March 23, 2012 |
What: Soul (1-0) at Pittsburgh (1-0) When: Friday, 8 p.m. Where: At Consol Energy Center (16,280) TV: NFL Network Radio: ESPN (950-AM) Soul update: Won its season opener at New Orleans when Donovan Morgan scored a late touchdown and Bryan Robinson blocked a potential game-winning field goal. Power update: Won its opener at Orlando even after half the team was fired for threatening a strike just before kickoff. Leaguewide, players are disgruntled about the AFL's lack of benefits and a pay scale in which everyone except the starting quarterback earns $400 per game.
June 23, 2010 |
The Flyers will have a favorable early-season schedule - nine of their first 13 games are at home - when they open defense of their Eastern Conference championship in 2010-11. It will be the Flyers' first full season under coach Peter Laviolette, who took over Dec. 4 and directed the team to within two wins of their first Stanley Cup since 1975. The team released its schedule Tuesday for its 44th season, and it includes one matchup against the Chicago Blackhawks, who defeated the Flyers, four games to two, in the Stanley Cup Finals.
February 9, 2011
PENGUINS CENTER Mike Rupp made a friend for life before a recent game at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. While warming up, Rupp crashed into the boards, causing fan John Kraynak to spill his beer. Seeing the carnage, Rupp asked the trainer to get $10 out of his wallet in the locker room. Rupp then wrote an apology on a puck, signed it, taped the $10 bill to it, and tossed it to Kraynak. Are Halladey, Hamils and Leigh next? The Phillies bobbled a listing for a Roy Oswalt bobblehead giveaway.
October 14, 2010
Penguins lose another game at home Clarke MacArthur scored twice and the Toronto Maple Leafs withstood Sidney Crosby's first goal of the season to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins , 4-3, Wednesday. Pittsburgh is 0-3 in the Consol Energy Center. Francois Beauchemin and Colton Orr also had goals for the Maple Leafs, who scored on four of their 14 shots to improve to 3-0 for the first time since the 1999-2000 season. In other games: Ryan Malone scored 4:09 into overtime to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a 4-3 win over the host Montreal Canadiens . Malone flipped a loose puck past Carey Price as Tampa Bay came back twice for the win. Steven Stamkos scored a goal on a power play late in the third period to send the game to overtime.
April 5, 2012
IF THE FLYERS want to win in Pittsburgh on Saturday - and in the first round of their likely Stanley Cup playoff series - they will have to do so without their good luck charm. Peter Laviolette said that the Flyers' reason for success in Pittsburgh is their postgame meal, in which they have ribs delivered to their charter plane from DeeJay's in Weirton, W. Va. The Flyers are 5-0-0 at the Consol Energy Center since it opened on Oct. 7, 2010. Turns out, the owner of DeeJay's, Dewey Guida, couldn't take the heat from the kitchen after getting blasted by Penguins fans.
January 25, 2012 |
ALEX OVECHKIN is skipping the NHL All-Star game in Ottawa, a decision he announced a day after getting a three-game suspension from the league for a hit on an opponent. "I feel I'm not deserving to be there right now," the Washington Capitals' captain said yesterday. "If I'm suspended, I have to be suspended. " Ovechkin was punished by the NHL on Monday for launching himself to hit Pittsburgh defenseman Zbynek Michalek during a loss to the Penguins Sunday. Last night, Mathieu Perreault got his first career hat trick to lead the Capitals to a 5-3 victory over the visiting Boston Bruins.
March 15, 2012 |
PITTSBURGH - One team's misfortune is another team's good fortune. Think Kansas, Missouri or Duke would give up their bracket to change to the East now that Syracuse big man Fab Melo has been declared ineligible for the NCAA Tournament? Ohio State is the No. 2 seed to Syracuse's No. 1. The Buckeyes were always live. Now, they are more live. They start play tonight at Consol Energy Center against Loyola (Md.). President Obama noticed. Or maybe he knows Ohio is much more in play than New York come November so he took Ohio State in his Final Four.
March 26, 2012 |
SIDNEY CROSBY scored in his second straight game and added an assist to help the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the visiting New Jersey Devils on Sunday night, 5-2. Crosby, who snapped out of a career-long 12-game goal drought Saturday, gave the Penguins some breathing room with a wrist shot that beat goalie Martin Brodeur early in the third period. Evgeni Malkin also had a goal and an assist for the Penguins to push his points total to 97, tops in the NHL. Pittsburgh has won 10 straight at Consol Energy Center and moved back within a point of the New York Rangers for the top stop in the Eastern Conference, and moved four points ahead of the Flyers.
January 18, 2012
The headaches and dizziness that made it difficult for him to even get out of bed now gone, Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang returned to practice Tuesday for the first time in nearly two months after a concussion suffered against Montreal in late November. Letang was greeted by a chorus of sticks clacking on the ice when he joined his teammates on the Consol Energy Center surface in Pittsburgh. The 24-year-old Letang hasn't played since taking an elbow to the head on Nov. 26. "It's been a rough time, honestly, sitting at home," Letang said.