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Malkin scores, Crosby dazzles as Pens win 14th in a row

Mar 28, 2013, 9:38 PM EDT

The Pittsburgh Penguins are welcoming faces old and new back into their lineup, but the results remain the same: they keep winning. In Thursday’s case, they pummeled the Winnipeg Jets 4-0 to extend their winning streak to 14 games.

Evgeni Malkin looked fine, too, managing a goal, a +2 rating and four shots in about 15 and a half minutes of ice time.

Here’s his tip-in tally:

Sidney Crosby didn’t take his foot off the gas with his star teammate back in the lineup, collecting two assists to push that total to a ridiculous 41 (56 points). To put his assists total in perspective, Crosby only has two fewer assists than Steven Stamkos has points (43).

Crosby’s first helper to Chris Kunitz was something special:

While many are chomping at the bit to see Jarome Iginla make his Penguins debut, his new team continues to do fine without him.

  1. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Mar 28, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    Pens suck. Flyers suck. Crosby is a baby. Philly is a dirty city.

    There, no need for the next 30 comments.

    • steelpenbucs87 - Mar 28, 2013 at 9:45 PM

      You forgot – Bankruptcy, 1975, rigged draft, a “philthy” reference, and about 50 different versions of the adjective “sucks”

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 28, 2013 at 9:47 PM

      But there is a need for you to cut that dirty long hair you dirty old hippy !

      • handsofsweed - Mar 28, 2013 at 10:11 PM

        I’m drunk, I’m nobody. I’m drunk, I’m famous. I’m drunk, I’m dead.

  2. mario66sid87geno71 - Mar 28, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    Simply Dominant! 9 goals against in 10 games. Almost not fair to get Malkin back.

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Mar 29, 2013 at 3:48 AM

      Lucky for them Iginla is coming in to try to rescue them and salvage their season. Wow.

  3. steelpenbucs87 - Mar 28, 2013 at 9:43 PM

    Good win – great streak and excited to see what this team can do as it all comes together.

    Can you drop Duper down to the third line given the chemistry that they all have? If not does that mean Morrow drops to the third? And while it seems like a no brainer, remember that putting Neal and Iginla on the same line would force one to play on their off wing.

    Great problems to have, but still something to think about.

    Let’s. GO. Pens.

    • JoeAvg - Mar 28, 2013 at 9:49 PM

      No it doesn’t. Neal is actually a left winger.

      • xavier46 - Mar 28, 2013 at 10:18 PM

        And he prefers to shoot from the right. This was talked about during the broadcast, if Iginla is placed with Malkin, Neal will stick to the left side of the ice and not roam over to the right circle, where so many of his goals come from.

      • JoeAvg - Mar 28, 2013 at 10:36 PM

        Neal never played right wing in his life before the trade to the Pens. Another reason it took him so long to find a groove. Don’t worry he’ll be fine on the left side.

  4. eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 28, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    Did they win the cup tonight ?

  5. JoeAvg - Mar 28, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    This team is playing some kinda hockey!

  6. arbruins - Mar 28, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    This picture makes them look like a couple of fairries!

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 28, 2013 at 9:53 PM

      or sissy lala’s hahahahhaaha

    • handsofsweed - Mar 28, 2013 at 10:13 PM

      Says the guy wearing eyeliner and a thong.

  7. jaybaileys - Mar 28, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    No the Pens just won their 14th in a row. You know more than the Flyers have won all year!

  8. wisdomnfl - Mar 28, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    No more need for comments from Flyer fans. Your opinion means nothing. You and your team are irrelevant. Better luck next year.

  9. arbruins - Mar 28, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    I have never witnessed a team with such a fair weather fan base in my life. I have no respect for this organization and really hope they tank by the second round. And none of this has anything to do with any of the trades they acquired…the Bruins won it in 2011 with most of their current squad and can probably do it again this year…no need for washed up has-beens! Here we go BRUINS!

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 28, 2013 at 10:06 PM

      The flyers will help you’s out sat count on two big bruin points !

    • handsofsweed - Mar 28, 2013 at 10:16 PM

      About 2011. Get on your miserable knees and thank whatever God you believe in for Crosby and Malkin BOTH missing the entire second half of the season AND the playoffs that year. You know goddang well you couldn’t have beaten that Pens team. Don’t lie.

    • pitpenguinsrulez - Mar 28, 2013 at 10:38 PM

      Where were all of the Patriot fans before 2001? Your just another one of the those typical Bruin Fans who still cant get over these couple things:

      1) 1980 Penguins are allowed to wear Black and Yellow jerseys after Boston protested to Zeigler
      2) 1991 Ulfs hit on Neely
      3) Cookes hit on Savard
      4) Pens being 2-0 Boston this year
      5) Ray Shero and Iginla giving Boston the shaft yesterday

      Honestly I don’t know whats worse Bruin fans crying or the owner of the Sens making an A** out of himself with this stuff forensic stuff. GET OVER IT!!! I cant wait to see Murray knock that Big Goon Chara out.

  10. wisdomnfl - Mar 28, 2013 at 10:04 PM

    Bruins will be a tough playoff team – why all the hate? You are sounding like Flyer fans. Don’t stoop to that level.

    • phillyphanatic77 - Mar 29, 2013 at 12:07 AM

      We’re the haters? Your comments on this page are all unprovoked hate. I’d say you’re stooping pretty low. Everybody knows the Pens are disgusting, and so are the Flyers, in a different kind of way. But there’s such a thing as humility that most Pens fans seem to have forgotten about since 05-06.

  11. arbruins - Mar 28, 2013 at 10:09 PM

    Kind of grouchy tonight…the bs aren’t on and the freakin Habs won in that stupid shoot out crap last night. The shoot out is a complete waste of 60 minutes. OT for 10 minutes and if it’s a tie, so be it.

    • JoeAvg - Mar 28, 2013 at 10:22 PM

      I hate shootouts too. They wanted a way to get rid of ties but it has backfired. I think they have to stop giving the loser a point. Teams play for the tie to get the point then take no chances in the overtime. If they stop rewarding the point you’ll see a whole lot less of the shootout. They’ll play for the win.

  12. arbruins - Mar 28, 2013 at 10:11 PM

    The Flyers need to rebuild…just a side question…who actually enjoys the shoot out?

  13. myroncopesflask - Mar 28, 2013 at 10:12 PM

    So tired of the comments about the Pens being under such crazy pressure with the expectations to win a cap this year. Those outside of Pittsburgh and many within really have no clue as to how much pressure has been on this team since day one of Sid being town. Trust me when I say that Sid has much higher expectations for this team than any other outside influence could. There are no excuses for this team to make an early exit from the playoffs just as there were none last year. Everyone who knows anything about hockey knows they Flyers did an amazing job of getting under the Pens skin and that includes Crosby. If you think there is a chance of that happening again you really have not been paying attention to how Sid and Disco Dan work. When they identify a flaw they work religiously to correct it. No different than Sid’s face off skills… He sucked for the 1st four years and now he is elite. I’m not saying the Pens are gonna sweep their way through the SCF but it would be hard for any realistic person to believe that this team will lose a best of seven any time soon.

    • blackfoot11 - Mar 29, 2013 at 9:44 AM

      The so called “Pressure” mounted when GM Ray Shero stated the the Pens were “All In” in efforts to win the SC, and the high profile trades up the ante tremendously for the team this year. Hockey fans and the media are just reacting to a serious statement made by the man who signs the checks.

  14. Stiller43 - Mar 28, 2013 at 10:18 PM


    Youre in the wrong thread if youre going to complain about the shootout. Not because its off topic (which it is), but rather because the pens actually have players than can score in the shootout, unlike what i watched last night from the Bs. I like it, and a lot of pens fans i know like it for this reason…of course, lots of fans of teams without good shooters hate it.

    • tdrusher225 - Mar 29, 2013 at 12:37 AM

      That’s not true. The Bruins are 13-5 in shootouts the past 2 years, and as a Bruins fan I hate the shootouts. They’re meaningless. It’s nice to get the extra point, but it’s nothing to be that proud of if you win and it’s nothing to hang your head about if you lose. It literally has nothing to do with the actual game and gives 0 indication of how good a team is.

  15. arbruins - Mar 28, 2013 at 10:19 PM

    Hahaha…does Sid wear eye liner? Now that they have signed away their future yet again…they are the perfect candidates for a second round flop. And you can’t tell me they didn’t tank on purpose in order to have the best chance at signing Sid the purse slinger.

    • pitpenguinsrulez - Mar 28, 2013 at 10:43 PM

      Boston knows a lot about flopping on the ice themselves…the US diving team will be holding tryouts once the Bruins are ousted in the playoffs

      • sportsfaninyyc - Mar 29, 2013 at 12:23 AM

        Marchand is actually a decent player, but definitely the biggest diver.

    • koontang11 - Mar 29, 2013 at 7:06 AM

      d1ck tarnstrom led the pens with 52 points the year prior to the lockout. you wanna tell me again how they tanked the season…

  16. arbruins - Mar 28, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    Nah, I have always hated it…they used it to dumb down the game for the folks who couldn’t understand it…sort of like the glowing puck!

  17. wisdomnfl - Mar 28, 2013 at 10:26 PM

    Okay Bruins fans, here we go!

  18. csilojohnson - Mar 28, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    We need an idiot filter app for these threads…

  19. chanceoffleury1 - Mar 28, 2013 at 10:39 PM

    Vokoun must have been on PHT reading all the Bruins and Flyers fans talking about how the Pens will lose anyway once Fleury gets cold, and then he wanted to remind everyone that “Hey! There’s another goalie in town that can shut down playoff teams, too!” That’s 2 shutouts against 2 playoff teams for Vokoun this season! Plus the joint shutout with MAF against the Canadiens.

    Nice to see Dupuis making sure it is crystal clear he isn’t gonna go down without a fight, either. Oh, the agony Dan Bylsma must be in deciding how he’s gonna cram all his allstar wingers into 3 perfect lines. What a problem to have. #BylsmaProblems

    • desertfan - Mar 29, 2013 at 9:02 AM

      Buff is too slow for the NHL!!!

  20. bleedblackngold96 - Mar 28, 2013 at 10:41 PM

    holy crap arbruins youre like the ravens trolls on the football thread. jealous much? haters gonna hate

  21. Stiller43 - Mar 28, 2013 at 10:47 PM

    The people that say sids a girl, or that “he sucks” make me laugh. A girl “who sucks” consistently beats your teams and is blowing away the nhl in points. What are your players if a sucky girl constantly beats them?

    I’d bet too that, if he were on your team, you’d be all over talking about how he’s the best player in the world (which he is).

    • whatthepuck2012 - Mar 28, 2013 at 11:02 PM

      My thoughts exactly. That “eyeliner-wearing purse-slinger” is spanking your team. Hate all you want.

    • whiteqbs - Mar 28, 2013 at 11:07 PM

      Remember when his team got eliminated in the first round last year by their hated rivals all while acting like a huge woman? That’s what I remember. Until he can erase the failure of last year I could care less what he does in the regular season. They were good last year too and got no where so pipe down until it matters.

      • pens5829 - Mar 29, 2013 at 1:01 AM

        Last year was last year. a fluke. 14 game wining streak by the Pens. 13 wins all year by the Cryers. Nough said dumba@ss.

      • captjackwagon - Mar 29, 2013 at 1:44 AM

        Just curious, where did that get you? Oh yeah, your arse kicked by the Devils. You didn’t win it all so your selective memory is a joke. Crosby has 3 less points than Couturier, Schenn, Knuble, Coburn, Foster, Hartnell, McGinn, Gervais, Grossman, Rinaldo, Gustafsson, Meszaros, Zolnierczyk, Laughton, Lilja, Shelley and Wellwood all put together. You are correct in stating that they have not accomplished the goal yet, but they are getting there in style. The fact that you can’t even appreciate good hockey shows that you are not much of a fan of the sport. But watching Philly sports must be mentally exhausting…

      • desertfan - Mar 29, 2013 at 9:03 AM

        13 wins in March for the PENS vs 13 all season for the Flyers???

      • tbell1980 - Mar 29, 2013 at 12:03 PM


  22. pitpenguinsrulez - Mar 28, 2013 at 10:48 PM

    Back to Back shutouts of division leaders is very impressive. The Streak is nice but like Mark Madden and Bob Grove said today “It doesn’t mean nothing come playoff time, just look back to 1992-93.” I cant wait to see how dirty this team becomes once Iggy is in the line up and im pumped for Saturday since ill be at the game. This team has no excuses to not go far in the playoffs. LETS GO PENS!!

    Keep Rollin! Rollin! Rollin!!

  23. pitpenguinsrulez - Mar 28, 2013 at 10:51 PM

    The comments on these pages just crack me up…when you need a GOOD laugh just read the comments on ProHockeyTalk

    • comeonnowguys - Mar 29, 2013 at 9:08 AM

      Still MILES ahead of PFT. Reading those comments will make you want to cancel your internet contract.

      • blackfoot11 - Mar 29, 2013 at 9:58 AM

        Agreed about PFT. The Trolling and idiocy on that sight is 10 times as worse as PHT.

  24. whiteqbs - Mar 28, 2013 at 10:59 PM

    Man with the recent penguin moves they MIGHT be able to get out of the first round this year.

  25. jazzyherb - Mar 28, 2013 at 11:08 PM

    Just like the stuff they said about Jagr until he became a flyer

  26. Stiller43 - Mar 28, 2013 at 11:10 PM

    Keep talking about not getting out of the first round. In the past 5 years, theyve been to the cup finals twice (winning once), been to the 2nd round once, and got booted in the 1st round twice. My guess it the people taking those shots have a team that doesnt have near that success.

  27. wisdomnfl - Mar 28, 2013 at 11:22 PM

    Flyers fans talking about “first round.” The only first round Philly will see is the draft, where they are gunning for the number one pick!!!!

    • phillyphanatic77 - Mar 29, 2013 at 12:14 AM

      The season is already a wash so I’ll gladly take the #1 pick. Add Seth Jones, a franchise defenseman, to the rest of the young core and the Flyers will be dangerous for years. The kid is 6’3″, can skate, hit, and score- exactly what the Flyers need on their blueline.

  28. jazzyherb - Mar 28, 2013 at 11:33 PM

    Do Philly fans remember the Talbot ssshhh game

  29. desertfan - Mar 28, 2013 at 11:41 PM

    Buff is too slow for the NHL!!!

  30. latrobe21 - Mar 29, 2013 at 12:02 AM

    With all that Shero is giving Bylsma to work with, Bylsma better not even get on the plane back to Pittsburgh if they don’t win the Cup. Nice to see the Latrobe Wildcats’ hockey team honored at the game for winning a 4th state title in 6 years – go ‘cats!

  31. arbruins - Mar 29, 2013 at 6:03 AM

    The Penguins have been the favorite of all NHL “anal-ists” for the past few years and each time, the Penguins have choked. Hahaha…and it will happen again, even in this shortened season that means nothing to a “true” hockey fan. Enjoy your penalty shots, defensive interference calls and glowing pucks.

  32. bobhpine - Mar 29, 2013 at 7:41 AM


    14 in a row. Iginla doesn’t want to play for your team. That’s why U mad bro.

    Go back to bed.

  33. f2maestro - Mar 29, 2013 at 8:42 AM

    On a side note: How good was Murray? Couple great shots on net, a couple solid body checks and he didn’t look out of position at all last night. In fact, he appears to really enjoy joining the rush as I noticed him below the WPG cage a couple times battling in the corners. I’d love to see him play more, but then again there’s only so much ice time to give out!

  34. nananatman - Mar 29, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    I’m not chomping at the bit to see Igs in the leagues ugliest uniform. Say what you want but find one uglier.

  35. jimeejohnson - Mar 29, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    Cheesesteaks: nope
    Sandwiches with fries and coleslaw between the bread: YES!

  36. joewilliesshnoz - Mar 29, 2013 at 2:46 PM

    Well said.

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