31 October 2006

Happy Halloween!

Hey pens fans,
FYI for anyone who didn't know the Pens have decided to keep Jordan Staal here in Pittsburgh. On the other hand, Kris LeTang has been sent back to his Canadian Junior Team. Eric Cairns has been recalled from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton after his rehab stint there. As, October comes to an end, I think that the hockey world is blinking is amazment at the progress the Pens have made. No one thought we would be a formidable opponent for a fews years. This Octoer has been one of the best, not only recently, but in team history. Now don't go bet your life savins that the Pens will win the the cup this yeaer, but they are a force to be reckoned with. Hopefully, this trend continues throug there Western road trip, which begins in LA, with a 10:30 pm face off time here on the east coast.

28 October 2006

Pens Slaughter Flyers


Hey pens fans,

Tonight, the Pens took on the Flyers in Philly. The final score was 8-2 Penguins. Congratulations to Sidney Crosby on his first NHL Hat trick. The Pens goals were as follows.


1st goal scored by Crosby from Whitney and Melichar

2nd goal scored by Talbot (Shorthanded)

3rd goal scored by Talbot from Gonchar and Welch

4th goal scored by Crosby from Malkin and Eaton

5th goal scored by Crosby (unassisted)

6th goal scored by Malkin (Powerplay) from Gonchar and Whitney

7th goal scored by Recchi from Staal and Malkin

8th goal scored by Moore from LeClair and Ouellet


Fleury was in goal stopping 31 of 33 shots on net.


This was definetly a great game. It was fun to watch and it was especially great because it was a win against the Flyers. The Pens head out West nenxt week and will take on the Kings in LA on Wednesday,


26 October 2006

Penshockey Poll

Hey pens fans,
I just wanted to let you know that I have been having some problems with the Penshockey Poll, as you will notice it is currently missing from the site. I have tried multiple hosting services for it and none seem to work properly. Does anyone know of a good place to host a poll? If any one knows of a good service please leave it as a comment. I will continue to try to get a Poll to work, but that may take awhile. Any help would be appreciated.

24 October 2006

Pens Win!

Hey pens fans,
Tonight the Pens defeated the New Jersey Devils at the Mellon arena 4-2. this is the Pens third win in a row. Then Pens first goal of the game was scored by Ekman assistd by Eaton. Then Crosby scored assisted by Malkin and Whitney. The third goal was by Staal assisted by Ekman and Recchi. the fourth and final goal was by Malkin assisted by Crosby and Whitney. Fleury was in goal stopping 20 of 22 shots on net. then Pens next game is Saturday in Philadelphia.

22 October 2006

Penshockey Poll: What is your favorite Hockey Movie?

Hey pens fans,
The results are in and it is a tie between the Mighty Ducks and Miracle. If annyone has a sugestion for a poll question feel free to email it to me @ pensfan17148@msn.com and I might use it.

Malone


Hey pens fans,
I forgot to mention in my last post that Ryan Malone broke his arm last night and will miss about 6 weeks.

21 October 2006

Pens defeat Blue Jackets

Hey pens fans,
The Pens defeated the Blue Jackets today, by a score of 5-3.
The goals were...
Gonchar (PP) from Ouellet and Whitney
Gonchar (PP) from Recchi and Malone
Staal (SH) from Recchi and Scuderi
Malkin (PP) from Crosby and Ouellet
Staal (SH) unassisted
What a game. Gonchar had 2 points, Recchi had two points, Ouellet had 2 points, and Staal had 2 shorthanded goals. No even strength goals at all for the Pens. Fleury was in goal stopping 36 of 39 shots.

19 October 2006

Pens defeat Islanders in OT/Metallurg Lawsuit

Hey pens fans,
Tonight the Pens took on the New York Islanders and won 4-3 in overtime. Then Pens first goal was scored by Ouellet from Malkin and Crosby. The second goal was scored by Ekman from Gonchar and Crosby. The third goal was scored by Malkin from Crosby anWhitney. In overtime Sergei Gonchar netted the game winning goal assisted by Whitney and Ekman. Fleury was in goal tonight stopping 34 of 37 shots faced.

Now on to Russia. Today, the Metallurg Magnitogorsk hockey club, for whom Malkin used to play, filed an antitrust lawsuit against the Penguins. They are still claiming he should not be allowed to play here, because he is under contract with them. They are also asking for unspecified damages from both the Penguins and the NHL.

18 October 2006

Pens Fall to Devils/Malkin nets first NHL Goal

Hey pens fans,
Tonight, the Pens took on the New Jersey Devils at the Mellon Arena for Sidney Crosby Bobblehead night and Malkin's first NHL game. The Pens lost that onctest 2-1. The lone goal that slipped by Brodeur was Malkin's 1st in the NHL and he was assisted by Mark Recchi. Fleury was in goal for the Pens and stopped 32 of 34 shots. One thing the Pens did do tonight was lead in shot, which is a rarity for this club with 38 (37 of which Brodeur Stopped). This was Brodeur's 450th win. The Pens take on the Islanders next.

16 October 2006

Malkin


Hey pens fans,

Malkin is expected to play Wednesday night (10.18.06) at the Mellon Arena, when the Pens take on the New Jersey Devils.

14 October 2006

Pens Fall to Hurricanes

Hey pens fans,
Well, tonight the Penguins lost to the Carolina Hurricanes at the Mellon Arena. The final score was 5-1. The Pens lone goal was scored by Letang from Gonchar and Ekman. Trevor Letowski of the Hurricanes was taken off on a stretcher after a colliding with Colby Armstrong. There was a large pool of blood on the ice. His neck was put in a brace and he was put on a backboard. EArly reports are saying that he has a large gash on his forehead, probably from falling face first on the ice and he is moving his limbs. Hopefully he is okay. Also, Marc-Andre Fleury left the game in the second period. He has a bruise on his forehead and a cut above his left eye. He sat out the remainder of the game. No word on if he will miss any games due to this. Malkin is expected to be back in the Pens lineup within the next week or so. Speculation is that it will be for Wednesday's home game at the Mellon Arena, which is Sidney Crosby Bobblehead night.

12 October 2006

Pens defeat Rangers


Hey pens fans,

Tonight, the Pens took on Jaromir Jagr and the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. The final score was 6-5 Pens. Jordan Staal opened up the scoring in the second period with his first NHL goal it was shorthanded and unassisted. Then the Rangers scored twice with goals by Jagr and Cullen. Then Letang got his first from Crosby and Gonchar on the power play. Hall added a tally for the Rangers. Then Ouellet scored from Recchi and Crosby. At the end of the second it was 3-3. Then ini the third Whitney scored on the Powerplay from Crosby and Armstrong. The Rangers scored on a goal from Nylander. Whitney then added another goal for the Pens from Armstrong and Moore. The Rangers scored again on a goal from Shanahan. Then Crosby lit the lamp assisted by Recchi and Ouellet.

08 October 2006

Pens Fall to Red Wings

Hey pens fans,
Tonight, the Pens took on the Detroit Red Wings at the Mellon Arena. The final score was 2-0 Detroit. Marc-Andre Fleury was in goal for the Pens. Their next game is Thursday in New York against the Rangers.

06 October 2006

Pens Win! 4-0

Hey pens fans,
Tonight, the Pens faced-off against the Flyers in the home opener. The final score was 4-0 Pens. Fleury had the shuout stopping 40 shots. Ouellet opened up the scoring with his first assisted by Ruutu. A few minutes later Ruutu scored assisted by Ouellet and Moore. The third goal of the game was by Crosby from Ekman and Scuderi. Melichar rounded out the scoring for the nighgt assisted by Crosby and Armstrong. Also, Mario Lemieux's number 66 is retired once again the banner was up in the rafters for the start of the game and Mario's Birthday. The pens next game is Saturday against Detroit.

04 October 2006

Sold

Hey pens fans,
Businessman Jim Balsillie, from Hamilton, Ontario, has signed a letter of initent to buy the Pens and the price a reported $175 Million. He has said he would move the team to Hamilton, but he has also said he would keep the team in Pittsburgh if a new arena was built. Well, the fans want the team here, and reportedly the NHL wants to keep the team here. The sale of the team could be announced as early as tomorrow, October 5th, which is the home opener, and Mario's birthday.

Sabourin gone; Orpik injured

Hey pens fans,
The Vancouver Canucks claimed goaltender Dany Sabourin,who the pens placed on waivers to free up a spot to get Chris Thorborn.
Brooks Orpik had sustained an injury to his hand, in a scrimmage. It has apparently gotten worse. He will miss the opener tomorrow night and may require surgery.

03 October 2006

Chris Thorburn

Hey pens fans,
The Pens claimed Chris Thorburn off of waivers from Buffalo.


02 October 2006

Stall, Letang make team, players sent down, fleury, roster

Hey pens fans,
Well, Jordan Stall has made the team and has signed a contract. Crosby, Malkin, Stall, oh the possibilites, once Malkin is back, that is. Also, Kristopher Letang has made the team. Now both Letang and Stall are not up here definetly, if they play in nine or less games they could be reassigned to their previous teams in the QMJHL and OHL, respectivly and it would not count towards their contracts.

Then Pens also reassigned Forwards Daniel Carcillo, Libor Pivko, Ryan Stone and Maxime Talbot and defenseman Noah Welch to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

Marc-Andre Fluery is expected to start in goal at the opener on thursday.

The following link is to the Penguins Official Roster as of 4:30 pm today 10/2/06. http://www.pittsburghpenguins.com/team/TCRoster100206.pdf

01 October 2006

Pens Fall to Sabres

Hey pens fans,
Last night the Pens lost aother preseason game to the Sabres. The Pens first goal of the egame was from Michel Ouellet, assisted by Moore and Orpik. Their second an final goal was from Ryan Malone assisted by Whitney and Stone. Malkin skated witht the team and Crosby, but did not play. Maybe he will be back sooner than we thought? Crosby made the trip, but did not play and LeClair, Recchi, Gonchar stayed in Pittsburgh.
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