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Ladies and gentlemen, the Boston Bruins are heading back to the Stanley Cup Final. And the scariest part for whichever Western Conference opponent awaits them? The B’s are playing the best hockey they’ve played all season. Claude Julien‘s squad held the vaunted Pittsburgh Penguins offense to just two goals — and stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin scoreless — over a four-game sweep in the Eastern Conference finals. That sweep culminated in a 1-0 victory on home ice Friday night, assuring that the road to the Cup runs through Boston for the second time in three years. To hear what the head coach had to say minutes after the series-clinching win, check out the video above.

Thoughts On Moving Malkin

In a paid subsciption, Craig Custance of ESPN discusses the possibility of paying and/or moving Malkin. I've tried to post the most important part here... Evgeni Malkin, who was arguably the Penguins' best player in Game 3, is entering the final year of his contract that pays him $8.7 million next season. He can sign an extension in July, and those negotiations will...

Crosby taking the heat for collapse

It's safe to say the Eastern Conference final hasn't been Sidney Crosby's best series. Heck, even airline pilots were comparing him to a screaming baby -- and that was before Wednesday's night's Game 3 loss to Boston . After all, he has been as awful as ever. First time Sidney Crosby's gone without a point in three consecutive games since November of 2009...

No Production From Pittsburgh’s Top Players

from Arpon Basu of, Evgeni Malkin sat in his dressing room stall, dutifully answering the questions he was being asked -- even though he had no answers. Malkin was just one of the array of offensive stars on the Pittsburgh Penguins who did not register a single point in a four-game sweep in the Eastern Conference Final at the hands of the Boston Bruins, one completed...

Johnny Boychuk and Sidney Crosby picture

Anyone have a caption for this one?

The Cultural Issues of the Penguins by @highheelshockey

We know how terrible the defense has been. We know how lazy the back-checking has been. We know how utterly pathetic the power play has been. We know that Marc-Andre Fleury has become the pariah of the Penguins organization. We know that Sidney Crosby is still stuck back in the Ottawa series, searching for his way to the Boston series.But issues of the x’s and o’s and effort...

Daniel Paille hit on Sidney Crosby

 Mike Milbury from NBC Sport Network didn't like this play and thought there should've been a penalty called on the play. I don't know. I looks like Sidney Crosby skated into Daniel Paille, but who knows, it really doesn't matter now since the Penguins didn't score on the power play anyways.

Something special Bruin in Boston

The Boston Bruins aren't fancy. The Pittsburgh Penguins are. So, fancy that the Bruins devoured the Penguins in the Eastern Conference finals. They finished a four-game sweep with a 1-0 victory Friday night in Boston. The victory completed one of the most dominant series in NHL playoff history. For instance, defenseman Paul Martin led the Penguins with two points. Those would...

Zdeno Chara makes incredible glove save in last-minute of Game 4

Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin had an amazing chance to try and tie the game with less than a minute left in Game 4.  Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask was out of position and out of the net after making a lunging move towards Malkin.  Malkin showed patience and went to step around the fallen Bruins captain Zdeno Chara towards the empty net.  As he shot, Chara made a...

Stanley Cup Final Prediction

I have one final prediction to make for the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs.  That of the finals is still outstanding.  I went 1-1 with my semi-final predictions, which makes it the worst success rate of any round to date at only .500.  I picked Pittsburgh over Boston.  Who would have predicted Sidney Crosby would be held with no points in the semi-finals?  Was he healthy?  I suppose...

Jack Edwards loses touch with reality... again

The Boston Bruins completed their sweep of the Pittsburgh Penguins Friday night to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals.  One of the lasting images of the series was Boston forward Gregory Campbell having his leg broken on a shot by Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin during Game 3 and finishing his shift.   It was a moment that embodied the toughness of hockey players.   A moment...

Hockey Night in Canada's pre-game video before BOS-PIT Game 3 was exceptional

The pre-game videos shown on Hockey Night in Canada are widely regarded as being some of the best clips and video packages in all of sports. The package shown before Game 3 between Boston and Pittsburgh might have raised the bar even higher.  Set to "Karma Police" by Radiohead, viewers are taken through several storylines which filled the series' first two games...

Preview: Pittsburgh Penguins Face Do Or Die Situation

The Pittsburgh Penguins come into tonight’s game with nothing left to lose. Win and live to play another day. Lose and go home. It’s do or die and there’s no room for error. Pick your cliche. Regardless, the Penguins have a monumental task at hand as they need to win the next four games to advance, something that’s only been done three other times in the history of the NHL...
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