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Steel City Sports Report:
With the country celebrating "Hockey Day in America" it was only fitting than an American scored the game-winning goal; even if the losing goaltender was from the United States as well. Paul Martin scored his second goal of the year with 2:04 remaining in the third period to lift the Penguins over the Sabres, 4-3. The Penguins took a 1-0 lead just 35 seconds into the opening period on their first shot of the game. Chris Kunitz won a race to the puck along the boards in the offensive zone, allowing the play to get deep behind the Sabres' goal. Kunitz found Brooks Orpik at the point whose shot was redirected by Pascal Dupuis in front of the net. Less than a minute later, the Penguins went on the power play after Tyler Myers took a hi-sticking penalty. The power play wouldn't last as Sidney Crosby scored 19 seconds later. Evgeni Malkin's slap shot missed the net wide and Crosby slammed in the rebound off the boards.With a second power play awarded to the Penguins in the first four minutes of the game, the Sabres looked to be down and out. However, Buffalo killed the power play, allowing zero shots. Shortly after the kill, Cody Hodgson scored his seventh goal of the season to cut the lead in half. Hodgson pounced on a rebound in front of the net and beat Marc-Andre Fleury.The Sabres evened the score half way through the second period, taking advantage of Pittsburgh's poor discipline. Sidney Crosby went to the box for cross-checking Jason Pominville. On the ensuing face off, Tanner Glass took a delay of game penalty for moving his hand on the puck. The Penguins were close to killing the 5 on 3 disadvantage, but a slap shot by Christian Erhoff was redirected by Thomas Vanek in front of Fleury to tie the game at two.Tanner Glass and Cody McCormick dropped the gloves early in the third period, likely in response to an incident from earlier in the game when McCormick had a high hit on Brandon Sutter.The Sabres grabbed the lead for the first time all day. Nathan Gerbe skated wide on Brooks Orpik, stopped at the bottom of the face off circle near the boards, and put a shot on goal. Fleury kicked out the shot but the puck went right to Steve Ott who was able to find the open cage.The lead didn't last long; however, as the Penguins came back and scored less than two minutes later. The Penguins sustained heavy pressure in the Buffalo zone leading to a costly turnover from Pittsburgh-native Mike Weber. Pascal Dupuis's slap shot was stopped by Miller but the Penguins eventually got the puck to Kris Letang whose backhand cross-ice pass to Dupuis led to a perfect one-time blast. Buffalo had a power play late in the period, but was unable to find the back of the net. Fleury stood tall and the Sabres missed the net on a couple of chances. After the penalty kill, the Penguins came right back and almost connected on a tic-tac-toe play. Malkin fed Crosby who sent a one-touch pass to Neal for the one-timer. Miller made a spectacular glove save to rob Neal on the chance.The Penguins eventually broke the tie, thanks to a goal by Paul Martin from the point. The puck beat Miller's glove side as it appeared he was screened on the play.With the goalie pulled, the Sabres were unable to get another game-tying goal, and the Penguins escaped Buffalo with their third straight win.Sidney Crosby's goal was the first unassisted power play goal of his career.The Penguins have scored first in all ten road games this season.Evgeni Malkin has gone six games without a goal.Three StarsPascal DupuisThomas VanekPaul Martin
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The cause of this fight was McCormick’s questionable hit on Penguins forward Brandon Sutter earlier, and when these two veteran enforcers met up, they fought for a good 40+ seconds.
Pittsburgh coach Dan Bylsma took exception to the hit, which he thought was high. “I don’t think he had the puck,” he told Josh Yole of Tribune-Review.
Gotta appreciate the gentlemanly McCormick...
Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson will be out for the rest of the season due to surgery on his Achilles tendon, which was sliced by the skate blade of Pittsburgh Penguins' Matt Cooke.
Senators owner Eugene Melnyk is pissed about losing the defending Norris Trophy winner, and thinks Cooke is a "goon," who shouldn't be in
On the surface, Tyler Kennedy is the prototypical Dan Bylsma forward.
Good speed. Decent forechecker. Decent defensive forward. Not a European (oops).
But after a disappointing '11-'12 season with 11 goals (in 60 games), Kennedy has arguably been the worst performing forward in the Penguins lineup so far this season.
After 15 games, his one goal and two points...
Apparently, the owner of the Senators Eugene Melnyk feels the same way I do about Penguins forward Matt Cooke. It looks like the Penguins are putting Cooke on notice. The last game between the Penguins and the Senators is going to be a dandy. It might be a blood bath.
"To have him [Karlsson] taken out by a goon [Cooke] it’s just unconscionable," Melnky said. "...
(Insert Petr Svoboda joke here...dicks)
It's officially Penguin season, everyone. Ron Cook has called out Evgeni Malkin!
Not going to lie here, we didn't even read much of the article.But we can guess what was said. From what we did see, Cook, because he knows nothing about hockey fails to mention that Malkin is 5th in the league in assists, and 11th overall...
You still have time to throw your hat! Pascal Dupuis’s 2nd career hat trick wins game for Penguins 4-3 over Buffalo. Penguins are now in 1st place.
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Here’s a quick glance at how former Penguins are faring throughout the NHL. Stats are updated through Friday, February 15.
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GM Ray Shero stopped off in Minnesota while the rest of the team headed to Winnipeg on Thursday. He spent some time meeting with former co-workers, Wild GM Chuck Fletcher and Coach Mike Yeo. Word has it that he was doing a little scouting while there as well and that he might have interest in either Devin Setoguchi or Pierre-Marc Bouchard. Neither would cost the Pens more than a...
If Paul Martin hadn't erased two years of disappointing play with his spectactular start to this season, a game-winning goal with under 3 minutes to play would've done the trick, too. Man, that is ******* huge. It's reminiscent of the big moments Sergei Gonchar used to provide.
But Martin wasn't the only hero on Hockey Day in America. Look no further...
During the celebration of Hockey Day In America, it’s only fitting that the Buffalo Sabres American goalie Ryan Miller delivered this absolute gem. Tied 3-3 late in the 3rd period, Pittsburgh Penguins forward James Neal somehow got wide open in the Sabres zone. Sidney Crosby hit Neal with a perfect pass, and Ryan Miller miraculously came across the crease and snagged it out...
1. Whatâs wrong with Evgeni Malkin, who has one even-strength goal?
2. Should the Pens send Beau Bennett, playing on the third line, back to Wilkes-Barre?
3. Who do you like better on the point for power plays, Kris Letang or Paul Martin? Why?
4. Can you name the Pensâ top three forward prospects after Bennett?
5. Are you concerned with the...
From the St. Catherines Standard's Dan Dakin:
Standing there in front of little Rowan Langille was the guy whose name is on his favourite hockey stick. The guy who he watches playing his favourite sport on television. The guy who is easily his favourite player in the NHL.
Sidney Crosby crouched down to be at eye level with the four-year-old boy fighting cancer that started...
On Saturday Night's Coach's Corner, Don Cherry weighed in on Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson's torn Achilles' tendon at the hand...I mean foot of Pittsburgh penguins forward Matt Cooke, and Cherry actually defended Cooke, suggesting instead that Karlsson was at fault for not taping his skate to his ankle:
Pittsburgh Penguins (10-5-0) @ Buffalo Sabres (6-8-1)
NBC, TSN2, 12:30 pm/et
First Niagara Center - Buffalo, NY
The Pens visit Buffalo on a cold Sunday.
The Sabres are 11th in the East and they haven't won two games-in-a-row since the first two of the season. They beat the Bruins 4-2 on Friday. The Pens are one point behind New Jersey for the Atlantic...
It’s become an unfortunate reality for the Buffalo Sabres: late period goals against. And on Sunday, the unfortunate happened once again in Buffalo’s 4-3 loss to Pittsburgh.
For the sixth time this season, the Sabres gave up a goal with less than 2:30 left to play in a period — a Paul Martin shot with 2:04 remaining. It ended up being the second time that the goal given up...