30 November 2007

Rumors

Hey pens fans,
Well, rumors are flying around involving the Pens. So, here is the rundown of what I have heard.

Recchi may be on his way out of Pittsburgh again. Both Columbus and Vancouver are reported to be interested. I know that Recchi has been slumping, as of late, but he can play better and will again. I hope he sticks around for a while, but Shero needs to do what he has to do to turn this team around.

Sydor is also being shopped by the Pens. His aquisition this off season was one that myself and many others thought was a good fit for the team. However, the season has proved us all wrong. I think trading him makes the most sense.

The Pens are also rumored to be looking at bringing in a veteran goalie, who still has a few games left in him, to mentor Fleury and to share the load. Sabourin has played well, but he cannot fill this role and we need to take care of Fleury, who with the right grooming will likely be our frannchise goalie for the long haul. Rumor is we have been looking at Turco.

25 November 2007

Pens Shutout Thrashers

Hey pens fans,
Tonight, the Pens shutout the Thrashers 5-0. Fleury had the shutout tonight and this is a much needed confidence boost for him. Staal, Malone, Crosby, Armstrong, and Whitney had the Pens' goals. Gonchar had 2 assists and he also left the game early with a groind injury. Malkin's point streak has ended, as he had no points tonight. It was a good game all around. Malone played one of his stronger games and Staal finally got a goal. Crosby played a good game, as well. The Pens' next game is not until Friday against Dallas.

23 November 2007

Pens Get a Much-Needed Win Against Sens

Hey pens fans,

Last night's game could be a big moment for the Pens. In the shoot out, we have some serious shooters, including Ruutu. Many people are suprised by his use there, but, when he is given the opportunity, he does quite well at it.

Fleury still has not quite found his game, but at the same time maybe he needs a little more room to breathe, before he is pulled from a game.

The team played well, as a whole. This is the type of performance we need to see night in and night out.

Ryan Malone played a agreat game. We all knew he was capable of that type of performance. We just wish that we saw it more often.

That is about it for the game. Sorry for the late post, but holiday shopping and a trip to the emergency room ensued. Evereyone is okay.

Quick rumor

look for Shero to shake it up a bit and soon...

21 November 2007

Pens Lose to Devils

Hey pens fans,
The Pens lost 2-1. Malkin had the only Pens' goal and he was unassisted. This was a tough night for the Pens. Unfortunetly for the Pens, Brodeur played a great game. There were a lot of shots that could have beaten a lesser goalie. The officiating tonight was something that was questionable, at times. I am not one for official bashing, but there were a few calls that really needed a better night. There were also somme questionable non-calls. One thing that did anger me was the fact that there was no whistle when Eaton when down behind the night, when we were on the PK. That should have been a whistle and I see no reason why it wasn't. He was obviously hurt. The Pens need to put this game behind them and hope that if they keep working hard a win will come.

Talbot Out

Hey pens fans,
Talbot sprained his ankle in practice. He will miss tonight's game and likely a week or so of action. More after the game...

18 November 2007

Pens Lot in OT on Saturday to the Rangers

Hey pens fans,
Sorry, for the late post, but life happened. You know how that goes, I am sure. On to the game.

The Pens lost in the ot, but overall played a good game. Fleury seemed to be himself, though I am giving him the benefit of the doubt on that one goal. Crosby played a strong game. Gonchar was sketchy, at best in that game. Hopefully, we get a win soon.

15 November 2007

Pens get a Win Against the Isles

Hey pens fans,
Tonight, the Pens defeated the Islanders 3-2 at the Mellon Arena. Gonchar and Sykora had the first two goals and Georges Laraque got the game winner. Marc-Andre Fleury was in goal and was playing like the Fleury we remembered, that had recently seemed like a distant memory. He needed a good game and he got it. This should do wonders for his confidence. It was a good game all around and the Pens need to keep this up.

13 November 2007

Pens Fall to Devils 3-2

Hey pens fans,
Sorry, this post is so late, but my internet was down for almost 24 hours. It is hard to beleive that these are the same devils we beat 5-0 recently. Granted we did not play like those same Penguins either. The Pens need to put these last few games behind them and move on.

11 November 2007

Rough Weekend for the Pens

Hey pens fans,
Well, the Pens had a bit of a tough night on Saturday in Philly. They lost 5-2. The Pens were so close to being able to make the big plays and when they looked like they just might make it, they crumbled. This is a talented team and they have so much potential. They just fall short, too often. They can be so much better than they played. Hopefully, they ca gt back in their rhythm and play well against New Jersey. We need the win.

08 November 2007

Pens Fall to Rangers 4-2

Hey pens fans,
Tonight, the Pens took on the New York Rangers and lost. Gonchar and Recchi had the Pens two goals. Fleury was in goal. The Pens had a good effort for most of the night and just couldn't pull it out. It was unfofrtunate, but I could not seem to figure out one major weakness in the game. The Pens need to get on a run and win a few in a row. It would do wonders for their confidence.

07 November 2007

Pens Lose to Flyers

Hey pens fans,
Tonight, the Pens lost 3-1 to the Flyers, at the Mellon Arena. Malone had the Pens lone goal and was assisted by Crosby and Malkin. Sabourin was in goal stopping 17 of 20 shots. This was not the best night for our Pens. It was definetly not like the New Jersey game. The Pens seemed okay early on and then then went into a slump mid-game. they came back to life in the third, but it just wasn't enough to comeback.

All-Star Weekend

Hey pens fans,
It is official this is one blogger, who will be in Atlanta for all the All-Star festivities this January. Just thought that I would share my news.

05 November 2007

Pens Defeat Devils 5-0 Sabourin Gets his first NHL Shutout

Hey pens fans,
Tonight, the Pens defeated the Devils 5-0. Dany Sabourin recorded his first NHL shutout. The Pens goals were, as follows: Crosby (PP) assisted by Sykora, Gonchar; Hall assisted by Orpik and Talbot; Sykora assisted by Malkin; Christensen assisted by Talbot and Laraque; Crosby assisted by Orpik. Tonight, the Pens came out flying and they definetley played well. It was a great effort by the team and this is what we need to see more of.

03 November 2007

Pens let a 2-0 Lead Slip Away Against the Isles

Hey pens fans,
Tonight, the Pens played the Isles on the Island. Malone had the Pens' first goal on the night. Tyler Kennedy's first goal that almost was not definetly stands out as a moment to remember. It also put the Pens up 2-0. The Islanders came back to make it 2-1. In the third Satan tied thae game at 2 for the Isles. Satan scores again to make it 3-2 Isles with 2:41 remaining in the third. The Islanders go on to win 3-2.

Fleury looked better in the game tonight and he seems to be more confident. They blew a 2-0 lead by letting the Isles get 3 unanswered goals. The Pens played better than the way they let the game slip reflects, but they need to learn to protect a lead.

01 November 2007

Pens Fall to Avalanche 3-2 and Some Thoughts

Hey pens fans,
Well, tonight the Pens lost to the Avalanche 3-2. Crosby had both goals and the Pens were up 2-0. The second period was a bit of a disaster for the Pens and the third period was scoreless. Crosby played a great game and I am not just saying that because he scored 2 goals. Sidney played like a man possessed on both ends of the ice. It was a strong game for our young captain on his first trip to Colorado. Crosby was going to win this game. Unfortunetly, the team, as a whole, could not pull it off. This wasa one of those nights, where Sid's play was astounding. The game slipped from the Pens and let the Avs get control. This was a hard loss for a game that we should have one. Another hit to the team was Whitney's injury, which I am hearing is a groin injury. This was a hard loss...

Penguins to Induct Cofey and Locker Room Assistant Sciulli into Team's Hall of Fame

Hey pens fans,
The Pensuins have announced that they will induct Paul Coffey into their Hall of Fame, as well as, locker room assistant Frank Sciulli. Coffey spent 5 years with the Pens during the cup era. He was a key part to the teams success. Sciulli was a locker room assistant from 1967 until he passed away this past summer. Coffey will be inducted as a player and Sciulli will be inducted as a builder.
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