Crosby’s two goals lead Penguins to 5-4 win

 

Playing in Philadelphia brings out the best for Sidney Crosby who had two goals and two assists to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a¬†thrilling 5-4 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday. The win was the Penguins first road win since January 13th and gets them within two points of the Buffalo Sabres who are holding onto the #8 seed in the Eastern Conference. In a game that had a playoff atmosphere, the Penguins surrendered leads of 3-1 & 4-3, and they were given a gift from Fylers goaltender Marty Biron late in the third period. Biron who left his net to play a puck near the hashmarks, failed to cover the puck as Sidney Crosby poked the puck into a empty net to give the Penguins a 5-4¬†lead with 2:45 remaining in the game. Penguins goaltender Marc Andre Fleury made 23 saves on 27 shots to record the win.Read More »

Bylsma to go with same lineup against Philadelphia

 

One Hour until the drop of the puck Head coach Dan Bylsma will not mess with his lineup this afternoon against the Philadelphia Flyers. Bylsma will go with the same lineup he used on Thursday when the Penguins beat the Montreal Canadiens 5-4. The Penguins are currently in 10th place in the Eastern Conference with 62 points. The Flyers are in fourth place with 71 points Penguins Lineup Dupuis – Crosby – Fedotenko Satan – Malkin – Sykora Cooke – Staal – Kennedy Minard – Talbot – Godard Defensemen Orpik – Gonchar Scuderi – Gill Whitney – Eaton * Marc Andre Fleury will start in goal — Fleury is 14-5 with a 2.62 GAA in his career against the Flyers Scratches: Forward Bill Thomas; Defenseman Kris Letang

Senators acquire Comrie, Campoli

 

The Ottawa Senators have acquired forward Mike Comrie and defenseman Chris Campoli from the New York Islanders on Friday in exchange for Dean McAmmond and a first-round draft pick. Comrie, 28, is currently earning $4 million and will be an unrestricted free agent in the summer. The first-round pick heading to the Islanders originally belonged to San Jose. Source: TSN.CA

The Latest “Chatter”

 

CD‚Äôs for Soldiers at the Mall in Robinson Just wanted to mention that 105.9 WXDX is accepting any new /used CD‚Äôs or DVD‚Äôs at the Mall in Robinson today. The CD‚Äôs and DVD‚Äôs will be sent to troops overseas. The Penguins just concluded their practice which began around 11:00 a.m. today. They will depart for Philadelphia this afternoon. The team has been mum on why Kris Letang was a healthy scratch last night. Letang was paired with Ryan Whitney in the morning skate and skated in the pregame warm-ups. The plan going into the pregame skate was for all seven defensemen to skate and then Coach Bylsma would make a decision. When your running an uptempo system why do you scratch one of your best puck moving defensemen? Not like a ton of scouts were in the building last night that could be looking at Hal Gill or Mark Eaton.Read More »

Flyers in on Thrashers Kari Lehtonen and Wilds Niklas Backstrom?

 

The Philadelphia Flyers search for a #1 goaltender continues. Darren Dreger of TSN.CA reports, “Thrashers goalie Kari Lehtonen is of interest to the Flyers. If Atlanta GM Don Waddell continues to rebuild, swapping Lehtonen for a prospect such as Van Riemsdyk would have to be seriously considered.” A source in Pittsburgh tells me there’s been some talk lately that the Flyers are also in play for Minnesota Wild goaltender Niklas Backstrom. Despite being in the middle of a playoff chase, Wild GM Doug Risebrough is listening to offers for Backstrom who is expected to test the free agent market.