If there's a silver lining to be found from the time Jussi Jokinen has spent scratched from the Penguins lineup, he figures the view from above might have provided insight into his opponent's tendencies in the faceoff circle.
Rugged winger Chris Neil dished out 10 hits in Ottawa's 2-1 double-overtime victory Sunday night against the Penguins, but one he took from Brooks Orpik in the corner sent him off the ice in the second overtime.
The number jumped off the stats sheet. Eight blocked shots for Penguins defenseman Paul Martin in Game 3 Sunday night against the Ottawa Senators.
Pittsburgh Penguins' James Neal jumps over the boards for a shift in the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Carolina Hurricanes in Pittsburgh, Saturday, April 27, 2013.
The Pittsburgh Penguins are on quite a warpath in the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs.
Goaltending is always a huge part of winning in the NHL , but its importance is magnified even further in the playoffs.
This July, Jarome Iginla of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Michael Ryder of the Montreal Canadiens and David Clarkson of the New Jersey Devils will be some of the most sought-after right wingers of the NHL 's free-agent market.
On the colossal stage of the conference semifinals, eight teams are currently battling it out for just four spots in the next round.
The NHL playoffs have already seen a record number of overtimes in the first round and 20 in total.
When Penguins' GM Ray Shero brought in winger Jarome Iginla - it was assumed that he would be skating alongside captain Sidney Crosby on the top line.
Another broken, but full, day of hockey ahead of us today as the Eastern Conference semis get their showcase.
Jason Spezza made his much-anticipated return to the Ottawa lineup Sunday night in the Senators' 2-1 double-overtime victory over Pittsburgh.
Ups and downs is a feature that looks at the individual performances of the Ottawa Senators during the past week.
After a couple of first-round defeats, the Ottawa Senators are now the lone Canadian team still standing - and they're in tough against one of this year's favourites to win the Cup, the talent-laden Pittsburgh Penguins.
The Penguins went 0 for 6 on the power play against Ottawa at Scotiabank Place, failed to convert on a 5-on-3 situation and then allowed a backbreaking short-handed goal with 31 seconds left in regulation that led to overtime and a 2-1 loss in the second overtime.
Going into Game 3 of the Penguins' second-round series against Ottawa Sunday night at Scotiabank Place, Crosby was 71-82 on faceoffs, a success rate of 46.4 percent.