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They Face Each Other Again Today

from Tom Gulitti of NHL.com,

Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin have had many memorable showdowns over their first 15 NHL seasons.

Peter Laviolette was previously restricted to observing and admiring those battles between the Pittsburgh Penguins center and Washington Capitals forward from afar. So the new Washington coach is looking forward to his first up-close look at the rivalry when Crosby and the Penguins host Ovechkin and the Capitals at PPG Paints Arena on Sunday (noon ET; NBC, SN).

It will be the first of eight games between Washington and Pittsburgh in the MassMutual East Division this season and the 78th time Ovechkin and Crosby will play each other in the NHL, including the regular season and the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

"For so long when these two teams, Pittsburgh and Washington, have squared off, it made noise and it made noise because of these guys," Laviolette said. "They've been elite for a long time, and I think that always makes for good hockey. It makes for a good story."

Part of the story this time is the Penguins are desperate for a win after opening the season with two losses to the Philadelphia Flyers. Crosby scored a goal in each of those defeats.

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Video- Jared McCann Will Have A Hearing Today

via NHL.com,

Jared McCann will have a hearing with NHL Department of Player Safety on Saturday.

The Pittsburgh Penguins forward is facing discipline for elbowing Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Travis Sanheim on Friday.

Watch the elbow below.

update 3:52pm, He was fined 10K, see the comments.

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Sloppy Play In Philadelphia’s Win Over Pittsburgh

from Seth Rorabaugh of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,

Observations from the Penguins’ 6-3 loss to the Flyers:

This contest was not the best display of hockey. Sure, it was entertaining, particularly if you live east of Harrisburg. There were lots of goals, plenty of skating and relatively little defense.

It looked like something from the 1980s, particularly when you consider how poorly the Penguins used to play in Philadelphia in that era. The only things missing were mullets and brown goaltender pads.

But it was sloppy. There wasn’t a ton of cohesion on either side of the puck. The Penguins and Flyers looked exactly like two teams that had a brief training camp after largely being off the ice for the better part of 10 months.

That will probably be how this season goes for the entire league, at least in the early stages.

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Below, watch the game highlights.

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Four Teams Show Interest In Playing Home Games Under The Sky

from Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet,

Let’s begin this quickie blog with a caveat: it’s a long shot.

But…at least four NHL teams are investigating the possibility of playing home games in outdoor stadia if it will allow them to have fans in attendance.

Again, there are no guarantees in COVID times, “but it is being explored,” one executive said Wednesday.

None of the clubs would comment, but they are Anaheim, Boston, Los Angeles and Pittsburgh. According to multiple sources, it was the Kings who first considered the idea several months ago. Owner Anschutz Entertainment Group also owns Dignity Health Sports Park, located 15 miles from the Kings’ home, Staples Center.

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Matt Murray Headed To Ottawa

Penguins tweet,

The Penguins have acquired forward Jonathan Gruden and a 2020 second-round draft pick (52nd overall) from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for Matt Murray.

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Pittsburgh/Florida Trade

from the Pittsburgh Penguins,

The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired defenseman Mike Matheson and forward Colton Sceviour (SEE-vee-yuhr) from the Florida Panthers in exchange for Patric Hornqvist, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.

Matheson is signed through the 2025-26 season and his contract carries an average annual value of $4.875 million. Sceviour's deal runs through the 2020-21 campaign and carries an average annual value of $1.2 million.

"First, this was a difficult decision to say goodbye to a terrific person and player in Patric," said Rutherford. "He was a huge part of our success over the last six seasons, including back-to-back Stanley Cup championships, and we wish him nothing but the best.

"Mike is a young, skilled defenseman with great offensive instincts who plays with speed and has a good shot, while Colton is a solid veteran player who has a lot of experience on the penalty kill."

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Minnesota Wild Acquire Nick Bjugstad From The Pittsburgh Penguins

SAINT PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota Wild General Manager Bill Guerin today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has acquired center Nick Bjugstad (pronounced BYOOG-stad) from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for a conditional selection in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft. As part of the trade, the Penguins are retaining a portion of Bjugstad's salary for the 2020-21 season.

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Sidney Crosby Had Arthroscopic Surgery On His Wrist

via the Pittsburgh Penguins,

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby underwent successful arthroscopic wrist surgery, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.

Crosby had arthroscopic wrist debridement surgery on Monday, August 31.  The surgery was performed by Dr. Robert Hotchkiss of Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, in collaboration with team physician Dr. Dharmesh Vyas and UPMC hand and upper extremity surgery.

Recovery time is expected to be three-to-four weeks.

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Toronto Maple Leafs Trading Kasperi Kapanen To The Pittsburgh Penguins

added 12:01pm,

 

added 12:12pm, Pittsburgh release is below.

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The Pittsburgh Penguins Will Be Moving A Goalie

from NHL.com,

The Pittsburgh Penguins have received interest from other teams in goalies Matt Murray and Tristan Jarry, and general manager Jim Rutherford said he expects to trade one of them before next season.

"I haven't gotten to the point yet where I'm having serious talks or seeing exactly how much I can get," Rutherford told The Athletic. "But I will say, I'm getting close to that point, to understanding just what people are willing to give. So, we'll see. I don't know exactly how it's going to go, but I can already see that there is going to be a lot of interest.

"There is already interest. And it looks like we're going to have to move one of them."

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