Found October 24, 2013 on
A funny thing happened at CONSOL Energy Center last weekend. Squared off against the Vancouver Canucks in a Saturday matinee, the Penguins' Marc-Andre Fleury surrendered a tally that conjured up images of his recent playoff ghosts. After the harmless looking shot from center ice floated on net, rolled up and over Fleury's chest and trickled over the goal line, the crowd held its collective breath and waited to see how their oft-maligned goaltender would react. To their delight, "The Flower" simply let the gaffe roll of his back:
"I said a couple bad words to start, and then just relax. Kind of laugh at myself a little bit when we scored the goal after. It’s a lot more fun to laugh at it now that we won, but sometimes it happens and you’ve just got put it aside and try to stop the next puck. I knew the guys would come back and get some big goals.” - Marc-Andre Fleury, after allowing a fluke goal Saturday afternoon
From there, Fleury was a rock in the ...
BEST OF MAXIM
Credit: Associated Press
With the return of defenseman Kris Letang getting closer, the Pittsburgh Penguins made some roster moves today to make room for him and another injured player. The team announced that they re-assigned forwards Chris Conner and Harry Zolnierczyk to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton today. Both players started the season in the AHL and did not record any points with...
Photo Credit: PittsburghPenguins.com
The Pittsburgh Penguins recalled forward Jayson Megna from their American Hockey League affiliate Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins today.
Megna has 5 points (3 G; 2A) in six games this season for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Last season, Megna tallied 12 points in 56 games as a rookie for WBS.
Megna played one season at the University of Nebraska-Omaha...
Pittsburgh Penguins will keep rookie defenseman Olli Maatta.
The Penguins could have sent the 19-year-old Maatta back to his junior team, a move that would have pushed back the clock on Maatta's NHL service time. Instead, general manager Ray Shero decided to keep Maatta in Pittsburgh, calling it the best decision for Maatta and the Penguins.
Maatta has been solid during Pittsburgh...
The Pittsburgh Penguins 2012 first round draft pick, Olli Maatta, will remain with the team, general manager Ray Shero announced Thursday. “Based on his play, we believe this is the best decision for Olli and the Penguins,” Shero said. “We want to thank Mark and Dale Hunter and the London Knights for their patience and understanding.” The 19-year-old
If you were to ask Penguin fans to tell you the first player who comes to mind when they hear the word “dependable”, many I am sure would think of offensive minded players like Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, and so forth. But often the word “dependable” in the context of hockey can often be skewed because offensive stats are the first thing to pop into the minds of many. One...
Marc-Andre Fleury has started the season on a tear. His only loss came on Monday night, when his high-powered offense was circumcised. With everyone hoping Fleury's post-season meltdowns are behind him, it's encouraging that he's off to the hottest start of his career.
While examining MAF's career, we decided to check out how the Pens' starting goalies have...
Roster moves abound as Pens welcome back Kris Letang, and keep rookie Olli Maatta on NHL roster for remainder of season.
Good Morning friends, family, and Penguins fans alike. It is Friday, and as always is A Great Day For Hockey.
I would like to get every one of you off to a tranquil start today, so please join me in this meditative technique.Close your eyes, look deep inside...
The Penguins are keeping Olli Maatta general manager Ray Shero said Thursday.
Maatta 19 will remain with the team instead of being returned to his junior club the London Knights. The Tribune-Review first reported this decision on Sunday.
By playing in a 10th NHL game on Friday against the New York Islanders at home Maatta will have this season count as the first of his entry level...
Via the Pens:
The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-assigned forwards Chris Conner and Harry Zolnierczyk to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League (AHL), it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.
Uhhh what happen here?
Total failure by all players involved. First off, this is why Chuck Kobasew is Chuck Kobasew. Gotta get the puck out. Malkin checked out, Niskanen yikes, and Olli Maatta makes his first really, really bad play.
Tune in at 10:00 tonight and subscribe to the show on iTunes.
Twitter: @ThePensNation, @PensNation_Nick, @PensNation_Andy, @PensBender & @HockeyMeesh
Olli Maatta staying with the Penguins
Defensive Depth Chart
Suspensions in the NHL
Chris Conner and Harry Z
By: Casey Johnston (@CaseyR82)
Last Game for the Pens: Monday, a 1-0 loss to the Colorado Avalanche. Gabriel Landeskog scored the game’s lone goal. The Penguins peppered J.S. Giguere with 34 shots but couldn’t beat him. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 13 of 14 shots.
Last Game for the Islanders: Tuesday, a 5-4 overtime loss to the Vancouver Canucks. Matt Moulson scored...
Last night on 412 Sports Talk Mad Chad and Mike "Buzz saw" Asti discussed the Penguins with the great Mike Colligan, broke down the Steelers after their win agains the Ravens, and Chad was mad about .
Discover Sports Internet Radio with Radio PI on BlogTalkRadio
This evening’s contest between the New York Islanders and Pittsburgh Penguins features two of Canada’s best centremen going head-to-head. John Tavares of the Isles and Sidney Crosby of the Penguins have many things in common that make them so great.…Read more →The post John Tavares & Sidney Crosby – two of Canada’s best at centre appeared first on The Hockey Daily.
Undaunted from last night, we play over/under again tonight.
2 UNIT = New York Islanders @ Pittsburgh Penguins - OVER 5.5 GOALS (-125)
(Note: I am risking 2.00 units to win 1.60)
The 3-3-3 Islanders will head to Pittsburgh to take on the 7-2 Penguins. New York has lost 5 of their last 6 games, but they've been scoring goals. New York has 3 or more goals in 4 straight...