After suffering consecutive early playoff exits at the hands of the rival Rangers, the Pittsburgh Penguins have been rebuilt to strike back.
The Penguins are headed for an embarrassingly quick playoff exit and another summer filled with questions if Crosby and Malkin don’t get their act together.
Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby scored two of four second-period goals and the Pittsburgh Penguins netted seven straight in an 8-3 rout of the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night.
Evgeni Malkin and Patric Hornqvist scored power-play goals 55 seconds apart in the second period, and the Pittsburgh Penguins gave the New York Islanders their first loss of the season, 3-1 on Saturday night.
Hockey is a booming business right now. After an attention-grabbing Olympic trip and an exciting postseason for the scandal-free NHL, revenue and television ratings have risen to record levels across a largely healthy, happy league.
The Pittsburgh Penguins moved within one win of the Eastern Conference finals with a 4-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Wednesday night.
After taking Game 1 in overtime, New York looked very much like a team playing for the fourth time in six days, losing to the Penguins 3-0. And there’s no rest in sight.
If the United States’ victory over Slovakia on Thursday can be considered a breeze, Saturday morning’s showdown with host nation Russia will be a stern examination of the medal prospects for both teams.
The Russians believe this is the game that can wipe away the damage Jim Craig, Mike Eruzione, Jack O’Callahan and the rest of our boys did some 34 years ago.
The Pittsburgh Penguins and Evgeni Malkin have agreed to term on a contract extension with superstar Evgeni Malkin.
I hope you stayed up to watch the double overtime finish. Game 3 between the Bruins and Penguins had all the hallmarks of what makes playoff hockey truly remarkable.
It’s very rare you see Patrice Bergeron get into a dust up, but when Evgeni Malkin wanted to dance following the second period of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Saturday night, the Bruins’ assistant captain was up to the challenge.
The Boston Bruins practiced for one final time on Friday before finally heading off for Pittsburgh, and head coach Claude Julien showed off some new defensive pairings ahead of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Penguins.
Coach Dan Bylsma says Vokoun will be in net for Game 5 on Thursday night when the Penguins resume their first-round playoff series with the Islanders.
Leads aren’t safe in the wild first-round playoff matchup between the New York Islanders and Pittsburgh. Suddenly, neither are the top-seeded Penguins.