Pre-season Game 4: Post-Toronto Thoughts

 

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 Latest Penguins Buzz

 

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

Penguins Lineup vs New Jersey

 

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