05/22/2013 22:32 Neal Adds Three Points In Pens Win
Neal notched three points in Wednesday's Game 4 win over the Senators.Neal recorded two goals and an assist as the flood gates opened for the Pens in a 7-3 dismantling of Ottawa.
05/22/2013 22:10 NHL Playoffs: Grades for Night 23
Handing out grades for Night No. 23 of the NHL playoffs. The Pittsburgh Penguins put on a clinic in their blowout win over the Senators.
05/14/2013 22:20 Penguins rout Senators, take Game 1 of Eastern semifinals
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.
James Neal was one of but four NHL players to pot 40 goals in 2011-12. He clicked with Evgeni Malkin from the get-go, scoring the Pens' first goal of the season off a power-play set up by Geno. His 18 power-play goals led the league while his 81-point total was good for seventh. Factor in 329 shots, 87 penalty minutes as well as 108 hits and it's easy to see why Neal's fantasy value is higher than ever. The power forward had a penchant for streakiness up until last season, but then again, he never had teammates like Malkin and Sidney Crosby to help alleviate those concerns in Dallas. Asking for back-to-back 40 goal seasons might be a little much, but there's no reason not expect another 30-plus tallies from Neal. (Updated 8/14/12)