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What makes Sidney Crosby a special type of champion

Hockey Central discussion on Sidney Crosby being such a special type of champion, who can return from a long injury rehab and pick up right where he left off, and works so hard in the offseason. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.


Keeping up with the Metropolitans: Week 15

Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire via The Penguins finally get Crosby back. Alex Ovechkin is passing legends. The Blue Jackets are rolling and the rest of the Metro is slacking at the moment, but still the best in the NHL. Recap what happened last week here! Photo by Gregory Shamus/ The Penguins got some great news last week with the return of Sidney Crosby after two months for core muscle surgery. Crosby was rumored to be ready to play against the Coyotes last Sunday, but decided against it as the Penguins got to check out Phil Kessel’s new...

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Crosby Scores in OT, Penguins Beat Red Wings 2-1

DETROIT — Sidney Crosby scored a power-play goal 1:33 into overtime to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins over the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 Friday night. It was Crosby’s third goal in three games since returning from a 28-game absence because of a core muscle injury. Bryan Rust also scored for the Penguins in the third period […] The post Crosby Scores in OT, Penguins Beat Red Wings 2-1 appeared first on The Hockey Writers.


Penguins/Bruins Recap: Sometime it B’s like that. Pens lose 4-1

Photo by Maddie Meyer/ The Penguins’ four game winning streak is over as the fall 4-1 in Boston, a place they just can’t win Lineups Still feels like a minor win already when the Penguins can use the same lineup two games in a row with the way injuries have gone this season. They do for this game. Ready to roll. pic.twitter.com/0ybvfNwA4e— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) January 16, 2020 First period Sidney Crosby’s line starts the game, and whaddya, Sidney Crosby opens scoring just 24 seconds into the contest. Nice shot-block and recovery by Jack Johnson who records his...


Good start for Penguins’ new look lines in Crosby return

Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via The new look top lines both made an impact and scored highlight reel goals on Tuesday night. While the Evgeni Malkin, Jake Guentzel, Bryan Rust line was bulldozing the NHL in Sidney Crosby’s absence, there was an ongoing debate as to what would happen with the line combinations when Crosby returned to the lineup. Which winger would play with which center, and would the Penguins automatically put Guentzel back on Crosby’s wing? Well, Guentzel’s injury put an abrupt end to that discussion and created an entirely new line combination debate. As in,...

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Sidney Crosby to Return From 2-Month Absence Against Wild

PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby is back. The Pittsburgh Penguins captain will be in the lineup on Tuesday night when Pittsburgh faces Minnesota. Crosby hasn’t played since undergoing abdominal surgery on Nov. 14. The Penguins have thrived in spite of the extended absence of the three-time Stanley Cup winner. Pittsburgh is 18-6-4 since Crosby’s last appearance […] The post Sidney Crosby to Return From 2-Month Absence Against Wild appeared first on The Hockey Writers.


Penguins’ Sidney Crosby to return from injury vs. Wild

Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby will return to the lineup against the Minnesota Wild, the team announced . The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

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Penguins' Sidney Crosby to return from 2-month absence against Wild

The Pittsburgh Penguins captain will be in the lineup on Tuesday night when Pittsburgh faces Minnesota. Crosby hasn't played since undergoing abdominal surgery on Nov. 14.

Last Word on Hockey

A Special Pittsburgh Penguins Season May Be in the Cards

The Pittsburgh Penguins season has been plagued by plenty of issues. This includes a never-ending injury-bug, an almost entirely absent Sidney Crosby, and issues with starting goalie Matt Murray. Despite all of this, and more, the Penguins have managed to sustain a tremendous year, ranking fourth in the entire league. After a plague of poor play at the end of last year, general manager Jim Rutherford put his nose to the grindstone and managed a team that's dominated this year. The Pittsburgh Penguins Season Has Been Brilliant The Way They Play The Penguins year has looked tremendously similar...


How the Penguins have become the league’s best team without Sidney Crosby

Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Lots of injuries, but no problem for the Pens who have been the NHL’s best since early November. A look at how they’ve done it To say the Penguins have been holding strong despite several important injuries is an understatement. Just look at this handy visual from @NHLInjuryViz: Updated CHIP vs Points and CHIP vs xG plots through 10 January pic.twitter.com/jONDalR9MG— NHLInjuryViz (@NHLInjuryViz) January 12, 2020 In the regular tweet you can’t even see Pittsburgh and have to click on them to see the x-axis busting location that they’re at. ...


Beyond Headlines: Penguins are serious contenders despite injuries

Since losing Sidney Crosby to sports hernia surgery in November, the Penguins had gone 17-6-4 entering Sunday’s game in Arizona. Only three other NHL teams picked up more points during that stretch. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.


Penguins’ Sidney Crosby expected to be back from injury next week

It looks like the lengthy injury stint for Sidney Crosby’s is nearing an end as he is expected to make his return to the Pittsburgh Penguins lineup next week. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.


It’s happening! Sidney Crosby practices with team, takes line rushes

Photo by Mike Stobe/NHLI via The Penguins captain takes a big step forward today in his recovery from groin surgery After a couple of stops and starts, including an unscheduled day off yesterday due to “not feeling well”, Sidney Crosby finally took a major step forward in his recovery process by practicing in a full contact capacity with the Penguins today for the first time. Photo proof! https://t.co/92N4B6NM7V pic.twitter.com/yy9Egjr98s— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) January 11, 2020 Even better, Crosby participated in the line rushes and with the team’s top power...


Sidney Crosby returns to Penguins practice following hernia surgery

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby returned to practice on Friday after a two-month absence. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

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Sharks at Penguins: Lines, gamethread, and where to watch

Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire via No Crosby, no problem? Think again. It’s another early start for the San Jose Sharks, who head into Pittsburgh this afternoon as they continue swimming through the East Coast. After a New Year’s Eve loss to the league-worst Detroit Red Wings, the Sharks have lost their bite with only half of the season left to turn things around. On the other end of the ice is a Pittsburgh Penguins team holding on to their third place position in the Metropolitan Division, even without Sidney Crosby, who had hernia surgery on November 14. The Penguins have...


Brandon Saad and Chris Kreider top a wish-list for the Pens to replace Jake Guentzel

Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire via With the Pens’ star winger out hurt, a look at some players they could trade for to replace him this year When Jake Guentzel crashed into the boards on Monday night the talented winger not only severely damaged his shoulder but the reverberation will have a big impact on the future of the Penguins. For a team that’s been so injured — they’ve only have Sidney Crosby AND Evgeni Malkin both playing for a grand total of four periods — the year will in a way be defined by injuries. The Pens will never have their full group with Guentzel on...

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Pittsburgh Penguins Jake Guentzel Out Four-to-Six Months

The Pittsburgh Penguins announced that forward Jake Guentzel underwent successful surgery on his shoulder but will miss four-to-six months of action. From nhl.com: INJURY UPDATE: Jake Guentzel underwent successful shoulder surgery after a nasty collision with the boards last night. Guentzel is expected to miss four to six months. Full details: pens.pe/2SJ09uG Jake Guentzel on Injured Reserve Losing Jake Guentzel is a major loss for the Pittsburgh Penguins. They have experienced injuries to key players like Evengi Malkin, and most recently captain Sidney Crosby. Yet they were able to continue...


Crosby says Penguins have been playing unbelievable despite injury woes

Sidney Crosby talks about hitting the ice at Penguins practice and how the team has been playing. Courtesy: PensTV The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.


Sidney Crosby returns to Penguins practice...Kinda

Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via There’s an asterisk but Sidney Crosby was on the ice with his teammates at practice this morning. If the Penguins’ team and fanbase could have ever used some good news it would be a day like today. After a morning where it was revealed current leading scorer Jake Guentzel will be out for 4-6 months due to a shoulder surgery, what could be a better present than seeing Sidney Crosby back on the ice with his teammates? Well, we got it....Kind of. It's great to see you back at practice, Sid! pic.twitter.com/S0haTvsizF— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins)...


An update on the Penguins injury front

Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Some news from Coach Sullivan came out today on the status of the team With the Penguins set to face off tonight with the Nashville Predators, Mike Sullivan held court with members of the media to give a little update on some team members injury statuses that they have been dealing with over the past few weeks. Patric Hornqvist will not play tonight for the Penguins against Nashville, but his return to the lineup is getting closer. Sidney Crosby continues to skate following his sports hernia surgery and is making progress. Nick Bjugstad, who had been...


Penguins trade deadline: Chicago’s Erik Gustafsson is a name to keep an eye on

Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire via A power play boost possibility for Pittsburgh? One of the most disappointing aspects to the Penguins’ season so far is has been their power play. It’s ranked 21st in the league now and was as low as 25th early in the month. Pittsburgh has dealt with important injuries, from Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin out for significant stretches of time, but they’ve still performed poorly no matter the personnel. An interesting name to keep an eye on will be Erik Gustafsson from Chicago. The Blackhawks may have a “firesale” of veterans as the...


Merry Christmas, now when will the Penguins get the real present? (Sidney Crosby)

Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire via Looking at the captain and a possible return path Merry Christmas and happy holidays to everyone out there from all of us at Pensburgh! Tomorrow will mark six weeks from November 14th. So, what does that mean? Sidney Crosby had his surgery on that day, to which the team announced being out “at least six weeks” officially. Crosby has been skating on his own since December 10th as he gears up for his eventual return. When could that be? The schedule offers some hints. The NHL as a league is on day two of a three day holiday break today....

Sidney Crosby's top moments of NHL career | NBC Sports

Sidney Crosby has been a skating highlight reel ever since he came into the NHL.

RAM Social Drive: Sidney Crosby responds to trash talker in cool way

In this edition of RAM Social Drive, NESN's Kacie McDonnell explains how Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby responded to one heckler. For more: http://www.nesn.com/social-drive/

Sidney Crosby's natural hat trick against Colorado Avalanche | NHL | NBC Sports

Sidney Crosby not only netted a hat trick against the Colorado Avalanche, he did it with three unanswered goals to bring the Pittsburgh Penguins back even at 3-3. #NBCSports #NHL #Avalanche #Crosby #Penguins »