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Last Word on Hockey

Pittsburgh Penguins Off-Season Should be Quiet

The Pittsburgh Penguins bid to win three Stanley Cups in a row ended in the second round as the Washington Capitals beat them in six games. It was the first time the Capitals had reached the third round in 20 years. This was also the Penguins first series loss in three years when they lost to the New York Rangers in five games in 2015. There has been some speculation about whether the Penguins could move a core player this off-season. Defenceman Kris Letang didn't look like himself this season after coming off major neck surgery. Let's take a look at why this Penguins off-season should be...

Last Word on Hockey

Washington Capitals Centre Nicklas Backstrom a Game Time Decision for Game 4

The Washington Capitals face a crucial Game 4 match-up with the Tampa Bay Lightning in Washington tonight. After winning the first two games in Tampa, the Capitals dropped Game 3. Losing tonight would undo all the work they did to get home ice advantage in the series, and win those first two games. With that in mind, they may have re-inforcements in the lineup. Nicklas Backstrom who has been out of the Capitals lineup with an upper-body injury since Game 5 of the previous round against the Pittsburgh Penguins is a game-time decision for tonight's game. The 30-year-old Swedish centre took...

Eyes On The Prize

Addison is focused and ready to work

In today’s links, Addison is looking to rebound after a season derailed by injury, looking at two players who have played for both the Habs and Caps, and the league reacts to the Washington Capitals finally overcoming the Pittsburgh Penguins. Montreal Canadiens news and notes Jeremiah Addison is fully focused and ready to work after missing most of last season due to injury. [Montreal Canadiens] What should be done with Karl Alzner? [Journal de Montreal] Phillip Danault strikes a pose for a good cause. [Montreal Canadiens] Jacob de la Rose is enjoying Copenhagen. [Instagram] ...

Last Word on Hockey

Nicklas Backstrom, Andre Burakovsky Possibly to Return for Washington Capitals

The Washington Capitals are in uncharted territory as they're in the Eastern Conference final for the first time since 1998. The Caps finally got by the rival Pittsburgh Penguins without two key players. However, Washington might be getting back forwards Nicklas Backstrom and Andre Burakovsky for Game one of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Nicklas Backstrom Skates With Team The Swedish forward missed the clinching Game six against the Penguins with a hand injury. He and Burakovsky both travelled with the team and Backstrom practiced on...


Evgeni Malkin will not play in World Championships due to knee injury

The Penguins star was hampered through this playoffs and his season has come to an end. It was no secret nor a surprise that Evgeni Malkin was playing through an injury after sitting out a few games at the end of the Philadelphia series and beginning of the Washington series. We know know what that injury was (and might expect more details on it from the Penguins when getaway day comes.) ⚡Нападающий Евгений Малкин не сможет приехать в сборную из-за травмы колена. Желаем скорейшего выздоровления,...

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Late-season injury didn't do Derick Brassard any favors

Derick Brassard’s late-season injury may have impacted him more than he, or the Penguins, initially let on.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Yes, Phil Kessel was hurt, but did it matter?

The Penguins cleaned out their lockers Wednesday at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex, and there was no shortage of talk regarding Phil Kessel, who scored one goal in 12 postseason games and appeared to be suffering from some sort of injury.


Capitals’ Nicklas Backstrom out for Game 6 with upper-body injury

The Washington Capitals will be without centre Nick Backstrom for Game 6 against the Pittsburgh Penguins due to an upper-body injury. The post Peter Loubardias discusses Marchand’s antics, Brayden Point and WHL Finals appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.


Capitals, Penguins try to keep focus on series minus Wilson

The league suspended Washington Capitals' Tom Wilson three games for his run-in with Penguins forward Zach Aston-Reese that left the rookie with a concussion and a broken jaw. The post Capitals, Penguins try to keep focus on series minus Wilson appeared first on WTOP.

The Hockey Writers

Wilson Suspension Suggests New Era for NHL

The NHL Department of Player Safety has suspended Tom Wilson of the Washington Capitals for three games for his hit on Penguins forward Zach Aston-Reese in Game 3. Aston-Reese broke his jaw on the play and is suffering from a concussion. His season is done. The decision comes less than 24 hours before Game 4 of the Capitals […] The post Wilson Suspension Suggests New Era for NHL appeared first on The Hockey Writers.


It’s time for Kessel and Brassard to step up in this year’s postseason

Stars Phil Kessel and Derick Brassard have been ghosts so far this postseason. With depth becoming an ever-growing issue, offensive production from them is paramount. The Penguins have been lauded all season for their depth, especially after the trade deadline, and now with Zach Aston-Reese ruled out with a broken jaw and concussion thanks to Tom Wilson (ugh), their deep roster is what’s going to be front and center on everyone’s radar moving forward. It might also be what ultimately saves them in this second round series with the Capitals. There are many arguments stating that Evgeni...

Second City Hockey

MBS: NHL suspends Capitals’ Wilson 3 games

Our daily look at Blackhawks news and the happenings around the hockey world. The NHL suspended Capitals’ Tom Wilson three games Wednesday for his check to Penguins’ Zach Aston-Reese during Game 3 on Tuesday. Wilson wasn’t penalized on the play. Aston-Reese suffered a broken jaw and a concussion stemming from the collision. The Capitals, who hold 2-1 series lead, play Game 4 on Thursday in Pittsburgh. The Rockford IceHogs, the Chicago Blackhawks’ AHL affiliate, will play the Manitoba Moose, the Winnipeg Jets’ minor league team, in Game 1 of the Central Division final Friday at...

Last Word on Hockey

Washington Capitals Tom Wilson Suspended Three Games

The NHL Department of Player Safety announced that Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson has been suspended three games for an illegal check to the head of Pittsburgh Penguins forward Zach Aston-Reese. The hit occurred in Game 3 of the team's second-round playoff series on Tuesday. Washington won the game 4-3 and lead the series two games to one. Aston-Reese suffered a broken jaw and concussion on the play. Washington’s Tom Wilson suspended three games for an illegal check to the head on Pittsburgh’s Zach Aston-Reese. https://t.co/rrZ8Hp3XkE — NHL Player Safety...


Capitals’ Tom Wilson to have hearing for hit on Pens’ Aston-Reese

Penguins’ Zach Aston-Reese suffered a concussion and a broken jaw that requires surgery after a hit from Capitals’ Tom Wilson. The post Capitals’ Tom Wilson to have hearing for hit on Pens’ Aston-Reese appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.


NHL taking a look at Wilson hit on Pittsburgh's Aston-Reese

NEW YORK — The NHL is taking a look at a hit by Washington forward Tom Wilson that left Pittsburgh's Zach Aston-Reese with a broken jaw and a concussion.The league's department of player safety announced Wednesday that it has scheduled a hearing for Wilson to talk about the collision that occurred a night earlier during Washington's 4-3 victory over the Penguins in Game 3 that gave the Capitals a 2-1 lead in the series.Aston-Reese was stickhandling near the Washington bench when Wilson drilled the rookie with his left shoulder. The force propelled Wilson up into the Washington bench while...


Can Carl Hagelin help solve the depth problem?

In search of badly needed depth, will Hagelin save the day for the Pens? The Penguins held a sparsely attended optional practice today. The most intriguing player on the ice is one coming back from injury. Carl Hagelin on the ice, wearing a normal sweater. Assuming he takes full contact, good chance he plays in Game 4.— Jason Mackey (@JMackeyPG) May 2, 2018 After practice it was disclosed that Hagelin did not take contact, but then again at an optional practice it’s not like there was much contact to be had. It’s no secret right now the biggest problem facing the Pens (y’know,...

Last Word on Hockey

Evgeni Malkin, Carl Hagelin and Brian Dumoulin All Uncertain for Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins announced that forwards Evgeni Malkin, Carl Hagelin and Brian Dumoulin are all game-time decisions for at least Game Three of their second-round series with the Washington Capitals with various injuries. https://twitter.com/penguins/status/991325642254966785 Malkin, Hagelin & Brian Dumoulin Uncertain Malkin suffered a lower-body injury in Game Five of Pittsburgfirst-roundound series against the Philadelphia Flyers. The Russian centre missed Game Six against the Flyers. Hagelin was injured after a high bodycheck from Claude Giroux in Game Six. The Swede left the game...

The Hockey Writers

Penguins 4th Line Needs Malkin Back

The Pittsburgh Penguins’ Evgeni Malkin had 42 goals and 98 points in the 2017-18 season. He’s a dominant second-line center and a key component of the team’s power play, where he racked up 38 points over this season. The injury that kept him out of the last two postseason games has been felt keenly. Malkin’s […] The post Penguins 4th Line Needs Malkin Back appeared first on The Hockey Writers.


Penguins’ Malkin skates, progressing for return from injury

WASHINGTON (AP) — The sight of Evgeni Malkin on the ice brought a smile to many in the Pittsburgh Penguins’ locker room. Even knowing they wouldn’t have him in the lineup for Game 1 of… The post Penguins’ Malkin skates, progressing for return from injury appeared first on WTOP.

Last Word on Hockey

Injuries Highlight Philadelphia Flyers Wayne Simmonds Season

The Philadelphia Flyers ended their season with a game six loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins this past Sunday. It was clear from the start that something was ailing some of the Flyers top players. Nobody was facing bigger injuries than Wayne Simmonds, though. Simmonds would address the media after the loss, citing that they would soon find out his likely lengthy injury list.  And that is what happened when the team took part in their exit interviews on Wednesday afternoon. Lengthy Injury List For Flyers Wayne Simmonds When Simmonds opened the season with a hat-trick against the San Jose...


Even without Evgeni Malkin and Carl Hagelin, the Penguins are better than the Capitals

The Penguins are missing two key players to injury — but they still hold the upper hand The odds in Vegasfor Game 1 of the 2nd opened with the Capitals as slight favorites (-125) over the Penguins. With Game 1 being in Washington and the Penguins owning the worst road record of all remaining playoff teams, the line wasn’t all that surprising. Factor in that the Penguins and Capitals split the regular season series this year and that Evgeni Malkin and Carl Hagelin won’t be in the lineup and the line jumping up to the Capitals as -130 favorites also makes sense...at first glance. A...

Winging It In Motown

Quick Hits: The Red Wings Give Back Edition

In Red Wings Land Red Wing Play Zone opens at Children’s Hospital in Detroit | WDIV Always happy to see the Red Wings giving back. Around the League 11 Penguins-Capitals games that molded this into one of hockey’s best rivalries | SB Nation Pittsburgh won’t have Evgeni Malkin or Carl Hagelin for Game 1 tonight against Washington. I still fully expect the Penguins to win the game and probably take the series too. I want the Capitals to win. Eventually it has to be their year, right? Right? Much like everyone else, I don’t trust the Caps. Until they actually win four out of seven...


After professional & personal setbacks, Matt Murray is back in action

Matt Murray is the first NHL goaltender to win back-to-back Stanley Cups in his first two seasons, but once he was handed the keys in net for the Penguins his father passed away, then he was sidelined with a concussion. Now Murray is back for good. The post LFR11 – Round 1, Game 7 – Bos-Stunned Redux appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

Second City Hockey

2018 Stanley Cup playoffs: April 26 open thread

Here’s your place to discuss all the action. The second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs begins with two games Thursday. For the third consecutive year, the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals will meet in the second round. Pittsburgh went on to win the Stanley Cup after beating the Capitals in the previous two meetings (six games in 2016 and seven in 2017), and the Penguins have won nine of 10 in the postseason; only losing in the first round in 1994. Forwards Carl Hagelin and Evgeni Malkin will not play for Pittsburgh in Game 1 due to injuries. The Capitals haven’t made the...

Puck Prose

Pittsburgh Penguins injury update: Evgeni Malkin, Hagelin out for Game 1

The Pittsburgh Penguins will be without Evgeni Malkin and Carl Hagelin in Game 1 against the Washington Capitals For the third consecutive postseason, the Pittsburgh Penguins will face the Washington Capitals in the second round. The Pens have gotten the best of the Caps throughout their postseason history. However, this year, things could be different. […] Pittsburgh Penguins injury update: Evgeni Malkin, Hagelin out for Game 1 - Puck Prose - Puck Prose - NHL

Last Word on Hockey

Evgeni Malkin, Carl Hagelin To Miss Game 1 For Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins announced that forwards Evgeni Malkin and Carl Hagelin are sidelined for at least Game 1 of their second-round series with the Washington Capitals with a various injuries. https://twitter.com/BombulieTrib/status/989158032746704896 Evgeni Malkin, Carl Hagelin Injured Malkin suffered a lower-body injury in Game 5 of Pittsburgh's first round series against the Philadelphia Flyers. The Russian centre missed Game 6 against the Flyers. Hagelin was injured after a high bodycheck from Claude Giroux in Game 6. The Swede left the game soon after with blood dripping from his...


Malkin and Hagelin missing from Tuesday’s practice, declared “day to day”

Checking into Pens practice The Penguins had their first on-ice tuneup for Round 2 and two faces were missing, center Evgeni Malkin (leg injury during Game 5) and Carl Hagelin (upper body injury in Game 6) weren’t present. Predictably, not much of update or details are out there. Coach Sullivan on the statuses of Hagelin and Malkin: "They are both day-to-day. And Geno obviously has a lower-body injury. Haggy has an upper-body injury."— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) April 24, 2018 Really, no need for either to be out skating today, anyways. Series won’t start for at least a bit...

CBC News

Stanley Cup notes: Malkin, Hagelin absent from Penguins workout

The Pittsburgh Penguins began preparations Tuesday for their third consecutive second-round playoff series against Washington without key forwards Evgeni Malkin and Carl Hagelin, who are out with undisclosed injuries.

Penguins’ Tristan Jarry exits game with wrist injury

Penguins goalie Tristan Jarry left the game against the Philadelphia Flyers after hurting his wrist while stopping a shot.

Bonino reveals his injury is a broken tibia

Nick Bonino told David Amber the injury that kept him from playing was a broken tibia and discussed the injuries the Penguins had to deal with.

Letang on Penguins overcoming adversity: We care about each other

Kris Letang talked about how the Penguins battled through injuries to multiple star players, saying it comes down to caring about the other guys in the room.