Game Day Buzz: On Vokoun starting over Fleury, Martin’s timetable, Therrien’s impact on skilled players & lineup buzz
GAME DAY BUZZ PENGUINS (13-8-0, 26 pts) @ CANADIENS (13-4-3, 29 pts) In a surprising development, Tomas Vokoun is getting the start in goal tonight vs the Eastern Conference leading Montreal Canadiens. Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma told reporters today that starting Vokoun tonight had been pre-planned for at least a few weeks now. “This
Latest Penguins Buzz: Should Despres be playing over anyone not named Letang, Orpik and Martin?
LATEST PENGUINS BUZZ Simon Despres has been a healthy scratch for two straight games and is skating this afternoon as the fourth pairing with Mark Eaton. There are many different opinions in hockey circles about Despres right now. Some scouts, talent evaluators, see him as more of a No. 3 pairing defenseman at this point
Eaton hopes to impress over next few days and sign with Penguins to add depth
EATON CONFIRMS INTEREST FROM BOTH SIDES Defenseman Mark Eaton confirmed after the morning skate that there is “interest from both sides” and that he hopes to sign with the Penguins.
Morning Skate Buzz: Eaton taking part in skate as Penguins want to give him a look with NHL guys for a “few days”
FLYERS (7-9-1, 15 PTS) @ Penguins (11-5-0, 22 PTS) Defenseman Mark Eaton who was officially released from his PTO with Wilkes Barre is taking part in today’s skate. Eaton has not been signed yet by the Penguins but an NHL source says you could say Eaton being with the team “is an extension of the
Latest Pens Rumblings: Team has open mind on trade front going into deadline day
WAIT AND SEE MODE Penguins GM Ray Shero is always looking to improve his team at the deadline, and the team enters the final hours of the trade deadline with an open mind on several fronts, a team source says. What Shero and many GM’s around the league have been met with is a tough
12/28 – Monday Practice Report: Rupp skates with Crosby, Dupuis on top unit
Pittsburgh_ The Pittsburgh Penguins went through a 70 minute workout this morning before departing for Buffalo as the Penguins hit the road for a four game road trip that includes back-to-back games against the Buffalo Sabres and New Jersey Devils. Defenseman Alex Goligoski and forward Chris Kunitz did not practice today. Kunitz remains bothered by
Maple Leafs @ Penguins pre-game buzz: Eric Godard to return to the lineup
Toronto (13-17-9) @ Pittsburgh (26-11-1) Morning Skate Update: Defenseman Mark Eaton (right knee) participated fully in today’s morning skate. Eaton, Kris Letang and Martin Skoula alternated as a pairing. Eaton will return to the lineup sometime this week likely Wednesday night against New Jersey. Pittsburgh will wear their third jerseys tonight as today marks the
Brodeur makes history as Devils shutout Penguins 4-0
Martin Brodeur broke Terry Sawchuk’s 40-year-old shutout record with his 104th career shutout Monday night as the New Jersey Devils (26-8-1) blanked the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-0 for their third straight win against Pittsburgh this season. While Brodeur continues to entrench himself as arguably the greatest goaltender in the history of the game, the defending champs
Fleury among the league’s best; Penguins winning streak goes to 5
Marc Andre Fleury made 31 saves and was 3-for-3 in the shootout as the Pittsburgh Penguins (25-10-1) defeated the Buffalo Sabres (21-10-3) 2-1 Saturday night for their fifth straight win and 25th win of the season. Sabres goaltender Patrick Lalime did his best impression of Ryan Miller making 23 saves and holding the Penguins to
Penguins concerned about Mark Eaton
Eaton to be evaluated Sunday morning; Sidelined for weeks?