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Pittsburgh center Crosby tries to get back on track in Discover NHL Thanksgiving Showdown

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / Managing Editor

Any good feelings that the Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins enjoyed during the Thanksgiving holiday figure to be long gone by the time they take the ice at TD Garden on Friday for the 2017 Discover NHL Thanksgiving Showdown (1 p.m. ET; NBC, NHL.TV).

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game recap

Boeser helps lift Canucks against Penguins

Rookie forward scores two goals for second straight game

by Wes Crosby / Correspondent

PITTSBURGH -- Brock Boeser scored twice to help the Vancouver Canucks defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2 at PPG Paints Arena on Wednesday.

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game preview

Canucks at Penguins preview

Malkin out for Pittsburgh with upper-body injury; Vancouver without Dorsett because of neck, back stiffness

by Wes Crosby / Correspondent

CANUCKS (10-8-3) at PENGUINS (11-8-3)



The Game

The Pittsburgh Penguins will be without forward Evgeni Malkin when they host the Vancouver Canucks at PPG Paints Arena on Wednesday.

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Behind The Numbers

First-quarter numbers paint interesting picture

Increase in League scoring, decrease in Crosby output among trends

by Rob Vollman / Correspondent

With the season having reached its quarter mark Tuesday, it is interesting to look at what the numbers tell us about what has happened across the first six weeks of the season. Here are five rather interesting statistics at the individual, team and League levels.


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NHL Insider

Penguins create memorable day for young hockey fans

Five kids from Make-A-Wish Foundation signed to special one-day contracts

by Wes Crosby / Correspondent

CRANBERRY, Pa. -- Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford has used several impressive signings to help win the Stanley Cup in each of the past two seasons.

However, none have been more meaningful than the five he acquired Tuesday. For the second consecutive year, Rutherford and the Penguins signed five young hockey fans from the Make-A-Wish Foundation to special one-day contracts.

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Malkin sidelined for Penguins with upper-body injury

Center out for at least one game, will be re-evaluated

by Wes Crosby / Correspondent

CRANBERRY, Pa. -- Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin will not play against the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday because of an upper-body injury (7 p.m. ET; SNP, ATTSN-PT, NHL.TV).

After practicing Monday, Malkin didn't skate Tuesday because of the injury sustained in a 2-1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday. Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said Malkin will be re-evaluated Thursday to determine his status for games against the Boston Bruins on Friday and Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday.

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NHL Stadium Series

Penguins, Flyers to face off in 2019 NHL Stadium Series

Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia to host game Feb. 23, two years after first 'Battle of Pennsylvania' was played in Pittsburgh @NHL

NEW YORK -- The National Hockey League (NHL®) announced today that the Philadelphia Flyers® will play host to the Pittsburgh Penguins® outdoors at Lincoln Financial Field, home of the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles, on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, as part of the 2019 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™.

This will be part two in the outdoor "Battle for Pennsylvania." The Penguins took round one in 2017, playing to a crowd of more than 67,000 at Heinz Field when they edged out the Flyers in a 4-2 win. The game will be the Flyers fourth regular-season appearance outdoors, and the Penguins fifth such game. The 2019 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™ will mark the sixth consecutive year that Coors Light has been the title partner.

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Facts and Figures: Islanders loving Saturday

Undefeated record on day of week includes road wins against conference leaders Blues, Lightning

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / Managing Editor

The New York Islanders are doing something this season they couldn't do in 2016-17: win games on Saturday.

A key reason the Islanders came up one point short of a berth in the Stanley Cup Playoffs last season was that they were 3-8-5 in the 16 games they played on Saturday, including 2-7-2 in road games. Though the Islanders have played four of their six Saturday games this season on the road, they are 6-0-0, including wins away from home one week apart against the two conference leaders, the St. Louis Blues (5-2 on Nov. 11) and the Tampa Bay Lightning (5-3 on Saturday). They also have road wins against the San Jose Sharks (3-1 on Oct. 14) and Nashville Predators (6-2 on Oct. 28), and home wins against the Buffalo Sabres (6-3 on Oct. 7) and the Sharks (5-3 on Oct. 21).

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Greatest Moments

Lemieux scoring goals five ways in same game amazes Crosby

Historic single-game performance among final four for Greatest NHL Moment; voting runs through Nov. 21

by Wes Crosby / Correspondent

CRANBERRY, Pa. -- Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby laughed when asked if he could imagine replicating Mario Lemieux's five goals scored five different ways on Dec. 31, 1988.

"I haven't even got four goals in a game," Crosby said, "so I haven't even been remotely close to it."

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Situation Room

Coach's Challenge: CHI @ PIT - 11:33 of the Third Period

Original call overturned, no goal Pittsburgh @NHL

Situation Room: CHI vs. PIT

Situation Room: Guentzel's goal is overturned

Pittsburgh's goal is disallowed after a review determines that Olli Maatta made contact with Corey Crawford before the puck crossed the line

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At 11:33 of the third period in the Blackhawks/Penguins game, Chicago requested a Coach's Challenge to review whether Olli Maatta interfered with Chicago goaltender Corey Crawford prior to Jake Guentzel's goal.

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