Toronto — Fielding a lineup that was missing Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin to name a few, Pittsburgh played an aggressive, up-tempo game against the Maple Leafs Tuesday night. A positive sign was the fact that a number players on the bubble played with a lot of determination. Cuts will be made tomorrow afternoon. *The top forward on the night for the Penguins was prospect (RW) Nick Johnson. Johnson played a complete game at both ends of the ice.
The Stanley Cup is back in Pittsburgh today as Eddie Johnston has his day with the Cup. Johnson has been a fixture in the front office since the 1980’s and will continue to have a role in the organization for atleast one more season or until he decides to retire. A number of players, team personnel have already had their day with the Cup. Evgeni Malkin, Sidney Crosby will have the Cup last. Malkin will have the Cup on August 17-18 and plans to throw a big party in his hometown. *** The Penguins are very pleased on how free agency has gone. With Jay McKee in the fold, the teams #1 priority is adding a veteran goaltender to battle John Curry in training camp and either serve as the #2 or #3 goaltender. Two names that continue to garner interest are
According to sources Eric Godard will be a healthy scratch against the New Jersey Devils. Dupuis – Crosby – Satan Fedotenko – Malkin – Sykora Cooke – Staal – Minard Taffe – Talbot – Wallace D-Pairs Orpik – Scuderi Eaton – Letang Goligoski – Lovejoy Dany Sabourin will start in goal Crosby, Malkin now 1-2 in All Star Voting