Found November 04, 2013 on PensInitiative:
(Photo courtesy of If you have followed Jayson Megna's young career, he is an easy guy to root for. After graduating high school in 2009, he played two seasons with the USHL Cedar Rapids Roughriders. He then played one season with the Division I ice hockey program at the University of Nebraska Omaha before joining the Penguins' Development Camp in the summer of 2012. He signed a two-year, two-way deal on August 1, 2012 and spent all of last season in Wilkes-Barre, where he had a hard time with consistency due to some injuries. He still impressed coaches enough to get a look at the Penguins' training camp in January 2013, and before the start of this year's season, Bill Guerin, Penguins Player Development Coach, had this to say about Megna: "He had an up-and-down year last year because of some injuries, but by the end he was definitely figuring it out.  That's the thing -- two years ago, Jayson Megna was playing in t...

Thoughts: Game 15 – Penguins @ Blue Jackets

Penguins 3  Blue Jackets 0 By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) Goals Engelland (2) from Vitale, Jeffrey Kunitz (7) from Dupuis, Martin Jokinen (7) from Malkin, Crosby Goal Assessment First Goal For (Engelland) Olli Maatta picks up a loose puck behind the goal line by the Penguins net and throws the puck around the boards behind the net up to Deryk Engelland. Engelland pushes the...

Penguins Pretty Much Who We Thought They’d Be.  So Far.

Coming up on 20% of the regular season in the books for your Pittsburgh Penguins and honestly, there haven't been a whole helluva lot of surprises: They currently lead the Eastern Conference with 22 points. Sidney Crosby leads the league in scoring. And yes, Marc-Andre Fleury is off to an excellent start. To those that follow the team closely, things have pretty...

Pens' Zatkoff shuts out CBJ 3-0 for 1st NHL win

Deryk Engelland, Chris Kunitz and Jussi Jokinen scored and backup Jeff Zatkoff made 19 saves in his first NHL win to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins past Columbus 3-0 Saturday night for their fourth victory in a row and second over the Blue Jackets in as many days. Zatkoff, 0-2 with a 5.06 goals-against average and a .818 save percentage coming in, made several big stops but wasn&...

Penguins @ Columbus Recap by @ryannoble66

Last night the Blue Jackets hosted the Penguins in the second night of a home and home series. The Penguins won both games, including last nights game by the score of 3-0. Though last night the Bluejackets only managed to get off 19 shots, Zatkoff not only got his first NHL win, but he managed to do so with a shut out performance. Who would have thought that he could look better...

Ryan Wilson: Dan Bylsma Is Putting His Players In Positions to Faciliatate Success

With the Penguins a little more than 15% through their 2013-2014 season I wanted to take a look at how Head Coach Dan Bylsma has been utilizing his roster. The number one job of a coach is to put their players in the best position to succeed. Sometimes injuries play a role in that decision making process and you find players playing out of position. Chuck Kobasew, Tanner Glass...

Mad Monday with @MadChad412 (Embarrassing Moments for the NHL lead by Flyers,)

Welcome back to another "Mad Monday"! This week is a little different from last weeks' edition of Mad Monday, mostly because the Pittsburgh Penguins are out of their funk. They beat the Columbus Blue Jackets in back-to-back games over the weekend by a combined score of 7-2. We saw Deryk Engelland, who was moved to forward, snipe a game-winning goal in the same game...

Pens' Zatkoff shuts out Jackets

The numbers didn't look too promising for Jeff Zatkoff in his first two NHL games. He made up for them by putting up a zero in his third. Deryk Engelland, Chris Kunitz and Jussi Jokinen scored and Zatkoff made 19 saves in his first NHL win to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins past Columbus 3-0 Saturday night for their fourth victory in a row and second over the Blue Jackets in just...

Ryan Blair Monday night on Wheeling Nailers Power Hour

Tune in tonight, Monday, Nov. 4, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. eastern to the Wheeling Nailers Power Hour on the Eagle 107.5 FM to hear special guests Nailers forward Ryan Flanigan and defenseman Ryan Blair. Click here to listen online! Blair spent four years with the UMass Lowell River Hawks from 2007-2011, including a year as the team’s assistant captain in 2011. While with the River...

QUICK CAP: Pens sweep the weekend, win 3-0.

Winning goal scored by: Deryk Engelland. Pens pick up four points, and complete a big week. Great Pens crowd in Columbus, kind of a whatev game. Jeff Zatkoff with his first win, and shutout. Don't forget daylight savings time. Cap in the AM.

The Week Ahead: Two Tests

November (15 games) is the Penguins busiest month other than March (16 games.) It gets off to a bit of the a slow start: First trip to MSG The ********, known as the "World's most famous arena, " got what seems like it's 500 renovation. The Penguins travel there Wednesday. The Rangers got off to a terrible start because they had to play 1,000...
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