Found April 18, 2012 on Bleed Black & Gold:

After the mayhem that was game 3 the Penguins will be without 3 forwards tonight for a critical game 4.

Game 4 will be played tonight at 7:30pm.  This is a must win for Penguins if they want to stay alive in the playoffs.


Penguins' Neal, Asham face hearings

Pittsburgh Penguins James Neal and Arron Asham face disciplinary hearings with the NHL Tuesday for hits during Sunday's physical Game 3 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers. Neal faces possible punishment for a hit late in the third period on rookie Sean Couturier, who had turned his head after passing the puck. Neal received no penalty on the play, but was assessed a charging penalty...

Eklund: James Neal Suspended for 1 game, Asham for 4.What the affect will be. Fair?

Verdict is in from the league, and the Penguins will be without a very key player in James Neal for a tomorrow night's pivotal game 4. What say you? Is this fair punishment? I say it's about right. It will be very interesting to see how Pittsburgh responds to this. Will they crumble and continue to go further into their hole, or does this "us against them"...

Penguins' Adams suspended for Game 4

Pittsburgh Penguins forward Craig Adams has been suspended by the NHL for Game 4 of their playoff series against Philadelphia for instigating a fight. Penguins coach Dan Bylsma also was fined $10,000 on Monday for the same fight. Adams went after Flyers forward Scott Hartnell late in the third period of Game 3. Hartnell was involved in an altercation with Sidney Crosby when Adams...

Penguins' James Neal Suspended for Game 4 for Dirty Hits in Game 3 (Video)

James Neal will be taking a seat next to fellow Penguins pugilist Arron Asham for Game 4 between the Penguins and Flyers. Neal has been suspended for one game for his dirty hits in Game 3. In one shift, Neal took out both Sean Couturier and Claude Giroux with a high, late hits, which can be seen in the video below.

Asham and Neal Suspended by the NHL

Word has been passed down through the announcement by the NHL's disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan of the punishments issued to Aaron Asham and James neal for their classless actions in Game 3. For his crosscheck to the throat and punch to the head of Philadelphia Flyer Brayden Schenn, Pittsburgh Penguins forward Aaron Asham has been issued a 4 game suspension. For his hit blindside...

the long slow stroll through hades

Nothing we can say on this blog that hasn't been said already elsewhere. NHL is in a cultural breakdown of violence, Pens will be without Adams, Asham, and James Neal for game 4. Hossa taken out of Game 3 of his series on a stretcher tonight. Unbelievable ****. The Penguins will determine tomorrow evening if they have a handle on reality and we'll be there either watching...

Penguins' Neal suspended one game, Asham out for four

Pittsburgh Penguins forward James Neal was suspended one game and Arron Asham four contests by the NHL for their actions during Sunday's Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series versus the Philadelphia Flyers. Neal belted rookie Sean Couturier during the third period before he was whistled for a charging penalty against All-Star Claude Giroux later in the session...

Penguins Coach Dan Bylsma Fined; Craig Adams Suspended For Pulling Hair

Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma and forward Craig Adams where handed the first wave of punishments from Sundays Game 3 against the Philadelphia Flyers. From the NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins forward Craig Adams has been suspended for one game and Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma has been fined $10,000 for Adams' actions in the final five minutes of Sunday's Eastern Conference...

Craig Adams Suspended, Dan Bylsma Fined

According to TSN's Bob McKenzie, Craig Adams will be suspended for Game 4 for his instigator role in the last 5 minutes of Game 3. That's an automatic 1 game suspension and it's upheld by the league. Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma was also fined $10K by the league. Penguins forwards Aaron Asham and James Neal will have hearings with the department of player safety on...

Making Sense of the Flyers – Penguins Mess – Neal, Asham and Craig Situations Explained

The Flyers-Penguins series has been a series for the ages already. With so much happening, especially in yesterday’s slug fest at the Wells Fargo Center, it was kind of hard to keep everything straight. There were things that happened in that game that I have never seen before. Rules were enacted that I didn’t even know existed. I suppose that’s a testament to the freaky nature...

Penguins Will Be Down 3 Players Tonight After Suspensions

It took forever, but Brendan Shanahan, the NHL’s czar of discipline handed out two additional suspensions to the Pittsburgh Penguins late on Tuesday night. James Neal was suspended for 1 game by the NHL for leaving his skates to hit two separate Flyers. James Neal, the 40-goal scorer who took two separate runs at Flyers Sean Couturier and Claude Giroux 42 seconds apart in Game...

John Toperzer: Pens 10-run Philadelphia Wednesday, stave off elimination

Pens 10-run Philadelphia on Wednesday, stave off elimination Follow me on Twitter @JohnToperzer Seven Questions For the Masses Craig Adams and James Neal return for Game 5. Who do you sit? Who impressed you in Game 4? Who disappointed you? Do you put Paul Martin back in the Game 5 lineup if he’s healthy enough to play? Do you go with six or seven defensemen...

Craig Adams, Pittsburgh Pengiuins fined

Per TSN’s Bob McKenzie: PIT will be without Craig Adams in game four. His instigator in last 5 minutes stands. Auto 1 game suspension. $10K fine for Dan Bylsma.

Interesting Statistics Heading into Game 4

Here are some stats for you heading into tonight's Game 4 matchup between the Flyers and Penguins (courtesy of Sam Carchidi, @BroadStBull): -In a total of 90 playoff series since 2006, there have only been 13 sweeps (14%) -The Flyers are 3-6 all-time in games where they have an opportunity to sweep. -James Neal and Sidney Crosby lead the Penguins with 5 points a piece in this...
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