Player News - Penguins

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Matt Murray allowed one goal on 30 shots in Pittsburgh's 2-1 shootout loss to the Ottawa Senators.

Murray didn't give up a goal until the 9:43 mark of the third period, but he also allowed two goals in the shootout. Murray now owns a 28-9-4 record with a 2.34 goals-against-average and a .925 save percentage. He could be one of the first goalies gone in playoff fantasy leagues.
Mar 23 - 11:21 PM

Nick Bonino found the back of the net in Thursday's 2-1 shootout loss to the Ottawa Senators.

Bonino's power play goal at the 9:21 mark of the second period gave Pittsburgh a 1-0 lead at the time. Unfortunately for the Pens, the Senators tied the game in the third frame before winning it in the shootout. Bonino now has 16 goals and 16 assists in 72 games this season.
Mar 23 - 11:09 PM

Matt Murray is projected to face Ottawa on Thursday.

Murray was the first goalie off the ice following the morning skate, which is usually a good gauge of who the starter will be. He's been a bit of a mixed bag lately, allowing at least three goals in four games this month. Still, he's 5-1 in seven games with 14 goals against and a .913 save percentage in March.
Mar 23 - 4:37 PM

Bryan Rust took part in Thursday's skate with a normal jersey on, but is not expected to play against Ottawa.

Rust has been out of the lineup since Feb. 9th with an upper body injury. Through 50 games prior to the injury, Rust posted 12 goals and 25 points along with 83 hits.
Mar 23 - 4:07 PM

Jake Guentzel (concussion) was not at practice on Thursday.

Given the nature of his ailment, we don't expect him to play tonight against Ottawa. Consider him day-to-day, for now.
Mar 23 - 1:33 PM

Evgeni Malkin (shoulder) didn't join the team for practice on Thursday ahead of the evening's match with Ottawa.

Which likely indicates that the all-world center won't play tonight, though nothing is official just yet. We'll keep you posted.
Mar 23 - 1:32 PM

Josh Archibald was summoned up from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Thursday.

The 24-year-old has two goals in four career NHL games, both coming this season in three games. Archibald also has 16 goals and 29 points with 39 PIMs in 60 games down on the farm.
Mar 23 - 1:03 PM

Jake Guentzel suffered a concussion on Tuesday, according to head coach Mike Sullivan.

Guentzel left the game after being flattened by Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen (you can watch the play by clicking the link at the bottom of the page). He obviously did not return. We'll consider him day-to-day at this point. It's a tough blow for the Penguins, as they're already without Evgeni Malkin, Carl Hagelin, Tom Sestito and Ron Hainsey.
Mar 22 - 12:49 AM

Matt Murray turned aside 29 of 30 shots in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres.

Murray was able to keep the Sabres off the board in the first two periods, but Sam Reinahrt tied the game at one early in the third frame. Pittsburgh managed to score two goals to jump back ahead. The win allows the Penguins to clinch a spot in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Murray now has a 28-9-3 record this season.
Mar 21 - 9:58 PM

Sidney Crosby scored an incredible one-handed backhand goal in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres.

Crosby split four Sabres players before beating Robin Lehner with a one-handed backhander (you can watch the goal by clicking the link at the bottom of the page). The power play marker came at the 19:51 mark of the opening period and it was the first goal of the game. Crosby now has 41 goals and 40 assists in 66 games this season. He's on pace to score 47 goals and 94 points. Nick Bonino and Conor Sheary also scored for the Penguins, who clinched a playoff spot tonight.
Mar 21 - 9:47 PM

Cameron Gaunce will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against Buffalo.

Gaunce will be scratched in a fifth consecutive game. He's picked up two assists in seven games this season. Evgeni Malkin, Tom Sestito, Ron Hainsey and Carl Hagelin are out with injuries.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 21 - 7:05 PM

Frank Corrado is expected to pair with Mark Streit against the Sabres on Tuesday.

They'll combine to make Pittsburgh's third defensive pairing, and will represent Corrado's first game with them since the deadline deal.
Mar 21 - 3:11 PM

Oskar Sundqvist has been recalled by Pittsburgh on Tuesday.

The 22-year-old pivot has posted 17 goals and 40 points with 46 PIMs in 55 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton this season, which is a massive jump from last season's totals. He has but four points in 22 career NHL games thus far.
Mar 21 - 1:43 PM

Frank Corrado was summoned up by Pittsburgh on Tuesday.

Corrado has managed to post one assist with four PIMs in seven games with AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton since coming over from Toronto. Speaking of Toronto, he posted a goal and 12 points with 14 PIMs in 18 games with the Marlies.
Mar 21 - 1:40 PM

Derrick Pouliot was returned to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Tuesday.

Pouliot added two more games to his ledger during his recent recall however, he's pointless in 10 games with eight blocks and 13 hits at the NHL level this season. He's been more successful in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton with six goals and 18 points in 35 games.
Mar 21 - 1:37 PM


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