NHL Free Agency Buzz: Vrbata viewed as a fit in Pittsburgh

Latest Buzz on Vrbata, Markov, Fleishmann, Richards & more “Complete player” Vrbata could surface as target If the Penguins don’t resign Tyler Kennedy and fail to bring in Jaromir Jagr, a name who could surface on their radar is Phoenix Coyotes right winger Radim Vrbata, assuming the term (2 years) and price makes sense. Vrbata

Report: St. Louis Blues acquire Jaroslav Halak

The Montreal Canadiens have traded goaltender Jaroslav Halak to the St. Louis Blues, according to TSN.CA. The Habs receive defenceman Lars Eller and forward Ian Schultz. Halak led the Canadiens on their surprising playoff run, upending heavy favorites Washington and Penguins. Halak, 25, went 26-13-5 in the regular season with a 2.40 goals against average.

Game 6: Morning Skate: Gill misses morning skate; Spacek likely to make series debut

Montreal Canadiens Morning Skate Update Canadiens defenseman Hal Gill did not participate in the Habs morning skate and Gill’s status remains up in the air. Gill suffered a laceration to his left leg in Saturday’s game and will be a game time decision after warmups. Meanwhile, Jaroslav Spacek participated fully in today’s skate and is expected to make

Off-day report: Gill day-to-day; Spacek hopeful to play

Off-day Report The Pittsburgh Penguins arrived in Montreal this afternoon as the team looks to close out the series Monday night in game 6. The Penguins did not skate today but a few players including Sidney Crosby and Max Talbot had a short media session after the team arrived in Montreal. Barring an unexpected injury to pop up

Dan Bylsma seeks quality of shots, as opposed to the volume of shots on Halak

“Shoot! Shoooot! Shooooooot!” Those are the cat calls Penguin players have heard from Penguin fans for eons. And, okay, from media members as well (I’m guilty as charged). No doubt. Of all the teams in the National Hockey League, the Pittsburgh Penguins may be the most notorious when it comes to over-thinking and over-passing instead

Penguins look for an encore performance against Montreal

The Pittsburgh Penguins return home tonight to face-off against the Montreal Canadiens after a 2-1 road trip. Pittsburgh has won two straight and four of five games. As the Penguins are starting to get somewhat healthier, the injury riddled Canadiens have been without a number of key players this week including forwards Scott Gomez, Brian

Crosby’s hat trick powers Penguins to 6-1 win

Sidney Crosby scored three goals and linemate Chris Kunitz added a goal and three assists as the Pittsburgh Penguins (10-2-0) defeated the Montreal Canadiens (6-6-0) 6-1 Wednesday night at Mellon Arena. Pittsburgh’s top line of Crosby (3 pts), Kunitz (4 pts) and Bill Guerin (3 pts) combined for 10 points on the night and goaltender