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Video of Penguins’ ceremony honoring Olympians

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Penguins nip Sabres in shootout, 2-1

Penguins’ defenseman Kris Letang, who gained notoriety during the Pens’ western Canada road trip of the ‘07-08 season when he beat both Miikka Kiprusoff and Roberto Luongo with outstanding moves for game-deciding goals, had been in a bit of a funk when it comes to scoring in the shootout.

But Letang, who had been only 3-for-12 in the shootout since the start of the ‘08-‘09 season, is back on a roll with his second straight game-deciding goal for the Pens, beating Sabres’ backup goalie and former Pen Patrick Lalime with a nice forehand/backhand move to the top shelf, giving the Penguins a 2-1 win over the Sabres at HSBC Arena.

The Penguins are now 6-0 in the shootout this season.

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Crosby’s OT goal gives Penguins much-needed 4-3 win over Sabres

What would hockey bloggers today do without Sidney Crosby to kick around ??  You name it, from HCMT misquotes (“It’s Sidney’s team” when he really said “We’ll see next game”) to NHL double standards on his recent bruhaa vs. Atlanta, one thing’s for sure;  You draft an article discussing anything Crosby-related, you’re gonna get a lot of website hits, and you’re gonna get a lot of opinions.

Well, tonight’s game vs. the Sabres at HSBC will undoubtedly give the Crosby-haters (and you know who you are) another reason to spew their hatred.

Crosby’s controversial deflection goal of an Evgeni Malkin knuckleball one-timer in overtime gave the Penguins a much-needed 4-3 win over the Sabres.  Crosby’s bunt-like deflection was periously close to the crossbar height, but after replay the officals said the puck was not deflected with a high stick, and the Penguins got the win.

What did I think of the call ??  You’ll have to click below to find out.

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Penguins/Sabres preview - 12/22

Penguins at Sabres, 7 PM ET, HSBC Arena

Season records: 

Penguins, 17-11-4, 38 pts, 7th in Eastern Conference
Sabres, 16-13-4, 36 pts, 9th in Eastern Conference

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It’s a broken record:  Powerplay fails again, two goal lead blown, Penguins lose to Sabres, 4-3

How long is this going to be allowed to continue ??

You gotta give Buffalo credit:  They sure tried to give the Penguins this game.

The Penguins were given powerplay chance after powerplay chance after powerplay chance to blow this game wide open.  Not only didn’t they put the game away, they blew yet another two goal lead and this time they didn’t even get a point out of it, losing to the Sabres 4-3.

The Penguins once-vaunted powerplay was woeful again tonight, going 1-for-8, including three separate 5-on-3 powerplays, the last of which was for the full two minutes.

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Sabres/Penguins preview - 12/8

Sabres at Penguins, 7:30 PM ET, Mellon Arena

Season records: 

Sabres, 12-11-3, 27 pts, 9th in Eastern Conference
Penguins, 15-7-4, 34 pts., 5th in Eastern Conference

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Powerplay fails Penguins again, lose to Sabres, 4-3

It sure seems as though the Penguins’ fortunes, may they be good or bad, are told in the third period.

That was certainly the case during Wednesday’s game vs. the Islanders, where the Penguins scored 4 third-period goals to complete a 5-3 comeback win.

But it’s also been the case in games like tonight’s, where the Penguins held a 3-2 lead going into the third period, only to lose 4-3 to the Sabres at HSBC Arena.

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Penguins win 6th straight after 3rd period awakening, 5-2 over Sabres

Well, they did it again.  As Shelly Anderson wrote in today’s Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, watching a Penguins game is not for the faint of heart.

DISCLAIMER:  I almost started calling this team the “Cardiac Kids”, but I quickly realized that since the Cleveland Browns of the late ‘70’s/early ‘80’s were known with that moniker, I wouldn’t be let in the Pittsburgh city limits the next time I wanted to visit.  Let’s just forget I ever mentioned it.

Anyway, after two periods of relative lethargy, the Penguins turned up the heat in the third period to overcome a 2-1 Sabres lead with four goals to win their sixth straight game with a 5-2 win over Buffalo.

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Sabres at Penguins preview - 11/15

Sabres at Penguins, 7:30 PM ET, Mellon Arena

Season records: 

Sabres, 9-4-3, 21 pts, 5th in Eastern Conference
Penguins, 10-4-2, 22 pts., 4th in Eastern Conference

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