Zatkoff turns in 50 save performance

Penguins 4 – Sabres 3

PIT Goal Scorers: Dupuis (1), Hornqvist (1), Lovejoy (1), Malkin (4, PPG)

BUF Goal Scorers: McGinn (2), Deslauriers (2), O’Reilly (4)

Goaltenders: PIT Zatkoff 50 Saves | BUF Johnson 25 Saves

Shots: 53 Buffalo – 29 Pittsburgh | Shot Attempts: 83 Buffalo – 44 Pittsburgh |

 

Rick Sofield by-passed for Padres job

Pirates’ third base coach Rick Sofield had been reported earlier today as the front runner to become the next manager of the San Diego Padres, according to Scott Miller of Bleacher Report.

Sofield, though, has been by-passed for the job and the Padres are hiring Andy Green, per Miller.

 

Porter in, Plotnikov out tonight vs Caps

TONIGHT’S LINEUP Via Penguins

Dupuis – Crosby – Hornqvist
Perron – Malkin – Kessel
Kunitz – Bonino – Sprong
Porter – Cullen – Bennett

Cole – Letang
Dumoulin – Lovejoy
Maatta – Scuderi

Fleury

 

Gonchar named Penguins’ Defensemen Development Coach

Sergei Gonchar has joined the Pittsburgh Penguins’ coaching staff as defensemen development coach, Jim Rutherford announced this afternoon.

According to the team, in Gonchar’s new role he will work with Pittsburgh’s defensemen at the NHL level and throughout the Penguins system. He will also scout European tournaments on behalf of the team.