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Video- Why Evgeni Malkin Is Listed As Week-To-Week

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Video- Replaying The Replay From Yesterday’s Pittsburgh/Philadelphia Game

from Ron Cook of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,

I still like replay.

For many, it took another hit Sunday night during the Flyers-Penguins game. For the first time since it came to the NHL 28 years ago, there was a double coach’s challenge on the same play. I found it fascinating....

The Penguins lost, 2-1, when the Flyers’ Sean Couturier blew by Sidney Crosby and beat Matt Murray with a wrist shot with 3.4 seconds left in overtime. The Flyers had tied the score on a James van Riemsdyk goal with 18.8 seconds left in regulation....

But back to replay on its historic night.

It kept my interest, if only to see if it could save the game officials from themselves.

I am happy to report it did.

It worked the way replay is supposed to work — quickly and efficiently....

The play in question started early in the second period when the Flyers’ Claude Giroux appeared to score a goal through Murray’s legs. The officials huddled for a few seconds before ruling no goal, citing goaltender interference on Jakub Voracek. The big crowd at PPG Paints Arena loved it.

Flyers coach Scott Gordon immediately challenged the call.

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Watch the sequence below and the game highlights too.

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A Salute To Evgeni Malkin

from Matt Larkin of The Hockey News,

It was positively poetic to see Evgeni Malkin record career point No. 1,000 on the same night – in the same game – Alex Ovechkin notched No. 1,200 and earned an embrace from Sidney Crosby for it. No matter what Malkin seems to accomplish, it happens under the gargantuan shadow cast by two generational talents.

Malkin must understand what it felt like to be Dale Hawerchuk, who piled up 100-point seasons in the 1980s while Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux ruled the universe. Hawerchuk ripped off 752 points across 559 games in his first seven seasons – and walked away with one second-team all-star nod, while his Calder Trophy was an award Lemieux and Gretzky were obviously not eligible to win in 1981-82.

And yet, comparing Malkin to the Hall of Famer Hawerchuk doesn’t even do Malkin justice. He’s not just an elite player dwarfed by two legends. Malkin is one of the greatest players in NHL history. We spend oodles of ink describing the accomplishments of Crosby and Ovechkin, and they deserve all the praise they get, but let’s shed some light on career Pittsburgh Penguin ‘Geno’ today in honor of his 1,000th point.

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Video- Was Holtby Worried About A Collision With Crosby?

You decide.

 

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The Pittsburgh Penguins Are In A Battle For A Playoff Spot

from Gene Collier of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,

As current head coach Mike Sullivan likes to say, “It’s hard to make the playoffs in this league,” and as I like to retort under my breath, “It’s harder to miss them.”

The Penguins rarely join the NHL minority and miss the postseason, but we’re down to a month before the playoffs start and the vibe emanating from the contemporary crew has the distinct aroma known as maybe not. At least that’s what I was getting early in the week, and last night’s 4-1 loss in Columbus did nothing to diminish the scent.

At least that’s what I was getting early in the week, and last night’s 4-1 loss in Columbus did nothing to diminish the scent.

“Yes, yes,” CEO David Morehouse said when I asked Tuesday if he’d be shocked to miss the playoffs for the first time as a Penguins executive. “It doesn’t even enter my mind. We have the best general manager in hockey, complete confidence in the coach, and this is a veteran team that knows when it has to play. We have a team that can win a Cup if everyone is healthy and plays the way they’re supposed to. There’s no one I’d rather be.”

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Below, a snapshot of the playoff race in the East/

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Video- To Challenge Or Not

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Watching The Stadium Series Game Between The Pittsburgh Penguins And Philadelphia Flyers

STAMFORD, Conn. – Feb. 26, 2019 – Saturday night’s 2019 NHL Stadium Series game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers on NBC averaged a Total Audience Delivery (TAD) of nearly two million viewers, making it the most-watched NHL regular-season game in five years, excluding Winter Classics. The battle of Pennsylvania -- which was won by the Flyers in overtime, 4-3, at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia -- was also the most-streamed Stadium Series game ever and set numerous local ratings records. Highlights include:

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Erik Gudbranson Going To Pittsburgh

Not official yet.

 

added 3:31pm,

 

 

added 4:25pm, Vancouver release is below.

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Video- Wayne Simmonds Hit On Brian Dumoulin

via Sportsnet's YouTube page,

Watch as Wayne Simmonds crushes Brian Dumoulin into the boards hard. The Pittsburgh Penguins take exception and try to start a brawl with the Flyers’ enforcer.

 

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Philadelphia Flyers/Pittsburgh Penguins- Playing Outdoors Brings Possible Bad Weather

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (Feb. 23, 2019) – The National Hockey League announced today that the start time of tonight’s 2019 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series between the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins at Lincoln Financial Field will remain at 8 p.m. ET. While we are expecting a chance of a relatively light amount of precipitation in and around the game window, current forecasts are indicating that we will have playable conditions. We will continue to monitor weather conditions throughout the day and if a different determination becomes necessary due to the weather conditions being worse than anticipated, we will adjust accordingly. 

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