Crosby leads Pittsburgh to 8-3 win Sidney Crosby scored once in the first period and twice in the third and added a pair assists as the Pittsburgh Penguins dismantled the New York Rangers 8-3 Saturday night at Mellon Arena. Pittsburgh welcomed back three regulars (Kennedy, Letang, Goligoski) to the lineup and put on a show for the home fans as Evgeni Malkin, Pascal Dupuis, Tyler Kennedy, Mark Eaton and Max Talbot also added goals for the Penguins. Pittsburgh pulled away in the third period, scoring four third period goals, including two power play goals against the NHL’s No. 1 ranked penalty kill. Goaltender Marc Andre Fleury made 25 saves to earn his 15th win of the season. Pittsburgh improved their record to 18-9 and remain in a battle atop the Eastern Conference, with the Washington Capitals and New Jersey Devils. Pittsburgh and New York each got off to hot starts toRead More »
With John Tortorella the new coach in New York, the question now is whether Tortorella will want Sean Avery on his team. The idea of adding Avery was likely a discussion between Tortorella and management this afternoon. Tortorella was very critical of Avery during his time as an analysis for TSN. It is being speculated that the Toronto Maple Leafs could make a play for Sean Avery. Atlanta is also rumored to be interested. Avery is still property of the Dallas Stars.