February 7, 2012
Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby practiced Monday but said he is no closer to returning from a concussion and neck injury that have sidelined him for most of the season. Coach Dan Bylsma felt with Jordan Staal and Simon Despres ready to resume skating after their injuries, it was better to include Crosby in the main practice rather than have him skate on his own. Crosby moved with plenty of energy and took part in every drill. "It was good to be out there," he said.
April 1, 2013
Despite losing their captain, the Pittsburgh Penguins found a way to finish the month unbeaten. The Pens welcomed star forward Jarome Iginla, but lost Sidney Crosby early in the first period after he was hit in the mouth by a puck. Still, the Penguins managed to overcome the injury to Crosby on Saturday for their 15th straight victory as Matt Cooke and James Neal scored third-period goals during a 2-0 victory against the New York Islanders. Crosby skated off the ice with a towel covering his mouth after a slap shot by teammate Brooks Orpik deflected off a stick and hit the NHL scoring leader in the face 1 minute, 28 seconds into the game.
April 12, 2010 |
Sidney Crosby finished the regular season with a flourish. Next up, his Pittsburgh Penguins try to repeat as Stanley Cup champions. Crosby scored twice to reach 50 goals for the first time and added three assists as visiting Pittsburgh beat the New York Islanders, 6-5, in overtime yesterday. "I put a lot of hard work in," Crosby said. "Last summer and throughout the season it was something I was trying to focus on. You're doing it to help yourself and help your team. It was a nice bonus.
March 2, 2010 |
It looks like the international hockey world got a glimpse of what the Buffalo Sabres have known all along about goalie Ryan Miller: This guy is really good. "We know him in this room, and we'll take him over any other goaltender right now in the game," Sabres backup goalie Patrick Lalime said yesterday. "He just showed the whole world what he can do. " As Miller spent the day traveling from the Vancouver Olympics directly to Pittsburgh to join the Sabres for their game against the Penguins tonight, the MVP of the Olympic tournament was the hot topic of discussion following the Sabres' brief practice in Buffalo.
March 25, 2008 |
Sidney Crosby ruled himself out for last night's game against the host New York Islanders after skating with his teammates in the morning. Crosby took the ice for the pregame skate at Nassau Coliseum and stayed out well after the rest of the Penguins went off to the dressing room. Crosby's sprained right ankle has forced him to miss six straight games and 27 of 30. He said he feels better than he has in some time, but isn't in game condition yet. "I didn't come in here expecting I would play tonight," he said.
February 7, 2012 |
PITTSBURGH Penguins captain Sidney Crosby practiced yesterday but said he is no closer to returning from a concussion and neck injury that have sidelined him for most of the season. Coach Dan Bylsma felt with Jordan Staal and Simon Despres ready to resume skating after their injuries, it was better to include Crosby in the main practice rather than have him skate on his own. Crosby moved with plenty of energy and took part in every drill. "It was good to be out there," he said.
January 8, 2010 |
Jaroslav Halak came up with the performance the Montreal Canadiens needed to avoid their longest home losing streak in 9 years. Halak made 38 saves for his second shutout, and Montreal beat the Florida Panthers, 2-0, last night for its first home win in a month. Halak recorded his sixth NHL shutout and improved to 6-1 in his last seven starts, including a 5-4 win at Florida in his previous outing 1 week earlier. He is 4-0 overall against the Panthers. "We've got four games at home and we knew that this was a big game for us because this team was following us [in the standings]
December 12, 2009 |
Scott Clemmensen made 26 saves to beat his former teammates, Michael Frolik scored twice and the Florida Panthers ended a four-game losing streak with a 4-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils last night in Newark, N.J. Jordan Leopold and Shawn Matthias also scored, and Nathan Horton and Stephen Weiss each had two assists to help Florida improve to just 2-5-4 in its last 11 games. Brian Rolston and Dean McAmmond scored for New Jersey; the Devils had won four in a row and seven of eight and play host to the Flyers tonight.
March 31, 2012
Sore nose and all, Sidney Crosby had a goal and three assists to help the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins snap a mini-slump with a 4-3 victory over Buffalo on Friday night that slowed the Sabres' late-season surge. It was Crosby's third four-point game in a season in which concussion troubles have limited him to 18 games. And it came after he was held without a point in his last two outings and a day after his nose was bloodied by a puck in a 5-3 loss at the New York Islanders.
December 7, 2011
David Backes got the go-ahead score on the second straight power-play goal of the game for the host St. Louis Blues , who ended a 2-for-39 slump with the man advantage in a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night. Alex Steen had a power-play goal in the second period, and Brian Elliott made 27 saves for the Blues, who are 9-2-3 since Ken Hitchcock replaced Davis Payne as coach. Jackets top Canadiens Rick Nash's shootout goal lifted the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 3-2 win over the host Montreal Canadiens . Curtis Sanford was perfect in the tiebreaker, turning aside David Desharnais, Max Pacioretty, and Brian Gionta.