May 14, 2009 |
So much for all of the hype about Sidney Crosby versus Alex Ovechkin, Penguins versus Capitals, Game 7. This second-round series ended with a thud, thanks to a perfect performance by Crosby's Penguins.
November 5, 2011
When: 7:30 p.m. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: FS West; Radio: 1150. Records: Kings 6-4-2; Penguins 8-3-3. Update: Sidney Crosby is getting closer to returning to the lineup, and happens to be with the Penguins on this short Western swing, but he won't play against the Kings. The hockey world is awaiting his recovery from the concussion that has kept him out since January. The Penguins' injury list expanded Thursday when defenseman Ben Lovejoy suffered a broken wrist against San Jose.
October 2, 2005 |
Up in Canada, where hockey is as much a passion as it is a sport and its best homegrown players are prized not just for being fun-to-watch celebrities but national treasures, they've known all about Sidney Crosby for years. Countless fans can recite his Gretzky- and Lemieux-like junior hockey statistics from memory. They can recall vividly the first time they saw him outskate two others to the puck or put a 100-foot pass directly on a teammate's stick.
December 22, 2009 |
Through Sunday's games (last week's ranking) 1. Pittsburgh, 25-10-1; Penguins are 6-0 in shootouts, with Marc-Andre Fleury stopping 12 of 13 shooters. That, and a hot Sidney Crosby (22 goals, 43 points) too. (3) 2. New Jersey, 25-8-1; Devils have won 11 of 13. Martin Brodeur was pulled one game after he broke Patrick Roy's games-played record, but Devils still won. (2) 3. Chicago, 23-8-3; Blackhawks blank Red Wings to win fourth straight and eighth of 11. Even Brian Campbell, a bust last season, isn't looking so bad. (6)
June 15, 2013 |
Alexander Ovechkin has won his third Hart Trophy, given to the NHL's most valuable player. The Washington Capitals right wing beat out Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby and John Tavares of the New York Islanders for the award on Saturday night. Ovechkin also won the Hart in 2008 and 2009. In other awards, announced before Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final in Chicago, Montreal's P.K. Subban won his first Norris Trophy, given to the NHL's top defenseman. Sergei Bobrovsky of the Columbus Blue Jackets won the Vezina Trophy, given to the NHL's top goaltender.
December 6, 2009
Kris Versteeg scored 2:38 into overtime and the Chicago Blackhawks ended the Pittsburgh Penguins' home winning streak at five games with a 2-1 victory Saturday. Versteeg took a pass from Brian Campbell while standing in front of Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, and had his initial shot stopped. He got the rebound and knocked it past Fleury for his ninth goal. That lifted Chicago to its 10th win in 13 games (10-2-1). Former Penguins winger Marian Hossa got his third goal in six games with the Blackhawks since returning from an injury.
January 30, 2012 |
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the last week: + Now comes the fun part. The All-Star game is behind us, the trade deadline is less than a month away —noon Pacific time Feb. 27 — and the buyers will soon separate themselves from the sellers. The crazy-rumor quotient will skyrocket. + The NHL does a good job connecting with fans at the All-Star game with fan fairs, skills contests and community events. Now it's time to figure out a way to give the game some meaning or create a new event.
March 1, 2010 |
Their game, their gold, but the Olympic hockey finale between Canada and the U.S. belonged to history before the roars triggered by Sidney Crosby's overtime goal had faded by so much as a decibel Sunday. Crosby, whose silence the previous two games had led a nation to brood, took a pass from Jarome Iginla and rifled a shot through the legs of U.S. goaltender Ryan Miller 7 minutes 40 seconds into overtime, giving Canada a 3-2 victory in the last event of perhaps the last Olympic tournament that will include NHL players.
January 15, 2013
Five questions 1 How is Sidney Crosby's head? The Penguins' superstar center played only 22 games last season because of concussion-related problems, and every time he takes a hit to the head it's impossible to avoid holding your breath for a half-second to see if he's OK. Crosby came back for the second time in mid-March and played in Pittsburgh's no-defense, first-round playoff loss to the Philadelphia Flyers. During the lockout he participated in some collective bargaining sessions and worked out and said he was ready to go. 2 Where is Ilya Bryzgalov's head?