Found January 17, 2012 on
The Penguins won their third game in a row, 2-1, in a shootout against the Carolina Hurricanes tonight at Consol Energy Center.
BEST OF MAXIM
Things went from bad to worse as the slumping Penguins fell down to the 9th spot in the East. They simply couldn’t stop the bleeding. They kept competetive but they just couldn’t find the net with any consistancy and the 6 game slide starting in December threatened to be an endless trend as the list of injuries continued to grow. Sure, the Pens were fighting the injury...
The main thing I talked about in the preview was how Cam Ward is showing signs of his usual self and that the Canes should see more wins as a result even if they continue to be outshot night in and night out. Tonight's game seemed to fit that prediction well as the Canes were outshot 37-22 at even strength and outchanced 20-13, but were able to pick up a point in a 2-1 shootout...
So what happened?
The Pens went to the shoot out for the first time in seemingly forever (the last time was Saturday, November 5th in Los Angeles).
Prior to that, there was a highly entertaining hockey game.
The Pens and Canes traded chances and generally played end-to-end hockey with no whistles for long stretches. I wouldn't say it had the intensity of a playoff...
WR/DB Bryan Allen makes it official and pledges to Utah...
Penguins center and captain Sidney Crosby left the team to see concussion specialist Ted Carrick in Atlanta. Top defenseman Kris Letang was medically cleared to play after a concussion and will return to the lineup soon. From general manager Ray Shero's perspective, those are equally welcome developments. Shero on Monday called Crosby's time with Carrick "a good thing."
Most of us have been waiting for Jim Rutherford to make a few trades and he did so last night by dealing forwards Jon Matsumoto and Mattias Lindstrom to the Florida Panthers in exchange for forwards Evgeny Dadonov and AJ Jenks. This trade likely won't much in the grand scheme of things but it does make sense for both teams. Florida needs forward depth for their AHL team in San...
Say what you want about the Penguins' Matt Cooke, but his transformation has been positively remarkable.
The headaches and dizziness that made it difficult for him to even get out of bed now gone, Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang returned to practice on Tuesday for the first time in nearly two months following a concussion sustained against Montreal in late November.
Carolina Hurricanes (16-24-7) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (23-17-4)
TV: ROOT, FS-CR
Consol Energy Center - Pittsburgh, PA
The Pittsburgh Penguins run against the Southeast Division continues. The Pens outscored their opponents 10-5 in their last three games against Washington, Florida and Tampa Bay. Now it's Carolina's turn. A win...
---> Tonight's Game
The Rangers face-off against the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), in an Atlantic Division match-u...
Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin was named NHL ‘Third Star’ for the week ending Jan. 15. This is Malkin’s third league honor this season after previously being named ‘Third Star’ for the month of December and ‘Thi...
Penguins defenseman Kris Letang returned to practice with his teammates on Tuesday for the first time in nearly two months.
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Paul Martin had a wide open net, but he refuses to score.
Malkin had a team meeting on Cam Ward's face late in the first.