Derrick Pouliot logged 24:07 of ice time vs Blackhawks


 Derrick Pouliot was second among Penguins defenseman with 24:07 of ice time vs the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday. Pouliot logged 5:09 of ice time on the power play and flashed his potential as a natural pointman on the power play.  Minus a giveaway on Ben Smith’s shorthanded goal, Pouliot had a relatively effective game with a power play goal and 2 takeaways.

Penguins @ Blue Jackets Preseason Opener: Players to Watch


PENGUINS AT BLUEJACKETS, 6:00 P.M. TV: ROOT SPORTS PROJECTED LINEUP Beau Bennett – Evgeni Malkin – James Neal Tanner Glass – Dustin Jeffrey – Chuck Kobasew Letourneau-Leblond – Joe Vitale – Bobby Farnham Tom Kuhnhackl – Andrew Ebbett – Adam Payerl DEFENSEMEN Rob Scuderi – Matt Niskanen Brian Dumoulin – Scott Harrington Philip Samuelsson – Brendan Mikkelson Derrick Pouliot GOALTENDERS Marc Andre Fleury Jeff Zatkoff PLAYERS TO WATCH (Focus on young, bubble players) Scott Harrington/Brian Dumoulin – The two have been paired together all camp and are expected to remain together this evening vs Columbus. It’s an important preseason for Dumoulin who is looking to prove he is NHL ready. Harrington has made a strong impression on team officials four days into camp, showing great defensive instincts while also being able to make the necessary plays on the breakout. He’s a very smart player and don’t be surprised if theRead More »

Penguins Development Camp: Fan Guide for Saturday’s Prospect Scrimmage Game


PITTSBURGH PENGUINS DEVELOPMENT CAMP 2013 FAN GUIDE FOR PROSPECT SCRIMMAGE GAME When, where, and how much: Saturday, July 20 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM at CONSOL Energy Center The scrimmage is open to the public, with free admission Gates open at 2:00 PM (Trib and AE Gates only) Parking at arena lots is also free (site of old Civic Arena) Concession stands will be open, as well as the main team store What to expect *Expect the physical play to be kept to a minimum. No one wants to injure another player and thereby negatively affect his budding career. The players still skate with intensity and battle for the puck, but do not expect to see many thunderous hip checks or open-ice collisions. *Penalties result in a penalty shot awarded to the player that was fouled, and no one is sent to the box. So do not expect to seeRead More »

Day 3 Skating Session Analysis: Pouliot’s skating ability not at an elite level yet like some say


PITTSBURGH PENGUINS DEVELOPMENT CAMP 2013 DAY 3 ANALYSIS: SKATING SESSION By Dave Fryer, Contributor to • The first portion of Day 3 was dedicated to a power-skating session. Skating Coach Marianne Watkins took to the ice to lead the group, which had been condensed into one large group for today. • Watkins focused heavily on technique, trying to reel in some of the common skating flaws seen by athletes trying to develop into professional hockey players. “I just hoped to show them a few things and give them things to think about,” Watkins said afterwards. “A lot of these guys just need to undo a few bad habits to help their game.” • Skating skills tend to separate the men from the boys, as many a hopeful hockey player has never reached the NHL because of poor skating, despite a wealth of any other ability. • Olli Maatta performedRead More »

Prospect Buzz: Seymour chipping in offensively to open the season


SATURDAY’S PROSPECT ROUNDUP Defenseman Derrick Pouliot opened the scoring for the Portland Winterhawks at 16:45 of the first period, en route to a 6-2 Winterhawks win vs Seattle on Saturday night. The Penguins top pick in the 2012 draft, was also a +3 in the win. — Coming off his first win of the season Friday night, goaltender Matt Murray got the start again Saturday night for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds vs Windsor Spitfires. Murray made 37 saves on 40 shots, taking the loss in a 3-2 defeat. Murray is 1-1 on the season with a 4.03 GAA and .902 save percentage. — Defenseman Clark Seymour the Penguins 2012 5th round pick is known as a denter on the blueline and not a points producer, but Seymour has been chipping in offensively to open the season. Seymour netted his first goal of the season Saturday night in the Peterbourgh Petes 4-3Read More »