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See You at the Crossroads. Pittsburgh Penguins 2014-2015 Season Preview. Part 2 – The Coaches

There has probably been 500 Bylsma articles written on the Internet since Bylsma was let go. And honestly, this is probably the last time we even want to talk about it. Bylsma did well here, but he mangled a potential dynasty. Like it or not, that is what happened.  Get to your game, grind people down. Gone Girl. When the puck drops on Thursday, it will be the first time since 2005...
Via The Pensblog
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Need a backup? Pens waive Zatkoff

The Pittsburgh Penguins made some cuts on Saturday, with the most interesting – if not surprising – move coming when they placed last year’s backup Jeff Zatkoff on waivers. (Brian Dumoulin and Bobby Farnham were sent to the AHL.) Again, it’s not exactly a stunning development for Pittsburgh, as Thomas Greiss could very well push Marc-Andre Fleury for starts in 2014-15....
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

3 Players to Watch at Penguins Training Camp

by @HunterHodies The Pittsburgh Penguins training camp is about to begin and that means more Penguins hockey. This was an offseason unlike any other since GM Ray Shero and head coach Dan Byslma were fired. They also lost a ton of players from last season but replaced them with just as good or even better players. What should we watch at Penguins training camp? Let’s take a look...
Via The Hockey Guys
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Recap: Preseason Game 4 vs. Minnesota

Preseason is slowly turning into “Where the hell is Evgeni Malkin?” If no one sees him on the ice by next weekend, we’ve got some problems. We recapped this game. Pens lost 4-1. Not a great time. FIRST PERIOD First period was basically a Seth Rogen movie, except it had a plot. If you’re like us, you may have missed some of the action if you decided to watch a bug make...
Via The Pensblog
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Preseason Game 5 – Greiss Outshines Zatkoff in 4-1 Loss to Minnesota

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 when...
Via The PensNation
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild trample Penguins in preseason matchup

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Jason Pominville had a natural hat trick in the third period, and the Minnesota Wild beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 in an exhibition game on Monday night. Pominville's one-timer from above the right circle beat Jeff Zatkoff at 8:39. Four minutes later, he scored on a wraparound, and he also had an empty-netter. Zach Parise also scored for the Wild (2...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Pominville helps Wild beat Penguins 4-1

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Jason Pominville had a natural hat trick in the third period, and the Minnesota Wild beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 in an exhibition game on Monday night. Pominville's one-timer from above the right circle beat Jeff Zatkoff at 8:39. Four minutes later, he scored on a wraparound, and he also had an empty-netter. Zach Parise also scored for the Wild (2-1...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild trample Penguins in preseason matchup

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Jason Pominville had a natural hat trick in the third period, and the Minnesota Wild beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 in an exhibition game on Monday night. Pominville's one-timer from above the right circle beat Jeff Zatkoff at 8:39. Four minutes later, he scored on a wraparound, and he also had an empty-netter. Zach Parise also scored for the Wild (2...
Via Fox Sports North
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins Announce Roster For Second Preseason Game

Photo Credit: PittsburghSportingNews.com The Penguins have announced their lineup for Tuesday night’s preseason away game against Columbus. Kasperi Kapanen will get his first taste of NHL competition and Christian Ehroff will suit up in his first preseason game as a Penguin. Goaltenders 1 Thomas Greiss 37 Jeff Zatkoff Defensemen 6 Scott Harrington 8 Brian Dumoulin 10 Christian...
Via The PensNation
29 days ago  |  Discuss

New goalie Greiss’ presence threatens Zatkoff as Penguins backup

Jeff Zatkoff still talks about The Game. A lot of athletes have a key moment they think about in capital letters, but Zatkoff’s comes with a twist. It not only was the Penguins goaltender’s NHL debut, but he also flopped in it. Pressed into duty as the team’s backup to Marc-Andre Fleury last season after a blood-clot issue felled Tomas Vokoun, Zatkoff started the fourth...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Free Agency Thoughts Part I: Penguins Succeed in Adding Cheap Depth

By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) The start of free agency was busy for all Penguins, both old and new. The Pens so far have added five players, retained two, and waved goodbye to eight others with some eye-opening and jaw-dropping contracts. Here are some thoughts on the additions and re-signings. Part II will be a look at the departures. Free Agent Signings Christian Ehrhoff from...
Via The PensNation
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Observations Heading Into Game 82 Between the Penguins and Senators

Rest Some of the Best? The Pittsburgh Penguins rested defenseman Brooks Orpik and forward Chris Kunitz in yesterday’s overtime loss to the Philadelphia Flyers. Both players are day-to-day and do not have long term injuries, according to Dan Bylsma. Will Bylsma rest some more players today? It is a possibility, especially since Pittsburgh has nine defensemen on their roster, which...
Via The PensNation
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 78 – Wild 4 Pens 0

Wild 4  Pens 0 By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) Goals None Neal argues with Cooke about whether his linemates are AHL or ECHL quality. (Bruce Kluckhohn/Getty Images) Stats Shots: Neal (5) Missed Shots: Crosby, Niskanen, Pyatt (2) Blocked Shots: Bortuzzo, Despres, Scuderi (2) Hits: Glass (4) Ice Time: Martin (23:09) … Megna (11:01) Faceoffs: Sutter (9/17) … Crosby (5/17) CF...
Via The PensNation
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins Gameday 78: Minnesota Wild

Pittsburgh Penguins (49-23-5) @ Minnesota Wild (39-26-12) Root Sports, FS-N- 8:00 pm/et Xcel Energy Center – St. Paul, MN Jussi Jokinen is out with an upper-body injury, meaning Andrew Ebbett will be in the lineup. Jeff Zatkoff is starting in goal. STATS, INFO & NOTES: Leading Scorers: Penguins: Sidney Crosby (36G, 66A: 102P) Wild: Jason Pominville (27G, 26A: 53P) Starting...
Via The Pensblog
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

something something blood and ball sweat

A child joins the Penguins for the anthems from a team called the Butler Valley Dawgs, and all seems relatively right with the world, i.e. we are not playing the Flyers.  Also James Neal and Chris Kunitz are back with us.  And Zatkoff is in net.  Somehow we feel oddly calm. First we have to get something out of the way.  The love of our lives Petr Sykora, Petr Fever, the man...
Via Puck Huffers
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 70 – Pens 4 Lightning 3 (OT)

Pens 4  Lightning 3 (OT) By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) Goals Crosby (34) (PP) from Malkin, Zatkoff Malkin (22) (PP) from Niskanen, Crosby Malkin (23) from Jokinen Neal (23) (PP) from Malkin, Crosby Stats Shots: Malkin (5) Missed Shots: Kunitz (3) Blocked Shots: Glass (2) Hits: Glass (4) Ice Time: Niskanen (24:44) … Pyatt (10:22) Faceoffs: Crosby (18/27) … Goc (7/15) Future...
Via The PensNation
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

something something blood and ball sweat

A child joins the Penguins for the anthems from a team called the Butler Valley Dawgs, and all seems relatively right with the world, i.e. we are not playing the Flyers.  Also James Neal and Chris Kunitz are back with us.  And Zatkoff is in net.  Somehow we feel oddly calm. First we have to get something out of the way.  The love of our lives Petr Sykora, Petr Fever, the...
Via Puck Huffers
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

QUICK CAP: Penguins run the train on Dallas ☆

  This was just a good time. We were hoping for a closer, more entertaining game with Dallas, but we’re not complaining. Pens needed this kind of runaway game. Can’t say anything bad about Zatkoff, either. Made the saves he had to make. OUR THREE STARS 3. Jeff Zatkoff – Plus-30 saves: That’s a lot. 1 goal: That’s not a lot. 2. Lee Stempniak – Got his first goal as...
Via The Pensblog
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

RECAP: Game 67. Flyers beat Pens 4-3. ☆

When Mike Milbury, Pierre McGuire, and Eddie Olczyk all start making sense, you’ve entered the Twilight Zone. And you want to talk about the Twilight Zone? Pens fans booing Sidney Crosby on that PP late in the second period. Holy mother of God. A couple questions: 1. Why start Marc-Andre Fleury in both games? Jeff Zatkoff seems stable and performed admirably in the reliever role...
Via The Pensblog
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

RECAP: Game 67. Flyers beat Pens 4-3.

  When Mike Milbury, Pierre McGuire, and Eddie Olczyk all start making sense, you’ve entered the Twilight Zone. And you want to talk about the Twilight Zone? Pens fans booing Sidney Crosby on that PP late in the second period. Holy mother of God.   A couple questions:   1. Why start Marc-Andre Fleury in both games? Jeff Zatkoff seems stable and...
Via The Pensblog
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

QUICK CAP: Flyers sweep the weekend series

  Well, **** happens. We're still not sure why Fleury got the start in this one. His playoff woes began with the nightmarish Flyers playoff series, and this weekend may have given him some flashbacks. He was yanked after 13 minutes and change in this game, leaving his GAA for the weekend at 5.70 and his SV% at .872. We're not saying he was the main reason for those...
Via The Pensblog
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 65 Preview – Three Observations Heading Into the Penguins and Capitals Game

By: Casey Johnston (@PensNationCasey) Goalie Tandem Still Strong Since the end of the Olympic break, the performances of Marc-Andre Fleury and Jeff Zatkoff may cause one to question this goaltending tandem going into the playoffs.  Zatkoff giving up four goals against San Jose and Fleury giving up 10 against Montreal and Chicago would be cause for alarm under most circumstances...
Via The PensNation
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

QUICK CAP: Pens survive in Washington

  First and foremost, it was a big bounce-back game for Jeff Zatkoff. He's probably been seeing that Thornton shot in his sleep. Pens PK won the battle vs. the Caps PK, too. Big stuff. OUR THREE STARS 3. Zatkoff. For the reason mentioned. 2. Crosby. 3 points. Big PP goal early. 1. Kunitz. 2 goals.   
Via The Pensblog
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Feature Friday: Jeff Zatkoff

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.  ...
Via The PensNation
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Three's a Crowd: Fleury, Vokoun, and Zatkoff by @PandaPSU

It is amazing how much can change in nine months, isn't it? This time nine months ago Marc-Andre Fleury was struggling. Tomas Vokoun was leading the Penguins through the playoffs with stellar play. Jeff Zatkoff was in the playoffs in the AHL with the Baby Pens. The playoff stats among the three included: Fleury was 2-2 with a 3.51 GAA and a .883 save percentage, Vokoun was 6...
Via PensInitiative
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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