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Penguins collect 11th straight win

Mar 22, 2013, 10:59 PM EDT

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Another night in the National Hockey League and another streak continues.

On Friday, the Pittsburgh Penguins extended their winning streak to 11 games thanks to a 4-2 victory over the New York Islanders.

Their streak matches that of the Chicago Blackhawks from earlier in the season, according to NHL.com.

The Penguins can make it 12 straight games with a win when they take on their bitter rivals, the Philadelphia Flyers, on Sunday.

Sidney Crosby continues his torrid offensive pace.

He added another two assists in the win and is now up to 52 points on the season. That total leads the league by 11 over his teammate Chris Kunitz, who scored late in the second period and now has 41 points.

We bounced back in the second and third periods,” Crosby told NHL.com.

“Sometimes you’ve got to find ways to win, and tonight we had to find a way”

The Penguins’ 11-game winning streak wasn’t quite trumped by the results in Columbus Friday.

The Blue Jackets extended their point streak to 12 games, leading to the following tweet from Adam Proteau.

  1. gregman98 - Mar 22, 2013 at 11:05 PM

    How good is the NOT to be a Philadelphia FAILERS fan?

    I ask you…..

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 23, 2013 at 7:35 AM

      Wow what you think of that one all week really stretching it trying to come up with a new buzz word ain’t ya fool !

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 23, 2013 at 7:54 AM

      About as good as it is to not live in pittsburgh !

      • crosberries - Mar 23, 2013 at 10:42 AM

        Actually I have a couple friends from Philly who live here and love it compared to Philly

  2. steelers88 - Mar 22, 2013 at 11:16 PM

    It was a great gutsy win by the Pens tonight! They didn’t play their best game of the year but they found a way to win.

  3. rushledger - Mar 22, 2013 at 11:16 PM

    Hope Sid wins the art Ross and the pens get the Atlantic division nod. I’d also like to see the jackets make the playoffs that be huge for the franchise and give them something to be happy about because you don’t get over losing your franchise player for a while, playoffs will help.

    • chanceoffleury1 - Mar 23, 2013 at 12:40 AM

      I love the added irony that Nash and Voracek are the only reason the Rangers and Flyers are at all still relevant. Sorta secretly rooting for the Isles and BJs to squeak in as 8-seeds. Caps, Rangers, and Flyers coming into the new division as the weak links would just make my heart smile an evil smile as a Pens fan. I mean, seriously though, who would’ve called that one on January 18th? You gotta love it. Who said March Madness was just for college basketball?

      • hockeyfan28 - Mar 23, 2013 at 1:23 AM

        Penguins fans better hope the Flyers don’t go totally in the tank and win a few games cause if they wind up
        with Seth Jones life in that division will become extremely unpleasant

      • theageofquarrel - Mar 23, 2013 at 6:18 AM

        Pretty sure everyone outside of the Philly area doesn’t really care.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 23, 2013 at 7:40 AM

        The flyers will be relevant again in the first round when they bounce fleury and the pens have to go to the back up who will then show why he is a back up and the pens for the second year are bounced by the flyers ! Let me ask the doucheapocolypse why its called trolling if a flyers fans post on a penquin topic but its ok if a pens fans turns a pens topic into talking about the flyers !

      • theageofquarrel - Mar 23, 2013 at 7:47 AM

        The Flyers have to first qualify for the post season. As for the “doucheapocalypse” do you not already corner that market?

      • letsgopens8771 - Mar 23, 2013 at 8:58 AM

        hockeyfan28 – Mar 23, 2013 at 1:23 AM

        Penguins fans better hope the Flyers don’t go totally in the tank and win a few games cause if they wind up with Seth Jones life in that division will become extremely unpleasant

        -I’m pretty sure the Flyers aren’t THAT bad, clearly Jones will be a Florida Panther or Calgary Flame.

  4. steelers88 - Mar 22, 2013 at 11:30 PM

    The only thing is I hope the Penguins aren’t peaking to early.

    • JoeAvg - Mar 23, 2013 at 1:52 AM

      First of all, it’s not too early. Now is the time you want to start playing your best hockey and roll right through spring. Secondly, who says they’ve peaked? They could still add depth to the defense or another winger. A calming veteran and/or someone hungry to win a championship would be welcome. At the very least, Crosby still has one more aspect of his game (goal scoring) to get back. My guess is that will return right around playoff time.

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 23, 2013 at 7:45 AM

      Premature ejaculation can be a problem !

  5. Stiller43 - Mar 22, 2013 at 11:38 PM

    Lets go pens, baby!!! Cant wait for GENO and my man tanger to get back!

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 23, 2013 at 7:41 AM

      Tanger and geno,,,, grow up !

      • letsgopens8771 - Mar 23, 2013 at 9:02 AM

        You grow up. Letang is in the Norris discussion every year and leads the NHL in points for Defenseman. Geno (when he’s healthy) is a force to be reckoned with, like Sid.

        BTW eiggles, who is Scott Hartnell, I forgot about him because he’s too busy being INVISIBLE!

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 23, 2013 at 9:26 AM

        A grown ass man referring to LeTang as tanger ! No ones questioning how good he is fool !

      • jpdoc26 - Mar 23, 2013 at 10:18 AM

        Yeah, because the Flyers players don’t have stupid nicknames, idiot.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 23, 2013 at 10:40 AM

        Yeah but as a grown ass man I don’t go around like a little goof calling them by their nick names !

      • crosberries - Mar 23, 2013 at 10:48 AM

        And I’ve never heard a dbag flyer fan or you nosuperbowl call someone by the name “Hartsy” which is the doucheiest of them all. Yes doucheiest is a word that can be used for Hartsy

  6. philly4lyfe - Mar 23, 2013 at 12:12 AM

    I watched this game. the Islanders were dominating especially in the first when they out shot the Penguins 14 to 3. they should have won

    • theageofquarrel - Mar 23, 2013 at 6:12 AM

      But they didn’t. That’s the difference.

    • jaybaileys - Mar 23, 2013 at 7:21 AM

      Too bad for you it’s a 60 minute game. You know guys can regroup during the intermission, make adjustments, have a come to Jesus meeting whatever it takes and start playing the right way. Oh I forgot you’re a Flyer fan once your coach calls a timeout after you’re down 3-0 early in the 1st, you’ve pretty much shot your wad.

    • steelers88 - Mar 23, 2013 at 9:25 AM

      Yeah but you see that is the difference between the Flyers and the Penguins when you guys are down you don’t come back and just fold but when the Penguins are down they don’t give up and they fight their way back.

    • steelers88 - Mar 23, 2013 at 9:25 AM

      Yeah but you see that is the difference between the Flyers and the Penguins when you guys are down you don’t come back and just fold but when the Penguins are down they don’t give up and they fight their way back.

  7. multiplemiggs - Mar 23, 2013 at 12:31 AM

    How did Frans Nielsen do tn? Did he get a hat trick?

  8. Stiller43 - Mar 23, 2013 at 1:44 AM

    Like life is now for the flyers?

  9. ironman721 - Mar 23, 2013 at 4:46 AM

    Still March-ing!

  10. malkinrulez - Mar 23, 2013 at 7:55 AM

    And no one knows premature ejaculation like eigglesnosuperbowls

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 23, 2013 at 9:31 AM

      Yeah your moms always getting cheated it ain’t right !

      • pens5829 - Mar 23, 2013 at 12:04 PM

        Did you not just state above “Tanger and geno,,,, grow up !”?

        Please stop trolling and go upstairs. Your mom’s got your peanut butter and jelly sandwich all ready for you.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 23, 2013 at 12:49 PM

        I just came downstairs from your moms room !

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 23, 2013 at 12:16 PM

        Iam actually leaving for you horrible city in about 3 hrs for a boring ride to the Marriott and will be attending the game tomorrow night with my converted James Van R jersey ! It has eigglesnosuperbowls on the new name plate ! Iam gonna be right out there for all you punks to see and if any of you are feelin froggy heres your chance to leap ! I think Iam safe though you’s are all punks !

      • pens5829 - Mar 23, 2013 at 10:45 PM

        MegaBus ride out of that filthy city of yours for a roadtrip? Great? At least we’ll be aware of what the stench is in town the next few days.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 23, 2013 at 11:38 PM

        Iam here,, is that your old lady I smell !

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 23, 2013 at 11:50 PM

        My ride is a caddy ats ,,mega bus dose not stop in your irrelevant little mayberry rfd and yeah that is your old lady I smell reminds me of home the delaware river !oooooooooooooooffffffffffffffffffffffffffffaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa !

  11. steelers88 - Mar 23, 2013 at 7:57 AM

    The flyers are not making the playoffs what their like the #12 seed they would have to have like .750 winning% to even be in the discussion for the playoffs!

  12. letsgopens8771 - Mar 23, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    Great win. Pens were very sleepy in the 1st period, but they picked it up in the following periods. Vitale has been playing real well, and I hope he stays in the lineup when Geno comes back. (Disco is wrong on this one, Vitale is way better than Jeffrey) Pens have been playing very well in front of Vokoun. Chris Kunitz is on FIRE!! I am also happy for Sutter and his line to get the winner. Great effort all around. Now go get Philly.

    GO PENS!!!

  13. franchisethighs - Mar 23, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    Damn. This dude eigglesnosuperbowls is SALTY. I’ve never seen a filthy fan so obviously upset. The best player in the world Fraud Giroux not tickling your fancy anymore? Thought he was on level with the soup? What about that all world 4th liner Hartnell. You guys still verbally blowing him in public? And that kid that is supposed to be shut down center. Sean Kidtoucher is it? His value hit rock bottom like Prongers eyesight.

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 23, 2013 at 10:38 AM

      Franchise#ag I may be salty but at no time have I ever made fun of a man losing eyesight ! You are the lowest of the lows ! This is a game played by businessman and our enjoyment is based on all parties taking the ice and leaving the ice healthy and them enjoying the rest of their lives reaping the rewards of hard work and a life well lived just as I would wish for my neighbor ! To make fun of losing eyesight and all the hardship that goes along with it is philthy ! You my friend are a low life philthy animal that has crossed over from good ol fun to the bizarre ! You may want to take a step back and check yourself !

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 23, 2013 at 10:39 AM

        And that goes for any of you kronies that give you a thumbs up on your philthy post ! You are lower than shoe gum you friggin loser !

    • djamesbart - Mar 23, 2013 at 10:50 AM

      Things I love:

      1) Barely literate Flyers fans saying “better hope Flyers don’t make playoffs…” all while forgetting that the Pens bounced them 2 of 3 recent playoff series. One while advancing to win the trophy.

      2) Sitting back all week & watching teams jump the Flyers in the standings (TB, Wash…) It’s not even just the seeded teams they need to catch anymore.

      3) Karmically reading this goons posts about Pronger while remembering all the filth directed @ Sid from Philadelphia during his concussion injury.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 23, 2013 at 11:02 AM

        Not by me,, I want the best players on the ice at all times and never do I wish harm or make fun of injuries ! Do I hope my guy puts your guy into the 4th row absolutly but I want him back on the ice so my guy can do it again ! Honestly just because an idiot flyer fan speaks like that does not mean you should come down to their level !

  14. stillers213 - Mar 23, 2013 at 11:03 AM

    Sorry to interupt the trollfest, but does anyone know when Letang will return? I don’t get much info out here and my cable company doesn’t even offer NHL Network.

    • djamesbart - Mar 23, 2013 at 11:08 AM

      He’s day-to-day. Along with Malkin.
      Both are skating.
      Doesn’t look long-term.

      • stillers213 - Mar 23, 2013 at 11:29 AM

        Thanks. I can’t wait to watch the game tomorrow. I only get NBCSN and NBC games.

  15. bruin63 - Mar 23, 2013 at 1:31 PM

    Two great teams. Remember to visit http://www.shawntalkshockey.wordpress.com for my full opinion on the Pens. I believe the Penguins are better than they ever have been. This new defensive element we see blows my mind.

    • ml3939 - Mar 23, 2013 at 6:41 PM

      I read your article as your little blurb seemed to indicate that the Pens were employing some new type of defense like a trap, lock or an overload and basically you just wrote they were playing defense. No critical analysis or details. I feel like I was ripped off. I want my money back.

      • The Hockey Fan - Mar 24, 2013 at 3:33 PM

        I am sorry you feel that way, but I have to balance a life and don’t have time to watch every game. I have only watched about 8 games of the Pens this year and this is what I saw. Just trying to get my blog out there.

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