March 17, 2014 |
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the previous week: + The Dallas Stars' medical staff acted quickly and decisively in treating forward Rich Peverley after he collapsed on the bench last week because of an irregular heartbeat. He will undergo a heart procedure and will sit out the rest of the season, but the medical personnel on duty at the American Airlines Center saved his life. + Kudos to New York Islanders forward John Tavares for reaching out to Jake Lotocki, an 11-year-old Winnipeg boy who was rudely heckled for wearing a Tavares jersey to a recent Jets game.
May 8, 2010
PITTSBURGH — Marc-Andre Fleury made 32 saves, Kris Letang scored on a power play after accidentally setting up Montreal's decisive goal in the previous game and the Pittsburgh Penguins moved within a victory of eliminating the Canadiens by winning, 2-1, on Saturday night. Sergei Gonchar also scored as the reigning Stanley Cup champions seized a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals, with Game 6 set for Montreal on Monday night. The Canadiens, held to four goals in the last three games, must win to force a Game 7 on Wednesday in Pittsburgh.
January 5, 2011
PITTSBURGH ? Chris Kunitz scored three goals, Evgeni Malkin got Pittsburgh going with a goal seven seconds into the game and the Penguins, playing for the first time since the Winter Classic, beat the Tampa Bay Lightning, 8-1, on Wednesday night. Alex Goligoski added a goal and set up three others and Kris Letang had three assists to help the Penguins end a two-game losing streak. Pittsburgh scored four times on its first eight shots while opening a 5-0 lead in the first against the Lightning.
January 10, 2011
PITTSBURGH ? Mark Recchi scored the third of the Bruins' four goals in the final 3 1/2 minutes to cap their second frantic rally in two visits to Pittsburgh, and Boston beat the Sidney Crosby-less Penguins, 4-2, on Monday night. The comeback win, the second victory by Boston in six games, came after the Bruins squandered a 2-0 lead with 2 1/2 minutes left Saturday and lost 3-2 in overtime to Montreal. Gregory Campbell added an empty-netter and set up two goals during a rally similar to one when Boston trailed 4-2 in Pittsburgh on Nov. 10 before scoring five goals in the third to win 7-4. Pittsburgh is 0-2-1 without Crosby, who is out with a concussion.
December 7, 2007 |
* Montreal 4, at Boston 2: Chris Higgins had a goal and two assists to help the Canadiens end a three-game losing streak with their seventh victory in a row over the Bruins. * Toronto 6, at N.Y. Rangers 2: Nik Antropov scored three goals to help send the Maple Leafs to a season-high fourth victory in a row. * at Tampa Bay 2, Carolina 1: The Lightning has won three in a row after a six-game losing streak.
October 4, 2009
Sidney Crosby netted the deciding tally in the shootout and gave the Pittsburgh Penguins a 4-3 victory against the New York Islanders on Saturday night. Islanders rookie John Tavares got nearly everything he hoped for in his NHL debut, scoring a go-ahead goal and adding an assist. He went second for New York in the shootout but fired wide. Jeff Tambellini rang a shot off the post on the Islanders' first attempt before Penguins defenseman Kris Letang beat Dwayne Roloson in the tiebreaker.