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On Wednesday night the Pittsburgh Penguins struggled mightily during their game against the New York Rangers. Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury was clearly frustrated with the lack of help he was getting and when he went to slam his stick against the boards, the stick actually got caught between the boards and the glass. This obviously made him even more upset because he had to go back and yank the stick out of the boards.
This wasn’t the only temper tantrum Fleury threw during their 6-1 loss to the Rangers. After a penalty was called late in the third, Fleury took the puck, tossed it in the air and hit it straight up. Quite frankly I’m surprised the referees didn’t give him an unsportsmanlike conduct, I’ve seen them hand those out for less than what Fleury did.
The Rangers acquired three new players at the trade deadline and all of them had major contributions during their first game together against the Penguins. Derick Brassard had 1 goal and 3 assists, Ryane Clowe had 2 goals and 1 assist and John Moore had 1 goal. Right now it looks like the Rangers did a great job with all of their trades and seem to be turning their season around.
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There was a collision in front of Fleury late in the second period. He somehow lost his glove. But that didn't phase him:
Almost wish a puck would have got through to see him make a save with his barehand. But that also could have meant a broken hand, so glad it didn't happen.
In about one of the most adorable things you will ever see, Makenzie Roskwitalski, a five-year-old girl and obvious fan of Sidney Crosby, sent the Pittsburgh Penguins superstar a priceless letter to boost the player’s spirits after he had his jaw fractured when he was drilled by a puck in the face during a game last weekend. Along with the fractured jaw, Crosby, who according to...
Going into trade deadline day today you would be hard pressed to find a deeper roster than that of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Their first two lines could fill an All-Star team. Penguins GM Ray Shero added yet another player to the Penguins and once again did it without losing a roster player only a conditional 6th or 7th round pick.
30 year old, 5’11 left wing, Jussi Jokinen...
Once in a while a player will switch jersey numbers. This is usually done to accommodate new arrivals to the team. One such instance is Penguins left-winger Tanner Glass, who wore the number 10 until Pittsburgh acquired Brenden Morrow. Morrow was number 10 on the Dallas Stars, so Glass decided he would switch to number 15 to open up the jersey number so Morrow could wear it.
The Rangers fell tonight to the Pittsburgh Penguins by the score of 2-1 in a shootout. For a box score, click here.
Three points out of four in the home and home against Pittsburgh? Sign me up!!
Still, tough luck loss tonight, Rangers absolutely deserved to win. Only Fleury prevented tonight's game, especially in the third period, from turning tonight into a repeat of...
All good things eventually come to an end. In the case of the Pittsburgh Penguins, their winning streak failed to reach 16 games as the Buffalo Sabres won at home by a score of 4-1.
Now that their streak is officially a thing of the past, it's time to look back and marvel at what the Penguins were able to accomplish.
Hockey analysts and fans will surely debate which streak...
The New York Rangers (17-15-3) host the Pittsburgh Penguins (28-9-0) at Madison Square Garden starting at 7:30 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.
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The Rangers dropped a tough one to the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight, 2-1 in a shootout. The play of Marc-Andre Fleury was the only reason this game wasn’t a repeat of Wednesday night. A truly sensational performance. While the loss stings, securing 3 out of a possible 4 points in a home and home with the Pens is more than we could have hoped at the...
Rangers (18-15-3, 6-9-1 Road) at Pens (28-10, 15-5 Home), Consol, 7:00 pm ET
So the Penguins came out as flat as a pancake Wednesday. The penalty kill surrendered three goals in four New York opportunities. Evgeni Malkin again went goal-less and has six goals in 25 games. Kris Letang and Paul Martin sat.
If that wasnât bad enough, rumors floated Thursday that Sidney...
As if the Pittsburgh Penguins needed another way to win games. Today the Penguins have acquired Carolina Hurricanes shootout specialist Jussi Jokinen for a conditional draft pick. As part of the deal, the Hurricanes will most likely retain some of Jokinen’s salary. If they didn’t have to, the Penguins would have likely just claimed [...]
It simply may be a coincidence that the Pittsburgh Penguins have dropped both games without injured captain Sidney Crosby following their impressive 15-game winning streak.
The New York Rangers, meanwhile, hope it's more than just happenstance that they played so well with their newest additions.
Pittsburgh looks to get back on track while preventing playoff-hopeful New York...
Pittsburgh Penguins (28-9-0) @ New York Rangers (17-15-3)
NBCSN - 7:30 pm/et
Madison Square Garden - New York City, NY
The first of a home-and-home between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the New York Blue Jackets. The Pens look to start a new streak tonight while New York is fighting for its playoff life.
Mark Eaton is sick and won't play. Also, the Pens...
TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers will face-off against the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight at Madison Square Garden (7:30 p.m. — TV: NBC Sports Network; Radio: 970 The Apple), to begin a home-and-home set. The Blueshirts currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings, and rank eighth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 17-15-3 (37 pts). [...]