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Some other recaps from the opener
-- @pensbender with a good write up;
On the play Beau Bennett made a ridiculous one-touch pass to Kobasew in stride. Kobasew then dropped it off to Sutter who quickly turned it to the net. After weaving through the Devil defense on his way to the net, Kobasew found himself in the right place at the right time.
-- @HockeyMeesh at ThePensnation goes indepth as usual:
Matt Niskanen – Most of us expected Niskanen to be on another roster by now, but there he was on opening night having himself a solid season debut. He contributed to two of the Penguins goals (getting 1 assist) and had 5 blocked shots in a strong defensive effort. Niskanen flashed both sides of his two-way abilities and may turn out to be an even bigger asset than expected as he tries to prove his value to the team.
-- @Hooks_Orpik Pensburgh
This game makes me remember Game 1 against the Islanders in the playoffs. Fleury had a shutout then too. It...
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Sleepers C Jussi Jokinen, Pittsburgh Penguins – $6,620: He’s going to be fighting for some 2nd line minutes and see some powerplay time in Pitt this season! C Derek Roy, St. Louis Blues – $9,077: Priced well below the top options, Roy has the chance to have nice bounce back season with the Blues this year. RW Troy Brouwer, Washington Capitals – $7,066: Playing the flames...
Penguins right winger James Neal could be out for an extended amount of time because of an injury.
Coach Dan Bylsma said today that while Neal needs more medical evaluation for a firm timetable to be set he appears closer to being out week-to-week than day-to-day.
Neal missed practice Wednesday and the team's game-day skate Thursday because of the problem but was in the lineup...
PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Tomas Vokoun will miss three to six months while undergoing treatment for blood clots.
The 37-year-old Vokoun hasn’t played since the blood clots were discovered last month. Vokoun said Wednesday that he hadn’t thought about retirement yet and wants to see how the treatment plays out before making any kind of decision.
The past two seasons, the Pittsburgh Penguins have topped the NHL in scoring. They've come up short in the playoffs both times, eliminated with a pair of disappointing early exits.
The Penguins are playing better defense so far this season, and embattled goalie Marc-Andre Fleury is leading the way.
Sidney Crosby and Chuck Kobasew each scored his second goal and Fleury was nearly...
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Crosby's goal is his 666th career point....and it comes against the Devils. Hmmmmmm. -DP
— ROOT SPORTS™ | PIT (@ROOTSPORTSPIT) October 3, 2013
Penguins first goal was a combination of very smart hockey and very simple hockey. The Penguins over the past few years have grown accustomed to their long stretch passes as a means of breaking out. Usually they end with the forward in the neutral zone just chipping it into the opposition's zone. tonight Beau Bennett received the pass and then utilized the fact...
Quietly, at some point in the recent past, the Pittsburgh Penguins made a small but significant change in their locker room. It’s one of those things you could easily miss if you weren't looking for it. They changed “The Ring of Honor”A mural titled “The Ring of Honor” sat high above the press box on the western side of the Mellon Arena. The mural honored the franchise’s...
Oct 3, 2013 1st Period 19:55
The first fight of the regular season and what started as a hug-fest turned out to be quite a scrap. Glass went in deep and laid a hard hit on Salavadore. Clowe came in to dig out the puck and when the whistle blew Clowe locked up with Glass over the El Salvadore hit.
Clowe initiated with the first punch up and over. Glass got his preferred...
Thursday was the first seriously busy night in NHL this season. Here is what we learned:Marc-Andre Fleury pulled himself together. He has been an awful postseason goaltender. He didn’t look great during the preseason. The loss of back-up Tomas Vokoun really put his start in focus. And he opened the season by shutting out the depleted Devils.Radim Vrbata can still finish. And the...
Two teams to watch in the Ryan Miller sweepstakes are Pittsburgh and Washington.
Its early in the season and both the Pens and Caps are out of the gate with relative success.
Its worth keeping and eye on each teamâs goaltending.
Embattled Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc Andre kept the wolves at bay by posting an impressive 27 save shutout over the NJ Devils.
While the Pittsburgh Penguins entered this season with expectations of finishing at or near the top of the standings once again this season, I still had plenty of concerns. It’s only one game and a game against an awful team to boot, but they went a long way in alleviating some of those concerns tonight.…
New Jersey Devils forward Patrik Elias is expected to skate Thursday against the Pittsburgh Penguins despite a groin injury while Penguins forward James Neal is a game-time decision with an upper-body injury.
The Devils cleared a roster spot to activate Elias by placing defenseman Alexander Urbom on waivers Wednesday; he was claimed Thursday by the Washington Capitals.
After a disappointing showing in the playoffs, Marc-Andre Fleury's season debut couldn't have gone much better.
He would appear to have another favorable matchup against the Buffalo Sabres, who haven't been able to generate much offense thus far.
The Pittsburgh Penguins try to open 2-0-0 for the third consecutive season Saturday night when they host the winless Sabres...
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As the Penguins enter a new season, these are a few things that are on our minds for 2013-14.
Assuming Tomas Vokoun is out for a lengthy period, what do the Pens need to do to ensure that they stay competitive for the 20+ games that Zatkoff may play?
Andy Hughes: The Penguins’ goaltending situation is obviously an issue. With...