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With Tomas Vokoun in goal, there has been a feeling that the Pittsburgh Penguins would make a point- to outscore everyone if they needed to for a win, to protect their back-up goaltender, and to tell their starting goaltender, Marc-Andre Fleury, that all you have to be is hot to make a run in the Stanley Cup Playoffs...
It takes effort from everyone every night, sometimes it's someone you don't expect- and that's what it takes in addition to those who are expected to do their jobs (aka the "stars...") to win a title...
And last night, it was James Neal...
Here's the highlights- most of them are Pittsburgh
it's the first time the Pens are in the Eastern Conference finals since 2009- the year they won a Cup title...
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According to NHL.com's Chris Adamski, Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby's been given the OK to play without the jaw protection "headgear" he had to don after he returned from a broken jaw:
To protect his jaw and teeth that were damaged when a puck deflected up into his face March 30, Crosby was required to wear a clear plastic apparatus that extended...
With the big win last night the Penguins have Ottawa on the brink of elimination and have afforded themselves the opportunity to get their #1 goalie back into the fold.
Many will argue that Tomas Vokoun is the hot hand and the Penguins should leave him in net. On the other side many will argue that Marc-André Fleury has experience under the pressures of Stanley Cup games and...
The Pittsburgh Penguins had no trouble with the Ottawa Senators in game four and that momentum carried over to game five. Penguins forward James Neal was red hot in game five and ended up scoring a hattrick, with this beauty being the final one. He pulled an awesome toe drag off on last year’s Norris Trophy Winner, Erik Karlsson, and then buried the puck high glove.
Semifinals Game 5: Pens 6 Sens 2
Pens Win Series 4-1
Morrow (2) from Eaton, Cooke
Neal (4) (PP) from Letang, Crosby
Letang (3) from Kennedy, Orpik
Malkin (4) from Neal
Neal (5) unassisted
Neal (6) from Malkin, Letang
| TPN Recap |
Shots: Letang (6)
Missed Shots: Eaton & Neal (2)
Blocked Shots: Adams, Cooke, Martin, & Niskanen (2)
Hits: Cooke (5)
The Bruins will take on the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2013 Eastern Conference Final, and that means more playoff hockey at the TD Garden.
Tickets for Games 3, 4 and 6 of the series will go on sale at 12 p.m. on Sunday, May 26, according to the team. However, the specific dates for the series have not been set yet.
The tickets will be available for purchase at the TD Garden Box...
As the Ottawa Sun's Bruce Garrioch suggests, for one player, the Eastern Conference Final may be...A wee bit awkward...Given that he helped scuttle a trade to the team his Pittsbugh Penguins are facing:
Jarome Iginla didn't want to join the Boston Bruins. Now, he's got to beat them. In a matchup the Pittsburgh Penguins winger probably would have rather avoided, he...
Cleared to play without a plastic apparatus protecting his lower face for the first time since returning from a broken jaw, Sidney Crosby said he'll need a few days to adjust.
It appears he'll get just that.
Crosby wore a traditional helmet with no mouth or jaw protection during the Pittsburgh Penguins' practice Sunday. Like his teammates, Crosby figures to have at...
While they may have been the best team in the Eastern Conference during the regular season, the Pittsburgh Penguins may be even better in the playoffs. James Neal recorded his first career postseason hat trick and Tomas Vokoun made 29 saves to help the Penguins advance to the conference finals for the first time since 2009 with a 6-2 victory over the fourth-seeded Ottawa Senators...
Good goal according to on-ice officials and Toronto.
During the second period of game five of the Pittsburgh Penguins-Ottawa Senators series, Penguins forward James Neal scored a very strange goal on Senators goalie Craig Anderson. After Neal’s initial shot was stopped by Anderson, Kris Letang picked up the puck and tried to bank it off Anderson. Letang’s shot rolled around and the puck was on edge and got stuck underneath...
Ottawa Senators @ Pittsburgh Penguins
Penguins Lead Series 3-1
NBCSN, CBC, RDS - 7:30 pm/et
Consol Energy Center - Pittsburgh, PA
In recent years the Pittsburgh Penguins have had difficulty closing out a playoff series at home. Will things change today?
How will the Senators respond to being blown out on Wednesday? For that matter, how will the Penguins...
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For the first time this season, the Ottawa Senators will be faced with the reality of elimination: win Friday and head back to Scotiabank Place for game six, lose Friday and watch the season come to a close.
Winning a game on the road at CONSOL is going to be an undeniably tall-task. The Penguins were 18-6-0 on home-ice this season,...
The second round of the AHL playoffs completed yesterday. My first round coverage was here. Here are the results from the second round:
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins defeat Providence Bruins four games to three. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton is the Pittsburgh Penguins farm team and Providence belongs to the Boston Bruins. Providence had a 3-0 lead in this series and Wilkes-Barre...
With a 6-2 win over the Ottawa Senators, the Pittsburgh Penguins move on to the Eastern Conference Finals.
The Senators had a tough time finding any momentum and now many will ask if Daniel Alfredsson has played his last NHL game.
We are nearing the halfway point of the Stanley Cup pursuit and while it makes me a little sad that there are no longer three games on every night, the lighter schedule does give us a little breathing room to take a look at some of the matchups in progress.
BLACKHAWKS-RED WINGS (Red Wings lead 2-1)
The best team in the regular season is down 2-1 in the series to the surging Wings...