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The Race in the Eastern Conference is tightening. As things stand right now the 10th place Carolina Hurricanes are only 5 points out of the 4th seed in the Eastern Conference. There are 6 teams battling for 4 spots and the Montreal Canadiens who failed to replace Robert Lang at the trade deadline will miss the playoffs. Pittsburgh is a team that no one wants to play right now. The defending Eastern Conference Champions travel to Washington tomorrow afternoon to face off against the Capitals to end their 5 game road trip. Pittsburgh is 0-3 against Washington this season and Sunday is going to be a statement game for the team. They are playing at a level right now that they haven‚Äôt played at all season and the confidence level around the locker room is at a season high. After the Boston Bruins failed to land Keith Tkachuk they triedRead More »

Front Office has tough decisions to make following the season

 

| 17. Petr Sykora | age: 32 | Salary: $2.5 Million | Seeking: Three year deal, agent Allan Walsh believes Sykora could command $4 million per season on the open market but would accept a 3 year-deal worth $10.5 million to remain with the Penguins according to sources. Talks with the Penguins have been put off until after the season. Penguins have not shown any indication that they will go three years Prediction: Tests Free Agency ( gives Pittsburgh opportunity to come close to any offer) 26. Ruslan Fedotenko | age: 29 | Salary: $2.2 million | Seeking: Allan Walsh the agent for Fedotenko met with Ray Shero three weeks ago to discuss Fedotenko‚Äôs future with the team. Both sides indicated they would speak after the season but indications are Fedotenko wants some security including a contract of 2+ years. Prediction: Tests Free Agency 4. Rob Scuderi | age: 29Read More »

Penguins win 5th straight; beat Panthers 4-1

 

The Pittsburgh Penguins are on a roll winning their 5th straight game Thursday night as they defeated the Florida Panthers 4-1. Pittsburgh who is 10-3-1 in their last 14 games are beginning to look like a team that no one wants to play down the stretch. Tyler Kennedy led the way for the Penguins scoring two goals as the Penguins outshot the Panthers 47-32. Kris Letang and Sidney Crosby also scored for the Penguins who are now 7-1-1 under interim head coach Dan Bylsma. Crosby who missed four straight games prior to Thursday’s game scored his 24th goal of the season and played a total of 18:17. Marc Andre Fleury made 31 saves to record his 26th victory of the season Post Game Analysis

Inside Analysis: Trade Deadline Winners & Losers

 

Recap of the Penguins Deadline moves Penguins acquired D Andy Wozniewski from St. Louis for D Danny Richmond. Wozniewski, 28, (6-5, 225 lbs) appeared in one game for the St. Louis Blues this season. Wozniewski has been assigned to WBS. At noon on Wednesday the Pittsburgh Penguins claimed RW Craig Adams off of waivers from the Chicago Blackhawks. At 2:00 p.m., after weeks of talking, the Penguins acquired Bill Guerin from the Islanders for conditional draft pick. Guaranteed fifth round pick, Fourth round pick if the Pens make the playoffs, third round pick if Pens win a series. The Penguins assigned Bill Thomas and Miroslav Satan to WBS. Trade Deadline Winners and Losers