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PensBurgh 10 mins ago
Pens Points: Almost Halfway There

Pens Points: Almost Halfway There

The first round of roster cuts have been made, Jack Johnson is taking it all in, and preseason predictions are produced. All that and more in today’s Pens Points! Here are your Pens Points for this Friday morning... After two preseason games, the Penguins made some roster moves as they inch closer to opening night. [Pensburgh] The Tribune-Review’s Jonathan Bombulie has offered up a few predictions for some of the more “glaring holes” the Penguins have now that the preseason is well underway. [Trib Live] Jack Johnson isn’t a name associated with a rumor anymore. Now, a week into...
PensBurgh 19 hours ago
The Penguins make their first rounds of training camp cuts

The Penguins make their first rounds of training camp cuts

Some of the Penguins training camp players are headed to the AHL or back to their junior/international teams Having played two preseason games, the Penguins have started to cut down their training camp roster. The @penguins have trimmed their training camp roster to 45 players. Click here for details and an updated roster: https://t.co/Sw7h0SlM0q. pic.twitter.com/bcEt75eias— Penguins PR (@PenguinsPR) September 20, 2018 Forwards Fredrik Tiffels and Troy Josephs, defensemen Dane Birks and Joe Masonius and goaltender Anthony Peters have all been assigned to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton...
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 19 hours ago

Penguins making cuts; Jordy Bellerive, Alex D'Orio two of first to go

The Penguins are trimming their training camp roster on Thursday, an off-day for players.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 20 hours ago

Penguins top pick Calen Addison impresses in 'special' first game

Calen Addison, the Penguins’ top pick in June’s draft, made a pretty pass and an “impressive” first impression in Wednesday’s preseason loss in Detroit.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 21 hours ago

Jason Mackey: The biggest key to Penguins' progress is obvious

Don’t overthink it. If the Penguins are going to get back to their winning ways, they must get scored upon less.
PensBurgh 23 hours ago
Takeaways from Penguins vs. Red Wings

Takeaways from Penguins vs. Red Wings

What we learned and saw in the Pittsburgh Penguins preseason game last night in Detroit Icing another less than full strength roster, one of the more interesting players to focus on last night for the Penguins in Detroit was defenseman Jack Johnson in his fist game in a Pittsburgh jersey. Defenseman Jack Johnson at right, the furthest from the net on a good Detroit scoring chance. Then joined a rush, Pens turnover, immediate 3-on-1 against. It’s only preseason but that’s sum of all fears stuff pic.twitter.com/1SJwA6NKZW— Jimmy Rixner (@Hooks_Orpik) September 20, 2018 As the...
PensBurgh Sep 20, 2018
Pens Points: Two-week countdown

Pens Points: Two-week countdown

Pens fall in overtime in Detroit. DeSmith looks to have the backup job wrapped up. Season ticket holders get special treat in trip to Buffalo. Local kid makes Penguin debut. Brassard back at practice. Another night, another preseason game for the Penguins as we hit the two week mark until opening night on October 4th. Derek Grant and Ryan Haggerty scored for the Pens in what turned out to be a 3-2 overtime loss to the Red Wings. Don’t put too much focus on the result as the team was fielding mostly minor league players. Tristan Jarry posted a strong outing to keep his name in the mix for...

Tristan Jarry shines in Penguins' overtime loss to Red Wings

In his first preseason start, goalie Tristan Jarry stopped 41 shots and a handful of the saves, as the Penguins lost, 3-2, in overtime.

Derick Brassard returns after being sidelined by infection

Derick Brassard had an unexpected hiccup at the start of Penguins training camp. He’s back now and hoping to make up for lost time.
PensBurgh Sep 19, 2018
Derick Brassard plans to use preseason to ‘re-energize himself’ after illness

Derick Brassard plans to use preseason to ‘re-energize himself’ after illness

After missing the first five days of training camp, Brassard is focused on using the remainder of the preseason to re-energize himself for the Penguins’ date with Washington. Before training camp kicked off, forward Derick Brassard was poised and ready for his comeback from injury that affected him in all the way back in the 2018 playoffs. He had every intention of starting off the new season strong and on the right foot, until a minor infection in his chest sidelined him for what will turn out to be a week. “I had a little setback last week,” Brassard said of his illness. “I was...
PensBurgh Sep 19, 2018
Takeaways from Penguins vs. Sabres

Takeaways from Penguins vs. Sabres

Items to know coming out of the first Pittsburgh Penguins preseason game. It doesn’t really matter that the final score last night was Buffalo 3, Pittsburgh 2. Given the lineups of both teams, the homestanding Sabres putting out a much stronger squad — that sounds about right. More important takeaways are how some individuals storylines progressed. The Good Newcomer 24-year-old defenseman Juuso Riikola is emerging as one of the better stories in camp. Late in the game, he scored a goal. Take a look at Juuso Riikola's first in a #Pens uniform. pic.twitter.com/CT5dN7Khuc— Pittsburgh...
PensBurgh Sep 19, 2018
Penguins vs. Red Wings: Pittsburgh lineup and preview

Penguins vs. Red Wings: Pittsburgh lineup and preview

What to watch for tonight with the Penguins up in Detroit Here’s the squad for the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight in Detroit as they face the Red Wings: GOALIES 1 CASEY DESMITH 35 TRISTAN JARRY DEFENSEMEN 4 JUSTIN SCHULTZ 5 ZACH TROTMAN 6 JAMIE OLEKSIAK 50 JUUSO RIIKOLA 73 JACK JOHNSON 76 CALEN ADDISON 83 ANTTI PALOJARVI FORWARDS 12 DOMINIK SIMON 17 BRYAN RUST 25 TOBIAS LINDBERG 36 LINUS OLUND 37 SAM LAFFERTY 38 DEREK GRANT 41 DANIEL SPRONG 47 ADAM JOHNSON 51 JOSEPH CRAMAROSSA 53 TEDDY BLUEGER 56 RYAN HAGGERTY 61 JUSTIN ALMEIDA 80 SAM MILETIC A few youngsters will be pulling double duty...
PensBurgh Sep 19, 2018
Casey DeSmith has likely earned spot as No. 2 goaltender

Casey DeSmith has likely earned spot as No. 2 goaltender

With outstanding performances in training camp and preseason so far, DeSmith has all but solidified the backup role. Casey DeSmith had a very impressive showing in the Penguins’ first preseason game against the Buffalo Sabres Tuesday night, and it’s only added to his strong, growing case for officially being named Matt Murray’s backup to start the new season. When you look at the post-game report, allowing a 3-0 deficit through two periods doesn’t exactly scream “brick wall,” but it’s important to remember the Sabres basically dressed all their skilled starters that’ll suit...
PensBurgh Sep 19, 2018
Pens Points: Coming Up Short

Pens Points: Coming Up Short

Zach Aston-Reese is ready to rebound, Juuso Riikola is turning heads, and numerous young Penguins are eager to show their skills. All that and more in today’s Pens Points! Hockey has returned...sort of. Last night marked the beginning of the Penguins’ preseason tour with a battle in Buffalo against the Sabres. Remember to look at these preseason contests with asterisks next to them. The Penguins did come back from a 3-0 hole, only to have time run out on them as they took the 3-2 loss last night. Here are your Pens Points for this Wednesday morning... After a broken jaw halted his...
Die By The Blade Sep 18, 2018
Recap: Sabres hang on to beat the Penguins 3-2

Recap: Sabres hang on to beat the Penguins 3-2

The Sabres jumped out to a 3-0 lead and held on for the 3-2 win On paper the Buffalo Sabres had the advantage tonight over the Pittsburgh Penguins. They put a pretty heavy NHL lineup on the ice while the Penguins brought a mostly AHL lineup. The Sabres controlled the play in the first period. They outshot the Penguins 14-7 in the opening period. Casey DeSmith made a few nice saves to keep his club in the game, including post to post save on C.J. Smith. Ristolainen was perhaps the best Sabres player to start the game with a few scoring chances and laying a huge hit on Penguins forward Daniel...

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