January 9, 2005 |
Patrick Sharp scored two shoot-out goals and Neil Little stopped Michel Ouellet on the final Wilkes-Barre attempt as the Phantoms defeated the Penguins, 4-3, in the AHL last night. The Phantoms led, 3-2, at the beginning of the third period, but Kris Beech scored a breakaway goal just 21 seconds in to tie the score. That stood through the rest of regulation and overtime. Ben Stafford and Joni Pitkanen also scored in the shoot-out for the first-place Phantoms, who increased their lead over the rival Penguins to seven points in the East Division.
March 5, 2008 |
Sidney Crosby looked as though he never had been away. Just as importantly for the Pittsburgh Penguins, so did goalie Marc-Andre Fleury. Crosby, out since Jan. 18 with an ankle injury, missed scoring chance after scoring chance before finally setting up Maxime Talbot for the game's first goal with only 2 minutes, 47 seconds remaining, leading the visiting Penguins to a 2-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning last night. Fleury, in only his second start following his own extended injury layoff with a bad ankle, turned aside 35 shots in his first shutout since Nov. 24 and third of the season.
October 13, 2012
The NHL lockout could not prevent the Flyers from opening the 2012-13 season with a riveting, 4-3 win over the visiting Boston Bruins on Thursday night. OK, it was a Strat-O-Matic simulated game, but it's all we've got. The NHL season, which was supposed to start Thursday, has gone dark as the owners and players are locked in an ugly labor dispute. In the simulated game, Brayden Schenn scored with 1 minute, 14 seconds left to key the comeback victory. Bruno Gervais (!), Danny Briere, and Wayne Simmonds also scored for the Flyers In real life, eight Flyers are playing in Europe, nine who spent time with the team last season are with the AHL Adirondack Phantoms, and a handful of others are training on their own - and maybe even playing some Strat-O-Matic hockey.
April 21, 2010 |
With a wildly offensive second period straight out of the 1980s, Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins moved within one victory of advancing to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Crosby had four points, including two of Pittsburgh's five goals in the second period, leading the visiting Penguins to a 7-4 win over the Ottawa Senators last night, and a 3-1 series lead. Crosby scored two of Pittsburgh's three goals in a 2 minute, 25 second span early in the second.
May 7, 2010 |
Feeling fortunate to be trailing Pittsburgh by only one goal through two periods of Game 4, the Montreal Canadiens wasted no time taking full advantage of their final 20 minutes. Maxim Lapierre and Brian Gionta scored 1:33 apart early in the third period to lift Montreal to a 3-2 win over the visiting Penguins last night in Game 4, tying the Eastern Conference series at 2. Jaroslav Halak stopped 33 shots, and Tom Pyatt also scored for the Canadiens, who trailed 2-1 through 40 minutes while being outshot 25-9.
May 18, 2008 |
Flyers defenseman Braydon Coburn said yesterday that he still had depth-perception problems, among other issues, after being hit in the face by a puck in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals. Nonetheless, he said he expected to play today in Pittsburgh against the Penguins, who lead the series by three games to one. "I'm dealing with some things with the eye and stuff like that and every day it's been getting better, and tomorrow I will evaluate it again," Coburn said. "Yeah, there's a good chance" I'll play.
February 28, 2009 |
NHL scoring leader Evgeni Malkin scored on a power play 1 minute, 36 seconds into overtime, giving the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins a 5-4 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks last night. Malkin ripped a one-timer from the right circle past rookie goalie Antti Niemi after taking a pass from Sergei Gonchar. Malkin's goal came with 2 seconds left on a penalty to Chicago's Kris Versteeg. The Blackhawks rebounded from 2-0 and 4-2 deficits to force overtime. Chicago's Dave Bolland chipped in Andrew Ladd's pass with 4:45 left in the third to tie tjhe game at 4-4. Jonathan Toews scored Chicago's first three goals, all on power plays, for his first NHL hat trick.
December 16, 2006 |
Sidney Crosby assisted on all three of Ryan Malone's goals and scored his 16th goal, leading host Pittsburgh to a 7-4 win over the New York Islanders last night. Crosby, the NHL's scoring leader, has 10 points in his last two games. He had a goal and five assists in an 8-4 victory over the Flyers on Wednesday night. Malone was scoreless through his first 11 games this season until he had a goal and three assists against the Flyers. Mark Recchi, Jordan Staal and Maxime Talbot also scored as Pittsburgh won its fourth straight.
November 2, 2005 |
Sergei Gonchar scored 1 minute, 1 second into overtime to lift visiting Pittsburgh over the New Jersey Devils, 4-3, last night for the Penguins' second victory of the season. Gonchar took the puck in his own end, split the Devils' defense and shoveled a backhander past goalie Scott Clemmensen. The overtime period was the sixth for the Penguins (2-5-5) this season in 12 games. They had lost all five previous times, four during the overtime period and one on a sudden-death shootout.
February 23, 2009 |
After a little push-and-shove, Sidney Crosby was still running his mouth, even as his helmet came off and a linesman tried to push him back toward his bench. Alex Ovechkin responded with a dismissive wave of the left hand, practically taunting the Pittsburgh Penguins star. It's official: The two biggest names in the NHL don't care for each other. Ovechkin is tired of Crosby's constant jawing, and Crosby has no love for Ovechkin's theatrics. The emotions were on display yesterday in Wahington as Ovechkin scored his league-leading 43rd goal and the Capitals thumped the Penguins, 5-2. "What can I say about him?"