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For the second time in as many games, the Pittsburgh Penguins will try to beat a team with a new coach.
The Penguins look to secure a winning road trip Saturday night by keeping the struggling Carolina Hurricanes winless under Kirk Muller.
Backed by a solid defensive effort, Pittsburgh (15-7-4) improved to 2-1-0 on a four-game trek with a 2-1 win over Washington on Thursday. Though the Eastern Conference-leading Penguins tallied their fewest goals in a win this season, they held the struggling Capitals to 17 shots and kept them winless since Dale Hunter replaced Bruce Boudreau as coach.
"I think any time you can keep that team under 20 shots, you're playing well defensively but you're also playing with the puck and going the other way," coach Dan Bylsma told the Penguins' official website.
Pittsburgh now faces Carolina (8-15-4), which is 0-2-0 since Muller replaced the fired Paul Maurice earlier this week.
The Hurricanes have dropped a season-high five in ...
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So this girl went the Caps vs Pens game last night with the intent on making fun of Sidney Crosby:
So guess what, when you make fun of Sidney Crosby, we're going to be in your mouth.
So Stephen S created a blank customizable poster and everyone went to town.
This has nothing to do with the girls weight or pasty white complexion. If she were a 20-something man...
Since Penguins captain Sidney Crosby returned from his 10 month absence due to concussion related symptoms, he has taken the NHL by storm, again. After just 5 games Crosby has 11 points (2G, 9A) and a +6 rating as he lead the Penguins to a 3-1-1 record. It’s almost like he he never missed a game, let alone 60. He’s averaging over 2 points per game, and his vision and puck...
We missed posting this when it came out, but it's still a great video. DJ Steve Porter welcomes Sidney Crosby back to the NHL. This aired on Hockey Night in Canada last week (we think...) Cy makes an appearance.
New Washington coach Dale Hunter professed great admiration for Sidney Crosby and knew seven years ago that he would become a great player.
Sidney Crosby will face the Washington Capitals for the first time since last year's Winter Classic on New Years Day, where he was on the wrong end of a hit to the end that ultimately caused him to be sidelined until late last month.The Pittsburgh Penguins (14-7-4) have gone 8-0-1against the Washington Capitals since the second round of the 2009 playoffs, including a 3-2 overtime...
Sidney Crosby certainly knows a thing or two about concussion.
With that in mind, the Pittsburgh Penguins captain offered his advice to concussed New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal.
"I think (Staal should) be patient. That’s the most important thing," Crosby said. "There are days you feel really good and there are days it feels you really haven’t progressed...
On Sidney Crosby's Return To The NHL
WASHINGTON -- Sidney Crosby had gotten at least one point in each of his previous 11 regular-season visits to Verizon Center. Not this time. He had been involved in almost every one of the games in an 11-0-2 streak Washington had built against the Penguins, too. That streak's over, too.
Pittsburgh Penguins (14-7-4) @ Washington Capitals (12-10-1)
TV: ROOT, NHLN-US, CSN-Wash
Verizon Center - Washington, DC
This will be Sidney Crosby's first game against the Capitals since "the incident." It's Dale Hunter's second game behind the Caps' bench. He'd love to get his first win as an NHL head coach...
Sidney Crosby's gifts are many, but the most notable might be a backhand shot that is something more than complementary. It is lethal.
Sidney Crosby's absence did little to diminish the rivalry between the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins, but his return certainly increases the excitement - and could shine more of a spotlight on struggling Alex Ovechkin.
WASHINGTON--As if a Penguins-Capitals contest needed added story lines. Yet there are plenty of them going into tonight's game at the Verizon Centre, more than the usual Sidney Crosby vs. Alex Ovechkin platform which the NHL used to love to...
WILMINGTON--The Bruins went through a brief, 30-minute stretch-of-the-legs this morning at Ristuccia Arena before heading off to Pittsburgh for tomorrow night's much anticipated matchup of one-versus-two in the Eastern Conference when they take on Sidney Crosby and the ultra-talented Penguins.