Found March 08, 2012 on
Bleed Black & Gold:
Yesterday on a near picture perfect day in Pittsburgh the city and the Penguins unveiled a statue of Penguins great and now part owner Mario Lemieux. Lemieux is one of the biggest reason that the city has the Consol Energy Center and why we still have a hockey team. He was one of the best to ever play the game anywhere and will always be a legend in Pittsburgh. And now he will be forever bronzed in front of the arena he was instrumental in bringing into the city.
In his career scored 690 goals and 1,723 points. He won a lot of awards while in Pittsburgh as well:
6 Art Ross Trophies
4 Lester B. Pearson Awards
3 Hart Trophies (MVP)
2 Conn Smythe Trophies
1 Calder Trophy (rookie of the year)
1 Olympic Gold Medal
and don’t forget the 3 Stanley Cup championships – 2 as a player and 1 as an owner
He is one of the most loved sports figures in the city of Pittsburgh, a place he has called home for a lot of years.
“That’s why I decided to stay here. I love the people here,” he said. “I...
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Kris Letang was on the ice this morning for the first time since he took a shot to the head on February 29th in Dallas. He skated with Deryk Engelland who has also been out with injury.
Letang & Engelland just finished up some pre-practice on-ice work at @CONSOLEnergyCtr #Pens -SK
— Pens Inside Scoop (@PensInsideScoop) March 9, 2012
The Tribune Review reported that the on...
On a bright and sunny Wednesday in Pittsburgh, the Penguins held a ceremony outside the team’s Consol Center to officially unveil the statue which honors the world-class player who delivered two Stanley Cup championships to the city, serves as the team’s co-owner and has become one of Pittsburgh’s most beloved athletes. Said longtime Penguins announcer, [...]
The Pittsburgh Penguins honored their past Wednesday, unveiling a bronze statue outside Consol Energy Center showcasing the singular talents of Hall of Famer Mario Lemieux.
Then the Penguins went out and showed the present looks pretty good, too.
Pascal Dupuis scored twice and had an assist, and the Pittsburgh rallied to beat the slumping Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 for their seventh...
Pascal Dupuis scored twice and had an assist, and the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied to beat the slumping Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 on Wednesday night for their seventh straight victory.
Jordan Staal added a goal and an assist to extend his points streak to a career-best six games and rookie Brad Thiessen stopped 22 shots.
The Penguins started the day by unveiling a statue honoring...
Sidney Crosby said that he'll know Saturday whether or not he can play this Sunday against the Boston Bruins. Crosby suffered a concussion 15 months ago and made his return earlier this season on November 21st. He played eight games until some of his concussion-like symptoms returned which ended his short lived return. Since then, he has been out."(You) just kind of see...
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Steve Sullivan scored the tying goal in the third period, and James Neal and Evgeni Malkin connected in the first two rounds of a shootout to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to their eighth straight victory, 2-1 over the Florida Panthers on Friday night.
Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 28 shots and was perfect in the shootout for his 36th victory of the season, putting...
Is a Sidney Crosby return finally around the corner? Perhaps, but one player who has nearly the pedigree of Crosby has his own concussion issues, but is not receiving the attention that Sid the Kid is. I’ve included both players in my Pick Six for the weekend.
But first, here’s what you need to know heading into the weekend.
A total of 22 teams are in action on Saturday, while...
By Icedog97 (Sean Evanovich)
Again, my thanks to John for letting me contribute to his blog this week. It's been a lot of fun.
Late in the 2007 season the Penguins pulled off a trade deadline deal that had people buzzing:
After practice today, Crosby was unsure about returning to action on Sunday.
He said he hasn’t had much practice time and no need to rush return now.
So, we wait another day to find out.
But if you want to read between the lines, what do you think?
Unidentified fan wears Mario Lemieux jersey with name misspelled
The fan in the picture is apparently a fan of Pittsburgh Penguins hockey legend Mario Lemieux. However, it is painfully obvious that he is not very smart. Not only did this man pay for a jersey with Lemieux's name misspelled (the name on the jersey is Lemiexu), but he is wearing it in public. This may be...
Sidney Crosby is nearing his much-anticipated return to the lineup, though the face of the Pittsburgh Penguins isn't about to rush anything.
Given how well Pittsburgh has been playing without him, Crosby can take all the time he needs.
The Penguins seek their seventh consecutive victory Wednesday night when they host the fading Toronto Maple Leafs, who could be without forward...
Who: Pittsburgh Penguins (39-21-5) vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (30-29-7) Where: Consol Energy Center When: 7:30 PM EST Channels: TSN, NBCSN, RDSI I constantly spell Toronto wrong. Maybe it’s the placement of the Os, but literally every time I type it I get a red squiggly. Marc-Andre Fleury has his fourth 35 win season in a [...]
With the light day, we run with a quick hitter before heading out the door on Pick The Winner....
Toronto Maple Leafs @ Pittsburgh Penguins - PENGUINS -1.5 [Puck Line Play] (+150) (Note: I'm risking 1 unit to win 1.50 units)
The Leafs lost last night at home 5-4 to the Bruins, which marks their 11th lost in 13 games. Throughout those...