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The Pittsburgh Penguins may have missed last season's MVP and scoring champion but they still had Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz. Behind a hat trick from Kunitz and five assists from Sidney Crosby, the Penguins blew out the Islanders to run their win streak to a season high, five games.Evgeni Malkin was ruled out after sustaining a shoulder injury in Saturday night's game against Toronto. James van Riemsdyk crushed Malkin into the boards late in the third period and Malkin left the game shortly thereafter.The Penguins wouldn't need him.Pascal Dupuis opened the scoring with his tenth goal of the season. Dupuis snapped a shot from a sharp angle and the puck bounced off the near post, then off Evgeni Nabokov's skate, before going in the net.The Islanders took two penalties within 45 seconds to give the Penguins a brief two man advantage. As the first penalty was expiring Chris Kunitz added a goal to put the Pens up two. Sidney Crosby sent the puck to the goal line ...
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Pittsburgh Penguins forward Chris Kunitz has spent most of his nine-year career doing dirty work in the crease to create space for his more heralded teammates.
Now it's Kunitz who's turning into the star.
More than halfway through the lockout-shortened NHL season, Kunitz is tied for second in the league with 17 goals and is third in total points, trailing linemate Sidney...
Sidney Crosby tied a career high with five assists, and Chris Kunitz posted his second hat trick of the season in the Pittsburgh Penguins' 6-1 rout of the New York Islanders on Sunday night.
Crosby's big night boosted his point total to an NHL-leading 45 and helped the Penguins win their fifth straight. James Neal had a goal and three assists, and Pascal Dupuis scored twice...
With Chris Kunitz enjoying a hot streak, the Pittsburgh Penguins' highly ranked offense has soared to another level lately.
The red-hot Penguins look to keep things rolling and win their fourth straight game on Saturday night when they visit the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Kunitz extended his point streak to a career-high seven games with the go-ahead goal in the third period of a...
In case you forgot about how good Sidney Crosby was and is, he’s done plenty this season to remind you of that fact.
The NHL’s leading scorer and his team welcome the Bruins to Pittsburgh on Tuesday night in what could very easily end up a playoff matchup in the not-too-distant future. The Penguins are leading the Atlantic and the Bruins are right in the hunt for the Northeast...
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The B’s continue their stretch of five games in seven days with a trip to Pittsburgh to take on the Penguins. It marks the second leg of a back-to-back after Boston beat Ottawa 3-2 in a shootout Monday night. The Bruins are now 3-0-0 in the first half of...
Right before Sidney Crosby suffered his concussion, he was undoubtedly playing the best hockey we've ever seen him play. Then he was gone from the game for the better part of two years. It's taken Crosby 25 games to get back to where he was. There were countless "Jesus, did you see what Crosby just did" moments in this game. There was just something...
Crosby is hitting his stride. He has an 8-game points streak. He has 20 points in those 24 periods of hockey. He now has 45 points on the season. Claude Giroux and Alex Ovechkin: 45 points combined. His linemates, Chris Kunitz and Pascal Dupuis, are reaping the benefits. Kunitz netted his second hat trick of the season, and Dupuis added two others.
The Pens have now...
Sidney Crosby and James Neal scored shootout goals, and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-4 on Saturday night for their NHL-leading 11th road win.
Neal opened the shootout with a goal against James Reimer before Crosby sealed the win on Pittsburgh's second attempt after Marc-Andre Fleury stopped Toronto's Tyler Bozak and Nazem Kadri.
Phil Kessel forced...
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Pittsburgh is a city that equals Boston in tougness, grit, and strength. It reflects in the rink. For the first time this season the Bruins go up against Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh is a top heavy team with elite NHL star power. Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin are the centerpoint of the team and among the players that represent the league. Ask a band wagon fan or a "casual"...
Sidney Crosby dished out five assists to help Chris Kunitz net a hat trick and Pascal Dupuis score twice as the Penguins thumped the Islanders 6-1.
SPIN: Kunitz has goals in seven of his last nine games and is an absolute dynamo for Pittsburgh this season. James Neal had the other goal for Pittsburgh and both of those players each have 17 goals this season. The Penguins have won...
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A whopping 51 percent of voters believe the Penguins need a defenseman capable of clearing traffic in front of the goalie. No other response came remotely close to this need.In second place came the health of Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby at 16 percent. Ten percent are...
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Losing the reigning Hart Trophy winner for an extended period of time is never ideal, but the Pittsburgh Penguins seem equipped with enough weapons to make the absence of Evgeni Malkin relatively painless.
The Boston Bruins are ready to test that theory.
Pittsburgh looks to win a sixth straight game Tuesday night by earning a fourth consecutive victory over visiting Boston, which...