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Penguins Search for Right Mix on D

It’s a no-brainer, right? If you want to be a puck-possession team, you need defensemen who can move the puck. On that count our Penguins gets high marks. Kris Letang, Christian Ehrhoff, Paul Martin, and Simon Despres handle the puck with equal parts ability and aplomb. There’s a flip side to loading up with so much skill. Friday night’s 6-3 loss to the Islanders was a prime...
Via PenguinPoop
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 42 – Even Sill gets on the board in Pens 7-2 dismantling of Minnesota

By: Meesh Shanmugam Here’s a link to the Postgame Thoughts archive, in case you want to catch up on what you may have missed. Pens 7  Wild 2 Record: 26-10-6 Goals Goc (2) from Sill, Adams Perron (7) from Ehrhoff, Crosby Kunitz (13) (PP) from Malkin, Letang Sutter (9) from Martin Martin (2) from Spaling, Malkin Letang (9) from Perron, Crosby Perron (8) from Kunitz, Crosby Click...
Via The PensNation
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Projected Lines, Pairings For Bruins-Flyers

The Boston Bruins have played six straight games without losing in regulation (3-0-3) and find themselves back in a wild card playoff spot in the Eastern Conference as a result. Boston’s latest win was a 3-0 shutout over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night at TD Garden. The B’s dominated the Devils with a 43-14 shots on goal advantage. In fact, the 14 shots Boston gave up...
Via NESN.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 40 – Bruins defeat Pens 3-2 in OT on questionable goal

By: Meesh Shanmugam Here’s a link to the Postgame Thoughts archive, in case you want to catch up on what you may have missed. Bruins 3  Pens 2 (OT) Record: 24-10-6 Goals Bennett (2) from Malkin, Despres Malkin (18) from Ehrhoff Click here to read the goal assessments Penalties Martin (tripping) – Careless (tries to reach between Marchand’s legs to get the puck but pushes...
Via The PensNation
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Loui Eriksson Won’t Play Vs. Devils After Being Slashed In Bruins-Penguins (Video)

BOSTON — Boston Bruins forward Loui Eriksson won’t play in Thursday night’s game against the New Jersey Devils at TD Garden, per head coach Claude Julien. Julien was asked if Eriksson’s issue will be a long-term thing, and he said “not at the moment, I don’t think so.” The veteran forward was slashed by Penguins defenseman Robert Bortuzzo in the hand/wrist area during Wednesday...
Via NESN.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Shop Wars: @evil_shero vs. @ryannoble66 - Album Covers #PIShopWars

Last weeks #PIShopWars winner was Ryan Noble. The theme was Nintendo Boxes and though Paulbrought strong edits to the war, it was Ryan who earned the most votes to win the first ever PI Shop War! Here is last weeks if you missed it.. Shop Wars is a competition between Paul Clemente and Ryan Noble to where a random theme is picked from a hat and we have to incorporate Penguins players...
Via PensInitiative
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 37 – Pens finish the calendar year with a 2-1 win over Carolina

By: Meesh Shanmugam Here’s a link to the Postgame Thoughts archive, in case you want to catch up on what you may have missed. Pens 2  Hurricanes 1 Record: 23-9-5 Goals Kunitz (11) from Bennett, Ebbett Sutter (8) from Bennett, Kunitz Click here to read the goal assessments Penalties Team (too many men) – Stupid (An entire line essentially glides to the bench while players...
Via The PensNation
January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 36 – Two coaches are better than one goal; Pens lose to NJ 3-1

By: Meesh Shanmugam Here’s a link to the Postgame Thoughts archive, in case you want to catch up on what you may have missed. Devils 3  Pens 1 Record: 22-9-5 Goals Crosby (11) from Kunitz, Pouliot Click here to read the goal assessments Penalties Bortuzzo (fighting) – Inconsequential (drops the gloves with Tootoo off of a defensive zone faceoff and they both receive majors...
Via The PensNation
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Devils settle score with Penguins, get a win in the process

  Travis Zajac had a goal and an assist, and Cory Schneider made 26 saves, but Jaromir Jagr called unheralded Jordin Tootoo the star of the game for the struggling New Jersey Devils. Tootoo didn't figure in the scoring as the Devils beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-1 on Monday night. However, Tootoo contributed with his fists, twice fighting Penguins defenseman Robert Bortuzzo in...
Via AP on Fox
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Devils’ Jordan Tootoo Fights Robert Bortuzzo Twice In Same Period (Video)

Robert Bortuzzo had to defend himself Monday night against Jordan Tootoo — twice. Bortuzzo drew the ire of the New Jersey Devils earlier this month when he delivered a cheap shot on Devils winger Jaromir Jagr. The Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman, who said after that game that he was “OK” with his hit, was slapped with a two-game suspension, but Tootoo decided to add a bit of...
Via NESN.com
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Penguins Olli Maatta tests positive for mumps

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta is the third member of the team diagnosed with mumps. The Penguins issued a statement Friday that Maatta tested positive for the virus and remains in isolation. Goaltender Thomas Greiss and defenseman Robert Bortuzzo tested negative. Teammates Sidney Crosby and Beau Bennett were diagnosed with mumps in the last week. Crosby...
Via AP on Fox
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 31, Penguins vs. Avalanche Recap by @DXTraeger

Missing from this picture are the Penguins' outstanding Third JerseysThe Pittsburgh Penguins hosted the Colorado Avalanche tonight, with the Pens enjoying their fourth consecutive game at home.Lineup changes for the Penguins included Sidney Crosby returning to the ice after missing time with the mumps, Beau Bennett missing his second straight game (mumps), and after numerous call...
Via PensInitiative
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Mumps test continue for Penguins: Fleury, Maatta, and Bortuzzo test for illness

Mumps running wild: #BREAKING: Pittsburgh #Penguins announce: Marc-Andre Fleury, Olli Maatta, and Robert Bortuzzo being tested for mumps. http://t.co/hXyO5az58W — KDKA (@CBSPittsburgh) December 17, 2014  
Via The Pensblog
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Defining a late hit in Pittsburgh by @ChicksDigHockey

I would never want to be an on-ice official in the NHL.  Twice in the span of 3 games, the Pens were penalized in controversial  situations. First, Robert Bortuzzo was given a two game suspension for his hit to Jaromir Jagr on December 2nd. If you read columnist Dejan Kovacevic, you know he took exception with the NHL’s explanation of the suspension of Bortuzzo. He cited a column...
Via PensInitiative
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Devils-Maple Leafs Preview

The last time the Toronto Maple Leafs lost at Air Canada Centre, a fan tossed a jersey on the ice in disgust. They've won all four games there since with a visit from the struggling New Jersey Devils up next. The Maple Leafs seek a fifth straight home win Tuesday night as they face the Devils for the first time this season. Toronto (13-8-3) appeared lost during a recent three-game...
Via AP on Fox
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Robert Bortuzzo Suspended Two Games For Hit on Jaromir Jagr

Credit: Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press After a hearing with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety this afternoon, Penguins defenseman Robert Bortuzzo was suspended two games for his hit on Devils forward Jaromir Jagr in Tuesday night’s game. Jagr did not return to the game after the incident. This will be Bortuzzo’s first career suspension as he will forfeit $6,451.62. With...
Via The PensNation
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Penguins F Bortuzzo suspended two games for hit on Jagr

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh Penguins forward Robert Bortuzzo has been suspended two games by the NHL for an illegal hit on New Jersey's Jaromir Jagr on Tuesday night. Bortuzzo collided with Jagr late in the second period of Pittsburgh's 1-0 win. Jagr was skating down the right side when he sent a centering pass in front of the net. Bortuzzo hit Jagr with his right shoulder, slamming...
Via AP on Fox
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Penguins' Bortuzzo suspended 2 games for hit

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh Penguins forward Robert Bortuzzo has been suspended two games by the NHL for an illegal hit on New Jersey's Jaromir Jagr on Tuesday night. Bortuzzo collided with Jagr late in the second period of Pittsburgh's 1-0 win. Jagr was skating down the right side when he sent a centering pass in front of the net. Bortuzzo hit Jagr with his right shoulder, slamming...
Via AP on Fox
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL suspends Bortuzzo two games for violent hit on Jagr

The NHL suspended Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Robert Bortuzzo two games Wednesday for a late hit on New Jersey Devils forward Jaromir Jagr during Tuesday’s game at Consol Energy Center. In its video explanation of the ruling, the Department of Player Safety used terms such as “extreme lateness” and “predatory nature” for a hit that resulted in “significant head contact...
Via NESN.com
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Open Thread 12/3: News Around the NHL

- Yesterday, the NHL handed down a $100,000 fine to the LA Kings for allowing the suspended Slava Voynov to participate in an optional practice before their game vs. the Bruins last night. Voynov, who was charged with felony domestic violence and is possibly facing deportation, was suspended by the league in October. The NHL & NHLPA recently came to an agreement that would allow...
Via NY Rangers Blog
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Robert Bortuzzo Absolutely Crushes Jaromir Jagr, Faces Hearing (Video)

Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Robert Bortuzzo evidently doesn’t respect his elders. Bortuzzo absolutely demolished 42-year-old Jaromir Jagr during the Penguins’ 1-0 win over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday. Bortuzzo, who is 17 years Jagr’s junior, wasn’t penalized, but the blue liner still could face discipline for the late hit. The NHL Department of Player Safety announced...
Via NESN.com
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 24 – Another injury and another win, Pens top Devils 1-0

By: Meesh Shanmugam Pens 1  Devils 0 Record: 17-5-2 Goals Malkin (12) from Comeau, Megna Click here to read the goal assessments Penalties Malkin (hooking) – Overly Aggressive (hooks Josefsen in the Devils zone to steal the puck from him in front of the Devils net) Ehrhoff (interference) – Unnecessary (gets in the way of Ruutu off of a faceoff to keep him away from a loose...
Via The PensNation
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Penguins' Bortuzzo to have hearing after hard hit on Devils' Jagr

Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Robert Bortuzzo will have a hearing with the league as a result of his hit on Jaromir Jagr that knocked the New Jersey Devils right winger out of Tuesday's game. The league tweeted that there will be a hearing but declined to give the specifics about the day and time. Jagr was in the right corner behind the Penguins' goal at the time of the hit and...
Via Fox Sports
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Robert Bortuzzo Has a Hearing With Department of NHL Player Safety

For those that are saying that this isn't a hit to the head, look a the Gif above. The video evidence doesn't lie.Pittsburgh defenseman Robert Bortuzzo will have a hearing for a late hit on New Jersey forward Jaromir Jagr. Day & time TBD.— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) December 3, 2014Devils not happy with hit on Jagr. DeBoer: "If one of our guys did that to Crosby it...
Via Goon's World
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Robert Bortuzzo should be suspended

In one of the most boring games of all time, this play became the focal point: The GIF: YIKES Some things about this hit: 1. There is an alarming amount of people claiming this is a good hit. Because Bob Errey said it was. 2. Bob Errey is wrong. 3. The puck is in the middle of the slot when contact is initially made. 4. Where is the point of contact?   The correct answer...
Via The Pensblog
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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