There seems to be a growing perception among Penguins fans that superstars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin haven’t done much in the playoffs since achieving total domination during the black-and-gold’s Cup run of 2009. This prompted me to do a little research.
Here are Crosby and Malkin’s postseason numbers since ’09, including Games 1-3 of this year’s opening-round series...
There’s an old saying—idle hands are the devil’s workshop. It also applies to the Penguins when they play with a lead.
Who knows what evil lurks in the minds of our Pens (and the coaching staff) when they’re up by a goal or two? Saturday night’s galling Game 2 loss to Columbus in double overtime was a prime example. Early in the second period the Pens were up 3-1 and working...
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Evgeni Malkin sits just one point shy of becoming just the sixth player in Penguins history – and second active skater alongside Sidney Crosby – to register 100 career postseason points as members of the Pittsburgh Penguins.
When he does so, Malkin will become the 87th player in NHL history to reach that milestone. Of the previous 86 players to...
Evgeni Malkin dumped a puck early. A third-liner scored the go-ahead goal late. The Penguins held onto a lead.
This was not a perfect opening to the Stanley Cup playoffs, but it provided a look at how things are different with these Penguins.
Start, as veteran winger Craig Adams did, with the lead that was protected after center Brandon Sutter scored what proved to be the final...
The Pittsburgh Penguins were giving away jerseys for fan appreciation night when Evgeni Malkin gave Sidney Crosby a solid ball-tap. Crosby winced pretty good so you have to believe Malkin got him pretty good. Good to see the Pens so relaxed going into the playoffs.
[The Pens Blog]
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The Penguins suffered an NHL-high 529 man-games lost due to injury this season, but centers Evgeni Malkin and Joe Vitale appear poised to return to the lineup, on the eve of their opening-round series with the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Malkin and Vitale participated in full-contact practice Tuesday afternoon...
It has been a few weeks since Evgeni Malkin played for the Pittsburgh Penguins thanks to a foot injury but from the look of things, he might return just in time for the real fun to begin.
Malkin took to the ice with the Penguins on Tuesday and from his account, things went really well. So well that when Game 1 comes on Wednesday against the Blue Jackets, Malkin is expecting he&...
As if there was any doubt as to how things would shake out, the Pittsburgh Penguins put to bed any ideas about them losing their death grip on the Metropolitan Division when they defeated Winnipeg 4-2 on Thursday.
Actually, by beating the Flyers, the Columbus Blue Jackets sealed the Metro for Pittsburgh before the game with Winnipeg was even finished, but that’s neither here nor...
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Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma has announced many injury updates for his team this season. After today’s morning skate, he had another one. Bylsma told the media that center Evgeni Malkin will miss 2-3 weeks with a foot injury. According to Bylsma, the doctors have not indicated if Malkin will need surgery. Malkin injured his foot on his first shift against...