March 24, 2013
When: Sunday at 7:30 p.m. (NBC-SN, 93.3 FM) Records: Flyers (13-16-1, 27 points, 12th place Eastern Conference); Penguins (24-8, 48 points, first place) At stake: The Flyers enter as losers of five of their last eight games and are five points out of the eighth and final playoff spot. The Penguins have an 11-game winning streak. . . . Eight of the Flyers' 18 remaining regular-season games are against teams between eighth and 13th place. A good record - say, 6-2 in that stretch - could make up ground quickly.
August 21, 2010 |
Arron Asham has left the Flyers and crossed the state to sign a $700,000, 1-year contract with the Penguins. Asham, 32, a physical player who is considered an underrated shooter, had 10 goals, 14 assists and 126 penalty minutes for the Flyers last season, playing mostly on the fourth line. He added four goals and three points in 23 playoff games. Asham signed with the Flyers as a free agent in 2008. In his two seasons with the Flyers, he scored 18 goals with 26 assists and 281 penalty minutes.
January 21, 2013 |
THE PENGUINS have four points atop the Atlantic Division. The Rangers and the Flyers have none at the bottom. No, it isn't too early to keep an eye on the standings in this lockout-induced, 48-game sprint to the Stanley Cup playoffs. James Neal scored twice, linemate Evgeni Malkin had three assists, and the Penguins chased Henrik Lundqvist from the net in the second period of a 6-3 victory over the Rangers in New York's home opener Sunday. The Penguins haven't even played a home game.
January 26, 2010 |
Chris Conner started his day at practice in Wilkes-Barre and ended it as a top star on Broadway. Just hours after being called up by the Penguins, Conner scored twice to lead Pittsburgh to a 4-2 victory over the slumping Rangers last night in New York. It wasn't the forward's first time on the big stage, as he had a six-game stint with Pittsburgh this season and a bit of a longer run with the Dallas Stars in previous years, but he made the most of this chance. Conner staked the Penguins to a 1-0 lead early in the first period and then netted the winning goal in the third.
January 12, 2012 |
WITH PENGUINS captain Sidney Crosby watching from the press box, Washington's Jason Chimera scored off a turnover in the first period and Tomas Vokoun made 30 saves, giving the host Capitals a 1-0 victory last night. It was Pittsburgh's sixth consecutive loss and first shutout of the season. The Penguins have scored only six goals in the skid. The Capitals have won seven of eight at home. Pittsburgh is on its longest losing skid since a 10-game drought in 2006. Crosby was wearing a jacket and tie while stationed in the press box. Still sidelined by concussion symptoms, he hasn't played since Dec. 5, and only now is ready to resume skating.
January 12, 1994 |
Pittsburgh coach Eddie Johnston and the Boston Bruins' Brian Sutter agreed that the Penguins got more than they deserved. "We stole one tonight," Johnston admitted after the host Penguins beat the Bruins, 5-4, in overtime last night. "We deserved better," Sutter said. "We did a lot of the things we came in to do. Just look at the shots. We didn't play that well in the first period, but we were good in the second and even better in the third. It's a tough one to lose. " Kevin Stevens scored his third goal of the game, on a power play, with 51 seconds left in overtime as the Penguins improved to 4-0-9 in overtime this season.
January 31, 2013 |
MATT MOULSON scored a goal and assisted on another, Evgeni Nabokov stopped 37 shots and the New York Islanders dominated the listless Penguins, 4-1, Tuesday night in Pittsburgh. John Tavares scored for the second straight game for New York while Michael Grabner collected his fourth goal of the season and Casey Cizikas found the net for the first time in his career. It was more than enough to send the Penguins to their third loss in four games. Pascal Dupuis scored with just over a minute remaining to avoid the shutout.
November 20, 1996 |
The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim made their second trade in as many days yesterday, acquiring left wing Shawn Antoski, a former Flyer, and defenseman Dmitri Mironov from Pittsburgh in exchange for left wing Alex Hicks and defenseman Fredrik Olausson. On Monday, the Mighty Ducks acquired Brian Bellows from Tampa Bay in exchange for a sixth-round pick in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. Earlier yesterday, the slumping Penguins acquired center Stu Barnes and defenseman Jason Woolley from Florida for center Chris Wells.
April 27, 1996 |
Mario Lemieux stayed around for the whole game this time, but Washington coach Jim Schoenfeld didn't. Lemieux, ejected in the second period of Pittsburgh's four-overtime win Wednesday night, scored his first goal of the series as the Penguins topped the visiting Capitals, 4-1, last night, and took a 3-2 playoff series lead. Schoenfeld was escorted off the ice with 1:05 left after two long breaks for fighting. He said he was asked to leave for his own safety after he got in an altercation with Pens assistant Bryan Trottier.
March 16, 2012 |
SIDNEY CROSBY was on the ice for three of Pittsburgh's five goals, and defenseman Kris Letang was out there for all of them. The Penguins are suddenly the picture of health, and the NHL's hottest team is making the Eastern Conference playoff race a fight to the finish. Crosby returned from a 40-game absence caused by concussion symptoms, and Letang rejoined the lineup after missing the past five because of the same ailment. That gave the Penguins their most complete lineup in months, and visiting Pittsburgh responded with a thorough, 5-2 victory over the East-leading New York Rangers last night.