Sidney Crosby

The Phil is Gone: The Ultimate All-Star Snub

Phil Kessel is a Stanley Cup Champion. However, an NHL All-Star he is not. Despite leading the Pittsburgh Penguins in points, goals, assists, and the …

Phil Kessel

When Corner Brook won the Allan Cup with help from Crosby's uncle

When the Nova Scotia Oilers broke training camp back in 1985, they had bad news for Rob Forbes: The AHL club in his hometown of Halifax didn’t have …

Pittsburgh Penguins Finally Returning to Form

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 05: Sidney Crosby<p>The Pittsburgh Penguins have broken out of their season-long slumber.<p>All of the troublesome problems from the …

NHL

Just tuning in? Fans switching to Penguins will like what they see

With the season coming to an inglorious end at Heinz Field on Sunday and the Gerrit Cole trade seemingly signaling the start of another sell-off ...

Pittsburgh

Why MacKinnon should be considered a legitimate Hart Trophy candidate

Nathan MacKinnon is emerging as one of the NHL's most valuable players.<p>Here's a quick look at why he should be included in the conversation for the …

Ice Hockey

3 up, 3 down: Mathieu Perreault an elite depth scorer for Jets

Each week, our Fantasy Hockey experts look at three players trending up and three players trending down in the National Hockey League.

Ice Hockey

Star Game but remains work in progress

Peters delivered a different kind of message to Hanifin on Friday after his turnover led to Brett Connolly's tying goal with 3:08 remaining in the …

Ice Hockey

Sidney Crosby - Why Fans Love to Hate the NHL Golden Boy

Sidney Crosby is the best hockey player in the world. End of debate. He might not be the fastest (catch you if we can, McDavid). Surely he isn’t the …

Snap Shots: Pens 5, Rangers 2

* The Pens just keep rolling. They've now won two straight coming out of the bye week, and four in a row to equal their season-long streak set Nov. …

Tristan Jarry

What we learned in the NHL over the last week

<b>Penguins are closer to championship form</b><p>Pittsburgh, the defending Stanley Cup champion, has rebounded from a terrible start. The Penguins have won four consecutive games and five of their last six, lifting them into the first East wild-card spot. They beat the Detroit Red Wings and New York Rangers …

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Rangers Back-to-Back Wraps up Tonight in Pittsburgh

Sunday is the third of four meetings between the Rangers and Penguins, and the second in the Steel City. New York won the previous meeting in …

Phil Kessel

Jack Todd: Let's send a message, and stop supporting the NHL during the Olympics

It’s an idea whose time has come: a two-week fan vacation from the National Hockey League during the Winter Olympics. Start your holiday Feb. 9, the …

Ice Hockey

Sidney Crosby pads Penguins lead over Rangers

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Sports

Crosby sticks with special purple tape, keeps up red-hot play

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has had some unique purple tape wrapped around the top of his stick for the past few games. Coincidentally, …

Detroit Red Wings

5 things we learned in the NHL: Oilers help Islanders clobber Rangers

There were only nine games on Saturday as many teams are enjoying their bye week, but there was still tons of exciting action.<p>Here are five things we …

Ice Hockey

Pittsburgh Penguins Sunday Morning Thoughts: New York Rangers game day edition

It’s a bitter cold Sunday morning and here’s what is on our mind for some random thoughts and observations leading up to an important sports day in …

Pittsburgh Penguins

Snap Shots: Pens 4, Wings 1

* After dropping out of a playoff spot, the Pens talked about the need to string wins together. The Pens won 3 of 4 games, including back-to-back …

Phil Kessel

Ron & Don: Jeff Glass' story 'does your heart good'

Every hockey season has its share of good-news stories. This year, Jeff Glass is one of them.<p>After plying his trade in the AHL and overseas, the …

Ice Hockey

GAMEDAY 45: BYE, WEEK | The Pensblog

Good morning, Pens fans.<p>Did you forget the puck drops at 1:00 today? Yeah, so did we and like the rest of us in the northeast, we’re buried in snow. …

Evgeni Malkin

Howard Wins Dapper Dan Sportswoman of the Year Award - Robert Morris University

PITTSBURGH -- One of the most accomplished players in the history of the Robert Morris women's hockey team has received one of the Steel City's …

Women's Ice Hockey

Best and Worst of the Week: Bergeron, Talbot and an unlikely streak

Puck Daddy<p><i>(Life’s busy — it’s not always easy to stay on top of everything happening around the NHL. So in case you missed it, here are some of the</i> …

Patrice Bergeron

Edmonton Oilers Snapshots: Fans travel to celebrate McDavid’s birthday

LAS VEGAS — At 9:07 of the first period, some of the 5,000 Edmonton Oiler fans in their orange Connor McDavid jerseys offered up a spontaneous, …

Ice Hockey

NHL: Red Wings 1, Penguins 4

Evgeni Malkin had two goals and two assists, Phil Kessel chipped in with a goal and two assists and Sidney Crosby added a goal and an assist as the …

Ice Hockey

Penguins seek 4th in row vs. struggling Rangers

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Rangers hold the two wild card spots in the Eastern Conference, but they seem to be heading in …

Phil Kessel

Malkin stays hot, Penguins handle Red Wings

Evgeni Malkin scored two goals and assisted on two more to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4-1 home victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday afternoon.<p>Malkin has scored five goals over the last three games. Pittsburgh's offensive stars carried the offensive load as the Penguins won for the …

NHL

Are the Columbus Blue Jackets Even a Playoff Team?

Who would have ever thought we’d question the playoff chances of the Columbus Blue Jackets in January? Well here we are. Losing games to the 29th and …

Ice Hockey

PREVIEW: Oilers at Golden Knights

<b>YOUR GAME-DAY ESSENTIALS</b><p><b>GAME DAY VIDEO</b><p>COMING SOON - OILERS TODAY | Tom Gazzola reports on the key storylines prior to tonight's game<p>COMING SOON - …

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Canadiens’ Phillip Danault takes slap shot to head

On-ice moments don’t get much scarier than what happened at the Bell Centre in Montreal on Saturday.<p>Late in the second period in a game between the …

Mathew Barzal

What has been the biggest surprise for the Caps in the first half of the season?

<i>The bye week is a good opportunity to evaluate what happened over the course of the first half of the season and look forward to the rest of the</i> …

Ice Hockey

Morning Skate: Don't count out the Anaheim Ducks, Minnesota Wild or Pittsburgh Penguins yet

Morning Skate: Which playoff bubble team could actually win the Stanley Cup?<p><b>Greg Wyshynski:</b> The Anaheim Ducks were my pick to win the Pacific …

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