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The Eastern Conference's hottest team is about to get even stronger with the return of its superstar.
After missing a little more than three months because of concussion-like symptoms and neck problems, Sidney Crosby returns Thursday night at Madison Square Garden when the Pittsburgh Penguins try to win their 10th straight game and put more heat on the conference-leading New York Rangers.
Pittsburgh (42-21-5) has been one of the NHL's best teams while going 21-4-1 since a six-game skid Dec. 29-Jan. 11. That surge has helped the Penguins move within six points of the Atlantic Division-leading Rangers (44-18-7). The return of Crosby would only seem to make them an even more legitimate Stanley Cup contender.
"It's a great step for him and our hockey team,'' general manager Ray Shero said. "I know our team's been looking forward to having him back in our lineup.''
Crosby was the NHL's biggest star before he suffered hits to the head in c...
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The greatest hockey player on the planet is returning to NHL action tonight and all eyes will be on how he moves, how he handles the puck, handles contact, and, most importantly, how he scores. Everybody knows that the Pittsburgh Penguins are one of the most potent offenses in the league, but tonight they’ll be facing the Eastern Conference-leading New York Rangers, who have a...
It will be an immense day for the National Hockey League on Thursday, when the game's best player is planning to return. Since January 1st, 2010, more than a year ago, Sidney Crosby has played only 9 games. He tried to make a comeback earlier this season but went back to the injured reserve when his concussion-like symptoms returned."I feel good, and the plan is to play...
There are currently four teams that have more points than the Pittsburgh Penguins. Don’t let the standings fool you. With Sidney Crosby returning to the lineup, the Penguins are undoubtedly the NHL’s team to beat.The current winning streak the Penguins are on – nine games, by the way – is fascinating. Their level of competition hasn’t been great, but winning that many...
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Sidney Crosby might not be the only one that could be back in the Penguins lineup tomorrow. It’s rumored that Kris Letang, who was out for the last several games with a recurrence of concussion like symptoms, could dress for Thursday’s showdown with the Rangers. The return of Letang would be a huge boost for the power play and would virtually complete the Penguins’ season...
Matt Cooke scored a pair of goals and Sidney Crosby had an assist in a triumphant return to the lineup as the red-hot Pittsburgh Penguins extended their winning streak to 10 games with a 5-2 victory over the host New York Rangers on Thursday.Evgeni Malkin, Chris Kunitz and Pascal Dupuis also scored goals as the Penguins whittled Eastern Conference-leading New York's lead to four...
Looks like the Rangers are listening (via New York Times)...Brian Boyle..."Look, don't get me wrong. I'm happy for him that he's healthy. But our mentality cannot change and it will not change. When we play against Crosby, we have to play him hard."Carl Hagelin...“It’s always fun to go up against the best player. We just have to make sure all our emotion...
NBC Sports and the NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) will be offering a comprehensive slate of college hockey and NHL action over the next week. It all starts tonight as NBCSN has the return of Sidney Crosby as the Penguins take on the Rangers in New York. College hockey takes over Friday and Saturday as the
“I believe he will play the way he knows best, which is to compete at the highest level he can.”
“He is very strong mentally and will be ready for it. If he had any doubt about his abilities he wouldn’t risk it. Hockey is also what he loves to do.”
-Pat Brisson, player agent for Sidney Crosby. More on Crosby from Helene Elliott of the LA Times.
This is what many hockey folks are wondering when it comes to tonight’s tilt between the New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins at Madison Square Garden.
For starters, it is both a divisional- and conference- battle. The Blueshirts currently hold a six point lead over the Penguins as the top spot in both the Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference.
On the other side, the Penguins...
This is what the New York Rangers need to do when it comes to tonight’s game with the Carolina Hurricanes at Madison Square Garden.
It would be very easy for the Blueshirts to simply forget about tonight and turn their attention to Thursday night’s tilt with the Pittsburgh Penguins. With Sidney Crosby announcing that he will definitely be in the lineup for that game, it would...