Penguins to begin four game road trip

 

The Penguins have quietly won four out of their last five games. The Penguins begin a four-game road trip Saturday night in New York against the Rangers. The 6-2-1 Rangers play the Columbus Blue Jackets Friday night. I may be in the minority here, but throughout the past couple years I have not been against the Penguins playing Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby together. Coming into the season I expected Malkin and Crosby to play together quite often but not this early in the season. In the past four games Crosby and Malkin have combined for 19 points. Keeping them together is the best option right now with the current group of wingers the Penguins have. Jordan Staal and Ruslan Fedotenko had solid games last night. Fedotenko had almost 18 minutes of ice time, scoring his first goal in a Penguins uniform, including 6 shots on goal. Staal was betterRead More »

Carolina Hurricanes (3-1-1) at Pittsburgh Penguins (4-2-1)

 

Projected Lineup Forwards Dupuis-Crosby-Malkin Fedotenko-Staal-Sykora Satan-Talbot-Kennedy Bissonnette-Zigomanis-Godard D-Pairings Orpik-Scuderi Letang-Eaton Sydor-Goligoski Marc Andre Fleury will start in goal Canes Lineup Samsonov-Staal-Eaves Whitney-Brind’Amour-Cullen Bayda-Sutter-LaRose Brookbank-LaCouture D-Pairings Pitkanen-Gleason Corvo-Seidenberg Wallin-Babchuk Melichar Michael Leighton will start in goal

Inside Report: Post Game Analysis & More

 

Pittsburgh 2 – Boston 1 The Penguins spoiled the Bruins home opener behind a strong performance from Dany Sabourin who made 35 saves. Bruins forward Phil Kessel netted his 5th goal of the season and is developing into a top 6 winger. Would the Penguins have been better off drafting Phil Kessel or Jonathan Toews over Jordan Staal? Read more for the latest inside buzz on how close the Penguins were to selecting Kessel or Toews; plus a update on the Penguins plans for Janne Pesonen.

Penguins defeat Bruins 2-1 in a shootout

 

Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Dany Sabourin turned away 35 shots and Evgeni Malkin scored in the second extra round of the shootout to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 2-1 win over Boston on Monday night. Malkin the NHL‚Äôs leading scorer in the early season assisted on Miroslav Satan‚Äôs first period goal. Pittsburgh led 1-0 mid way through the second period until Bruins forward Phil Kessel scored his 5th goal of the season to tie the game at 1-1. Tied at 1-1 after 65 minutes of play the game went to a shootout and Phil Kessel scored on Boston’s first shootout attempt and Petr Sykora tied it on the Penguins’ second shootout attempt. In the second extra round of the shootout it was Evgeni Malkin vs Marc Savard. Malkin scored with a quick shot inside the left post and Saboruin stopped Savard giving the Penguins a 2-1 win. Pittsburgh (4-2-1) hostRead More »

NHL: Sabourin to start in goal tonight

 

Backup goaltender Danny Sabourin will make his first start of the season. Sabourin posted a 10-9-1 record with a 2.75 goals against average and a .904 save percentage last season. In other news Penguins will hold the first of four special Student Rush Nights on Thursday when the Pens take on the Carolina Hurricanes at 7:30 p.m. at Mellon Arena.The Penguins have reserved 600 tickets exclusively for college and high school students for Thursday night’s game. Student Rush tickets are only $20 cash with a valid student ID. They go on sale one hour before game time at the Mellon Arena Gate 8 Box Office, and the traditional Student Rush line will form along Mario Lemieux Place. There is a limit of one ticket per student ID.

A look ahead at the games this week

 

10/20/08 @Boston Bruins (2-1-1) The Bruins have the started the season with four straight road games and host the Penguins on Monday for their home opener. Boston is coming off a 4-2 win against the Ottawa Senators. Marc Savard is off to a solid start and leads the Bruins with 9 points in four games. RW Phil Kessel who has been the subject of trade rumors throughout the summer is second on the team with four goals. Kessel scored two goals in the Bruins win Saturday night. The Bruins struggled to score goals last season but they are a much better offensive team this season with a healthy Patrice Bergeron. Forward Chuck Kobasew (22 goals last season) is currently on the shelf with a fractured right ankle. Player to Watch RW Michael Ryder (1goal ‚Äì 4 assists ‚Äì 5 points) With Kobasew out of the lineup the pressure is onRead More »

Game 6: Toronto Maple Leafs (1-1-2) at Pittsburgh Penguins (2-2-1)

 

Pittsburgh is coming off of a 4-3 loss to the Washington Capitals. The Penguins blew a three goal lead and were outshot, 21-6, in the third period. The Penguins have scored only five goals in 5-on-5 situations in as many games.The Maple Leafs lost to the New York Rangers Friday night 1-0 in a shootout. The Leafs are struggling to score goals and only have 8 goals in four games Penguins projected Lineup Dupuis – Crosby – Malkin Fedotenko-Staal-Sykora Satan-Talbot-Kennedy Bissonnette-Zigomanis-Godard D-Pairings Orpik – Letang Gill – Scuderi Goligoski – Eaton Marc Andre Fleury will start in goal Matt Cooke did not practice yesterday and is expected to sit out for the second consecutive game. Michel Therrien has re-united Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin.