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The News

--The Penguins snapped a four-game losing skid against the Flyers with a 4-3 win at the Igloo. The game featured better fighting than that recent boxing match at the Expo Mart.

As usual, Evgeni Malkin was front and center, scoring a goal and assisting on three others.

"He's the hottest player in the NHL right now," Umberger said of Malkin. And while Evgeni is quite handsome, he is putting up some dominating stats. Geno's notched eight goals and assisted on 13 others in the 10 games since Crosby was hurt, and he now trails countryman Alexander Ovechkin by just three points in the scoring race.

By the way, the minute someone gets that postgame interview between Malkin and Dan Potash on Youtube, you can be certain it's going up.

--By the way, has any baby been more publicized in the Pittsburgh area than Ryan Malone's? This pregnancy has had nearly as many mentions on-air as Evgeni Malkin.

--The NFC topped the AFC in the Pro Bowl, 42-30. In a sign of the apocalypse, Ben Roethlisberger threw a TD pass to TJ Houshmandzadeh, who hopefully left his Terrible Towel at home. Roethlisberger was 5-9 for 42 yards and a TD, and was the AFC's leading rusher with 18 yards on one carry. Probably why they lost.

--Here's a little more on last week's question of why the Pirates retired Billy Meyer's number.

--Steve Pederson is lowering ticket prices for Panther football games next season.

--Dejan Kovacevic and Paul Meyer predict the Pirates' opening day lineup. Book your Series tickets today!

--Bob Smizik calls out Michel Therrien for calling out Ryan Whitney.

--Ben Roethlisberger and his employer will probably begin contract talks this week.

--Great news! Roger Clemens is still going to appear at ESPN: The Weekend!


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1 comment:

Sam said...

Malkin's "32 points in his last 17 games" or "21 points in 10 games since Crosby went down" are both certainly impressive

but let's get to the heart of it... 15 points in the last five games!