Many NHL coaches might feel compelled to speak out against Matt Cooke after his hit in Game 1, but Claude Julien knows better than to create a distraction.
The Pittsburgh Penguins will look to even up the Eastern Conference Finals when they take the ice for Game 2 tonight against the Boston Bruins.
It’s very rare you see Patrice Bergeron get into a dust up, but when Evgeni Malkin wanted to dance following the second period of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Saturday night, the Bruins’ assistant captain was up to the challenge.
The Pittsburgh Penguins are halfway to the ultimate goal of hoisting the Stanley Cup, but before they get to that point, they have to go through the Boston Bruins.
It’s going to be at least a little bit more difficult to find a frosty Sam Adams in Pittsburgh in the coming weeks.
The Bruins played Pittsburgh three times this season and lost all three by one goal. Now they await the top-seeded Penguins in the Eastern Conference finals, and the Bruins are trying to figure out what went wrong in those games.
Jarome Iginla and James Neal each scored twice and the Pittsburgh Penguins routed the Ottawa Senators 7-3 on Wednesday night to take a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series.
“I thought some guys worked hard and played a good game,” Islanders coach Jack Capuano said. “Again, with our club we need all 20 guys going, and we didn’t have all 20.”
Hours after helping the Penguins demolish the New York Islanders, Pittsburgh winger Matt Cooke stops by with Vinnie & Cook for his weekly appearance on Sportsradio 93-7 The Fan.
Evgeni Malkin continued his strong preseason with a goal and two assists and the Pittsburgh Penguins had four power-play goals in a 4-1 preseason win over the Minnesota Wild 4-1 on Saturday.
Jose Theodore made 26 saves for his first shutout of the season and 30th of his NHL career, and the Minnesota Wild shut down the Sidney Crosby-less Penguins 4-0 on Saturday night.