Posted March 08, 2012 on AP on Fox
The Pittsburgh Penguins honored their past Wednesday, unveiling a bronze statue outside Consol Energy Center showcasing the singular talents of Hall of Famer Mario Lemieux. Then the Penguins went out and showed the present looks pretty good, too. Pascal Dupuis scored twice and had an assist, and the Pittsburgh rallied to beat the slumping Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 for their seventh straight victory. ''The way we've been playing, we feel like we can come back in every game and we proved it again tonight,'' Dupuis said. Jordan Staal added a goal and an assist to extend his points streak to a career-best six games, and rookie Brad Thiessen stopped 22 shots for Pittsburgh, which has won 11 of its last 12 home games. With Lemieux watching from the owner's box a few hours after the 4,700-pound bronze statue showing him split a pair of defenders during a 1988 game was unveiled, Pittsburgh strengthened its hold on fourth-place in the Eastern Conference by once aga...

Penguins’ Letang skates before practice today

Kris Letang was on the ice this morning for the first time since he took a shot to the head on February 29th in Dallas.  He skated with Deryk Engelland who has also been out with injury. Letang & Engelland just finished up some pre-practice on-ice work at @CONSOLEnergyCtr #Pens -SK — Pens Inside Scoop (@PensInsideScoop) March 9, 2012 The Tribune Review reported that the on...

Mario Lemieux statue unveiled at Consol Energy Center

Yesterday on a near picture perfect day in Pittsburgh the city and the Penguins unveiled a statue of Penguins great and now part owner Mario Lemieux.  Lemieux is one of the biggest reason that the city has the Consol Energy Center and why we still have a hockey team.  He was one of the best to ever play the game anywhere and will always be a legend in Pittsburgh.  And now he will...

Pittsburgh Penguins unveil Mario Lemieux statue (photo/video)

On a bright and sunny Wednesday in Pittsburgh, the Penguins held a ceremony outside the team’s Consol Center to officially unveil the statue which honors the world-class player who delivered two Stanley Cup championships to the city, serves as the team’s co-owner and has become one of Pittsburgh’s most beloved athletes. Said longtime Penguins announcer, [...]

Penguins 3, Maple Leafs 2

Pascal Dupuis scored twice and had an assist, and the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied to beat the slumping Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 on Wednesday night for their seventh straight victory. Jordan Staal added a goal and an assist to extend his points streak to a career-best six games and rookie Brad Thiessen stopped 22 shots. The Penguins started the day by unveiling a statue honoring...

Sidney Crosby Cleared for Contact, Possible He May Return to Face Bruins on Sunday

Sidney Crosby is in a familiar position in his attempted return to game action, but he's not taking anything for granted this time around. The Penguins superstar was cleared for physical contact on Tuesday, but he was also quick to note that there still isn't a clear timetable for his return from lingering concussion issues. "I was cleared to do contact," Crosby...

News & Notes: Crosby Cleared For Contact; Grabovski, Turco Ink Deals

Crosby has full-participation practice with Penguins As if the Pittsburgh Penguins weren't the hottest team in the League already, the surging Pens were blessed with even more good news: Sidney Crosby has been cleared for contact. We assume the news comes as a result of Sid the Kid being bored of just doing this in practice for three months: Although there's still...

Fan owns Mario Lemieux jersey with name misspelled (Photo)

Unidentified fan wears Mario Lemieux jersey with name misspelled The fan in the picture is apparently a fan of Pittsburgh Penguins hockey legend Mario Lemieux. However, it is painfully obvious that he is not very smart. Not only did this man pay for a jersey with Lemieux's name misspelled (the name on the jersey is Lemiexu), but he is wearing it in public. This may be...

Maple Leafs-Penguins Preview

Sidney Crosby is nearing his much-anticipated return to the lineup, though the face of the Pittsburgh Penguins isn't about to rush anything. Given how well Pittsburgh has been playing without him, Crosby can take all the time he needs. The Penguins seek their seventh consecutive victory Wednesday night when they host the fading Toronto Maple Leafs, who could be without forward...

Pick The Winner (3/7)

With the light day, we run with a quick hitter before heading out the door on Pick The Winner.... ======================================== Toronto Maple Leafs @ Pittsburgh Penguins - PENGUINS -1.5 [Puck Line Play] (+150) (Note: I'm risking 1 unit to win 1.50 units) The Leafs lost last night at home 5-4 to the Bruins, which marks their 11th lost in 13 games. Throughout those...

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Toronto Maple Leafs – Game 66

Who: Pittsburgh Penguins (39-21-5) vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (30-29-7) Where: Consol Energy Center When: 7:30 PM EST Channels: TSN, NBCSN, RDSI I constantly spell Toronto wrong.  Maybe it’s the placement of the Os, but literally every time I type it I get a red squiggly. Marc-Andre Fleury has his fourth 35 win season in a [...]

Morning Skate: March 8

The Morning After:Yesterday’s results:Sabres 3, Hurricanes 2 (OT)Penguins 3, Maple Leafs 2RLD 3 stars of the night:1. Pascal Dupuis, PIT (2 goals, 1 assist)2. Jason Pominville, BUF (1 goal, 1 assist)3. Jordan Staal, PIT (1 goal, 1 assist)---Tonight’s slate:Sabres @ Bruins, 7:00 ETIslanders @ Devils, 7:00Panthers @ Flyers, 7:00Lightning @ Capitals, 7:00Kings @ Blue Jackets, 7...
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