Found January 08, 2012 on
So what happened?
Short recap this time, because I'm late with this and it was a frustrating weekend of hockey watching the Pens.
If the Pens keep out shooting the opposition like they have been, they're going to win their share of games. Â Having said that, they have to button down the special teams. Â They cannot continue to give up short-handed goals, and they can't allow key goals on the penalty kill.
Brodeur was the difference in this game, no doubt. Â He was very good and the Pens simply couldn't beat him. Â When you fire 42 shots, you expect to manage more than one goal.
What's their record now?
The Pens are 21-15-4.
The last game of the first half of the season is Tuesday night against the Senators in Pittsburgh.Â
BEST OF MAXIM
The Pittsburgh Penguins received a double dose of bad news on Sunday.
Center Jordan Staal is expected to miss four to six weeks with a knee injury and leading goal-scorer James Neal will be sidelined indefinitely with a broken foot.
Staal was injured on a knee-on-knee hit from New York Rangers veteran Mike Rupp on Friday night.
The 23-year-old Staal has collected 15 goals and...
from Sam Kasan at the Penguins website, Center Jordan Staal is out 4-6 weeks with a knee injury after he collided knee-on-knee with Rangers forward Mike Rupp Friday night, according to head coach Dan Bylsma. Staal will not need surgery.
Forward James Neal, who leads the team with 21 goals, will be out indefinitely with a broken foot. Bylsma said it will be â€œweeks, not days.â€...
ItÃ¢Â€Â™s Time the Pens Get Back to Basics
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First, some good news. Kris Letang is working out on the ice, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
No Sidney Crosby, no problem. No Kris letang, no Jordan Staal, no James Neal? Who needs Ã¢Â€Â˜em, the Penguins can get by without these stars by playing sticking to a simple defensive game...
The Penguins, who have been plagued by injuries, might have lost another player. Forward Craig Adams left practice today at Consol Energy Center with what appeared to be a right knee injury.
Arron Asham of the Penguins has blocked five shots in 37 games this season. It might be a while before he chalks up No. 6. Asham stopped a puck with his left knee in the Penguins' 3-1 loss Dec. 31 at New Jersey and sat out the next two games because of it.
The Pittsburgh Penguins have activated defenseman Robert Bortuzzo from injured reserve and re-assigned him to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.
Adams was involved in an awkward collision in front of goaltender Brent Johnson and fell to the ice, holding on to his right knee.
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With another critical round of injury news the Penguins have reached a tipping point: They face additional weeks of finding fill-ins for some of their best playerswhile trying to deliver on veteran defenseman Brooks Orpik's challenge that they intensify their drive to win.
The injury-ravaged Penguins were blindsided by more crippling news Sunday: Right wing James Neal is out indefinitely...
Who: Pittsburgh Penguins (21-15-4) vs. Ottawa Senators (22-15-6) Where: Consol Energy Center When: 7:00 PM EST Channel: ROOT Sports To be honest Iâ€™m not even sure who is suiting up for the Penguins at this point. Â This team is decimated. Â There is a point in time where depth just doesnâ€™t matter. Â This is that point. [...]
Who: Pittsburgh Penguins (21-14-4) vs. New Jersey Devils (22-16-2) Where: Consol Energy Center When: 7:00 PM EST Channel: ROOT Sports With last nights loss the Penguins are currently on a three game losing streak, tied with the Calgary Flames for longest active losing streak in the league. Good news everyone! Â No need to watch this [...]