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The Pittsburgh Penguins took advantage of a 4-goal second period to hand the Flames a 5-3 loss in their first game of the season. Calgary started well and had a strong first period. The crowd’s energy was boosted by a season-opening goal from Curtis Glencross 15 minutes into the game. Though the Flames pressed, they [...]
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from Vicki Hall of the Calgary Herald, “It’s like we’re still in exhibition mode,” the head coach said. “The reality of this hockey team — when we have success — is that we have two star players on this hockey team. That’s what we have. We’ve all got to play within what we are as players.”
The two stars, in Sutter’s mind, are Iginla and Miikka Kiprusoff.
So what happened?
This was nowhere near as close as the score indicated. While the Pens did need an empty net goal from Jordan Staal to cement the victory, the Pens put on a clinic for about 45 of the 60 minutes of this hockey game. The rest of the time, they were simply better than average, instead of tremendous.
My biggest takeaway from this game was that the...
There appeared to be some confusion created in the last 24 hours over Sidney Crosby and a purported doctors appointment that would clear him for contact. Check inside for Crosby’s full transcript from this morning’s post-skate scrum.
Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Ray Shero thought that Sidney Crosby was to meet with a neuropsychologist on Tuesday, but the superstar declared that no such visit was scheduled.
"I don't know who said I had an appointment today but I don't," Crosby said. "It's the same as usual - I feel good. (The morning skate) went good today and I'm excited...
The Penguins, a team considered to be deep at center, are hurting at that position. For the team's home opener Tuesday night against Florida, Evgeni Malkin missed his second game in a row because of unspecified "soreness," according to coach Dan Bylsma, while Sidney Crosby (concussion) and Dustin Jeffrey (knee) remained out.
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The Calgary Flames and St. Louis Blues both look to bounce back from season-opening losses when the two teams collide this afternoon from Scottrade Center.
Playing without former NHL scoring-champions centers Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, the Penguins won their third of four games to open the season.
Evgeni Malkin, who missed Sunday's game because of a lower-body injury, will not play Tuesday in the Penguins' home opener.
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The Penguins tallied 5 of a 6 possible points from their West Coast swing. Stop inside for a brief analysis of where they are heading into the home opener.
Matt Cooke scored his team-leading third goal of the season and the Pittsburgh Penguins raced past the Florida Panthers 4-2 on Tuesday.
Matt Cooke scored his team-leading third goal of the season and the Pittsburgh Penguins raced past the Florida Panthers 4-2 on Tuesday night.