PENGUINS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Red Wings, Penguins bring best out in each other

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings had a decent rivalry going for a stretch of years, dating to the Red Wings' time in the Western Conference when the teams met in the 2008 and '09 Stanley Cup final - with each team winning once. That has died back a lot now. There is a great disparity in the franchises' place in the NHL as they prepare to meet in a national...
Via FOX Sports
22 hours ago

Is Pouliot Done in Pittsburgh?

The Pittsburgh Penguins were mostly healthy early in 2016-17, but over the last few weeks, the players have begun dropping like flies. On Thursday against the Winnipeg Jets, the Penguins lost not one, but two defensemen — Olli Maatta and Justin Schultz. Maatta broke his hand and has already undergone surgery. He will be out 4-6 weeks. As for Schultz, he is in the concussion protocol...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Evgeni Malkin, AKA Stealth Bomber

Evgeni Malkin has four points over his last two games, giving him 58 points on the season. He’s now eight points behind Connor McDavid for the league lead and only six points behind his superstar counterpart, Sidney Crosby. Why isn’t anyone talking about him these days? How has he seemingly gone unnoticed in 2016-17? Malkin has been overshadowed by the abundance of storylines...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Penguins Olli Maatta out 6 weeks with hand injury

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta is out six weeks after undergoing surgery on his left hand. The team announced Maatta had surgery on Friday. He injured the hand in the second period of Thursday night's 4-3 overtime victory against the Winnipeg Jets. Maatta didn't play in the third period. Maatta has one goal and six assists in 54 games this season for...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sidney Crosby joins the 1,000-point club with assist against Jets

Sidney Crosby moved into quadruple digits for career scoring on Thursday night, joining the 1,000-point club on a first period assist of a Chris Kunitz goal against the Jets.After outmuscling a defender to win a loose puck, Crosby fed Kunitz for a one-timer that found the back of the net. Following the tally, Crosby was saluted with a roaring ovation from the hometown crowd, which...
Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

Sidney Crosby reaching 1,000 career points is one of the greatest accomplishments in NHL history

In this scoring-deprived era in the NHL, reaching 1,000 points is an impressive milestone. It signifies a player has been at least very productive for a long time. Many times, like with Henrik Sedin last month, it happens when a player is reaching the end of his career. Sometimes, like with Alex Ovechkin last month or Joe Thornton a few years back, a player has a good amount left...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sidney Crosby joins NHL's 1,000-point club

PITTSBURGH (AP) Sidney Crosby is the newest member of the NHL's 1,000-point club. The Pittsburgh Penguins star became the 86th player in league history to reach 1,000 career points when he assisted on Chris Kunitz's goal 6:28 into the first period on Thursday night against Winnipeg. Crosby's helper gave him 632 assists to go with 368 goals. Crosby reached the milestone in 757...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Former NHL player Mike Comrie under investigation for rape

Mike Comrie is reportedly being investigated by police over a rape allegation, according to TMZ.com.According to reports, Comrie met with the unnamed accuser at a Los Angeles bar on Saturday, where they went back to his apartment. She claims that while there Comrie raped her multiple times. TMZ reports sources close to Comrie allege the two have known each other for a prolonged period...
Via Puck Drunk Love
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes goalie Mike Smith rips the ice conditions at his own rink

NHL players are conditioned not to complain about sub-par ice conditions that often. That’s not surprising, because even in the best areans the ice is often sub-par. That’s due to buildings just not being built for hockey.But Coyotes goalie Mike Smith had good reason to complain about the ice conditions for the game against Pittsburgh last night, even though the issues were at...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins debut awesome gold and yellow Stadium Series jerseys

The Pittsburgh Penguins are going gold.The Penguins unveiled the new look for their upcoming "Stadium Series." The jerseys are pure gold and black. Penguins players will wear gold helmets, jerseys, and pants, with black details throughout. The jerseys feature two patches, one titled “City of Champions” and the other a Stadium Series patch.The look is called “Pittsburgh Gold”...
Via Puck Drunk Love
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward sucker punches player laying on the ice

It was a long night for Cam Ward. The Carolina Hurricanes goalie's frustration boiled over with his team trailing 6-1 in the third period, and he punched defenseless Pittsburgh Penguins player Patric Hornqvist right on the face while Hornqvist was laying on the ice.Here's video of the incident: Ward was given a two-minute minor for roughing. That seems a bit lenient, and it will...
Via The Comeback
29 days ago  |  Discuss
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