Found March 14, 2013 on
from Joe Starkey of the Pittsburgh Triibune-Review,
At some point late in the Penguins' thrilling victory over the Boston Bruins on Tuesday, it struck me: Ray Shero is the best trader in the NHL.
What's more, he is the best trader in Penguins history — better than Craig Patrick.
Even before Brandon Sutter's dramatic game-winner, a quick glance at the Penguins' lineup was enough to blow your mind. In a league where teams are desperate for goals, Shero has reeled in James Neal, Chris Kunitz, Pascal Dupuis and Sutter. The four have combined for 54 goals this season.
The miracle isn't that Shero gets the guy he wants but that he always seems to get a little something extra. Neal for Alex Goligoski would have been a wonderful trade. Shero somehow got Matt Niskanen, too.
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Poor Brandon Sutter. The Pittsburgh forward has been compared to his father, Brent, throughout his young NHL career. Will Brandon be as good as Brent? Which will have more points in the NHL when all is said and done? Brent hoisted the Cup twice, will Brandon? You get the idea.
Unfortunately for Brandon, these comparisons never stop - even when he was named the Player of the...
We here at Outside the Boxscore love trick shots and this one comes to us from the world of hockey as Pittsburgh Penguins star Evgeni Malkin showed off his scoring ability.
Watch as he flips a puck from center ice into a bucket near a goal with little effort:
(Courtesy of Total Pro Sports)
Brandon Sutter scored twice in the final seven minutes to cap a furious rally and the Pittsburgh Penguins slipped past the Boston Bruins 3-2 on Tuesday night.
Chris Kunitz started Pittsburgh's third-period surge with his 18th goal of the season and Sutter beat Boston's Anton Khudobin twice in less than four minutes, including the game-winner with 2:03 remaining.
Pascal Dupuis scored two of Pittsburgh's three goals in the third period, and the Penguins stormed back to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs, 3-1, on Thursday night and win their seventh game in a row.
Marc-Andre Fleury made 28 saves for Pittsburgh (20-8), which defeated the Maple Leafs, 5-4, in a shootout in Toronto five days earlier. Craig Adams sealed this win by scoring into...
At some point, it seemed inevitable that the Pittsburgh Penguins would mount some sort of a comeback against the Bruins on Tuesday. The hope for Bruins fans just seemed to be that it would come up short.
Unfortunately, it didn’t, as Brandon Sutter scored twice in the third period to lift Pittsburgh to a come-from-behind 3-2 win over Anton Khudobin and the Bruins. Playing their...
Unstoppable force, meet immovable object.The Boston Bruins held the Pittsburgh Penguins in check for the first 53 minutes of the game. But a goal from Chris Kunitz opened the flood gates and the Penguins closed out the final period with three goals in a span of three minutes and fifteen seconds and their sixth straight win.Billed as a possible preview to the Eastern Conference Final...
The Pittsburgh Penguins have prevailed in a number of close games during their season-high win streak, including last weekend's visit to the Toronto Maple Leafs.
With Evgeni Malkin likely out for a third straight game, the Penguins will try to get past the slumping Maple Leafs again and earn a seventh consecutive victory Thursday night.
Pittsburgh (19-8-0) has won by one goal...
If the answer is yes, check out Sidney Crosby's pass to Pascal Dupuis tonight.
While many expected a tight race in the Atlantic Division, Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins appear to be head and shoulders above the competition.
That shouldn't come as much of a surprise to the New York Rangers.
Hoping to stay unbeaten in March, Pittsburgh tries for a seventh consecutive victory over New York as these division rivals square off in a matinee showdown...
Penguins 3, Bruins 2
In a matchup of a few Eastern Conference favorites, the Bruins and Penguins had their first meeting of this condensed season on Tuesday night in Pittsburgh. While the Bruins came out of the gate strong and put up two early goals in the first period, they wound up choking away another lead and falling on their face as the Penguins reeled off three unanswered tallies...
Pittsburgh Penguins (19-8-0) @ Toronto Maple Leafs (15-11-1)
ROOT, SNET-O, RDS - 7:00 pm/et
Air Canada Centre - Toronto, ON
The last Pens/Leafs game from a few days ago was an entertaining contest, except for the Malkin injury of course. The Pens needed a shootout to triumph over the Leafs last time. What will happen tonight with the Pens looking to win seven...