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Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz each had a goal and two assists, and the Pittsburgh Penguins picked up their first home victory of the season by beating the New Jersey Devils 5-1 Saturday.
Penguins defenseman Robert Bortuzzo scored his first NHL goal, Brandon Sutter got his first with Pittsburgh and Kris Letang also found the back of the net for the Penguins, who handed the Devils their first loss in regulation this season.
Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 14 shots for the win. Evgeni Malkin and Pascal Dupuis had two assists apiece.
Andy Greene scored a short-handed goal for the Devils. Martin Brodeur was sharp through two periods, stopping 17 of 19 shots, but allowed three goals in the third as the Penguins turned a one-goal game into a rout.
The Penguins had been the only NHL team yet to earn a point at home. They were outscored 9-3 in losses to the Toronto Maple Leafs and New York Islanders.
This time, Pittsburgh looked more like the team that shut out the New York Rangers at Madiso...
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Sadly, one of the league's best players, Sidney Crosby, has earned the unfortunate reputation of being the league's biggest baby and it was on full display last night...
And don't get me started on the tantrum he threw after Dan Girardi bumped him after the whistle in the second period. Although I did love watching him get so worked up he actually lost his edge...
Chris Kunitz’s hat trick powered Pittsburgh to a 6-3 win over the Washington Capitals Sunday afternoon. Kris Letang and Matt Cooke also had a goal and an assist each in the win. Evgeni Malkin added a pair of assists.
Washington’s Alex Ovechkin had an assist for just his third point in eight games. John Carlson picked up a total fluke goal when his dump-in went off the glass and...
Chris Kunitz scored a hat trick in the Pittsburgh Penguins' Super Bowl Sunday visit to the nation's capital, leading a 6-3 win over the Washington Capitals that reflected both teams' fortunes so far in the lockout-shortened season.
Kris Letang, Paul Martin and Matt Cooke also scored, Sidney Crosby had three assists, and Tomas Vokoun made 21 saves against his former team...
Back when the Pens traded for Chris Kunitz, we asked our friends and now-retired Ducks blogger Earl Sleek and Kings blogger Rudy Kelly to describe Kunitz:
He’s not out of place on a top power play unit, but doesn’t exactly demand the time either. For a center-strong team like Pittsburgh, though...
Neutralizing the two best players in the world is always a tough task; Crosby had 3 points Saturday. (Clydeorama).
The Washington Capitals will welcome the Pittsburgh Penguins to Verizon Center this afternoon for their traditional Super Bowl Sunday matinee game. Pittsburgh, who won their last game against the Devils 5-1 on Saturday, are 5-3-0 for ten standings points; this...
PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Penguins finally showed some life on their home ice. After two desultory losses at Consol Energy Center to open the season, the Penguins got their first win in front of their fans Saturday by beating the New Jersey Devils 5-1 as Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz each had three-point games. Coach Dan Bylsma bemoaned his team's lack in energy in those...
The Washington Capitals have experienced their share of struggles early in the season, but that hasn't been the case in recent matchups with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Sidney Crosby and company have been pretty solid on the road, though.
Washington looks to gain at least a point for the 16th time in the last 17 meetings as Pittsburgh seeks its fifth victory in six road games...
Similar to Sidney Crosby, the other part of the Penguins dynamic duo, Evgeni Malkin, is just as hard of a super star to like when he continues to make dirty plays like chopping Marc Staal in the head last night...
...and to truly confirm what a punk Malkin is, at the :22 mark you see him sucker punch Staal as both players are on the ice being broken up by the linesman. Classless...
What a difference five days make.
After the Penguins got absolutely embarrased by the Islanders at home this past Tuesday night, fans were ready to jump off any of the 446 bridges in Pittsburgh.
That seems like months ago now, after three decisive victories against the Rangers, Devils and Capitals have vaulted the Penguins into the Atlantic Division lead.
Chris Kunitz led the...
PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Penguins, favorite to win the Stanley Cup this season by many analysts, finally have a home win. Sidney Crosby had two goals and an assist Saturday afternoon to lead the Penguins to a 5-1 victory over New Jersey at Consol Energy Center, the Devils' first loss in regulation this year. Pittsburgh (5-3) won its first home game in three tries after...
NEW YORK (February 4, 2013) -- Buffalo Sabres left wing Thomas Vanek, Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz and Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo have been named the NHL’s ‘Three Stars’ for the week ending Feb. 3. Continue reading "Stars Of The Week"
Separate and distinct from the scoreboard verdict, there was a disquieting vibe to Super Sunday’s matinee tilt between the Penguins and Capitals. I sat down low in Verizon Center for it, and I didn’t like the vibe at all.
This game is a special tradition on our hockey calendar. While there are a handful of other games this day, Pittsburgh and Washington own Super Bowl Sunday...
2012-2013 Records: Flyers (3-3-0), Rangers (3-3-0)
NYR Leading Scorer: Marian Gaborik (5-3-8)
PIT Leading Scorer: Sidney Crosby (3-3-6)
NYR Goaltender: Henrik Lundqvist (6 GP, 2.75 GAA, .905 SV%)
PIT Goaltender: Tomas Vokoun (2 GP, 2.59 GAA, .917 SV%)
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