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Sidney Crosby and James Neal scored shootout goals, and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-4 on Saturday night for their NHL-leading 11th road win.
Neal opened the shootout with a goal against James Reimer before Crosby sealed the win on Pittsburgh's second attempt after Marc-Andre Fleury stopped Toronto's Tyler Bozak and Nazem Kadri.
Phil Kessel forced overtime for the Maple Leafs with his seventh of the season at 15:40 of the third.
Neal, Crosby, Beau Bennett and Pascal Dupuis scored in regulation for Pittsburgh (17-8-0), which outshot Toronto 41-26. Crosby scored in his first game in Toronto in over three years to extend his point streak to a season-high seven games (five goals, 10 assists).
James van Riemsdyk, Cody Franson and Clarke MacArthur had the other goals for Toronto (15-10-1). Defenseman Dion Phaneuf added three assists.
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It is hardly surprising that the rivalry that exists between the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins, given the geographical proximity and hailing from the same state (Pennsylvania, for you half-wits out there), is an often heated one, chock-full of animosity and intensity with a healthy dose of vitriolic back-and-forth. The bitter antagonism between the respective fanbases...
Sidney Crosby tied a career high with five assists, and Chris Kunitz posted his second hat trick of the season in the Pittsburgh Penguins' 6-1 rout of the New York Islanders on Sunday night.
Crosby's big night boosted his point total to an NHL-leading 45 and helped the Penguins win their fifth straight. James Neal had a goal and three assists, and Pascal Dupuis scored twice...
Right before Sidney Crosby suffered his concussion, he was undoubtedly playing the best hockey we've ever seen him play. Then he was gone from the game for the better part of two years. It's taken Crosby 25 games to get back to where he was. There were countless "Jesus, did you see what Crosby just did" moments in this game. There was just something...
Interesting week for Crosby and Malkin. On Monday they scored big goals minutes apart. On Saturday they both took scary, monster hits.
First was Malkin, who was hurt on this hit from JVR:
The Pens said this:
MALKIN UPDATE: Upper body injury on Malkin. Not a head injury. He was kept out for precautionary reasons.
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) March...
Pittsburgh Penguins (16-8-0) @ Toronto Maple Leafs (15-10-0)
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Really early "Gameday" post today. The Pittsburgh Penguins enter the second half of the season with a game against the Maple Leafs. The Pens always seem to have trouble with the Maple Leafs.
New York Islanders (11-11-3) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (17-8-0)
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Back-to-back games for both the Pens and the Isles. The Islanders won 5-2 against the Capitals yesterday. No word on Malkin yet.
Season Series: 1-1-0
Last meeting that counted: February 5, 2013. Penguins won 4-2.
Malkin has upper-body injury. He'll be further evaluated tonight. Coach Bylsma said he's not concerned its a concussion.
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) March 10, 2013
How did he get hurt last night?
If you’re going to wear a “Sidney Crosby is a whiny little ******** shirt to a Flyers-Penguins game and sit behind the bench, try to pick the game when Sids doesn’t drop three assists on your ass. It’s not a good look. Pens fans beat me up for even posting it on Twitter.
It also doesn’t help when the Flyers had a 4-1 lead. Still, it’s good to see Philly fans being assholes...
from Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,
Back when the league was adding the Panthers, Mighty Ducks, Predators and Blue Jackets, complaints were common that the quality of play suffered, that there weren't enough skilled forwards and defensemen. But the global pool is now far deeper. USA Hockey youth registrations have soared since the Florida/Anaheim expansion...
So the Penguins are in Toronto which is the kind of thing that usually gives us seizures.
Sid is in Air Canada Centre for the first time since 2010.
God, this could be either the most beautiful or the most ugly thing to ever happen.
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It has all the makings of a magical spring night.
Tomas is fixing MAF's hair before his date...
Pittsburgh Penguins forward Chris Kunitz has spent most of his nine-year career doing dirty work in the crease to create space for his more heralded teammates.
Now it's Kunitz who's turning into the star.
More than halfway through the lockout-shortened NHL season, Kunitz is tied for second in the league with 17 goals and is third in total points, trailing linemate Sidney...
Sidney Crosby dished out five assists to help Chris Kunitz net a hat trick and Pascal Dupuis score twice as the Penguins thumped the Islanders 6-1.
SPIN: Kunitz has goals in seven of his last nine games and is an absolute dynamo for Pittsburgh this season. James Neal had the other goal for Pittsburgh and both of those players each have 17 goals this season. The Penguins have won...
NEW YORK (March 11, 2013) – Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky, Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby and Los Angeles Kings center Jeff Carter have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending March 10. Continue reading "Stars Of The Week"