April 30, 2013 |
CANONSBURG, Pa. - Penguins star Sidney Crosby practiced Monday but his status remains uncertain for Wednesday's playoff opener against the New York Islanders. Crosby hasn't played since breaking his jaw a month ago, missing Pittsburgh's final 12 games of the regular season. He underwent dental procedures and was cleared to return to noncontact drills last week. Crosby says he'll see doctors again Tuesday and will not play until he is given clearance. The Penguins thrived in his absence, going 8-4 without their captain while locking up the top seed in the Eastern Conference.
October 23, 2014
PENGUINS star Sidney Crosby admitted yesterday he donned a Rocky Balboa costume for his team's Halloween party last weekend. So, was Sid trying to stir the pot for tonight's nationally televised "Wednesday Night Rivalry" matchup, or did he just happen to be a fan of his least favorite city's cultural icon? "Am I not allowed to be Rocky?" Crosby asked reporters yesterday. "I like the movie, too. I was Maverick from 'Top Gun' last year. Maybe [Philly fans] will soften up on me because I picked that.
October 24, 2014 |
PITTSBURGH - You could excuse the Flyers if they consider the Consol Energy Center their favorite NHL arena. They own the building. R.J. Umberger, a 32-year-year-old winger who grew up in suburban Pittsburgh, scored his first goal in his second stint with the Flyers, sparking a 5-3 win over the Penguins on Wednesday night. Since the arena opened in 2010-11, the Flyers are an amazing 10-1-1 in regular-season games here. Umberger, who also contributed an assist and a first-period fight, snapped a 2-2 tie with 13 minutes left as he converted a pass from Claude Giroux (two assists)
April 19, 2012 |
BEFORE a goal-crazy, seesaw first period turned into a Flyers disaster on Wednesday night, Broad Street Bully enjoyed chilling with the fired-up faithful. CLEANING THE GLASS: While the Penguins warmed up, Jon Ostroff of Plymouth Meeting placed his butt against the glass behind the goal and began a slow grind. "I'm giving them a little bit of this," Ostroff said, shaking his generous butt at the Penguins. "And a lot of that," he said, turning, raising his shirt and belly-mooning the Pens.
June 5, 2013 |
HERE'S A STORY Flyers fans will love. A JetBlue pilot was flying a plane from Pittsburgh to Boston yesterday morning. The night before, the Penguins had embarrassed the visiting Bruins, 6-1, to take a 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference finals series. At some point a baby started to cry and the pilot got on the intercom and asked if Penguins captain Sidney Crosby was onboard. Ouch. Mailman misses 'point' Karl Malone knows basketball. At least we thought he did. Recently he was asked by Dan Patrick to list his all-time starting five.
June 29, 2014
Position: Defenseman How acquired: No. 17 pick in the draft Height: 6-3. Weight: 181. Age: 18. Born: March 29, 1996. Team: Calgary Hitmen (Western Hockey League) Hometown: Elkhorn, Manitoba, Canada. Last season: 67 games played, 5 goals, 24 assists, plus-25 . . . Hitmen won Central Division of the WHL Quick hitters: Somewhat of a surprise pick, given that he was 53rd among North American skaters, according to the NHL's predraft rankings . . . Enforces new general manager Ron Hextall's strategy of building the team through defensemen . . . Joins 2013 first-round pick Samuel Morin, 2013 second-round pick Robert Haag, and Shayne Gostisbehere to form a core of blueliners for the future.
December 8, 2011 |
WE CAUGHT up with Keith Primeau to get his thoughts on Sidney Crosby's triumphant return to the ice since sustaining a concussion in January. The injury idled the Penguins superstar some 10 months until he was finally cleared to play on Nov. 21. He was supposed to play tonight at the Wells Fargo Center. Then, on Monday, in his eighth game back, Crosby had a freak collision with teammate Chris Kunitz and is now out for the next two games. Crosby appeared to injure his knee, not his head, but the Penguins are parking their superstar regardless.
November 22, 2011
Sidney Crosby spent 320 days recovering from perhaps the most closely chronicled concussion in hockey. When he finally returned to the ice Monday night, after missing 61 games, it took him 5 minutes, 24 seconds to do what he does best. On his third shift, Crosby flew through the center zone, where he accepted a pass from Pascal Dupuis, broke past the Islanders' defense and backhanded the puck over the glove of goalie Anders Nilsson and thrust his arms triumphantly in the air. "Crosby!
May 3, 2010 |
Pens miss Staal No one player can replace Jordan Staal, so the Penguins will try to fill in by committee. Those were the Penguins' marching orders Saturday after it was learned that Staal will be out indefinitely following foot surgery to repair a sliced tendon. "Matchup-wise it is a little bit different than what [I'd want]," Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said. "Jordan was a guy that we'd put, on most occasions, against their best line or best centerman. " With Staal out, Bylsma said the Penguins will have to lean on Matt Cooke, Max Talbot, Craig Adams, and Pascal Dupuis.
May 1, 2010 |
Defensemen Kris Letang and Alex Goligoski each had a goal and an assist and the Pittsburgh Penguins shredded Montreal's penalty-killing unit that Washington never solved, beating the visiting Canadiens, 6-3, last night in the first game of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Sidney Crosby set up two goals, and Jordan Staal and Sergei Gonchar also scored as the Penguins' power play went 4-for-4. That's three more goals than the Capitals scored with the man advantage during Montreal's stunning first-round upset, when the Canadiens killed 32 of 33 power plays.