Pens continue recovering from losses

The Pittsburgh Penguins took on the Carolina Hurricanes in Tuesday’s on the road match at the PNC Arena.  Corvo pushed the Hurricanes to a 1-0 lead in the first period with an early power play shot. Bortuzzo instantly answered with a goal of his own, tying the score at 1-1.  With just over six minutes…

National Hockey League lacks adequate penalty regulations

“You’re getting soft.  You’re getting soft.”  That was all former National Hockey League (NHL) player and current NHL analyst Jeremy Roenick had to say to end his argument with Mike Milbury on NBC Sports Network on February 29. The catalyst for the argument?  Another analysis regarding hits to the head. “And you know what?” Roenick…

NHL Fails to Reduce Violence with Rule 48

By Kiley Fischer Sports Editor After an influx of head-shots in the National Hockey League (NHL) in recent seasons, the league implemented Rule 48 this past offseason to better protect their players.  The rule, which went into effect this season, reads: “48.1 Illegal Check to the Head – A lateral or blind side hit to…

Crosby Update

By Kiley Fischer Sports Editor Penguins captain Sidney Crosby suffered the first concussion of his career in early January after two consecutive hits to the head on January 1 and January 5.  He has not played since. As of March 15, Crosby has been out of commission for over two months, but still sits sixth…