SATURDAY’S PROSPECT ROUNDUP Defenseman Derrick Pouliot opened the scoring for the Portland Winterhawks at 16:45 of the first period, en route to a 6-2 Winterhawks win vs Seattle on Saturday night. The Penguins top pick in the 2012 draft, was also a +3 in the win. — Coming off his first win of the season Friday night, goaltender Matt Murray got the start again Saturday night for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds vs Windsor Spitfires. Murray made 37 saves on 40 shots, taking the loss in a 3-2 defeat. Murray is 1-1 on the season with a 4.03 GAA and .902 save percentage. — Defenseman Clark Seymour the Penguins 2012 5th round pick is known as a denter on the blueline and not a points producer, but Seymour has been chipping in offensively to open the season. Seymour netted his first goal of the season Saturday night in the Peterbourgh Petes 4-3Read More »
AB losing his mind?
Wed, Jan 16, 2019 3:53pm - William DePaoli
Wed, Jan 16, 2019 12:36pm - William DePaoli
The Penguins (25-15-6, 56 pts) on Tuesday night dropped to the final wildcard spot in the Eastern Conference. The Islanders (26-15-4, 56 pts) 8-2-0 in their last 10 games, continue to hang around in the Metropolitan Division and is it finally time to start buying into the Islanders as having sustainability in race for a top-3 spot in the Metro?
The possession numbers, 5th worst in the NHL, have been poor all season for the Islanders, but the Barry Trotz effect is working to counter that with the 2nd-best Goals For% (57%/+23) at even strength in the NHL. With the Islanders you continue to wait for the goaltending to start trending down but it hasn’t to this point. Robin Lehner is 13-7-0 with a 2.16 GAA, .928 SV% and Thomas Greiss is 13-8-1 with a 2.62 GAA, .918 SV%. These numbers hold where NYI is getting .930 and .920 type goaltending, the Islanders will continue to sick around.
Wed, Jan 16, 2019 12:05pm - William DePaoli