The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins finished the 2014-15 AHL regular season with a record of 45-24-7 under coach John Hynes, good for 97 points and second place in the East Division.
Rookie goalie Matt Murray led the league with 12 shutouts, a microscopic 1.58 goals-against average, and a sparkling .941 save percentage. Fellow rookie Conor Sheary topped the Baby Pens with 45 points...
POSTGAME THOUGHTS: Game 1 | Game 2
By Annie Shean (@JustPuckIt)
The series is even now after a 4-3 Penguins win at Madison Square Garden Saturday night. The Penguins hope to bring the momentum back with them for their first game of the series in front of the home crowd. Both Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz were able to light the lamp Saturday night, but the Rangers were close...
Take that, New York.
In a gutsy effort that harkened back to their glory days, the Penguins overcame adversity—not to mention atrocious officiating—to beat the New York Rangers Saturday night at Madison Square Garden. With the pulse-pounding 4-3 victory, the Pens snapped a four-game postseason losing streak and evened the series at one game apiece.
It was a night of heroics for...
No team in the NHL is more thrilled that the salary cap is gone for the playoffs than the Pittsburgh Penguins. After being forced to play with five defensemen for several games at the end of the season due to injuries to Kris Letang, Christian Ehrhoff and Derrick Pouliot, Pittsburgh’s defense was down to Paul Martin, Ian Cole, Rob Scuderi, Ben Lovejoy and Taylor Chorney. Chorney...
Pittsburgh Penguins (42-24-11) at Columbus Blue Jackets (38-35-4)
2:00 PM – ROOT Sports
Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio
Only five games to go…
The Pens only muster one point from this weekend. They end up with a two-point cushion over the Senators entering their matchup Tuesday night. The Pens win that one 5-0, lose to the Islanders 5-0, then beat the Sabres 5...
Since every team in the league needs to have its NHL roster in by 5:00 PM today, the Pittsburgh Penguins made several roster moves today. Defenseman Scott Harrington was assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton while forward Oscar Sundqvist sent to Skelleftea of the Swedish Hockey League. In addition, the team assigned Zach Sill (forward), Andrew Ebbett (forward) and Taylor Chorney ...
By: Meesh Shanmugam
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...
Photo Credit: Penguins.NHL.com
The Penguins have announced their lineup for Monday night’s preseason home game against Detroit.
29 Marc-Andre Fleury G
60 Matt Murray G
4 Rob Scuderi D
7 Paul Martin D
33 Reid McNeill D
41 Robert Bortuzzo D
44 Taylor Chorney D
47 Simon Despres D
13 Nick Spaling F
16 Brandon Sutter F
17 Blake Comeau F
Following up a successful draft weekend, GM Jim Rutherford dipped his toe into the free agent market with signings that all epitomize the term value. The best bargain signing by far was bringing in Christian Ehrhoff on a one year deal at $4 million. A top four defenseman who moves the puck very well and can quarterback a powerplay unit at that price and term made perfect sense for...
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...