Found October 17, 2013 on PensInitiative:
The Penguins defensive situation looks much different just 6 games into the start of the season than it did at the beginning of training camp. Tomas Vokoun's injury and some creative accounting allowed Ray Shero to keep all of his defensive players in the system when it looked certain that Matt Niskanen would be playing elsewhere. Despite being in the early stages of the season the lineup on the blueline is far from set as Kris Letang will need to work himself back into the mix and a midseason trade remains a very real possibility. Even after only a handful of games we've learned a lot more about the defensemen than we did during the offseason, and I try to breakdown what will happen with them not only for this year but the years to come as well. Kris Letang 2013-14 Season: 0 GP (injured) Cap Hit: $3.5 million (signed through 2020-21) Season Outlook: An injury at the end of training camp prevented Letang from being in the lineup opening night, but he's guarante...

Thoughts: Game 6 – Penguins vs Oilers

Penguins 3  Oilers 2 By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) Goals Dupuis (2) from Crosby, Kunitz Kunitz (2) from Crosby, Dupuis Malkin (2) (PP) from Martin, Crosby Goal Assessment First Goal For (Dupuis) Pascal Dupuis recovers a blocked shot in the offensive zone and taps the puck down the boards. Chris Kunitz chases the puck along the boards, drawing two Oilers’ players to him,...

Penguins take first game in Battle of Pennsylvania

Chris Kunitz’s goal helped lift the Penguins over the Flyers. The blood feud between the PittsburghPenguins and the Philadelphia Flyers added yet another storied chapter last night when Sidney Crosby and the Pens rolled into Philadelphia and took the first game of the Battle of Pennsylvania for the 2013-2014 season, 4-1. Actually, storied may be a bit of an over-statement.  In...

Thoughts: Game 7 – Penguins @ Flyers

Penguins 4  Flyers 1 By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) Goals Jokinen (4) from Malkin Kunitz (3) from Dupuis, Niskanen Crosby (6) from Dupuis Malkin (3) from Adams, Crosby Goal Assessment Jokinen finally found a way to beat a very strong Steve Mason. (Len Redkoles/Getty Images) First Goal For (Jokinen) Kimmo Timonen picks up a loose puck trying to leave his own zone and Chuck Kobasew...

Matt Niskanen: The Odd Man Out by @PandaPSU

Remember Alex Goligoski?  He was that offensive-minded defenseman that used to play for the Penguins.  He was also the main reason fan-favorite and sharpshooter James Neal came to town. On February 21, 2011 Ray Shero traded Alex Goligoski to the Dallas Stars for James Neal and Matt Niskanen. Fans were excited to acquire James Neal, but did not really know a whole lot about...

Today’s 5: Crosby, Devils keep losing, Kaleta appeals 10 game suspension, and more.

1. A healthy Crosby is a productive Crosby Call it bad luck, or call it fragility, for whatever reason, Sidney Crosby has failed to play more than 41 games in an NHL season since 2009-10. In his last full go-round,…Read more →The post Today’s 5: Crosby, Devils keep losing, Kaleta appeals 10 game suspension, and more. appeared first on The Hockey Daily.

Penguins @ Flyers Recap by @ryannoble66 w/ @Evil_Shero Fight Recap

Penguins WIN 4-1 Last night was the first game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and rival Philadelphia Flyers this season. The Pennsylvanian rivals faced of in their game at the Wells Fargo Center in Philly. As soon as the Penguins hit the ice a familiar sound echoed through the arena. No, not "Lets Go Flyers" because the Philly faithful have more realistic goals...

Ray Shero in attendance at Rangers/Caps game

whoooooops. SHERO, NBC. S-H-E-R-O. Scouting for the Pens and also for Team USA. Taking the train to Philly for tomorrow night.  

Crosby sparks Penguins over Oilers, 3-2

Sidney Crosby's fingerprints -- and even a little of his blood -- were all over the Penguins' 3-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers tonight at Consol Energy Center. He had three points as the Penguins improved to 5-1 including 4-0 at home for first time since they opened 7-0 at the Civic Arena in 1994-95. The Penguins got the only goal of the first period. Crosby from behind...

Top NHL Teams Battle On Ice

The Pittsburgh Penguins host the Boston Bruins in this week's featured National Hockey League game of the week. This game is a rematch of last year's Eastern Conference Finals series, which Boston won, and these are still two of the best teams in the NHL. Boston returns the core of a team that has made the Stanley Cup finals two of the last three years. But a game six loss...

Battle of Pennsylvania comes to Philly as Flyers host Penguins

Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Flyers, 2-1, in overtime in the final meeting between the two teams in 2013. A rivalry is renewed with the first of four meetings between the Flyer and Penguins on Thursday night. The Battle of Pennsylvania is always anticipated. For the Flyers, there is no good timing for this game. They are off to the worst start in franchise...

Today’s 5: Berube vs Pens, Thomas vs Bruins, Yakupov, and more.

1. Berube’s 1st Battle With The Pittsburgh Penguins It could be argued, you’re not truly the coach of the Philadelphia Flyers until you’ve gone head-to-head with bitter rivals the Pittsburgh Penguins. Tonight, newly appointed head coach Craig Berube will get…Read more →The post Today’s 5: Berube vs Pens, Thomas vs Bruins, Yakupov, and more. appeared first on The Hockey Daily.

Penguins soar to 4-1 victory over rival Flyers

The Wells Fargo Center crowd remains among the most hostile in the NHL and the team based there can be ill-humored much of the time too. Doesn't appear to bother the Penguins much though. Fact is they seem to love coming to the far side of the Commonwealth and with good reason: After their 4-1 victory Thursday night against Philadelphia the Penguins are 11-2-1 in their past...

Penguins-Flyers Preview

Now in the new Metropolitan Division, the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers are in the same spots they were most of last season. The Penguins are at the top as the division's highest-scoring team, and the Flyers are at the bottom due greatly to a woeful offense heading into these rivals' season series opener Thursday night in Philadelphia. Sidney Crosby has keyed...

Preview: Quinnipiac University at UMass Lowell

#9 Massachusetts Lowell (1-1-0, 0-0-0 HEA) vs #14 Quinnipiac University (1-1-0, 0-0-0 ECAC) When: Friday, Oct. 18 at 7:15pm ET Where: Tsongas Center, Lowell, MA Notes: Non-Conference Game Tickets: Click Here Radio: 980AM WCAP Listen Online: ESPN Radio Watch Live: Live Blog: Coming 10/18   Top Forwards Joseph Pendenza (2-0-2, +2) Chris Maniccia (1-1-2, +3) Ryan...

TPNRS: Josh Yohe and the Brothers of Love

Tune in at immediately after the game and subscribe to the show on iTunes. Twitter: @ThePensNation, @PensNation_Ken, @PensNation_Nick, @PensNation_Andy, @HockeyMeesh & @CaseyR82 Special Guest: Josh Yohe TOPICS Pens/Flyers Recap Killer instinct Marc-Andre Fleury Olli Maatta Tomas Hertl  
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