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The Senators' opened the rookie tournament in front of a sparse gathering on a perfect afternoon for a snooze at the Budweiser Gardens with a disappointing 4-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Pittsburgh's Jean-Sebastien Dea beat Ottawa goalie Chris Driedger on the power play with 18 seconds left in the third after the Senators blew a two-goal third period lead.
Mar 30, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Robert Bortuzzo and Chicago Blackhawks left wing Teuvo Teravainen chase the puck during the third period at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Pittsburgh Penguins won 4-1.
For some young players, the prospects tournament that begins today might be the final stop before they begin taking regular shifts at a drive-through window. For others - mostly, the ones whose talent is as big as their dreams - it will be their first step down the road to pro stardom.
While playing with the Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League in 2011-12, McNeill's regular defense partner was a 15-year-old named Aaron Ekblad . That's because Ekblad, now 18, was taken first overall by the Florida Panthers in June's NHL Entry Draft.
Sep 19, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Tomas Vokoun warms up before the game against the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports Close your eyes and think about what you would do if a NHL team offered you a contract, or a try out.
In summary, for seven best years of his career, Fleury has been backed-up by a goalie of some note for just one season, otherwise it's been a career backup who played his way out of the league and a trio of AHL-calibre goalies. With the exception of Vokoun, it's a group that any bona fide NHL No.
How will Steve Downie fit in with the Pens? Fleury adamant he wants to stay. Brodeur adamant he wants to play.
Rule changes are fun. They make the game different each year, so you can tell which fans have really been around for a while .
The board of the Urban Redevelopment Authority voted through six agenda items at its September board meeting that are expected to help launch $500 million in new development on the former Civic Arena site as well as seed the revitalization of seven neighborhoods within the Hill District neighborhood beyond it. "This is a tremendous transformational opportunity for our city," said URA board chair Kevin Acklin , complementing Hill District councilman and URA board member Daniel Lavelle , the Pittsburgh Penguins and a variety of other parties engaged in bringing the large-scale plan to fruition.
Ryan Malone of the Tampa Bay Lightning fights with Craig Adams of the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first period at Tampa Bay Times Forum on October 12, 2013. The veteran forward agreed to terms on a two-way contract Thursday with the New York Rangers.
The NHL announced today that the Board of Governors and the National Hockey League Player's Association agreed to a number of changes to the rules for the 2014-15 NHL season. The trapezoid, the area behind the net in which goalies are allowed to handle the puck, has been increased by 2 feet on either side of the net.
MARCH 1: Jonathan Toews #19 of the Chicago Blackhawks in the third period against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series game at Soldier Field on March 1, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. For those fans who were looking forward to the Chicago Blackhawks appearing on HBO's "24/7" ahead of the Winter Classic against the Washington Capitals, we have some bad news to share with you: JUST IN: Sources tell me HBO is done w/ the NHL in terms of producing a 24/7 Series, revolving around Winter Classic or otherwise... The series, which began in 2011 with the Capitals and the Pittsburgh Penguins, profiled each team involved in the outdoor game as they went through the month of December.
For once, there shouldn't be a ton of shuffling in the top 9. At the bottom? Not so fast... Coming off a playoff appearance for just the second time in the team's history, the Blue Jackets ' front office found themselves in a unique position: there wasn't a glaring need to make a bunch of moves to the forward corps. Just the same, while there are some young guys pushing from within the system, there isn't an actual "need" to rush any of the kids.
The Pittsburgh Penguins have a valuable mix of veteran stars and promising young talent heading into the 2014-15 NHL season. Thanks to general manager Jim Rutherford and his productive offseason, it will be exciting to see how dominant this team could be in the regular season and beyond.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:58 am
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