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.
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.
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.
December 20, 2009
Pittsburgh's Marc-Andre Fleury might not be able to explain his success in shootouts, but the numbers tell the story. Fleury made 31 saves and stopped three more tries in the shootout, and Kris Letang scored the only goal in the tiebreaker in the Penguins' 2-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night. Pittsburgh improved to 6-0 in shootouts this season thanks in large part to Fleury, who has given up only one goal to 19 shooters. Sidney Crosby, who came in having connected on all five of his shootout attempts, was denied in the second round when Buffalo goalie Patrick Lalime closed his pads quickly enough to block the try. -- associated press