Saturday’s Quick Hits: Pens Rumors & Tidbits on Martin, Johnson, Thiessen

Some Saturday night Pens tidbits: — According to a league source, defenseman Paul Martin has recovered “well” from a concussion he suffered in Game 3 of the Penguins first round series with the Flyers. I’m told Martin likely would have been cleared to play at somepoint in the second round. “Paul is fine, ” the

Pens – Panthers Game Day Buzz: Good opportunity to start Johnson in goal

Penguins (45-25-8, 98 pts) @ Panthers (29-37-12, 70 pts) Despite losing two straight games, the Philadelphia Flyers remain in striking distance for the Pittsburgh Penguins. A longshot to say the least but Pittsburgh only trails Philadelphia by four points and each team has 4 games remaining. The Penguins have a favorable schedule the rest of

Game 57: Sabres @ Penguins Scouting Report; Fleury to start in goal

Game 57 Buffalo Sabres — 32-14-7 (71 points) 1st Northeast at Pittsburgh Penguins — 34-21-1 (69 points) 2nd Atlantic Playoff Preview? Buffalo is in first place in the Northeast division and Pittsburgh appears to be firmly planted in playoff position with less than 30 games left. Tonight’s game is a matchup of teams who may

Off-Day Report: Penguins prepare for the surging Islanders

The Pittsburgh Penguins (30-19-1) returned to the ice this morning as the team prepares for a two game homestand that begins Tuesday night. First up for Pittsburgh will be the surging New York Islanders (22-19-8) who won for the fourth straight time this afternoon beating the New Jersey Devils 4-0, behind a 20 save shutout

12/28 – Monday Practice Report: Rupp skates with Crosby, Dupuis on top unit

Pittsburgh_ The Pittsburgh Penguins went through a 70 minute workout this morning before departing for Buffalo as the Penguins hit the road for a four game road trip that includes back-to-back games against the Buffalo Sabres and New Jersey Devils. Defenseman Alex Goligoski and forward Chris Kunitz did not practice today. Kunitz remains bothered by

Post-Game Wrapup: Penguins fall to Islanders 3-2

The New York Islanders in the playoff hunt near the end of the November? That hasn’t been the case too often for the struggling franchise this decade but the Islanders continue to be a tough out and improved their record to 10-9-7, defeating the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 Friday afternoon. New York overcame a 2-1 third

Can Johnson turn back the clock one more time?

By Paul Ladewski The Pittsburgh Penguins signed back-up goaltender Brent Johnson to a one-year contract worth close to $530,000 today. It remains to be seen how this will turn out, but if the 32-year-old veteran can turn back the clock for even a few games, then the Penguins have got themselves a steal. It was