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Sidney Crosby Believes Pens Can 'Three-Peat'

Aug 9, 2017 1:24 AM

He was "Sid the Kid." Now he's "Sidney the Mature Adult."

"I don't know if it has the same ring," Penguins captain Sidney Crosby said, laughing.

He's right. It doesn't.

Crosby turned 30 years old Monday, and he needs a new nickname.

How about "Three-peat Champion?"

"We're going to training camp with that in mind," he said. "It'll be a big challenge, but why not?"

Thirty teams will try to come up with an argument for Crosby starting in September, when he and the Penguins, winners of back-to-back Stanley Cup titles, open camp.

Tags: Pittsburgh Penguins, Misc Rumor, Team Achievement

Stars To Host 2018 NHL Draft

Jul 30, 2017 12:19 AM

The Dallas Stars will host the 2018 NHL draft at American Airlines Center.

The NHL and the Stars announced Saturday night that the draft will be Friday-Saturday, June 22-23. The first round will be June 22, and the final six rounds will be June 23.

Dallas will host the draft for the first time. The franchise is celebrating its 25th season in Texas after leaving Minnesota.

Tags: Dallas Stars, Draft, Draft Misc, Misc Rumor, Team Achievement

Penguins Capture Second Straight Stanley Cup Title

Jun 12, 2017 1:26 AM

Standing by the side of the net, Patric Hornqvist bounced the puck off Pekka Rinne's back and into the net following a missed point shot by Justin Schultz with 1 minute, 35 seconds remaining in the third period. That provided the winning goal, as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Nashville Predators 2-0 in a controversial Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final.

Tags: Pittsburgh Penguins, Nashville Predators, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Team Achievement

Predators Advance To Their First Stanley Cup Final

May 23, 2017 2:26 AM

Pekka Rinne stopped 38 of Anaheim's 41 shots Monday night in a 6-3 victory that sent the Predators to their first Stanley Cup Finals, which begins next Monday in Pittsburgh or Ottawa.

Tags: Nashville Predators, Pittsburgh Penguins, Ottawa Senators, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Team Achievement

Penguins In Dominant Game 5 Win

May 21, 2017 7:19 PM

The reigning NHL champion Penguins are now one win away from advancing to their second consecutive Stanley Cup finals. With the way they beat the Senators so convincingly 7-0 in Game 5 on Sunday, new evidence was provided that this banged-up group might have more than enough left in the reserves to pull off a repeat.

Tags: Pittsburgh Penguins, Ottawa Senators, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Team Achievement

Wild Owner 'Happily Surprised' By Old Predators Team

May 18, 2017 1:36 AM

Minnesota Wild owner Craig Leipold says he's "happily surprised" by the excitement generated in Nashville by the Predators, the club that he helped bring into the NHL nearly 20 years ago.

Leipold said Wednesday that seeing the support for the Predators in a nontraditional market has been "pretty cool to watch."

When asked whether he was jealous of division-rival Nashville's success, in light of his Wild's elimination in the first round, Leipold said he was simply envious of all four teams still alive in the playoffs.

Tags: Minnesota Wild, Nashville Predators, Misc Rumor, Team Achievement

Pavel Datsyuk's KHL Team Wins Title

Apr 17, 2017 5:30 PM

Pavel Datsyuk's return to Russia has culminated with another championship victory for the former Detroit Red Wings star.

Datsyuk's SKA St. Petersburg won the Gagarin Cup on Sunday, defeating Metallurg Magnitogorsk 5-3 in Game 5 to win the Kontinental Hockey League's championship series 4 games to 1.

Tags: Detroit Red Wings, Misc Rumor, Team Achievement

Pens Beat Sabres To Clinch 11th Straight Playoff Berth

Mar 22, 2017 1:49 AM

After losing a pair of front teeth, Sidney Crosby wasn't available to discuss the highlight-reel, one-handed goal he scored in helping the Penguins clinch their 11th consecutive playoff berth.

Crosby's teammates had plenty to say about it following the defending Stanley Cup champions' 3-1 win over the Sabres on Tuesday night.

Tags: Pittsburgh Penguins, Buffalo Sabres, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Team Achievement

Hawks Win To Clinch Ninth Straight Playoff Berth

Mar 20, 2017 2:26 AM

After a sluggish start, Jonathan Toews and the Blackhawks stormed back late with a rapid-fire rally to strengthen their grip on first place in the Central Division -- and the Western Conference.

Toews scored twice, and Richard Panik and Artemi Panarin each had a goal in a span of 3:02 in the third period to erase Colorado's two-goal lead and send the Blackhawks past the Avalanche 6-3 on Sunday night for their fifth straight win.

The victory, combined with Los Angeles' 5-2 loss at Calgary on Sunday, clinched Chicago's ninth straight playoff berth.

Tags: Chicago Blackhawks, Colorado Avalanche, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Team Achievement

Jackets Return To Playoffs For Third Time

Mar 20, 2017 2:20 AM

Making the playoffs for the third time in franchise history is just the first step for the Blue Jackets.

There's much more serious work ahead for coach John Tortorella and his team in the next few weeks.

Lukas Sedlak and Brandon Dubinsky scored on penalty shots and the Blue Jackets returned to the playoffs for the first time since 2014 with a 4-1 victory over the Devils on Sunday.

Tags: Columbus Blue Jackets, New Jersey Devils, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Team Achievement

Capitals First To Clinch Playoff Spot
The Capitals beat the Lightning 5-3 on Saturday, and have their third consecutive 100-point season.

Canada Rallies To Win World Cup Title
Brad Marchand scored the winning goal to lead Canada to a 2-1 win over Team Europe on Thursday night.

Team Europe Defeats Sweden To Reach World Cup Finals
Team Europe will begin a best-of-three series against Canada on Tuesday night.

Crosby, Marchand Lead Canada Past Russia In World Cup
Team Canada will face the winner of Sunday's Sweden-Team Europe game in the best-of-three finals starting Tuesday.

Penguins Finish Off Sharks To Win Stanley Cup
The Penguins defeated the Sharks by the score of 3-1 on Sunday night to win their fourth championship.

Penguins Edge Lightning, Advance To Cup Finals
The Penguins beat the Lightning 2-1 on Thursday night to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals to face-off with the Sharks.

Sharks Advance To First Stanley Cup Finals
The Sharks beat the Blues 5-2 on Wednesday night to advance to the Stanley Cup finals for the first time in franchise history.

Panthers Clinch Atlantic Division Title
The Panthers won their fourth straight game on Tuesday night, beating the Canadiens by the score of 4-1.

Wild Complete Season Sweep Of Hawks
The Wild won all five games against the Blackhawks this season.

Capitals Clinch Presidents' Trophy
The Capitals have also clinched home-ice advantage throughout the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Leafs To Host Wings In Outdoor Game
The Maple Leafs will celebrate their 100-year anniversary with an outdoor game on January 1 at BMO Field.

Leafs Unveil New Logo For Centennial Season
The "classic Maple Leaf" emblem from the 1940s to the 1960s will be used in the 2016-17 season.

Forbes: Rangers Most Valuable NHL Franchise
The Rangers at $1.2B have taken over the top spot from the Maple Leafs at $1.15B.

Canadiens Extend Streak To Nine Games
The Canadiens defeated the Leafs by the score of 5-3 on Saturday night and are a win away from tying the NHL record previously set by the Leafs in 1993-94 and matched by the Sabres in 2006-07.

Canadiens Begin Season With 8th Straight Win
The Canadiens are only the second team (Sabres) in NHL history to begin a season with eight straight wins, all in regulation.

Bruins Owner Donates $30M To U. At Buffalo
The University at Buffalo will name its medical school after the Jeremy Jacobs Family.

Blackhawks Win Third Stanley Cup In Six Seasons
The Blackhawks defeated the Lightning by the score of 2-0 on Monday night.

Lightning Take Game 7 From Rangers
The Lightning advance to the Stanley Cup finals with a 2-0 win over the Rangers on Friday night.

Rangers Win Presidents' Trophy
The Rangers defeated the Devils by the score of 4-2 on Tuesday night to win the Presidents' Trophy for the third time in franchise history.

Forbes: Maple Leafs Remain Most Valuable NHL Franchise
The NHL's average team value rose 18.6 percent to $490 million, according to Forbes.