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Thoughts: Game 4 – Scratch Scuderi, ???, Profit. Pens win 2-0.

Pens 2  Sens 0 Goals Malkin (1) from Hornqvist, Letang Sprong (1) from Cullen, Porter PenaltiesCullen (holding) – Unnecessary (hits Prince in the corner of the defensive zone, then pins him against the boards so Prince can’t skate away while controlling the puck)Clendening (interference) – Unnecessary (knocks the puck away from Lazar, but then keeps shoving him so he can’t...
Via The Pensblog
October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Predators Preview Capsule

NASHVILLE PREDATORS LAST SEASON: 47-25-10, 104 points. Second Central Division. Lost to Chicago Blackhawks in Eastern Conference quarterfinals. COACH: Peter Laviolette (second season, 436-307-25 over 13 NHL seasons). ADDED: D Barret Jackman, RW Cody Hodgson. LOST: C Matt Cullen, D Cody Franson, F Mike Santorelli. PLAYER TO WATCH: RW Filip Forsberg. The Swede played every game of...
Via AP on Fox
October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins at a glance

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS LAST SEASON: 43-27-12, 98 points. Finished fourth in Metropolitan Division. Lost to New York Rangers in Eastern Conference semifinals. COACH: Mike Johnston (second season). ADDED: F Phil Kessel, F Eric Fehr, F Matt Cullen, F Sergei Plotnikov, D Adam Clendening. LOST: D Paul Martin, D Christian Ehrhoff, F Brandon Sutter, F Blake Comeau, F Steve Downie, F Nick Spaling...
Via AP on Fox
October 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Season Preview: Matt Cullen – That Thing You Do!

Matt Cullen as a Tom Hanks movie Went with “That Thing You Do!” just because we didn’t want to not use it. Underrated movie. It was also the directing debut for Hanks. This movie could gain a lot of new fans if one night AMC would have “Shawshank Redemption” scheduled but then trick everyone tuning in and show “That Thing You Do!” instead. What does this have to do...
Via The Pensblog
October 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Daniel Sprong is Worth a Nine Game Tryout

The Penguins enter the 2015-16 NHL season boasting some of the finest offensive depth they’ve had since they lifted the Stanley Cup in 2009. The days of fourth line anchors that made the Penguins a top heavy, offensively thin hockey club have been abandoned with the signings of Nick Bonino, Matt Cullen, and Eric Fehr. At the top side of the depth chart, Phil Kessel and Sergei Plotnikov...
Via The Pensblog
October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Preseason Game 4 – Pens get Sestito-ed in loss

Blue Jackets 4  Pens 2 I’m still working on formatting, etc. through the preseason, but I’ll have a template set and an explanation of what I do in these before the regular season. Thanks! Goals Crosby from Kessel, Kunitz Kessel from Plotnikov, ColeOT Winner: Crosby from Clendening, Sprong Penalties Cullen (goalie interference) – Bad Call (drives to the net and stays in front...
Via The Pensblog
September 26, 2015  |  Discuss

PRESEASON GAMEDAY 1: Penguins at Columbus

Hockey’s back. Well, kind of. The Pens are sending a group of players to Columbus to play some preseason hockey tonight. You won’t be able to watch the game, but it is going to happen. That’s what we’re told anyway. Here is the aforementioned group of players who will be taking part in said hockey activities tonight: Wars-of-sky. Mou-ill-ierat. Tom Sestito LOL. After these...
Via The Pensblog
September 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Pens and Erreything Else: August 10th, 2015

Here is what you might have missed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the NHL, and Erreything else.  It’s waaay more fun than protesting. Let’s just move on… THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS – Does the Matt Cullen signing mean that the Penguins can’t develop young players???  Nah. – Who might have a better season scoring: Sid or Geno.  Trends apparently say Geno. – I think the...
Via The Pensblog
August 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Penguins Sign Matt Cullen

Penguins GM Jim Rutherford may be getting along in years. But he sure isn’t dull…or predictable. In his latest surprise move of the summer, JR signed veteran forward Matt Cullen to a 1-year deal worth $800,000. The 38-year-old Virginia, Minnesota native—who won a Stanley Cup with Rutherford’s Hurricanes in 2005-06—can play center and left wing. He’s expected to vie for...
Via PenguinPoop
August 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Penguins sign Matt Cullen to one-year deal

Jim Rutherford is showing that he can be fiscally responsible, yet still fill team needs so far in his tenure as Pittsburgh Penguins GM. On Thursday, the team signed former Nashville Predators center Matt Cullen to a one-year, $800K contract. This fills the team’s need for a fourth-line center, as Rutherford stated when free agency opened that he wanted a fourth-line center who...
Via Sports-Glory
August 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Cullen signs with Penguins, reunites with Rutherford

Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford knows precisely what veteran center Matt Cullen brings to the table.After all, Rutherford held the same title with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2006 when Cullen aided the club in winning the Stanley Cup. With that in mind, the Penguins quickly signed the 38-year-old to a one-year deal worth $800,000 on Thursday.Cullen is being reunited...
Via Fox Sports
August 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Penguins Add More Forward Depth By Signing Matt Cullen

(John Russell/NHLI) Veteran forward Matt Cullen and Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford are back working together again. The Pittsburgh Penguins signed Cullen, the former Carolina Hurricane, to a one-year, $800,000 contract. The 38-year-old is expected to be the team’s fourth line center, which is a perfect role for him at his age. Cullen notched 7 goals and 18 assists in...
Via The PensNation
August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Penguins sign Matt Cullen as Quest for Depth Continues

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed 38 year old Matt Cullen to a one-year deal worth 800,000 dollars.  From the PPG The Penguins added another veteran center today, inking Matt Cullen to a one-year deal worth $800,000, the team announced. Cullen will be 39 in November and projects to be slotted into a bottom-six role, most likely centering the fourth line for the Penguins...
Via The Pensblog
August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Looking Back and Moving Forward: #7 Matt Cullen

The wily veteran could very well have played his last season. If this is the end, Cullen can look back on a very long, solid career that saw him lift the Stanley Cup in 2006 with the Carolina Hurricanes. Not many players can hang up the skates with that on their resume.   Cullen came to Nashville in the 2013 summer from the Minnesota Wild and signed a two year deal worth seven million...
Via The Predatorial
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Young Prospects Are Exciting, But Caution Is Key

The past two Predator games have shown us a glimpse into the future with two promising prospects being called up from Milwaukee due to a rash of minor injuries at the big club. Viktor Arvidsson debuted on Saturday night with Colin Wilson being sidelined. On Tuesday, Matt Cullen and Viktor Stalberg fell to the injury bug during the day which in turn gave Kevin Fiala his shot at the...
Via The Predatorial
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Cam Talbot, Stopgap or Savior?

Matt Cullen #7, Taylor Beck #41, Victor Bartley #64 and Mike Santorelli #10 of the Nashville Predators celebrate in the corner behind Cam Talbot #33 of the New York Rangers after scoring a goal in the second period at Madison Square Garden. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) Cam Talbot, a Canadian born goaltender started his hockey career playing in college at the University...
Via The Sports Journal
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Predators-Devils Preview

The Nashville Predators are in the midst of their longest losing streak in a year, and suffering a second defeat in 24 hours could cost them sole possession of the overall NHL lead. The Predators attempt to snap a three-game skid by sweeping the season series from the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night at the Prudential Center. Nashville (41-16-7) leads the race for the Presidents...
Via AP on Fox
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Cullen Breathing New Life Into Predators’ Second Line

Matt Cullen #7 of the Nashville Predators is pursued by Ryan Strome #18 of the New York Islanders at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on February 19, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. (Mandatory Credit: Mike Stobe/NHLI via Getty Images) When Peter Laviolette took over as head coach of the Nashville Predators during the summer of 2014, one of his first great revelations was seeing Matt...
Via The Sports Journal
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Power Play: Detroit finishes comeback, hands Preds second straight loss

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- For the first time this season, the Nashville Predators (41-15-7) dropped two straight games in regulation. The Detroit Red Wings (35-15-11) grabbed a two goal lead before scoring two unanswered in the third period to come out on top by a score of 4-3. It was only the sixth loss for the Predators on home ice; their fifth in regulation. SLAP SHOTS Opponents finding...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

3 Nashville Predators Who Could Be Traded Before Deadline

With the NHL season nearing the homestretch, many Stanley Cup contenders will be willing to make moves to bolster their rosters before playoff time. With the Predators recently making moves to acquire Michael Santorelli and Cody Franson, David Poile made a big statement to the rest of the league. The scary part? Poile may not be done dealing yet. 1. Matt Cullen View image...
Via TopSportsReport
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

3 Nashville Predators Who Could Be Traded Before Deadline

With the NHL season nearing the homestretch, many Stanley Cup contenders will be willing to make moves to bolster their rosters before playoff time. With the Predators recently making moves to acquire Michael Santorelli and Cody Franson, David Poile made a big statement to the rest of the league. The scary part? Poile may not be done dealing yet. 1. Matt Cullen View image...
Via TopSportsReport
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Preds Score Late To Take Valentines Victory

By Josh @Top6Grinder The Nashville Predators faced off against the New Jersey Devils in front of an over sellout crowd at Bridgestone arena. Typing of red, the Preds came out red hot in the first period out shooting the Devils 20-3 and leading 1-0 on a goal from Matt Cullen. The Devils continued to hang around as the Preds had ...
Via Predneck Nation
February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Predators down Devils to win fifth straight

NASHVILLE, Tenn.  -- Colin Wilson scored the tiebreaking goal on a tic-tac-toe play with 3:27 left, leading Nashville to a 3-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night for the Predators' fifth straight win. Craig Smith added an insurance goal when he swatted a shot between Cory Schneider's legs with 2:21 left. Matt Cullen gave Nashville a 1-0 lead in the first period...
Via AP on Fox
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Predators down Devils to win fifth straight

NASHVILLE, Tenn.  -- Colin Wilson scored the tiebreaking goal on a tic-tac-toe play with 3:27 left, leading Nashville to a 3-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night for the Predators' fifth straight win. Craig Smith added an insurance goal when he swatted a shot between Cory Schneider's legs with 2:21 left. Matt Cullen gave Nashville a 1-0 lead in the first period...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Hockey, covered by People Magazine

  People Magazine, of course, is the second best source for hockey information (the first, naturally, is Don Cherry). The only thing is, they cover the really important stuff about hockey players, like which ones are married to celebrities, and which ones are making babies with celebrities. Let’s head to People’s story on Mike Fisher, who has married and impregnated a celebrity...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss
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