July 1, 2013 |
NEW YORK - Here are a few quick hits of news and notes from the Big Apple, where the entire hockey world has converged ahead of tomorrow's draft in Newark, N.J. * For the second day in a row, Flyers defenseman Braydon Coburn's name was dragged through the rumor mill. TSN's Darren Dreger linked Coburn to Edmonton yesterday. We reported Coburn was being shopped to rival Calgary on Thursday. Coburn, 28, has 3 years left on his deal at $4.5 million per season. As part of his limited no-trade clause, Coburn has kept a list of teams on file with the Flyers to which he would accept a trade.
June 7, 2013 |
The Flyers have had preliminary discussions about playing a regular-season game at Penn State's Beaver Stadium against their archrivals, the Pittsburgh Penguins, club president Peter Luukko confirmed Wednesday. "We have spoken to the Pens and the league about expressing our combined interest," Luukko said. "Not sure if next year is a possibility. Penn State is very interested. " Outdoor games are all the rage in the NHL. Six of them are planned for next season, including events at Dodger Stadium, Yankee Stadium (twice)
June 4, 2013 |
PITTSBURGH - The Boston Bruins keep talking about fortunate bounces and a dash of luck, insisting the margin between themselves and the Pittsburgh Penguins is thin. At the moment, it looks like a chasm. Brad Marchand scored twice during a four-goal first period and the Bruins routed the Penguins, 6-1, in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals last night to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. "It doesn't matter what the series is at right now," Marchand said.
May 23, 2013 |
JAROME IGINLA and James Neal each scored twice and the Pittsburgh Penguins routed the Senators last night in Ottawa, 7-3, to take a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series. Sidney Crosby, Chris Kunitz and Pascal Dupuis also scored for Pittsburgh, and Tomas Vokoun made 30 saves. Down 2-1 after the first period, the Penguins scored twice in a 40-second span early in the second and added four goals in the first 10 minutes in the third. Milan Michalek, Kyle Turris and Daniel Alfredsson scored for Ottawa.
May 18, 2013
Sidney Crosby had his second career playoff hat trick and the host Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Ottawa Senators, 4-3, on Friday night to take a two-games-to-none lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Brenden Morrow added his first playoff goal in more than five years, Tomas Vokoun made 19 saves, and the Penguins rode their superstar captain to their fourth straight victory. Crosby beat Craig Anderson three times in the game's first 22 minutes, sending the goalie to the bench after stopping 18 of 21 shots.
May 15, 2013 |
PAUL MARTIN and Chris Kunitz scored power-play goals and Pascal Dupuis added his sixth goal of the playoffs as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the visiting Ottawa Senators last night, 4-1, in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Evgeni Malkin extended his points streak to seven games with a goal and an assist for Pittsburgh. Tomas Vokoun stopped 35 shots to win his third straight start and top-seeded Pittsburgh never trailed. "We know it's a good start, but it's just like the rest of the playoffs, we know it's just the start," Pittsburgh forward Jarome Iginla said.
May 10, 2013
Tomas Vokoun stopped 31 shots in his first playoff start in six years and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the visiting New York Islanders, 4-0, Thursday night in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference playoff series. Sidney Crosby, Tyler Kennedy and Douglas Murray scored during a seven-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 series, three games to two. Game 6 is Saturday in New York.
May 8, 2013
John Tavares scored his second goal of the game with 9 minutes, 49 seconds left, and the host New York Islanders tied their first-round series with the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night with a wild 6-4 victory. Only the final lead was safe in Game 4. Tavares slammed in his own rebound in front after Brad Boyes fed him following a turnover by Penguins star Evgeni Malkin. It was the Islanders' third one-goal advantage in the game and the one that earned them a 2-2 tie in the highly entertaining series that has featured 5-4 and 6-4 finishes at Nassau Coliseum.
May 2, 2013
Pascal Dupuis scored twice, Marc-Andre Fleury made 26 saves, and the top-seeded Pittsburgh Penguins opened the playoffs with a 5-0 romp over the visiting New York Islanders on Wednesday night. Beau Bennett, Kris Letang, and Tanner Glass also scored for the Penguins, who had no trouble against the upstart Islanders, even with star Sidney Crosby sidelined by a broken jaw. Pittsburgh hardly needed its captain to continue its mastery of the Islanders, who made their first playoff appearance since 2007.
April 18, 2013
Brenden Morrow scored two goals for the second straight game as the host Penguins beat the Montreal Canadiens, 6-4, Wednesday night to move closer to clinching the top seed in the Eastern Conference. Brandon Sutter added two goals for Pittsburgh, and newly acquired Jarome Iginla and Doug Murray also scored for the Penguins, who had little trouble with Montreal despite playing without injured stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 31 shots, and Pittsburgh dominated in racing to a quick 4-0 lead.