The Penguins chances of signing Glen Murray are now over; Daryl Sydor‚Äôs name came up during the GM meetings but were the Penguins able to gauge interest? The latest on which defensemen are locks to stay in the lineup when Ryan Whitney returns and is Rob Scuderi pricing himself out of Pittsburgh? The decision to start Dany Sabourin tonight has caught some people by surprise. Read more for the latest Insider Report.
The San Jose Sharks are off to a 7-2 start and are third in the league with 31 goals in nine games. Pittsburgh is coming off a disappointing 3-2 shootout loss the New York Rangers, in which they surrendered a two goal lead and were outshot 18-2 in the third period. Tonight‚Äôs game will be the Penguins second game of their four game road trip. Lineup changes for the Penguins and Sharks? Read more for tonight’s lineup from both teams.
The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed defenseman Alex Grant to a three year entry-level contract. The Penguins fourth round draft pick (118th overall) in 2007 attended the Penguins‚Äô prospect camp and earned an invitation to main training camp this past September. The 6-1, 190-pound right-shot defenseman has tallied 12 points (four goals, eight assists) along with 12 penalty minutes in 10 appearances this season for the Saint John Sea Dogs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Photo courtesy of St.JohnIceDogs
Pittsburgh controlled the play for the first two periods and failed to hold on to a 2-0 lead as the New York Rangers outshot the Penguins 18-2 in the third period and a late defensive breakdown from the Penguins led to a 3-on-2 and Nikolai Zherdev scored the tying goal with 8.1 seconds left to send the game to overtime. After a scoreless overtime, the game went to a shootout and Rangers forward Fredrik Sjostrom netted the only goal to give the Rangers a 3-2 win. The Penguins got goals from Daryl Sydor and Sidney Crosby. Marc Andre Fleury was strong in the net making 42 saves. Full Analysis in the morning. Stock up Ruslan Fedotenko & Jordan Staal: Fedotenko and Staal have played strong back-to-back games. Fedotenko led the Penguins with 5 shots tonight and has 11 shots in his last two games. Staal hasn’t been lighting up theRead More »
Inside Pittsburgh Sports has learned the Pittsburgh Penguins have re-assigned forward Bill Thomas to WBS. Thomas dressed in two games registering 0 pts The Penguins are not expected to make any call-ups at this time Key Stats from WBS Chris Minard (6 goals – 4 assists – 10 pts) leads the team with 10 pts in 6 games Janne Pesonen is off to strong start leading the team with 7 assists in 6 games Jonathan Filewich is a team worst -6
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 »
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
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.