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The Pittsburgh Penguins are off to a perfect 2-0 start even with stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin still looking for their first goals of the season.
Pittsburgh can improve to 3-0 for the first time in 18 years on Wednesday night in the home opener against Toronto. The Penguins are getting contributions from all over. Forward James Neal already has three goals and embattled defenseman Paul Martin had a goal in two assists in road wins over Philadelphia and the New York Rangers to start the season.
Though Malkin hasn't scored, he does have four assists while Crosby has one helper so far.
The Penguins will give fans vouchers for free food and all team merchandise will be half off during the first four games as an apology following the 119-day lockout that ended earlier this month.
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It was the summer of 1992. The PITTSBURGH PENGUINS had just completed two consecutive Stanley Cup victories. Enter a controversial new owner and a controversial new logo. Now, the company that Howard Baldwin hired to design that new mark is taking a look back at how it all came together.
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The shortened season that the NHL has so “graciously” provided us, is going to provide for a quick, fast paced season, and one in which you had better have some star power providing some punch, or this season will fly right on by without you even getting a chance to gain some momentum. Usually a team at this point in a non-shortened season, is learning itself and figuring out...
In the offseason Arron Asham left the Pittsburgh Penguins for the New York Rangers, and the Penguins signed Tanner Glass to replace him as their enforcer. The two wasted no time getting acquainted in this epic middleweight fight that started two seconds into the game.My guess is that the two enforcers talked about this, perhaps to get the jitters out, and set up this fight. After...
From The Hockey News' Ken Campbell:
So how does an organization manage expectations when both the immediate and long-term futures look so retina-burning bright? You don’t, according to Penguins GM Ray Shero, who sees that sort of thing as just a bunch of white noise.
“It doesn’t mean a goddamn thing to me,” Shero said. “I don’t think as a group, as a team...
The Pittsburgh Penguins finally got their top two stars to score in this lockout-shortened season. Unfortunately, the Toronto Maple Leafs exited the game with a win.James van Riemsdyk scored two goals and the Leafs spoiled the Penguins' home opener 4-2 in front of 18,641 fans, the largest crowd for a hockey game in Consol Energy Center's three year history.The Penguins came...
The New York Rangesr (0-2-0) lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins (2-0-0) by the score of 5-2, last night. For a box score, go to Yahoo! Sports.
,,,since the Rangers didn't bother showing up last night, I won't bother doing a game recap.
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From the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins website:
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have signed defenseman Mark Eaton to a professional tryout agreement (PTO).
Eaton, 35, spent the last two seasons with the New York Islanders, where he posted one goal, six assists and 18 penalty minutes in 96 games.
The fifteen-year pro...
Toronto Maple Leafs (1-1-0) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2-0-0)
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Home opener time and the Toronto Maple Leafs (and the mass of Toronto media that comes with them) are in town. It's finally a hockey night in Pittsburgh.
If you're going to the game tonight, feel free to post photos or whatever...
I am recapping on the fly tonight because the Penguins are the only thing in the world that could possibly excite me the night before a 7AM dentist appointment.
I won't be sticking around for the press to post their pics so you're just going to have to deal. I'm sure Canada covered all of their photos in semen so I don't want to show you anything too lo-res...
In lieu of a poll asking which Penguins player had the worst overall effort Wednesday, Iâd like to get your thoughts on who should play on Evgeni Malkinâs line.
poll by twiigs.com
Question: Should the Penguins trade for disgruntled Islanders' forward Nino Niederreiter?
Nearly half of pollsters (48 percent) believe that the acquisition...
The 2004 NHL entry draft consisted of a pretty impressive roster, to say the least.
Russian superstars Alex Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin went No. 1 and No. 2 overall, respectively before Canadians Cam Barker and Andrew Ladd were picked in the next two slots. American Blake Wheeler, from the University of Minnesota, was snagged with the fifth-overall pick.
Which team drafted him...
As the Pittsburgh Penguins look to bounce back from their first defeat, the Winnipeg Jets hope to build on their initial victory.
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James Neal scored twice, Evgeni Malkin assisted on three Pittsburgh goals, and the Penguins chased reigning Vezina Trophy winner Henrik Lundqvist from the net in the second period of a 6-3 victory over the Rangers in New York's home opener on Sunday night.
Neal, Tyler Kennedy and Matt Niskanen all scored in the first period, and Malkin set up Pascal Dupuis in the second to push...
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