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Defenseman Matt Niskanen scored the go-ahead goal in the third period and Sidney Crosby had two assists and the Pittsburgh Penguins extended their winning streak to 10 games with a 2-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Tuesday.
Niskanen's goal at 11:58 came nine seconds after the Penguins killed a four-minute penalty in the third period.
The winning streak is the longest of the season for the Eastern Conference-leading Penguins and the second-longest in the NHL this season.
Marc-Andre Fleury made 28 saves and Crosby picked up his NHL-leading 36th and 37th assists for the Penguins, who were without reigning MVP Evgeni Malkin (shoulder) for the sixth game in a row. The Penguins were also without defenseman Kris Letang (lower body injury).
Braden Holtby made 34 saves for Washington.
With the score tied at 1-1, Penguins left wing Matt Cooke received two minutes for boarding Alex Ovechkin and two minutes for unsportsmanlike conduct at 7:49. The first two minutes went by wi...
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from Chris Johnston of Sportsnet,
... this summer will probably see a NHL player sign a deal that averages at least $10 million per season for the first time in roughly a decade. Pittsburgh Penguins centre Evgeni Malkin should be able to command that type of money when negotiations begin on an extension that will start in 2014.
Ray Shero, the Penguins general manager, has...
The 2013 season has been a year of streaks. First, we witnessed Chicago's remarkable run of 24 consecutive games with a point. Now we're watching the Pittsburgh Penguins burn through NHL opponents, winning 10 consecutive games.
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Colligan drops some knowledge in his latest joint about Chris Stewart:
That leaves two possible names that could fit into a potential Stewart deal: Brooks Orpik and Matt Niskanen.
On one hand, it’s wild to even suggest a trade of Orpik. He’s been with the organization his entire career and brings a physical presence that’s unmatched by any other regular defenseman...
Matt Niskanen probably scored one of the more emotional goals this season and the Pens are sitting at 10 straight wins now.
Paul Martin chipped in with a goal, and Marc Andre Fleury was completely locked in. The Caps look like a shell of their former selves. This loss may have beena nail in their coffin.
Here is the gif of Nisky's goal:
The Pittsburgh Penguins have played splendidly in spite of the absence of superstar Evgeni Malkin, but they might have another key player missing in their next game.
Defenseman Kris Letang's status is unknown as Pittsburgh seeks the franchise's fifth win streak of 10 or more games Tuesday night against the visiting Washington Capitals.
Malkin, the league's reigning...
Last week, some trailer featuring Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin in a Russian movie titled 12 Months debuted. Today, we translate.
The basis of this movie falls on some cute woman who gets wishes that were meant for a kid. Or something along those lines. And the kid wants to meet or play hockey with Geno and Ilya Kovalchuk. Even in Russia, Alex Ovechkin is 2nd tier.
Washington Capitals (12-15-1) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (22-8-0)
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Right now, it doesn't feel as big as it once did when the Capitals visit Pittsburgh. But, believe us, if the Caps beat the Penguins tonight and break the Pens' winning streak, they'll be hanging a banner up...
The fear is gone. The doubt too for that matter. Ditto the hesitation.
A year into his comeback from the concussion-like symptoms that nearly derailed Sidney Crosby's career, the Pittsburgh Penguins superstar is back atop the NHL scoring race thanks to his unparalleled mix of artistry, speed and grit.
It wasn't the avalanche of points - 50 and counting heading into Friday...
Sidney Crosby and Joe Vitale scored for the Penguins as they came away with a 2-1 win over Boston, their ninth straight victory. Tomas Vokoun made 31 saves in the win and only allowed Tyler Seguin’s 1oth goal of the season to Boston.
SPIN: Pittsburgh took over the top spot in the Eastern Conference even as Evgeni Malkin missed his fifth straight game. Defenseman Kris Letang wasn’t...