Penguins prevail defeat Lightning 3-2 Third Period Notes Penguins up 3-2 with 5 minutes remaining in the third period. The Penguins have taken the crowd out the game Janne Pesonen is making too many moves at the blue line and needs to dump it deep and use his speed. O’Brien stepped up on him and just poked the puck away. This has been a problem with Pesonen since the camp opened up. Penguins jump out to the lead. Tyler Kennedy scores with assist to Kris Letang and Alex Goligoski Two fights at the same time. You don’t see this much Koci vs Bissonnette – Even: Bissonnette handled himself very well. Got a few nice rights in. Konopka vs Henrich – this one was over within seconds – edge Konopka Richmond moves the puck quickly. He is hitting the open man with NHL caliber efficiency Eric Godard had a rare shiftRead More »
The Tampa Bay Lighting came into Pittsburgh with a minor league roster and defeated Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-4. Petr Sykora tied the game at 3-3 midway through the third period and Sidney Crosby put the Penguins up 4-3 late in the third period. Crosby‚Äôs shorthanded tally wasn‚Äôt enough as Tampa Bay’s Brandon Bochenski sent the game to overtime and the Lightnig won in a shootout 5-4. For Inside Analysis on tonight‚Äôs game read more.
Anaheim Ducks General Manager Brian Burke is currently talking to six teams regarding defenseman Mathieu Schneider. Among the most interested parties have been the La Kings, Atlanta Thrashers, Ottawa Senators, Vancouver Canucks and Montreal Canadiens. The Kings have been the team mentioned the most over the past two months but Kings GM Dean Lombardi has not been given the OK from ownership to add Schneider‚Äôs salary. Lombardi remains in contact with Brian Burke but the Kings will have to send some salary back to the Ducks. Andy Strickland reports Derek Armstrong could be heading the other way.
Free Preview: Want the latest Insider reports on the Penguins? Sign up today for an Inside Access Membership for only $19.99. I was told to watch Bill Thomas closely tonight. Thomas is pushing hard for a roster spot and the coaching staff likes what they have seen from him. Look for Thomas to see a lot of ice time tonight and to be used in different situations.
The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-assigned forwards Luca Caputi, Joe Haddad, Dustin Jeffrey, Nick Johnson, Mark Letestu and defenseman Jonathan D’Aversa to Wilkes-Barre. Forwards Keven Veilleux, Casey Pierro-Zabotel and defenseman Alex Grant have been re-assigned to their junior teams. Penguins Lineup for Saturday Night’s Game Forwards Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Jordan Staal, Janne Pesonen, Ryan Stone, Pascal Dupuis Kris Beech, Jeff Taffe, Miroslav Satan, Petr Sykora, Eric Godard and Bill Thomas; Defensemen Sergei Gonchar, Ben Lovejoy, Alex Goligoski, Brooks Orpik, Mark Eaton and Darryl Sydor; goaltenders Marc-Andre Fleury and Dany Sabourin. Projected Lineup Dupuis – Crosby – Satan Staal – Malkin – Sykora Pesonen – Taffe – Thomas Stone – Beech – Godard D-Pairings Gonchar – Orpik Sydor – Goligoski Eaton – Lovejoy