Pittsburgh coach Mike Johnston can tell a couple of shifts into a game what version of Evgeni Malkin the Penguins are going to get on a given night.
Despite one of the worst starts to an overtime that RMU head Coach Andy Toole had ever seen, the Colonials (16-14, 12-6 NEC) fought until the end in to win a 71-70 nail-biter over Saint Francis University.
Rodney Pryor led Robert Morris University to a 91-59 win over Wagner with 25 points, 6 assists and 5 rebounds.
Sidney Crosby scored his 20th goal of the season, Evgeni Malkin added three assists, and the Pittsburgh Penguins held on to beat the Washington Capitals 4-3 on Wednesday night, averting a sweep of the season series.
Micah Mason led Duquesne to a 79-66 win over Saint Louis with 20 points, 5 assists, 5 rebounds and 3 steals.
Jamel Artis added 24 points and Michael Young had 22 points and nine rebounds as Pittsburgh overcame another terrific performance by Boston College’s Olivier Hanlan in a 71-65 win on Tuesday night.
Metheny Field House held two WPIAL hoops titans Tuesday evening with the winner advancing the the boy’s Class AAA title game this Friday at 9 p.m.
Devin Williams scored 14 points to lead No. 20 West Virginia to a 71-64 win over Texas on Tuesday night.
Two games, nine goals – including a couple by the snakebit power play – and another steady performance by Marc-Andre Fleury provided a reminder: when focused and fed-up, the Penguins remain as potent as ever.
Even with skilled stars like Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin in the lineup, the Pittsburgh Penguins were in a scoring slump when they arrived in St. Louis.