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Letang scores in shootout to lift Pens over Hurricanes 2-1

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Kris Letang scored on the final shot of a shootout, Marc-Andre Fleury made 29 saves and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 on Friday night. The win was Pittsburgh's eighth in 10 games and gave the Penguins a 2-1-1 lead in the season series. Andrej Nestrasil scored late in the third period for the Hurricanes to send the game to the extra...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Breakdown: Game 53 – Penguins 0, Rangers 3

By: @chetstead   The Penguins’ difficulties with the New York Rangers continued on Wednesday night. The specter of the Penguins’ playoff elimination at the hands of the Rangers last year loomed over this game. Despite outshooting the Blueshirts by a wide margin and generally controlling play, the Pens found themselves down by two goals late in the third. This time, there was...
Via The PensNation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks: Six-game win streak ends

The Anaheim Ducks went into the Consol Energy Center on Monday afternoon with hopes of extending their win streak to seven games with a victory against the Pittsburgh Penguins. With a win, the Ducks could have leapfrogged the San Jose Sharks for the second most points in the Pacific Division for the first time this season, and inched closer to the Los Angeles Kings who sit alone...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Breakdown: Game 52 – Pens 6, Ducks 2

By: @chetstead   The Pens kept the good times rolling with a resounding victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night. The Penguins snapped the Ducks’ six-game win streak in convincing fashion. Five different Penguins players scored in the rout. Sidney Crosby continued to absolutely dominate the opposition. The Pens also had a 62% faceoff success rate. The Ducks actually outshot...
Via The PensNation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 52 – Sidney Crosby Sidney Crosbys the Penguins to a 6-2 Win over Anaheim

Pens 6  Ducks 2 Record: 27-18-7, 61 pts Goals Kunitz (10) from Letang, Crosby Sheary (3) from Letang, Maatta Hagelin (5) from Kessel, Dumoulin Crosby (23) unassisted Crosby (24) from Kunitz Maatta (6) from Crosby, Hornqvist PenaltiesLetang (boarding) – Bad Call (leans into Silfverberg’s side and gets tangled up with his arm, sending him awkwardly into the boards but without...
Via The Pensblog
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Game Recap: Pens Crush Ducks 6-2

Sidney Crosby and Kris Letang caught fire towards the end of the game against the Panthers Saturday... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Via PensInitiative
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins 3 Stars of the Week

Embed from Getty Images Pittsburgh Penguins Week Record: 2-1   Jake Sheib 1. Sidney Crosby 5 G, 3 A, 17 SOG, 1 BLK, +6 2. Kris Letang 3 G, 2 A, 16 SOG, 2 BLK, +1 3. Patric Hornqvist 1 G, 2 A, 13 SOG, 2 BLK, +7   Vincent Chase 1. Sidney Crosby 5 G, 3 A, 17 SOG, 1 BLK, +6 2. Kris Letang 3 G, 2 A, 16 SOG, 2 BLK, +1 3. Patric Hornqvist 1 G, 2 A, 13 SOG, 2 BLK, +7   Danny Pirtle...
Via TopSportsReport
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Breakdown: Games 50 and 51 – Pens 3, Lightning 6 / Pens 3, Panthers 2

By: @chetstead   The Pens split their games against the Bolts and Panthers, earning a hard-fought two points.  Despite the loss to the Lightning, both games were strong statements by Mike Sullivan’s club. The Penguins had the better possession numbers than both the Lightning and the Panthers, which is perhaps surprising, considering that the Pens were being outshot by the Panthers...
Via The PensNation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins: how to move up standings

The second half of the season is underway and now teams start jostling for playoff position. The Pittsburgh Penguins currently sit in fourth in the Metropolitan Division, putting them in a Wild Card spot for the Eastern Conference. In front of them sits the Washington Capitals, the New York Rangers, and the New York Islanders, and behind them the New Jersey Devils and the Carolina...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins Rally Behind Crosby and Letang: Hunt Down Panthers

For the better part of 55 minutes it looked like one of those nights for our Pittsburgh Penguins. You know. Second of back-to-back games. On the road, to boot. Tired legs. No puck luck. Then…BLAM. In a volcanic display of skill, superstars Sidney Crosby and Kris Letang erupted for three goals in just over six minutes to stun the Florida Panthers and snatch a sweet 3-2 victory from...
Via PenguinPoop
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 51 – Letang, Crosby Lead Pens to Late Comeback over Panthers in 3-2 OT Win

Pens 3  Panthers 2 (OT) Record: 26-18-7, 59 pts Goals Letang (8) from Crosby, Hornqvist Crosby (22) from Letang, Daley Letang (9) (PP) from Crosby, Daley PenaltiesHagelin (hooking) – Careless (loses the puck to Campbell behind the Panthers net and turns to keep up with Campbell, putting his stick across Campbell’s midsection and pulling him down)Maatta (tripping) – Bad (faces...
Via The Pensblog
6 days ago  |  Discuss

GAME 51 RECAP: The Crosby and Letang show. Pens snatch a win in Florida

For the 18 people that still read this blog, you know we struggle with Kris Letang. From the haircuts, to the turnovers, to the composure level, he just is a hard player for us to rally behind. But here’s the thing. The beauty of being a fan of your team allows you to do a 180 whenever the hell you want. And after Kris Letang’s performance in this one, we will no problem. But...
Via The Pensblog
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Letang, Crosby lead Penguins' comeback win against Panthers

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) Kris Letang scored two goals, including the winner on a power play in overtime, to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins over the Florida Panthers 3-2 on Saturday night. Sidney Crosby had a goal and two assists for the Penguins, and Jeff Zatkoff made 40 saves. In overtime, Crosby passed across to Letang in the left circle and his one-timer beat Luongo on the stick side...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers see late lead slip away in overtime loss to Penguins

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Kris Letang scored two goals, including the winner on a power play in overtime, to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins over the Florida Panthers 3-2 on Saturday night.Sidney Crosby had a goal and two assists for the Penguins, and Jeff Zatkoff made 40 saves.In overtime, Crosby passed across to Letang in the left circle and his one-timer beat Luongo on the stick side...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Letang, Crosby lead Pens comeback win against Panthers

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) Kris Letang scored two goals, including the winner on a power play in overtime, to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins over the Florida Panthers 3-2 on Saturday night. Sidney Crosby had a goal and two assists for the Penguins, and Jeff Zatkoff made 40 saves. In overtime, Crosby passed across to Letang in the left circle and his one-timer beat Luongo on the stick side...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 49 – Crosby’s Natural Hat Trick Puts Away Senators in 6-5 Win

Pens 6  Senators 5 Record: 25-17-7, 57 pts Goals Cullen (5) from Hagelin, Dumoulin Letang (7) from Crosby, Kunitz Kunitz (9) unassisted Crosby (18) (PP) from Letang, Malkin Crosby (19) (PP) from Kessel, Malkin Crosby (20) from Kunitz, Hornqvist PenaltiesKuhnhackl (embellishment) – Bad Call (grabs the arm of Cowen as Cowen is holding him back and gets called for embellishment...
Via The Pensblog
10 days ago  |  Discuss

GAME 49 RECAP: Saved by the Crossbar. Penguins hold on for another W

Remember back when the Penguins got Phil Kessel over the summer and everyone thought there would be games like 6-5 every night. And then Mike Johnston ruined hockey for half the year? Knowing the NHL like we think we do, this game is probably a foreshadowing of what the next 33 games are going to probably be like. And if it is, we’ll take it. *Note we have a very good way to get...
Via The Pensblog
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins: Odds On A Team From The Metro Winning The Stanley Cup

By Larry Snyder The 2016 National Hockey League All-Star Game with its new 3-on-3 format in a division tournament structure was by all accounts Sunday a success in Nashville. Former Arizona Coyote left-wing John Scott proved the doubters wrong with a two-goal performance and by capturing the Most Valuable Player Award. The 6-foot-8, 260-pound forward had two goals in two match-ups...
Via The PensNation
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins: Stars shine at NHL All-Star Weekend

While John Scott was the (very deserving) MVP of the 2016 NHL All-Star Weekend, the Pittsburgh Penguins were still well-represented through the performances of Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang. The festivities kicked off Saturday with the NHL Skills Competition, and the night began with the Bridgestone NHL Fastest Skater event. Letang, who was participating in his third All-Star Game...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings to host 2017 All-Star Game

While the NHL’s biggest stars are currently in Nashville competing in the All-Star weekend, it was announced that next year the event would move to another big stage. The Los Angeles Kings and the Staples Center will host the 2017 NHL All-Star weekend. It will have the Skills Competition on Jan. 28, 2017 and the game will be played on Jan. 29, 2017. According to an article on...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins: Making a comeback

When the Pittsburgh Penguins fell 2-0 in the first period to their cross-state rivals, the Philadelphia Flyers, on Jan. 21, it looked like a familiar story. The Penguins had lost eight straight to the Flyers, with their last win dating back to October 2013, and thanks to the Flyers’ powerplay, it seemed they were on their way to a ninth. But led by the tenacity of Sidney Crosby...
Via isportsweb.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 45 – Pens Start Strong but Can’t Finish in 5-2 Loss to Blues

Blues 5  Pens 2 Record: 21-17-7, 49 pts Goals Kunitz (8) from Letang, Crosby Malkin (20) from Hagelin, Letang PenaltiesDaley (holding) – Bad (starts to lose Tarasenko skating around him in the defensive zone and uses his free hand to hold back Tarasenko for a penalty)Kunitz (roughing) – Inconsequential (gets into a shoving match with Edmundson and they each receive a minor...
Via The Pensblog
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 43 – Pens Drop Another Point, Then Send Perron to Anaheim

Lightning 5  Pens 4 (OT) Record: 20-16-7, 47 pts Goals Letang (6) from Crosby, Hornqvist Hornqvist (10) (PP) from Malkin, Letang Daley (2) from Malkin, Kessel Kunitz (7) from Maatta, Hornqvist PenaltiesRust (holding) – Overly aggressive (tries to get around Stamkos to get the puck off of him in the offensive zone, but uses his free hand to grab Stamkos and hold onto him)Cullen...
Via The Pensblog
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins' Letang interested in wins, not statistics

Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang isn't interested in statistics - only standings.So while Letang has collected four goals and eight assists over the last eight games he's played, his eyes remain focused on Pittsburgh's sixth-place predicament in the Metropolitan Division. And don't even get Letang started on his minus-14 rating prior to his return to action following an...
Via Fox Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

GIFCAP: Pens vs Canes

[1/12/16] Game 42 Pittsburgh Penguins vs Carolina Hurricanes (3-2 OT Loss) GIF’s by @JustPuckIt [Goal 1] Kris Letang (Maatta, Crosby) [Goal 2] Chris Kunitz (Crosby, Hornqvist) Video Credit: Root Sports/Pens TV
Via The PensNation
January 13, 2016  |  Discuss
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