Found April 07, 2012 on The Pensblog:
What a season for Evgeni Malkin. Last year at this time he was starting the long road to recovery from a torn ACL. This year, he capped an incredible year with his 50th goal late in the second period against the Flyers:

Malkin leads Penguins past Flyers

Evgeni Malkin scored his 50th goal of the season and added an assist to lock up his second NHL scoring title and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-2 on Saturday. Malkin finished the regular season with 109 points and became the ninth player in Penguins history to reach the 50-goal mark when his wrist shot with 12 seconds left in the second period beat Philadelphia...

Malkin nets 50th goal to lock up scoring title in win over Flyers

Captain Sidney Crosby scored to snap a tie late in the second period and Evgeni Malkin added his 50th goal moments later as host Pittsburgh won 4-2 over Philadelphia on Saturday.Pascal Dupuis celebrated his 33rd birthday by scoring to extend his points streak to 17 games. Chris Kunitz joined Crosby and Malkin with a goal and an assist as the Penguins defeated the Flyers...

Crosby Calls Out Callahan, Expects Torts to Apologize

War has been declared.  It was expected that the Pittsburgh Penguins would retaliate the first chance they got after Rangers head coach John Tortorella lashed out against them following last night's game, calling them an "arrogant" organization and referencing Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin as "whining stars".  But the actual retaliation, which came...

Rangers coach rips Pens organization

Head coach John Tortorella blasted the Penguins following a game between the teams, calling them "one of the most arrogant organizations in the league."

Crosby Calls Callahan a Whiner?!?!?!?

In his post practice press conference today, Sidney Crosby said this about John Tortorella calling him a whiner..."I don't know what he's talking about. I mean, if you want you can put a camera on us all game, put a camera on (Ryan Callahan) all game. You'll see who's over there more. He should worry about his own players."...Is he effin kidding me? Absolutely...

Apparently no hearing for Brooks Orpik

It could be that Shanny is too busy looking at himself naked in the mirror, but it appears there is no hearing scheduled for Brooks Orpik via The New York Rangers blog. Update, 12:47 p.m.: Zipay reports that Ryan McDonagh says that Stepan was sore this morning, but doesn't think it's anything serious. ...Dr. McD to the rescue. Zipay also reports...

Penguins, Flyers weighing how to play finale

There will be nothing on the line when the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers face each other in the regular-season finale on Saturday. The Penguins have already locked in the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference and will host the fifth-seeded Flyers when the playoffs begin next week. The game is meaningless in the standings but not in the minds of the players. The Flyers...

Torts: Penguins One of the Most Arrogant Organizations in the League

I'm usually a big fan of Brooks Orpik as he is the exact type of defenseman the Rangers have been missing since Jeff Beukeboom, but after his knee-on-knee hit on Derek Stepan last night, I've lost a lot of respect for the guy... Hey Torts, how'd you feel about the hit? (watch here)..."It's a cheap dirty hit. I wonder what would have happened if we...

A look at the Brooks Orpik knee-on-knee hit on Derek Stepan

Well, anyone who watched the game last night saw that in the third period, with the Penguins well on their way to a victory, Derek Stepan carried the puck through the neutral zone, and was hit by Brooks Orpik. The hit was a knee-on-knee hit, and Stepan was down on the ice for a while before skating to the bench. Video is below: When watching the video, different angles show different...

Jan Levine: Game 81: PIT 5 NYR 2, Orpik Hit on Stepan Main (Only?) Conversation Topic

The final score and pretty much everything in the game has and is ovcershadowed by the hit by Brooks Orpik on Derek Stepan. Give Pittsburgh credit for winning and clinching second place while the Rangers came out flat and in showed in their performance. That prior sentence is pretty much all that has to be said about the game, though I will touch on a few things, as there were very...

Bill Meltzer: Flyers Gameday: 4/7/12 @ Penguins

PREVIEW 7:45 AM In the final game of the 2011-12 regular season, the Philadelphia Flyers (47-25-9) will travel to take on their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal opponent, the Pittsburgh Penguins (50-25-6). The game has no bearing on the final standings, because the Penguins have three more points via shootout wins and the Flyers (who have 43 regulation/overtime wins to Pittsburgh...

Flyers-Penguins Preview

Flying sticks. Pointed fingers. Postgame putdowns. And that was just the coaches. What can the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers possibly do in Saturday's regular-season finale to top their last meeting, a 6-4 Flyers win at Consol Energy Center this week that served as a preview of what will be a contentious first-round playoff series? The smart answer might be nothing...

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Philadelphia Flyer – Game 82

Who: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Philadelphia Flyers Where: Consol Energy Center When: 4:00 PM EST Channel: NBCSN Meaningless game time.   The Pens should rest a lot of guys, especially with the scum of the earth Flyers in town.  They are probably looking for blood.  Save it for the playoffs. Not much to say.  Flyers own [...]

NHL Season-Ending Storylines

It was a fascinating final day to the regular season this Saturday, with plenty of storylines directly relating to playoff seeding going in to the Stanley Cup tournament.  All 30 teams played, some with having nothing more than pride to guide them, others wishing to play the spoiler in close division crown battles.  As we go in to what is sure to be another great postseason, let’s...
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