Penguins edge Senators, 2-1 in a shootout


PENGUINS EDGE SENATORS IN SHOOTOUT The Penguins went 3-for-3 in the shootout and Evgeni Malkin scored the clinching shootout goal, as the Penguins edged the Ottawa Senators, 2-1 on Sunday night. James Neal (1) scored in regulation and in the shootout, and Sidney Crosby also scored in the shootout as the Penguins improve to 3-2-0, 6 pts, on the season through five games. In a close defensive game that lacked a lot of up and down play until the final minutes of the game, the Penguins got excellent goaltending from Marc Andre Fleury who was aggressive on Senator shooters and had sound rebound control. Fleury made 31 saves on 32 shots, earning his second win of the season. “Flower played great for us and was a close road game. We’ll take the two points,” captain Sidney Crosby said. NISKANEN INJURED The Penguins got hit with the injury bug for theRead More »

Morning Pens Buzz: On Breakdowns vs Sens; Turnaround starts with committment to defense; Scouts take on Pens “finesse” role players


Morning Pens Buzz It was a meltdown for the Penguins Tuesday night, falling to the Ottawa Senators 5-1 on home ice, dropping their 5th straight game. The team was lifeless when it counted and by the time they showed some life after Evgeni Malkin’s second period goal, it was to late. The Penguins have scored six goals in their last five games and anyone can see that number and realize you’re not going to win hockey games with those type of numbers. The high percentage shots are still missing and they were again vs Ottawa. Injuries can be attributed to the Penguins struggles offensively but this is still a team that has Evgeni Malkin and four former 20-goal scorers aside from Malkin in their lineup in James Neal, Chris Kunitz, Tyler Kennedy and Steve Sullivan, and former 15+ goal scorers in the likes of Pascal Dupuis. This isn’t the 2003-2004 PenguinsRead More »

Game 4 Morning skate buzz: Pens recall Engelland; Senators to make lineup changes


Penguins lead series, 2-1 Updated: 11:54 a.m. – The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled defenseman Deryk Engelland from Wilkes Barre/Scranton. The recall of Engelland gives the Penguins 8 healthy defensemen as Jordan Leopold remains in Pittsburgh due to a concussion. Winger Ruslan Fedotenko was the odd-man out during the Penguins morning skate and will be a healthy scratch for the third straight game. Jay McKee will appear in his second straight game and Brent Johnson appear primed to backup Marc Andre Fleury tonight. Senators Morning Skate Notes Down 2-1 in the series, the Ottawa Senators will make lineup changes in game 4 as the Senators look to even up the series. Winger Jonathan Cheechoo will make his playoff debut tonight. Cheechoo skated on the Senators 4th line with Zack Smith and Jesse Winchester during the Senators morning skate. Cheechoo will replace Ryan Shannon in the lineup.