Found October 09, 2011 on
So what happened?
This was nowhere near as close as the score indicated. While the Pens did need an empty net goal from Jordan Staal to cement the victory, the Pens put on a clinic for about 45 of the 60 minutes of this hockey game. The rest of the time, they were simply better than average, instead of tremendous.
My biggest takeaway from this game was that the Flames tried to get physical with the Pens. The Pens not only ignored the nonsense, but also hurt the Flames on the score sheet, ruining their home opener. I can't think of a better script.
Kennedy (1), Niskanen (1), Malkin (1), Adams (1), Staal (1)
Hurting the Flames on the scoreboard instead of responding to some of the shenanigans.
Matt Cooke took a shot to the head, but was able to return in the third period.
Another balanced effort in the TOI department. Only Aaron Asham was under 10 minutes of ice time, and that's largely because he doesn...
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Penguins center Jordan Staal played against the Calgary Flames on Saturday night despite leaving the season opener in Vancouver two nights earlier with dehydration issues.
Penguins forward Craig Adams smiled when asked about a visit to his hometown. Not just because he enjoys the relatively rare times when he gets to play here, but also at the irony. Adams' parents are on vacation, a trip planned before the 2011-12 NHL schedule was released.
The Calgary Flames start their regular season tonight by hosting the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Puck drop is at 8pm and the game will be broadcast on CBC Hockey Night in Canada and FAN 960 radio. Last time the Penguins came to town TV viewers met the future Mrs. Sidney Crosby, Kristine De [...]
Penguins (1-0-0, 0 points) at Flames (0-0-0, 0 points)
Why does it matter?
Another night, another home opener to spoil. The Pens, who strangely are the opponents in three consecutive home openers, will be looking to earn two points tonight to cement this road trip in the "Success" column on the score sheet.
What has been happening lately?
By Joe Depto (@PensDeptoTFP)
Eastern conference teams beginning extended road trips far away from home usually have already faced the brutal and constant rigors of an NHL season.
For the Pittsburgh Penguins, however, they are getting the tough travels out of the way early. Coming off of a 4-3 overtime win against the defending western conference champions, the Vancouver Canucks...
Brent Johnson, the Penguins' backup goalie, again started his campaign at peak form by stopping 34 of 35 shots, but the Penguins fell short.
WHEN: Oct. 11, 2011 - 7:30 pm...
EDMONTON, Alberta -- Penguins center Evgeni Malkin will not play tonight against the Edmonton Oilers because of an unspecified injury.
The Penguins tallied 5 of a 6 possible points from their West Coast swing. Stop inside for a brief analysis of where they are heading into the home opener.
FLAMES (0-1-0) at BLUES (0-1-0)
TV: SNET-W (HD), FS-MW (HD)
Season series: The Flames swept the four-game series in 2010-11, with goalie Miikka Kiprusoff earning all four victories for Calgary.
Big Story: Th...
Well a win is a win I guess. It seems like these guys still let their guard down late though doesn’t it? Why can’t the Penguins play a full 60 minutes? Two road wins in a row, both on the west coast though, can’t complain too much about that! No goals for the great Matt [...]
“When we left last year, everyone was really disappointed about not getting a playoff spot and it sat with us all summer. I think we’ll come out hungry.
We’re not a young team, not a rebuilding team. I think we’re going for it this year. We won with this group last year in the second half and know we can win together, and if we can find that consistency all season, there’s...
The Calgary Flames and St. Louis Blues both look to bounce back from season-opening losses when the two teams collide this afternoon from Scottrade Center.
The Penguins’ 5-3 victory over the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome Saturday night was a tale of three segments.
Calgary was in control of the first period, taking a 1-0 lead into the dressing room. But the Penguins won this game ...