In the third period Blake Comeau slid into the boards awkwardly: When asked about it after the game here is what Mike Johnston said: ” I haven’t seen an update there. He left the bench in the middle of the third period and went in the dressing room and didn’t come back. So I assume […]
http://gty.im/460789098 This was one hell of a game. The Penguins fell behind 3-1 in the third period and then battled back to tie it at 3. It was a well-deserved point for the Penguins because they didn’t play horribly, especially considering they were without Brandon Sutter and Steve Downie. The Penguins lost another player, as Blake Comeau […]
Pittsburgh Penguins (22-6-4) at Florida Panthers (14-9-8) 7:30 PM – SN, ROOT Sports BB&T Center – Sunrise, Florida
Looks like all three will be out tonight:
Downie, Sutter and Greiss are returning to Pittsburgh to be tested for mumps, Penguins announce.
— Dave Molinari (@MolinariPG) December 22, 2014
Usually Panther-Penguin games are mundane. Not this one. This game was downright hateful. Couple of reasons for that: 1. Willie Mitchell, the Panthers’ captain for some reason, hates Evgeni Malkin. This happened a long time ago, and Mitchell probably didn’t forget: http://youtu.be/Imv7owJKLic Mitchell and Malkin had a little convo early in this game, and it […]
The Penguins and Panthers really don’t like each other. Good thing they get to play again in Florida on Tuesday night. In a game filled with cheap shots, mocking, hard hits, and players launching helmets at each other , the Penguins got another great performance from Marc-Andre Fleury. Fleury made 45 saves, and was lights out […]
Steve Downie is crazy. He fought the much taller Erik Gudbranson, and then mocked him. And then he challenged the Panthers bench:
The Penguins and Panthers coming into this game weren’t considered two teams that hated each other. After the first period that might change. The first period saw a huge hit on that bloodied Aaron Ekblad, a slash on Sidney Crosby, Willie Mitchell trying to beat Kris Letang with Letang’s helment. Here are GIFs:
There has been a lot of hype around Derrick Pouliot. In his first NHL game he wasted no time showing why. On his first shot, he went upstairs on Roberto Luongo: Boy is that just nasty. A goal scorers goal. Looks like the hype was well-deserved.
Florida Panthers (14-8-8) at Pittsburgh Penguins (21-6-4) 7:00 PM – ROOT Sports CONSOL Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA