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The Pittsburgh Penguins are sticking with goaltender Tomas Vokoun for Game 1 of their second-round playoff series against Ottawa on Tuesday.
The 36-year-old Vokoun replaced struggling starter Marc-Andre Fleury and won Games 5 and 6 of Pittsburgh's first-round playoff series with the New York Islanders last week. He stopped 66 of the 69 shots he faced against the Islanders as the Penguins advanced to the Eastern Conference semifinals for the first time in three years.
The start will be the 713th of Vokoun's career but his first this deep in the playoffs. He went 1-0 against the Senators this year, allowing just one goal in a 3-1 Pittsburgh victory last month.
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I… I really don’t even know what to say about this. How the hell does one even have that much body hair to do something like this? And at what point did this seem like a good idea to walk around the concourse like this? Oh wait, it’s Pittsburgh? Hell, this probably isn’t even the weirdest body hair arrangement at the game tonight.
The National Hockey League announced the dates, times and national broadcast information on Monday for the 2013 Stanley Cup Conference Semifinal round, which begins Tuesday, May 14. The top seeded Pittsburgh Penguins
Personally, I'm still trying to figure out if I'm impressed by the dedication of this Pittsburgh Penguins fan or if I should be totally grossed out.
Check out this image courtesy of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writer Seth Rorabaugh of one Penguins fan who shaved "Let's Go Pens" into his chest hair:
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The Ottawa Senators will tell you that they are going to worry about playing playoff hockey and not Pittsburgh Penguins forward Matt Cooke. They will say all of the right things about being focused and not letting one person get to them. I’m not buying it. Prior to the last meeting between the Penguins and [...]
Another award nomination for Sid and for a member of the Penguins. From the NHL:
Crosby, 25, missed most of the previous two seasons dealing with concussion issues, and then the first half of the 2012-13 season -- along with the rest of the League -- during the lockout. Questions were asked if Crosby ever could be the same player he was prior to his injuries. Instead, he returned...
A Pittsburgh Penguins fan at the Penguins-Ottawa Senators game showed off some gross dedication by shaving “Let’s Go Pens” into his chest. While it’s preferable that fans don’t do this, at least he did a good job with it.
Penguins star Sidney Crosby, Wild goaltender Josh Harding and Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid are this season's nominees for the NHL's Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy.
The award is presented to ''the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.''
Crosby returned to form this year after missing extended...
For whatever reason, the Penguins and Senators have met an unrealistic amount of times in the playoffs. This year's series does mark the first time they haven't met in the first round.
The matchups have delivered some great moments.
First, some honorable mentions.
-- 2008, Gary Roberts scoring the first goal of the series then basically fighting the entire...
We totally forgot this was even an award.
From the NHL:
Shero made the seventh season of his tenure in Pittsburgh an active one. Unable to sign Jordan Staal, he traded the third-line center to the Carolina Hurricanes for his replacement, the solid Brandon Sutter, and also acquired backup goalie Tomas Vokoun. And then at the NHL Trade Deadline, he acquired forwards Jarome...
The celebration, at least by the typically all-business standards of the Pittsburgh Penguins, appeared a little over the top.
The second Brooks Orpik's slapshot ripped into the back of the net 7:49 into overtime last Saturday to give the Penguins a 4-3 overtime win and a first-round playoff series victory over the better-than-advertised New York Islanders, Orpik's teammates...
I want to take a couple of minutes to step away from all of the playoff talk going on right now to talk about a way that our readership can help out a cause that is near and dear to my heart and benefit yourselves as well. Many of you may not know it, but we have a wonderful little museum here in Pittsburgh called the Toonseum. It is a museum dedicated to preserving comics and...
Marc Bergevin of the Montreal Canadiens, Bob Murray of the Anaheim Ducks and the Pittsburgh Penguins' Ray Shero on Monday were named the finalists for the 2013 NHL General Manager of the Year Award.
The award is voted on by the 30 NHL GMs and a panel of NHL executives and members of the print and broadcast media.
((HT: CTV Ottawa Morning Live/Puck Daddy))
All the HQ can say is "Oh, Good Lord..."
The morning show people in Ottawa decided to try and taunt the Pittsburgh Penguins through song...
And a coach doppleganger...
Be very afraid...
Frankly, we're too stunned to say what we think...
Game one in the Penguins/Senators series will take place on Tuesday at 7:30. From the NHL:
The 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs Conference Semifinal round starts Tuesday, May 14, with a doubleheader, the National Hockey League announced today. Game 1 in the Eastern Conference Semifinal series between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Ottawa Senators will be played at 7:30 p.m. ET at CONSOL...
Ottawa Senators, Pittsburgh Penguins get second round started.