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Sidney Crosby Trolls Flyers Fans With ‘Rocky’ Halloween Costume (Photo)

All Hallows’ Eve  is still more than a week away, but the Pittsburgh Penguins have kicked off the festivities early. Evgeni Malkin uploaded photos from the annual Penguins’ Halloween party Sunday night. In case Philadelphia Flyers fans didn’t have enough reasons to hate him, Sidney Crosby decided to go as the city’s beloved character, Rocky Balboa. Perhaps Crosby was trying...
Via NESN.com
14 minutes ago  |  Discuss

HotTake Tuesday: Duper’s Value Is Super

Welcome to HotTake Tuesday, yinz! Today we’ll be covering some topics in the beginning of the post and get to your questions in the latter half.  So grab a nice hot cup of coffee, sit back, dig in, and enjoy this week’s serving of HotTakes.   Pascal Dupuis: How much does he mean to the makeup of this team? Richter: In some ways, Dupuis might be the most important guy on...
Via The PensNation
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

WBS Penguins Spoil The Weekend For St. John’s

The Wilkes- Barre Scranton Penguins, AHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, rained on the St. John’s IceCaps, AHL affiliate of the Winnipeg Jets, parade as they defeated them in a 2-1 OT triumph during the home opener on at Mile One Centre on Friday. Reid McNeill scored the overtime winner for the Penguins, and snapped them out of a two game losing streak. The WBS Penguins...
Via Beyond The Benches
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 4 – Hornqvist Continues Dominance in 3-1 Win Over Islanders

By: Meesh Shanmugam (Sorry for the delay this game!) Pens 3  Islanders 1 Record: 3-1 Goals Malkin (2) (PP) from Crosby, Hornqvist Hornqvist (3) (PP) from Malkin, Letang Hornqvist (4) (EN), from Kunitz, Crosby Click here to read the goal assessments Penalties Downie (high-sticking): Careless (tries to protect himself on a hit from Hamonic, but gets his stick into Hamonic’s face...
Via The PensNation
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Assists and the One-Timers

As the NHL season rolls on, I am hoping to make this a semi-regular feature here. What is this exactly? Good question, theoretical reader in my head. This is the Assists and the One-Timers. The Assists will (hopefully) be me answering questions from you good folks that got suckered into reading these posts. They will hopefully be Pens-related (or even NHL-related), and will be thought...
Via This Is Getting Old
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Hockey Starts, Sits: Penguins’ Patric Hornqvist Among Must-Starts

Editor’s Note: This fantasy hockey feature will run each Monday on NESN.com. It will showcase which players fantasy owners should sit and start on their team. We also will post a weekly fantasy recap each Sunday highlighting the stars, duds and best waiver wire pickups. Fantasy hockey is in full swing and it’s important to start the season strong to avoid playing catch up in...
Via NESN.com
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Coming Full Circle on the Salary Cap by @BrianK_PI

When the lockout ended and the salary cap was implemented prior to the 2005-06 season, the Pittsburgh Penguins were in a very different place than they are right now. They were awful on the ice, having gone 22-46-14; "good" for 58 points and a second to last place finish in the NHL. Their team payroll of $23.1 million was well below the $39 million salary cap and not much...
Via PensInitiative
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sidney Crosby dressed as Rocky Balboa for Halloween

Sidney Crosby, arguably the best hockey player in the world, plays for the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Penguins and their fans don’t like the Philadelphia Flyers, and the feeling is quite mutual. Flyers fans have a particularly strong hatred for Crosby. With that in mind, do you think Sid the Kid dressing as Rocky Balboa for...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Did Sidney Crosby troll Flyers fans with Halloween costume?

Halloween is always a good time to catch your favorite athletes dressed as semi-boring costumes, unless they drift into the racist end of the pool (looking at you, Raffi Torres). Or if you’re Sidney Crosby, you use your costume to possibly troll your arch enemy. Check out the picture below, from the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Halloween party this weekend: Loading Halloween in advance...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Crosby picks up 500th assist of his career

The Pittsburgh Penguins scored three unanswered goals to erase an early 1-0 Islanders lead and pick up a 3-1 victory Saturday night. Evgeni Malkin tallied on the power play while Patric Hornqvist scored twice in the win. With his assist on Hornqvist’s second of the night, Penguins captain Sidney Crosby reached the 500 assist mark for his career.
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hit of the Night: Steve Downie

The Pittsburgh Penguins took on the undefeated New York Islanders on Saturday night. It was a close game heading into the third period when one of the newest Penguin Steve Downie laid a hit on Frans Nielsen that is our Hit of the Night! The post Hit of the Night: Steve Downie appeared first on Beyond The Benches.
Via Beyond The Benches
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Malkin a force in Penguins victory over Islanders

Sure, Evgeni Malkin’s teammates noticed the goal he scored. It was pretty tough to overlook. They saw how he set up Patric Hornqvist’s game-winning goal in the Penguins’ 3-1 victory against the New York Islanders Saturday night at Consol Energy Center just 55 seconds later, too. But for all his offensive magic on this night – and there was plenty of it – it was a defensive...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Life Of The Pittsburgh Penguins Equipment Manager

from Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pouring coffee with Penguins head equipment manager Dana Heinze can be a revealing experience. First, grab a Styrofoam cup, black or gold with the Penguins logo on the side. Heinze packs these for road trips and insists the Penguins are the only NHL team that travels with logo-covered cups. But don't dare put cream...
Via Kukla's Korner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Snapshot: Pens stand up to Isles, win 3-1.

That awkward moment when people realize the Penguins are doing just fine without James Neal. It is early, but Patric Hornqvist is doing just fine in replacing James Neal. Against the Isles, he fired 12 shots , added the game winning goal, and game sealing empty net goal. He didn’t ruin any powerplays by taking a dumb penalty. He didn’t come unglued when someone hit him. Patric...
Via The Pensblog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins Injury Update: Pascal Dupuis is in the lineup

Pittsburgh Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis returned to the lineup Saturday night, after being stretchered off the ice just two days ago, as confirmed by the team on their official Twitter account. Dupuis was cross-checked in front of the net by Dallas Stars defenseman Alex Goligoski and hit in the neck or upper-back area by teammate Kris Letang's shot from the point while he...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins/Stars Post-Mortem: Evaluating the Lines by @DXTraeger

The Pittsburgh Penguins, well rested after a 5-2 demolition of the Toronto Maple Leafs last Saturday night, started strong but faded fast against Dallas and allowed the talented Stars to score two late goals and win by a final score of 3-2.Thursday night's game against the Stars was a reversal of trends in several regards: the Crosby/Hornqvist/Kunitz line, which had been the...
Via PensInitiative
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gameday 4: New York Islanders at Pittsburgh Penguins

New York Islanders (4-0-0) at Pittsburgh Penguins (2-1-0) 7:00 PM - ROOT Sports Consol Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA The Pens lost a tough one Thursday night against Dallas.  They’ll look to bounce back tonight against an Islanders team that is undefeated thanks in part to playing Carolina twice.  Games like Thursday night just happen.  You can pick it apart and look...
Via The Pensblog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

A Good Loss, A Good Injury by @LCJS

Dupuis' injury might teach the Pens a lesson.By Lee C.J. Sobotka | Staff WriterOn Thursday, the Pittsburgh Penguins lost to the Dallas Stars in heartbreaking fashion.  However, there is a way to view this as a positive.Against the Anaheim Ducks, the Pens scored 3 goals in the 1st period and cruised to a 6-4 win.  Against the Toronto Maple Leafs, another 3 goal first period...
Via PensInitiative
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Key Observations Heading Into Game 4 Between the Penguins and Islanders

By: Casey Johnston (@DarthHockey) Mike Johnston Suffers First Loss The Penguins head into game 4 having suffered their first loss of the season.  While no team goes 82-0 and no team gets through a season without blowing a lead late in a game, this is not only the first loss for new coach Mike Johnston, it’s also the first “bad” loss for his team.  How the team reacts will...
Via The PensNation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Feature Friday: Chris Kunitz

Throughout the 2014-2015 NHL season, I’ll be posting player features each Friday. This week, we’re going to take a look at Chris Kunitz. By: Melissa Esing (Off_thePost)   Photo Credit: Paul Bereswill/Getty Images   The Pittsburgh Penguins’ 35-year-old left wing, Chris Kunitz, had a career year during the 2013-14 season. He posted his first 30-plus-goal season, with 35 goals...
Via The PensNation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins Injury Update: Pascal Dupuis Returns to Practice the Day After Leaving Ice on a Stretcher

Pittsburgh Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis returned to practice today, less than 24 hours after leaving the ice on a stretcher. The USA Today is reporting that Dupuis participated in conditioning activities with trainers during the Friday morning skate.#457114862 / gettyimages.comPhoto proof that Pascal Dupuis is here and is skating on @CONSOLEnergyCtr ice. pic.twitter.com/NDfeVVvqsT—...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dupuis Skates Before AM Practice

Pascal Dupuis skated this morning and apparently is OK after taking a 75 MPH slap-shot to the back of his neck last night against Dallas. From the Pens Twitter account… Photo proof that Pascal Dupuis is here and is skating on @CONSOLEnergyCtr ice. pic.twitter.com/NDfeVVvqsT — Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) October 17, 2014 If you also take into account that it only took around...
Via The Pensblog
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Man Down: Dupuis' Injury, Late Penalty Down Pens by @ToonsBrian

The lead-in to Game 3 of the Pittsburgh Penguins' season was filled with an optimism that, prior to the start of the season, was more a cautious optimism at best.The Pens gave every reason to continue the growth of positive feelings surrounding the team in the early going. This night, however, would see Head Coach Mike Johnston's debut winning streak stopped cold.If only...
Via PensInitiative
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pens/Leafs Port Mortem: Evaluating the Lines by @DXTraeger

(note: a Post-Mortem of the Penguins' 3-2 loss to the Dallas Stars will be posted later today)A funny thing happened on the way to the forum (actually the Air Canada Centre) Saturday night: the Pittsburgh Penguins were so dominant during 5-on-5 hockey en route to their 5-2 victory that my new line tracking metric doesn't entirely do the players justice.Toronto's lackluster...
Via PensInitiative
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Pascal Dupuis taken off on stretcher

Pascal Dupuis was taken off of the ice last night in a stretcher after taking a puck to what appears to be the base of his neck. In front of the net, Dupuis is crosschecked to the ice by Alex Goligoski. While on all fours, he is hit in the back of the neck with a shot from Kris Letang. Watching a player being removed from the ice on a stretcher is always a tough thing to watch....
Via PenguinPoop
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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