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Penguins: A look into Sidney Crosby’s struggles

After being selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins with the No. 1 pick in the 2005 draft, center Sidney Crosby‘s ascension to stardom was rapid. The Nova Scotia native scored 102 points in his first season and never looked back, quickly becoming one of the faces of the National Hockey League. To date, he’s scored 305 goals and tallied 558 assists, already ranking third in Penguins...
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Thoughts: Game 19 – Offense is Fun. Pens Win 4-3.

Pens 4  Avalanche 3 Record: 12-7-0, 24 pts Goals Perron (3) from Cole, Bennett Malkin (7) (PP) from Letang, Kessel Kunitz (3) from Bonino Crosby (3) from Dupuis, Cole PenaltiesHornqvist (roughing) – Inconsequential (gets into a scrum with McLeod and several other players that leads to each team getting a minor)Bennett (high-sticking) – Careless (goes for a stick lift on Landeskog...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Breakdown: Game 18 – Penguins 4, Wild 3

By: @chetstead Evgeni Malkin had some strong words about his team after the loss to the Devils. Last night, he let his play do the talking. Malkin had a four-point night against the Wild, putting the team on his back in the process. Of course, it was another nationally televised game, and thus blacked out on GameCenter. So here’s another abbreviated recap: David Perron opened...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Malkin Shines; Penguins Tame Wild

Leave it to Penguins star Evgeni Malkin to put a new spin on an old Teddy Roosevelt quote. Rather than “speak softly and carry a big stick,” as the former U.S. President suggested? How about speak loudly and carry a big stick. Days after expressing his disappointment with the team’s dismal play, Malkin led the resurgent Penguins to a scintillating 4-3 victory over Minnesota...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Evgeni Malkin wins game with goal of the year

Apparently, the Pittsburgh Penguins took Evgeni Malkin’s candid rant to heart. No player more so than Malkin himself.A couple days  after venting that the Pens needed to “stop, look in the mirror, and start working,” the stealthy forward led the way in a fiery 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night. No moment in the tilt was more marvelous, however, than Malkin’s...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 18 – Malkin Leads the Way to Pens 4-3 Victory

Pens 4  Wild 3 Record: 11-7-0, 22 pts Goals Perron (2) from Malkin, Letang Bennett (3) (PP) from Malkin, Hornqvist Malkin (5) (PP) from Letang Malkin (6) from Kessel, Clendening PenaltiesClendening (holding) – Unnecessary (lets a puck get past him in the neutral zone and ends up getting his hand/stick wrapped up around Bulmer skating past him for a penalty)Plotnikov (slashing...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Crosby on Malkin’s comments: “I don’t think guys are mad at each other”

Headlines were created when Pittsburgh Penguins star Evgeni Malkin expressed his feelings on what was going wrong with the team following a 4-0 loss to the New Jersey Devils. “Everything,” Malkin candidly told reporter Josh Yohe. “We don’t play right. We don’t play hard. We’re mad at each other.” Malkin was justifiably cheesed. The Penguins were pegged to be an offensive...
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Malkin on Penguins' problems: 'It's not only goals ... it's everything'

Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin, center, hasn't liked what he's seen recently. Greg Bartram Greg BartramPittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin didn't hold back when addressing what is ailing his struggling team."It’s not only goals. It’s bad penalties, turnovers, it’s everything," the 2012 Hart Trophy winner told reporters after the Penguins suffered their third...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 17 Recap: Let the dumpster fire keep us warm. Devils smoke Penguins 4-0

Trying out video recaps with NFL primetime music. Here is what happened in this one: The Penguins had a players only meeting after the game: Sure seems like a closed-door meeting for the Penguins. No shortage of things to discuss. — Dave Molinari (@MolinariPG) November 15, 2015 It gets worse...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Evgeni Malkin may be unhappy, would welcome trade

Today in bonkers rumors, Pittsburgh Penguins star Evgeni Malkin may be unhappy and would welcome a trade, Elliotte Friedman told Sportsnet 960 on Friday. “When you get knocked out of the playoffs and the day after your president comes out and says, ‘Look, we’re not firing Mike Johnston, we’re not firing Jim Rutherford, we’re not trading Evgeni Malkin, and we’re...
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June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

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