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Evgeni Malkin scored twice to help the host Pittsburgh Pittsburgh clinch a playoff berth for the sixth consecutive season with a 5-1 win over the Nashville Predators on Thursday.Malkin, who netted his 44th and 45th goals, leads the NHL with 95 points. He and has seven goals and 14 points during a six-game point streak.James Neal added four assists for a Penguins squad that won for the 13th time in the last 14 games.Pittsburgh scored four unanswered goals on a struggling Pekka Rinne, who allowed five goals on 23 shots. The Finnish netminder has surrendered 12 goals in his last three games.Alexander Radulov, who was playing his first game since returning from Russia, scored the lone goal for the Predators before Malkin iced the contest with his second marker of the game in the third period.Marc-Andre Fleury made 28 saves for his 40th victory.
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Alexander Radulov bailed on the Nashville Predators four years ago to become the best player in his native Russia.
In Radulov's return to the NHL, countryman Evgeni Malkin left little doubt who's the best player in the world.
Malkin scored twice to push his league-leading point total to 95 and the Pittsburgh Penguins clinched a playoff berth with a 5-1 victory over the...
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Evgeni Malkin scored twice, James Neal had four assists and the Pittsburgh Penguins clinched a playoff spot with a 5-1 victory over the Nashville Predators on Thursday night.
Chris Kunitz, Matt Cooke and Pascal Dupuis also scored to help Pittsburgh pull within a point of the New York Rangers for the top spot in the Eastern Conference with nine games remaining...
Welcome Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators fans to the eleventh edition, on Fang Faction, of 'How to Beat the Goalie.' The Predators take on the Penguins for the only time this season, in the hunt for the Playoffs. The Penguins' goalies are Marc-Andre Fleury and Brad Thiessen. Edition 11: Pittsburgh Penguins Goalies, Marc-Andre Fleury and Brad Thiessen.
The March of the Penguins continued Tuesday Night as the Pens put a thumping on the outgunned Winnipeg Jets by a score of 8-4. The game was played at a frantic pace as both teams seemed to abandon any thoughts of playing defense. The action was continuous as both teams saw countless scoring chances, but the Penguins top-end talent just proved to be too much for the Jets to overcome...
Hilary Duff is a new mom.
The 24-year-old actress announced the birth of her son on her website and Twitter feed Thursday.
Duff writes that she and husband Mike Comrie welcomed son Luca Cruz Comrie on Tuesday night. He weighed in at 7 pounds, 6 ounces and is the first child for the couple, who married in 2010.
Duff says she and Comrie ''feel like the luckiest parents in...
The Nashville Predators take on the Pittsburgh Penguins on national TV, Thursday night, in an inter-conference showdown. The Nashville Predators' record this season is 42-23-8 with 92 points and ranked 4th in the Western Conference. The Pittsburgh Penguins' record this season is 45-21-6 with 96 points and ranked 4th in the Western Conference. Puck drops at a special start...
James Neal scored a hat trick and All-Star Evgeni Malkin had his second five-point game against Winnipeg this season to power the Pittsburgh Penguins to an 8-4 triumph over the Jets on Tuesday.
Sidney Crosby, playing at home for the first time since his comeback, collected four assists to give him nine helpers in four games to pull the Penguins within one point of the Eastern Conference...
If the Dark Ages (2001-2005) taught us anything, it is to appreciate the playoffs. And that is why we celebrate tonight. With a 5-1 destruction of the Nashville Predators, the Pens have punched their ticket to Lord Stanley's dance.
This is only the beginning, friends. We ride.
Who: Pittsburgh Penguins (45-21-6) vs. Nashville Predators (42-23-8) Where: Consol Energy Center When: 7:00 PM EST Channels: NHLN-US, ROOT Sports It goes without saying that this is a big game. EVERY GAME AT THIS POINT IS HUGE. The Penguins are currently 25-8-2 at home. The more games they can play at Consol in the playoffs [...]
I apologize for the lack of Oilers/Florida blog last night. My day job keeps getting in the way of my hobby farm.
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Word! - Evgeni Malkin. The only reason he's having the season he is is because at the beginning of the season, I said in a blog he was a Top 10 player in the NHL, but wasn't a Top 5 player. Thanks for making me look stupid...
Photo Caption: AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar
The much-anticipated return of Alexander Radulov had the eyes of the hockey world fixated on Pittsburgh tonight as the Predators took on the Penguins in a possible preview of the Stanley Cup Finals. Unfortunately it was Sidney Crosby and his crew that showed why they are arguably the Cup favorites at this point.
Behind James Neal’s 4 assists...
Who: Pittsburgh Penguins (46-21-6) vs. Ottawa Senators (37-28-10) Where: Scotiabank Place When: 7:00 PM EST Channels: CBC, ROOT Sports It’s very hard to expect a team that is 14-0-1 to just keep on winning, but that’s what the Penguins have to do. They control their own destiny, all they have to do is win out. [...]
It seems like the question last night was more who did not score for Pittsburgh than who did. We are kidding of course. However, despite the hat trick from James Neal, he was not our Fantasy POTN. Now that does sound crazy of course and no Sidney Crosby was not either (despite four assists). There was an even a hat trick from the enigmatic Ales Hemsky from...