Media Blitz begins for Evgeni Malkin

Regardless of the outcome of the next two games, the Pittsburgh Penguins have begun a media blitz for Evgeni Malkin to get serious Conn Smythe Trophy consideration. The Conn Smythe Trophy is awarded to the most valuable player in the Stanley Cup playoffs and the award can go to a player on the winning team

Detroit takes control of the series

Detroit leads series, 3-2 The Detroit Red Wings put to rest any talk that momentum was moving towards Pittsburgh as the Detroit Red Wings crushed the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-0 Saturday night at Joe Louis Arena to take a 3-2 series lead in the Stanley Cup Finals. The presence of Pavel Datsyuk in the lineup for

Game 5 Pregame News and Notes

Series Tied, 2-2 Morning notes as both teams prepare for game 5 * Pavel Datsyuk participated in the Red Wings morning skate and as expected he will play wing tonight. Datsyuk has missed 7 consecutive games with a small fracture in his foot. Datsyuk’s lateral movement has looked much better than it did a few

Penguins have right of way in extended series

By Paul Ladewski When Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma talks about the importance of his team to play “The Right Way,” it’s code for an aggressive, up-tempo style designed to accentuate its youth and athleticism and tire opponents late in games. So far, so good. Not only did Penguins get back into the Stanley Cup

Gonchar nets game winner; Penguins beat Red Wings 4-2

Detroit leads series, 2-1 Sergei Gonchar (3) scored mid way through the third period to break a 2-2 tie and Max Talbot (6) added two goals including an empty net goal as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-2 Tuesday night at Mellon Arena to cut the Red Wings series lead in half,

Penguins remain confident and claim “series is not over”

Facing a must win situation Tuesday night, the Penguins remain confident and don’t appear frustrated as the team is in the same position that they were last year. “You know, I don’t think we should be frustrated, I don’t think we are frustrated, because the series not over,” Sergei Gonchar said. “You know, we’re playing

Zetterberg tops the list of Elite performers in game 1

Game 1 Top Performers 1. DET Henrik Zetterberg, C, – Matching up against Sidney Crosby, Henrik Zetterberg was able to neutralize Crosby and slow down the games top player. Zetterberg had an assist in the game and was 75% on draws, winning 15 of 20. Zetterberg’s dominance in the face-off circle led to Johan Franzen’s

The Latest on Sykora, Bouwmeester, Zetterberg and Shanahan

Sykora would like to re-sign with Pittsburgh Dave Molinari reports on the status of Penguins right winger Petr Sykora who will be a UFA following the season. Sykora has made it known he would like to stay but he will have to decide whether taking a bit of a home town discount to stay with