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From Roy MacGregor of the Toronto Globe and Mail:
Three Dog Night had it all wrong.
One is not the loneliest number. It’s 29.
No. 29, also known as Marc-André Fleury of the Pittsburgh Penguins, is on the ice at Consol Energy Center. He is skating between Zambonis as they re-surface the ice: crouched over, head bowed, deep in thought that does not require a mind-reader to decipher.
What the hell has gone wrong?
Fleury is, or at least is supposed to be, the starting goaltender for what has been the strongest NHL team in the Eastern Conference. He is supposed to stop the pucks while Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Jarome Iginla, and a cast of other hockey stars fire pucks into the opposition nets. He is supposed to backstop the Penguins to the 2013 Stanley Cup prior to taking over the net as Team Canada defends its Olympic gold medal in Sochi next February.
That was the dream, the plan – but recently it has gone off the rails.
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Sid “the Kid” Crosby (courtesy of nhl.com)
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Another award nomination for Sid and for a member of the Penguins. From the NHL:
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Crosby beat Craig...
Penguins star Sidney Crosby, Wild goaltender Josh Harding and Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid are this season's nominees for the NHL's Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy.
The award is presented to ''the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.''
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Just a few things that caught my eye:
Four shots, three goals ... and his second career hat playoff hat trick. The third goal was Sidney Crosby's 100th playoff point, a feat accomplished in merely 75 games. Plus he's the fifth fastest to hit that 100-point mark. Who was faster? Just Wayne Gretzky (46 games), Mario Lemieux (50), Jari Kurri (67) and Mike Bossy (74)....
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Photo courtesy of Boston Bruins BOSTON—According to a report from Nancy Marrapese-Burrell of the Boston Globe Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid has been named a finalist for the Bill Masterson Trophy, which is awarded to the National Hockey League player “who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey.” Forward Sidney Crosby of...
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At times on the ice, it looks borderline unfair.
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(1) Pittsburgh Penguins 36-12-0 vs. (7) Ottawa Senators 25-17-6
Game 1: Tuesday, May 14, 7:30pm - Ottawa @ Pittsburgh
Game 2: Friday, May 17, 7:30pm - Ottawa @ Pittsburgh
Game 3: Sunday, May 19, 7:30pm - Pittsburgh @ Ottawa
Game 4: Wednesday, May 22, 7:30pm - Pittsburgh @ Ottawa
Game 5: Friday, May 24, 7:30pm - Ottawa @ Pittsburgh*