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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's game against the New York Islanders - that let Crosby's teammates know their captain was back at the top of his considerable powers. No, the proof lay in the tight places around the net where Crosby makes his living better than anyone else.
''To play down low in the defensive zone against him is a nightmare,'' Penguins forward Craig Adams said. ''It's a long way back, but I can't imagine a guy playing better than he is right now. You can't get the puck from him.''
Perhaps because Crosby doesn't have to worry about getting knocked around so much a...
BEST OF MAXIM
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...
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...
Matt Cooke's 4 minutes were killed. CONSOL Energy Center was on fire. And then there was Crosby was leading a 2-on-2 rush with a fresh Cooke. The crowd was still standing from cheering the PK effort, and they knew something was coming. Sid dished the puck to Cooke and drove to the net. Matt Cooke was passing to some mystery entity until the ROOT camera finally panned out, and...
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...
Tomas Vokoun was sharp in making 33 saves, and Brandon Sutter snapped a tie early in the third period for the Pittsburgh Penguins, who rallied for a 4-2 victory over the New York Islanders that stretched their winning streak to 11 games on Friday night.
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...
There's a chance that Pittsburgh Penguins star Evgeni Malkin could end his six-game absence Friday night. While the Penguins would undoubtedly love to have Malkin back on the ice, they've already shown they can do just fine without him.
With or without Malkin, the Penguins will try to match the longest win streak in the NHL this season at 11 games when they visit the New...
Pittsburgh Penguins (23-8-0) @ New York Islanders (13-14-3)
ROOT, NHLN-US, MSG PLUS, RDS2 - 7:00 pm/et
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum - Uniondale, New York
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...
Defenseman Matt Niskanen scored the go-ahead goal in the third period and Sidney Crosby had two assists and the Pittsburgh Penguins extended their winning streak to 10 games with a 2-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Tuesday.
Niskanen's goal at 11:58 came nine seconds after the Penguins killed a four-minute penalty in the third period.
The winning streak is the longest...
Defenseman Matt Niskanen scored the go-ahead goal in the third
period and Sidney Crosby had two assists and the Pittsburgh
Penguins extended their winning streak to 10 games with a 2-1
victory over the Washington Capitals on Tuesday.