This latest edition of the NHL Stat Corner covers the past two days (Friday/Saturday) since the NHL took a one-day break for American Thanksgiving. Scoring highlights this entry with lots more player and team stats and milestones from around the NHL. Ovechkin Goals Fuel the Capitals Alex Ovechkin is tied for the sixth-most hat tricks
This has been a very intriguing date in National Hockey League history. It has provided us with a new all-time leading scorer for players born in Europe. A handful of goaltending milestones were reached, some big moments in Pittsburgh, a very busy night in 1992, and even regular-season overtime was put on a 41-year hiatus.
A lot of talk can be made about how the season ended for the 2020-21 Pittsburgh Penguins, but there is one thing no one can take away from them. The team obtained a postseason berth for the 15th consecutive year. Some professional athletes can go their entire career and never make the playoffs once, but veteran
To those who managed to suppress their rage at the headline long enough to click through to the commentary, welcome. This is meant to be an honest and rational evaluation of the merits of a potential Sidney Crosby trade for the Pittsburgh Penguins – a franchise-altering move to be sure – and not one that
In today’s NHL rumors rundown, the St. Louis Blues have done David Backes a solid, allowing him to retire with the team he was drafted by and calls home. Meanwhile, are the Blues any closer to trading Vladimir Tarasenko? In Boston, Charlie McAvoy might be the next Bruins player to sign a big contract extension and
Fans in Pittsburgh were given two huge reasons to celebrate on this date over the years. Also, on June 12, two of the greatest players in National Hockey League history were bestowed big honors. Let’s hop inside the THW time machine and take a trip back through the years and relive all the best memories.
At the beginning of the year, many NHL experts counted the Pittsburgh Penguins out, saying this would be the first time since the 2005-06 season they would miss the playoffs. Not only did the Penguins quiet the critics and make the postseason, but they finished first in what was looked at as the toughest division
This date has been very eventful in the history of the National Hockey League. A generational talent in Pittsburgh was the youngest ever to hit a particular milestone. This date has been kind to goaltenders and has also given us plenty of memories in the crease. Let’s take our daily trip back in time to
Despite a three-point performance and first star honors in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final, Sidney Crosby’s night would be defined by a scrum with P.K. Subban and a water bottle. USA TODAY’s “For The Win” called Crosby’s Game 5 “a night of bad behavior,” and that seems to sum it up. However, many have
These overtime games are getting exhausting for the Pittsburgh Penguins. They are like a student constantly asking for an extension on an assignment. Is it really that hard to win a game in regulation? Watching it is tiring, like the way players’ legs must feel postgame. The fight in this Penguins team is admirable, but
The Pittsburgh Penguins have played a ridiculous amount of hockey these past two years. After going all the way to a championship in 2016, they barely had enough time to eat French fries out of the Cup before their stars were whisked away for the World Cup of Hockey. Between two four-round postseasons, the World Cup,
It took 213 games, 49 of those playoffs appearances, to make history. It was the 66th playoff series in Penguins history and the 87th game of the 2017 playoffs — some things are just meant to be. Kris Letang hadn’t played since February, they were outshot in more than 70% of games played these playoffs, and
In today’s NHL rumors rundown, could Sidney Crosby request a trade to a Stanley Cup contender? One scribe said he wouldn’t be surprised if the superstar wound up with a team like the Colorado Avalanche. Still with the Pittsburgh Penguins, did they talk to the Montreal Canadiens about a huge trade and is there interest
The Pittsburgh Penguins have been one of the most successful franchises in the NHL since the dreaded 2004-05 lockout. With 14 straight playoff berths and four Stanley Cup Final appearances over that stretch, Sidney Crosby and company have cemented their dominance. When the Penguins are playing their best, they have a clear identity. In both
The wait is over. The divisions have been realigned, schedules have been set and the 2020-21 season will officially drop the puck on Jan. 13, 2021. The first game on the schedule: the cross-state rivalry between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers. Pens fans not only have a new slate of games to be excited
Happy New Year as we turn the clock to 2021, and boy, does this year feel different with how the NHL season aligns with the calendar. The Zambonis have been fueled, the ice has been flooded, and the Pittsburgh Penguins have begun training camp on the 2020-21 NHL season. With the unpredictability of a 56-game