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.
December 6, 2009 |
Crosby sidelined Sidney Crosby was ruled out of the Pittsburgh Penguins' game last night against the Chicago Blackhawks with a sore groin, a recurring problem during his five-season career. Crosby has been on a tear of late with seven goals and four assists in three games. Last night's game was the first he missed this season. The captain is listed as day to day with an injury that has gotten worse since the Penguins beat Colorado on Thursday. They play again tomorrow against Carolina.
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.
March 16, 2012
Sidney Crosby's return after three months of inactivity didn't hurt the chemistry of the Pittsburgh Penguins one bit as they surged closer to the Eastern Conference-leading New York Rangers. Crosby played for the first time since another bout with concussion symptoms forced him to the sidelines Dec. 5. He got on the score sheet Thursday night with an assist as the Penguins beat the Rangers, 5-2, in New York. Devils 1, Avalanche 0 Ilya Kovalchuk and Zach Parise scored in the shootout to give New Jersey a win over the Avalanche in Newark N.J. Leafs 3, Lightning 1 James Reimer made 34 saves, taking a shutout into the final minute, and Toronto snapped a five-game skid with a win at Tampa Bay. Panthers 6, Bruins 2 Jose Theodore stopped 24 shots and Florida scored three second-period goals to beat Boston in Sunrise, Fla. Hurricanes 2, Blues 0 Chad LaRose and Jeff Skinner scored, Cam Ward recorded his 200th NHL victory, and Carolina beat St. Louis in Raleigh, N.C. Kings sign Brian O'Neill Los Angeles signed Yardley's Brian O'Neill to a one-year entry-level contract.
January 25, 2013
Marian Gaborik scored twice in the first period and then completed his hat trick 27 seconds into overtime as the New York Rangers overcame a pair of blown leads and beat the Boston Bruins, 4-3, on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden for their first win of the season. Taylor Pyatt also scored for the Rangers (2-1), who squandered leads of 2-0 and 3-2 en route to avenging a season-opening loss at Boston on Saturday. Penguins fall Former Flyer James van Riemsdyk scored twice; James Reimer stopped 28 shots; and the Toronto Maple Leafs raced past the Penguins, 5-2, to spoil Pittsburgh's home opener.
February 4, 2013
Chris Kunitz scored a hat trick in the Pittsburgh Penguins' Super Bowl Sunday visit to the nation's capital, leading a 5-3 win over the Washington Capitals that reflected both teams' fortunes so far in the lockout-shortened season. Kris Letang, Paul Martin, and Matt Cooke also scored; Sidney Crosby had three assists; and Tomas Vokoun made 21 saves against his former team for the Penguins, who have won three straight and four of five to lead the Atlantic Division. Devils bounce back Johan Hedberg made 22 saves for his 22d career shutout and the New Jersey Devils beat the host New York Islanders, 2-0. Steve Bernier scored for New Jersey in the third period and David Clarkson added an empty-netter to help the Devils snap a four-game winless streak (0-1-3)
April 27, 2013
Thomas Vanek scored the lone goal in the shootout, and Ryan Miller made 30 saves before the tiebreaker to give the host Buffalo Sabres in a 2-1 victory over the New York Islanders on Friday night in the regular-season finale for both teams. Miller, playing in his 500th game with the Sabres, sealed the win when he stopped John Tavares' shot in the third round of the shootout. The Islanders moved up to sixth place in the Eastern Conference and lead the New York Rangers and Ottawa Senators by one point, but the Rangers have one game left and Ottawa has two remaining this weekend.
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.