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March 29, 2013
Andrei Markov tied it with 8.2 seconds remaining in regulation, and Brendan Gallagher scored the only shootout goal to give the Montreal Canadiens a 6-5 victory over the Bruins in Boston on Wednesday night. The victory snapped a tie for the second-most points in the Eastern Conference, giving the Canadiens 47. They lead the Northeast Division by a point over the Bruins. Iginla on block? Calgary scratched Jarome Iginla from its lineup against Colorado amid trade speculation.
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November 27, 2011
Kris Letang returned from being bloodied by a hit late in regulation to score 2 minutes, 9 seconds into overtime, giving the Pittsburgh Penguins a 4-3 win over the host Montreal Canadiens Saturday night. Letang scored his third goal after James Neal poked the puck free from Carey Price as Pittsburgh improved to 3-0-1 since Sidney Crosby returned to the lineup. Elsewhere: Luke Adam scored twice, Jhonas Enroth made 26 saves, and Zack Kassian scored his first NHL goal in the host Buffalo Sabres ' 5-1 victory over the Washington Capitals . . . . Chris Kelly scored two second-period goals, lifting the Boston Bruins to their 11th win in 12 games with a 4-2 victory over the visiting Winnipeg Jets . . . . Steven Stamkos had two goals and an assist and the host Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Florida Panthers , 5-1. . . . Valtteri Filppula scored twice to lead the Detroit Red Wings to their fifth straight win, 4-1 over the visiting Nashville Predators . . . . Stefan Elliott scored his first NHL goal and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Edmonton Oilers , 5-2. . . . Michael Grabner snapped a tie with a short-handed goal and the visiting New York Islanders beat the New Jersey Devils , 3-2.   Lehtonen injured The Dallas Stars lost goalie Kari Lehtonen to a right knee injury early in their game against the Phoenix Coyotes.
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January 24, 2012
Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin has been suspended for three games for a charging incident in which he launched himself to hit Pittsburgh defenseman Zbynek Michalek during Sunday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Penguins. The incident occurred during the second period. No penalty was assessed on the play. Ovechkin had a goal and two assists in the game for Washington, which trails Florida by one point in the Southeast Division. He will eligible to return on Feb. 4 against Montreal.
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February 3, 2013
Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz each had a goal and two assists, and the host Pittsburgh Penguins picked up their first home victory of the season by beating the New Jersey Devils, 5-1, Saturday. Penguins defenseman Robert Bortuzzo scored his first NHL goal, Brandon Sutter got his first with Pittsburgh, and Kris Letang also found the back of the net for the Penguins, who handed the Devils their first loss in regulation this season. Nash lifts Rangers Rick Nash scored a go-ahead goal early in the third period and the New York Rangers beat the host Tampa Bay Lightning, 3-2. Steven Stamkos scored both goals for the Lightning, who went 4-1 on a five-game homestand.
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January 29, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
The Detroit Red Wings signed Henrik Zetterberg to the longest contract in team history, a 12-year deal that will keep the star forward in Hockeytown until 2021. Additional terms were not disclosed, but Booth Newspapers reported the deal was worth slightly more than $72 million. "Henrik is one of the world's premier players at both ends of the ice," general manager Ken Holland said yesterday. "This is a tremendous commitment on the part of the organization as well as by Henrik.
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April 6, 2012
Marc-Andre Fleury made 35 saves to tie the Pittsburgh franchise record for wins and the Penguins clinched home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs with a 5-2 victory over the visiting New York Rangers on Thursday night. Chris Kunitz, Evgeni Malkin, and Kris Letang each had a goal and an assist for Pittsburgh, which will be the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference for the fourth consecutive season. The Penguins will play the Flyers in the first round. Brandon Dubinsky and Artem Anisimov scored for the Rangers, who were playing for the first time since clinching the top seed in the conference.
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May 16, 2008 | by Ed Barkowitz
Flyers 4, Penguins 2 How it happened: The Flyers made their lives easier last night by scoring first. Joffrey Lupul's deflected shot midway through the first period gave the Flyers their first lead of the series since the first period of Game 1. Later, they would make it adventurous. What it means: There will be a Game 5 on Sunday in Pittsburgh at 3 p.m. In the previous five occurrences, the Flyers had never won a Game 4 when trailing a series 3-0. Hero(es): Danny Briere had his strongest game and scored his first goal of the series.
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January 28, 2015 | By Frank Seravalli, Daily News Staff Writer
ZAC RINALDO was dealt an eight-game suspension by the NHL yesterday for boarding and charging Pittsburgh's Kris Letang on Jan. 20. It is the longest ban for an on-ice infraction handed down this season by league disciplinarian Stephane Quintal. Rinaldo, 24, waived his right to an in-person hearing in New York, choosing instead for it to be conducted via telephone. He was vacationing in the Caribbean with teammates and friends during the All-Star break, delaying the punishment. Rinaldo left his feet to nail Letang from behind in the emotional rivalry game, causing Letang's face to smack off the glass.
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April 19, 2012 | BY BROAD STREET BILLY as told to DAN GERINGER, Daily News Staff Writer
BEFORE a goal-crazy, seesaw first period turned into a Flyers disaster on Wednesday night, Broad Street Bully enjoyed chilling with the fired-up faithful. CLEANING THE GLASS: While the Penguins warmed up, Jon Ostroff of Plymouth Meeting placed his butt against the glass behind the goal and began a slow grind. "I'm giving them a little bit of this," Ostroff said, shaking his generous butt at the Penguins. "And a lot of that," he said, turning, raising his shirt and belly-mooning the Pens.
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October 21, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
Matt Cooke had a goal and an assist, four other Pittsburgh players scored, and the Penguins earned their sixth straight win by beating the visiting St. Louis Blues, 5-1, last night. Kris Letang had two assists, and Tyler Kennedy, Evgeni Malkin, Ruslan Fedotenko and Alex Goligoski had goals. Only five of Pittsburgh's 18 skaters failed to record a point in the win that pushed the Penguins' record to an NHL-best 8-1-0. Paul Kariya scored for the Blues, 1-3-1 in their last five games.
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April 2, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Flyers center Sean Couturier knows he can help teammate Jake Voracek by shutting down Sidney Crosby when he's matched against the Penguins superstar Wednesday night in Pittsburgh. Entering Tuesday, Voracek was third in the NHL scoring race with 76 points, trailing Crosby (79) and the Islanders' John Tavares (77). "I just try to do my job and do whatever I can do to help the team win," said Couturier, a defensive specialist who is frequently matched against Crosby or Evgeni Malkin.
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January 28, 2015 | By Frank Seravalli, Daily News Staff Writer
ZAC RINALDO was dealt an eight-game suspension by the NHL yesterday for boarding and charging Pittsburgh's Kris Letang on Jan. 20. It is the longest ban for an on-ice infraction handed down this season by league disciplinarian Stephane Quintal. Rinaldo, 24, waived his right to an in-person hearing in New York, choosing instead for it to be conducted via telephone. He was vacationing in the Caribbean with teammates and friends during the All-Star break, delaying the punishment. Rinaldo left his feet to nail Letang from behind in the emotional rivalry game, causing Letang's face to smack off the glass.
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March 16, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Goalie Steve Mason has been with the Flyers less than a year, but he has a pretty good feel for the bitterness between his club and the Sidney Crosby-led Penguins. The teams will meet in a home-and-home series this weekend, starting with the matchup at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center. "I got a chance to play them earlier in the season," Mason said of a 4-1 loss that included an empty-net Penguins goal. "You can just see the way the fans interact during the game. There's not a lot of love for the team over there, so you get a grasp for it. "But I don't think you should approach a game any differently just because it's a certain opponent.
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March 15, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Back in 2012, in a moment of postgame euphoria, then-Flyers coach Peter Laviolette called Claude Giroux the "best player in the world" after the center helped eliminate heavily favored Pittsburgh in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Since then, Laviolette has taken lots of criticism for that statement, especially from those who believe the Penguins' Sidney Crosby is head and shoulders the class of the NHL. Fast-forward to this season. Crosby - whose Penguins visit the Flyers in a Saturday matinee - leads the NHL with 88 points, while Giroux entered Thursday tied for 10th with 65 points.
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December 24, 2013 | By Frank Seravalli, Daily News Staff Writer
FOR NOW, Chicago holds the top spot in the NHL's pantheon of elite. Just ask the Flyers - they found out 2 weeks ago. But what the Flyers' chief rival is doing across the commonwealth in Pittsburgh is almost more impressive. Before the calendar flips to 2014, 1 week from Wednesday, the Penguins could have wrapped up their second straight division title. Think about that for a second. The Penguins are on pace for 119 points this season. The Metropolitan Division has already slipped away from the Flyers, Devils and Hurricanes, who are on pace for 82 points.
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July 3, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
THE PITTSBURGH Penguins locked up another elite young player long term, announcing yesterday they had agreed to terms with defenseman Kris Letang. A finalist for the Norris Trophy as the NHL's top defenseman, Letang received an 8-year, $58 million contract extension. He would have entered the final season of an existing contract that carried an annual salary-cap hit of $3.5 million. That will now jump to $7.25 million beginning in 2014-15, before which Letang was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent.
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June 7, 2013 | Associated Press
A future Hall of Famer who established his credentials in the open ice, Jaromir Jagr was mucking it up along the boards for a loose puck. The 41-year-old former Pittsburgh great and onetime Flyer outdueled Evgeni Malkin for the puck and pushed it ahead to Brad Marchand, who took it over the blue line and flipped it to Patrice Bergeron for the winning goal. "Everyone is doing everything in order to get the success and to get the wins, and it doesn't matter what it is and who it is," Bergeron said early Thursday after his goal at 15 minutes, 19 seconds of the second overtime period gave the Bruins a 2-1 victory over the Penguins in Boston and a three-games-to-none lead in the Eastern Conference finals.
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May 10, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
TOMAS VOKOUN stopped 31 shots in his first playoff start in 6 years and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the visiting New York Islanders, 4-0, last night in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series. Sidney Crosby, Tyler Kennedy and Douglas Murray scored during a 7-minute stretch in the second period, and Kris Letang added a power-play goal in the third as Pittsburgh moved a step closer to advancing to the second round. The Penguins lead the best-of-seven Eastern Conference series, 3-2. Game 6 is tomorrow in New York.
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May 2, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
CLAUDE JULIEN could feel his Boston Bruins improving even though the results didn't show it. They did once the playoffs began. Nathan Horton scored the go-ahead goal late in the first period, and the postseason-tested Bruins used a revived offense to beat the inexperienced Toronto Maple Leafs, 4-1, in their series opener last night. "There were some signs probably the last four games or so [that] we seemed to be turning the corner," Coach Julien said. "We were playing better.
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March 29, 2013
Andrei Markov tied it with 8.2 seconds remaining in regulation, and Brendan Gallagher scored the only shootout goal to give the Montreal Canadiens a 6-5 victory over the Bruins in Boston on Wednesday night. The victory snapped a tie for the second-most points in the Eastern Conference, giving the Canadiens 47. They lead the Northeast Division by a point over the Bruins. Iginla on block? Calgary scratched Jarome Iginla from its lineup against Colorado amid trade speculation.
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