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.
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.
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.
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.
January 29, 2009 |
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.
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.
May 16, 2008 |
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.
January 28, 2015 |
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.
April 19, 2012 |
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.
October 21, 2009 |
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.