October 12, 2011
Matt Cooke scored his team-leading third goal of the season and the host Pittsburgh Penguins raced past the Florida Panthers, 4-2, on Tuesday. Pascal Dupuis, James Neal and Richard Park also had goals for the Penguins, who are off to their best start in 17 seasons despite playing without captain Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. Crosby remains sidelined while he recovers from concussion-like symptoms, but Pittsburgh hasn't needed him during the season's first week, improving to 3-0-1.
February 16, 2008 |
Fredrik Modin scored twice and the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Detroit Red Wings, 5-1, last night, handing the league-leaders their fifth straight loss. Rick Nash had a goal and two assists, Nikolai Zherdev added a goal and an assist, and Ron Hainsey scored Columbus' fifth goal. The Blue Jackets took a 3-0 first-period lead when Nash scored his 30th goal, followed by Modin and Zherdev. When Modin's second goal made it 4-0 in the second period, Red Wings goalie Chris Osgood was pulled after stopping nine of 13 shots.
March 18, 2012
Matt Cooke scored two goals, Evgeni Malkin added his 40th of the season and Sidney Crosby had three assists to lead the Penguins to their 11th straight win, 5-2 over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday in Newark, N.J. Crosby has five assists since returning, and had a couple of good chances against the Devils to score the first goal of the comeback with six shots on goal. Chris Kunitz, James Neal and Pascal Dupuis also scored for Pittsburgh. Marc-Andre Fleury made 12 saves for his 10th straight victory and 39th of the season.
March 23, 2012
Evgeni Malkin scored twice, James Neal had four assists, and the Pittsburgh Penguins clinched a playoff spot with a 5-1 victory over the visiting Nashville Predators on Thursday night. Chris Kunitz, Matt Cooke, and Pascal Dupuis also scored to help Pittsburgh pull within a point of the New York Rangers for the top spot in the Eastern Conference with nine games remaining. Marc-Andre Fluery made 29 saves for his NHL-leading 40th victory. Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby was held without a goal for the 12th straight game and failed to score a point, but it hardly stopped the Penguins from winning their ninth straight home game to keep the heat on the Rangers.
March 29, 2013
Already riding a big winning streak, the Penguins' quest for the franchise's fourth Stanley Cup received a rocket-fueled boost late Wednesday night when general manager Ray Shero acquired six-time all-star forward Jarome Iginla from Calgary. All it took was the rights to a couple of prospects and a 2013 first-round draft pick, a pittance for a future Hall of Famer still searching for his first championship after 16 seasons in western Canada. Iginla did not suit up for Wednesday night's game against Colorado - snapping a streak of 441 consecutive games played - and waited for the phone to ring.
November 3, 2006 |
The end of the Buffalo Sabres' winning streak didn't seem to cool them off at all. Buffalo rallied from a three-goal, third-period deficit and beat host Boston, 5-4, in a shootout last night, with Ales Kotalik scored the tying goal with 95 seconds left in regulation and then converting the last shot in the shootout. "I still can't believe it happened. I guess that's what we're capable of," said goalie Ryan Miller, who stopped 30 shots and then two out of three in the shootout.
October 12, 2011 |
MATT COOKE scored his team-leading third goal of the season and the Pittsburgh Penguins raced past the visiting Florida Panthers last night, 4-2. Pascal Dupuis, James Neal and Richard Park also had goals for the Penguins, who are off to their best start in 17 seasons at 3-0-1 despite playing without captain Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. Crosby remains sidelined while he recovers from concussion-like symptoms, while Malkin missed his second straight game because of what Penguins coach Dan Bylsma called "soreness.
December 28, 2011 |
JAMES NEAL had a goal and an assist, and Pittsburgh fired a barrage of shots at visiting Carolina goalie Justin Peters before finally breaking him in a 4-2 victory over the Hurricanes last night, stretching the Penguins' winning streak to four games. Neal scored his 21st goal, one off the NHL lead. He has scored in every game of the Penguins' winning streak and has 14 goals in 16 home games. Pittsburgh outshot Carolina 52-18, giving Peters a difficult test in his season debut.
February 27, 2012 |
THE PITTSBURGH Penguins have no plans to make a splashy trade before today's deadline, figuring the possible return of Sidney Crosby before the playoffs far outweighs anything they could get in a cluttered market. And considering the way they're playing, the Penguins look formidable even without their captain. Evgeni Malkin scored his 37th goal of the season, Brad Thiessen made 21 saves in his NHL debut and the Penguins beat the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets, 4-2, yesterday.
March 12, 2012 |
JAMES NEAL saw the puck roll to the corner and sprinted to dig it out. The sight of hockey's most intimidating player standing in his way hardly mattered. The Penguins forward shoved 6-9 Boston defenseman Zdeno Chara in the back then nudged the puck to teammate Evgeni Malkin. The NHL's leading scorer fed Matt Niskanen at the point, and when Niskanen's slap shot hit the back of the net the league's hottest team was on its way to a 5-2 home win. "We wanted to get on [Chara]