We all knew Brent Johnson started packing his bags the minute he heard the Penguins had traded for Thomas Vokoun. What we weren’t so sure about was how UFA Brad Thiessen was going to be handled. He could have tested the waters tomorrow and tried to sign on somewhere to be an NHL backup. Instead, he’d rather be part of a winning organization for another year so he signed a one...
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.
When the Penguins signed Brent Johnson to be Marc-Andre Fleury’s backup three years ago, they knew what they were getting. He was a reserve goalie his whole career, who had 111-94-12 record and a .903 save percentage. You can’t ask for much more out of a backup tender.
And the Pens didn’t have to; in his first year in the Burgh, Johnny started 15 games and went 10-6-1 while...
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.
Pittsburgh Penguins (17-10-4) @ Ottawa Senators (14-14-4)
TV: ROOT, SNET-E, RDS
Scotiabank Place - Ottawa, ON
According to the Penguins' website, "Brent Johnson will be starting in net tonight and the rest of the lineup will be a game-time decision." The entire rest of the lineup will be a game-time decision.... This...
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
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...