PITTSBURGH, PA - MAY 17: Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins slides to a stop on the ice after being tripped in the third period against the Ottawa Senators in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Consol Energy Center on May 17, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Penguins defeated the Senators 4-3.
If we're going to be limited The Sharks were 7-for-24 on the power play in sweeping the Vancouver Canucks, a 29.2 percent success rate second only to the Pittsburgh Penguins at 35 percent. Maybe for that reason, much of Saturday's practice was spent on the power play. Still keeping it open ... All of those players are involved in all the meetings and each will be prepared to play. We'll see who the opponent is and how we stack up and we'll make some decisions.
There are no dominant teams. There are very good teams and the Pittsburgh Penguins are one of them. If they are healthy, have their full complement, they are certainly the team to beat.More quotes »
Hofstra broadcasters shine during Islanders playoff run
a chance to hear recently.All Islanders games are broadcast on Hofstras WRHU 88.7 FM. But Thursdays Game 5 of the Islanders-Pittsburgh Penguins first-round series was simulcast by ESPN New York 98.7 FM, and Saturday nights game was picked up by WFAN 101.9 Read more »
Evgeni Nabokov remains in goal for Islanders in Game 6
courses. Facing playoff elimination, down three games to two, Evgeni Nabokov will be in goal again tonight against the Pittsburgh Penguins ."Every goalie, if you ask them, would like one or two back; there's no question," Islanders coach Jack Capuano said Read more »
Pittsburgh Penguins turning to backup Tomas Vokoun for Game 5
-- The Pittsburgh Penguins are turning to backup goaltender Tomas Vokoun.Coach Dan Bylsma says Vokoun will be in net for Game 5 on Thursday night when the Penguins resume their first-round playoff series with the New York Islanders . The series is tied 2-2 Read more »
Video: Islanders even the series
it's a best-of-three.The Islanders evened the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals with the Pittsburgh Penguins at two games each on Tuesday night, making a series once heavily slanted towards Pittsburgh now a tossup.Above watch video of the Islanders talking Read more »
Islanders playoff schedule
round: No. 1 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. No. 8 Islanders (*if necessary) Game 1 - Wednesday, May 1: Islanders at Pittsburgh (7:30 p.m., NBC Sports Network, TSN) Game 2 - Friday, May 3: Islanders at Pittsburgh (7 p.m., NBC Sports Network, TSN) Game 3 - Sunday, Read more »
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Sidney Crosby ready for battle
Spezza will be returning to the lineup for Game 3 against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Darren Brown/Ottawa Sun Sid the Kid knows how tough it is to bounce back from a difficult injury. Sidney Crosby, whose three goals sunk the Senators in a 4-3 loss to Pittsburgh 5/18/13 from Ottawa Sun Read more »
Karlsson looking to the future
kingpin he's shown he can be? Think about it, 10 weeks away from the game with a severed Achilles tendon, courtesy of Pittsburgh Penguins' Matt Cooke. He returned three weeks with plenty of fanfare — a miraculous recovery, really. Teammates called him superhuman. 5/18/13 from Ottawa Sun Read more »
Senators' Karlsson 'not playing the way I want to'
-- If the Ottawa Senators have any hope of regaining a foothold in the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Pittsburgh Penguins, they need their defense, specifically Erik Karlsson, to spring to life. Karlsson logged 15:37 of ice time during the Senators' 5/18/13 from National Hockey league | NHL.com Read more »