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After having his skills questioned, Marc-Andre Fleury turned to an uncommon method to improve his game.
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No penalty on the play, thoughts?
from Ron Cook of the Pitsburgh Post-Gazette,
It seems so wrong to worry about what the Penguins are going to do without Pascal Dupuis.
That’s just not important. All that matters is Dupuis’ long-term health as he battles a serious, recurring problem with blood clots in his lungs. He has to do everything he can to live to be a very old man for his wife and their kids.
“I’ve got to be healthy for them,” Dupuis said Wednesday at what likely was this city’s most somber sports news conference since the Penguins announced beloved coach Badger Bob Johnson had died from brain cancer at 60 in November 1991.
Sadly, the Penguins do this sort of thing too often. Just last month, they announced defenseman Olli Maatta, who isn’t old enough to buy a beer in this state, needed surgery to remove what turned out to be a cancerous tumor from his thyroid. In February, they announced defenseman Kris Letang, then 26, had a stroke. Going back to January 1993, they announced superstar center Mario Lemieux had Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
But the Dupuis news conference was much different. There was a lot of optimism that Maatta, Letang and Lemieux would be able to return to the team. All did, quickly. There was no such optimism with Dupuis, mostly because this is the second time in 11 months he has had a potentially life-threatening blood clot.
via the Pittsburgh Penguins,
Pittsburgh Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis has been diagnosed with a blood clot in his lung and will be out of the lineup for at least six months while undergoing treatment with blood thinners.
The clot was identified during testing Monday, after Dupuis had complained of discomfort in his chest.
“Pascal had a blood clot in his leg that traveled to his lung,” said Dr. Dharmesh Vyas, the Penguins’ team physician. “In medical terms, that is a deep vein thrombosis resulting in a pulmonary embolism. This is the second such incident that we know of for Pascal. The treatment is at least six months of blood thinners, during which time he will not be able to play hockey. Other than that, his condition is stable.”
But, the shootout goal by Dan Boyle was reveiewed and determined not to be a good goal, then the Pens score in the next round and the Rangers do not.
Dan Girardi did go the the Rangers dressing room but did return half way through OT.
from Cathal Kelly of the Globe and Mail,
We tend to forget that Sidney Crosby saved hockey.
That was the narrative pinned to him as he was drafted nearly a decade ago. The NHL had just lost the 2004-05 season. People were throwing around words like “beleaguered” and “troubled” in connection with the sport.
Though it didn’t turn out this way, everyone assumed hockey was going to take a post-lockout, baseball-style nosedive in popularity.
n the midst of all that angst and expectation, Crosby floated into our lives. He’s been there 10 years. It feels like 30. Crosby has risen to the highest conceptual plane any pro can reach – he’s become a means by which we measure time in our own lives.
He’s still only 27. But as Crosby begins to take on the lean look of athletic middle age, we’re reminded just how much older we’ve become since he arrived.
via the Situation Room blog,
At 9:15 of the second period in the Pittsburgh Penguins/New York Rangers game, the referee informed the Situation Room that Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury was prevented from doing his job in the crease. According to Rule 78.5 "Apparent goals shall be disallowed by the Referee when an attacking player has interfered with a goalkeeper in his goal crease." This is not a reviewable play therefore the referee's call on the ice stands - no penalty and no goal New York Rangers.
Letang has not returned for the 2nd period.
added 8:08pm, Letang is back on the bench.
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