May 2, 2001 |
Nearly 30 years ago, people walked around with hard hats, gorilla masks, and Franco's Italian Army T-shirts, while waving Terrible Towels, in support of the Steelers. These days, the Steel City's craze is antlers. Big, floppy, foam yellow antlers. Yo, Philly! The Moose is loose in Pittsburgh. And goalie Johan Hedberg, a onetime Flyers prospect, is loving every bit of it. "It's better to have them on your side rather than the other way around," Hedberg, the surprising first-year goalie who is having a major impact on the Pittsburgh Penguins in the postseason, said of the fans.
July 3, 2012
Martin Brodeur signed a new two-year contract to remain with the New Jersey Devils on Monday morning. A few hours later, his backup, Johan Hedberg, did the same thing. After testing free agency for the first time in his career, Brodeur, 40, netted a pact worth $9 million. More than likely, the goaltender will finish his career with the Devils. Hedberg, 39, will receive $1.4 million in each of his two seasons, and both deals feature no-trade clauses. Brodeur heard from Toronto and Chicago on Sunday once free agency opened.
February 4, 2013
Chris Kunitz scored a hat trick in the Pittsburgh Penguins' Super Bowl Sunday visit to the nation's capital, leading a 5-3 win over the Washington Capitals that reflected both teams' fortunes so far in the lockout-shortened season. Kris Letang, Paul Martin, and Matt Cooke also scored; Sidney Crosby had three assists; and Tomas Vokoun made 21 saves against his former team for the Penguins, who have won three straight and four of five to lead the Atlantic Division. Devils bounce back Johan Hedberg made 22 saves for his 22d career shutout and the New Jersey Devils beat the host New York Islanders, 2-0. Steve Bernier scored for New Jersey in the third period and David Clarkson added an empty-netter to help the Devils snap a four-game winless streak (0-1-3)
November 13, 2011
David Clarkson scored in the fourth round of the shootout, after Johan Hedberg made a pad save on Nicklas Backstrom, as the New Jersey Devils rallied for a 3-2 victory over the host Washington Capitals on Saturday night. Clarkson skated in on Michael Neuvirth, faked to the righ,t and then lifted a backhander over the sliding goalie. Elsewhere: Eric Staal scored for the first time in a month and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Pittsburgh Penguins , 5-3, in Raleigh, N.C. . . . Tyler Seguin scored twice and had an assist as the Boston Bruins increased their win streak to five with a 6-2 victory over the visiting Buffalo Sabres . . . . Rookie Ryan Johansen had his first two-goal effort and Steve Mason made 35 saves to help the host Columbus Blue Jackets end a three-game losing skid with a 2-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets . Max Pacioretty scored with 2 minutes, 19 seconds left in overtime to lift the visiting Montreal Canadiens to a 2-1 victory over the Nashville Predators . . . . Craig Anderson made 31 saves, Nick Foligno scored two goals, and the host Ottawa Senators snapped their five-game winless streak with a 5-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs . . . . Johan Franzen, Darren Helm, and Brad Stuart scored as the Detroit Red Wings went on to a 5-2 win over the visiting Dallas Stars . Quotable Anaheim's Corey Perry, after...
January 7, 2008 |
Henrik Zetterberg, Dan Cleary and Mikael Samuelsson scored in the first period, and the visiting Detroit Red Wings beat the Chicago Blackhawks, 3-1, their third straight win and seventh in eight games. Jiri Hudler had two assists and the NHL-leading Red Wings beat the Blackhawks for the first time this season after losing their first four contests (0-3-1). Rene Bourque scored for the injury-depleted Blackhawks, whose losing streak reached a season-high five games (0-4-1). Detroit's Chris Osgood, who entered the game with a league-leading 1.71 goals-against average, made 19 saves.
May 1, 2001 |
So the Buffalo Sabres do have some offense - and the Pittsburgh Penguins don't have nearly as much as they thought without the injured Jaromir Jagr. Jason Woolley's tip-in midway through the third period broke a tie, and the visiting Sabres rediscovered their offense, beating the Penguins last night, 4-1. The Sabres trail the Eastern Conference semifinal series, two games to one. Game 4 is tomorrow night in Pittsburgh. The Penguins scored first, when Kevin Stevens got his third goal of the playoffs off a deflection in the first period.
December 12, 2001 |
Even with Jaromir Jagr, the Washington Capitals still can't beat the Pittsburgh Penguins. The way Johan Hedberg played last night, Washington was lucky to get a tie. Hedberg scrambled all over the crease to make 32 saves, including two superb reflex stops in the final 5 minutes of regulation, as the visiting Penguins and Capitals played to a 2-2 tie. Jagr had an assist in his first game against his old team, but he wasn't much of a factor...
October 14, 2011 |
SIDNEY CROSBY'S comeback from concussion-like symptoms took a major step forward yesterday when he was cleared for contact by team doctors for the first time since being injured last January. Crosby wore a black helmet like the rest of his teammates during a morning skate prior to last night's game with Washington. The 24-year-old had been wearing a white helmet during workouts to indicate he wasn't to be touched. While there were no major collisions, the simple change in headgear is another positive sign that the sport's biggest star is close to returning.
October 14, 2011
Ilya Kovalchuk and Zach Parise scored shootout goals, and the New Jersey Devils won their second consecutive game, beating the Los Angeles Kings, 2-1, on Thursday night in Newark, N.J. Johan Hedberg, who replaced injured Martin Brodeur at the start of the second period, made easy stops on former Flyer Simon Gagne and Anze Kopitar on the Kings' shootout chances. Brodeur said he tweaked his right shoulder when he landed awkwardly while diving to make a blocker save.
November 26, 2011
Ruslan Fedotenko scored twice, and Ryan Callahan had three assists as the visiting New York Rangers set a season high for goals in a win over the erratic Washington Capitals. After a scoreless first period, the Rangers scored three times in 4 minutes, 18 seconds in the second. Artem Anisimov and Brad Richards had a goal and an assist each, and Dan Girardi had two assists for New York, which had lost two straight after a seven-game winning streak. Alex Ovechkin broke a six-game streak without a goal with his eighth of the season - his first at home.