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Steel City Sports Report:
Toronto Maple Leafs
It may have taken three years but Sidney Crosby found another way to haunt the Toronto Maple Leafs.Crosby scored a goal and added the game-winning shootout marker to push the Penguins over the Maple Leafs 5-4, Saturday night at the Air Canada Centre. It was Crosby's first game in Toronto since January 9th, 2010; a game that ended in a 4-1 victory for Pittsburgh thanks to two points from Sidney Crosby and two goals from Sergei Gonchar.The Penguins jumped out to a 3-1 lead after the first period, only to see the Leafs come back and tie the score at four with under five minutes remaining in the third. After a fast-paced overtime, the Penguins were able to white-wash the Leafs in the shootout, outscoring Toronto 2-0.James Neal scored his 16th of the season just 36 seconds into the contest. Evgeni Malkin won the face off back to Kris Letang who set up Matt Niskanen for a one-timer. The shot was partially blocked by Phil Kessel's stick and the puck went right to Neal in the sl...
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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...
Pittsburgh Penguins (16-8-0) @ Toronto Maple Leafs (15-10-0)
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Air Canada Centre - Toronto, ON
Really early "Gameday" post today. The Pittsburgh Penguins enter the second half of the season with a game against the Maple Leafs. The Pens always seem to have trouble with the Maple Leafs.
Leaf’s head coach, Randy Carlyle has a few fans in Toronto.
Even though the Toronto Maple Leafs won 4- 2 over the New Jersey Devils earlier this week, head coach, Randy Carlyle was not too impressed with his team’s play in the first 40 minutes of the game. In fact, he is not satisfied with the progress of the team, despite their recent success. ”We are not satisfied...
If you’re going to wear a “Sidney Crosby is a whiny little ******** shirt to a Flyers-Penguins game and sit behind the bench, try to pick the game when Sids doesn’t drop three assists on your ass. It’s not a good look. Pens fans beat me up for even posting it on Twitter.
It also doesn’t help when the Flyers had a 4-1 lead. Still, it’s good to see Philly fans being assholes...
The Maple Leafs reached the halfway mark of the regular season with 30 points and are currently fifth in the Eastern Conference, thanks to dramatic improvement on a number of fronts. The club under Randy Carlyle has played with more defensive responsibility and toughness than under Ron Wilson, their penalty killing has been more aggressive and effective with newcomers Leo Komarov...
Interesting week for Crosby and Malkin. On Monday they scored big goals minutes apart. On Saturday they both took scary, monster hits.
First was Malkin, who was hurt on this hit from JVR:
The Pens said this:
MALKIN UPDATE: Upper body injury on Malkin. Not a head injury. He was kept out for precautionary reasons.
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) March...
New York Islanders (11-11-3) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (17-8-0)
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Consol Energy Center - Pittsburgh, PA
Back-to-back games for both the Pens and the Isles. The Islanders won 5-2 against the Capitals yesterday. No word on Malkin yet.
Season Series: 1-1-0
Last meeting that counted: February 5, 2013. Penguins won 4-2.
Malkin has upper-body injury. He'll be further evaluated tonight. Coach Bylsma said he's not concerned its a concussion.
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) March 10, 2013
How did he get hurt last night?
from Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,
Back when the league was adding the Panthers, Mighty Ducks, Predators and Blue Jackets, complaints were common that the quality of play suffered, that there weren't enough skilled forwards and defensemen. But the global pool is now far deeper. USA Hockey youth registrations have soared since the Florida/Anaheim expansion...
So the Penguins are in Toronto which is the kind of thing that usually gives us seizures.
Sid is in Air Canada Centre for the first time since 2010.
God, this could be either the most beautiful or the most ugly thing to ever happen.
LEAST TIME TAKEN TO GET READY FOR PROM
It has all the makings of a magical spring night.
Tomas is fixing MAF's hair before his date...
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...
NEW YORK (March 11, 2013) – Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky, Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby and Los Angeles Kings center Jeff Carter have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending March 10. Continue reading "Stars Of The Week"