Latest 2008–09 Pittsburgh Penguins season Stories
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Kris Letang and Sidney Crosby scored during the shootout phase Saturday to give Pittsburgh a 4-3 win over the New York Islanders. Crosby and Ruslan Fedotenko each had a goal and an assist in regulation for the defending Stanley Cup champions.
Sidney Crosby put Pittsburgh in front in the second period Friday as the Penguins opened defense of their league title with a 3-2 win over the New York Rangers. Before the game, the Penguins raised the third Stanley Cup banner in the franchise's 41-year history.
The Pittsburgh Penguins, led by team owner Mario Lemieux, celebrated their Stanley Cup championship Monday with a parade and rally with thousands of fans. Pittsburgh won its third championship in franchise history by knocking off the defending champion Red Wings at Detroit in Game 7 Friday.
Johan Franzen scored the winning goal in the second period Saturday to help the Detroit Red Wings beat Pittsburgh 3-1 in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals. Brad Stuart scored Detroit's first goal and Justin Abdelkader also scored for the Red Wings. Chris Osgood made 31 saves for his 13th win of the playoffs. Ruslan Fedotenko scored the lone goal for the Penguins.
Maxime Talbot had a goal and two assists Tuesday to help Pittsburgh beat Carolina 4-1 for its second straight Eastern Conference title. Ruslan Fedotenko, Bill Guerin and Craig Adams also scored for the Penguins, who swept the Hurricanes four games to none.
Evgeni Malkin had two goals and an assist Saturday, sparking Pittsburgh to a 6-2 win over Carolina and a 3-0 lead in their Eastern Conference finals. Sidney Crosby and Ruslan Fedotenko each had a goal and an assist for the Penguins, who need only one more win to close out the best-of-seven series.
Evgeni Malkin's two goals in a span of less than four minutes of the third period broke open a tie game Thursday and gave Pittsburgh a 7-4 win over Carolina. Malkin produced the first playoff hat trick of his career, helping the Penguins take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals in a game that turned ugly during the final moments.
Evgeni Malkin had a goal and an assist Monday to lead Pittsburgh to a 3-2 win over Carolina in Game 1 of their Eastern final series. Pittsburgh goalie Marc-Andre Fleury made 23 saves. Philippe Boucher also had a goal and an assist and Miroslav Satan also scored for the Penguins, who are in the conference finals for the second straight season after beating Philadelphia and Washington.
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