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from Rob Rossi at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,

We have witnessed the Penguins transform from overmatched postseason newbies to early-arriving Stanley Cup contenders, then champions, then underachievers, and now standard-bearing back-to-back winners arriving at a franchise-record 12th consecutive tournament that offers hockey immortality.

We are living in the greatest days for hockey in Pittsburgh. The distinction will remain true even if the Penguins are unceremoniously bounced early from the upcoming playoffs as the past four two-time Cup champions have been. Neither the Oilers (twice) of the 1980s nor the Penguins and Red Wings of the 1990s reached a conference final in respective three-peat playoff pushes. Those clubs combined to win 22 games in four postseasons.

History is against these Penguins besting those Oilers, those Penguins and those Red Wings. So, too, is an Eastern Conference that has vastly improved over the two years during which Mike Sullivan coached the Penguins back to atop the hockey world.


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Videos- Nastiness In The Penguins/Devils Game

via Sportsnet's YouTube channel,

Sidney Crosby takes a pretty nasty butt-end from Travis Zajac, and near the end of the game the Pittsburgh Penguins and New Jersey Devils devolve into a cheap shot festival.

Penguins won 4-3 in OT.  Watch Crosby's OT goal below in the extended area.


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Big Win Last Night For The New Jersey Devils

from Chris Ryan of NJ.com,

Beating the Penguins on their home has been impossible in recent months, except for the Devils.

The Devils beat the Penguins, 4-3 in overtime, on Friday to give the two-time defending Stanley Cup winners their second loss at home in their past 17 games, and both of those losses came against the Devils.

Taylor Hall's winning goal capped off a wild, emotional game where both teams made big pushes to rack up goals. Ultimately, the Devils took the final game of their six-game road rip to head home with two valuable points.


Watch the game highlights below...

The Devils sit in the 2nd wild card spot, 3 points ahead of the Florida Panthers but the Panthers have 2 games in-hand.

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Video- Pittsburgh/Montreal - You Make The Call

Called a goal on the ice.


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Sidney Crosby Not Included On A ‘Dominant’ List From ESPN The Magazine

from Rob Rossi at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,

A hockey player isn't among the 20 athletes designated as dominant during ESPN The Magazine's 20-year run . This should surprise nobody....

To be fair, were there more fans of the NHL in America, ESPN probably wouldn't mostly treat the NHL as simply a league to which it is obligated to pay a smattering of attention. Of course, if ESPN did pay more attention to the NHL, the league probably would draw in a bigger American audience.

Who cares, right?

Well, you should care. If you're a fan of the Penguins or Sidney Crosby or a Penguins fan because of Crosby, you should care at least a little.

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Video- No Goal Pittsburgh, Offside

Skate off the blue line.




added 3:43pm 3/12/18, The Hockey Central at Noon guys discussed interference today, watch below...

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Video- You Make The Call Pittsburgh/Toronto

Pens receive two for goaltender interference.


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Taylor Hall’s Point Streak Continues In Win Over The Pittsburgh Penguins

from Chris Ryan of NJ.com,

Points seem to be a matter of when, not if, for Taylor Hall these days.

The Devils forward recorded one goal and one assist to extend his personal point streak to 22 consecutive games played, while he added a point in the team's 15th straight game in a 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday at PPG Paints Arena.

The 15-game streak — the one the NHL recognizes since Hall missed three games due to injury in the middle of his 22-game streak — is still the longest in the league this season. 

continue for more on Hall...

Game highlights are below...

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Matt Murray Out With A Concussion

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A Five-Year Contract Extension For Patric Hornqvist In Pittsburgh

via a Pens press release...

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed forward Patric Hornqvist to a five-year contract extension, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.

The deal begins with the 2018-19 season and runs through the 2022-23 campaign, and it carries an average annual value of $5.3 million.

Hornqvist gives the Penguins seven players locked up through at least the 2021-22 season, joining Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Phil Kessel, Kris Letang, Brian Dumoulin and Olli Maatta.

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