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Expect a lot of different line combinations the next couple weeks. Therrien may even look into splitting up Staal and Malkin if he doesn’t find the right combination for Crosby. Pascal Dupuis could be on the verge of falling to the fourth line, according to a source. Some insiders I’ve talked to seem a bit worried about Miroslav Satan and don’t see him being much more than a 17-20 goal scorer. The biggest concern has been the lack of velocity on his shot according to a source. It is still early Last week a source told me a Penguins scout has been urging Ray Shero

NHL: Canucks acquire Michel Ouellet


The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired defenseman Lukas Krajicek and left wing Juraj Simek from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for defenseman Shane O’Brien and right wing Michel Ouellet (17 goals). The Nashville Predators also expressed an interest in Ouellet

Heatley’s two goals power Senators to 3-1 win


Ottawa 3 ‚Äì Pittsburgh 1 Ottawa Senators RW Dany Heatley scored two power play goals to lead the Ottawa Senators to a 3-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. The goaltending was strong in this game as Senators G Alex Auld made 30 saves and was on the verge of a shutout until rookie defenseman Alex Goligoski scored his 1st career NHL goal with 1.1 seconds left in the third period. Penguins goaltender Marc Andre Fleury played well enough for the Penguins to win but the Ottawa Senators won the special teams game scoring two power play goals. The Penguins power play continues to struggle without D Sergei Gonchar. The Penguins went 1-for-7 on the day and finished the weekend 1-14. Down 1-0 going into the third period, Penguins head coach Michel Therrien switched his lines up playing Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin together which has been a common theme whenRead More »

Rangers go 2-for-2 in Prague


Goals by Scott Gomez and Wade Redden was all the Rangers needed this afternoon as they beat the Tampa Bay Lighting 2-1, the identical score they beat the Lighting Saturday afternoon. The Rangers played a strong defensive game this weekend and were clearly the better team during the two game series. The Lighting couldn‚Äôt match the Rangers team speed and struggled on the power play As expected the Lighting were physical. The Lightning outhit the Rangers 31-10 but they were outshot 39-19. They Lighting made too many attempts to go out of their way to be physical. Ryan Malone seems more focused on stirring things up than trying to score. The Lightning have to be floured with the play of Steve Stamkos. He was making things happen all weekend. What I liked from the Rangers was their puck movement on the power play. Everyone was touching the puck and they‚ÄôreRead More »

Sydor, Taffe out: Goligoski and Thomas In


Pittsburgh Penguins (1-0) vs Ottawa Senators (0-1) (2:38 ET) Lineup Fedotenko – Crosby – Satan Staal – Malkin – Kennedy Dupuis – Talbot – Cooke Bissonnette – Thomas – Godard D-Pairs Orpik – Letang Gill – Scuderi Goligoski – Eaton Starting Goalie: Marc Andre Fleury Quick Hits Jeff Taffe struggled yesterday which has opened up the door for Bill Thomas to enter the lineup. Thomas will play center. Daryl Sydor will be a healthy scratch. Petr Sykora will still be sidelined with a groin injury. Alex Auld will start in goal for the Senators

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The central division is improving and the Red Wings may have to worry about a divisional rival who has targeted next year’s top free agent. Plus, are the Bruins keeping a close eye on the Florida Panthers? Will Henrik Zetterberg take a discount? Read more the latest

Kennedy’s OT winner leads Penguins to 4-3 win


Pittsburgh 4 ‚Äì Ottawa 3 Tyler Kennedy signed a two year extension eight days ago and he rewarded the Penguins front office this afternoon scoring two goals including the OT winner. Kennedy has been among the Penguins top performers in training camp and moved up to the 2nd line with Petr Sykora out of the lineup. Kennedy got the Penguins on the board 38 seconds into the game and the Penguins controlled the play for the first ten minutes of the game. Kennedy‚Äôs first goal of the season with his first in 29 games dating back to last season. Down 1-0 the Senators picked up the physical play and tied the game at 1-1 when Shean Donovan (1) scored with (Assists: Dean McAmmond, Filip Kuba). Pittsburgh had chances in the first period to get up early on the Senators but they struggled on the power play going 0-5 Head coachRead More »

Game 1: Pittsburgh (47-27-8) vs Ottawa (43-31-8)


Lineup Updated 1:40 p.m. – Senators center Mike Fisher did participate in the morning skate but has been ruled out of today’s game. The Senators second line will now be Chris Kelly -Antoine Vermette – Jesse Winchester. Updated 1:14 p.m. – A source told me Bissonnette not Thomas will play. At least that’s the way it looked in the morning skate. Ruslan Fedotenko-Sidney Crosby-Miroslav Satan Jordan Staal-Evgeni Malkin-Tyler Kennedy Matt Cooke-Max Talbot-Pascal Dupuis Paul Bissonnette-Jeff Taffe-Eric Godard D-Pairs Orpik – Letang Gill – Scuderi Eaton – Sydor Scratches – Bill Thomas & D Alex Goligoski Starting Goalie: Marc Andre Fleury