Player News - Penguins

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The Pittsburgh Penguins will play eight of their next 11 games at home.

The Penguins are a commanding 7-2-1 at home this season, although they are actually a hair better on the road so far. "I think it's important to start playing better at home," Sidney Crosby said. "We've been on the road a good chunk of this month. We want to establish home ice advantage and make sure that we're playing well here. We need to get some momentum going in this building." Pittsburgh is 15-4-2 this season, but the rise of the Islanders has forced the Penguins to compete for the Metropolitan Division title.
Nov 28 - 11:00 AM

Evgeni Malkin had a goal and two assists in Pittsburgh's 4-3 overtime win against Toronto.

Malkin is on a three-game goal streak and six-contest point streak. He has 11 goals and 17 assists in 21 contests in 2014-15.
Nov 27 - 9:50 AM

Sidney Crosby has reached the 800-point milestone.

Crosby accomplished that feat in just 571 contests. Only five players in the history of the NHL got to that milestone faster, with Wayne Gretzky naturally leading the pack at 352 games. Crosby's next big milestone will be 300 goals, which he's just 17 shy of reaching.
Nov 27 - 9:48 AM

Marc-Andre Fleury made 24 saves in Pittsburgh's 4-3 overtime win over Toronto.

The Penguins blew 2-0 and 3-2 leads in the game but eventually fought back to win in overtime. Fleury has just one regulation loss in his last 12 starts (10-1-1). He is now 13-3-1 with a 2.14 goals-against-average and a .924 save percentage. Even though he struggles when it comes to consistency, Fleury should be able to put up a good amount of wins this season.
Nov 26 - 11:31 PM

Blake Comeau scored a hat trick in Pittsburgh's 4-3 overtime win over Toronto.

Comeau scored a goal in the first, second and overtime periods to lead the Penguins to victory. With the long-term injury to Pascal Dupuis, Comeau has had the opportunity to play a bigger role with the club. The 28-year-old now has eight goals and 13 points in 20 games this season. He could be a sneaky add if he keeps playing on Pittsburgh's top two lines.
Nov 26 - 11:25 PM

Marc-Andre Fleury will be between the pipes Wednesday night versus Toronto.

Fleury is having his best regular season yet and will go for career win 301, then again, as we saw in the playoffs last year, it doesn't always translate.
Source: Jason Makey
Nov 26 - 7:52 PM

Beau Bennett (lower body) is projected to miss about two weeks.

He was hurt in Monday's game versus Boston. Bennett has produced a goal and two assists in seven games this season.
Nov 26 - 1:25 PM

Beau Bennett didn't practice with the Penguins on Tuesday due to a lower-body injury.

Bennett was hurt late in Monday's game. His career has been essentially put on hold for the last two seasons due to injuries, but Penguins coach Mike Johnston rose to Bennett's defense against the perception that he's injury prone. "When you look at the injuries he's had," Johnston said, "it's just the way things happen. Maybe it's just a stroke of bad luck. He's trained hard. He was ready for the start of the season. I'm convinced it's just one of those things. For him, maybe this will be the end of it."
Nov 26 - 9:31 AM

To the surprise of no one, Sidney Crosby has more all-star votes than any other forward so far.

Crosby is one of the league's most popular players and is off to a great start with nine goals and 29 points in 20 games this season, so his place atop the list is to be expected. With 87,858 votes, Crosby is beating Chicago Blackhawks forwards Patrick Kane (73,551) and Jonathan Toews (71,734). Jakub Voracek is deserving of more attention than he's gotten though as he has just 27,826 votes despite being tied with Crosby at 29 points in 20 contests.
Source: NHL.com
Nov 25 - 3:42 PM

Kris Letang had two assists in Pittsburgh's 3-2 overtime win against Boston Monday night.

Letang has three goals and 15 points in 20 games. He's dealt with far more than his fair share of health problems over the last few years, but when he's able to play, he's one of the best offensive defensemen in the league.
Nov 25 - 11:05 AM

Sidney Crosby scored a goal and two assists in Pittsburgh's 3-2 overtime win against Boston.

Crosby moved into a tie in the scoring race with 29 points in 20 contests. He didn't record a point in his previous two contests, but he hasn't gone three straight regular season games without a point since 2009.
Nov 25 - 11:03 AM

Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury made 27 saves in regulation and overtime to help the Pittsburgh Penguins edge the Bruins 3-2 in Boston Monday night.

It was Fleury's 300th NHL victory. He is now 12-3-1 on the season. His goals-against average is a nifty 2.09 and his save percentage is .926. While he's a bit on the inconsistent side, Fleury remains one of the NHL's premier goalies and he'll do you more good than bad if he's on your fantasy team.
Nov 24 - 10:13 PM

Evgeni Malkin scored his second goal of the game 32 seconds into overtime to give the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins a 3-2 win against the Boston Bruins Monday night.

Malkin finished off a 2-on-1 with teammate Sidney Crosby for the overtime goal. The goal was Malkin's 10th of the season. Crosby, the Pens' captain, was given assists on both of Malkin's goals to give him 20 for the season. He also scored a goal himself, his ninth of the season. The Penguins have won eight of their past 10 games against the Bruins.
Nov 24 - 10:07 PM

Robert Bortuzzo and Jayson Megna will once again be healthy scratches Monday night.

The Penguins will use the same roster they did on Saturday night when they took on the Islanders, landing Bortuzzo and Megna in the stands to watch their team take on the Bruins Monday night. Both players can't seem to find a way into the deep Pens' lineup as of late.
Source: NHL.com
Nov 24 - 5:30 PM

Steve Downie has been taking too many penalties for Penguins coach Mike Johnston's liking.

Downie leads the NHL with 79 penalty minutes and 17 minors. "We talked about that last week," Johnston said. "We talked to [Downie] about cutting down in that area, for sure. Especially the minor penalties. If you're engaging — if there's a fight or something like that — that's different. But the minor penalties, we've got to cut down." It doesn't seem realistic for Downie to maintain his current pace of roughly four penalty minutes per game, but as long as he's getting regular minutes with Pittsburgh, he's likely to spend a fair amount of time in the sin bin.
Nov 24 - 9:11 AM


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