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Behind the Numbers: A look inside the Penguins one month into 2011-12 season
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Ten players have suited up for all 13 games thus far, including:
James Neal, Matt Cooke, Pascal Dupuis, Chris Kunitz, Matt Niskanen, Joe Vitale, Deryk Engelland, Steve Sullivan, Paul Martin and Craig Adams.
Only Kris Letang and Max Talbot played in all 82 regular season...
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Previously on Outside the Boxscore, we featured some NHL players dressing up in their Halloween costumes.
Recently, Pittsburgh Evgeni Malkin decided to Tweet a picture of him and Sidney Crosby all dressed up, Malkin is on the right and Sid the Kid is on the left:
(Courtesy of Bleed Black and Gold)
Hockey fans have been on Sidney Crosby watch for months now; rumor has it the date 11/11/11 has the potential to be extra magical for supporters in Pittsburgh and hockey fans in general. That's when Sidney Crosby could play his first game for the Pittsburgh Penguins since Jan. 5. How do you see Crosby faring in his return? I think hockey pool managers should have this date circled...
As Sidney Crosby gets closer to returning from the concussion that has prevented him from playing since Jan. 5, it's worth pointing out that he won't necessarily be the same player. Not immediately, anyway.
The Penguins scratched Staal for Saturday night's game at Toronto, but coach Dan Bylsma said he did not expect the injury to be a "long-term" problem, describing Staal as "day to day."
Asked about the amount of contact he has had in practice the past few weeks, Sidney Crosby smiled. "Uh, three hits?" he said, then laughed. At least the Penguins captain is keeping his spirits up as he continues to work his way back from a concussion that has kept him out of games since Jan. 5.
Realignment is coming to the NHL for the 2012-13 season, because (spoiler) Winnipeg is not located in the southeast United States. How dramatic that realignment gets — the number of teams switching divisions, and the number of divisions they'll switch to — is the real question.
Back in June, a Gary Bettman-endorsed plan to realign the NHL into four "conferences"...
Phil Kessel scored his league-leading 10th goal midway through the third period to lift the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night.
Mikhail Grabovski, Tim Connolly and Clarke MacArthur also scored for the Maple Leafs (7-2-1).
Matt Cooke, Chris Kunitz and Evgeni Malkin scored for the weary Penguins (8-3-2), who were playing for the 13th time...