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 1, 2013
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 suffering a broken jaw a month ago. He said he'll see doctors again Tuesday and will not play until he is given clearance. Another chance The St. Louis Blues are getting yet another shot at the Los Angeles Kings, starting Tuesday. Los Angeles beat the Blues during its run to the Stanley Cup championship last season and swept St. Louis this season.
May 1, 2013 |
THE COLORADO Avalanche won the NHL draft lottery last night. The Florida Panthers own the second pick for the June 30 draft, while the Tampa Bay Lightning has the third selection. The Flyers will get the 11th pick. Colorado had an 18.8 percent chance of winning the lottery after finishing the regular season with a 16-25-7 record, worst in the Western Conference. The Panthers, who finished last in the NHL with a 15-27-6 mark, had the best odds of winning the lottery at 25 percent but had to settle for the No. 2 pick.
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 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.
April 26, 2013
Ryan Callahan's goal 2 minutes, 55 seconds into overtime gave the New York Rangers a 4-3 victory over the host Carolina Hurricanes Thursday night, locking up a playoff berth for the Rangers. Derek Stepan, Derick Brassard, and Brad Richards scored the other New York goals, Richards' tally coming at 17:03 of the third period to force OT. Jiri Tlusty scored twice and Tuomo Ruutu added a goal for Carolina. Senators clinch spot Sergei Gonchar scored 47 seconds into overtime, Erik Karlsson set up Ottawa's first goal in his sooner-than-anticipated return from a torn Achilles tendon, and the Senators clinched a playoff berth by beating the Washington Capitals, 2-1. Craig Anderson made 19 saves.
April 10, 2013 |
LACING ON skates is going to have to wait. At this point, Sidney Crosby would settle for a meal that didn't require a straw. The Pittsburgh Penguins star and his surgically repaired mouth remain on a liquid diet as he recovers from a broken jaw sustained in a win over the New York Islanders on March 30. The NHL's leading scorer remains sidelined indefinitely and has not been cleared to return to practice. Crosby - sporting a handful of new teeth - spoke on Monday for the first time since taking a puck to the face in the first period against the Islanders when a slap shot from teammate Brooks Orpik was redirected at Crosby's face.
April 2, 2013
In less than two minutes, the Chicago Blackhawks did all the damage they needed to do. And then they just kept scoring. The Blackhawks scored three goals during a span of 1 minute, 39 seconds early in the first period and Brandon Saad and Dave Bolland finished with two goals apiece in Chicago's 7-1 rout of the host Detroit Red Wings on Sunday - Gordie Howe's 85th birthday. Howe was on hand at Joe Louis Arena signing autographs. Ted Lindsay and Alex Delvecchio - Howe's fellow members on the famed "Production Line" - were also in attendance, and the Red Wings wore jerseys with his retired No. 9 during warm-ups.
April 2, 2013 |
SIDNEY CROSBY has a broken jaw and is out indefinitely after being hit in the mouth with a puck during a win against the New York Islanders on Saturday. The Pittsburgh Penguins said on the team website Sunday that Crosby had surgery Saturday night, and there will be an update on his status later in the week. Crosby, the NHL's leading scorer, was struck in the face during the first period of the Penguins' 2-0 win. Slow-motion replays showed multiple teeth flying out of his mouth after the puck struck him during his first shift.
April 1, 2013
Despite losing their captain, the Pittsburgh Penguins found a way to finish the month unbeaten. The Pens welcomed star forward Jarome Iginla, but lost Sidney Crosby early in the first period after he was hit in the mouth by a puck. Still, the Penguins managed to overcome the injury to Crosby on Saturday for their 15th straight victory as Matt Cooke and James Neal scored third-period goals during a 2-0 victory against the New York Islanders. Crosby skated off the ice with a towel covering his mouth after a slap shot by teammate Brooks Orpik deflected off a stick and hit the NHL scoring leader in the face 1 minute, 28 seconds into the game.