Found October 08, 2011 on This Is Getting Old:
As the Pittsburgh Penguins begin their lovely tour of Canada they leave the flaming city: The meet the team with the Flames as their pride and joy. Who: Pittsburgh Penguins (1-0) vs. Calgary Flames (0-0) Where: Scotiabank Sattledome When: 10:00 PM EST Channels: Root Sports, CBC The Penguins won their first game of the season, [...]

Malkin, Penguins Finally Solving the Power Play?

The Pittsburgh Penguins’ power play unit has been god-awful for the better part of two straight seasons.In each regular season since the Pens won it all in 2009, the unit has finished outside the top half of the league in man-advantage conversion.A year ago, their 25th-overall ranking turned into a 1-for-33 postseason performance which almost certainly kept the Penguins from finishing...

Matt Cooke Denounces Head Shots, Becomes Goal Scorer

So apparantly Matt Cooke decided to put his head-hunting career on hold and try his hand at goal scoring.  And even though 1 of the Goals was on the Power Play, I can’t see him staying on the 2nd PP unit all year.  He’s a typical 3rd/4th line guy who is valuable on the Penalty Kill, not the man advantage.  If for some reason you picked him up for today’s light schedule...

Adams Returns to His Roots

The Penguins’ Friday practice at Scotiabank Saddledome was a special session for forward Craig Adams. That isn’t surprising considering Adams was raised in Calgary and even purchased season tickets at the Saddledome to see the ...

Lopsided - Penguins 5, Flames 3

So what happened? This was nowhere near as close as the score indicated.  While the Pens did need an empty net goal from Jordan Staal to cement the victory, the Pens put on a clinic for about 45 of the 60 minutes of this hockey game.  The rest of the time, they were simply better than average, instead of tremendous. My biggest takeaway from this game was that the...

Orpik being patient in comeback from injury

VANCOUVER -- It's in the nature of most high-level athletes to play through pain and rush back from injury when possible. Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik has been there, done that, but now he's taking a different approach as he comes back from his second offseason surgery to repair an abdominal hernia.

Penguins' Crosby focused on return

More than nine months after a devastating hit left him concussed, Sidney Crosby is still not sure whether he was targeted intentionally. In an interview with Hockey Night in Canada, he said he hasn't spoken to David Steckel much about the incident.

Flames open 2011-2012 season tonight against Pittsburgh

The Calgary Flames start their regular season tonight by hosting the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Puck drop is at 8pm and the game will be broadcast on CBC Hockey Night in Canada and FAN 960 radio. Last time the Penguins came to town TV viewers met the future Mrs. Sidney Crosby, Kristine De [...]

Western Canada trip cozy for three Penguins

Penguins forward Craig Adams smiled when asked about a visit to his hometown. Not just because he enjoys the relatively rare times when he gets to play here, but also at the irony. Adams' parents are on vacation, a trip planned before the 2011-12 NHL schedule was released.

Game #2 - at Calgary Flames

Game 2 Penguins (1-0-0, 0 points) at Flames (0-0-0, 0 points) Why does it matter? Another night, another home opener to spoil.  The Pens, who strangely are the opponents in three consecutive home openers, will be looking to earn two points tonight to cement this road trip in the "Success" column on the score sheet. What has been happening lately? ...

Penguins vs. Flames Scouting Report

Pittsburgh Penguins Overall: 1-0-0-2 Home: 0-0-0-0 Road: 1-0-0-2 WHEN: Oct. 8, 2011 - 10:00 pm...

Home Cooke-in

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Penguins forward Matt Cooke said he is adjusting certain aspects of his game. What he failed to mention is that he’s turning himself into a sniper – at least for one night. Cooke, playing against his former ...

Penguins Hope to Continue Building Momentum Tonight in Calgary

By Joe Depto (@PensDeptoTFP) Eastern conference teams beginning extended road trips far away from home usually have already faced the brutal and constant rigors of an NHL season. For the Pittsburgh Penguins, however, they are getting the tough travels out of the way early. Coming off of a 4-3 overtime win against the defending western conference champions, the Vancouver Canucks...

Pens blow lead but beat Canucks in SO (AP)

Kris Letang and Evgeni Malkin scored in the shootout and the Pittsburgh Penguinis overcame blowing a two-goal lead to open the season with a 4-3 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night. Letang, who also had two assists, beat Roberto Luongo with a nasty backhand deke and, after Marc-Andre Fleury stopped Mikael Samuelsson and Alex Burrows, Malkin sealed it with a strong move...

Morning Line

“When we left last year, everyone was really disappointed about not getting a playoff spot and it sat with us all summer. I think we’ll come out hungry. We’re not a young team, not a rebuilding team. I think we’re going for it this year. We won with this group last year in the second half and know we can win together, and if we can find that consistency all season, there’s...

Second-Period Onslaught

The Penguins’ 5-3 victory over the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome Saturday night was a tale of three segments. Calgary was in control of the first period, taking a 1-0 lead into the dressing room. But the Penguins won this game ...
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