Penguins continue winning ways over Sabres

Penguins 5 – Sabres 1

— The Pittsburgh Penguins (15-10-3, 33 pts) continued their winning ways with a 5-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres (6-17-4, 16 pts) on Saturday night, completing a sweep of the home-and-home series —


Scoring Summary

1st Period
18:44 Evgeni Malkin (8)
Assists: Jake Guentzel, Olli Maatta


2nd Period
5:36 Carl Hagelin (2)
Assists: Bryan Rust, Riley Sheahan
19:00 Patric Hornqvist (10, PPG)
Assists: Sidney Crosby, Kris Letang


3rd Period
BUF 11:18 Jason Pominville (7)
Assists: Jack Eichel, Evander Kane
13:14 Phil Kessel (12)
Assist: Evgeni Malkin
PIT 18:58 Sidney Crosby (12)
Assists: Patric Hornqvist, Kris Letang


.937 Penguins netminder Tristan Jarry stoned the Sabres again and stopped 32 of 33 shots as Jarry almost became the Penguins first rookie goaltender to post consecutive shutouts. Jason Pominville ruined Jarry’s shutout bid at 11:18 of the third period. Jarry is 4-0-0 on the season in six appearances with a 1.99 GAA and .937 save percentage.

“He was real solid,” Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan said of Jarry. “We have high expectations of him.”


20: Carl Hagelin actually scored a goal and it was a beauty. Hagelin’s second period marker off a strong forecheck from Riley Sheahan was his first goal in 20 games, last goal on Oct 17 vs the New York Rangers.


— 10: Patric Hornqvist’s power play goal in the third period was his 10th goal in 25 games and in a contract year has 18 points in 25 games. Hornqvist is currently scoring at a 32 goal pace over a full season.


— 65%: Sidney Crosby had a goal, assist in the win and was especially strong in the faceoff circle, winning 17 of 26 draws, including 7 for 9 on offensive zone draws.


33: Phil Kessel scored his 12th goal of the season and had 5 shots on goal in the win. Kessel with 12 goals and 19 assists on the season, is currently 4th in the NHL in scoring, 5 points behind Nikita Kucherov.

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NHL: Marc Andre Fleury still dealing with concussion symptoms

Vegas Golden Knights Goaltender Marc Andre Fleury remains out indefinitely due to concussion symptoms and is not close to returning to the ice.

Vegas GM George McPhee tells John Shannon of Sportsnet that Fleury has yet to begun skating and is still dealing with “at least one concussion symptom.”

Fleury has been off the ice since suffering a concussion on October 13 vs the Detroit Red Wings.

Vegas is a surprising 15-7-1 on the year, despite not having Fleury for all of four games and also losing No. 2 netminder Malcom Subban for a month.

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Huntington on Shohei Ohtani: “We will do everything in our power to sell the city of Pittsburgh”

Pirates GM Neal Huntington appeared on 937 The Fan this evening and confirmed to the show the Pirates will be among the likely 30 teams making a presentation to top free agent Shohei Ohtani.

Most interesting from Huntington’s interview with Joe Starkey and Chris Mueller is how he couldn’t hide how giddy he is of hoping the Pirates are granted a second interview after the initial presentation all teams are granted.

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Source: Neil Walker market heading into $11-$12 million per season range

In what is still the early stages of MLB free agency, a “pretty good” market is developing for second baseman Neil Walker, an industry source told Inside Pittsburgh Sports on Tuesday evening.

Walker, 32, made $17.20 million last season and amassed a 2.1 FWAR with the New York Mets and Milwaukee Brewers, hitting .265/.362/.439 with 14 home runs and 49 RBIs.

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Matt Murray leaves game with injury, Penguins net OT Win

The Pittsburgh Penguins have a slew of problems right now with their play/roster and those issues will only be magnified if Matt Murray has any sort of a lengthy injury.

Murray left tonight’s game vs the Philadelphia Flyers in visible pain after getting his leg slammed into by Jacob Voracek.

Murray needed assistance to the locker room and did not return.

Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan said after the game that Murray obviously has a lower body injury and will undergo further evaluation on Tuesday. Sullivan expects more answers tomorrow.

Tristan Jarry earned his second career NHL win in relief tonight, stopping six of eight shots.

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Guentzel stars, Crosby nets OT Winner in 5-4 win over Flyers

Another inconsistent night from the Penguins but a second straight 5-goal effort.

Pittsburgh trailed 3-1 heading into the third period without their No. 1 netminder and rallied with third period goals from Patric Hornqvist (8), Bryan Rust (4), Jake Guentzel (11) to force overtime.

The Penguins then capped off the come from behind win with an overtime goal from Sidney Crosby (10) to deliver a 5-4 win against the Flyers.

The OT winner from Crosby was his 11th career overtime goal and 2nd career OT goal vs the Flyers.

Jake Guentzel starred with 2 goals and 1 assist in the win and has 8 goals in his last 11 games.

The Penguins peppered the Flyers with 52 shots.

Philadelphia’s winless streak is now at 8 games and it’s tick tock……for Flyers head coach Dave Hakstol.