Found March 09, 2013 on
So the Penguins are in Toronto which is the kind of thing that usually gives us seizures.
Sid is in Air Canada Centre for the first time since 2010.
God, this could be either the most beautiful or the most ugly thing to ever happen.
LEAST TIME TAKEN TO GET READY FOR PROM
It has all the makings of a magical spring night.
Tomas is fixing MAF's hair before his date arrives.
Pens won an innocent looking faceoff really early on. Shot from the point was blocked. Somehow it came to Neal, who put on a routine shot.
And the room falls to a hush. It's possibly that Reimer's gown alteration has come back botched. But at least a few of us are ready for the dance early.
As the game starts settling in a bit, Reimer's glitz gown is fitting better and we begin asking ourselves idle questions.
Like why is Joey V scratched all the time?
It's easy to ask ourselves such spoiled questions. Sid takes a couple bloodthirsty shifts. A...
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Sidney Crosby tied a career high with five assists, and Chris Kunitz posted his second hat trick of the season in the Pittsburgh Penguins' 6-1 rout of the New York Islanders on Sunday night.
Crosby's big night boosted his point total to an NHL-leading 45 and helped the Penguins win their fifth straight. James Neal had a goal and three assists, and Pascal Dupuis scored twice...
It’s been a pretty good year for rookie Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Robert Bortuzzo. He scored his first NHL goal back in February, and then there’s this little gem of a video clip. He and some teammates are getting some shoot-around time at an empty Wells-Fargo Arena (home of rival Philadelphia Flyers, and the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers), and then the 6’4″ Bortuzzo throws...
Sidney Crosby and James Neal scored shootout goals, and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-4 on Saturday night for their NHL-leading 11th road win.
Neal opened the shootout with a goal against James Reimer before Crosby sealed the win on Pittsburgh's second attempt after Marc-Andre Fleury stopped Toronto's Tyler Bozak and Nazem Kadri.
Phil Kessel forced...
It is hardly surprising that the rivalry that exists between the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins, given the geographical proximity and hailing from the same state (Pennsylvania, for you half-wits out there), is an often heated one, chock-full of animosity and intensity with a healthy dose of vitriolic back-and-forth. The bitter antagonism between the respective fanbases...
With Chris Kunitz enjoying a hot streak, the Pittsburgh Penguins' highly ranked offense has soared to another level lately.
The red-hot Penguins look to keep things rolling and win their fourth straight game on Saturday night when they visit the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Kunitz extended his point streak to a career-high seven games with the go-ahead goal in the third period of a...
Right before Sidney Crosby suffered his concussion, he was undoubtedly playing the best hockey we've ever seen him play. Then he was gone from the game for the better part of two years. It's taken Crosby 25 games to get back to where he was. There were countless "Jesus, did you see what Crosby just did" moments in this game. There was just something...
Interesting week for Crosby and Malkin. On Monday they scored big goals minutes apart. On Saturday they both took scary, monster hits.
First was Malkin, who was hurt on this hit from JVR:
The Pens said this:
MALKIN UPDATE: Upper body injury on Malkin. Not a head injury. He was kept out for precautionary reasons.
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) March...
New York Islanders (11-11-3) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (17-8-0)
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Back-to-back games for both the Pens and the Isles. The Islanders won 5-2 against the Capitals yesterday. No word on Malkin yet.
Season Series: 1-1-0
Last meeting that counted: February 5, 2013. Penguins won 4-2.
Pittsburgh Penguins (16-8-0) @ Toronto Maple Leafs (15-10-0)
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Really early "Gameday" post today. The Pittsburgh Penguins enter the second half of the season with a game against the Maple Leafs. The Pens always seem to have trouble with the Maple Leafs.
Crosby is hitting his stride. He has an 8-game points streak. He has 20 points in those 24 periods of hockey. He now has 45 points on the season. Claude Giroux and Alex Ovechkin: 45 points combined. His linemates, Chris Kunitz and Pascal Dupuis, are reaping the benefits. Kunitz netted his second hat trick of the season, and Dupuis added two others.
The Pens have now...
Malkin has upper-body injury. He'll be further evaluated tonight. Coach Bylsma said he's not concerned its a concussion.
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) March 10, 2013
How did he get hurt last night?
from Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,
Back when the league was adding the Panthers, Mighty Ducks, Predators and Blue Jackets, complaints were common that the quality of play suffered, that there weren't enough skilled forwards and defensemen. But the global pool is now far deeper. USA Hockey youth registrations have soared since the Florida/Anaheim expansion...