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Pens Post-Season Meetings:  Crosby Suffered Setback Last Week

Penguins captain Sidney Crosby is meeting with the media after today’s post-season meetings with the coaching staff, and has confirmed what many had suspected:  He suffered a setback last week.

“I was working out and skating, but had a little bit of symptoms so I had to take a step back,” Crosby said. “All the stuff that comes with it. Up to that point the progression had gone pretty well, but at the same time I still wasn’t ready.

“(It’s) frustrating. My expectation was that I wouldn’t play, but I was trying to make sure that if there was any chance and it was possible to comeback, that I was ready and did everything I could to be ready for that. It’s frustrating and disappointing. You can’t really control any of that. All I can control is what I was doing off the ice and trying to rehab. Unfortunately it didn’t work out.”

Crosby also indicated that he now believes he suffered two separate concussions from the David Steckel and Victor Hedman hits on Jan 1st and 5th, respectively.

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Various Penguins/Bolts Pre-Game 7 Audio

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Lightning/Penguins Game 7 Tickets on Sale Tuesday at 10am

From the Penguins:

The Penguins will host Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday, April 27 at CONSOL Energy Center (starting time is TBD).

Approximately 2,000 tickets will go on sale Tuesday at 10 a.m.

Fans are encouraged to order tickets at http://www.ticketmaster.com Ticke.ts also will be available for purchase at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Box Office at CONSOL Energy Center, all Pittsburgh area Ticketmaster Locations, or by calling Ticketmaster at 1.800.745.3000. Fans are advised that lottery systems will be used at the box office and Ticketmaster locations.

For more information please check http://www.pittsburghpenguins.com and the Penguins’ official Facebook and Twitter page.

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Penguins-Lightning Game 5 to be Played at Noon Saturday

From the Penguins:

The NHL announced that the Pittsburgh Penguins and Tampa Bay Lightning will play Game 5 of their opening round Stanley Cup playoff series on Saturday, April 23, at 12 p.m. at CONSOL Energy Center.

The Penguins, who have a 2-1 lead in the series, will play Game 4 in Tampa Bay Wednesday night at 7 p.m.

ROOT SPORTS will broadcast the remaining games of the series locally.

If necessary, Game 6 will be played Monday, April 25, in Tampa Bay and Game 7 will be played Wednesday, April 27 in Pittsburgh.

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“We Are One” Penguins Playoff Intro Video

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First Round Home Playoff Online Average Ticket Prices

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Encounter with Crosby warms the heart of Lisbon family

From the Lisbon, OH Morning Journal’s Samantha Cresanto:

Many of our locals know Kyle. As a family, we don’t ever go to the grocery store, the gas station, or out to dinner without running into someone who knows and warmly greets my brother. We’ve even been in airports, hundreds of miles away and even in another country, where we’ve run into people who shout from afar, “Kyle!” and then run up to give him a hug and ask how he is.

However, Sidney Crosby is not someone I would expect to stop Kyle on the street. But he did.

Sidney Crosby actually pulled up behind my family and me in the parking lot adjacent to the Consol Energy Center and asked, from his vehicle, who the young man in front of me was. I did manage, after a brief moment of awe, to introduce him to Kyle, and proceeded to ask Kyle if he knew who this man in the suit and tie was. (The two are only a year apart in age). Kyle - being Kyle - squealed with happiness and did a dance in his wheelchair in confirmation. From there, Crosby offered Kyle an autographed picture of himself, made casual conversation - asking how many games Kyle attends, where Kyle is from - and even got out of his car to take a picture with his young fan. And if ever we were wondering what made him stop, he did offer, “Well, I saw you were wearing my shirt, so”

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Penguins Sign Prospect Defenseman Philip Samuelsson

From the Penguins:

The Pittsburgh Penguins signed draft pick defenseman Philip Samuelsson to a three-year entry level contract, it was announced by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.

Samuelsson, the son of former Penguin and two-time Stanley Cup-winning defenseman Ulf Samuelsson, was Pittsburgh’s second-round pick (61st overall) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Samuelsson has played the past two years with Boston College of Hockey East, winning the NCAA National title with the Eagles in 2009-10 as a freshman. That season, Samuelsson notched 14 points (1G-13A) and a plus-15 in 42 contests. The 6-foot-3, 198-pound blueliner completed his sophomore campaign this year with four goals, 16 points and a plus-17 rating in 39 games.  Samuelsson was invited to the USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp for the 2011 competition in Buffalo, N.Y.  Samuelsson played one season with Chicago of the United States Hockey League in 2008-09, racking up 22 assists in 54 games.

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Pens Call for Playoff “White Outs”

From the Penguins:

The Pittsburgh Penguins are calling for White Out conditions at home playoff games this season.

The Penguins are encouraging fans to “Wear the White”—white jerseys, sweatshirts, sweaters, shirts or t-shirts—for all playoff games at CONSOL Energy Center.  Fans also have the option to purchase the Official Penguins White Out t-shirt, on sale now at the PensGear store at CONSOL Energy Center and local Dick’s Sporting Goods locations. There are special designs for males and females – each on sale for $14.99. A portion of the proceeds will go to The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation to support youth activities, including youth hockey.  In addition, the team will distribute white rally towels to all 18,000-plus fans at every home playoff game.

The Penguins’ 2011 Playoffs are presented by Trib Total Media.

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Pens Fans Can Gather to Watch Playoff Games On ‘Big Screen’ Near CONSOL Energy Center

From the Penguins:

A Penguins playoff tradition is returning – with a new twist.

The popular “Big Screen,” which has enabled thousands of Pens fans to watch playoff games together outdoors since 2008, will return for the first round of the playoffs, starting Wednesday against the Tampa Bay Lightning.  The 16’ x 9’ high definition screen will be located in the Civic Arena south parking lot along Centre Avenue, just across the street from CONSOL Energy Center.  The board is presented by Trib Total Media.

Pre-game activities will be hosted by Mikey and Big Bob of 96.1 KISS FM. There also will be a dunk tank for Games 1 and 2, courtesy of First Niagara.  For safety reasons, grills and alcoholic beverages are not permitted.

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