Most Penguins fans are familiar with the All-Star exploits of Steel City superstars like Mario Lemieux. Indeed, those of us who are old enough will never forget Mario’s breathtaking four-goal effort before an adoring throng at the 1990 All-Star Game—the first ever hosted in Pittsburgh.
However, No. 66 isn’t the only Penguins player to shine i [...]
Here’s a quick glance at how former Penguins are faring at the 2012 All-Star break.
Forwards and Defensemen
Next to Ron Stackhouse, perhaps no Penguin was less appreciated in his time than defenseman Duane Rupp. Ironically, the fans’ dissatisfaction stemmed from a similar cause. Like Stackhouse, Rupp was a big player for his day (6’1” 195) who didn’t fit the mold of a stay-at-home bruiser.
A product of the “Original Six” era, Rupp became New York R [...]
Hockey games can be an awful lot like shooting craps, especially when they go into overtime or a shootout. Games are won and lost on a single shot or a fortunate bounce of the puck, much like a lucky roll of the dice.
That’s why it’s nice to have a goalie like Marc-Andre Fleury guarding the pipes. On Tuesday night in St. Louis, “Flower” took [...]
Can he get any better? Traditionally Evgeni Malkin is at his best when his parents arrive and he has Mama Malkin’s borscht. Rumor has it they are planning on coming soon – so fair warning to the rest of the NHL.
As of Sunday’s afternoon game, Malkin is the point leader with 58 points despite missing seven games. He has 8 game winning goals on [...]
Ever since they were drafted No. 1 and No. 2 overall in 2004, Alex Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin have provided an intriguing contrast in styles—both on and off the ice. While the brash and colorful Ovechkin has grabbed the headlines and endorsement deals, Malkin has quietly gone about his business with a determined excellence.
On Sunday afternoo [...]
The number one goal scoring left winger in the NHL, James Neal is currently without a spot on the NHL All-Star Game roster and barring injury to a player currently on the roster he’ll be sitting at home watching the game on TV.
The NHL invites 24 total players who play offense onto their All-Star squad. Three of which are voted in by t [...]