Well, you couldn’t ask for a better start to the regular season if you’re the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 28 shots for his 250th NHL victory and franchise-record 24th shutout, and Sidney Crosby scored in Pittsburgh’s two-goal first period to lead the Penguins to a 3-0 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night in the season opener for both teams.
After a few short months, the waiting game is finally over. Hockey returns to the ‘Burgh tonight as the Penguins kickoff the start of their 2013-14 campaign.
It’s going to be a while before Penguins fans will get to see Tomas Vokoun back between the pipes.
NBC’s Mike “Doc” Emrick talks Bucs and pucks with Vinnie & Cook on Sportsradio 93.7 The Fan.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — The Penguins ended their 2013-14 preseason with a winning record after a 5-1 victory in Detroit Wednesday night, and despite another disappointing playoff exit this past spring, expectations are once again high with the regular season just days away.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Despite a vote of confidence from head coach Dan Bylsma, GM Ray Shero, and captain Sidney Crosby, the fact there is any debate over who should see more time in goal for the Penguins in 2013-14 points to how far Marc-Andre Fleury has fallen.
Paul Zeise talked about the state of the Penguins with Seth Rorabaugh of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Empty Netters Blog.
The Pittsburgh Penguins’ preseason has begun, and Root Sports analyst Bob Errey is there to break it down with Sportsradio 93.7 The Fan’s Vinnie and Cook.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — The Penguins have promoted Mike Bales to the role of goaltending coach, replacing the recently retired Gilles Meloche, the team announced Monday. Meloche held the job for the previous seven seasons.
CBC Hockey Night in Canada analyst Don Cherry offered a more detailed analysis of Malkin and the Pens’ 2013 season in an interview with Joe Starkey.
Bob Pompeani talked about the Penguins offseason with Adam Proteau of The Hockey News.
Colin looked to the Penguins offseason with Jesse Marshall of Faceoff-Factor.com.
Perhaps the wound is too fresh to even begin to fathom what the Pittsburgh Penguins will look like when they take the ice for the start of the 2013-14 season.
While many Penguins fans were more concerned about the goaltending situation during the Bruins series, Troy gives five areas of bigger concern that many seemed to overlook.