April 11, 2012
The Flyers can match the Penguins' speed, and their young players may make them a bit hungrier. In addition, Ilya Bryzgalov is one of the hottest goalies in the universe. But . . . The Penguins have more firepower. Sidney Crosby, certified Flyers killer, will be the difference as the Penguins win a hard-fought series that goes the limit. PICK: Penguins in seven. - Sam Carchidi
April 19, 2012
THE GRITTY TABLOID that has served Philadelphia so well over the past 87 years was placed in the lap of Penguins center Sidney Crosby on Wednesday morning. Crosby, 24, said he had not seen Wednesday's Daily News - which featured him dressed as the Cowardly Lion with the headline "The Cowardly Penguin: Time to Finish Off Sniveling Sidney. " Crosby picked up the paper and laughed. "That's probably one of the nicer things they've said about me here," Crosby said.
January 22, 2016 |
PITTSBURGH - The names were hard to hate, mostly because you'd never heard of them before. It had been 291 days since the Flyers had upped their winning streak against the Penguins to eight, and the indifference that names such as Olli Maatta, Ben Dumoulin and Bryan Rust evoked when the teams finally met Thursday night was not overwhelmed by any plays or shenanigans of their more recognized and despised stars. Yes, Sidney Crosby scored an impossible wide-angle goal that harkened to his Olympic gold-medal winner and Evgeni Malkin did his puck-possession magic at times, despite Scott Laughton and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare doing their best to fill in for injured Sean Couturier - Malkin's regular blanket since these teams last met in a playoff game nearly four years ago. And Phil Kessel, another old Olympic hero, brought Pittsburgh all the way back from a 2-0, first-period hole, knocking in a loose puck during one of an endless string of power plays to grab the lead, scoring an even-strength 2-on-1 in the third period for the deciding goal of a 4-3, defense-to-the-wind Penguins victory.
May 14, 2010
No repeat for Pens Pittsburgh had hoped to become the first team since Detroit in 1997-98 to repeat as Stanley Cup champion. With Wednesday night's 5-2 loss to Montreal in the Eastern Conference semifinals, that dream is over, as is the Penguins' time in Mellon Arena. Sidney Crosby took a boarding penalty 10 seconds into the game, and 22 seconds after he went to the penalty box, Brian Gionta scored the first of his two power-play goals. With seven goals, the Canadiens' Michael Cammalleri equaled a team record for tallies in a single playoff series shared by Maurice Richard (1944 and 1958)
January 31, 2012 |
PITTSBURGH PENGUINS star Sidney Crosby skated at the team's Consol Energy Center yesterday for the first time in more than 6 weeks. He was accompanied by injured teammates Jordan Staal and Simon Despres. The Penguins are not giving a timetable regarding when Crosby might return to play. Over the weekend it was revealed that Crosby suffered a neck injury in January 2011 that might have complicated his 11-month recovery from a concussion. The team acknowledged on Saturday that neurological spine specialist Dr. Robert S. Bray, in Los Angeles, discovered an unspecified neck injury that was "fully healed.
April 4, 2012
Sidney Crosby had two goals and an assist, James Neal scored the go-ahead goal on a power play, and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the host Boston Bruins, 5-3, on Tuesday night. The Penguins maintained their one-point lead for the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference over the Flyers. The Bruins, who clinched the Northeast Division title on Sunday night, are 7-2-1 in their last 10 games. Sabres win in OT Derek Roy scored a power-play goal with 1:31 left in overtime to cap a frantic comeback that kept the host Buffalo Sabres' playoff hopes firmly alive with a 6-5 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs to pull even with eighth-place Washington in the Eastern Conferrence.
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 Capitals a 1-0 victory on Wednesday night, Pittsburgh's sixth consecutive loss. Vokoun handed visiting Pittsburgh its first shutout this season. The Penguins have scored only six goals in the skid. Chimera gave Washington the only offense it needed at 15 minutes, 25 seconds, finishing a three-on-one rush right in front of goalie Marc-Andre Fleury's net. Capitals defenseman Joel Ward stole the puck in his own end and sent it to Jeff Halpern along the right boards.
April 12, 2010 |
Sidney Crosby finished the regular season with a flourish. Next up, his Pittsburgh Penguins try to repeat as Stanley Cup champions. Crosby scored twice to reach 50 goals for the first time and added three assists as visiting Pittsburgh beat the New York Islanders, 6-5, in overtime yesterday. "I put a lot of hard work in," Crosby said. "Last summer and throughout the season it was something I was trying to focus on. You're doing it to help yourself and help your team. It was a nice bonus.
January 17, 2012
Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby will meet with a specialist this week because of lingering concussionlike symptoms. Crosby hasn't played since Dec. 5 following a recurrence of the symptoms that sidelined him for more than 10 months last year. The team said Crosby will work with chiropractic neurologist Ted Carrick, who treated Crosby for similar symptoms last summer. The 24-year-old star skated with his teammates for the first time in more than a month on Friday, a first step in what could be another long comeback.
January 14, 2012
Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby skated with his teammates for the first time in more than a month on Friday but still has no idea when he'll be cleared to practice, let alone see action in a game. It was the first time he's been on the ice since developing concussion-like symptoms following a loss to Boston on Dec. 5. Carter goes on IR The Columbus Blue Jackets placed center Jeff Carter on injured reserve because of a separated shoulder sustained on Sunday.