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Hockey returned to Boston after a one-day postponement, and Jarome Iginla scored the tiebreaking goal that gave the Pittsburgh Penguins a 3-2 win over the Bruins on Saturday and home-ice advantage throughout the Eastern Conference playoffs.
The game was pushed back by one day because of the manhunt for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, who was captured Friday night.
Before the game, Penguins coach Dan Bylsma wore a black T-shirt with the words ''BOSTON STRONG'' over his shirt and tie. During warmups, Bruins players wore baseball caps of the state police and Boston and Watertown police departments. The black cap for Watertown, where the suspect was taken into custody, had the Bruins ''Spiked B'' logo on the front and the word ''STRONG'' on the back.
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So after Jack Edwards made his now famous comments about Matt Cooke in the first period, he had someone to deal with during the first intermission.
Via the PG:
Penguins general manager Ray Shero was visibly enraged when he learned of Edwards' comments and confronted him in the first intermission.
Edwards apologized shortly thereafter.
With the NHL regular season nearing it’s end, Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby maintains a 3 point lead over Tampa Bay forwards Steven Stamkos and Martin St. Louis. Stamkos and St. Louis have four game remaining 4/21 vs. Carolina 4/24 vs. Toronto 4/25 vs. Boston 4/27 vs. Florida Rounding out the top five are Chicago’s [...]
So, I ask you. What is wrong with Jack Edward's comments? "Nominating Cooke for the Masterton is about the equivalent of nominating Sirhan Sirhan as the prisoner of the year," Edwards said.
Personally, I don't have a problem with those comments. Cooke is a reckless, dirty and dangerous player, who is responsible for many random, bush league acts on the ice over...
Call me a glutton for punishment.
Recently, I spent a couple of hours watching the highlights (if you could call them that) of the Penguins' last three seasons of playoff games since winning the Stanley Cup in 2009.
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When a conversation takes place regarding the best teams in NHL history the names that usually come up are Gretzky’s Oilers, Lafleur’s Canadiens, and Orr’s Bruins. Based on the sheer talent that they display on a nightly basis, could a case be made to include the 2013 Pittsburgh Penguins in that conversation? A case could [...]
Emotions were running high following a moving pregame ceremony as the Boston Bruins hosted the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday afternoon, just hours after an extensive manhunt for one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects concluded.
Unfortunately, this emotion apparently got the best of NESN announcer Jack Edwards as he made an inappropriate (and bizarre) comparison between...
I am sorry for insulting Matt Cooke, the Pittsburgh Penguins, the National Hockey League, and anyone else upset by my Cooke comments.
— Jack Edwards (@RealJackEdwards) April 20, 2013
I made a mistake.My fault all the way.This is my apology.Bad week, bad emotional reaction by me.
— Jack Edwards (@RealJackEdwards) April 20, 2013
update 2:00pm, replaced the...
pic from @RealDanaHeinze
The road to the Stanley Cup goes through Fifth Avenue. Following a tumultuous week, The Pens and Bruins stood together with the citizens of Boston and 'Merica before and after the game.
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BOSTON — The Bruins are obviously no fans of Pittsburgh Penguins forward Matt Cooke, and they aren’t afraid to let anyone know about it apparently.
Cooke was in the middle of things again Saturday night when he delivered a questionable hit to Boston defenseman Adam McQuaid during the second period of Pittsburgh’s 3-2 win over the B’s.
Bruins coach Claude Julien was clearly...
We as sports fans are passionate, sometimes overly. Go on any message board or large commenting section about a controversial topic and you will observe anonymous individuals making statements that are more insulting and callous than they are creative. However, this is not something you expect from a commentator or play-by-play man in a sport. Though they may have the same type of...
NEW YORK/TORONTO (April 19, 2013) -- The game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins scheduled for tonight at TD Garden has been postponed, the National Hockey League announced today.
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BOSTON — Nathan Horton looked as physically engaged as he has in a while Saturday afternoon, and that culminated in a first period fight with Pittsburgh’s Jarome Iginla. Unfortunately for Horton and the Bruins, that’s where his day ended.
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It means so much less than so many things in the grand scope of everything, but it will be nice to have hockey. Go Pens. Go Boston.
The Bruins, who currently sit in fourth place in the Eastern Conference standings, will host the conference-leading Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night at TD Garden. But playoff positioning is but a small part of what makes this matchup so compelling.
Along with perennial All-Stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh’s offense has been further bolstered by the addition...