11:23 AM EDT, Wed September 19, 2018
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Penguins vs. Sabres: preseason game preview

Penguins vs. Sabres: preseason game preview

Rosters, how to watch/listen, who to keep a close eye on, etc. Everything you need to know for Tuesday’s game between Pittsburgh and Buffalo. The Buffalo Sabres are bringing the heat for their preseason lineup tonight against the Penguins. Well, about as much heat as they can: Our expected lineup for tonight (subject to change). ⚔️Tickets: https://t.co/fOC0FjkdQu pic.twitter.com/ZrFVmsJz96— Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) September 18, 2018 This will mark the NHL preseason debut of No. 1 overall pick Rasmus Dahlin, and it will be very interesting to watch him make his first...
Sep 18, 2018
2018-19 Metropolitan Division Preview: New York Islanders

2018-19 Metropolitan Division Preview: New York Islanders

With Tavares gone, the Islanders look to Barzal and newly hired Barry Trotz to improve on their 80-point finish from last season. New York made a plethora of offseason moves, including the additions of former Leafs’ general manager Lou Lamoriello and former Washington head coach Barry Trotz. The front office finally gets two experienced guys, one coming off a Stanley Cup championship, with their sights set on curing the seemingly everlasting sickness of the Islanders’ organization by offering some stability in a shaky, hostile environment. That hostility comes from one of the biggest...
Sep 18, 2018
Pens Points: Welcome back, friends

Pens Points: Welcome back, friends

After a long summer, your daily source of Penguins news and notes is back and better than ever. Once again, Robbie and Garrett will be running the show, and we hope to kick your morning off right. **wipes away dust** Hello? Is this thing on? Anyone there? Good morning, everyone and welcome back to your daily edition of Pens Points, a feature that runs every morning on Monday through Friday right here on Pensburgh. If you’re a regular reader of the site, then you know the drill. But if you’re new to our community, then consider this a welcome aboard. Pens Points will serve as your early...
Sep 17, 2018
Penguins announce roster for first preseason game in Buffalo

Penguins announce roster for first preseason game in Buffalo

A look at who is going north for the first preseason game of the year tomorrow. The Penguins have announced who is going to Buffalo for tomorrow night’s preseason game. GOALIES 1 Casey DeSmith 35 Tristan Jarry DEFENSEMEN 2 Chad Ruhwedel 3 Olli Maatta 24 Stefan Elliott 50 Juuso Riikola 55 Chris Summers 67 Dane Birks 75 Will O’Neill FORWARDS 10 Garrett Wilson 11 Jimmy Hayes 12 Dominik Simon 38 Derek Grant 39 Jean-Sebastien Dea 41 Daniel Sprong 46 Zach Aston-Reese 53 Teddy Blueger 54 Thomas Di Pauli 57 Anthony Angello 59 Jake Guentzel 64 Jordy Bellerive 82 Jan Drozg Other than Jake...
Sep 16, 2018
Evgeni Malkin: “I want to try my best and try to dominate every game”

Evgeni Malkin: “I want to try my best and try to dominate every game”

The Penguins star center is confident heading into the 2018-19 season Evgeni Malkin spoke to the media on Sunday in a 7:52 second exchange. That’s a lengthy interview by his standards, and his focus was on display. “I don’t want to be a guy who wins three Cups and stops playing, just be a nice guy,” Malkin said. “I want to be a good player, next five years, next six years. I want to try my best and try to dominate every game. I want to be like a leader should be, a top center in this league the next five, six years for sure.” Malkin, 32, is advancing “aged” status for an...
Sep 16, 2018
Penguins training camp: What Bryan Rust and Willie Nelson have in common

Penguins training camp: What Bryan Rust and Willie Nelson have in common

Day 2 of Pens training camp is in the books What do Bryan Rust and Willie Nelson have in common? Maybe not too much on the surface but in 2018 their paths have crossed a bit. In Willie’s latest album, “Last Man Standing” the Red Headed Stranger sings in the titular track: “I don’t wanna be the last man standing, or wait a minute maybe I do”. The Penguin forward can relate. Rust signed a four year, $14 million dollar contract this past offseason to tie him to Pittsburgh for the foreseeable future. But, with other off-season moves, it basically made him the last man standing in a...
Sep 15, 2018
Mike Sullivan’s father, George, passes away at 81

Mike Sullivan’s father, George, passes away at 81

The head coach of the Penguins will step away from the team for a few days following the passing of his father. A sad day for the Penguins, coach Mike Sullivan’s father George has passed away at the age of 81. Here’s a statement from the team: The Pittsburgh Penguins offer our deepest sympathy to Mike Sullivan and his family on the passing of Mike’s father, George, today. He was 81. The Sullivans appreciate the excellent care he was given at Cardigan Nursing Home in Scituate, Massachusetts. Mike will be taking a few days away from the team to be with his family. Assistant coach...
Sep 15, 2018
Pittsburgh Penguins training camp: Riley Sheahan injury only thing to spoil day 1

Pittsburgh Penguins training camp: Riley Sheahan injury only thing to spoil day 1

The Pens are back on the ice and all was well in the world besides the injury absence of center Riley Sheahan Friday was the first day of Pittsburgh Penguins training camp, and as to be expected it was an exciting one to see all the guys back together for the first time. Sprong - Crosby - GuentzelAston-Reese - Malkin - Kessel"Perhaps the biggest news of the day was the makeup of the line combinations." More takeaways from Day 1: https://t.co/gFqMcx4Xn9 pic.twitter.com/ch2wv2P3JS— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) September 14, 2018 Don’t confuse first day training camp lines with...
Sep 14, 2018
What’s a realistic expectation of Daniel Sprong this coming season?

What’s a realistic expectation of Daniel Sprong this coming season?

The Dutch sniper will finally see NHL ice for the foreseeable future. How should we manage our expectations? You’ve heard it a million times already, but Daniel Sprong’s role for the Penguins this season is one of the biggest storylines coming into training camp and 2018-19 as a whole. He’s far and away their best prospect (listed at 27th of 100 overall by prospect guru Corey Pronman) since Derrick Pouliot, and with a wide open depth battle for top-six duty on the right wing, Sprong needs to establish his presence in training camp as early as possible. Jim Rutherford has said over and...
Sep 14, 2018
Pittsburgh Penguins Training Camp Day 1: Welcome back everyone

Pittsburgh Penguins Training Camp Day 1: Welcome back everyone

It’s the start of a brand new hockey season! Today is the day. The offseason is officially over and the boys are back, the Pittsburgh Penguins are on the ice in Cranberry to start preparations for the 2018-19 season. Here’s how the camp is broken up to start: If you’re coming to #UPMC66 today for the first day of @penguins training camp, here are the practice groups you’ll see. pic.twitter.com/LVGbX6c78r— Penguins PR (@PenguinsPR) September 14, 2018 Team 1, right off the bat has Sidney Crosby and Jake Guentzel and Daniel Sprong on the same team and...Well, thousands of...
Sep 14, 2018
‘Party On Fifth Ave.’ will not be Penguins’ new goal song, but it should be their victory anthem

‘Party On Fifth Ave.’ will not be Penguins’ new goal song, but it should be their victory anthem

The Penguins confirmed that the popular 2011 single penned by the late Pittsburgh rapper will not replace “Party Hard.” In the wake of Pittsburgh-bred, hip-hop phenom Mac Miller’s unfortunate death, a Change.org petition to get one of his most popular songs “Party On Fifth Ave.” changed to the Penguins’ official goal song rapidly spread and cycled its way across the Internet. If you live in the greater Pittsburgh area or, frankly, in the general vicinity of western Pennsylvania, this petition, which has garnered a whopping 29,941 signatures of its 35,000 goal in just five days,...