Islanders edge Penguins via shootout as Okposo nets winner

  Kyle Okposo scored in the third round of the shootout, sending the New York Islanders to a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night. Sidney Crosby and New York's Frans Nielsen scored in the second round and Islanders goaltender Chad Johnson stopped Brandon Sutter. Okposo deked to his forehand, slipping a shot that hit off Marc-Andre Fleury's pad and into the net...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders beat Penguins 5-4 in shootout

PITTSBURGH (AP) Kyle Okposo scored in the third round of the shootout, sending the New York Islanders to a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night. Sidney Crosby and New York's Frans Nielsen scored in the second round and Islanders goaltender Chad Johnson stopped Brandon Sutter. Okposo deked to his forehand, slipping a shot that hit off Marc-Andre Fleury's pad and...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Let’s Not Rush the Beau Bennett Hysteria

The Pittsburgh Penguins downed the Montreal Canadiens Tuesday night by a score of 4-0. The Penguins third line, most recently comprised of Beau Bennett, Brandon Sutter, and Steve Downie really carried the load for the team, netting the first three goals of the game to essentially bury the Canadiens within the first 25 minutes, before […] The post Let’s Not Rush the Beau Bennett...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

What the hell happened: Penguins perfect-plex Habs

It isn’t often where the Penguins play a game where you cannot find one thing wrong. But Tuesday night in Montreal was the night. The Penguins dominated from start to finish, and Marc-Andre Fleury pitched another shutout. The Penguins won 4-0. What mattered - The third line. Three goals by the Penguins third line. Beau Bennet scored his first of the year, Brandon Sutter scored...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins vs. Canadiens Recap by @pghgirl15222

First Period: Overall the Penguins started strong. They matched the physical play of the Canadiens during the first period and overall they were flying on the ice. Under Johnston they are playing with a confidence that has not been seen since the 2009 Cup run.  Bennett intercepted a bad pass to make it 1-0 Penguins. If he can stay healthy it’ll mean huge things for the Penguins...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 16 – Rangers win in a … no they don’t, Pens win 3-2 (SO)

By: Meesh Shanmugam Pens 3  Rangers 2 (SO) Record: 12-3-1 Goals Comeau (4) from Hornqvist, Malkin Malkin (7) from Spaling SO Winner: Sutter Click here to read the goal assessments Penalties Martin (cross-checking) – Stupid (cross-checks Stepan in the numbers facing the boards in the Penguins zone, knocking him over) Downie (slashing) – Stupid (puts a two-handed slash on D....
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins take advantage after Rangers' shootout goal disallowed

  The Pittsburgh Penguins were given a second chance for a win -- and they quickly made the most of it. Brandon Sutter scored in the fourth round of the shootout, after the Rangers thought they had won it, and Pittsburgh escaped with a wild 3-2 victory against New York on Saturday night. ''I never saw anything like it,'' Penguins coach Mike Johnston said. '&...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins win SO after Rangers goal disallowed

PITTSBURGH (AP) Brandon Sutter scored in the fourth round of the shootout, after the Rangers thought they had won it, and Pittsburgh escaped with a 3-2 victory over New York on Saturday night. Dan Boyle appeared to win it for the Rangers in the third round, but his goal was then disallowed after a video review showed he hit the puck a second time on a rebound. After both teams returned...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

What the hell happened: Breaking down the bat **** crazy ending between the Pens and Rangers

In a game that had just about everything, the Penguins won via something that may have never happened before. Here is what happened. In the third round of the shootout, needing a goal to win, the Rangers Dan Boyle appeared to score on Marc-Andre Fleury to seal the game. The game was over. The Rangers and Penguins went to the locker room. Fans left. Hold the phone. Boyle’s shot...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 15 – Dupuis Scores, Greiss Saves, Leafs Lose, Pens Win 2-1

By: Meesh Shanmugam Pens 2  Maple Leafs 1 Record: 11-3-1 Goals Dupuis (5) from Ehrhoff, Sutter Dupuis (6) from Crosby, Bortuzzo Click here to read the goal assessments Penalties Downie (hooking) – Unnecessary (hooks (extended stick-lift?) Kadri going into the Penguins zone despite Kadri going in 1-on-2 and being well-defended) Malkin (hooking) – Unnecessary (whacks Kessel’s...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 12 – Pens survive insanity in 4-3 (SO) win over Jets

By: Meesh Shanmugam Pens 4  Jets 3 (SO) Record: 9-2-1 Goals Despres (1) from Sutter, Downie Sutter (4) from Bortuzzo Downie (2) from Spaling, Sutter SO Winner: Crosby Click here to read the goal assessments Penalties Bortuzzo (fighting) – Inconsequential (knocks over Wheeler, they slash each other, then get into a fight that sends both off with majors) Letang (holding) – Bad...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild endure rare home defeat, at hands of Penguins

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Thomas Greiss made 33 saves while extending Pittsburgh's shutout streak to 205 minutes and 28 seconds, guiding the Penguins to a 4-1 victory Tuesday over Minnesota that handed the Wild their first defeat in six home games. Nick Spaling, Brandon Sutter and Chris Kunitz scored for the Penguins, whose run of unanswered goals also ended at 18 when Nino Niederreiter...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Key Observations Heading Into Game 9 Between the Penguins and Kings

By: Casey Johnston (@DarthHockey) Over the past summer a major topic of conversation for the Penguins was the bottom-six forward corps.  Jim Rutherford did what he could do to repair the group by retaining Marcel Goc and Brandon Sutter and bringing in Nick Spaling, Blake Comeau, and Steve Downie.  This was a welcome relief for a team that spent the last two seasons in the bottom...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Gameday 9: LA Kings at Pittsburgh Penguins

Los Angeles Kings (6-1-2) at Pittsburgh Penguins (5-2-1) 7:00 PM – ROOT Sports Consol Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA The defending Stanley Cup champs will be making their only visit to Consol Energy Center this season.  The Pens will travel to LA later in March. The majority of the Kings scoring this season has come from “That 70′s Line”.  Tyler Toffoli, Jeff Carter...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

HotTake Tuesday: Duper’s Value Is Super

Welcome to HotTake Tuesday, yinz! Today we’ll be covering some topics in the beginning of the post and get to your questions in the latter half.  So grab a nice hot cup of coffee, sit back, dig in, and enjoy this week’s serving of HotTakes.   Pascal Dupuis: How much does he mean to the makeup of this team? Richter: In some ways, Dupuis might be the most important guy on...
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October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Sutter Primed for Career Season by @griffTHW

In coming to Pittsburgh, Brandon Sutter found himself with some large shoes to fill.  Effectively "replacing" Jordan Staal, the new guy in town landed in the shadow of a Stanley Cup champion and fan favorite, someone who did a little bit of everything for the Penguins.For some, Sutter will never completely fill those shoes but he certainly made strides in emerging...
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Put Away Your Panic Buttons

Blake Comeau celebrates his first goal in a Penguins uniform to put the Penguins back up by two goals in last Thursday’s home opener. (Gregory Shamus/NHLI via Getty Images) By: Joseph Guzy Before this season’s home opener, this is how the Pittsburgh Penguins responded to losing their grip on a three goal lead: Last Thursday, after an offensive clinic in the first period of the...
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October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Preseason Game 3 – Pens Get Their First Win, 3-2 in OT Over the Wild

By: Meesh Shanmugam *Preseason Intro* 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 (in...
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September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Sutter scores in OT, Penguins beat Wild 3-2

PITTSBURGH (AP) Brandon Sutter scored his second goal of the game 2:23 into overtime to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 3-2 exhibition victory over the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night. Sutter beat Ilya Bryzgalov with a backhander in overtime. Sutter opened the scoring in the first period with a power-play goal. Oskar Sundqvist also scored for Pittsburgh (1-2-0). Thomas Vanek and...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss


Had no idea Tony Granato was an assistant coach with the Wings. Biggest story of the night. Paul Martin didn’t seem concerned about playing, really. Penguins got a powerplay early in the third. Bennett and Sutter seem to be building chemistry. Farnham tried to fight some guy. Really strange performance by him. Spaling and Comeau got some work killing penalties. Probably a combo...
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September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

The Pens’ roster for Monday night vs. Red Wings

It hasn’t sunk in yet, but the Pens play their first preseason game Monday night. Here’s the roster. FORWARDS Anton Zlobin Beau Bennett Blake Comeau Bobby Farnham(?) Brandon Sutter Jason Megna Jean-Sebastien Dea Josh Archibald Nick Spaling Oskar Sundqvist Patric Hornqvist Scott Wilson DEFENSEMEN Paul Martin Reid McNeill Rob Scuderi Robert Bortuzzo Simon Despres Taylor Chorney...
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins Depth Chart 2014 2015

Pittsburgh Penguins C 1. Sidney Crosby  2. Evgeni Malkin  3. Brandon Sutter  4. Marcel Goc  L 1. Chris Kunitz  2. Beau Bennett (LTI) 3. Nick Spaling  4. Blake Comeau  5. Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond R 1. Patric Hornqvist  2. Pascal Dupuis 3. Steve Downie  4...
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September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Penguins Need Some Nasty

I give new Penguins GM Jim Rutherford high marks for his off-season moves. Faced with dire cap constraints, he refused to overpay the team’s free agents, signed skilled defenseman Christian Ehrhoff to a bargain contact, and inked key RFAs such as Brandon Sutter and Nick Spaling to new deals. Along the way JR significantly upgraded the team’s bottom six. The rebuild is 99 percent...
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August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Penguins Re-Sign Brandon Sutter

Source: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images New Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford wasn’t going to lose center Brandon Sutter for a second time. Rutherford, who was Carolina’s GM at the 2012 NHL Draft, included him in the deal that sent center Jordan Staal to the Hurricanes. He did not want to give up Sutter, but he had to in order to acquire Staal. It’s amazing how many things...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Sutter inks 2-year deal with Penguins

Brandon Sutter has inked a two-year, $6.6 million contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins.The two-way center notched 13 goals and 13 assists in 81 games last season. Sutter is a key penalty killer and he contributed three shorthanded markers in 2013-14. His offense improved in the playoffs with five goals and seven points in 13 matches. Sutter fits in nicely on Pittsburgh's third...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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