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This was the logical move given how well Despres and Bortuzzo have played. And, really, Lovejoy was never gonna see the ice again. With Matt Niskanen set to return in a few weeks, the Pens had to make a move. Shero has turned an undrafted fringe 6th-defenseman into a 5th-round pick. Sold.
Ben Lovejoy, by all accounts, was a really nice dude. Even stole an episode of 24/7 like 11 years ago:
Lovejoy was lauded by Crosby during his rehab because, he said, Lovejoy was the only player that hit him.
But our lasting image of Lovejoy is him getting exposed by old Double J for the game-winning goal in game 2 of last year's playoffs:
Farewell, Ben Lovejoy.
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From Billy Nauman of The Hockey Writers:
Marc-Andre Fleury is a scapegoat for a reason. He is not an elite goaltender. He never has been and he never will be. He collapsed down the stretch last year, failed spectacularly in the playoffs, and his save percentage this year is an abysmal 0.897 – but that’s not why I’m writing this article.
I’m writing this because...
Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby took a wicked puck to the face during the second period of Tuesday's game against the New York Islanders. The accident forced the Penguins captain out of the game and off the ice as he suffered considerable bleeding.The incident occurred during a Pittsburgh power play when Crosby got tangled up with Islanders defenseman Brian Strait. Crosby...
Late Wednesday night, the Penguins traded defenseman Ben Lovejoy to the Anaheim Ducks for a 5th round pick in the 2014 NHL draft. Simultaneously, the Penguins recalled Upper St. Clair native, Dylan Reese from Wilkes-Baare.Lovejoy started the season as the seventh defenseman for the Penguins. After two games, he was given Simon Despres's starting spot. But, after Matt Niskanen...
Perhaps it’s anger over their team moving to Brooklyn. Maybe it’s anger over their team being irrelevant for almost thirty years. Or maybe Sidney Crosby is just that hated around the NHL. Tuesday night, the NHL’s poster boy Crosby took a puck to the face while his Penguins were in Long Island to take on [...]
Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby was injured early in the second period against the New York Islanders when he was struck in the face by the puck, but quickly returned to the game.
During a Penguins power play, Crosby skated across the right circle in the New York end -- near where Islanders defenseman Brian Strait was crouched -- and was clipped by the puck. Crosby'...
Yesterday, we posted a video of NHL referee Chris Rooney getting hit the face with a deflected puck and last night, Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby was feeling the same pain.
The incident happened in the second period of play against the New York Islanders defenseman Brian Strait attempted to get his stick on the puck:
Watch as the puck deflects right off Crosby'...
Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby was injured and missed a few shifts during Pittsburgh’s game against New York Islanders at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Tuesday evening.
During a Penguins power play, Crosby skated across the offensive zone, outside the front of the crease toward the circle when a feed inside rode up and struck him in the face.
This game was just a case of two different teams heading in two completely different directions. The Pittsburgh Penguins overcame an early deficit by scoring five straight goals in the second period en route to their fifth straight win. Meanwhile, the Washington Capitals lost their third straight and are now a league-worst 2-8-1 on the season.Despite the records, this game had...
The Penguins came into Long Island with a three game winning streak and left with a 4-2 victory, Tuesday night. With the win, Pittsburgh moved into the top spot in the East with fourteen points.What a difference a week makes.Exactly seven days ago, the Penguins were embarrassed on their own ice by these very same New York Islanders. They squandered nine minutes in power play time...
The Pittsburgh Penguins and New Jersey Devils are looking like two of the top contenders to come out of the Eastern Conference.
The Penguins hope their offense - one of the league's best - will come through again Saturday as they visit the Devils and their stifling defense.
Pittsburgh's 3.5 goals per game and New Jersey's 2.1 goals-against average are both among the...
Washington Capitals (2-7-1) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (7-3-0)
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This feels almost exactly like the kind of game that the Penguins overlook, doesn't it? The struggling Capitals visit Pittsburgh. The Penguins have won four-in-a-row. The Pens have a big home-and-home with the Devils coming up...
poll by twiigs.com
The Three Star voters at Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday night named James Neal the gameâs No. 1 star, Kris Letang the No. 2 star and the Islandersâ Brad Boyes the No. 3 star.
The comments boards have held a lively discussion on how the voting should have gone.
With apologies to Boyes, hereâs your chance for the top three Pittsburgh Penguins...
Anaheim Ducks 'backup' goalie Viktor Fasth is making it almost impossible for head coach Bruce Boudreau to take him out of the lineup. Fasth stopped 31 shots for his first NHL shutout as the red-hot Ducks knocked off the Colorado Avalanche 3-0 on Wednesday.
Ducks' defenseman Francois Beauchemin scored in his 500th career game, while Sheldon Souray and Saku Koivu each...