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James Neal had a goal and two assists, and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat Boston 5-2 on Sunday for their ninth straight victory.
Chris Kunitz, Arron Asham, Pascal Dupis and Matt Niskanen also scored for Pittsburgh. Evgeni Malkin had three assists to move into the NHL points lead with 84, two ahead of Tampa Bay's Steven Stamkos.
Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 34 shots to run his personal winning streak to eight, as the Penguins jumped on the Bruins early then held on.
David Krejci scored twice for the Bruins, but the Penguins chased Tim Thomas after the first period to keep the pressure on the Eastern Conference-leading New York Rangers.
Pittsburgh's winning streak is the second-longest in the league this season behind a 10-game run the Bruins put together in November.
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Yesterday was a great day for the Penguins on the ice, but it was extra good for Hart Trophy hopeful Evgeni Malkin. He scored his 500th career point yesterday (and added 501 & 502 just for good measure). Malkin now has 196 goals and 306 assists in the 413 games of his NHL career. I would say it’s very likely that we will see Malkin get 200 goals this year. He is having...
James Neal and All-Star Evgeni Malkin scored in the shootout and Marc-Andre Fleury denied both attempts as the Pittsburgh Penguins posted a 2-1 triumph over the visiting Florida Panthers to match a season high with their eighth consecutive victory on Friday.
Steve Sullivan tallied in regulation and Jordan Staal set a career high by recording an assist in seven consecutive contests...
James Neal and All-Star Evgeni Malkin secured their respective milestones amid three-point performances as the host Pittsburgh Penguins posted their season-best ninth straight victory by dumping the Boston Bruins 5-2. The pair assisted on defenseman Matt Niskanen's first-period tally for Neal's 200th career point and Malkin's 500th. Neal finished with one goal and two...
We all know it's any day now we will witness the second coming of Sidney Crosby. But when 87 returns, who will be on his wings?Obviously the line of James Neal, Evgeni Malkin and Chris Kunitz has been one of, if not the top line in the NHL. Adding a player like Crosby into a line like that sounds promising, but it's the wrong move.Why would you want to break up the chemistry...
If you dreamt up a worst-case scenario for what could happen on Sunday during the Bruins-Penguins game, you might have come pretty close to what actually happened. The Penguins jumped on the B's early and never looked back. What's worse, Patrice Bergeron, Adam McQuaid and Johnny Boychuck all ended up hurt, leaving the B's even more shorthanded than they were heading into...
The Bruins have struggled this year in matinee games, but "struggle" doesn't do the first period of Sunday's game against the Penguins justice. Whether it's the Bruins having a bad 20 minutes or just that the Pens are really, really good, NESN Nation's Dan Duquette was impressed by the Penguins without Sidney Crosby. But do they need Sid the Kid to contend...
The story of Sidney Crosby and his concussion added another chapter today as Crosby, who was rumoured to be returning tomorrow afternoon against the Boston Bruins, will miss at least one more game.
According to Darren Dreger of TSN, Crosby will sit out tomorrow’s game, but he is hopeful to return on Thursday night when the Penguins visit the New York Rangers. That doesn’t mean...
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Sunday's game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and visiting Boston Bruins was over just seven minutes into it. First came Arron Asham beating the exhausted-looking Tim Thomas off a rebound. Then it was Matty Niskanen's fourth of the year that trickled through the 37-year-old's legs. Oh, you wanted some salt on that wound? Here, have an Adam McQuaid injury. But just when...
via TSN, Sidney Crosby will not suit up on Sunday against the Boston Bruins, but is hopeful that he can play on Thursday against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden.
Crosby practiced on Saturday morning with the Penguins but did not skate on a regular line. He centred an extra line between Eric Tangradi and Dustin Jeffrey.
The 24-year-old superstar has no setback or symptoms...
Sidney Crosby's return is drawing near, which may be very bad news for the rest of the league since the Pittsburgh Penguins have been rolling without him.
Pittsburgh seeks a season-high ninth consecutive victory by ending a three-game home skid to the Boston Bruins on Sunday.
The Penguins initially hoped Crosby could return in time to face Boston, but he approached the contest...
Since the calendar flipped to 2012 it seemed improbable that the Pittsburgh Penguins would be able to catch the New York Rangers in the race for the Atlantic Division crown. It seemed even less probable when the Boston Bruins blew a lead against the Rangers last Sunday and allowed the boys from Broadway to pull ahead of the Birds by ten points.
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Apparently John will be away for one more day. He gets treated to a Pirates/Phillies game on his final day in FLA.
The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Boston Bruins 5-2 yesterday at the Consol Energy Center. From the opening faceoff the Penguins played about as well of a first period...
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Steve Sullivan scored the tying goal in the third period, and James Neal and Evgeni Malkin connected in the first two rounds of a shootout to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to their eighth straight victory, 2-1 over the Florida Panthers on Friday night.
Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 28 shots and was perfect in the shootout for his 36th victory of the season, putting...