We all knew Sidney Crosby was a really good hockey player with incredible skill.
In this video, the Pittsburgh Penguins star shows off his immense talents through the view of a GoPro camera attached to his helmet. From stickhandling and shooting, to going up against defenders, he puts on quite the clinic. At times, it looks like something straight out of a video game.
It didn’t take long for tempers to flare between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals on Wednesday’s rivalry night.
Just before the midway point of the first period, a brawl broke out between the two teams — inside the Pittsburgh bench. Everything calmed down pretty quickly. When the period ended, the Penguins had a 2-1 lead. All that came out of that: Eight penalty minutes, all for roughing minors, with Tom Wilson and Steve Downie in the thick of things.
Last spring during the Stanley Cup playoffs, we all witnessed as Patrick Roy pulled his goalie far quicker than most coaches would, giving his Colorado Avalanche an extended advantage with the extra skater.
He took that to a new level Tuesday against the Nashville Predators. With the Avalanche on a power play and trailing by three goals, Roy pulled Reto Berra with around 12 minutes remaining in the third period.
It backfired. Eric Nystrom scored into the empty net for the short-handed goal. That made it 5-1 Nashville.
The Predators defeated the Avalanche 5-2.
The L.A. Kings look like a team on a mission right now.
And of course, it’s all happening just prior to the trade deadline and with the playoff race in the Western Conference heating up. On Tuesday, the Kings recorded their eighth straight victory, defeating the visiting Detroit Red Wings 1-0.
They move back within three points of the Vancouver Canucks, who sit second in the Pacific Division and were also victorious on Tuesday.
The lone goal of the game came off a double deflection in front, as Justin Williams was the last Kings player to get his stick on a point shot less than three minutes into the game.
From there, the defending-champion Kings held the Red Wings, playing their third game in four nights and fourth on a six-game road trip out West, to just 20 shots on goal.
The Red Wings were also without Henrik Zetterberg, who hasn’t played since Saturday after getting popped with a pair of lefts to the head from Jamie Benn.
Those hoping the National Hockey League would add or develop an online resource that would track salaries and contract information might be out of luck.
It would seem such an idea, especially in a league that includes a salary cap, which the Canadian dollar may impact if it drops low enough, and trade speculation and contracts pique conversation, would be in high demand.
But, according to commissioner Gary Bettman, there is not the fan interest for such a tool, like Capgeek.com, which was a valuable resource for fans and media but ceased operations in early January due to the health of its founder Matthew Wuest.
“We hear from the fans on a regular basis and we hear on lots and lots of issues,” Bettman said Tuesday, as per CSN New England.
“We’re not getting a lot of feedback on [a Capgeek-style site]. It’s not something that seems to be driving fan interest as much as perhaps the interest of the people [in the media] in this room, and your colleagues.”
“GM’s have access to information. The tools that we have for internal business use are different, but everything we do internally for business purposes doesn’t necessarily need to be made public and be the object of discussion.”
There are still websites that track salary information for NHL teams, such as spotrac.com.