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Penguins Limp Towards Playoffs

This season, it has become clear that the Pittsburgh Penguins are a part of the best division in the NHL. The top three teams in the Metropolitan Division (the Washington Capitals, Columbus Blue Jackets and Penguins) are also currently the top three teams in the league. The New York Rangers, sitting five points behind the Penguins at fourth in the division, are holding steady at...
Via The Hockey Writers
23 hours ago

Penguins’ Conflicting Goals for Stretch Run

The Pittsburgh Penguins clinched their 11th straight playoff berth last Tuesday against the Buffalo Sabres. By the end of the season, unless Detroit pulls off some sort of miracle, it will become the longest current playoff streak in the league. But the Penguins haven’t won since Tuesday. On one hand, it’s not all that alarming because Pittsburgh is dealing with a depleted lineup...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Hobbled Penguins hoping to get healthy by playoffs

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ron Hainsey arrived in Pittsburgh from Carolina a month ago on the verge of reaching the playoffs for the first time in his 14-year career. The durable defenseman found an odd but perhaps apt way to fit in with his new team: He got hurt. Ten games into his tenure with the Penguins, Hainsey went down with an upper-body injury to join an increasingly long line of...
Via MyNorthwest.com
1 day ago

No discipline for Crosby for slashing off Methot’s fingertip

Sidney Crosby will not be subjected to any discipline for a slash that ripped off the fingertip of Marc Methot, per NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, who told ESPN the league is not investigating the matter.The incident occurred during the Pittsburgh Penguins’ 2-1 loss to the Ottawa Senators Thursday night. Methot missed the final 45 minutes of the game after coming off the ice...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 3/24: Waiting on West Virginia

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Happy Friday and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while wait for the Mountaineers to shoot the ball.Happy birthday today to Chris Bosh, Corey Hart, Ron Hainsey, Peyton Manning, Mike Vanderjagt and Penny Toler. On this date in 1979 Magic Johnson scored a triple-double for...
Via Yardbarker
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Sidney Crosby slashed off the tip of Marc Methot’s finger

Earlier this week, Sidney Crosby scored one of the best goals of the year with an insane one-handed goal against the Sabres. Crosby is back in the headlines once again on Thursday, but this time it’s for inflicting what might be one of the most disgusting injuries of the season.While attempting to slash Marc Methot’s stick to prevent the Senators defenseman from dumping the...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Despite distractions, the Pittsburgh Penguins just play

Just Play.  That was the mantra for Mike Sullivan’s club during last year’s playoffs, where they went on to win the Stanley Cup.  The Pittsburgh Penguins currently stand at 46-17-9, good for second place in the fierce Metropolitan division.  Although the Penguins have an impressive record, they have faced their share of distractions. High expectations, a goalie “controversy”...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mario Lemieux sends letter, signed puck to hospitalized child

When he heard that Darran Dunlap, a young girl in Pittsburgh, had cancer, Pittsburgh Penguins Hall of Fame center Mario Lemieux took matters into his owns hands. Without solicitation from Darran or her father, who hosts a morning radio show in Pittsburgh, Lemieux sent a letter encouraging Dunlap to keep fighting.“Darran, please accept my heartfelt best wishes to you for successful...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Kunitz hits goaltender Keith Kinkaid in the junk

Goaltenders in the NHL wear a lot of protective equipment, but sometimes even the bulkiest of pads aren’t enough to protect the family jewels. New Jersey Devils goalie Keith Kinkaid found this out the hard way when Chris Kunitz was trying to stuff in a loose puck which was sitting between Kinkaid’s legs.Warning – Men may cringe watching this video. (Shudder)It’s actually...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins Ron Hainsey sidelined with upper-body injury

PITTSBURGH (AP) The depleted Pittsburgh Penguins defense has taken another hit. Coach Mike Sullivan says defenseman Ron Hainsey is week-to-week with an upper-body injury. The Penguins acquired the 35-year-old Hainsey just before the trade deadline. Hainsey has one assist in 10 games since joining Pittsburgh. The Penguins called up Derrick Pouliot from their AHL affiliate in Wilkes...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins fan uses spare ticket to take homeless man to game

A Pittsburgh Penguins fan was on his way to last Friday’s game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at PPG Paints Arena when a homeless man named Rob asked him for some money. What happened next is nothing short of heartwarming.Jimmy Mains, a police officer in Rankin, Pa., realized he had no cash, but had a spare ticket for the game. So, instead of leaving Rob empty-handed and on the...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Blake Wheeler: Department of Player Safety’s recent decisions 'raise a lot of questions'

Blake Wheeler was left questioning the decision making of the Department of Player Safety and their inconsistency following a string of similar hits with different punishments.Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba earned a two-game suspension for a check to the head of Senators forward Mark Stone. On the flip side, Pittsburgh Penguins star Evgeni Malkin wasn’t suspended for a very similar...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Former NHL player Mike Comrie under investigation for rape

Mike Comrie is reportedly being investigated by police over a rape allegation, according to TMZ.com.According to reports, Comrie met with the unnamed accuser at a Los Angeles bar on Saturday, where they went back to his apartment. She claims that while there Comrie raped her multiple times. TMZ reports sources close to Comrie allege the two have known each other for a prolonged period...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Penguins debut awesome gold and yellow Stadium Series jerseys

The Pittsburgh Penguins are going gold.The Penguins unveiled the new look for their upcoming "Stadium Series." The jerseys are pure gold and black. Penguins players will wear gold helmets, jerseys, and pants, with black details throughout. The jerseys feature two patches, one titled “City of Champions” and the other a Stadium Series patch.The look is called “Pittsburgh Gold”...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 02, 2017  |  Discuss
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