Thoughts: Game 80 – Pens 4 Red Wings 3 (SO)

Pens 4  Red Wings 3 (SO) By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) Goals Neal (25) (PP) from Crosby, Martin Neal (26) (PP) from Niskanen, Martin Jokinen (19) from Letang, Niskanen SO Winner: Jokinen Sometimes you’re just lying around and someone rudely slides a puck at you. (Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) Stats Shots: Neal (6) Missed Shots: Crosby, Kunitz, Maatta (2) Blocked Shots: Glass...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Observations Heading Into Game 78 Between the Penguins and Wild

By: Casey Johnston (@PensNationCasey) Penguins Getting Outshot Before the Olympic break, the Penguins had a team Fenwick (all shot attempts excluding blocked shots) of 51.17%.  If maintained over the course of a season, that number would be good for 10th in the league.  Since coming back from Sochi, the team’s Fenwick has been 45.91%.  Over a full season, that would put them...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

What Paul Martin’s return means for Pittsburgh’s defense

Mercifully, Paul Martin made his return against the Winnipeg Jets last night after sitting out 18 games with a broken hand he sustained during the Olympic Games in Sochi. He looked in top form, scoring the final goal to ice the game and the Metropolitan Division title for the Penguins on a beautiful one timer from the high slot. But what does his return mean to Pittsburgh’s defensive...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins clinch first in Metropolitan Division with 4-2 win at Winnipeg

Paul Martin probably could have had a bigger impact on the outcome of this game. It’s just hard to imagine how. He led the Penguins in ice time, logging 23 minutes and 46 seconds. Skated a regular shift alongside Brooks Orpik. Killed penalties. Played the point on a power play that came within a split-second of generating multiple goals for the first time in the past seven...
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Paul Martin recovered from Sochi injury, will play Thursday for Pens

No team has been hit harder this season in the injury department than the Pittsburgh Penguins. One of those big injuries was the broken hand that Paul Martin suffered playing for Team USA in Sochi. When the Penguins set out to clinch the Metropolitan Division title on Thursday in Winnipeg, Martin will be with them, playing his first game since before the Olympic break. Coach Dan...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Martin Returning At The Right Time For Pens by @MadChad412

He  is the not the healthy defenseman the Pittsburgh Penguins deserve, but he  is the one that they need right now. The Pittsburgh Penguins have been ravaged by injuries this season, leading the league with the most man-games lost to injury, but they are about to get healthy at the right time. With only eight left on the schedule, it appears that defenseman Paul Martin will return...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

The end of Team Canada’s dominance in men’s and women’s Olympic hockey?

The end of Team Canada’s dominance in men’s and women’s Olympic hockey?Team Canada’s hockey program swept the gold medals again during the Sochi Olympics this past week. The men’s program has won three of the last four Olympic gold medals (2002 Salt Lake City, 2010 Vancouver, and 2014 Sochi). The women’s program placed silver in the inaugural women’s hockey Olympics...
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

USA's Paul Martin suffers hand injury; to be evaluated in Pittsburgh

The ambiguity surrounding the health status of Team USA's Paul Martin had the defenseman going from a healthy scratch to being laid low with an illness to the latest report of a fractured bone in his hand - but until the physicians for the Pittsburgh Penguins get a chance to evaluate him, any confirmation on the severity of the injury should be considered premature.The latest...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Paul Martin Has Hand Injury, Will Miss Today’s Game Against Canada

Credit: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images The Pittsburgh Penguins cannot escape injuries, even in Sochi, Russia. Defenseman Paul Martin, who has been playing for Team USA in the 2014 Olympics, was injured in their quarterfinal game against the Czech Republic, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. It is reportedly a hand injury that will force him out of the lineup for today’s big...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

TPN Tidbits: D’Agostini Claimed Off Waivers, Martin Out 4-6 Weeks

Credit: Rob Grabowski/ USA TODAY Sports Forward Matt D’Agostini‘s short tenure with the Pittsburgh Penguins did not exactly go as planned. The 27-year-old signed a one-year, $550,000 deal with Pittsburgh on July 10th, 2013 hoping to grab a spot in the Penguins starting lineup. Instead, he got injured early on and missed the first three weeks of the regular season. When he came...
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November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

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