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When Steve Sullivan hightailed it out of Pittsburgh in the offseason the search for a winger to compliment Evgeni Malkin and James Neal took off. Tangradi failing to make his mark kickstarted rumors of big trades for players such as Iginla, Kessel and others.
In the middle of all the trade hoopla stands a 23-year-old 14th overall pick. A guy the Penguins picked up for free off of waivers. Zach Boychuk. Now, four games into his Penguins career he has zero points, not even an assist playing on Malkin & Neal’s line. Everyone is writing him off. For one, he is way too small at 5’10″. On top of that there is no way you can get a good player off of waivers.
Stats are one thing, and I know everyone has heard this all before about Tangradi. The bunch of bull about what else he brings. Boychuk is slowly starting to figure Malkin out. Even Chris Kunitz will tell you that Malkin’s play is “a little unconventional” and takes time to get used to. The truth is, Boychuk looks rea
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Too soon to make too much out of this. Could very well be simply that Kris Letang's "lower body" (read: groin) injury is worse than originally anticipated. Matt Niskanen has been skating the past couple of days, but may not be ready to return to the lineup soon.
Interesting: #Penguins have recalled 2011 first-round pick Joe Morrow, a defenseman.
The Nashville Predators defensive unit seems to be coming together quite nicely at the 10-game mark of the shortened 48-game season. They have been excellent on the defensive side of(More here)…
Pens (8-3, 6-1 Road) at Devils (6-1-3, 4-0-1 Home), 1:00 pm ET, Prudential Center, ROOT Sports
Countdown to Pens-Devils Saturday afternoon in the Prudential Center
10 â The seemingly number of linemates for Evgeni Malkin and James Neal. Eric Tangradi, Tyler Kennedy, Tanner Glass, Dustin Jeffrey, Sidney Crosby, Chris Kunitz and Zach Boychuk have all lined up with the...
Here are your “Leftgovers” from the Nashville Predators game on Thursday night against the Los Angeles Kings…
* Defenseman Jon Blum played on Bridgestone Arena ice for the first since December 28, 2011.
* Last night was center Paul Gaustad‘s 500th NHL game.
* Colin Wilson has five points (two goals, three assists) in his last two games.
* Goaltender Pekka...
In this episode of The 303:30, presented by Brewhouse South, Jeremy and Codey discuss the Nashville Predators’ current four-game win streak and many other topics. The real gem of the first segment, however, is the sound bite of Head Coach Barry Trotz telling you how he really feels about captain Shea Weber’s lack of production.
One of the most popular things we’ve done in...
Pittsburgh Penguins (8-3-0) @ New Jersey Devils (6-1-3)
ROOT, MSG PLUS, NHLN-US - 1:00 pm/et
Prudential Center - Newark, NJ
This is the quarter-point of the Pens' 2013 season (12x4=48). It's also the first game of a home-and-home against the Devils. The Pens are currently one point ahead of the Devils in the standings for the Atlantic Division and Eastern...
Match-up - New Jersey Devils (7-1-3) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (8-4-0)
Road/Home records - 2-1-2 -------------- 2-2-0
TV - NBCSN, RDS
Puck drop - 7:30 PM ET
Season series - Tied 1-1
Last 10: Devils 6-1-3 / Penguins 6-4-0
Projected starting goalies - Johan Hedberg (NJ) vs. Tomas Vokoun (PIT)
Battle of the stats
Goals for/against per game
Pittsburgh - 3.25 / 2.42
Photo Credit: AP Photo/Genevieve Ross
Chris Mason’s 30 saves just weren’t enough as a Setoguchi powerplay goal in overtime off a phantom call and Nashville’s 6 missed opportunities on their own powerplay wrote the story of tonight’s game.
The Predators received a goal from Paul Gaustad and a better shot-producing game overall, however Nashville couldn’t convert throughout...
The Nashville Predators had six chances to capitalize on the power play on Saturday night against the Minnesota Wild and were unable to convert on all six chances. It ended(More here)…
The Nashville Predators head to the Twin Cities for the final time this season to take on the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night. This will be the second of three chances to give former team mate Ryan Suter a loss. These teams are heading in two different directions in the standings. Nashville is rising and jumping teams, while Minnesota is slowly moving...
We're not exactly sure how much to take away from this home-and-home weekend series against the defending Eastern Conference champion, who are proving last season was no fluke.
The Pens have a couple days off before the Senators come to town Wednesday night. Time to get healthy.
The Pens were missing two of their top...