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Tanner Glass got rocked in Music City.
Glass was credited with five of the Penguins' 17 blocks — including a couple against howitzer-firing defenseman Shea Weber in the first period — to spark a 3-1 victory over the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday.
Glass was exactly what the Penguins, winless in three previous games and lethargic in an outdoor loss at Chicago on Saturday, needed to finally get going on a stretch run to the Stanley Cup playoffs.
“We have big plans in this room, and if we're going to fulfill our goals and be the team we want to be, we've got to come through with an effort each night — and be better,” Glass said.
The Penguins (41-16-4, 86 points) killed four power plays, allowing only three shots. Sidney Crosby recorded three assists, and Chris Kunitz scored his 200th goal. Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury challenged shooters and was rewarded with mostly sound, puck-clearing defense. Matt Niskanen scored his eighth and ninth goals.
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It seems like the Penguins have a disconnect. A gap, if you will, between the top 2 lines and the bottom two lines. It’s difficult to fathom how they got in this position. Injuries have been a factor but that’s not the only reason the 3rdand 4th lines suffer. The past few drafts have seen the Pens score big with their defensive picks but not so much at forward. Also, not to...
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Given Ray Shero's propensity for pulling off blockbuster deals, Penguins' fans woke Wednesday morning in anticipation of what (or who) would turn up under the trade deadline tree. And, why not? The G.M. has always displayed a knack for stealing the headlines, whether it resulted from the surprising acquisition of Marian Hossa in 2008 or a heist that snatched...
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The Pittsburgh Penguins added some more forward depth at the trade deadline in addition to Marcel Goc. The Calgary Flames sent right wing Lee Stempniak to the Penguins in exchange for a third-round pick. Stempniak, 31, has recorded 8 goals and 15 assists in 52 games with the Flames this season. He carries a $2.5 million cap hit and will be a free...
Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Robert Bortuzzo and Nashville Predators winger Colin Wilson dropped the gloves during the first period of Tuesday night’s tilt between the teams. And while many now abhor the act of brawling in the NHL game nowadays, this savage display of on-ice ultraviolence hearkens back to the days of old, when fighting was […]The post Pens’ Robert Bortuzzo...
from Joe Starkey of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,
The story isn't Ryan Kesler. Not at all.
The Penguins swung hard and missed on Kesler. So give 'em credit for stepping to the plate — general manager Ray Shero always does — and let it go. Move on. The story isn't the big fish they did not land or the shrimp they pulled in to play on the top line.
Blackhawks 5 Penguins 1
By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh)
*Sorry for the delayed post, travel and trades have kept me distracted*
It started as such a promising weekend… (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP Photo)
Neal (22) unassisted
Shots: Neal (7)
Missed Shots: Jokinen (2)
Blocked Shots: Despres, Sutter (2)
Hits: Bortuzzo (6)
Ice Time: Niskanen (25:35) … Engelland (7:58...
Matt Niskanen and the Pittsburgh Penguins spoiled Pekka Rinne's return from injured reserve with a 3-1 victory at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday night.
The big question entering the game was surrounding Rinne and whether or not he would be prepared to play against such an elite team like the Penguins. However, those questions were answered early in the first period. Rinne'...
The Pittsburgh Penguins were able to win the special teams battle against the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night, which proved to be a big difference in the game...
Sidney Crosby and Shea Weber were roommates in Sochi during the Winter Olympics that just ended a little over a week ago. We spoke with Crosby about his time in Sochi with Weber...
Pittsburgh Penguins (41-16-4) @ San Jose Sharks (39-17-7)
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The Pittsburgh Penguins and their trade deadline additions will face off against...
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