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.
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.
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.
March 3, 2007 |
Scott Walker scored two goals, Cam Ward made 22 saves and host Carolina got a much-needed victory last night by beating Pittsburgh, 3-2. The loss spoiled a record-setting night for Pittsburgh second-year center Sidney Crosby, 19, who became the youngest NHL player to reach 200 career points with a goal in the first period. Frantisek Kaberle also scored the Hurricanes, who snapped a two-game losing streak. Crosby leads the league with 98 points, well on his way to his second consecutive season with at least 100. Wayne Gretzky is the only other teenager to reach 200 points.
October 12, 2011
Matt Cooke scored his team-leading third goal of the season and the host Pittsburgh Penguins raced past the Florida Panthers, 4-2, on Tuesday. Pascal Dupuis, James Neal and Richard Park also had goals for the Penguins, who are off to their best start in 17 seasons despite playing without captain Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. Crosby remains sidelined while he recovers from concussion-like symptoms, but Pittsburgh hasn't needed him during the season's first week, improving to 3-0-1.
February 7, 2012
Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby practiced Monday but said he is no closer to returning from a concussion and neck injury that have sidelined him for most of the season. Coach Dan Bylsma felt with Jordan Staal and Simon Despres ready to resume skating after their injuries, it was better to include Crosby in the main practice rather than have him skate on his own. Crosby moved with plenty of energy and took part in every drill. "It was good to be out there," he said.