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New York Rangers
I’m going to have to go to the thesaurus to find more words for dominate, punish, beat, destroy etc because that’s what the Penguins have been doing to their opponents lately and I’m starting to feel repetitive. It doesn’t hurt that a couple more of our big guns returned to the lineup last night in Kris Letang and that guy Sidney Crosby. Add that to the already dominant play of Malkin, Neal, Staal and Fleury just to name a few and the rest of the NHL should be shaking in their skates.
Less than 3 minutes into the game Matt Cooke scored his first of two goals of the night on Sidney Crosby’s first shift of the game to make it 1-0 early in the contest. The Rangers first line who has been playing really well lately tied it up with a Carl Hagelin goal with under 7 minutes left in the first period. They ended the first period with a Brooks Orpik penalty ending the first period on the penalty kill and starting the second period on it as well.
No problem though, with the Rangers not ...
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The greatest hockey player on the planet is returning to NHL action tonight and all eyes will be on how he moves, how he handles the puck, handles contact, and, most importantly, how he scores. Everybody knows that the Pittsburgh Penguins are one of the most potent offenses in the league, but tonight they’ll be facing the Eastern Conference-leading New York Rangers, who have a...
There are currently four teams that have more points than the Pittsburgh Penguins. Don’t let the standings fool you. With Sidney Crosby returning to the lineup, the Penguins are undoubtedly the NHL’s team to beat.The current winning streak the Penguins are on – nine games, by the way – is fascinating. Their level of competition hasn’t been great, but winning that many...
Pens (42-21-5, 18-13-3 road) at NYR (44-18-7, 24-7-2 home), Madison Square Garden, 7:00 pm EDT
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Congratulations to those who had March 15 in the Sidney Crosby comeback date poll â you win! What will you get? Great question.
The Penguins have already won nine straight games without the services of Crosby, or Kris Letang, for that...
Sidney Crosby might not be the only one that could be back in the Penguins lineup tomorrow. It’s rumored that Kris Letang, who was out for the last several games with a recurrence of concussion like symptoms, could dress for Thursday’s showdown with the Rangers. The return of Letang would be a huge boost for the power play and would virtually complete the Penguins’ season...
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Matt Cooke scored a pair of goals and Sidney Crosby had an assist in a triumphant return to the lineup as the red-hot Pittsburgh Penguins extended their winning streak to 10 games with a 5-2 victory over the host New York Rangers on Thursday.Evgeni Malkin, Chris Kunitz and Pascal Dupuis also scored goals as the Penguins whittled Eastern Conference-leading New York's lead to four...
Bergen Record - Rangers ripped by Crosby-led Pens, 5-2New York Post - Penguins cut Rangers’ lead to four points in Crosby’s returnDaily News - No Kid-ing: Sid leads Pens past NYRNew York Times - Crosby Blends In as Penguins Stand Tall Against RangersNewsday - Penguins get Sidney Crosby back, roll past RangersRemember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at ...
Looks like the Rangers are listening (via New York Times)...Brian Boyle..."Look, don't get me wrong. I'm happy for him that he's healthy. But our mentality cannot change and it will not change. When we play against Crosby, we have to play him hard."Carl Hagelin...“It’s always fun to go up against the best player. We just have to make sure all our emotion...
With All-Star Henrik Lundqvist still suffering from the flu, New York Rangers goaltender Martin Biron will start Thursday's game against the returning Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins.
"Especially with how well Marty is playing, it makes sense that he is in there tonight," Lundqvist told the team's website.
In addition, captain Ryan Callahan will sit...
NBC Sports and the NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) will be offering a comprehensive slate of college hockey and NHL action over the next week. It all starts tonight as NBCSN has the return of Sidney Crosby as the Penguins take on the Rangers in New York. College hockey takes over Friday and Saturday as the
The return of Sidney Crosby promptly ended the Rangers mini-winning streak as the Pens dropped the Rangers tonight 5-2 at Madison Square Garden. The Blue shirt’s Jekyll and Hyde play in this game ultimately was their undoing. There was a lot of positives to take away from this game as well as quite a few negatives. To the bullets…
The Rangers started off the...
This is what many hockey folks are wondering when it comes to tonight’s tilt between the New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins at Madison Square Garden.
For starters, it is both a divisional- and conference- battle. The Blueshirts currently hold a six point lead over the Penguins as the top spot in both the Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference.
On the other side, the Penguins...
Was there a Sidney Crosby return? I could not tell. There were seven other games besides the one that felt like it was shown on 3435 networks. Yes #87 has tons of fantasy ramifications surely but to say it was the motherload would be just inaccurate. Some will say the bigger impact in Pittsburgh may be the return of Kris Letang so take notes fantasy fans...
Glen Sather at GM meetings: with a healthy Sidney Crosby, the Penguins are the best team in the NHL.— Chris Botta (@ChrisBottaNHL) March 14, 2012
...assuming Sather is trying to deflect some pressure off his team, but until the Pens overtake the Rangers in the standings I'm going to continue to say the Rangers are better.Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or...
Pens (44-21-5, 20-13-3 road) at Flyers (41-22-8, 18-10-5 home), Wells Fargo Center, 12:30 pm EDT
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- Are we happy with Tyler Kennedy? He played an active game Saturday but failed to score for the 21st time in 22 games and thatâs basically what he gets paid to do. He certainly shoots enough. Linemate Sidney Crosby was unhappy that he...