins team. I think they’re too small. They lack defensive structure, especially in their own end. And coach Dan Bylsma seems rigidly resistant to making meaningful adjustments.
Still, I couldn’t more proud of our boys for the way they stormed back on March 7 to snatch a 5-4 victory over the Flyers from the jaws of certain defeat. It took a ton of heart to come back the way they did, especially after committing their usual myriad of sins (lousy defensive coverage, dumb penalties, leaky goaltending) during a horrific (...)Read the rest of Black-and-Gold Update: Penguins Show Tons of Heart in Victory Over Philly
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Sidney Crosby and James Neal scored shootout goals, and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-4 on Saturday night for their NHL-leading 11th road win.
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Phil Kessel forced...
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Paul Martin returned to the lineup...
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There are wins. Then there are big wins. This game: ******* huge win. Maybe Dan Bylsma flipped out after the first period; maybe he didn't say anything. Whatever he did, it was the right move. The Pens now leave Philly knowing they can beat this Flyers team, and the importance of that can't be put into words.
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Malkin has upper-body injury. He'll be further evaluated tonight. Coach Bylsma said he's not concerned its a concussion.
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) March 10, 2013
How did he get hurt last night?
Interesting week for Crosby and Malkin. On Monday they scored big goals minutes apart. On Saturday they both took scary, monster hits.
First was Malkin, who was hurt on this hit from JVR:
The Pens said this:
MALKIN UPDATE: Upper body injury on Malkin. Not a head injury. He was kept out for precautionary reasons.
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) March...
Pittsburgh Penguins (16-8-0) @ Toronto Maple Leafs (15-10-0)
ROOT, NHLN-US, CBC - 7:00 pm/et
Air Canada Centre - Toronto, ON
Really early "Gameday" post today. The Pittsburgh Penguins enter the second half of the season with a game against the Maple Leafs. The Pens always seem to have trouble with the Maple Leafs.
New York Islanders (11-11-3) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (17-8-0)
ROOT, MSG PLUS, 7:00 pm/et
Consol Energy Center - Pittsburgh, PA
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Season Series: 1-1-0
Last meeting that counted: February 5, 2013. Penguins won 4-2.
So the Penguins are in Toronto which is the kind of thing that usually gives us seizures.
Sid is in Air Canada Centre for the first time since 2010.
God, this could be either the most beautiful or the most ugly thing to ever happen.
LEAST TIME TAKEN TO GET READY FOR PROM
It has all the makings of a magical spring night.
Tomas is fixing MAF's hair before his date...