John Carlson and T.J. Oshie scored rare home power-play goals, Braden Holtby became the second-fastest goaltender in NHL history to 200 victories and the Washington Capitals beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 Friday night. The only goal he allowed was credited to Phil Kessel but went in off Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov. Chandler Stephenson also scored […]
Friday's win was a milestone win for Capitals goalie Braden Holtby. The Caps' 4-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins was career win No. 200 for the Caps netminder, Not only that, it took him just 319 games to reach that mark making him the second fasetst goalie to 200 wins in history behind only the great […]
Saturday night's visit from the Pittsburgh Penguins is a rematch of last spring's Stanley Cup Finals, won by Pittsburgh in six games, was already marked on the Nashville Predators' calendar. Surprisingly, it wasn't Matt Duchene, linked to the Predators since it became obvious they needed center help.
In an age of parity, it makes sense that many teams struggle in the second game of back-to-back sets. The Pittsburgh Penguins’ struggles have been severe, and as Tuesday’s 3-1 loss to the Sabres reminded us, their rivals the Washington Capitals haven’t had it much better. The Capitals are now 0-3-1 closing out such sets, […]
This column will continue to look at the top players available on the waiver wire (players owned in less than 50 percent of Yahoo leagues) and ones that are owned in 50 more than 50 percent of leagues that can be cut. The Canucks winger has been lights out, as he has five goals and […]
Brock Boeser made all the right plays for Jacob Markstrom and the Vancouver Canucks, except for one. Boeser had three goals and an assist, leading the Canucks to a 4-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night. It was Boeser's first career hat trick.
The World Series champion Houston Astros have not made the decision yet on whether they will visit the White House to meet with President Donald Trump if an invitation is extended. ''We just won the first world championship in Houston Astros history,'' Astros manager A.J. Hinch said shortly before the team left for a celebratory […]
–Some Penguins fans are really serious about their hockey team. This couple named their son “Malkin Crosby” after Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby. “My wife and I had a name in mind, but we changed our mind and I threw it out there. –The Colorado Avalanche have held off on trading Matt Duchene because they still […]
A blowout win over the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions was more important to Blake Wheeler than his own outstanding performance. Wheeler scored three of Winnipeg's five first-period goals and added an assist in the third as the Jets routed the Pittsburgh Penguins 7-1 on Sunday night. Brendan Lemieux scored his first career goal for […]
Best known as a defensive-minded center, Mikko Koivu came up big at the other end Saturday night for the Minnesota Wild. The Wild captain scored midway through the third period to lift Minnesota over the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1. Daniel Winnik also scored and Devan Dubnyk made 29 saves.
Phil Kessel had just one thought on his mind as he raced in on an overtime breakaway against Winnipeg goalie Connor Hellebuyck. ''Hopefully, I score,'' the Pittsburgh star said with a laugh after scoring his 300th career goal at 1:07 of overtime to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 2-1 victory over the Jets on […]
Of all the storylines that surrounded the Pittsburgh Penguins repeating as champions last season, it might have been lost on most just how resurgent Justin Schultz has been since joining Pittsburgh. It’s easy to forget that he was a legit reclamation project when the Penguins picked him up in a low-risk trade. Anyway, with all […]