Found April 07, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
Captain Sidney Crosby scored to snap a tie late in the second period and Evgeni Malkin added his 50th goal moments later as host Pittsburgh won 4-2 over Philadelphia on Saturday.Pascal Dupuis celebrated his 33rd birthday by scoring to extend his points streak to 17 games. Chris Kunitz joined Crosby and Malkin with a goal and an assist as the Penguins defeated the Flyers for the first time in six tries at the Consol Energy Center.Former Penguin Jaromir Jagr netted a power-play tally to end a 15-game goalless drought and rookie Brayden Schenn also scored for the Flyers, who suffered just their second loss this season to their Keystone State rivals.With Jagr serving a hooking penalty late in the second period, Crosby collected a loose puck on the doorstep and backhanded it past Sergei Bobrovsky. The tally was Crosby's eighth goal in 22 games.Malkin netted his milestone goal with 12 seconds remaining in the middle session after wristing a shot from slot p...

Malkin leads Penguins past Flyers

Evgeni Malkin scored his 50th goal of the season and added an assist to lock up his second NHL scoring title and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-2 on Saturday. Malkin finished the regular season with 109 points and became the ninth player in Penguins history to reach the 50-goal mark when his wrist shot with 12 seconds left in the second period beat Philadelphia...

Sidney Crosby named NHL’s ‘Third Star’ of the Week

For someone that has only played in 22 games this season he has received two of these awards.  During his first comeback in December he was named the ‘First Star’ of the Week.  This time around he received the ‘Third Star’ after getting 6 points (3 goals, 3 assists) in the final three Penguin’s wins.  Crosby finished the season with 37 total point (8 goals, 29 assists...

Good weekend for Pittsburgh: Malkin hits 50 goals, Pirates take down Phillies

As most of the BB&G crew was out and about this weekend unable to post about the fantastic sports weekend we had, I thought I would do a quick review. Pirates: Even though the Pirates lost the home opener to Philadelphia on Thursday, 1-0 they bounced back in spectacular fashion.  They took down the Phillies on Saturday night in the 10th inning after Rod Barajas doubled to center...

Sidney Crosby diving propaganda emerges

The rest of the NHL apart from Penguins fans don’t quite adore Sidney Crosby the way referees seemingly do, and a visual aid of his shenanigans has emerged. While I’m indifferent to Crosby, many of you who don’t take kindly to his diving habits will enjoy these pictures.

VIDEO:Evgeni Malkin scores his 50th goal

What a season for Evgeni Malkin. Last year at this time he was starting the long road to recovery from a torn ACL. This year, he capped an incredible year with his 50th goal late in the second period against the Flyers:

Crosby Calls Out Callahan, Expects Torts to Apologize

War has been declared.  It was expected that the Pittsburgh Penguins would retaliate the first chance they got after Rangers head coach John Tortorella lashed out against them following last night's game, calling them an "arrogant" organization and referencing Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin as "whining stars".  But the actual retaliation, which came...

Crosby Calls Callahan a Whiner?!?!?!?

In his post practice press conference today, Sidney Crosby said this about John Tortorella calling him a whiner..."I don't know what he's talking about. I mean, if you want you can put a camera on us all game, put a camera on (Ryan Callahan) all game. You'll see who's over there more. He should worry about his own players."...Is he effin kidding me? Absolutely...

Penguins wrap up No. 4 seed in East

Evgeni Malkin scored his 49th goal of the season and the host Pittsburgh Penguins beat the New York Rangers 5-2 to wrap up the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference. Chris Kunitz, Tyler Kennedy and Richard Park scored and Marc-Andre Fleury made 35 saves for the Penguins, who beat New York for the fourth straight time. Kris Letang added an empty-netter. Malkin’s tally for the 4...

Crosby 'appreciates' playoff return

Sidney Crosby braced himself as New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi lowered his shoulder before checking Crosby into the corner boards early in the penultimate regular-season game on Thursday. Crosby lay on the ice briefly -- long enough for some Pittsburgh Penguins fans to grow concerned about their captain. "There is still a section of fans who think he'll get re...

Smith, Stamkos, Crosby named NHL's Three Stars

Phoenix Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith was named the NHL's First Star of the Week on Monday. Smith extended his shutout streak to 234 minutes, 25 seconds before yielding a goal to St. Louis during the first period on Friday. He stopped 31 of 32 shots that night and made 23 saves on Saturday as Phoenix claimed the Pacific Division title. Tampa Bay Lightning stud Steven Stamkos...

NHL Season-Ending Storylines

It was a fascinating final day to the regular season this Saturday, with plenty of storylines directly relating to playoff seeding going in to the Stanley Cup tournament.  All 30 teams played, some with having nothing more than pride to guide them, others wishing to play the spoiler in close division crown battles.  As we go in to what is sure to be another great postseason, let’s...

Stars Of The Week

NEW YORK (April 9, 2012) – Phoenix Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith, Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos and Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby have been named the NHL’s ‘Three Stars’ for the week ending April 8. Continue reading "Stars Of The Week"

The Program’s Fantasy All Stars

As promised earlier, here is Chris Wassel’s list of fantasy all stars. He has also included some top rookies, “vintage wines”, and a second all-star team in addition to the first all-star team. You can find Chris’ work on both fantasy hockey and general interest hockey on his site, The Program. Six months ago, fantasy hockey players started on a journey that would be filled...

Treehouse Of Season Enders Part 1A: The All-Stars

Six months ago, fantasy hockey players started on a journey that would be filled with many highs and lows. There have been a lot of injuries and some very significant ones at that. We saw Sidney Crosby go down a couple times this year and miss quite a big chunk of time. Then there was the likely career ending concussion to Chris Pronger. It has been a tough year to gauge the top...
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