Team USA – Team Russia: What We Learned

TEAM USA – TEAM RUSSIA: WHAT WE LEARNED The Americans thrilling 3-2 shootout win over Russia was a fantastic game that had just about everything. The game appears to have caught the attention of so many around the United States and it’s all anyone seems to be talking about which is great to see. T.J.

Stanley Cup Final: Game 7 Showdown

Game 7 Detroit vs Pittsburgh (Friday 8:00 p.m. est) The anticipation for Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals is sky high as the Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings will meet one last time in Game 7 at Joe Louis Arena, Friday night. There couldn’t be any better storylines as Sidney Crosby (the face

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

Game 4 Morning Skate Update: More Health concerns for the Red Wings?

Teams reports for the Detroit Red Wings and Pittsburgh Penguins Inside Pittsburgh Sports has learned, three keys players (not including Pavel Datsyuk) for the Red Wings are battling through injuries as the Red Wings look to go up 3-1 in the series. Read more for the latest.

Off-Day Report; Datsyuk’s skating ability improving

Wednesday’s Practice Report Despite being down 2-1 in the series, Pittsburgh has benefited from the schedule makers when it comes to the availability of Detroit Red Wings M.V.P. candidate Pavel Datsyuk. Datsyuk who skated again today has a small fracture in his foot and has missed 6 straight games. Today he looked much improved and

Game 3 Morning Skate Update: Boucher in, Letang out?; Datsyuk skates

Morning Skate The Penguins just concluded their morning skate and as we mentioned yesterday Kris Letang may be a healthy scratch tonight. My source on the scene tells me the way it looks at the morning skate, it is a possibility. Philippe Boucher worked with the first power play unit, replacing Kris Letang at the

The Formula to beating the Red Wings

By Paul Ladewski The Stanley Cup is the most difficult prize to capture in professional team sports, many people will tell you, and the Penguins will realize as much in the next few days. Certainly, the Penguins could have hand-picked a lesser opponent then the Detroit Red Wings, the most complete package of talent, experience