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After scoring just one goal in their last fourteen power play opportunities, the Penguins decided to change things up yet again. Evgeni Malkin will now play the point while James Neal will command the half-boards. Anyone whose watched more than five games with Malkin on the point knows he's not comfortable in that position. When you consider how pass-happy both he and Kris Letang (playing on the other side of the blue line) are while on the man-advantage, it's amazing this idea has found its way back into the minds of the coaches.This whole debacle, people think, is based on the fact that Dan Bylsma cannot run an effective power play unit with Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby on the ice at the same time. The real question is, why do they have to be on the ice at the same time? Is there a rule that says a power play goal is worth two when both 71 and 87 are on the ice? Obviously they are both world class players, but what difference does that make when they share the sam...
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The Penguins have new lineups for their first and second power plays. The first power play has the same players on it with one small twist. Evgeni Malkin will be on the point and James Neal will be moving up. The interesting thing is the Penguins second powerplay which practiced with Dustin Jeffrey and Paul Martin at point.
The Penguins have had 8 defensemen on the roster all season...
The Penguins picked 23 year old Carolina Hurricanes Left Winger Zack Boychuk off of waivers today. Boychuk was a first round 14th overall pick in the 2008 entry draft.
Boychuk saw on average 9 minutes playing time in the 16 games he played for Carolina last year and got to play all of 1 game with them this year. My guess is that Dustin Jeffrey who was about to see time on Malkin’s...
If you're gonna run a light switch cover business, you gotta make sure the phallic switch is in no crotch-al areas of the background picture.
LIGHTS ON JAMES NEAL TOTALLY SCORED LIGHTS OUT AND THE GOALIE ROBBED HIM.
I mean get real.
For the second straight home game, the Penguins had a record crowd on hand and for the second straight game, they sent them home disappointed. The Penguins were blown out by the Islanders in front of a record 18,634 fans. Their power play continued to struggle, going 0-3 with only three total shots, while the Islanders cashed in on both power play chances to put the game out of...
The Pittsburgh Penguins may want to play all over their games on the road for the rest of the season. Coming off a brutal 4-1 loss to the New York Islanders at home, their second home loss in as many games, the Penguins stormed back against the New York Rangers to stir up some boos at MSG. Evgeni Malkin scored his second goal of the season, Simon Despres scored the second goal...
NEW YORK -- James Neal scored his fifth goal of the season and Simon Despres got his first as the Pittsburgh Penguins broke out of a mini-slump to defeat the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden for the second time in as many weeks. Evgeni Malkin added his second goal of the season for Pittsburgh and goalie Tomas Voukon made 28 saves in a 3-0 shutout of the Rangers on Thursday...
NEW YORK -- Just when the Pittsburgh Penguins were starting to struggle and the New York Rangers were feeling better about themselves, the Penguins came back into Madison Square Garden on Thursday night and reminded both teams about the flip side of their recent fates. James Neal scored his fifth goal of the season and Simon Despres got his first as the Penguins broke out of a...
The New York Rangers (3-3-0) host the Pittsburgh Penguins (3-3-0) at MSG starting at 7:00 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.
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Both Evgeni Malkin and Marc Staal received 2 minutes for roughing after this scrum last night.