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The formula for beating the Pittsburgh Penguins is not difficult. It's the doing it for 60 minutes part that's tricky.
The Ottawa Senators did everything they thought they needed to do against the Penguins in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Tuesday night. They carried play for long stretches, put steady pressure on Pittsburgh goaltender Tomas Vokoun and mostly stayed out of trouble, taking just three penalties.
Two too many, as it turned out.
Pittsburgh's thriving power play scored twice to stay red-hot and the Penguins rolled to a 4-1 win. Not bad for a team that continues to tinker with its special teams trying to find the right formula.
Whatever it is at the moment, it's working.
Paul Martin and Chris Kunitz scored power-play goals as the Penguins improved to 9 for 24 with the man advantage in the playoffs.
''Their power play is good,'' Ottawa goaltender Craig Anderson said. ''We knew that going in and if we want to have g...
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I… I really don’t even know what to say about this. How the hell does one even have that much body hair to do something like this? And at what point did this seem like a good idea to walk around the concourse like this? Oh wait, it’s Pittsburgh? Hell, this probably isn’t even the weirdest body hair arrangement at the game tonight.
The Pittsburgh Penguins are sticking with goaltender Tomas Vokoun for Game 1 of their second-round playoff series against Ottawa on Tuesday.
The 36-year-old Vokoun replaced struggling starter Marc-Andre Fleury and won Games 5 and 6 of Pittsburgh's first-round playoff series with the New York Islanders last week. He stopped 66 of the 69 shots he faced against the Islanders as...
Personally, I'm still trying to figure out if I'm impressed by the dedication of this Pittsburgh Penguins fan or if I should be totally grossed out.
Check out this image courtesy of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writer Seth Rorabaugh of one Penguins fan who shaved "Let's Go Pens" into his chest hair:
This fan brought to you by Norelco: twitter.com/emptynetters...
A Pittsburgh Penguins fan at the Penguins-Ottawa Senators game showed off some gross dedication by shaving “Let’s Go Pens” into his chest. While it’s preferable that fans don’t do this, at least he did a good job with it.
Another award nomination for Sid and for a member of the Penguins. From the NHL:
Crosby, 25, missed most of the previous two seasons dealing with concussion issues, and then the first half of the 2012-13 season -- along with the rest of the League -- during the lockout. Questions were asked if Crosby ever could be the same player he was prior to his injuries. Instead, he returned...
That didn't take long. The second round just got underway and Don Cherry already said something that angered fans, specifically those supporting the Ottawa Senators. What did he say this time? He ripped on the Ottawa Senators for a variety of things outside of their play on the ice, alluding to the fact that they have some feminine qualities.
Cherry slams Daniel Alfredsson...
For whatever reason, the Penguins and Senators have met an unrealistic amount of times in the playoffs. This year's series does mark the first time they haven't met in the first round.
The matchups have delivered some great moments.
First, some honorable mentions.
-- 2008, Gary Roberts scoring the first goal of the series then basically fighting the entire...
Penguins star Sidney Crosby, Wild goaltender Josh Harding and Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid are this season's nominees for the NHL's Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy.
The award is presented to ''the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.''
Crosby returned to form this year after missing extended...
Ottawa Senators, Pittsburgh Penguins get second round started.
The celebration, at least by the typically all-business standards of the Pittsburgh Penguins, appeared a little over the top.
The second Brooks Orpik's slapshot ripped into the back of the net 7:49 into overtime last Saturday to give the Penguins a 4-3 overtime win and a first-round playoff series victory over the better-than-advertised New York Islanders, Orpik's teammates...
Mack – Senators Elaine – Penguins The Ottawa Senators are heading into the second round of the playoffs with tons of momentum. They beat the second seed Montreal Canadiens in game 5 with a commanding 6-1 victory to close out the series 4 to 1. The whole team contributed, but most of the help [...]
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All the HQ can say is "Oh, Good Lord..."
The morning show people in Ottawa decided to try and taunt the Pittsburgh Penguins through song...
And a coach doppleganger...
Be very afraid...
Frankly, we're too stunned to say what we think...
No one really likes to admit it but a lot of things change in the NHL playoffs as compared to the regular season. Fighting virtually disappears. Teams make a conscious effort to play smarter. Power play opportunities become even more precious than they normally are. Apparently the Ottawa Senators didn’t receive that memo. Know what…
Ottawa Senators pest Chris Neil is nasty and a pain to play against, but it looks like Brooks Oprik found a way to one-up him during Game 1, which the Penguins won 4-1 at Consol Energy Center.
The Penguins defenseman gave Neil a double-cup-check during the third period. Neil's one tough dude. Brooks' first cup check actually lifts Neil off of his feet!
Orpik was all over...