Penguins defeat Wild 4-2 (31-Oct-2007)
The Penguins defeat the Wild 4-2 in front of 18,568 at Xcel Energy Center. The top line of Ryan Malone, Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin were very impressive as Crosby had one goal and three assists, Malkin had two goals and one assist and Malone had two assists. Dany Sabourin got the start in net and made 28 saves on 30 shots.
Pens lose 4-3 to Canadiens after extended shootout (28-Oct-2007)
The Penguins battled back from a 3-0 deficit only to lose 4-3 to the Canadiens after an eight round shootout. Marc-Andre Fleury started the game but was replaced after giving up the third Montreal goal 49 seconds into the second period. Dany Sabourin came on in relief and shut out the Habs the rest of the way while Pittsburgh got goals from Petr Sykora (PP - 3:03 2nd period), Sidney Crosby (8:16 - 2nd) and Ryan Whitney (PP - 18:08 3rd). After a scoreless overtime, the shootout went 8 rounds before Andrei Markov beat Sabourin five-hole with a backhander. All previous 15 shootout attempts failed.
Pens call up Kennedy (27-Oct-2007)
The Penguins have called up C Tyler Kennedy from Wilkes-Barre Scranton. Kennedy has five points (3g, 2a) in six games for WBS this season.
Pens fall to Maple Leafs 5-2 (26-Oct-2007)
The Penguins give up four goals in the third period and lose 5-2 to Toronto in front of 17,051 at Mellon Arena. Sidney Crosby gave the Pens a 1-0 lead when he banged a puck in from the crease at 16:20 of the first period. Toronto tied it in the second with an Alex Steen goal. The Maple Leafs then scored goals in bunches in the third. They got two from Jiri Tlusty (playing in his first NHL game) 35 seconds apart early in the third and then two more 33 seconds apart near the middle of the period. Sergei Gonchar closed out the scoring with a power play goal at 14:51.
Max Talbot left the game in the first after colliding cheek-first into the corner board attempting to negate an icing call. The team is calling it a neck injury with no further information being released.
Pens blank Rangers 1-0 (24-Oct-2007)
The Penguins defeat the Rangers 1-0 in front of 17,012 at Mellon Arena. Evgeni Malkin scored the lone goal of the game at the 44 second mark of the second period. Ryan Whitney passed the puck through-the-crease where it deflected off of Malkin's stick and in. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped all 36 Rangers shots for his eighth career shutout and was the game's number one star.
Pens win pair over weekend (22-Oct-2007)
The Penguins grabbed four points over the weekend by first downing Carolina 4-3 in a shootout victory for Dany Sabourin and then followed that up with a 2-1 Marc-Andre Fleury win over the Caps in front of a Pens fans-filled Verizon Center.
Pens fall 5-4 to Devils (18-Oct-2007)
The Devils beat the Penguins 5-4 in front of a surly crowd of 16,990 at Mellon Arena. New Jersey jumped out to a 2-0 lead near the midpoint of the first but Pittsburgh got the game's next three goals (two of which were power play goals) and were up 3-2 very early in the second. The Pens then were given six straight penalties including a too many men on the ice call which negated a Malkin goal. The Devils got two goals from Travis Zajac on the power plays, the second of which Marc-Andre Fleury vehemently protested since Brian Gionta ended up on Fleury. The crowd showed its displeasure by littering the ice. Evgeni Malkin tied the game at four with a 2-man power play advantage goal at 18:42 of the second. The Devils got the eventual game-winner from Arron Asham near the middle of the third and then reverted to their old defensive ways to seal the victory.
Nasreddine recalled from WBS (15-Oct-2007)
The Penguins have recalled D Alain Nasreddine from WBS.
Nasreddine played two games during the conditioning assignment recording one goal and four penalty minutes.
Pens defeat Leafs 6-4 (13-Oct-2007)
The Penguins win a seesaw 6-4 game against Toronto in front of 19,479 at Air Canada Centre. Pittsburgh opened the scoring with an Erik Christensen goal at 5:09 of the first but Toronto then scored the games next three. Goals from Sidney Crosby, Maxime Talbot and Ryan Malone in the second period gave the Pens a 4-2 advantage but Jason Blake tied it 27 seconds after the Malone goal. Crosby got the eventual game-winner on the power play at 14:38 of the third and Talbot added a shorthanded empty-netter with 50 seconds to go.
The Pens out-shot Toronto 52-27.
Dany Sabourin got his first start of the season but left at the 15:07 mark of the first with a head injury.
Nasreddine sent to WBS on conditioning assignment (12-Oct-2007)
The Penguins have sent D Alain Nasreddine to WBS for a conditioning assignment.
Pens lose 3-2 to Canadiens (11-Oct-2007)
The Penguins lost 3-2 to the Canadiens in front of 17,006 at Mellon Arena in Montreal goaltender Carey Price's NHL debut. After a scoreless first period, the Pens grabbed a 1-0 lead on a Ryan Whitney power play rebound goal at 7:08 of the second. The Habs then scored the game's next three goals before Maxime Talbot took a sweet behind-the-back pass from Evgeni Malkin to beat Price at 3:48 of the third.
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Penguins name three alternate captains (4-Oct-2007)
The Penguins have named Mark Recchi, Sergei Gonchar, and Gary Roberts alternate captains for the 2007-08 season. Recchi will wear an A for each game. Gonchar will wear the A on his uniform during home games this season while Roberts will wear the A during road contests.
Opening Roster set (2-Oct-2007)
The Penguins sent Kris Letang, Mike Weaver, Jonathan Filewich, Jeff Taffe, and Ryan Stone to WBS. Weaver did not clear waivers and was picked up by Vancouver.
Adam Hall signed a one-year, two-way contract worth $525K.