Daily Roundup: March 29, 2014

  • Penguins sink Columbus to clinch playoff berth
    (Reuters) – The Pittsburgh Penguins clinched a spot in the National Hockey League playoffs courtesy of a 2-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday. The three-time Stanley Cup champions, who last won it all in 2008-09, had third period goals from Chris Kunitz and Beau Bennett. The snap shots came within 47 seconds of each other midway through the period after the opening two were scoreless …
  • NHL-Penguins sink Columbus to clinch playoff berth
    March 28 (Reuters) – The Pittsburgh Penguins clinched a spot in the National Hockey League playoffs courtesy of a 2-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday. The three-time Stanley Cup champions, who last won it all in 2008-09, had third period goals from Chris Kunitz and Beau Bennett. The snap shots came within 47 seconds of each other midway through the period after the opening two were …
  • Penguins clinch playoff spot with 2-1 win
    The Pittsburgh Penguins have struggled at times in an injury-filled season. Chris Kunitz and Beau Bennett scored goals 47 seconds apart midway through the third period and Marc-Andre Fleury made 35 saves and the Penguins clinched a playoff spot with a 2-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night. ''I thought to a man we stepped up,'' coach Dan Bylsma said after his team ended a string …
  • Pens end losing skid, complete season sweep of Jackets
    COLUMBUS, Ohio — There's still two weeks left in the regular season, and the Pittsburgh Penguins have had the Metropolitan Division wrapped up since, oh, mid-January. But Penguins coach Dan Bylsma gave his players an edict in a close-door meeting earlier this week: he wanted playoff-level intensity the rest of the way. Penguins left winger Chris Kunitz and right winger Beau Bennett scored 47 …
  • Penguins' Goc out 3 weeks with foot injury
    Pittsburgh Penguins forward Marcel Goc will miss three weeks with a foot injury, the team announced Friday.
  • Blackhawks, Penguins, Avalanche set to join playoff party
    (Reuters) – The defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks, Pittsburgh Penguins and Colorado Avalanche can all join the National Hockey League playoff party this weekend as the regular season enters the home stretch. With just a little more than two weeks left on the schedule, only the Boston Bruins, St. Louis Blues, San Jose Sharks and Anaheim Ducks have secured post-season invitations …

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