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Gameday 32: Florida Panthers at Pittsburgh Penguins

Florida Panthers (14-8-8) at Pittsburgh Penguins (21-6-4) 7:00 PM – ROOT Sports CONSOL Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA It looks like Christian Ehrhoff and Paul Martin will both be out for the Pens.  That’s a huge blow to the defense corps, however it does mean we’ll get our first look at Derrick Pouliot. Pouliot had 20 points in 23 games at Wilkes-Barre.  He practiced...
Via The Pensblog
55 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Game 32 Preview: Flyers hit the road again, battle Leafs in Toronto

The Philadelphia Flyers (11-14-6) are set to begin an eight game road trip. The first stop is the Air Canada Center for a tilt with the Toronto Maple Leafs (19-10-3). This is the first of three meetings between the two clubs and first of two in Toronto. Game time is 7:00. Tonight's game is the second of a three in four stretch. The Flyers will play in Winnepeg tomorrow. Toronto...
Via Flyerdelphia
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins Send Defenseman Joe Morrow Back To Providence

The Boston Bruins announced Saturday they’ve sent defenseman Joe Morrow back to Providence of the American Hockey League. The good news for Morrow is that he’ll get playing time down in Providence. He hasn’t been in the Bruins’ lineup since Dec. 6 against Arizona. Since then, he’s been scratched in the club’s last six games. Morrow had been...
Via NESN.com
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Senators Actively Looking for Erik Karlsson’s Next Partner?

According to the Ottawa Sun‘s Bruce Garrioch, the Senators may be venturing into the trade market to find a defensive partner for Erik Karlsson. If true, it speaks volumes for where the organization think Marc Methot’s recovery is at. Methot, who was activated off the injured reserve (IR) back on December 4th, played in two games before suffering a setback and re-aggravating...
Via The 6th Sens
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

At Last....Derrick Pouliot! by @ChicksDigHockey

The Pens' blue line is hurting....literally.Christian Ehrhoff is out with a lower body injury. Jason Mackey of the Trib is reporting Ehrhoff no longer had a nameplate on a locker inside the Penguins' dressing room, although no corresponding roster move has been made. Not sure what, if anything, that means. Paul Martin has an undisclosed injury although coach Johnston has said there...
Via PensInitiative
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wild activate Matt Cooke, Ryan Carter

The Minnesota Wild are nearly at full strength, and the timing couldn't be better. Minnesota announced Saturday it is activating forwards Matt Cooke and Ryan Carter from injured reserve. The Wild have lost three of their past four games and have three straight home games beginning with Saturday night's game against the Nashville Predators. Cooke has missed 22 games with a lower-body...
Via Fox Sports North
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 31 – Fleury outlasts Pickard as Pens beat Avs 1-0 in OT

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 1  Avalanche 0 Record: 21-6-4 Goals Comeau (11) from Malkin, Scuderi Click here to read the goal assessments Penalties Despres (interference) – Unnecessary (cross-checks McLeod in the back and knocks him over before the puck gets there for interference...
Via The PensNation
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blackhawks C Jonathan Toews' All-Star promo video is totally '80s and awesome

It's hard to imagine anyone beating out Sabres center and Latvian powerhouse Zemgus Girgensons for NHL All-Star vote dominance, but Jonathan Toews and his fellow Chicago Blackhawks are certainly giving it a fun go.  In a totally radical All-Star vote promotion, the Blackhawks released this awesomely '80s clip featuring Chicago captain Toews and some of his teammates — outfitted...
Via Fox Sports
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lineup notes: Derick Brassard returns to the lineup

Derick Brassard will return to the lineup tonight after missing a few games with the mumps. Brassard was the second Ranger (Tanner Glass) to contract the mumps, but is not the last. Lee Stempniak is no longer with the team for the moment as he is being isolated with the mumps. The lines will change […] The post Lineup notes: Derick Brassard returns to the lineup appeared first...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins spoof 'Christmas Vacation' in holiday e-card (Video)

The Pittsburgh Penguins wished their fans a happy holiday season with an e-card spoof of the classic holiday movie "Christmas Vacation". We must compliment the video editors for the nice job they did splicing the Penguins players and front office personnel into the actual scenes of the movie. We just hope no one else came down with the mumps during the making of this video.Video...
Via Holdout Sports
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Game #31: Minnesota Wild vs. Nashville Predators 12/20/14 @ 7:00PM CST at Xcel Energy Center

Minnesota Wild (16-2-2)  34pts  5th in the Central 2.80 Goals For (11th) 2.57 Goals Against (13th) 12.4% Power Play (28th) 87% Penalty Kill (3rd) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #11 Zach Parise ~ 11G 12A = 23pts 2. #29 Jason Pominville ~ 7G 14A = 21pts 3. #20 Ryan Suter ~ 1G 18A = 19pts 4. #26 Thomas Vanek ~ 4G 14A = 18pts 5. #22 Nino Niederreiter ~ 14G 3A = 17pts Top 3 PIM’s: 1. #6 Marco...
Via State of Hockey News
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Stars-Oilers Preview

A coaching change hasn't helped the Edmonton Oilers end their losing ways. Things likely won't get any easier Sunday when the Oilers look to avoid a seventh consecutive defeat and halt their home struggles against the Dallas Stars, who will try for a season-high fourth straight victory. A pair of one-goal losses since Monday's firing of coach Dallas Eakins has shown Edmonton (7-20...
Via AP on Fox
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Between the Pipes:12/20/14- Flyers lose Mason to injury; Road trip starts in Toronto tonight

Welcome to Between the Pipes, a look at the Philadelphia Flyers and the NHL through linkage.    Mason hurt in practice, time out of lineup unknown Steve Mason was injured in practice yesterday. GM Ron Hextall doesn't think it's serious: [CSNPhilly-Tim Panaccio] [Broad Street Hockey-Travis Hughes] [The Hockey Writers-Greg Fernandez] Flyers start eight game road trip The...
Via Flyerdelphia
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Key Observations Heading Into Game 32 Between the Panthers and Penguins

By: Nick Richter (@PensNation_Nick) The Florida Panthers enter tonights game against the Pittsburgh Penguins as one of the NHL’s exciting young teams to watch. Panthers prospect and Pittsburgh native Vincent Trocheck along with Brad Boyes are expected to be back in the Panthers lineup tonight against the Penguins. Brandon Pirri and Jimmy Hayes are out for tonight’s game. The...
Via The PensNation
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Are The Boston Bruins shooting for T.J. Oshie?

View image | gettyimages.com If you believe the rumors on the Internet, the Boston Bruins attempting to trade for T.J. Oshie. As a Boston Bruins fan, I can only hope this rumor is true. The Boston Bruins are struggling offensively and a player like Oshie would give the listless Boston Bruins a nice shot in the arm. Of course this trade almost seems impossible due to the fact...
Via Goon's World
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gameday Thread – Rangers @ Carolina; Talbot Extended

The New York Rangers (15-10-4) finish the 4 game road trip against the Carolina Hurricanes (9-19-3) at PNC Arena tonight starting at 7 pm. For a preview, click here. TV: MSG Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM Rangers Game Notes Probable line-up:  Nash-Brassard-Zuccarello Kreider-Stepan-St.Louis Miller-Hayes–Hagelin Glass-D. Moore-Fast McDonagh-Girardi Staal-Boyle Hunwick-Klein Goalie match...
Via NY Rangers Blog
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Short-handed Jackets lose Jenner for 1-2 months

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The injury-riddled Columbus Blue Jackets will be without forward Boone Jenner for one to two months because of a stress fracture in his back. The club placed Jenner on injured reserve Saturday and recalled center Sean Collins from its American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Massachusetts. Jenner had six goals and six assists in 20 games, including...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blues won’t be “overly active” in the trade market

There have been a ton of trade rumors surrounding the St. Louis Blues. Alexander Steen, T.J. Oshie, Patrik Berglund and Brian Elliott have all been mentioned in at least a couple of rumors involving the Boston Bruins and Edmonton Oilers. Based on these reports, it sounded like the Blues were considering a trade which would alter their top-6. However, Jeremy Rutherford of the Post...
Via Frozen Notes
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Short-handed Jackets lose Jenner for 1-2 months

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The injury-riddled Columbus Blue Jackets will be without forward Boone Jenner for one to two months because of a stress fracture in his back. The club placed Jenner on injured reserve Saturday and recalled center Sean Collins from its American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Massachusetts. Jenner had six goals and six assists in 20 games, including five...
Via AP on Fox
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: Christmas wish list

Tis’ the season to be jolly… Well, unless you’re a Detroit Red Wings’ fan. The Red Wings suffered their fifth straight defeat Friday night to the New York Islanders, 2-1. It’s the longest Red Wings losing streak since they dropped six straight about the same time last season from December 7 to 17, 2013. With the holidays upon us and the Wings struggling, why add to growing...
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6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sabres recall Grigorenko for game against Avs

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Center Mikhail Grigorenko is back with the Buffalo Sabres for the second time in a week after being recalled from the minors. Grigorenko was called up from AHL Rochester on Saturday before the Sabres' home game against the Colorado Avalanche. The 2012 first-round draft pick was called up Monday and played in Buffalo's 5-1 loss at Winnipeg the following day. Grigorenko...
Via AP on Fox
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Panthers notebook: Shootout wins are good, but must learn to close out games in regulation

It may only be two games, but in back-to-back shootout victories against tough Eastern Conference opponents, the Florida Panthers look as though they've finally exorcised their overtime demons. Following an historic 20-round shootout victory over the Washington Capitals on Tuesday, the Panthers needed only six rounds in the skills competition to topple the Flyers on Thursday night...
Via Fox Sports Florida
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gameday Live: Blue Jackets vs. Blackhawks

Welcome to Blue Jackets Gameday Live! Opponent: Chicago Blackhawks TV: FOX Sports Ohio (Coverage begins with Blue Jackets Live pregame at 6:30 p.m.) *** If multimedia does not appear, please refresh your browser *** TWITTER POLL BURST
Via Fox Sports Ohio
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Russia WJC Preview: Is It Their Time to Shine?

Tina Comeau/ The VanguardGoalies: New York Islanders prospect Ilya Sorokin, a third round selection in the 2014 draft. Sorokin is the likely starter this year. Currently in his third KHL season, Sorokin has split time with Rafael Khakimov as the starting goalie of Metallurg Novokuznetsk this season.  Sorokin has shown himself to have an ability to play against tough competition...
Via The Hockey House
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets face the hot Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks kept rolling during Corey Crawford's absence, but he's expected to return this weekend. The Blackhawks are also set to get star defenseman Duncan Keith back from an illness Saturday night against the Columbus Blue Jackets, who will attempt to bounce back from the end to one of their longest win streaks in franchise history. Chicago (22-9-1) had won three in...
Via AP on Fox
8 hours ago  |  Discuss
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