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.
Anaheim Ducks General Manager Brian Burke is currently talking to six teams regarding defenseman Mathieu Schneider. Among the most interested parties have been the La Kings, Atlanta Thrashers, Ottawa Senators, Vancouver Canucks and Montreal Canadiens. The Kings have been the team mentioned the most over the past two months but Kings GM Dean Lombardi has not been given the OK from ownership to add Schneider‚Äôs salary. Lombardi remains in contact with Brian Burke but the Kings will have to send some salary back to the Ducks. Andy Strickland reports Derek Armstrong could be heading the other way.
Free Preview: Want the latest Insider reports on the Penguins? Sign up today for an Inside Access Membership for only $19.99. I was told to watch Bill Thomas closely tonight. Thomas is pushing hard for a roster spot and the coaching staff likes what they have seen from him. Look for Thomas to see a lot of ice time tonight and to be used in different situations.
White Team 2 ‚Äì Black Team 0 Rob Scuderi was not on the ice today. Minor injury White Team Lines Dupuis ‚Äì Crosby ‚Äì Satan Fedotenko ‚Äì Talbot ‚Äì Cooke Caputi ‚Äì Beech ‚Äì Godard Minard ‚Äì Letestu ‚Äì Wallace D-Pairings Gonchar ‚Äì Orpik Sydor ‚Äì Goligoski Richmond ‚Äì Lovejoy Black Team Lines Staal ‚Äì Malkin ‚Äì Sykora Pesonen ‚Äì Taffe ‚Äì Kennedy James ‚Äì Henrich ‚Äì Thomas Bissonnette ‚Äì Gove ‚Äì Boogaard D-Pairing Gill ‚Äì Kemp Eaton ‚Äì Letang Mormina ‚Äì Engellend Score sheet White Goal ‚Äì Ben LoveJoy (Assist to Luca Caputi) White Goal – Ruslan Fedotenko (assist to Matt Cooke and Max Talbot) Inside Analysis Today‚Äôs game saw a lot of scoring chances and solid goaltending. Marc Andre Fleury and Danny Sabourin performed well. Fleury made some big saves on Sidney Crosby and Luca Caputi.
DePaoli’s Inside Report on the Penguins Black – White Scrimmage is posted. White Team Dupuis ‚Äì Crosby ‚Äì Satan Fedotenko ‚Äì Talbot ‚Äì Cooke Stone ‚Äì Beech ‚Äì Godard Minard ‚Äì Jeffrey ‚Äì Wallace Gonchar ‚Äì Orpik Sydor ‚Äì Goligoski Lovejoy ‚Äì Richmond Black Team Staal ‚Äì Malkin ‚Äì Sykora Pesonen ‚Äì Taffe ‚Äì Kennedy James ‚Äì Henrich ‚Äì Thomas Bissonnette ‚Äì Gove ‚Äì Filewich Eaton ‚Äì Letang Scuderi ‚Äì Gill Mormina ‚Äì Engellend
In-depth Analysis of the 1st session The first set of drills centered around some puck moving drills which went into 2-on-1‚Äôs with shots from the point. The skating ability of Ruslan Fedotenko was exceptional today. Fedotenko has started out camp on a line with Max Talbot and Matt Cooke. Fedotenko playing in a third line role is a perfect fit for him. Crosby was flying from the start. You could really tell he was working on his shot during the summer. He went hard in every drill.
Alex Goligoski, Kevin Veilleux and Casey-Pierro-Zabotel are drawing rave reviews from the Penguins prospect tournament. Aaron Boogaard appears to be following his brother footsteps and goes two-for-two against the Florida Panthers. Goaltender David Brown has a shaky outing and a young Penguins defenseman has a strong outing. DePaoli gives you the latest insight and more