By: Meesh Shanmugam
Welcome back everyone! With a new season, new coach, new GM, and new hope (at least temporarily), I’ll be working on some new formats for the postgame thoughts before the regular season arrives. Ideas and suggestions are very much encouraged; let me know what you want to see and read about! Goal assessments and descriptions will return when...
By: Melissa Esing (Off_thePost)
Photo Credit: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images
Throughout the 2013-2014 NHL season, I’ll be posting player features each Friday. This week, we’re going to take a look at Jeff Zatkoff.
A lot of questions lingered in the air for the Pittsburgh Penguins at the start of the 2013-2014 campaign, and the center of the conversation was goaltending.
Pittsburgh looks to rebound after their embarrassing loss to the Florida Panthers on Monday, Jan. 20.
After a sloppy performance at home against the Florida Panthers. Pittsburgh will look to rebound tonight, Jan. 22, against Montreal (27-17-5) on home ice. Pittsburgh’s franchise-record 13-game home winning streak was snapped in the 5-1 loss on Monday, Jan. 20.
You could make the argument that the Penguins are the hottest team in the league right now.
Banged up and without many of it’s normal starters, the Pens are a rag-tag combination of relatively untested young prospects, AHL call-ups, and bottom six role players. Despite this, Captain Sidney Crosby has managed to lead the Penguins to six straight wins and 11 in 12 games.
The Pittsburgh Penguins have announced today that they have signed back up goalie Jeff Zatkoff to a 2 year contract extension.The contract will take begin in the 2014-15 season to 2015-16.The contract is worth an average of $600,000 annually.So far this season Zatkoff has played in 8 games. He has a 6-2 record and has won all 6 of his last 6 games. He has a 2.46 GAA and a .912 save percentage.
Zatkoff has been money during his tenure with the Penguins. Photo Credit: Rant Sports
Goaltender Jeff Zatkoff parlayed his strong play into a brand new two-year contract extension with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The contract kicks in next season and has an average annual value of $600,000.
Get on up, it's Zatkoff Time!
Article by Kyle Fritz (@LuigiLemieux) for Pens Initiative
It was late before the season began when we learned that Tomas Vokoun was in trouble.
We had seen him get out of tough situations before, holding strong in front of perilous offensive attacks, and keeping our boys in games when things looked their bleakest.