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From the Toronto Globe and Mail's James Mirtle:
They call them Sidney Crosby’s Little Penguins.
One thousand kids, aged 4 to 8, who every year for the past four years have received full hockey equipment paid for by the Pittsburgh Penguins, their 25-year-old captain and several sponsors.
The numbers may sound like a drop in the bucket in Canada, where one in 10 kids are already playing, but they matter in a place like Pittsburgh, where even when the Penguins have ruled, the game has never really flourished at the minor-hockey level.
But the combined effect of Crosby and Co. providing free gear and instruction has brought a quick and dramatic change that landscape in this football-crazed city, to the point that there are now 120-per-cent more children aged 10 and under playing in Western Pennsylvania than even five years earlier.
A region with fewer than four million people, in other words, has accounted for 15 per cent of the growth in youth hockey in the Uni...
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Dan Potash was on the Penguin’s bench reporting for Root Sports when Joe Vitale intentionally sprayed him with ice and gave him a snow dusting while on camera. Potash took the snow shower in stride when the Tampa Bay Lightning took on the Pittsburgh Penguins. This isn’t the first time Potash has been blasted by Vitale. It seems they have a running gag between the two. It also...
Still headache-free and with his short-term memory completely returned, Evgeni Malkin went through a full-contact practice with many of his Pittsburgh Penguins teammates Sunday.
Malkin, who has missed the past four games due to a concussion, said he ''felt pretty good'' immediately after the workout at a suburban rink.
Coach Dan Bylsma said the next step was for...
from the Pittsburgh Penguins website,
Penguins center Evgeni Malkin returned to team practice Sunday afternoon at Southpointe, a positive step in his recovery from a diagnosed concussion.
“I feel pretty good, had a good practice on the ice,” said Malkin, who has been cleared for contact in practice. “I skated with the team and used a little contact. I feel good.”...
Brandon Sutter's second goal of the game 52 seconds into overtime lifted the Pittsburgh Penguins to a wild 7-6 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night.
Sutter took a pass from Simon Despres on a rush, stepped around Max Pacioretty, and beat goalie Carey Price with a high shot to help Pittsburgh end a two-game skid and avoid being swept on a three-game road trip...
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We'll say "March of the Penguins" right now to get that out of the way.
The Montreal Canadiens and Michel Therrien are first in the East. The Pittsburgh Penguins and Dan Bylsma are three points behind. Hopefully the Pens...
Last night's 4-1 win over the Penguins is one of those games that fans won't want to nit-pick at because it was such a strong performance by the entire team. The top two lines played great, Cam ward played great, the PK was the strongest it's been all season and the Canes did an excellent job of containing the Penguins at even strength. That all led to an impressive win...
Jordan Staal and the Hurricanes knew who was coming over and had the tea ready. It wasn't a good time.
The Penguins aren't a bad team. They just aren't very good right now. In what was somewhat of a big game, the Pens let the Canes score two crushing goals at the end of the first and second periods.
There's not much that can be done at this point. Getting...
Watch the Pittsburgh Penguins defeat the Montreal Canadiens 7-6 in OT tonight.
Highlights via RDS...
The Pens could be 0-81, and a win in Montreal would be huge. The Pens stunned the 21K+ Habs fans with a thrilling OT win in one of the crazier, more entertaining games you'll see.
The win doesn't excuse the semi-mess this team is right now. The defense is as bad as it has been all season. Tomas Vokoun doesn't even appear to know what is happening, and he started...
from Jeff Z. Klein of the New York Times,
The N.H.L.’s main request is the right to use Olympic video on the NHL Network and NHL.com.
The N.H.L., like the N.B.A., the W.N.B.A., FIFA and other sports leagues, is currently not allowed to use such video. That means the clip of Sidney Crosby scoring Canada’s gold-medal-winning goal against the United States at the 2010 Vancouver...
NEW YORK (March 1, 2013) – Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos, Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby and Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Ray Emery have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the month of February. Continue reading "Stars Of The Month"
The Bruins have gotten off to a very hot start, putting themselves in prime position to sit atop the Eastern Conference standings.
With 28 points in just 17 games played, Boston has a chance to take sole possession of first place with a win on Saturday.
Unlike the Western Conference, the East is wide open this year, making the shortened 48-game season ever more interesting.
On tonight's Coach's Corner, Don Cherry was proud of Daniel Alfredsson for taking a run at Rinaldo today, then turned his attention to Sidney Crosby.
Cherry and Ron MacLean then discussed Ryan O'Reilly, Jay Feaster, the goalie situation in Vancouver and Nazem Kadri.