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Pens and Erreything Else: August 17th, 2015

Here is what you might have missed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the NHL, and Erreything Else.  It’s better than everyone thinking that you’re crazy. Taking a mental health day to be with the Mrs. and the minion…so I’ll keep this short… THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS SARGE MANIA!!!!!!! – Only one skater has played in more games that was drafted in the 1992 draft than Sarge…Roman...
Via The Pensblog
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins Sign “Sarge” to a Tryout

In his latest in a string of head-turner moves, Penguins GM Jim Rutherford signed veteran defenseman Sergei Gonchar to a tryout contract yesterday. One of the most popular and revered players ever to don the black and gold, Sergei’s happy about the prospect of returning to the ‘Burgh. “I just wanted to play for that team,” he said. “It’s not about the money or the years...
Via PenguinPoop
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins Bring Back Defenseman Sergei Gonchar

The Pittsburgh Penguins disclosed Friday that they signed veteran defenseman Sergei Gonchar to a professional tryout contract. Gonchar, 41, spent five seasons with the Black and Gold from 2005-2010. The first time that Pittsburgh enlisted the 6-foot-2, 210-pound free agent was Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2005. He was one of the prime components in helping the team capture its third Stanley...
Via The PensNation
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins Sign Sergei Gonchar to a Try-Out Contract

In a move that will surprise nobody who has been watching the Penguins roster building this year, the Pittsburgh Penguins have signed 41 year old Sergei Gonchar to a Professional Try-Out Contract. From Rob Rossi: The Penguins are bringing in a familiar face for training camp. Defenseman Sergei Gonchar has signed a try-out contract and will join the team for its training camp in...
Via The Pensblog
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Canadiens cut ties with veterans Gonchar, Weaver, Malhotra

BROSSARD, Quebec -- Veterans Manny Malhotra, Sergei Gonchar and Mike Weaver will not be back with the Montreal Canadiens next season. General manager Marc Bergevin says he informed all three on Friday. Bergevin says ''they did great service for our team,'' and ''on the leadership side, these guys really helped with the transition.'' The 41-year-old Gonchar had one goal and 12 assists...
Via AP on Fox
May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Montreal cut ties with veterans Gonchar, Weaver, Malhotra

BROSSARD, Quebec (AP) Veterans Manny Malhotra, Sergei Gonchar and Mike Weaver will not be back with the Montreal Canadiens next season. General manager Marc Bergevin says he informed all three on Friday. Bergevin says ''they did great service for our team,'' and ''on the leadership side, these guys really helped with the transition.'' The 41-year-old Gonchar had one goal and 12...
Via AP on Fox
May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Canadiens might want to unleash secret weapon Gonchar in Game 5

Sergei Gonchar might be a few years past his prime, but he has fresh legs, and considering the beating the Canadiens defense has taken throughout this series, fresh legs are a great thing to have ahead of Friday's Game 5. Gonchar also boasts some offensive skill, as he posted 14 points in 45 games this season.According to The Hockey Writers, Gonchar could fit in as a Game 5 replacement...
Via Fox Sports
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Canadiens search for power-play success against Senators

  Being lousy on the power play didn't stop the Montreal Canadiens from finishing first in the Atlantic Division, and being even worse in the first round of NHL playoffs hasn't prevented them from taking a 3-1 lead over the Ottawa Senators. But it is an area they hope to improve as the games get tighter and the postseason tension mounts. The Canadiens' power play ranked 15th out...
Via AP on Fox
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Canadiens search for power-play success

BROSSARD, Quebec (AP) Being lousy on the power play didn't stop the Montreal Canadiens from finishing first in the Atlantic Division, and being even worse in the first round of NHL playoffs hasn't prevented them from taking a 3-1 lead over the Ottawa Senators. But it is an area they hope to improve as the games get tighter and the postseason tension mounts. The Canadiens' power...
Via AP on Fox
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Bolts’ Four Second Period Goals Bury Habs

The battle for the top spot in the Eastern Conference was dominated by the Tampa Bay Lightning as they skated to a 4-2 win at the Bell Centre. A four goal second period was enough to beat the Canadiens, who had won six straight and nine out of their last ten. The first period was controlled by the Lightning, but the Canadiens scored the only goal of the period. After holding the...
Via Lightning Shout
January 06, 2015  |  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
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Gameday Thread: Rangers vs. Montreal; McDonagh Update

The New York Rangers (8-7-4) face the league leading Montreal Canadiens (16-5-1) at MSG at 7 pm, tonight. For a preview, click here. Rangers Game Notes TV: MSG, NHLN Radio: ESPN Radio 98.7 FM Live Stream (Don’t click on ads in stream, may download virus):http://ifirstrowus.eu/watch/299313/1/watch-new-york-rangers-vs-montreal-canadiens.html Probable line-up: Nash-Brassard-Zuccarello...
Via NY Rangers Blog
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Gameday 17: Pittsburgh Penguins at Montreal Canadiens

Pittsburgh Penguins (12-3-1) at Montreal Canadiens (14-4-1) 7:30 PM – ROOT Sports Bell Centre – Montreal, Quebec A pair of first-place teams will be facing off tonight in Montreal.  Pittsburgh, despite numerous offseason changes to the coaching staff, management and personnel, is a team that was expected to be sitting atop the standings.  Montreal, on the other hand...
Via The Pensblog
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Wings look to spoil Canadiens' winning streak

It hasn't taken long for Sergei Gonchar to make an impact with the Montreal Canadiens, particularly on their improving power play. Gonchar will try to help the Canadiens to their longest winning streak in almost five years Sunday night against the Detroit Red Wings in an Original Six matchup (6:30 pregame, 7 p.m. face-off on FOX Sports Detroit). Montreal (13-4-1) was already atop...
Via AP on Fox
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Wings look to spoil Canadiens' winning streak

It hasn't taken long for Sergei Gonchar to make an impact with the Montreal Canadiens, particularly on their improving power play. Gonchar will try to help the Canadiens to their longest winning streak in almost five years Sunday night against the Detroit Red Wings in an Original Six matchup (6:30 pregame, 7 p.m. face-off on FOX Sports Detroit). Montreal (13-4-1) was already atop...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Canadiens-Red Wings Preview

It hasn't taken long for Sergei Gonchar to make an impact with the Montreal Canadiens, particularly on their improving power play. Gonchar will try to help the Canadiens to their longest winning streak in almost five years Sunday night against the Detroit Red Wings in an Original Six matchup. Montreal (13-4-1) was already atop the Eastern Conference despite scoring just three power...
Via AP on Fox
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Parenteau, Weise score 2 apiece as Canadiens double up Flyers

  Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau and Dale Weise each scored twice and Sergei Gonchar had two assists to reach 800 career points as the Montreal Canadiens beat the Philadelphia Flyers 6-3 Saturday night for their fifth straight victory. David Desharnais and P.K. Subban also scored for Atlantic Division-leading Montreal. Brayden Schenn had two goals and Matt Read also scored for the Flyers...
Via AP on Fox
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Parenteau, Weise lead Canadiens past Flyers, 6-3

MONTREAL (AP) Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau and Dale Weise each scored twice and Sergei Gonchar had two assists to reach 800 career points as the Montreal Canadiens beat the Philadelphia Flyers 6-3 Saturday night for their fifth straight victory. David Desharnais and P.K. Subban also scored for Atlantic Division-leading Montreal. Brayden Schenn had two goals and Matt Read also scored...
Via AP on Fox
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

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

The Boston Bruins will play the second of a back-to-back Thursday night against the rival Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre. The first game was a 6-1 defeat to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night. It was the Bruins’ most lopsided defeat since the Detroit Red Wings beat them by the same score on Nov. 24, 2013. Boston called up center Alexander Khokhlachev from the Providence...
Via NESN.com
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins-Canadiens Preview

The Montreal Canadiens may be among the best teams in the NHL this season, but it's certainly not due to their power play. They're hoping a 40-year-old can fix it. Sergei Gonchar is slated to make his Canadiens debut on Thursday night when they try to match their longest winning streak of the season by beating the Boston Bruins again. Montreal's 23 points trail only Anaheim, Vancouver...
Via AP on Fox
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Gonchar trade made sense for Nill, Stars and Habs

Sergei Gonchar's rather short tenure as a Dallas Star came to an end early Tuesday afternoon with the announcement that the veteran defenseman had been traded to the Montreal Canadiens for 32-year-old forward Travis Moen. Gonchar, 40, came to Dallas last summer in a trade with the Ottawa Senators, the first move by then-new Stars general manager Jim Nill who was hired in May. The...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Canadiens acquire defenseman Sergei Gonchar from Stars

MONTREAL (AP) -- The Montreal Canadiens have acquired defenseman Sergei Gonchar from the Dallas Stars for forward Travis Moen. Gonchar missed the first 11 games of the season with a foot injury and has one assist in three games since his return. The 40-year-old defenseman has 798 points (219 goals, 579 assists) in 1,256 regular-season games since making his NHL debut in 1994-'95...
Via AP on Fox
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Canadiens acquire 40-year-old Gonchar in trade with Stars

MONTREAL (AP) -- The Montreal Canadiens have acquired defenseman Sergei Gonchar from the Dallas Stars for forward Travis Moen. Gonchar missed the first 11 games of the season with a foot injury and has one assist in three games since his return. The 40-year-old defenseman has 798 points (219 goals, 579 assists) in 1,256 regular-season games since making his NHL debut in 1994-'95...
Via AP on Fox
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

JETBLAST: WINNIPEG @ MONTREAL

JETBLAST Winnipeg Jets (8-5-2) at Montreal Canadiens (10-4-1) 6:30 p.m., Bell Centre, TV: TSN3  Radio:TSN 1290 Another all Canadian match up comes Tuesday night when the Winnipeg Jets and Montreal Canadiens match up. In their history back in Winnipeg the Jets have not had a good time playing against Montreal, and in Montreal has been even worse. What is possibly the loudest...
Via Winnipeg Whiteout
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Montreal Canadiens Acquire Sergei Gonchar In Trade With Dallas Stars

The Montreal Canadiens added depth to their blue line Tuesday by acquiring veteran defenseman Sergei Gonchar in a trade with the Dallas Stars, the team announced. The Habs sent veteran left winger Travis Moen to Dallas. Gonchar, 40, isn’t a quality defensive player at this stage of his career, but he will add some offensive talent to a Canadiens blue line that has only three players...
Via NESN.com
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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