Pens – Leafs Updates

 

The lines are as The Insider reported earlier: Staal – Malkin – Sykora Dupuis – Taffe – Satan Fedotenko – Talbot – Cooke Bissonnette – Kennedy – James Pens have an early 2-0 lead on power play goals from Fedotenko and Sykora. The Pens power play might be even better this year with the edition of Fedotenko because he likes to eat up space in front of the net. Paul Bissonnette is literally trying to fight his way on to the roster as he squared off with Jamal Mayers. Give the bout to Bissonnette. Malkin and Staal break out on a shorthanded¬†2-on-0 and Malkin buries it to make it 3-0. As The Insider expected, Kennedy is now playing between Satan and Dupuis. The Leafs put two on the board in the last five minutes to ruin Dany Sabourin’s shutout. The Pens were outshot 17-3 in the third and 29-21 forRead More »

Gonchar Out Indefinitely

 

Penguins defenseman Sergei Gonchar has a dislocated shoulder and will be out of the lineup indefinitely, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Ray Shero. Gonchar suffered the injury in the pre-season opener against Tampa Bay on Sept. 20. Sergei will continue to be evaluated as our team medical personnel consider several treatment options,‚Äù Shero said. ‚ÄúIn the meantime, we will look for our other defensemen to step up and fill the void created by his absence.‚Äù Check the NHL page for tonight’s game updates.

Borderline Players who have to clear waivers

 

Here‚Äôs an list of borderline players who would have to clear waivers to be sent to WBS Kris Beech Deryk Engelland Jonathan Filewich Eric Godard Dave Gove Adam Henrich Connor James T.J. Kemp Chris Minard Joey Mormina Danny Richmond Ryan Stone Daryl Sydor Jeff Taffe Bill Thomas Inside Analysis Which Players have the inside track of making the team and which one’s are garnering interest around the league? Read more for the latest

NHL: Gaborik & Wild near Deal?

 

All this talk of Marian Gaborik wanting to play elsewhere may be just an after thought. Michael Russo, Star Tribune reports Ron Salcer the agent for Marian Gaborik gave the strongest indication Sunday that Gaborik has instructed him to get a deal done immediately. The Wild are believed to be offering a multi-year deal worth over $8.5 million per season. Source: Star Tribune

Penguins fall to Lightning 5-4

 

The Tampa Bay Lighting came into Pittsburgh with a minor league roster and defeated Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-4. Petr Sykora tied the game at 3-3 midway through the third period and Sidney Crosby put the Penguins up 4-3 late in the third period. Crosby‚Äôs shorthanded tally wasn‚Äôt enough as Tampa Bay’s Brandon Bochenski sent the game to overtime and the Lightnig won in a shootout 5-4. For Inside Analysis on tonight‚Äôs game read more.