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Steel City Sports Report:
Stephane Da Costa
New Jersey Devils
James Neal scored two goals, Sidney Crosby added three points, and the Pittsburgh Penguins snapped a two game losing streak, defeating the Ottawa Senators 4-2 at Consol Energy Center, Wednesday night.While the Senators lost the game, the bigger issue is losing Erik Karlsson to a torn Achilles. Karlsson injured the tendon while he was checked by Matt Cooke. As the two collided into the boards, Cooke's skate inadvertently came down on the left heel of Karlsson. The defending Norris Trophy winner exited the ice without putting any weight on the injured leg.NHL.com has already reported Karlsson will require surgery and is considered out indefinitely. The loss is especially painful for an Ottawa team that has already seen significant time missed from most of their marquee players. Jason Spezza and Milan Michalek were scratched from the line up, as was defenseman, Jared Cowen.Conversely, the Penguins welcomed two starting defensemen back into their lineup; Kris Letang and Matt Nisk...
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Today, the discussion on twitter and around the hockey blogsphere is the hit that Matt Cooke put on Erik Karlsson. You can see the hit on the embedded video posted above.
The NHL’s department of Player Safety has reviewed the play and will not suspend Matt Cooke.
First, I hate Matt Cooke, I think he is a disgusting P.O.S. and if this guy was hurt in a fight or by a check...
Come on people, Erik Karlsson suffered a tremendous injury and yes, Matt Cooke was right in the middle of it all. But do you seriously think Cooke is capable of going after a guy in a way that could indeed end a guy’s career in the NHL? Cooke is in the midst of change, he is trying extremely hard to shake the reputation he built for himself as the NHL’s dirtiest player. He...
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NEWS ALERT: #Pens have recalled forward Beau Bennett from @wbspenguins. The rookie F is second on WBS with 18 assists pens.pe/Ygu1Jb
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) February 14, 2013
Penguins forward Matt Cooke is known for his dirty hits, this hit, however is not a dirty or a malicious hit. Hockey is a physical sport and injuries happen from time-to-time.
Pittsburgh Penguins winger Matt Cooke has always had a reputation for being a dirty player. Once again, he finds himself at the center of a controversial play that has resulted in serious injury for an opponent.
During a win over the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night, Cooke threw what appeared to be a clean hit on Ottawa’s Erik Karlsson, but the replay revealed that it was more...
Ottawa Senators defenseman Erk Karlsson had his Achilles' tendon cut by Pittsburgh's Matt Cooke. Did Cooke injure him intentionally?
Matt Cooke has tried to change the way he plays the game after a handful of dirty hits earned him the label as one of the game’s dirtiest players. But as we found out Wednesday night, the rest of the league doesn’t necessarily see him as a reformed man.
Cooke is in the news again, this time for his role in ending Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson‘s season Wednesday night. Cooke’s...
By now you've undoubtedly seen the footage of Senators star defenseman Erik Karlsson suffering a terrifying laceration to his left Achillies tendon. If not, well, that's what we're here for:
He suffered the injury battling for puck possession along the boards with Pittsburgh forward Matt Cooke. Yes, that Matt Cooke, former bad boy extraordinaire and bane of the NHL...
After a ton of speculation, it came to pass this morning. Beau Bennett is up with the Pens.
Bennett, 21, will be looking to make his NHL debut on Friday night at Winnipeg. The rookie forward placed second on WBS with 18 assists and fourth with 25 points in 35 games this season. Last month, he was chosen to represent the Penguins at the AHL All-Star...
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Craig Adams won the vote with 18 percent. The penalty killer extraordinaire and hit machine might not get the credit he deserves in the media, but he got it from the voting here. Pascal Dupuis wasnât too far behind at 14 percent. No other Penguin received...
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The Ottawa Senators are currently losing to the Pittsburgh Penguins 1-0. Pascal Dupuis scored a pretty goal off of a Sidney Crosby feed on a cleared zone-exit. That's about all the excitement at CONSOL through the first twenty.
Discussion, though, has turned quickly to the mega-talented Colorado Avalanche center Ryan O'Reilly...