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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
2 days ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  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
4 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  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
18 days ago  |  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
18 days ago  |  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
18 days ago  |  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
18 days ago  |  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
18 days ago  |  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
18 days ago  |  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...
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18 days ago  |  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
18 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports
18 days ago  |  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
19 days ago  |  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
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Robert Bortuzzo Hits Jaromir Jagr With a Dirty, High Hit

Another night, another dirty hit. This time the ageless wonder Jaromir Jagr is tagged with a dirty, high hit from Penguins defenseman Robert Bortuzzo. In my opinion, Bortuzzo should be getting a call from the NHL's Department of Player Safety. Bortuzzo lands a hit on Jagr who is slow to get up with 2:03 left in the second period. Jaromir skates off under his own power. #NJDvsPIT—...
Via Goon's World
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Gameday 24: New Jersey Devils at Pittsburgh Penguins

New Jersey Devils (9-11-4) at Pittsburgh Penguins (16-5-2) 7:00 PM – ROOT Sports CONSOL Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA In their first meeting, Pittsburgh beat New Jersey 8-3 in one of the more bizarre games this season.  The Pens were down 3-1 at one point, then scored seven unanswered to pull out the victory. Things: - The Devils are on a four game losing streak.  Things...
Via The Pensblog
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 23 – Germans beat the Canes, Pens win 3-2

By: Meesh Shanmugam Pens 3  Hurricanes 2 Record: 16-5-2 Goals Kunitz (9) from Malkin, Comeau Bortuzzo (2) from Martin, Ebbett Ehrhoff (1) from Maatta Click here to read the goal assessments Penalties Bortuzzo (roughing) – Unnecessary (hooks up Staal from behind in the neutral zone and then also shoves him in the back of the head for a roughing penalty) Megna (roughing) –...
Via The PensNation
21 days ago  |  Discuss

What the Hell Happened: Pens sneak by Canes

Kind of weird that the Penguins played without their top-paid offensive defenseman, Kris Letang, and offense from the defense won them the game. Robert Bortuzzo scored this mind bending goal:   Maybe one of the worst defensive efforts in recent history, Carolina. Christian Ehrhoff scores his first as a Penguin Christian Ehrhoff is slowly becoming our favorite dman since Sergei...
Via The Pensblog
22 days ago  |  Discuss

TWEETCAP: Islanders take Round 1

When you look back on this game as a whole, it actually was one of the more entertaining games of the season.  Early goal aside, the Pens looked like dog **** in the first period, but then pulled it together the rest of the way and eventually were able to earn a point out of it.  Round 2 tonight should be just as entertaining, presuming Johnny Boychuk doesn’t hit someone tire...
Via The Pensblog
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 18 – Isles blow lead but hold off Pens in 5-4 (SO) final

By:  Meesh Shanmugam NY Islanders 5  Pens 4 (SO) Record: 13-3-2 Goals Sutter (6) from Martin, Downie Comeau (5) from Kunitz, Maatta Spaling (3) from Hornqvist, Malkin Hornqvist (10) from Malkin, Ehrhoff Click here to read the goal assessments Penalties Letang (hooking) – Bad (loses the puck in the defensive zone and hooks Cizikas back to keep him away from it) Bortuzzo (fighting...
Via The PensNation
29 days ago  |  Discuss

RECAP: Game 18. The Battle Begins

For the first time in so long the Islanders haven’t started 3-13. In fact, they are really good. The core of the Islanders are still mostly around from when they took the Penguins to six games in a tough playoff series a few years ago. But after last years debacle, they needed to prove they can play with the Penguins. And they did. The Islanders are no question for real. They even...
Via The Pensblog
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 18, Penguins vs. Islanders Recap by @DXTraeger

The Pittsburgh Penguins opened a home-and-home series with the New York Islanders on Friday night at the Consol Energy Center.Lineup changes for the Penguins included Robert Bortuzzo dressing for Simon Despres, and Zach Sill remaining in the lineup to occupy the void left by Pascal Dupuis's deep vein thrombosis health scare.Pittsburgh won its previous contest with the Islanders on...
Via PensInitiative
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

What the hell happened: Isles win round 1

Last time we saw the Islanders they weren’t quite ready for primetime. In this one they looked ready to challenge the Penguins for the division lead all season long. The used a three-goal outburst to take a 3-1 lead early. They also led 4-2 at one point. But give the Penguins credit, they battled back and were able to tie the game with under 10 minutes to play. THREE THINGS 3...
Via The Pensblog
November 21, 2014  |  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...
Via The PensNation
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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