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Steel City Sports Report:
New York Jets
If Penguins fans forgot how their team, comprised of several elite players, lost in six games to the Philadelphia Flyers last April, this game served as a reminder. After going up 2-0 in the first period, the Penguins allowed four straight goals, including three in the second period, as the Winnipeg Jets skated away with a 4-2 victory. The game reflected the same issues the Penguins had in the playoffs last season; blowing leads, turning the puck over in the defensive zone, and abandoning defensive responsibilities. For Jets fans, it was a thrilling game all around. Sidney Crosby made his Winnipeg debut and put on a show, scoring both Penguin goals early in the game. Then, the Jets came back allowing their fans to enjoy taunting the same player they just admired. Sidney Crosby made his first mark just 4:26 into the first period. Chris Kunitz won a puck battle along the boards and fed Crosby in the slot. Crosby's snapshot appeared to hit defenseman Grant Clintsome before de...
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Sidney Crosby fed his inner Canadian by walking to his team's pre-game skate.
''I just wanted to get outside and experience a Canadian winter again,'' said Crosby, whose Pittsburgh Penguins play the Winnipeg Jets on Friday night. ''Believe it or not you miss it a little bit. You miss seeing the snow.''
Winnipeg delivered on the snow with a side...
from Chris Johnston now of Sportsnet,
What stands out most during a few days around the Penguins in the early stages of the 48-game season is how significantly Crosby's narrative has changed. No longer is he asked endlessly about the well-documented concussion and neck injuries that cost him most of the last two seasons.
Even the frustration stemming from a lockout took...
The shortened season that the NHL has so “graciously” provided us, is going to provide for a quick, fast paced season, and one in which you had better have some star power providing some punch, or this season will fly right on by without you even getting a chance to gain some momentum. Usually a team at this point in a non-shortened season, is learning itself and figuring out...
Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and James Neal scored in the shootout to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 2-1 victory against the Ottawa Senators on Sunday.
Neal also scored in regulation to help the Penguins snap a two-game skid.
Colin Greening scored a second-period goal for the Senators (3-2-1), and Jason Spezza and Kyle Turris beat Marc-Andre Fleury in the shootout. But Milan Michalek...
Pittsburgh Penguins (2-1-0) @ Winnipeg Jets (1-1-1)
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MTS Centre - Winnipeg, MB
Winnipeg, Manitoba. It's cold there. It's also in Canada. We all know that. Apparently, some Winnipeg fans thought that those two things were enough to make the Atlanta Thrashers a competitive hockey team. So did team management.
A lot of people spent...
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It wasn't pretty hockey for either team on Sunday evening, but after sixty-five minutes and the shootout, the Pittsburgh Penguins left with a 2-1 road victory.
All three Pittsburgh shooters -- James Neal, Sidney Crosby, and Evgeni Malkin -- beat Craig Anderson in the shootout, and Marc-Andre Fleury's lone stop of Milan Michalek...
As the Pittsburgh Penguins look to bounce back from their first defeat, the Winnipeg Jets hope to build on their initial victory.
Evgeni Malkin, Sidney Crosby and the Penguins hope to continue their success in this series and on the road this season while extending the Jets' struggles at home Friday night.
Pittsburgh (2-1-0) outscored Philadelphia and the New York Rangers 9...