Harrington, Dumoulin, Chorney all in lineup tonight, in the mix for one spot to start season in Pittsburgh


PENGUINS LINEUP VS MINNESOTA WILD 8:00 p.m., TV Root Sports Goaltenders Thomas Greiss (Will Start), Jeff Zatkoff (Will play final 30 minutes) Defensemen Paul Martin, Scott Harrington, Christian Ehrhoff, Brian Dumoulin, Kris Letang, Taylor Chorney Forwards Chris Kunitz, Nick Spaling, Kasperi Kapanen, Pascal Dupuis, Oscar Sundqvist, Andrew Ebbett, Patric Hornqvist, Blake Comeau, Craig Adams, Steve Downie, Daniel Carcillo, Zach Sill Storylines: Pascal Dupuis (knee) will make his preseason debut and appear in his first game since December 23……Daniel Carcillo (foot) in camp on a PTO, see’s his first action of the preseason. With Bobby Farnham strongly in the mix for a roster spot and playing a similar game, a key for Carcillo will be using his speed and being a presence on the forecheck…….How Kasperi Kapanen builds off his strong game from Saturday will be something to watch…… BORTUZZO INJURY OPENS UP SPOT With Robert Bortuzzo expected to be sidelinedRead More »

Penguins @ Blue Jackets Preseason Opener: Players to Watch


PENGUINS AT BLUEJACKETS, 6:00 P.M. TV: ROOT SPORTS PROJECTED LINEUP Beau Bennett – Evgeni Malkin – James Neal Tanner Glass – Dustin Jeffrey – Chuck Kobasew Letourneau-Leblond – Joe Vitale – Bobby Farnham Tom Kuhnhackl – Andrew Ebbett – Adam Payerl DEFENSEMEN Rob Scuderi – Matt Niskanen Brian Dumoulin – Scott Harrington Philip Samuelsson – Brendan Mikkelson Derrick Pouliot GOALTENDERS Marc Andre Fleury Jeff Zatkoff PLAYERS TO WATCH (Focus on young, bubble players) Scott Harrington/Brian Dumoulin – The two have been paired together all camp and are expected to remain together this evening vs Columbus. It’s an important preseason for Dumoulin who is looking to prove he is NHL ready. Harrington has made a strong impression on team officials four days into camp, showing great defensive instincts while also being able to make the necessary plays on the breakout. He’s a very smart player and don’t be surprised if theRead More »

Penguins Development Camp: Fan Guide for Saturday’s Prospect Scrimmage Game


PITTSBURGH PENGUINS DEVELOPMENT CAMP 2013 FAN GUIDE FOR PROSPECT SCRIMMAGE GAME When, where, and how much: Saturday, July 20 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM at CONSOL Energy Center The scrimmage is open to the public, with free admission Gates open at 2:00 PM (Trib and AE Gates only) Parking at arena lots is also free (site of old Civic Arena) Concession stands will be open, as well as the main team store What to expect *Expect the physical play to be kept to a minimum. No one wants to injure another player and thereby negatively affect his budding career. The players still skate with intensity and battle for the puck, but do not expect to see many thunderous hip checks or open-ice collisions. *Penalties result in a penalty shot awarded to the player that was fouled, and no one is sent to the box. So do not expect to seeRead More »

WJC Prospects Buzz: Scott Harrington’s shot blocking prowess on display vs Germany


Prospects Buzz Three of the Penguins top-10 prospects, Olli Maatta, Finland, Scott Harrington, Canada, and Teddy Blueger, Latvia, are participating in the World Championships in Russia and all three were in action today. Canada 9 – Germany 3: Harrington was a +3 and had an assist in the win.