Canadiens hand Penguins third straight loss; Post-Game Buzz

Montreal 4 – Pittsburgh 2 Despite a strong performance from Luca Caputi who opened the scoring 2:30 into the game, the Penguins gave up three unanswered goals and lost for the third straight game Tuesday night against the Monteal Canadiens. Caputi appearing in his first NHL game scored in his first NHL shift. Caputi started

Lineup News: Source: Gill, Boucher out

Penguins (24-22-5-53) at Canadiens (28-16-6-62) updated: 4:34 p.m. – A source tells me defensemen Hal Gill and Philippe Boucher will be healthy scratches in tonight’s game. Boucher will be a healthy scratch for the second consecutive game. Brooks Orpik – Ryan Whitney, Rob Scuderi – Kris Letang, Mark Eaton – Alex Goligoski will be the

NHL: Laraque placed on IR; Out for tonight’s game

Many fans looking forward to a Eric Godard – Georges Laraque bout tonight will have to wait. Montreal Canadiens enforcer Georges Laraque has been placed on injured reserve and will not play against his former team tonight. Laraque appeared in 71 games for the Penguins last season but has only appeared in 17 games for

TIOPS NHL ALL – Star Selections

There are a few more weeks before the NHL selects the Eastern Conference All-Star team but here are my selections to this point. Starting Lineup WAS Alexander Ovechkin – PIT Sidney Crosby – PIT Evgeni Malkin MON Andrei Markov – BOS Zdeno Chara BOS Tim Thomas Forward Lineup WAS Ovechkin ( 40pts) – PIT Crosby

The Latest Buzz from the BOG Meetings

The economy has halted any talk about expansion in the United States. That is a good thing because the NHL needs to downsize or relocate some cities. This talk of expanding into Europe would not be a good thing. The cap will remain in the $55 – $57 million range for the upcoming season but

Capitals – Hawks eye third team to finalize deal

The Washington Capitals and the Chicago Blackhawks continue to work on finalizing a potential deal that would send Capitals center Michael Nylander to Chicago. The Capitals and Hawks are looking for a third team to finalize the deal. Shanahan to Washington? Sources tell me the Capitals eye the chance to clear enough cap space to

NHL Preview: NorthEast Division

Inside report It will be a uphill battle for the Senators, Sabres and Bruins to overtake the Canadiens in the North East but that’s why they play the game. 1. Montreal Canadiens (47-25-10) The Montreal Canadiens are the fastest team in the league and among one of the most talented teams in the NHL. They

The Latest NHL Buzz

Will Alexei Kovalev finish his career in Russia? Are the Atlanta Thrashers trying to acquire P.J. Axelsson? Read the latest & more.