Player News - Penguins

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Kris Letang recorded three points in the Penguins’ 3-2 overtime win against the Panthers on Saturday night.

The defenseman scored twice, including the winner, and assisted once. The Penguins were basically willed to a victory on the backs of two players, Letang and Sidney Crosby, who scored and assisted twice. The duo accounted for 13 of the team’s 35 shots, too. Trevor Daley got two helpers.
Feb 6 - 10:35 PM

Jeff Zatkoff gave up two goals on 44 shots in the Penguins’ 3-2 overtime win against the Panthers on Saturday night.

After giving up a shorthanded goal midway through the third, it didn’t look good for Zatkoff’s chances at a win, down 2-0. All things considered, it was a great outing from the backup, especially after he faced 20 goals in the first period and escaped unscathed. Zatkoff has a 2.74 GAA and .919 SV%.
Feb 6 - 10:34 PM

Ian Cole and Sergei Plotnikov will each be scratched against the Panthers on Saturday night.

In 45 games this season Cole has accumulated 32 PIMs, 71 hits, and 80 blocks. Not too shabby for the defensive defender, however he hasn't played since Jan. 21st. Meanwhile, Plotnikov, who has 32 games to his credit, hasn't played since Jan. 6th.
Feb 6 - 6:50 PM

Jeff Zatkoff will face Florida on Saturday night.

Zatkoff made 13 of 14 stops during Friday's relief effort against Tampa Bay, so he should be nice and warmed up tonight. In 11 games and nine starts this season Zatkoff hosts a 3-5-1 record with a .919 save percentage and 26 goals against.
Feb 6 - 6:05 PM

Chris Kunitz had two assists in Pittsburgh's 6-3 loss to Tampa Bay Friday night.

Kunitz extended his point streak to four games. He has nine goals and 23 points in 48 contests in 2015-16.
Feb 6 - 5:11 AM

Jeff Zatkoff stopped 13 of 14 shots in Friday's 6-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The 28-year-old didn't factor into the decision as it was Marc-Andre Fleury who picked up the loss. Zatkoff has a 3-5-1 record with a 2.73 goals-against-average and a .919 save percentage this season.
Feb 5 - 11:04 PM

Marc-Andre Fleury was pulled after allowing four goals on 14 shots in Friday's 6-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Penguins starter was pulled just before the midway point of the game. The loss puts an end to Fleury's five-game winning streak. The 31-year-old has a 20-11-5 record with a 2.36 goals-against-average and a .922 save percentage this season.
Feb 5 - 11:01 PM

Patric Hornqvist scored a goal and an assist in Friday's 6-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Hornqvist opened the scoring at the 4:53 mark of the first period. Chris Kunitz and Derrick Pouliot picked up the assists on the goal. Hornqvist also added an assist on captain Sidney Crosby's second period goal. He's on quite a run. The 29-year-old has 13 points in his last nine contests. Hornqvist 11 goals and 29 points in 50 games.
Feb 5 - 10:56 PM

The Battle of Pennsylvania will add a new chapter to their illustrious history in 2017, it's just a matter of format.

Scott Burnside notes that while "pans for next year’s Winter Classic remain fluid," Pittsburgh versus Philadelphia in an outdoor venue is a "virtual lock." As it stands now, likely venues are for a match at Heinz Field which is home of the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers. Problem is that if the NHL wants this game as their Winter Classic, the Steelers aren't inclined to budge on forfeiting home field on the last day of the regular season. They're also reticent to potentially ruin their field for a Wild Card playoff game the following week. There's also talk of playing the game at Penn State University, but "the financial demands" appear to rich. Whether they play as the Winter Classic match or as part of the Stadium Series, these two bitter rivals appear set to create history for themselves.
Feb 5 - 9:17 PM

Ian Cole will be scratched against Tampa Bay on Friday night after all.

Through 45 games this season, Cole has managed to put up some nice back end numbers with 32 PIMs, 71 hits, and 80 blocks. Though he hasn't played since Jan. 21st.
Feb 5 - 7:29 PM

Oskar Sundqvist will make his NHL debut Friday night against Tampa Bay.

The youngster will center Tom Kuhnhackle and Bryan Rust on Pittsburgh's fourth line. He has five goals and 16 points in 39 games down on the farm this season.
Feb 5 - 7:08 PM

Sergei Plotnikov will be scratched Friday night against Tampa Bay.

Plotnikov has now not played in a month, last seeing NHL ice back on Jan. 6th against Chicago. Until that turns around, he can't be recommended.
Feb 5 - 6:49 PM

Marc-Andre Fleury will face Tampa Bay on Friday night.

Just once over his last 10 starts has Fleury failed to pick up at least a single standings point, winning his last six straight as well. Though his numbers easily rank among the League's best, Fleury did surrender five goals on 25 shots to Tampa Bay just a few weeks ago.
Feb 5 - 6:09 PM

Oskar Sundqvist has been called up by the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Penguins were responding to the fact that they've lost Eric Fehr for about a month. Sundqvist has five goals and 16 points in 39 AHL contests in 2015-16.
Feb 4 - 6:08 PM

Eric Fehr (lower body) has been moved to the injured reserve list.

Fehr is expected to miss about a month. He's one of those players that's more important to his team than fantasy owners as he doesn't do a ton offensively, but he was a mainstay on the Penguins' penalty kill.
Feb 4 - 6:07 PM


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