Kris Letang darted down the Consol Energy Center ice, the defenseman's black hair flicking out from underneath his helmet.
Balancing big-game experience with the desire for speed and chemistry is giving Canada and the United States a few things to think about.
The Pittsburgh Penguins locked up another elite young player long term and kept a key player off the market Tuesday, agreeing to terms with defenseman Kris Letang and re-signing forward Pascal Dupuis.
Paul Martin and Chris Kunitz scored power-play goals and Pascal Dupuis added his sixth goal of the playoffs and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Ottawa Senators 4-1 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Tuesday.
Sidney Crosby's smile betrays a jagged ridgeline of enamel along his bottom row of teeth, evidence of the extensive damage inflicted to Crosby's jaw by a wayward shot a month ago.
Flyers center Matt Read will miss six weeks because of torn rib cage muscles.
The NHL agrees with Chris Kunitz -- he scored four goals instead of three in the Pittsburgh Penguins' win over the Washington Capitals.
Former NHL star Eric Lindros acknowledged the change in culture around head injuries, an affliction that is becoming all too common among some of the league's brightest stars.