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One of the NHL's words-du-jour this year has been "truncated", as in "truncated season". As in, it was just three and a half weeks ago that the Pens opened the season in Philly, and tomorrow they'll be playing their fourteenth game of the year. We're at the quarter-pole of the season. So how are things?
5G – 12A – 17P
WOO THAT’S GREAT: Started a little slow like he usually does but prior to this past weekend, he had been held off the scoresheet just twice in the team’s first eleven games. To put his current pace in perspective, he’d put 31 goals and 107 points over an 82-game season. If Shero adds another legitimate top-six winger, holy hell, look out.
DAMN THAT SUCKS: Is he over-passing the puck or looking for the perfect play a little too often? Maybe. Crosby is a playmaker first, but it may not hurt him every once in a while to get a little more selfish.
3G – 13A – 16P
BEST OF MAXIM
Penguins forward Matt Cooke is known for his dirty hits, this hit, however is not a dirty or a malicious hit. Hockey is a physical sport and injuries happen from time-to-time.
Ottawa Senators defenseman Erk Karlsson had his Achilles' tendon cut by Pittsburgh's Matt Cooke. Did Cooke injure him intentionally?
Remember the scene in Shawshank where the warden is brought to Andy's cell after Andy is missing and he accuses everyone of being " in on it." Well that is Bryan Murrary and the Senators right now.
Here are Murray's comments:
Murray: "It's Matt Cooke. What else should I say? Watch the replay."
— Josh Yohe (@JoshYohe_Trib) February 14...
The Pittsburgh Power announced today their most ambitious promotional schedule in team history. Starting with the home opener Saturday, March 23 against the Utah Blaze, Power fans will receive premium giveaway items at each CONSOL Energy Center game along with unlimited $1 Smith’s hot dogs and $1 7UP fountain drinks.Pittsburgh Power fleece blankets will be given to the first...
From the Penguins, certainly not unexpected:
NEWS ALERT: #Pens have acquired a 2013 seventh-round draft pick from the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for Eric Tangradi. pens.pe/XApZt5
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) February 13, 2013
Ottawa's Erik Karlsson is clearly in pain after receiving a skate to his achilles
Matt Cooke, the infamous douche who knocked Marc Savard out of the league, ( that was kind of mean) and the culprit of many other cheap shots is back to his antics after "accidentally" cutting Ottawa's Erik Karlsson in the lower part of his leg during tonight's contest. Ottawa...
from Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,
During the first two weeks of the season, NHL games produced an average of 5.55 goals, which is slightly up from the past three seasons. However, starting Feb. 1, games are producing only 5.13 goals per game.
Goal-scoring typically drops during the course of the season, as games become more important and power plays decline...
Finally we now have a levels systems. We're open to making changes on it and would appreciate feedback.
The standard is at least 150 games played with the Pens:
For last week, Paul Martin is in the Money Zone:
He is doing everything he has been signed to do. Move the puck, eat big minutes, and chip in with some points.
We will end with this interesting...
Ottawa Senators (7-4-2) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (8-5-0)
ROOT, TSN, 7:00 pm/et
Consol Energy Center - Pittsburgh, PA
The Pens are tied in points with the Senators (and the Leafs) and now three points behind the Devils for top spot in the Atlantic Division/Eastern Conference.
Letang and Niskanen have been activated so they could be back tonight. If you missed...
We're not exactly sure how much to take away from this home-and-home weekend series against the defending Eastern Conference champion, who are proving last season was no fluke.
The Pens have a couple days off before the Senators come to town Wednesday night. Time to get healthy.
The Pens were missing two of their top...