The only thing more beautiful than a monstrous hip check in hockey that neutralizes the puck carrier attempting to avoid hits up the middle is a well placed open ice hit. Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik greeted Boston Bruins forward Daniel Paille with a first class ticket to the moon with this hit last night: [...]
The Pittsburgh Penguins signed center Joe Vitale to a two-year, $1.1 million contract extension on Friday.Vitale has three goals and seven assists in 44 games for the Penguins this season.The 26-year-old leads the team in faceoff percentage (55.9 percent) and plays a key role on Pittsburgh's fourth-ranked penalty killing unit.Vitale was set to become a restricted free agent in the offseason.
It would make sense, of course. When a guy's medical records from a 13-month period look like Sidney Crosby's do, making a few adjustments might seem prudent. Might seem, for example, like a good time to spend some more time out on the perimeter.
Disclosure: I am a Boston Bruins fans, but this is an awesome hit, this is a text book legal check by former B.C. Eagle and Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik on Boston Bruins forward Daniel Paille. I also like the fact that a hard hit didn't cause an immediate fight or retaliation by someone on the opposition team.
WILMINGTON, Mass. – There hasn’t been a lot of good news surrounding the Bruins of late as the club was been mired in a slump in recent weeks with a 4-4-1 mark over their last nine games. But there was one bit of potentially encouraging news to come out of Friday’s practice at Ristuccia Arena. Forward Nathan Horton, who has been out since suffering what was diagnosed as a mild...
Tim Thomas' return to the nation's capital was less political and more successful.
Playing about 10 blocks from the White House - a place he famously avoided two weeks ago - Thomas carried a shutout deep into the third period Sunday as the Boston Bruins snapped a two-game losing streak with a 4-1 win over the Washington Capitals.
Thomas' no-show, accompanied by a Facebook...
Halfway through yesterday’s first period against the Capitals, Milan Lucic fired up the pistons, charged over the blue line, and made a straight line toward the net. Naturally, he was rewarded with a Rich Peverley dish, which he converted into his 19th goal.
The Boston Bruins hope to avoid matching their longest losing streak of the season this afternoon as they visit a Washington Capitals club that has its eyes set on first place in the Southeast Division.
The Pens banked a really huge 2 points with their win over the Bruins. Matt Cooke gets the GWG, Marc-Andre Fleury was spectular. He made several game saving saves late in the third.
Devils/Pens in like 8 minutes
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