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Who Did Sidney Crosby Fight In His First Career NHL Fight?

Sidney Crosby is known for a lot of things in the hockey world. The Pittsburgh Penguins superstar is known for his incredible talent, unmatched vision on the ice and impressive leadership. One thing he’s not known for, however, is what he can do when his gloves come off. Crosby rarely drops the mitts for a fight, as the Penguins would much rather he use his hands for other things...
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The Pittsburgh Penguins Must Reshuffle Their Lines

Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Mike Johnston made it abundantly clear that the team’s home-and-home series against the New York Islanders this weekend would be treated like a playoff series. Luckily for Johnston, this wasn’t a playoff series, because honestly, it didn’t go well at all. The Penguins managed to force overtime in an otherwise flat performance […] The post The...
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Down on Downie by @Nick422

As dramatic change swept over the Penguins this off season, one signing stood out amongst certain fans: that of former Flyer, Lightning, and Avalanche pest Steve Downie. Go ahead, read the rest »
Via PensInitiative
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US Steel to build new headquarters in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) United States Steel Corp. has announced it will build its new world headquarters in Pittsburgh as part of the NHL's Penguins' redevelopment of the former Civic Arena site. Company, team, city and state officials made the announcement Monday. The steel giant has been in talks with local leaders about whether to remain in Pittsburgh, as the current headquarters in...
Via AP on Fox
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

For Penguins, Early Season Adversity is a Good Thing by @PandaPSU

Brock Nelson scores on the power play Saturday en route to a 4-1 victory for the Islanders (Photo courtesy Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)At the start of the season, many fans predicted the Penguins would struggle a bit out of the gate. After all, the Penguins traded away one of their best forwards, and they were bringing on board an almost entirely new coaching staff and front office...
Via PensInitiative
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Penguins young defensive players drawing interest, when will Jim Rutherford pull the trigger?

We’re right about at the time of the NHL season where the first serious rumors pick up steam. There was a GM meeting last week, and we’ve already seen a few trades since the meetings concluded. [ USA Today ] Last week some of the Penguins prospects got mentioned in trade talk. Here is who… Bob Mckenzie had some interesting things to say on his insider trading segment. [ TSN...
Via The Pensblog
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Penguins Trade Talk and More

Fresh off losing top-line forward Pascal Dupuis, and an ugly home-and-home sweep at the hands of the New York Islanders, the once infallible Pittsburgh Penguins are now left searching for answers. The Penguins already had a top-six forward vacancy alongside Evgeni Malkin , and now with Dupuis out, things have gotten more…concerning. In my last article I reviewed the Penguins forward...
Via PenguinPoop
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gnoming Around Pittsburgh by @did_i_sutter

Most Pens fans are familiar with Hockey Fights Cancer month and the purple jerseys that are associated with it. Back in 2012 during the NHL lockout, some Pittsburgh hockey bloggers wanted to do something to stay in touch and have fun during the extended off season. The blogging community joined together for the common cause of raising funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society...
Via PensInitiative
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Thoughts: Game 18 – Isles blow lead but hold off Pens in 5-4 (SO) final

By:  Meesh Shanmugam NY Islanders 5  Pens 4 (SO) Record: 13-3-2 Goals Sutter (6) from Martin, Downie Comeau (5) from Kunitz, Maatta Spaling (3) from Hornqvist, Malkin Hornqvist (10) from Malkin, Ehrhoff Click here to read the goal assessments Penalties Letang (hooking) – Bad (loses the puck in the defensive zone and hooks Cizikas back to keep him away from it) Bortuzzo (fighting...
Via The PensNation
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Feature Friday: Pascal Dupuis

  Throughout the 2014-2015 NHL season, I’ll be posting player features each Friday. This week, we’re going to take a look at Pascal Dupuis. By: Melissa Esing (Off_thePost)   Photo Credit: Paul Bereswill/Getty Images   Right Wing Pascal Dupuis hit us hard with terrible news on Wednesday. After experiencing discomfort in his chest, Dr. Dharmesh Vyas diagnosed him with a blood...
Via The PensNation
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Penguins Injury Update: Pascal Dupuis out at least 6 months after being diagnosed with blood clot in lung

The Pittsburgh Penguins are coming off strong after winning last nights game against the Montreal Canadiens. This morning however, the news that was revealed was not about hockey. Instead, the Penguins will be without Pascal Dupuis for a minimum of 6 months.<div class="getty embed image" style="background-color: white; color: #a7a7a7; display: inline-block; font...
Via Sports Injury Alert
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Penguins News: Dupuis to miss at least 6 months

The Pittsburgh Penguins will be without forward Pascal Dupuis for at least 6 months. He was diagnosed with a blood clot in his lung on Wednesday. #459047124 / A concerned Dupuis spoke to Wes Crosby of about the condition. "It's life-threatening, and you have to think of yourself and your loved ones." Dupuis talked about his thought process after hearing...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
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Pascal Dupuis Sidelined with Blood Clot in his Lung

The medical news surrounding the Pittsburgh Penguins continues to get more and more bizarre. On Wednesday afternoon, the Penguins announced that forward Pascal Dupuis will be sidelined at least six-months with a blot clot in his lung. More information can be found in the team release here. Since his arrival in the trade involving Marian Hossa and Angelo Esposito in 2008, Dupuis has...
Via The PensNation
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Pascal Dupuis has blood clot in his lung, out at least 6-months

            Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports Pittsburgh Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis has been diagnosed with a blood clot in his lung and will be out of the lineup for at least six months while undergoing treatment with blood thinners, the team announced Wednesday. “Pascal had a blood clot in his leg that traveled to his lung,” said Dr. Dharmesh...
Via Sports-Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pascal Dupuis out six months with a blood clot in his lung. UPDATE: Pens plan to put Dupuis on Long Term IR

Scary stuff for Dupuis: Dupuis — Rich Walsh KDKA (@RichieWalsh) November 19, 2014 Timeline for that puts him out until at least June. So this may trigger a trade sooner than expected.   UPDATE This was a horrible press conference. Dupuis looked like he was going to cry. His teammates look stunned. Feel awful for him. The questions asked were even worse...
Via The Pensblog
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Let’s Not Rush the Beau Bennett Hysteria

The Pittsburgh Penguins downed the Montreal Canadiens Tuesday night by a score of 4-0. The Penguins third line, most recently comprised of Beau Bennett, Brandon Sutter, and Steve Downie really carried the load for the team, netting the first three goals of the game to essentially bury the Canadiens within the first 25 minutes, before […] The post Let’s Not Rush the Beau Bennett...
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Fleury records 4th shutout of season, Penguins blank Canadiens

  Marc-Andre Fleury made 27 saves for his league-leading fourth shutout of the season as the Pittsburgh Penguins snapped Montreal's six-game winning streak, beating the Canadiens 4-0 on Tuesday night. Beau Bennett and Steve Downie had first-period goals for the Penguins, and Brandon Sutter and captain Sidney Crosby each scored in the second. Pittsburgh has now won 10 of its...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

What the hell happened: Penguins perfect-plex Habs

It isn’t often where the Penguins play a game where you cannot find one thing wrong. But Tuesday night in Montreal was the night. The Penguins dominated from start to finish, and Marc-Andre Fleury pitched another shutout. The Penguins won 4-0. What mattered - The third line. Three goals by the Penguins third line. Beau Bennet scored his first of the year, Brandon Sutter scored...
Via The Pensblog
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Olli Maatta Returns To Penguins Lineup Two Weeks After Having Tumor Removed

Two weeks after undergoing surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from his neck, Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta is returning to the lineup. The 20-year-old blue-liner confirmed after the team’s morning skate in Montreal that he’ll play against the Canadiens on Tuesday night. “I look at it as a bump on the road,” Maatta told the Pittsburgh-Tribune Review. “It...
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Penguins Injury Update: Olli Maatta will play tonight

Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta will be returning to the lineup tonight to face the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre. #458007587 / Maatta had surgery on November 4th to remove a cancerous tumor from his thyroid gland. He started skating again a week later, but the original prognosis was for Maatta to miss about four weeks, according to the Globe...
Via Sports Injury Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Evgeni Malkin delivers huge hit on Dan Girardi (GIF)

Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin delivered a huge hit on New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi during the third period of Saturday night's game at the CONSOL Energy Center.Girardi was following the puck behind the Rangers net and didn't see Malkin, who was coming at full speed and laid his shoulder right into Girardi's chest, knocking him flat on his back. ...
Via Holdout Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers’ Apparent Shootout Win Overturned, Penguins End Up Winning (Video)

The Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Rangers played a back-and-forth game Saturday night, and it featured one of the most bizarre endings you’ll ever see. The two Metropolitan Division rivals couldn’t settle the game after 60 minutes, entering overtime tied 2-2. The overtime session couldn’t produce a winner, either, so the two teams went to a shootout. The Rangers appeared...
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Perfect Weekend Pushes Wilkes-Barre Past Hershey To #1

The Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins, AHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins finished out a perfect weekend on Sunday with a 5-4 overtime triumph over the Syracuse Crunch, AHL Affiliate of the Tampa Bay Lightning. Jean-Sebastian Dea notched his second OT goal of the season to seal the win for WBS. Saturday evening the Penguins recorded a 6-4 victory over the Binghamton Senators...
Via Beyond The Benches
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Hater’s gonna hate: Sidney Crosby is the best player in the world and it’s not even close

Sidney Crosby is a polarizing figure. There, I got the obvious out of the way. He’s generally hated by most of the non-Penguins fan base because of his embellishments, his constant yapping to the referees and the way he sometimes lets the chippy play get the best of him. That said, a lot of fans […] The post Hater’s gonna hate: Sidney Crosby is the best player in the world...
Via Two Pad Stack
13 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Week 4 Roundup: Suspensions and shakeups

Week 4 shook up the standings in each division, most noticeably with the middle teams fighting for the final divisional and wild card playoff spots. There were eight teams with three wins this week, as well as five with three losses. This week also saw several disciplinary measures taken by the Department of Player Safety, with all five of the year’s suspensions in the league taking...
20 days ago  |  Discuss

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