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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
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

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
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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 / gettyimages.com A concerned Dupuis spoke to Wes Crosby of NHL.com 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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
3 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 pic.twitter.com/qwgqI69l5w — 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
3 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...
Via Two Pad Stack
3 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
3 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...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Gameday 17: Pittsburgh Penguins at Montreal Canadiens

Pittsburgh Penguins (12-3-1) at Montreal Canadiens (14-4-1) 7:30 PM – ROOT Sports Bell Centre – Montreal, Quebec A pair of first-place teams will be facing off tonight in Montreal.  Pittsburgh, despite numerous offseason changes to the coaching staff, management and personnel, is a team that was expected to be sitting atop the standings.  Montreal, on the other hand...
Via The Pensblog
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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 / gettyimages.com 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins Thoughts Part 1: Forwards

The Penguins have recently changed their forward combinations to a more evenly balanced setup. Some of the changes I wholeheartedly agree with while others, I feel, aren’t being handled properly. Let’s get straight to the point. Patric Hornqvist’s Move to Evgeni Malkin’s Wing. Earlier in the week I wrote a full article detailing why the Penguins needed to make this move,...
Via PenguinPoop
4 days ago  |  Discuss

3 Reasons these Penguins are Different by @griffTHW

Last year, the Pittsburgh Penguins overcame a myriad of injuries to waltz through the 2013-'14 regular season.  They seemingly wrapped up the Metropolitan by Thanksgiving, ultimately finishing the campaign with a 13 point cushion over their nearest division rival.That group, however, represented anything but a complete team.  It was an incredibly top-heavy squad, one that...
Via PensInitiative
5 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
6 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...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Dion Phaneuf rocks Patric Hornqvist, fights off Evgeni Malkin

            The Pittsburgh Penguins penalty killers were perfect Friday night as they held on for a 2-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Toronto had six opportunities with the man-advantage, including a 6-on-4 situation for two minutes late in the third period. Toronto’s Dion Phaneuf rocked Pittsburgh’s Patric Hornqvist with a huge hit along the...
Via Sports-Glory
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Jonathan Toews is better than Sidney Crosby

Ladies and gentlemen of the Internet jury, my opponent will have you believe that Sidney Crosby is the gold standard of professional hockey on this planet. Two gold medals, two Hart Trophies, and various other individuals awards has made Mr. Crosby the most decorated player in the post-lockout era. However, all the accolades and fancy […] The post Why Jonathan Toews is better than...
Via Two Pad Stack
8 days ago  |  Discuss

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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins recall forward Bennett from Wilkes-Barre Scranton

  The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Beau Bennett from Wilkes-Barre Scranton of the AHL. The 22-year-old Bennett will be with the team on Tuesday when the Penguins travel to New York to play the Rangers. Bennett missed the first month of the season after suffering a lower-leg injury during training camp. Bennett had five assists in two games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton...
Via AP on Fox
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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Marc-Andre Fleury Gets Extension from Penguins

Stanley Cup winning goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury of the Pittsburgh Penguins has been extended by the club for four years for a total of $23 million. Fleury has been one of the most criticized goalies of the past few years, mostly due to his poor playoff performances. After his cup victory in 2009, Fleury has regressed in the playoffs each and every year. Last season he showed signs...
Via The Sideline
16 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...
Via isportsweb.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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