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NHL results and news, Feb. 25

Andrew Hammond made 25 saves to earn his first NHL shutout in his third career start, and Erik Condra, Mika Zibanejad and Kyle Turris scored to lift the visiting Ottawa Senators to a 3-0 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night. Hammond, who got the chance to play because of injuries to Craig Anderson and Robin Lehner, has backstopped the Senators to three straight wins, stopping 88 of 91 shots. Sidney Crosby scored his 20th goal of the season and Evgeni Malkin added three assists as visiting Pittsburgh averted a sweep of the season series. Sean Monahan scored a power-play goal 35...
PensBurgh Feb 25, 2015

No Brooms For You. Pens 4, Caps 3 (RECAP)

There we go. The Penguins capped off a busy Wednesday by beating the Washington Capitals, 4-3, in the final regular season meeting between the division rivals. Sidney Crosby, Patric Hornqvist, Chris Kunitz and Brandon Sutter potted the goals and Evgeni Malkin nailed on three assists for the Pens, who until Wednesday had been held to one goal in three contests by Washington goaltender Braden Holtby. John Carlson, Troy Brouwer and Alex Ovechkin scored for the Capitals, who fell three points behind the Penguins in the Metropolitan after suffering the regulation loss. Pittsburgh has been...

Capitals’ duo more productive than Crosby, Malkin

WASHINGTON — Two of the NHL’s top-five scorers took the ice Wednesday wearing the same sweater. Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin did, too. In a ...
PensBurgh Feb 25, 2015

Pens Points: Washington Game Day

8 pm Eastern, NBC-SN, TVA, SN1 The Pens are in DC again, where they'll have another go at the Capitals tonight. Here is the game preview. [NHL.com] Most importantly, the quest tonight will be for points, not retribution for Ovechkin's slash on Letang that by sheer dumb luck didn't result in a serious injury to the league's premier blueliner. [Penguins.com] Patrick Kane wasn't so lucky. Two days after checking Sidney Crosby in the face, Alex Petrovic boarded Kane, causing an injury that is feared to keep him out for 6-10 weeks or even more. No hearing for Petrovic. [Chicago Tribune] Here is...

Penguins’ Crosby, Hornqvist thriving when paired together

Blame the slump on a split. The Penguins have struggled to score with uncharacteristic frequency, but they aren’t struggling when center Sidney Crosby and right ...
Defending Big D Feb 24, 2015

Dallas Stars Daily Links: Custance Says Stars Are Only "One Foot In" on Analytics

How do the Stars stack up against other teams in the league when it comes to advanced analysis? Better than ESPN thinks they do, I suspect. Also, seemingly every player is out for 4-6 weeks, and Sidney Crosby's age is a number ESPN has a huge post on team analytics across the four major North American sports, if you haven't seen it.  It's comprehensive in that it categorizes every team's employment of all sorts of "new" analysis, but it's not exactly exhaustive when it comes to telling you exactly what each team is doing with advanced team and individual measurements, predictions and the...

Rossi: The game for Crosby is to change his

Sidney Crosby isn’t injured. That report comes from people within his inner circle. But even those folks cannot explain the diminishing returns provided this season ...
PensBurgh Feb 22, 2015

Messages Sent

Head Coach Mike Johnston warned the regular season was about building process for good habits come playoff time. Over the last week, it looked like things off the ice were about to explode causing a giant shift for the Penguins from the front office down to Zach Sill eating nachos in the press box. Head Coach Mike Johnston basically started the message sending by separating Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin on the power play. Johnston and assistant coach Rick Tocchet have reportedly been so exasperated by the top players refusal to follow simple instructions such as shooting the puck and not...

Penguins notebook: Johnston says Crosby’s wrist is fine

ST. LOUIS — Coach Mike Johnston said that Sidney Crosby’s wrist is fine. Only 24 hours earlier, Blue Jackets center Brandon Dubinsky, who fought Crosby ...
Newark Star-Ledger Feb 20, 2015

WATCH: Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby loses it, fights Columbus Blue Jackets' Brandon Dubinsky

Crosby's fight was the seventh of his career ... and first since his bout with the Flyers' Claude Giroux in an April 15, 2012 playoff game.
CSN Washington Feb 20, 2015

Sidney Crosby drops the gloves against Columbus

Sidney Crosby actually tried to stick up for himself on Thursday night, but did his team no favors in the process.

Postgame: Blue Jackets 2, Penguins 1

Sidney Crosby hardly ever fights. Seven times in his career. Six in the regular season, once in the playoffs. Three times since Nov. 3, 2010. Yet there was Crosby, dropping the gloves Thursday in the second period of a 2-1 …

Crosby fights, Penguins lose to Blue Jackets

Even Sidney Crosby’s first fight since 2010 couldn’t ignite the Penguins. Maybe because it coincides with the worst power-play drought of his career, including the ...
CSN Washington Feb 17, 2015

Crosby shoves Holtby as Caps, Penguins mix it up

The Capitals and Penguins got chippy on Tuesday night several times, including once after Sidney Crosby pushed Braden Holtby when the Caps' goalie was turned around.
CSN Washington Feb 17, 2015

Are Ovechkin and Crosby still NHL's biggest rivals?

Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin still enjoy the spotlight that shines on the Penguins-Capitals rivalry.

Sidney Crosby Photos

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