Sidney Crosby

Despite a three-point performance and first star honors in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final, Sidney Crosby’s night would be defined by a scrum with P.K. Subban and a water bottle. USA TODAY’s “For The Win” called Crosby’s Game 5 “a night of bad behavior,” and that seems to sum it up. However, many have
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The Pittsburgh Penguins have played a ridiculous amount of hockey these past two years. After going all the way to a championship in 2016, they barely had enough time to eat French fries out of the Cup before their stars were whisked away for the World Cup of Hockey. Between two four-round postseasons, the World Cup,
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These overtime games are getting exhausting for the Pittsburgh Penguins. They are like a student constantly asking for an extension on an assignment. Is it really that hard to win a game in regulation? Watching it is tiring, like the way players’ legs must feel postgame. The fight in this Penguins team is admirable, but
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It took 213 games, 49 of those playoffs appearances, to make history. It was the 66th playoff series in Penguins history and the 87th game of the 2017 playoffs — some things are just meant to be. Kris Letang hadn’t played since February, they were outshot in more than 70% of games played these playoffs, and
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Feb. 11 has been a numbers day throughout National Hockey League history. The numbers 400, 500 and 1,000 reappeared multiple times over the decades. Also, there were a handful of impressive streaks extended and some of the earliest stars in the league had big nights. Let’s jump into the THW time machine to take a
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The numbers 200 and 400 showed up numerous times on this date through National Hockey League history. In addition, there were a handful of events and feats to happen for the first time and some memorable All-Star Game moments. It is time for a daily look back in time at all the big stories from
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As professional athletes, NHL hockey players will do whatever it takes to be successful on the ice. On top of their on and off ice training and preparation, many players throughout NHL history have adopted strange, often disturbing superstitions in order to ensure their on-ice success. Oddly enough, some of the best players to have played
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Happy New Year as we turn the clock to 2021, and boy, does this year feel different with how the NHL season aligns with the calendar. The Zambonis have been fueled, the ice has been flooded, and the Pittsburgh Penguins have begun training camp on the 2020-21 NHL season. With the unpredictability of a 56-game
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New Year’s Day has meant outdoor hockey for National Hockey League fans over the past few years. That tradition began on this date along with many other great moments that took place outside in the elements. Also, Boston fans have had plenty to cheer about on Jan. 1. It is time for our first trip
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