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Rock the Red:
Forever linked, Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin are going in different direactions...rapidly. (Clydeorama)
The Washington Capitals are in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to take on the Penguins this evening as they continue to look for a boost in form. The Capitals, having lost two in a row, most recently a 3-2 decision at the hands of the Leafs Tuesday are 2-7-1 on the season for five standings points; they are therefore dead last in the Southeast Divison, the Eastern Conference, and the entire National Hockey League. The Penguins, riding a four-game winning streak, are 7-3-0 and on top of the Atlantic Division and second in the Eastern Conference. This is the second game of three between these two clubs this season; the Penguins humbled the Capitals 6-3 on Sunday afternoon.
Coming off a win over the Islanders in which he made 32 saves, Marc-Andre Fleury seems almost a lock to start for Dan Bylsma’s Penguins. Fleury has posted a 2.44 GAA and .907 save percentage on the season ...
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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...
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 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.
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'...
The talk of the NHL these days is the fall of the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin in particular. This is a pretty telling table in regards to Ovechkin’s fall in offensive production. Stats are Ovechkin’s 5v5 stats over the past 6 seasons. Season TOI G A Pts Shots Sh% TOI/G TOI/Shot 2012-13 149:14 0 [...]The post The fall of Alex Ovechkin appeared first on HockeyAnalysis.com.
Image courtesy of the Chicago Tribune
If you thought Philly fans hated Sidney Crosby, apparently its not just us.
During Tuesday's game vs the New York Islanders, Sidney Crosby was struck in the face with a puck. Crosby, bleeding on the ice, was hearing cheers, and "Crosby Sucks" chants. See national media, its not just Philadelphia! (SB Nation)
The Flyers defeated...
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...
Isles, last time we met it was the worst.
Tonight was for redemption. Win or lose, we had to get some honor out of this.
And, of course, some goddamn awards.
The game has barely started and the Isles get a penalty for ***************. We can't even understand what they are doing yet in this game. Not because it's particularly bad, but because...
By now, if you're a fan of hockey in the slightest, you've noticed a glaring initiative by officials to protect the game's players. Concussion awareness and player safety have been hot-button issues for years ever since devastating injuries to Marc Savard and Sidney Crosby.
But as hard as the league has been coming down on players for hitting players in defenseless...
Top player jersey sales on NHL.com for January, according to a Sports Business Daily story that cites Shop.NHL.com:
1 Flyers RW Claude Giroux
2 Blackhawks C Jonathan Toews
3 Penguins C Sidney Crosby
4 Rangers RW Ryan Callahan
5 Penguins LW James Neal
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from Scott Burnside of ESPN,
In the Caps' locker room, the players were suitably chastened, as you would expect from a team that is now 2-8-1.
Troy Brouwer suggested the team wasn't mentally prepared to play.
"I agree," offered captain Alex Ovechkin.
"Yeah, no emotions. Nothing."
Before Thursday's game, rookie head coach Adam...