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Arizona Coyotes analyst Nick Boyton arrested after biting security guard

It’s been a rough year on and off the ice for the Arizona Coyotes, and their long season took another strange turn on Thursday morning. Radio analyst Nick Boynton, a former NHL player who was hired by the team this past July after an 11 season NHL career, was arrested at Buffalo casino for biting a security guard. An Arizona Coyotes broadcaster has been charged with becoming...
Via Awful Announcing
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

RECAP: Game 74. What is the excuse this time? Pens get trounced 5-2

The Pens just look rough. We keep saying this ****, but it doesn’t really matter that Evgeni Malkin and Patric Hornqvist are out of the lineup. However, you have still built (or at least told everyone you’ve built) a solid team with solid players. It should be almost a guarantee that the Pens will smoke the lowly Hurricanes in late March. Instead…they got run out of the building...
Via The Pensblog
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Don’t bite the hand: Coyotes analyst arrested

Arizona Coyotes radio analyst Nick Boynton has been placed on a leave of absence by the team after being involved in a disturbance at the casino in Buffalo while in town for Thursday night's game against the Sabres.
Via Philly Sports Live
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes broadcaster charged with assault in casino fight

  An Arizona Coyotes broadcaster has been charged with becoming belligerent at a Buffalo casino and biting the hand of an officer trying to subdue the former NHL defensemen. The charges against radio analyst Nick Boynton include assault and resisting arrest. Police say the 36-year-old Boynton became abusive toward patrons and security personnel at the Buffalo Creek Casino at about...
Via AP on Fox
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 74 – Pens look lost in 5-2 loss to Hurricanes

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. Hurricanes 5  Pens 2 Record: 40-23-11 Goals Sutter (17) from Crosby, Lovejoy Cole (5) from Adams, Bennett Click here to read the goal assessments Penalties Lapierre (roughing) – Inconsequential (gets into a little shoving match with Malone in front...
Via The PensNation
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

GIF Cap: Pens vs Canes

3/26/15  – Pittsburgh Penguins vs Carolina Hurricanes (5-2 Loss) GIF’s by @JustPuckIt [Goal 1] Sutter (Crosby, Lovejoy) [Goal 2] Cole (Adams, Bennett) Video Credit: ROOT Sports/Pens TV
Via The PensNation
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Flyers/Penguins outdoor game closer to fruition

GM Ron Hextall addresses season ticket holders at Thursday's annual town hall meeting. (Photo Courtesy of Rob Riches) PHILADELPHIA -- A long-overdue outdoor matchup between the Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins is closer to becoming a reality, team representatives announced Thursday. Speaking at the team's annual town hall meeting for season ticket holders, Chief Operating Officer...
Via Flyerdelphia
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins Will be Tested with a Shorthanded Lineup

Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins handles the puck during a game against the Los Angeles Kings at STAPLES Center on March 07, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Mandatory Credit: Andrew D. Bernstein/NHLI via Getty Images) For the first time in recent memory the Pittsburgh Penguins are actually fighting to retain one of the three Metropolitan division playoff spots. With...
Via The Sports Journal
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

#TBT Classic Mike Lange Calls by @kjcmalakai

Last Tuesday night, legendary broadcaster Mike Lange was honored by the Penguins for his 40 years of calling Penguins games.  This is perfect timing, because this serves as a distraction from the recent spotty play of the Penguins. (Have yinz heard about the cap problems and not being able to dress a full team for tonight?)  Instead, I decided to go through YouTube and find some...
Via PensInitiative
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nick Boynton suspended from radio job after allegedly biting casino security

Former NHL defenseman Nick Boynton has been suspended from his job as a radio announcer for the Arizona Coyotes in the wake of a disturbing incident that took place at a casino early Thursday morning. Boynton, who is in Buffalo for Arizona’s game against the Sabres on Thursday night, allegedly threw a fit after he...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Key Observations heading into game 74 between Penguins and Hurricanes

  By Annie Shean (@JustPuckIt) The Penguins are coming off a 3-2 overtime loss against the St. Louis Blues Tuesday evening at home. Since the Penguins have only 11 healthy forwards the plan was to utilize Derrick Pouliott in an occasional forwards roll, however when defenseman Christian Ehrhoff was lost to injury 5:07 into the game that went out the window. The game appeared to...
Via The PensNation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Daniel Winnik Hitting Stride with Pittsburgh Penguins as Playoffs Near

Daniel Winnik #26 of the Pittsburgh Penguins moves the puck during the second period against the Edmonton Oilers at Consol Energy Center on March 12, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Mandatory Credit: Gregory Shamus/NHLI via Getty Images) Daniel Winnik has had quite the tumultuous season. After leaving the Western conference powerhouse Anaheim Ducks last summer to sign with his...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Playoff Primer #1: The Differences Between the Regular Season & Playoff Hockey by @DXTraeger

The Penguins WILL adapt their play-style....because it's the playoffs. **This is the first of four articles that will run between today and the start of the Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 15th.  The articles will hopefully familiarize Penguins fans with the nuances of post-season hockey and lead to better viewing/watching experiences as the team strives toward its fourth championship...
Via PensInitiative
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues credit Steve Ott’s fight for shifting momentum vs. Penguins

The Blues found themselves trailing by two during the second period in Pittsburgh. The Penguins tallied two goals in 17 seconds and the Blues looked ready to pack it in and coast through the remainder of the contest. Then something shifted the momentum and got the Blues back in the game. Was it an inspirational speech from Ken Hitchcock? A lucky bounce? No, it was a fight by Steve...
Via Frozen Notes
2 days ago  |  Discuss

RECAP 73: A Blue, Blue, Blue, Blue Christmas. Pens fall in OT.

Take this one with a grain of salt, because having Evgeni Malkin in the lineup completely changes the dynamic of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Still. The Pens have now lost 10 of their last 16 at home. They’re 1-4-1 in their last six games. The problem lately had been slow starts, and it didn’t change here. And despite only registering three shots in the first, they were able to...
Via The Pensblog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 73 – Pens blow two-goal lead in 3-2 (OT) loss to Blues

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. Blues 3  Pens 2 (OT) Record: 40-22-11 Goals Comeau (16) from Winnik, Spaling Downie (13) from Spaling Click here to read the goal assessments Penalties Winnik (roughing) – Inconsequential (gets into a shoving match with Michalek after a whistle and...
Via The PensNation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Colligan: 4 Questions on Blake Comeau, Playoff Seeding, and the St. Louis Blues

This a column by Mike Colligan that appears every week on The Pensblog. You can find more of Mike’s work at his site, ColliganHockey.com. (1) Is Blake Comeau healthy? Injuries to Evgeni Malkin and Patric Hornqvist forced Penguins coach Mike Johnston to shuffle lines last week. Blake Comeau found himself alongside Sidney Crosby and David Perron on the top unit.  Based on the...
Via The Pensblog
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kris Letang: Perseverance in a Career Year by @ChicksDigHockey

Kris Letang is the Penguins’ 2015 nominee for the Masterton award which recognizes sportsmanship, perseverance and dedication to hockey. He was nominated last season as well after missing a significant amount of time due to a stroke he suffered in January  2014. The work-up to discover the source of the stroke led to the discovery of a hole in the septum of Kris' heart. While...
Via PensInitiative
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins' Pascal Dupuis out rest of season with blood clots

  Pittsburgh Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis has been ruled out of the regular season and the playoffs while getting treatment for blood clots. The 35-year-old Dupuis hasn't played since beginning treatment for blood clots in November. The team initially held out hope Dupuis could return in time for the postseason. He is prohibited from contact while taking blood thinners to treat...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins F Dupuis officially out for season with blood clots

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis has been ruled out of the regular season and the playoffs while getting treatment for blood clots. The 35-year-old Dupuis hasn't played since beginning treatment for blood clots in November. The team initially held out hope Dupuis could return in time for the postseason. He is prohibited from contact while taking blood thinners...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins GM says Pascal Dupuis won’t return this season

Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports Pittsburgh Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis will not play again this season. Dupuis has not played since being diagnosed with a blood clot in his lung Nov. 19. General manager Jim Rutherford made the announcent on Monday. “Based on the doctor’s report I don’t believe we’ll see Pascal this year, and that’s a big loss,” Rutherford said...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Connor Johnson Foundation Memorial Hockey Tournament & Charity

On a non-Penguins note for a second, I wanted to take a personal opportunity to give out information about an important upcoming charity that supports a fantastic cause, gives you the opportunity to win Penguin-related material, and supports local hockey in general. The benefit is April 11, 2015 and the Brady’s Run Ice complex in Beaver County from 2:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. The benefit...
Via The Pensblog
4 days ago  |  Discuss

RECAP: Game 72. The Penguins are a mess. Win 3-1.

The Pens are in trouble. We’re not gonna be rah-rah, the Pens can do anything they set their mind to. With Malkin and Hornqvist out, this is the perfect time for the Pens to see who can step up and make plays. The answer is: NO ONE. How much better would you feel if Max Lapierre or even Beau Bennett scored a goal or even made a play during this stretch? It would be a sign of life...
Via The Pensblog
5 days ago  |  Discuss

A Tale of Two Penguins Teams by @pghgirl15222

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”  This perfectly describes the team that is the Pittsburgh Penguins. Sometimes when watching them they seem to be an un-stoppable force and other times they are the JV hockey team throwing around ill-fated passes and  a dump and chase that is more dump than chase.  For fans this might be the most frustrating thing...
Via PensInitiative
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Mike Smith shoots the puck off Brandon Sutter and into his own net

Things are getting ugly in Arizona. While fans continue to discuss the team tanking for Connor McDavid, the Coyotes are spiraling out of control. We’ve seen some strange things, such as Mike Smith jumping over the puck to avoid making a save. Now Smith is helping the opposition a bit more directly by clearing the puck off of Brandon Sutter and into his own net. Meet the new Butt...
Via Puck Drunk Love
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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