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Pens goalie situation unclear for tonight’s Game 3; Stepan describes the Staals’ brotherly bond

While the Rangers have their own lineup uncertainty for tonight’s Game 3 at Madison Square Garden as to whether captain Ryan McDonagh returns from a right hand injury (see previous blog post), who will be the Penguins starting goalie is also unclear. Backup Jeff Zatkoff started the first two games as the Penguins won Game 1, 5-2, and lost Game 2, 4-2, both in Pittsburgh. But he is actually third on the Penguins’ depth chart behind franchise goalie Marc-Andre Fleury and preferred backup Matt Murray. Zatkoff, Murray and Tristan Jarry, who dressed as Zatkoff’s backup for the first two...

Penguins notebook: Maatta struggles in Game 2

After dressing seven defensemen and sharing time Wednesday night in Game 1, the Penguins used six defensemen in Game 2 Saturday at Consol Energy Center.
Moon resident J.T. Miller comes back to haunt the Penguins

Moon resident J.T. Miller comes back to haunt the Penguins

New York forward J.T. Miller set a career high with 43 points in the regular season, fulfilling some of the promise the Rangers were hoping for when they invested a first-round pick in him in 2011. Still, he has never been a player who has accumulated points in bunches in the four seasons he has played in the NHL.
Malkin, Rust return to Penguins lineup, Fleury out for Game 2 against Rangers

Malkin, Rust return to Penguins lineup, Fleury out for Game 2 against Rangers

Evgeni Malkin is back in the lineup for Game 2, and Jeff Zatkoff will get his second straight start for the Penguins according to the lineup the team has released.
Goalie Jeff Zatkoff ready to step in again

Goalie Jeff Zatkoff ready to step in again

Jeff Zatkoff’s Stanley Cup playoff debut could not have gone better Wednesday night when he backstopped the Penguins to a series-opening 5-2 win against the New York Rangers, playing the game of his season.
New York Post Apr 14, 2016

‘Terrific job’: Penguins get big lift from third-string goalie

PITTSBURGH — The drama of this first-round playoff series between the Rangers and Penguins started before Game 1 even began on Wednesday night at CONSOL Energy Center, when Pittsburgh’s third-string goalie Jeff Zatkoff led his team onto the ice and then played well in his team’s 5-2 win. Regular Penguins starter Marc-Andre Fleury was looking...
Beaver County Times Apr 13, 2016
Jeff Zatkoff starts, helps key Penguins' Game 1 win over Rangers

Jeff Zatkoff starts, helps key Penguins' Game 1 win over Rangers

Jeff Zatkoff started in place of the injured Marc-Andre Fleury in Game 1 on Wednesday night. He finished with 35 saves as the Penguins won 5-2.
Blueshirt Banter Apr 13, 2016

Rangers Vs. Penguins Recap: Rangers Fall Short In Pittsburgh, Trail Series 1-0

The New York Rangers were unable to overcome a two goal deficit, and were defeat 5-2 by the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 1. The New York Rangers opened up the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs on the wrong foot, and dropped Game 1 to the Pittsburgh Penguins by a final score of 5-2. Unfortunately for the Rangers, Jeff Zatkoff was the center of attention tonight after getting the nod while everyone was expecting Marc-Andre Fleury to return from injury. Zatkoff was absolutely lights out throughout the first period, and kept the Penguins afloat. After out-shooting the Penguins 12-3 during the opening...
PensBurgh Apr 13, 2016

Penguins vs. Rangers recap: Pens weather the storm, Hornqvist strong in Game 1 win

The Pittsburgh Penguins have to start Jeff Zatkoff and have a tough first period, but keep battling and eventually win 5-2 in a tough, wild game that also saw Rangers star goalie Henrik Lundqvist leave the game with an injury. See all the highlights and analysis here. The big news of the open would be Jeff Zatkoff leading the team on the ice. Marc-Andre Fleury apparently wasn't cleared by doctors for the game, so even though he practiced like the #1 this morning, he wouldn't be able to play in Game 1. The Penguins also elected to play 11 forwards and 7 defenseman, basically trading Olli...

Zatkoff, Hornqvist power Penguins past Rangers in Game 1

Jeff Zatkoff wasn’t supposed to play in this game.
Beaver County Times Apr 11, 2016
Penguins' goalie Jeff Zatkoff preparing like he'll play in Game 1

Penguins' goalie Jeff Zatkoff preparing like he'll play in Game 1

Marc-Andre Fleury practiced on Monday for the first time since suffering his second concussion of the season. Still, he doesn't know if he'll be back on the ice for Game 1 on Wednesday. With backup Matt Murray listed as day-to-day,…

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