Found October 01, 2011 on
Prior to Friday’s contest against Chicago, Penguins goalie Brent Johnson had played just two periods in Pittsburgh’s previous four preseason games.
But although he hadn’t seen much game action prior to the game, Johnson played...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
CHICAGO ? Goalie Brent Johnson was spectacular, Steve Sullivan scored a goal in his first game with the Penguins , and Joe Vitale made a case for making the NHL roster, as the Penguins (5-0-0) remained undefeated in preseason play with a 4-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night in Chicago.
Sullivan, expected to add punch to the Penguins' power play, fired a shot...
Deryk Engelland has flashed a bit of offensive skill this preseason, and he's as comfortable with what the Penguins want from their defensemen as anyone could be after several years playing in the same system. But he never will abandon the part of his game that sets him apart -- fighting, with a healthy side dish of hitting. "No. It's gotten me here," Engelland said.
Penguins center Sidney Crosby would join the NHL club next week on a season-opening trip to Western Canada unless his concussion rehab requires him to use facilities in Pittsburgh, coach Dan Bylsma said today.
Steve Sullivan, Matt Cooke, Joe Vitale and Evgeni Malkin scored, and the Pittsburgh Penguins held on to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-2 on Friday night to remain perfect in preseason play.
Brent Johnson stopped 35 shots for the Penguins (5-0-0).
Rookie Brandon Pirri scored two goals for the Blackhawks (2-3-1) and Ray Emery - competing for the backup job with rookie Alexander Salak...
DETROIT (AP) -- Sidney Crosby is expected to miss the Pittsburgh Penguins' season-opener next week because of a concussion sustained in January.
Sidney Crosby is expected to miss the Pittsburgh Penguins' season-opener next week because of a concussion sustained in January.
Penguins captain Sidney Crosby will be traveling with his teammates on their three-game road swing to Western Canada next week, but does not anticipate being ready to play in the season opener at Vancouver on Oct. 6.
“I wouldn’t exp...
Pens defenseman Brooks Orpik was on the ice working with strength and conditioning coach Mike Kadar prior to the team's practice.
Also, the cardboard Brooks Orpik was watching the real Brooks Orpik practice from the runw...
Last season, injuries wreaked havoc on that strength as head coach Dan Bylsma had his three best centermen together on the ice for a grand total of two games. Yet, somehow Bylsma's boys managed to tie for third in the league with 106 points.
Sidney Crosby wouldn't miss a trip to Western Canada, even if he almost certainly won't play.
The expected became official yesterday when Sidney Crosby admitted following practice that he will not be medically cleared to begin the season with the Penguins in Vancouver on Thursday.
By MATT WILSON
Evgeni Malkin and the Pittsburgh Penguins have taken care of business -- including the Chicago Blackhawks -- this preseason. Don't count them out without Sidney Crosby.
With less than one week to go until the start of the NHL season, teams are making last-ditch efforts to test out pairings and plugging in guys into different roles.
We saw Patrick Kane...
Friday's NHL roundup: Steve Sullivan, Matt Cooke, Joe Vitale and Evgeni Malkin scored, and the Pittsburgh Penguins held on to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-2 to remain perfect in preseason play.