Stars’ Lehtonen stops 24 to shut out Penguins
Kari Lehtonen made 24 saves for his second shutout in three games to lead the Dallas Stars to a 3-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night.
Sergei Gonchar, Jamie Benn and Rich Peverley had Dallas’ goals, and Lehtonen also had an assist for the second consecutive game. The Stars have won their last three games by a combined 14-1 margin.
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AP source: Munchak to join Steelers’ staff
Mike Munchak is going back to his roots, and heading closer to home in the process.
A person familiar with the decision said Wednesday night the former Tennessee Titans head coach will join the Pittsburgh Steelers as offensive line coach. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal was not yet official.
Penguins crush Canadiens
Jussi Jokinen scored twice and the Pittsburgh Penguins dominated the Montreal Canadiens 5-1 on Wednesday night.
Evgeni Malkin added a goal and an assist, Sidney Crosby picked up his 26th of the season and Taylor Pyatt added a rare score for the Penguins. Marc-Andre Fleury made 22 saves as Pittsburgh bounced back from a dismal loss to Florida on Monday by trouncing hapless Montreal.
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Not even a full three quarters into his first regular-season game with the Pittsburgh Steelers, a knee injury interrupted LaRod Stephens-Howling’s dream of playing on the NFL team he followed during his formative years.
In the 41⁄2 months since he tore his ACL and had surgery on his right knee, Stephens-Howling has worked toward a NFL comeback.
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Maatta’s late goal lifts Penguins past Capitals 4-3
The Pittsburgh Penguins keep finding ways to win games at home. The Washington Capitals keep finding ways to lose them in general.
No wonder the Metropolitan Division race is practically over before the Olympic break.
Crosby embraces Olympic role
The gold medal, the one that electrified a country and cemented Sidney Crosby as part of Canadian hockey royalty forever, is “tucked away” somewhere out of sight and – Crosby insists – out of mind.
No need to have it displayed on the mantle or a coffee table. No wearing it around the house on a rainy day.
While he’s brought it out once or twice upon request, Crosby doesn’t sit around holding it in his hand.
Sure, it was a “nice moment” – Crosby’s go-to phrase when asked to describe his golden goal 7:40 into overtime in the final against the United States – but it was just that, a moment.
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