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 6 years and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the visiting New York Islanders, 4-0, last night in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series. Sidney Crosby, Tyler Kennedy and Douglas Murray scored during a 7-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 best-of-seven Eastern Conference series, 3-2. Game 6 is tomorrow in New York.
May 9, 2013 |
JOHN TAVARES scored with 9:49 left, and the New York Islanders tied their first-round series with the Pittsburgh Penguins last night with a wild, 6-4 victory in Uniondale, N.Y. 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 Eastern Conference series that has featured 5-4 and 6-4 finishes at Nassau Coliseum.
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 6, 2013
Jean-Gabriel Pageau got his first NHL hat trick Sunday night to lead the Ottawa Senators to a fight-filled 6-1 victory over the visiting Montreal Canadiens. The teams combined for 232 penalty minutes and nine players were given game misconducts. The Senators have a two-games-to-one lead in the best-of-seven series. The third period started out with the Senators leading, 2-1, but after Pageau's second goal of the night and a Kyle Turris goal at 7 minutes, emotions overflowed and a line brawl broke out at center ice. Penguins edge Isles Chris Kunitz scored his second power-play goal of the game 8 minutes, 34 seconds into overtime, off a pass from Sidney Crosby, and the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins shook off an early deficit to beat the New York Islanders, 5-4, in Game 3 of the first-round series.
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 20, 2013 |
BOSTON - The Bruins postponed their game Friday as authorities searched for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, virtually shutting the city down. Authorities in Boston suspended all mass transit, used by many fans to get to games. Trains were allowed to run again after 6 p.m. The suspect was in custody late Friday night. The game at TD Garden between the Bruins and the Pittsburgh Penguins, two of the top four teams in the Eastern Conference, was tentatively rescheduled for Saturday at 12:30 p.m. A final decision on whether it would be played was to be made by four hours before faceoff, the Bruins said.
April 10, 2013
Beau Bennett and Evgeni Malkin scored 13 seconds apart in the third period and the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins clinched the Atlantic Division title by beating the free-falling Carolina Hurricanes, 5-3, on Tuesday night. Brenden Morrow scored his first goal with the Penguins, Robert Bortuzzo added a goal, and Pascal Dupuis had an empty-netter and two assists. Marc-Andre Fleury made 25 saves for the Penguins, who were without a handful of regulars - including captain Sidney Crosby, James Neal, and Kris Letang - but still had plenty of timely firepower to hand the Hurricanes their club-record eighth straight home loss.