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Pro Sports Daily:
Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury exited Tuesday's game against the Atlantic Division rival New York Islanders after taking an inadvertent elbow from teammate Paul Martin during the second period.
Martin accidentally lowered the boom after Frans Nielsen skated around the charging goaltender en route to scoring a goal. Martin and Fleury collided on the play, causing the netminder's mask to go flying.
Brad Thiessen replaced Fleury in the contest.
Earlier in the session, Islanders veteran netminder Evgeni Nabokov left the game with a lower body injury. He was replaced by Al Montoya.
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Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Ben Lovejoy will miss 3-4 weeks after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Tuesday. Lovejoy injured the knee in the first period of a 5-2 win over New Jersey on Sunday. The injury means Lovejoy would likely miss Pittsburgh's first-round playoff series.
Coach Dan Bylsma says defenseman Kris Letang will not play on Tuesday against...
Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang will be sidelined for the next two games with a lower-body injury.
Letang also sat out Tuesday's loss to the New York Islanders after he was hurt in Sunday's game against New Jersey.
The 24-year-old Letang has played in 47 of the Penguins' 76 games this season. He missed action for two extended stretches because of concussion...
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The goalie is the last line of defense in hockey; it becomes very difficult for the goalie to make key saves though when his own teammates take him out...With the NY Islanders' Frans Nielsen on a breakaway, Penguins defenseman Paul Martin races back to try and make a stop. The only problem is that Marc-Andre Fleury had come way out of the net in an effort to make a play too....
The Rangers and Penguins are seemingly locked in what will be an epic battle for first place in the Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference. The Rangers currently lead the Penguins by a single point, both with seven games remaining in the season. While many are panicking about how the Penguins could catch up so quickly (more on that in a second), the Rangers have two distinct advantages...
Maybe a couple weeks ago, we called out John Phillips about his prediction on Crosby not being able to sustain a comeback. The news winded its way through the Internet and found its way to Phillips, and he has responded. Bring it. We may got with option "A" below, since it involves trolling in some form.
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With Sidney Crosby scoring goals again, the Pittsburgh Penguins appear back on track after a rare loss.
That likely does not bode well for the New York Islanders, who have not won in Pittsburgh in more than four years.
Trying to win 11 in a row at home for the first time in 21 years, Crosby and the Penguins have a chance to take over the Eastern Conference lead Tuesday night with...
Who: Pittsburgh Penguins (47-23-6) vs. New York Islanders (32-33-11) Where: Nassau Colliseum When: 7:00 PM EST Channel: ROOT Sports The Penguins just may have blown the number one seed in their last outing, losing 5-3 to the Islanders. The schedule gets no easier after this game, so it’s basically a must win in regards to [...]
Isles (31-33-11, 16-17-5 road) at Pens (47-22-6, 27-8-2 home), CONSOL, 7:00 pm EDT
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Five Questions For Tuesday
1. Should the Pens stick with the Cooke-Crosby-Kennedy line? If not, what would you change?
2. Who is the most irreplaceable player on the Penguins and why?
3. Are you confident having Brent Johnson and Brad Thiessen...
1. Pittsburgh Penguins… LW: 1Marc-Andre Fleury in his last 12 starts: 11-0-1, 1.55 GAA, .949 save percentage. He has also moved into a tie for the NHL lead in wins (41).2. St. Louis Blues… LW: 2Brian Elliott’s back-to-back shutouts helped the Blues set a franchise record for shutouts in a season (14).3. Philadelphia Flyers… LW: 5The Flyers are 10-2-1 in March, but it likely...