Found March 28, 2012 on The Slanch Report:

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. Martin then collides HARD with Fleury who crumples to the ice. Oh yeah, to add insult to injury, the puck went in for an Islanders goal too. 

Fortunately, Fleury was ultimately fine, despite taking an elbow to the dome...

Penguins D Lovejoy out 3-4 weeks with knee injury

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...

Penguins D Letang to miss 2 more games

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...

Penguins C Crosby returns after taking puck to face

Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby briefly went to the locker room when he was bloodied after taking a puck to the face during Thursday's game. Crosby was clipped by a clearing attempt by New York Islanders defenseman Dylan Reese in the first two minutes of the second period. Playing in his ninth game since making his second comeback from concussion-like symptoms,...

Sidney Crosby takes puck to the face, leaves game with bloody nose (Video)

After awhile, you just have to feel bad for Sidney Crosby as he suffered yet another head injury during last night's game against the New York Islanders. Crosby was hit in the face with a puck shot by defenseman Dylan Reese in the second period and left the game with a bloody nose:

The magic number is 13

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...

Ray Shero on podcast with Marek vs. Wysh

Solid laid-back interview with Ray Shero.  Whole podcast is a good listen too. LINK

John Phillips responds to our proposal

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. ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: An open letter...

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New York Islanders – Game 77

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 [...]

John Toperzer: GAMEDAY! Revenge after a 5-2 pasting Tuesday?

Pens (47-23-6, 20-14-4 road) at Isles (32-33-11, 15-16-6 home), Nassau Coliseum, 7:00 pm ET Follow me on Twitter @JohnToperzer It’s said that loose lips sink ships, but for the Penguins on Tuesday it was loose play rules the day. Whether it was the Flower playing his worst hockey a day after a Vezina Trophy endorsement from yours truly, or Evgeni Malkin and Sidney...

#PaulMartinPowerball: 03.30.12 -- $445

 Only one entry per person/per game Running Twitter contest for the rest of the season.  We will be raising the pot every game.   Huge thanks to for this new PaulMartinPowerball song:   How to play: 1. Get yourself a Twitter account and guess the time and period Paul Martin will score a goal. Using this...

John Toperzer: GAMEDAY! Pens host Islanders in first of back-to-back games

Isles (31-33-11, 16-17-5 road) at Pens (47-22-6, 27-8-2 home), CONSOL, 7:00 pm EDT Follow me on Twitter @JohnToperzer 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...
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