Panarin lifts Rangers past Penguins 4-3 in OT in Game 7
Artemi Panarin scored a power-play goal 4:46 into overtime and the New York Rangers beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 Sunday night to advance to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Mika Zibanejad had a goal and two assists, and Chris Kreider and K’Andre Miller also scored for New York, which got its third straight comeback win after trailing 3-1 in the series.news.yahoo.com
Chytil scores in 3rd, Rangers beat Penguins 5-3 in Game 5
Penguins star Sidney Crosby left with about seven minutes remaining in the second period with an apparent injury and didn't return. Game 6 is Friday in Pittsburgh, and a potential deciding Game 7 would be Sunday back at Madison Square Garden. With the Penguins leading 1-0 after 20 minutes, Pittsburgh's Mike Matheson hit a goalpost 3 1/2 minutes into the second period. The Rangers outshot the Penguins 11-10 in the first period, limited mostly to shots from the outside. LINEUPLindgren returned to the Rangers' lineup after missing the previous three games following an upper body injury in Game 1 of this series.wftv.com
Crosby, Penguins have Rangers on brink heading into Game 5
Rangers Penguins Hockey Pittsburgh Penguins left winger Jake Guentzel (59) and right winger Bryan Rust (17) congratulate center Sidney Crosby on a goal against the New York Rangers in the first period in Game 4 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series in Pittsburgh, Monday, May 9, 2022. (Matt Freed/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP) (Matt Freed)Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins were stymied by Igor Shesterkin during the regular season. After scoring just four goals against Shesterkin in four regular-season games, the Penguins have torched him for 10 goals in three periods over the last two games. He left after giving up four goals in the first period of Game 3 and then again after allowing six in two periods of Game 4. “I'm just happy we won the game and we can go back home in front of our home fans and compete again with the series tied,” Verhaege said.wftv.com
Pens chase Shesterkin again, topple Rangers 7-2 for 3-1 lead
Sidney Crosby had a goal and three assists to become the sixth player in NHL history to reach 200 career playoff points and the Pittsburgh Penguins throttled the New York Rangers 7-2 to take a 3-1 lead in their Eastern Conference first-round series.
Panarin, Vatrano help Rangers beat Penguins 5-2 in Game 2
Panarin then extended the lead to 4-2 when his centering pass from beyond the goal line deflected off Penguins defenseman Mike Matheson and past Domingue at 8:02. He deflected Frank Vatrano's point shot past Domingue for his second goal of the series at 7:54. Copp got the Rangers on the scoreboard first again as he got a pass from Panarin and quickly fired a shot past Domingue from the inside edge of the right circle at 6:50. Guentzel got the rebound of a shot by Marcus Pettersson in front and fired a slap shot past Shesterkin at 8:52. The Penguins were without RW Rickard Rakell, who left in the first period of Game 1, and D Brian Dumoulin.wftv.com
Crosby, Guentzel lead Pens past Islanders, back to playoffs
Jake Guentzel scored twice, Sidney Crosby also had a goal and the Pittsburgh Penguins earned a playoff berth for the 16th straight season with a 6-3 victory over the New York Islanders on Thursday night. Guentzel scored his 36th and 37th goals and Crosby his 29th as the Penguins extended the longest active postseason streak among teams in major North American professional sports. Danton Heinen equaled a career high with his 16th goal, while Kris Letang and Brock McGinn also scored for Pittsburgh, which tied Calgary for the seventh-longest playoff streak in the NHL since 1967.news.yahoo.com
Avalanche beat Penguins for win No. 50, clinch playoff spot
Avalanche Penguins Hockey Colorado Avalanche's Nathan MacKinnon, center, celebrates with teammates on the bench after scoring against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, April 5, 2022, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) (Keith Srakocic)PITTSBURGH — (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche clinched a playoff spot with the help of two goals from Nathan MacKinnon in a 6-4 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night. Mikko Rantanen continued a six-game point streak with an assist in his 400th NHL game (he has 400 career points). Colorado opened a 3-1 lead with a pair of second-period goals scored 2:07 apart. Jeff Carter assisted on Guentzel's goal, becoming the 20th active player with 800 NHL points.wftv.com
Svechnikov scores in OT as Hurricanes rally past Penguins
Jordan Staal scored two goals for the Hurricanes, who snapped a two-game skid and won for the fourth time in 16 chances (4-10-2) when trailing after two periods. Jake Guentzel and Sidney Crosby each had a goal and an assist for the Penguins, who fell to 23-1-2 when leading through two periods. Staal was left alone in the slot to fire in the rebound at 4:20 of the second. The Penguins were limited to five shots in the third period despite going on a power play with 2:09 remaining. SURGING STAALStaal, a decade removed from his time with the Penguins, has been on a scoring binge the past couple of weeks.wftv.com
Crosby scores 500th, Penguins rally past Flyers 5-4 in OT
APTOPIX Flyers Penguins Hockey Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) scores his 500th NHL career goal on Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Carter Hart, left, during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) (Keith Srakocic)PITTSBURGH — (AP) — Sidney Crosby scored his 500th goal and Pittsburgh teammate Kris Letang capped a late rally to lift the Penguins past the Philadelphia Flyers 5-4 in overtime Tuesday night. Scott Laughton, Nick Seeler and Justin Braun scored during a second-period outburst as the Flyers took command. Claude Giroux also scored for Philadelphia, which saw itself on the wrong end of a signature Crosby moment once again. Laughton tied the game 57 seconds into the second period when he jumped on a loose puck in the slot and fired it by DeSmith.wftv.com
NHL All-Stars sad to miss Olympics, but happy to be in Vegas
Sabres Golden Knights Hockey T-Mobile Arena stands in Las Vegas before an NHL hockey game between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022, in Las Vegas. The arena is the site for this year's NHL All-Star game. The NHL All-Stars still aren't happy about missing their chance to compete for gold medals, but nobody was complaining Friday morning about the consolation prize of a sunny weekend in Vegas. The league and the players seem to be definitely committed to the 2026 Milano Cortina Olympics, but these All-Stars know the future is unpredictable. “I never would have guessed there would be hockey in Vegas 10 years ago, and here we are,” Knights All-Star defenseman Alex Pietrangelo said.wftv.com
Ten-Guins! Pens win 10th straight, 6-2 over Flyers
The Penguins won the second game of a back-to-back and haven’t lost since Dec. 1 against Edmonton. The Penguins won five games during the streak on the road and can at least think about the team record of 17 straight set over March-April 1993. The Penguins also won 15 straight games in March 2013 and have winning streaks of 12, 11 and 10 games, all since 1999. The Penguins played a Flyers team ravaged with injuries and even more players in the COVID-19 protocol. I just try to focus on the game tonight.”The Flyers could have used more focus — and healthy bodies.wftv.com
Kapanen scores twice; Pens welcome back fans with 5-2 win
Kapanen scored two goals and the Penguins defeated the Flyers 5-2 on Tuesday night. Penguins’ players raised their sticks and saluted the fans in attendance following the win. Following a scoreless first period, Farabee and Kapanen scored 1:07 apart to open the second period. The Flyers will welcome fans back to the Wells Fargo Center on Sunday against Washington. The Penguins scored three goals and outshot the Flyers 13-3 to start the second period.
Guentzel's winner lifts Penguins by Capitals 4-3 in shootout
DeSmith figured Ovechkin would try to fire one past him rather than deke his way to the net. DeSmith stayed upright as Ovechkin closed in and felt the familiar smack of rubber hitting him and not the net. “I thought our guys played hard in the second and third against a really good team,” Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said. While Sullivan remains confident Jarry will be fine, he turned to DeSmith to help get Pittsburgh going. Washington went 1 for 4 on the power play, a tap-in goal by Backstrom in the second that gave the Capitals a 3-2 lead.
Penguins star Crosby misses practice with undisclosed issue
PITTSBURGH Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby did not practice on Sunday, a day after leaving a team scrimmage with an undisclosed health issue. The team captain and two-time NHL MVP scored during an organized scrimmage on Saturday. Youre trying the wrong guy, Recchi said. Sorry about that.Crosby, playing alongside Jake Guentzel and Conor Sheary, scored a goal for the black team during a 7-0 romp over the white team. The Penguins are about two weeks out from facing Montreal in the qualifying round of the 24-team NHL postseason.
NHL camps to open July 10 if league, players agree to resume
The NHL and NHL Players' Association gave the go-ahead Thursday for teams to open training camp on July 10 in the next step forward toward completing the pandemic-delayed season. Players were allowed to resume small-group, voluntary workouts and teams could open their training facilities Monday. Groups of players began skating this week, while others were waiting for a firm timeline to ramp up for games. This year youre not going to be going into training camp and the first game of the season. The other 16 teams play best-of-five series.