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Brandon Sutter snapped a tie early in the third period and Tomas Vokoun was sharp in making 33 saves for Pittsburgh on Friday night, helping the Penguins rally for a 4-2 victory over the New York Islanders and stretch their winning streak to 11 games.
With the score tied 2-2, Sutter took a pass from Matt Cooke in front off a 2-on-1 rush and scored past goalie Evgeni Nabokov 1:46 into the third period. Joe Vitale and Chris Kunitz had second-period goals for Pittsburgh, which erased a pair of one-goal deficits after a sluggish first period.
Pascal Dupuis added an empty-net goal with less than a second remaining, with an assist from Vokoun, to make it 4-2.
Mark Streit put the Islanders ahead in the first, and Josh Bailey answered Vitale's goal to make it 2-1 in the second, but New York lost its third straight at home of a four-game homestand.
The Islanders have led or been tied in the third period of 25 of their 31 games, but have won only 13 (13-9-3).
New York has been outsco...
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There was a time when the thought of trading superstar Evgeni Malkin would’ve seemed so preposterous that it wouldn’t have entered my mind. After all, we’re talking about a Hart Trophy winner and two-time NHL scoring champ—a player of such singular brilliance and magnitude that he’s already carved out a prominent place among the pantheon of Steel City hockey legends at...
If you haven’t heard Malkin has been ruled out of tonight’s game against the Islanders. As well he should be. That is of course if the media has correctly speculated he has a shoulder injury or a head injury. Both of those injuries take more than just a few weeks to heal correctly and both of those injuries are injuries that could affect Malkin’s play in the playoffs...
The Pittsburgh Penguins are again without star forward Evgeni Malkin and top defenseman Kris Letang as they visit the New York Islanders and try to stretch their winning streak to 11 games.
Malkin is sidelined Friday night because of an upper body injury, while Letang is dealing with a lower body problem.
Malkin, who earlier in the week eyed the matchup with the Islanders as a...
from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,
Forget the shortened season, what Sidney Crosby is managing this hockey year is stunningly comparable to anything anyone has accomplished in hockey history.
You can add it up.
Crosby is scoring at 1.62 points per game, a number that would give him 133 points were this a full season of play. And while that doesn’t seem anywhere...
When the Pittsburgh Penguins suit up Friday night, they’ll be aiming for their 11th straight win this season. While they seem to get overshadowed in the national media by stories like the Montreal Canadiens’ surprise season and the Chicago Blackhawks’ record-breaking start, the NHL oddsmakers at Bovada aren’t overlooking this team. The Pens are now at 5-1 odds to win...
A year after his comeback from concussion-like symptoms, Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby is on top of his game. Crosby leads the NHL in points and says he no longer worries about taking another hit to the head.
The NHL has taken steps to eliminate the kind of dangerous hits that threatened Crosby's career, and players say heightened awareness plus stiffer penalties have...
The fear is gone. The doubt too for that matter. Ditto the hesitation.
A year into his comeback from the concussion-like symptoms that nearly derailed Sidney Crosby's career, the Pittsburgh Penguins superstar is back atop the NHL scoring race thanks to his unparalleled mix of artistry, speed and grit.
It wasn't the avalanche of points - 50 and counting heading into Friday...
That's really a common question at every trade deadline every year, for every team, in every pro sport, particularly those that are legitimate championship contenders.
The Penguins rolled the "trade for the impending UFA" dice back at the '08 trade deadline, acquiring Marian Hossa (and "throw-in" Pascal Dupuis) for Colby Armstrong, Erik Christensen,...
The Pittsburgh Penguins have come from behind to win eight times on their 11-game winning streak, though the deficit they faced before rallying in Philadelphia was a bit more challenging than most.
For the floundering Flyers, it's going to take an impressive comeback just to join their cross-state rivals in the postseason.
The Penguins might have Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang...
Pittsburgh Penguins (23-8-0) @ New York Islanders (13-14-3)
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There's something about the Islanders that we really dislike. For a team that has been pretty awful for many years, they always seem to give the Penguins trouble. This is especially true for games...
Oh, hey, what do the Isles and the Titanic have in common? Nothing, but there were more people on the Titanic than there were Islanders fans at the game.
There was excitment when the Pens traded for and signed Tomas Vokoun in the offseason. That excitement shifted to excrement after some less-than-solid performances from Vokoun in the early part of the season.