Banged-up Wings head to Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH -- As the Detroit Red Wings begin a three-game road trip Saturday against Pittsburgh at PPG Paints Arena, it almost seems as if for every player in the traveling party, there's one who remains behind because of injury. The latest to get hurt is power forward Justin Abdelkader, who left Thursday's 2-1 overtime loss to Florida. Friday, the Detroit Free Press reported that...
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12 hours ago

Sidney Crosby bats puck out of mid-air to score from behind the net

As soon as Sidney Crosby enters the attacking zone, there aren't a whole lot of spots where he's not capable of scoring from.We were reminded of that on Thursday night when the Penguins captain scored a pretty wild goal from behind the Dallas Stars goal line. When Crosby's first attempt on net hit goaltender Antti Niemi's pad and  bounced up in the air, Crosby then swatted it out...
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23 hours ago

Letang: Penguins’ Shootout Hero

On Saturday night, after Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin were both coolly denied by New Jersey Devils goaltender Keith Kinkaid, Kris Letang came through with a beautiful goal that brought the Pittsburgh Penguins a win, one that for about 19 minutes and 30 seconds of the third period looked like it wasn’t coming. He’s been a reliable choice for shootouts lately — so far in...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Crosby leads Penguins past Stars 6-2

PITTSBURGH (AP) Sidney Crosby broke the game's final tie and assisted on another score in the third period as the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Dallas Stars 6-2 on Thursday night. Crosby scored his league-leading 16th goal in the second period and assisted on Conor Sheary's sixth as Pittsburgh scored three goals in the final 4 minutes. Eric Fehr's third of the season was the...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Penguins GM rips morning skates, says fighting not needed

Jim Rutherford isn’t exactly hiding his feelings on subjects regarding today’s game. Speaking at a Penguins event, Rutherford admitted there’s no point to the morning skate. He said coach Mike Sullivan, owner Mario Lemieux and himself all aren’t fans of the tedious morning routine. GMJR on the point of morning skate: "There isn't one. MTL started morning skate in the...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins’ Stadium Series Look Isn’t Great

When the 2017 Stadium Series kicks off at Heinz Field on Saturday, Feb. 25, the Pittsburgh Penguins will be donning unfamiliar attire which leaves a lot to be desired. Black and Yellow, Black and Yellow A Pittsburgh gold jersey for our golden anniversary. Stadium Series jerseys and information: — Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Kunitz & Hornqvist Personify Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh sports fans love their blue-collar players. Many athletes have captured the hearts of the city by combining skill with a lunch-pail work ethic. In fact, nose-to-the-grindstone sports is kinda Pittsburgh’s thing. It’s hard to imagine that anyone currently wearing black and gold exemplify these qualities better than Chris Kunitz and Patric Hornqvist. Needless to say...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Pittsburgh Penguins: Jake Guentzel’s impressive start

Drafted 77th overall in the third round of the 2013 NHL draft, Jake Guentzel has made an impressive entrance into professional play, scoring four points in his first four games. Guentzel is also now the owner of being the fastest player in Penguins history to score his first career goal, 62 seconds into the first period of his first game. Guentzel played three years of college hockey...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Crosby ties it late, Penguins top Devils in shootout 4-3

PITTSBURGH (AP) Sidney Crosby tied it with 14 seconds left in regulation and Kris Letang scored the only goal of a shootout, lifting the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night. Crosby pounced on a loose puck and fired it by Keith Kinkaid for his NHL-leading 15th goal as Pittsburgh bounced back from an ugly loss in Minnesota on Friday...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jake Guentzel Joins Elite Company With First NHL Goal

There have been a number of players who have scored an NHL goal. Only a handful of those players have scored their first in their first NHL game. Even less have scored their first goal in their first game on their first shot. But only a select few have scored their first goal in their first game on their first shot in their first shift. Jake Guentzel can now be added to that select...
Via The Sports Post
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Twitter user calls Beau Bennett “injury prone”, Beau Bennett agrees

There’s a phrase that people use when you come up with a clever zinger or meme or Photoshop. When this happens people say “you win the internet”. Well one Twitter user won the internet on Friday. @mikeFAIL came up with a pretty clever Photoshop on Thursday night to poke a little fun at Devils winger Beau Bennett. Bennett has played in 15 games for the Devils this season, but...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Evgeni Malkin hits own goalie in the face with his stick

Penguins goalie Matt Murray might want to bail a little quicker when his teammates are fighting past the whistle. Last night’s disastrous loss to the Capitals had its cherry on top of the awful sundae with 23 seconds left in the first period when Evgeni Malkin got into a post-whistle scrap with T.J. Oshie after Oshie gently crashed the net. After Murray’s helmet came off, Malkin...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Justin Williams obliterates Evgeni Malkin with dangerous hit

Justin Williams channeled his inner WWE wrestler during Thursday’s Capitals-Penguins tilt, grabbing Evgeni Malkin with a nasty horse collar and slamming the star hard towards the ice. Welcome back, gruesome, gruesome hockey — Mike Tunison (@xmasape) October 14, 2016 Williams was given a two-minute roughing penalty for grappling Malkin to the...
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October 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Justin Williams destroys Evgeni Malkin with vicious takedown

Justin Williams took out some anger on the Pittsburgh Penguins Thursday night, specifically against Evgeni Malkin. The Washington Capitals winger got a 2-minute penalty for roughing when he pulled off a wrestling takedown on Malkin late in the second period of the game between the teams: Welcome back, gruesome, gruesome hockey — Mike Tunison (@xmasape...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 13, 2016  |  Discuss

YB Box Score: 9/22/16 - Aaron, Felix and A Tribe Called Quest

Welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while we wait for the next Dodgers-Giants series. (At least it will be more spirited than Team USA vs. Team Canada vs. Team North America... wait what now?) Around the league:  Something doesn't seem right with Aaron Rodgers this season. What's going on with the two-time MVP? [The Ringer] Okay, so you've lost Adrian Peterson from...
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September 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Phil Kessel eviscerates USA Hockey with killer tweet

As Team USA fell to Team Canada 4-2 in the World Cup of Hockey, thus eliminating them from moving onto the next roung, many US hockey fans were left scratching their heads wondering what could have been. The team and tournament was basically set up for them to advance to at least the semifinals. They are left with a lot of questions, and not many answers. The one person that may...
Via The Comeback
September 21, 2016  |  Discuss

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