Found October 18, 2013 on PenguinPoop:
… the Penguins remind me an awful lot of last season’s Stanley Cup winners, the Chicago Blackhawks. They’re playing with the same mix of speed, skill and grit, not to mention confidence, focus and desire. … Ray Shero should win his second straight General Manager of the Year award. Not only did the wily GM keep the team’s talented core intact, but he somehow wedged key free agents Rob Scuderi and Chuck Kobasew under the salary cap. … Scuderi has filled the role of shutdown defenseman as easily as one slides into a comfortable pair of old slippers. Perhaps Scuds will be the missing “Piece” to the Pens’ Stanley Cup puzzle. … how good has Matt Niskanen been? Six points in seven games and a plus-10 … wow. Kudos to Shero for not trading the Minnesota native as everyone predicted. … new assistant coach Jacques Martin’s impact is evident. The Pens appear to be much more structured and composed in their own end. Heck, they’re even playing a left-wing lock. Another brilliant addition by She

Pittsburgh Penguins Decision on Olli Maatta

The Trib’s Rob Rossi is reporting that the Pittsburgh Penguins plan to keep defenseman Olli Maatta on their roster for longer than a nine-game audition. The Penguins will allow Maatta, a 19-year-old defenseman, to play in more than nine games, multiple sources told the Tribune-Review. That decision was reached before Maatta’s pivotal role on the tying goal in the Penguins...

Breaking Down the Defensive Logjam by @ExcitedBobErrey

The Penguins defensive situation looks much different just 6 games into the start of the season than it did at the beginning of training camp. Tomas Vokoun's injury and some creative accounting allowed Ray Shero to keep all of his defensive players in the system when it looked certain that Matt Niskanen would be playing elsewhere. Despite being in the early stages of the season...

Pittsburgh Penguins Sign Matia Marcantuoni to Three-Year Deal

The Pittsburgh Penguins and Matia Marcantuoni have agreed to a three-year contract. Marcantuoni was the Penguins fourth round draft pick in the 2012 NHL Draft. In nine games with the Kitchener Rangers this season, Marcantuoni has six points (3G, 3A). Health issues have plagued Marcantuoni in the past, including a shoulder injury before the 2012 draft, but he has been relatively healthy...

Penguins take first game in Battle of Pennsylvania

Chris Kunitz’s goal helped lift the Penguins over the Flyers. The blood feud between the PittsburghPenguins and the Philadelphia Flyers added yet another storied chapter last night when Sidney Crosby and the Pens rolled into Philadelphia and took the first game of the Battle of Pennsylvania for the 2013-2014 season, 4-1. Actually, storied may be a bit of an over-statement.  In...

Matt Niskanen: The Odd Man Out by @PandaPSU

Remember Alex Goligoski?  He was that offensive-minded defenseman that used to play for the Penguins.  He was also the main reason fan-favorite and sharpshooter James Neal came to town. On February 21, 2011 Ray Shero traded Alex Goligoski to the Dallas Stars for James Neal and Matt Niskanen. Fans were excited to acquire James Neal, but did not really know a whole lot about...

Penguins @ Flyers Recap by @ryannoble66 w/ @Evil_Shero Fight Recap

Penguins WIN 4-1 Last night was the first game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and rival Philadelphia Flyers this season. The Pennsylvanian rivals faced of in their game at the Wells Fargo Center in Philly. As soon as the Penguins hit the ice a familiar sound echoed through the arena. No, not "Lets Go Flyers" because the Philly faithful have more realistic goals...

Top NHL Teams Battle On Ice

The Pittsburgh Penguins host the Boston Bruins in this week's featured National Hockey League game of the week. This game is a rematch of last year's Eastern Conference Finals series, which Boston won, and these are still two of the best teams in the NHL. Boston returns the core of a team that has made the Stanley Cup finals two of the last three years. But a game six loss...

Battle of Pennsylvania comes to Philly as Flyers host Penguins

Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Flyers, 2-1, in overtime in the final meeting between the two teams in 2013. A rivalry is renewed with the first of four meetings between the Flyer and Penguins on Thursday night. The Battle of Pennsylvania is always anticipated. For the Flyers, there is no good timing for this game. They are off to the worst start in franchise...

Today’s 5: Berube vs Pens, Thomas vs Bruins, Yakupov, and more.

1. Berube’s 1st Battle With The Pittsburgh Penguins It could be argued, you’re not truly the coach of the Philadelphia Flyers until you’ve gone head-to-head with bitter rivals the Pittsburgh Penguins. Tonight, newly appointed head coach Craig Berube will get…Read more →The post Today’s 5: Berube vs Pens, Thomas vs Bruins, Yakupov, and more. appeared first on The Hockey Daily.

Game 8 Preview – Canucks at Penguins

By: Casey Johnston (@CaseyR82) Last Game for the Pens:  Thursday, a 4-1 win over the Flyers.  Both teams spent the first half of the game feeling each other out until Chris Kunitz opened up the scorning for the Penguins in the second period.  Chris Kunitz scored less than three minutes later to make it 2-0.  Wayne Simmonds scored with two seconds remaining in the period to bring...

Penguins soar to 4-1 victory over rival Flyers

The Wells Fargo Center crowd remains among the most hostile in the NHL and the team based there can be ill-humored much of the time too. Doesn't appear to bother the Penguins much though. Fact is they seem to love coming to the far side of the Commonwealth and with good reason: After their 4-1 victory Thursday night against Philadelphia the Penguins are 11-2-1 in their past...

Preview: Quinnipiac University at UMass Lowell

#9 Massachusetts Lowell (1-1-0, 0-0-0 HEA) vs #14 Quinnipiac University (1-1-0, 0-0-0 ECAC) When: Friday, Oct. 18 at 7:15pm ET Where: Tsongas Center, Lowell, MA Notes: Non-Conference Game Tickets: Click Here Radio: 980AM WCAP Listen Online: ESPN Radio Watch Live: Live Blog: Coming 10/18   Top Forwards Joseph Pendenza (2-0-2, +2) Chris Maniccia (1-1-2, +3) Ryan...

TPNRS: Josh Yohe and the Brothers of Love

Tune in at immediately after the game and subscribe to the show on iTunes. Twitter: @ThePensNation, @PensNation_Ken, @PensNation_Nick, @PensNation_Andy, @HockeyMeesh & @CaseyR82 Special Guest: Josh Yohe TOPICS Pens/Flyers Recap Killer instinct Marc-Andre Fleury Olli Maatta Tomas Hertl  

Canucks vs Penguins Game Preview – October 19, 2013

Photo courtesy of Game #3 on the epic Eastern road trip for the Vancouver Canucks brings them to Pittsburgh for a morning tilt with the Penguins. The Penguins have been flying out of the gates with a 6-1 record to start the season. The Penguins are not the Buffalo Sabres so expect the Penguins to actually touch the puck every once in awhile. Last Game The...

Morning Drive: 412 Sports Talk 10/17

Last night on 412 Sports Talk Mad Chad and Mike "Buzz-Saw" Asti broke down the end of the Pirates season, talked the Penguins, Flyers, and Metro Division with the Trib's Josh Yohe, and looked ahead to  Steelers and Ravens during Rivalry Week. Listen To Sports Internet Radio Stations with Radio PI on BlogTalkRadio
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