Kings will be in must-win situation Friday night at Mellon Arena

 

Dustin Brown scored with 34 seconds left in overtime to give the Los Angeles Kings (30-30-10) a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins Thursday night. The Kings rallied from two down, to get a much needed win as they’re five points out of the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Los Angeles travels to Pittsburgh for a matchup against the league’s hottest team Friday night. The Kings will be in another must-win situation. Don’t expect to see Pittsburgh native John Zeiler in the lineup for the Kings tomorrow night. Zeiler was a scratch once again Thursday night.

Game 39: Penguins faceoff against the Panthers at 1:00 p.m./ Post-Game Speculation

 

Updated: 10:52 p.m: Frustrations in the locker room and in the front office continue as the Penguins were embarrassed at home today losing 6-1 to the Florida Panthers. Michel Therrien‚Äôs job is safe for now. Let‚Äôs get that out of the way off the bat. If the Penguins were to continue to plummet in the standings then as always the coach could take the fall but to this point ownership has no interest in making a switch. Ray Shero has been very active in the past 72 hours but don‚Äôt expect to wake up in the morning and see the Penguins make a major trade or see Jordan Staal get traded. Those kind of trades don‚Äôt happen overnight and as of this morning the Penguins were not involved in any serious talks that would land the Penguins a top 6 winger. What I mean by a top winger is aRead More »

NHL: Penguins Injury – Practice Report/ Boucher misses practice

 

Updated Practice Report: As expected Tyler Kennedy practiced for the third consecutive game. Also defenseman Philippe Boucher did not practice. Boucher was a scratch yesterday. More to come This morning saw a bit of good news for the Penguins as Sergei Gonchar was skating for a conditioning workout. Gonchar been rehabbing for about five weeks now and there’s been talk for about the last couple weeks that he will probably return a few weeks prior to the trade deadline. Gonchar is not shooting pucks yet. The news on Mike Zigomanis is not good. Sources tell me

Game Day: Zigomanis, Kennedy out for tonight’s game

 

Pittsburgh Penguins (14-6-4-32) at Carolina Hurricanes (12-11-2-26) Kennedy, Zigomanis out: I’ve been told within the past 10 minutes that Center Mike Zigomanis who was listed as probable this morning is officially out for tonight’s game. About the Hurricanes: The Hurricanes went 7-9-0 in November which lead to a coaching change on Wednesday. Former Hurricanes coach Paul Maurice will be back behind the bench after coaching the Toronto Maple Leafs for two seasons. Maurice coached the Hartford Whalers/Carolina Hurricanes for 8 seasons, including reaching the Stanley Cup Finals in 2002. This could be a tough game for the Penguins playing back-to-back games and the Hurricanes will be playing their first game in front of their new coach. Official lineup unclear: Penguins did not have a morning skate today so it is unknown what lines head coach Michel Therrien will go with. Word is we could see Crosby and Malkin playing togetherRead More »

Kennedy to play on 1st Power Play Unit

 

Michel Therrien promised personnel changes to the power-play units after a 0-for-4 effort in a loss Saturday against Vancouver. Sources tell me Tyler Kennedy who has 5 goals – 8 assists in 20 games this season will play on the first power play unit when the Penguins play the New York Islanders Wednesday night. The Lines in practice today were as follows Talbot – Crosby – Satan Dupuis – Malkin – Sykora Cooke – Staal – Kennedy Fedotenko – Zigomanis – Godard MALKIN, SABOURIN, ZIGOMANIS LEAD NHL IN KEY CATEGORIES AT QUARTER POLE

Kennedy’s OT winner leads Penguins to 4-3 win

 

Pittsburgh 4 ‚Äì Ottawa 3 Tyler Kennedy signed a two year extension eight days ago and he rewarded the Penguins front office this afternoon scoring two goals including the OT winner. Kennedy has been among the Penguins top performers in training camp and moved up to the 2nd line with Petr Sykora out of the lineup. Kennedy got the Penguins on the board 38 seconds into the game and the Penguins controlled the play for the first ten minutes of the game. Kennedy‚Äôs first goal of the season with his first in 29 games dating back to last season. Down 1-0 the Senators picked up the physical play and tied the game at 1-1 when Shean Donovan (1) scored with (Assists: Dean McAmmond, Filip Kuba). Pittsburgh had chances in the first period to get up early on the Senators but they struggled on the power play going 0-5 Head coachRead More »