Penguins player reports vs Jets: Poor d-zone play from Neal, other forwards a growing concern


Premium Post-Game Player Reports Game 4 – Friday, January 25, 2013 Penguins @ Jets Centers Sidney Crosby| 2 Goals, even rating, 3 SOG, 2 BS, 4 Hits, 1 GV, 24:07 TOI, 8 FW – 6 FL, 57.1% Crosby scored two first period goals and led the Penguins offensive attack but his two-goal night wasn’t enough for the Penguins. Crosby opened the scoring at 4:26 of the first period, taking a pass from Kunitz in the slot and with Olli Jokinen on him, snuck a snap shot inside Pavelec’s right post for the goal. On Crosby’s second goal of the night at 14:48 of the first period, he came through the neutral zone with speed after taking a pass off the boards from Matt Niskanen and given time and space as Byfuglien and Stuart backed in, Crosby cut to the middle and beat Pavelec with a backhand goal. Crosby had aRead More »

Penguins @ Jets Pre-Game Buzz: Vokoun, Lovejoy in; Despres out; Kennedy gets opportunity; Lack of discipline concerning?


PITTSBURGH PENGUINS (2-1-0, 4 PTS) @ WINNIPEG JETS (1-1-1, 3 pts) VOKOUN GETS THE START Marc Andre Fleury is 12-2-0 with a 2.06 goals-against average in his last 14 meetings against the Jets franchise (Previously Atlanta Thrashers) but Dan Bylsma will continue to go with an equal rotation between Fleury and Tomas Vokoun through the first four games this season. The 36 year old Vokoun will get the start tonight against Winnipeg with the plan being for Fleury to be back in the net Sunday vs Ottawa. Vokoun made 31 saves Sunday night in the Penguins 6-3 win over the New York Rangers. Vokoun is 14-10-4 with a 2.46 GAA in his career vs the Jets franchise. LOVEJOY IN; DESPRES OUT There was some chatter prior to the Leafs game of Ben Lovejoy getting into the lineup and it will happen tonight as Lovejoy makes his season debut. “Ben isRead More »