The Pittsburgh Penguins placed forward Gregg McKegg on waivers today. McKegg has appeared in 26 games, collecting 2 goals and 2 assists. A bright spot early in the season, McKegg has fallen behind Riley Sheahan and Carter Rowney on the center depth chart and Pittsburgh has to make a decision on what they want to do with Josh Archibald who is on a conditioning assignment in Wilkes Barre.
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 sixRead More »
Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan said during his pre-game media session the team will start Tristan Jarry tonight in a back-to-back situation. With the way the AHL schedule runs, starting a back-to-back is nothing new for Jarry, though, it will obviously be his first back-to-back start in the NHL. Riding a 34-save shutout Friday night from Jarry, the Penguins are aiming for a fourth straight win tonight vs the lowly Sabres.
Penguins 4 – Sabres 0 While Tristan Jarry posted a 34-save shutout and was locked in all night, the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night toyed with the Buffalo Sabres in a 4-0 win in the first game of a home-and-home situation. Pittsburgh’s high-end talent made the Sabres as a whole look like the Penguins were playing a scrimmage game against an AHL team. The Arizona Coyotes get labeled as the ‘AHL’ Coyotes by some and it might be time to stamp the same label on the Sabres. “It’s quite embarrassing,” Sabres coach Phil Housley said of the Sabres who have lost 10 of 11 and are a team that looks like a train-wreck in their own end. “We’re playing a backup goaltender and we didn’t take advantage of that tonight.” With how quickly Terry Pegula fires coaches and executives, Jason Botterill and Phil Housley might not make it to Christmas.Read More »
Ray Shero has started to make the Devils Interesting Again Another pretty big hockey trade in the month of November. The New Jersey Devils today traded forwards Adam Henrique, Joseph Blandisi and a 2018 third-round pick to the Anaheim Ducks for defenseman Sami Vatanen and a conditional third-round pick. 🚨 TRADE ALERT 🚨 The #NJDevils have acquired defenseman Sami Vatanen and a conditional third-round pick from Anaheim. New Jersey sends forwards Adam Henrique, Joseph Blandisi and a 2018 third-round pick to the Ducks. https://t.co/ik2k08usnx pic.twitter.com/lO5iR6x9n9 — New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) November 30, 2017 The Devils are starting to get pretty interesting in the Metropolitan Division due to the high-end talent that’s been brought in over the last year. Devils GM Ray Shero is often known for dealing defensemen for top-6 forwards, but this was a move where Shero has the forward depth to move a productive forward in Henrique forRead More »
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.
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. “We will do everything in our power to sell city of Pittsburgh,” Huntington said of Ohtani.
While the Penguins are trying to downplay the Ian Cole rumors, the Penguins have had trade inquires with a sizeable group of teams and the Ian Cole camp remains in discussions with other clubs to potentially facilitate a deal and a possible extension: Therefore, the rumors are not going away anytime soon. Here’s the Latest Industry Chatter on a notable group of teams involved and names Penguins are and would likely seek in a deal: Colorado Avalanche A league source says the Ian Cole camp has had had deep talks with the Colorado Avalanche (there’s a strong relationship between the Avs brass and Cole’s agency) in the past 48 hours about Cole and it’s one potential destination that could be a sign and trade scenario for Cole. Interest from Colorado in trading for Cole and signing him long-term is significant. However, is there a trade match for Pittsburgh? Talk inRead More »
Matt Murray’s durability is starting to get questioned, at least when it comes to National Pundits. Matt Larkin of the Hockey News wrote a piece on Tuesday saying Murray’s health has become a long-term concern and even suggests that Tristan Jarry could come in and run with an opportunity to spark a goaltending controversy. Larkin writes: [Including the latest one sustained Monday night, that’s five injuries for Murray in the past 19 months. Three of them are serious, assuming the latest one has a long-term diagnosis, which appears to be the case given how much trouble Murray had leaving the ice. Even if Murray has the world’s worst luck, it doesn’t change the fact these things keep happening to him. He’s been open about his struggles to beef up his 6-foot-4, 178-pound frame, and it’s time to ask whether that lack of body mass has made him brittle. There’s noRead More »