What makes a true hockey rivalry (not one manufactured for TV)? The more bitter the hockey rivalry, the better. There has to be bad blood; the kind that comes from blood spilled and championships lost. There has to be a deep-seated hate that makes losing hurt the most. The Pens and Isles have such a history. I went back as far as 1975 to look at this rivalry. The two teams faced...
Brent Johnson was drafted in the 5th round in 1999 by the
Colorado Avalanche. He started his NHL career with the St Louis Blues and from
there Phoenix, Washington and Pittsburgh.
I was honored and
honestly had a fan-girl moment when “Johnny” ( @JohnnyGoalie12 ) graciously
agreed to an interview.
Pens Initiative: How did your legendary love affair with Led...
It will be a battle of the back-ups tonight. Brent Johnson will be in net for the Penguins. Marty Turco will be in for the Bruins. Could this be Brent Johnson's final start in a Penguins jersey? Could it be Marty Turco's final start ever?
Lines from Empty Netters after the jump:
Chris Kunitz - Evgeni Malkin - James Neal
Steve Sullivan - Sidney Crosby...
Brad Tiffany Amber Thiessen got recalled. [ Pens ]
And in related news, [ ESPN's Pierre Lebrun ] says the Pens are in the backup goalie market:
The Pittsburgh Penguins are poking around for an upgrade to backup goalie Brent Johnson. Among the names on their list is Minnesota Wild backup Josh Harding, who is slated for unrestricted free agency July 1.
The progress Penguins goalie Brent Johnson made in his two previous starts did not translate to his performance against the Buffalo Sabres.
And that man's name is Brent Johnson. Somehow, after last night, the Whatever we had just wasn't quite there. Plus, everyone played way tighter. Just not much going on. Beej had an actually amazing game. Of course, there is going to be some contingent on the Internet who always thinks the Penguins goalie is to blame for every single loss, or that he "sucks"...
At least one thing did not change over the NHL's All-Star break: Goalie Brent Johnson was in his usual position at the end of the Penguins bench Tuesday when their game against the Toronto Maple Leafs began at Consol Energy Center. Marc-Andre Fleury made his 23rd consecutive appearance - all but two of them as a starter - to extend the longest such streak of his career.
When things were most tense, Carolina had twice as many skaters on the ice as Pittsburgh did. To Penguins coach Dan Bylsma, it seemed as if it were even more.
''The 8-on-3,'' he quipped, ''was pretty gutsy.''
Backup goalie Brent Johnson came up big during the defensive stand that thwarted Carolina's three-man advantage and helped the surging...
Via AP on Fox
December 04, 2011
Pens (8-2-2, 4-1-1 road) at Maple Leafs (6-2-1, 4-0-1 home), Air Canada Centre, 7:08 pm EDT
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Battle of the Backups: Brent Johnson goes against Jonas Gustavsson
Penguins Lines during Saturdayâs Game-Day Skate
The Pittsburgh Penguins...
The Pittsburgh Penguins will be without center Jordan Staal for Saturday's game against the host Toronto Maple Leafs.The veteran forward is dealing with an undisclosed lower-body injury and is considered day-to-day.Staal, 23, has six goals and three assists in 12 games so far this season.In other Penguins news Saturday, the club announced that Brent Johnson will start in goal...