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The already banged-up Bruins left Pittsburgh with a few more bruises than they would have liked. Already down a few important cogs, the B's nearly lost defenseman Johnny Boychuk after Penguins star forward Evgeni Malkin clobbered him from behind into the boards. Malkin received two minutes for the hit but won't be suspended by the NHL, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "The league will have to look at it," Bruins coach Claude Julien said after the game Sunday."It was a hit from behind. Again, they're the ones that make those decisions. We don't like those hits, my job is it...

Pens’ Malkin scores 500th career point Sunday

Yesterday was a great day for the Penguins on the ice, but it was extra good for Hart Trophy hopeful Evgeni Malkin.  He scored his 500th career point yesterday (and added 501 & 502 just for good measure).  Malkin now has 196 goals and 306 assists in the 413 games of his NHL career.  I would say it’s very likely that we will see Malkin get 200 goals this year.  He is having...

Malkin hit on Boychuck

The NHL gives us lip service on how they want to take these types of hits and unnecesarry hits out of the game of hockey, in all levels of play, but then the officials let a super star player off of the hook by only giving them a two minute minor. I guess it's okay to make these types of dirty and dangerous hits that if your star player like Evgeni Malkin. It would appear that...

Report: No suspension for Malkin on Boychuk hit

Evgeni Malkin will not be suspended by the league for his hit on Boston Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported on Monday. Malkin received a minor boarding penalty in the third period after flattening Boychuk, who missed three shifts before returning to Sunday's contest. The Russian collected his 500th career point on the first of his three assists...

Report: Evgeni Malkin Won't Be Disciplined for Hit on Johnny Boychuk in Penguins' Win Over Bruins (Video)

The Bruins have been the victim of some suspect hits over the years in Pittsburgh, and once again, the league has allowed the Penguins to skate without punishment. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the league will not discipline Pens star Evgeni Malkin for his hit on Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk which came in the third period of the Penguins' 5-2 win over Boston on...

Patrice Bergeron's Injury Looms Large as Bruins Suffer 'Hart, Broken' Wrath of Evgeni Malkin, Penguins (Video)

If you dreamt up a worst-case scenario for what could happen on Sunday during the Bruins-Penguins game, you might have come pretty close to what actually happened. The Penguins jumped on the B's early and never looked back. What's worse, Patrice Bergeron, Adam McQuaid and Johnny Boychuck all ended up hurt, leaving the B's even more shorthanded than they were heading into...

Malkin not disciplined

Another questionable hit on a Boston Bruins by a Pittsburgh Penguin and another Penguin escapes punishment by the NHL. So basically, don't expect a player to get suspended if they hit a Boston Bruin with a questionable hit. I could see how Boston Bruins fans might question the NHL and their judgement. Also, I think that Brendan Shanahan is basically a fraud and no better...

Penguins reel off ninth consecutive victory

James Neal and All-Star Evgeni Malkin secured their respective milestones amid three-point performances as the host Pittsburgh Penguins posted their season-best ninth straight victory by dumping the Boston Bruins 5-2. The pair assisted on defenseman Matt Niskanen's first-period tally for Neal's 200th career point and Malkin's 500th. Neal finished with one goal and two...

Penguins applying pressure to Rangers

The Pittsburgh Penguins are peaking at the right time and creeping up on the New York Rangers for the Atlantic Division title. They are also playing like a team that can be considered among the favorites for the Stanley Cup. Even though Feb. 19 in Buffalo might have been one of the worst days of Pittsburgh's season, that Sunday was also a turning point for the Penguins. After...

Return Won’t Be Easy For Crosby

from Bruce Arthur of the National Post, Crosby is coming back to a schedule full of teeth; the only team Pittsburgh will play that is not currently fighting for a playoff position is the Islanders; as for the rest, the Penguins see Philadelphia three times, New Jersey and the Rangers twice, and Boston, Nashville, Ottawa, Buffalo, and Winnipeg. In other words, he will be playing...
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