Found November 04, 2011 on
Bleed Black & Gold:
The Penguins lost in the shoot out last night after leading 3-1 after two periods. But that isn’t all they lost last night, they also lost another defenseman for an undetermined amount of time. Ben Lovejoy has a broken wrist after a collision on the boards with Joe Pavelski and Logan Couture from San Jose. The Pens are already without Zbynek Michalek with a broken finger for a few more weeks. Luckily Brooks Orpik and Kris Letang seem to be healthy at this point though they have missed time this season already with injuries. The Pens played most of the game last night with only 5 defenseman which could be part of the reason for the meltdown in the third period. However the Pens had called up Alexandre Picard and he is on the trip and will play Saturday in Los Angeles.
Some notes from the game last night:
- Malkin scored 2 goals and assisted on the 3rd and looked to be in great health.
- The San Jose Sharks is the only team in the NHL that Coach Dan Bylsma has not beat.
- The Penguins didn’t receive one power play opportunity, though the Sharks only received one which was shut down by the PK unit.
BEST OF MAXIM
Penguins defenseman Ben Lovejoy was involved in a collision with San Jose centers Joe Pavelski and Logan Couture along the boards when the injury took place.
The Penguins want to see Steve Sullivan start scoring, but they are pleased with his play, because the goals, coach Dan Bylsma said, will come.
LA Kings (6-4-2, 12th in NHL)vsPittsburgh Penguins(8-3-3, 3rd in NHL)
7:30pm, Staples CenterLos Angeles, CA
BEST PLAYER TO WEAR BOTH COLORS:
ONLY OPPOSITION BLOG:The Pensblog
When the Los Angeles Kings faced the Pittsburgh Penguins during the pre-season in Kansas City, there was a complete lack of NHL stars participating in the game. So when the Penguins face...
WHEN: Nov. 5, 2011 - 10:30 ...
The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled defenseman Alexandre Picard from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.
Picard, 26, has appeared in nine games...
The Penguins summoned highly regarded defensemen Robert Bortuzzo to Southern California, thanks to another injury on the blue line.
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Center Jordan Staal will miss his second game in a row tonight when the Penguins play the San Jose Sharks at HP Pavilion. He has an unspecified leg injury.
LOS ANGELES -- Penguins center and captain Sidney Crosby left the team to attend a scheduled doctor's appointment, according to the club. He is expected to practice Monday when the team returns from the West Coast. Sunday is a scheduled day off.
The Penguins have recalled defenseman Alexandre Picard from Wilkes-Barre, possibly because defenseman Kris Letang might not be able to play tonight against the Sharks.
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Sidney Crosby is not playing in Thursday night's game at HP Pavilion. His recovery is not quite...