According to a source, the Penguins are expected to recall Dustin Jeffrey and Paul Bissonnette for tonight’s game against the New Jersey Devils. Bissonnette 23, made the Penguins roster out of training camp and appeared in 6 games for the Penguins. In 16 games with the Wilkes Barre/Scranton Penguins, Bissonnette recorded 6 points and 82 penalty minutes.
Post Game Thoughts The 7-16-9 Tampa Bay Lightning came into Pittsburgh Tuesday night, outshooting the Penguins 29-15 and beating them 2-0 on the scoreboard as the Penguins loss for the sixth time in nine games. The Penguins had (11) giveaways compared to the Lightning‚Äôs (4) and defensive breakdowns in front of the net continued as Paul Szczechura and Matt Pettinger each scored for the Lightning. Mark Recchi recorded two assists to give him 1,401 points for his career. The Lightning won for only the second time in their past 14 games. Could changes be on the horizon for the Penguins?
Season Ticket holders will receive some good news in the mail on Tuesday. According to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, in a letter mailed to season ticket holders yesterday, Penguins President David Morehouse said team owners Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle had decided against selling personal seat licenses in the Consol Energy Center, which will open in 2010. The Pirates and Steelers charge seat licenses.
Evgeni Malkin and Alex Goligoski each recorded three points and Sidney Crosby snapped a 9 game scoreless streak, netting the OT winner 43 seconds into overtime as the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Buffalo Sabres 4-3 Monday night at HSBC arena. Crosby‚Äôs OT winner was under review for over a minute, whether Crosby‚Äôs stick was over the goal post when he deflected Evgeni Malkin‚Äôs fluttering slap shot. The Penguins overcame a 2-0 deficit and it appeared that the Penguins may have been on their way to a 6th loss in eight games until Alex Goligoski scored his second goal of the game at 11:17 of the third period to tie the game at 3-3. Pascal Dupuis also scored for the Penguins, recording his 7th goal of the season at 6:18 of the second period. Marc Andre Fleury made 32 saves to record his 10th win of the season. The Penguins hostRead More »
Toronto Maple Leafs (12-13-6) at Pittsburgh Penguins (17-10-4) The Penguins lineup will be the same as it was in Friday afternoon’s practice Forwards Taffe-Crosby-Satan Fedotenko-Malkin-Sykora Cooke -Staal-Wallace Stone-Talbot-Godard D-Pairs Orpik-Scuderi Eaton-Letang Goligoski-Boucher Marc Andre Fleury will start in goal
The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed forward Maxime Talbot to a two-year contract through 2010-11 season, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Ray Shero. Talbot will earn $1.05 million per season in 2009-2010 and 2010-2011. The Penguins have also re-assigned Ryan Whitney to WBS for a short conditioning assignment. Whitney is projected to return to the Penguins lineup Tuesday December 23rd against the Tampa Bay Lightning Wilkes Barre/Scranton’s game for Friday night vs Hershey has been cancelled due to snow. Based on practice today the lines for tomorrow’s game could look like this Taffe – Crosby – Satan Fedotenko – Malkin – Sykora Cooke – Staal – Wallace Stone – *Talbot – Godard Max Talbot did go through a full practice and is expected¬†to play. Pascal Dupuis did not practice.
Evgeni Malkin recorded 2 goals & 2 assists, upping his NHL points lead to 53. Malkin has 14 points in his past seven games and Michel Therrien said it best in his post-game comments stating ‚ÄúMalkin played an outstanding game.‚Äù Evgeni Malkin is now a +20 on the season. Matt Cooke, Jordan Staal, Miroslav Satan and Philippe Boucher also scored for Pittsburgh. Marty Reasoner, Bryan Little and Colby Armstrong had Atlanta’s goals who were coming off of a 4-1 win Tuesday night against the Ottawa Senators. Armstrong has three goals in his last two games Marc Andre Fleury returned after being sidelined for nearly a month to record his 9th win of the season. Fleury was very sharp making 28 saves.
2008-09 SEASON SERIES Pittsburgh: 1-0-0 TEAM LEADERS Pittsburgh: Sidney Crosby 13 goals,¬†E. Malkin 37 assists, 49 pts Atlanta: Slava Kozlov 14 goals, Kovalchuk 20 assists, 31pts Goaltending Matchup Pittsburgh ‚Äì Marc Andre Fleury (8-3-2, 2.86 GAA) Atlanta ‚Äì Ondrej Pavelec (3-5-0, 3.16 GAA) Special Teams Pittsburgh ‚Äì Power Play: 18.3%, Penalty Kill: 82.0% Atlanta ‚Äì Power Play: 19.4%, Penalty Kill: 72.4% Penguins Projected Lineup Dupuis ‚Äì Crosby ‚Äì Satan Fedotenko ‚Äì Malkin ‚Äì Sykora Cooke ‚Äì Staal ‚Äì Wallace Stone ‚Äì Taffe ‚Äì Godard D- Pairs Orpik ‚Äì Scuderi Eaton ‚Äì Letang Goligoski ‚Äì Boucher G Marc Andre Fleury
The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forwards Jeff Taffe and Ryan Stone. Stone, 23, has registered 18 points (six goals, 12 assists) in 28 games for Wilkes-Barre, ranking fourth on the team. His 47 penalty minutes also rank fourth among the Penguins. Quick Practice Update Ruslan Fedotenko returned to practice and skated with Evgeni Malkin and Petr Sykora. The first line remained the same with Crosby centering Dupuis and Satan Jordan Staal will likely center Matt Cooke and Tim Wallace Thursday night against the Atlanta Thrashers. Don’t be surprised to see Stone get a look on the third line sometime throughout the game. Taffe centered Ryan Stone and Eric Godard in practice. I was told Ryan Whitney hasn’t ruled out playing Saturday against the Maple Leafs but December 23rd against the Lightning is the most likely target date. He is slowing improving every day but as of yesterday he hasn’t participatedRead More »