1:27 PM EDT, Wed May 04, 2016

Game 4 Washington pregame

Two interesting topics in the build-up to Game 4 tonight: What will the Penguins D corps look like without the suspended Kris Letang and what role will call-up Tom Sestito play? On the defense situation, here’s what pairs looked like …
Japers' Rink 27 mins ago

The Narrative: No Letang, More Grit and Even It Up

Three things we're talking about today when we're talking about the Caps 1. Kris Letang will serve his one-game suspension tonight, which means an already depleted Pens' blueline takes a huge hit. How will they try to cope? Even the #Penguins admit it won't be easy to play w/o Kris Letang in Game 4. 'He's impossible to replace, really.' https://t.co/lKimkH82ga — Mark Giannotto (@mgiannotto) May 4, 2016 Pens' top 6 D-men for Game 4: Playoff ice timeDaley 22:26Dumoulin 19:35Cole 16:31Lovejoy 14:55Pouliot 12:10 (1 GP)Schultz 5:52 (1 GP) — Yahoo Sports NHL (@YahooSportsNHL) May 3,...
PensBurgh 4 hours ago

4 ways the Penguins can sneak out a win in Game 4

After losing Kris Letang to a suspension, and holding on to a bad finish in Game 3, we'll key in on 4 ways that the Penguins can win Game 4 against the Washington Capitals Without Kris Letang for Game 4, a sizeable portion of the hockey world is already writing the game off for about as sure-fire a win for the Washington Capitals as can be expected in the NHL playoffs. This is a great opportunity for the Pittsburgh Penguins to go up in their best-of-7 series by a commanding 3-1 margin. Letang is arguably their most indispensable player, but overcoming adversity often reveals the meddle of a...
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 4 hours ago
Penguins' Letang says he respects NHL's decision to suspend him

Penguins' Letang says he respects NHL's decision to suspend him

Kris Letang said he respects the NHL’s decision to suspend him for one-game after a late, head-high hit against Washington Capitals forward Marcus Johansson in Game 3 on Monday night.
Japers' Rink 6 hours ago

Wednesday Caps Clips: Round 2, Game 4 Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Previews of Game 4, updates on Letang's suspension and Johansson's injury, and more. Your savory breakfast links: Kris Letang was suspended for tonight's game after his hit on Marcus Johansson Monday night. [Rink, Puck Daddy, THW, The Score, AP, AFP, WaPo, WashTimes, CSNMA, Post-Gazette (and again), Tribune-Review, RMNB, NoVa Caps, and Pensburgh] Letang was one of a couple of things we were talking about yesterday. [Rink] A lot of people are talking about the influence of injury on League-mandated suspensions, and why that perhaps...
Mile High Hockey 7 hours ago

Colorado Avalanche: News From Around the NHL May 4th, 2016

The National Hockey League's Go Green Mission. [Just Energy] Pittsburgh Penguins defenceman Kris Letang slapped with one-game suspension for hit. [National Post] Calgary Flames fire Jack Adams-winning coach Bob Hartley. [The Globe and Mail] IIHF president worried NHL players will skip 2018 Olympics. [CBC] Hartley joins list of capable coaches without an NHL job. [Toronto Sun] Former Colorado Avalanche first-rounder Joey Hishon, of Stratford, signs two-year deal with Jokerit Helsinki of the KHL. [Stratford Beacon Herald]
San Francisco Chronicle 11 hours ago

Blues’ defense stifles Dallas, St. Louis takes series lead

Vladimir Tarasenko had a goal and two assists, Troy Brouwer had a goal and assist and Brian Elliott was strong when he needed to be for the Blues in their first lopsided win of the postseason. Steen capped the period with a power-play goal, matching his postseason career high for goals in a game. Sceviour tapped in his own rebound for the Stars’ lone goal at 4:44 of the first. Nikita Kucherov tied it in the final minute of regulation, and Ryan Callahan, Victor Hedman and Vladislav Namestnikov also scored for the Lightning. On the winning goal, the Lightning were on an odd-man rush and...
Beaver County Times 21 hours ago
Penguins defenseman Kris Letang gets one-game suspension for hit in Game 3

Penguins defenseman Kris Letang gets one-game suspension for hit in Game 3

The NHL suspended Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang for one game for an illegal hit on Washington's Marcus Johansson.
PensBurgh 22 hours ago

Kris Letang suspended for Game 4 for hit on Marcus Johansson

We now know the punishment for Kris Letang's late hit on Washington Capitals forward Marcus Johansson The Pittsburgh Penguins will be down their best defenseman in Game 4 of the series against the Washington Capitals. Kris Letang has been suspended 1 game for interfering with Marcus Johansson. Pittsburgh’s Kris Letang suspended 1 game for interference on Washington’s Marcus Johansson. Video: https://t.co/lSVEm2DQ0T — NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) May 3, 2016 Tough to argue that. The Penguins lead the Caps 2 games to 1, with next game coming tomorrow night in Pittsburgh....
Japers' Rink 22 hours ago

Letang Suspended One Game

The Penguins blueliner will miss Game 4 Kris Letang has been suspended for one game for interference against Marcus Johansson. Here's the Department of Player Safety's video:
Penguins without 'backbone' of their defense for Game 4 against Capitals

Penguins without 'backbone' of their defense for Game 4 against Capitals

Kris Letang will sit out Game 4 of the Penguins’ Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Washington Capitals tonight at Consol Energy Center
Japers' Rink May 3, 2016

The Narrative: Letang/Johansson, Territorial Dominance and Ovechkin

Three things we're talking about today when we're talking about the Caps 1. If it's a day ending in the letter "y", we must be discussing a(t least one) controversial hit, and this time it's a Penguin under the microscope. Kris Letang, come on down... Letang levels MoJo for a 2 min penalty#CapsPens pic.twitter.com/pBntylByFo — CAPITALS HILL (@CapitalsHill) May 3, 2016 On Letang hit on Johansson...not nearly as late as Orpik, but still late. Anything after .6 is considered late. And its .64 after. — John Shannon (@JSportsnet) May 3, 2016 What say you, Caps? Johansson on Letang...
Penguins' Letang to have hearing with NHL Department of Player Safety

Penguins' Letang to have hearing with NHL Department of Player Safety

Penguins defenseman Kris Letang will have a hearing with the NHLs Department of Player Safety today because of a head-high hit on Washingtons Marcus Johansson Monday night
PensBurgh May 2, 2016

Will Kris Letang get suspended for his hit on Marcus Johansson?

Following the big Game 3 win, the Pittsburgh Penguins have a huge cloud hanging over them for the status of their best defenseman Kris Letang, thanks to his late hit on Marcus Johansson of the Washington Capitals. In the first two games of the Pittsburgh Penguins / Washington Capitals series, the worst hits were thrown by the Caps. In Game 1 Tom Wilson was fined the maximum for his knee on Conor Sheary behind the play In Game 2 Brooks Orpik drew a hefty (for the NHL playoffs) 3 game suspension for his 1 second late high hit on Olli Maatta that caused a concussion. In Game 3, Kris...
Ron Cook: Penguins defenseman Letang shouldn’t be surprised if late hit results in suspension

Ron Cook: Penguins defenseman Letang shouldn’t be surprised if late hit results in suspension

The Washington Capitals did everything they could Monday night to knock Penguins defenseman Kris Letang off his game. First, there was a typically nasty facewash from Alex Ovechkin. Then, there was a slash from Daniel Winnik and a hard check from Marcus Johansson. The Capitals even appeared to try to knock Letang out of Game 3 of their Stanley Cup playoff series midway through the second period when Nicklas Backstrom leaped over him as Letang was down after checking Ovechkin and drilled him in the back of the head with his hip. Letang was slow to get up, then furious. He cursed at the...

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