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Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma was 10 seconds into his comments to the media today at the RBC Center when he said Brent Johnson would be the starting goaltender tonight.
He said it quickly, matter of factly, without any other comment on it.
An hour or so before, new Canes coach Kirk Muller was asked about his thoughts on handling the starter in goal and how many games he might like to use his backup goalie, in the Canes' case Brian Boucher.
"It really depends on the schedule," Muller said. "It's a tough question right now until I get into the schedule, the routine. Typically you've got to have your No. 1 guy rolling and we're lucky we have a great second goalie in (Boucher) who in his last game here, I was told, played really well."
Finally asked if Cam Ward would be in goal tonight against the Pens, Muller smiled and said everyone would find out tonight, as if a bit unsure if he should let out that information. Or maybe he was being coy. He...
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Christine Simpson of Sportnet has a sit-down interview with Matt Cooke.
The interview is almost 20 minutes long and can be viewed below.
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We missed posting this when it came out, but it's still a great video. DJ Steve Porter welcomes Sidney Crosby back to the NHL. This aired on Hockey Night in Canada last week (we think...) Cy makes an appearance.
It's possible that the situation could have been more dire for the Penguins. It's just hard to imagine how. They were trying to protect a 3-2 lead over Carolina with a little more than three minutes left when their best defensive center, Jordan Staal, left the game after being struck in the face with a puck. That was bad.
The Penguins survived a two-man disadvantage for the final 124 minutes of regulation to defeat Carolina, 3-2, at the RBC Center tonight.
On Sidney Crosby's Return To The NHL
Seems like almost every time the Penguins are preparing to play a game these days, a coach or player -- or both -- suggests that facing them will provide a good "measuring stick" for his club. Makes sense. The Penguins have hovered near the top of the league standings in recent years, won a Stanley Cup in 2009 and employ some of the game's most gifted individuals.
For the second time in as many games, the Pittsburgh Penguins will try to beat a team with a new coach.
The Penguins look to secure a winning road trip Saturday night by keeping the struggling Carolina Hurricanes winless under Kirk Muller.
Backed by a solid defensive effort, Pittsburgh (15-7-4) improved to 2-1-0 on a four-game trek with a 2-1 win over Washington on Thursday. Though...
Wingers Craig Adams and Arron Asham scored, Pascal Dupuis got the game-winner and the Penguins survived being down two men for the final 2:04 to hold on for the 3-2 win.
Sidney Crosby's gifts are many, but the most notable might be a backhand shot that is something more than complementary. It is lethal.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Arron Asham and Pascal Dupuis scored 1:27 apart in the third period, and the Pittsburgh Penguins made a
late defensive stand to beat the slumping Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 on Saturday night.
Barely a month ago, the Boston Bruins were at the bottom of the Eastern Conference, but a torrid run has brought them within three points of Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Boston will try to extend its 14-game point streak and move closer to the East-leading Penguins when it visits Pittsburgh on Monday night.
The Bruins (16-7-1) have been on an amazing run over the...
Arron Asham and Pascal Dupuis scored 1:27 apart in the third period, and the Pittsburgh Penguins made a late defensive stand to beat the slumping Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 on Saturday night.