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Video- “That Should Have Been Goaltender Interference…”

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Max Paciorettyput the Canadiens up 1-0, but may have had some help from Brendan Gallagher.


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David Perron Traded To The Pittsburgh Penguins

added 12:34pm, Penguins' release is below...

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A Slumping Sidney Crosby But Penguins Still Winning

from Scott Burnside of ESPN,

Take a look at the NHL's scoring leaders. Jakub Voracek, Tyler Seguin, Claude Giroux, Ryan Getzlaf. OK. Keep going. Down, down, down, oh, there's Sidney Crosby.

The defending Hart Trophy winner is enduring an unusual point drought and sits 12th in league scoring. After a torrid start to the season, Crosby has just four goals in his last 26 games. The paucity of goals (he is tied for fourth with 27 assists) makes you wonder if this is some sort of lingering issue with a wrist injury that plagued him during the playoffs last spring.

Not that he is the sort to make excuses. Still, the bright side, if you're a Pens fan, is that even with Crosby off the mark near the midpoint, the Penguins, who defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 on New Year's Eve in a game that saw Crosby held off the score sheet, remain tied with the New York Islanders for the top spot in the Metropolitan Division and one point off the top point total in the Eastern Conference.

read on for Custance on Nick Foligno, LeBrun on USA/Canada WJC and Strang on Clint Reif

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Patric Hornqvist Out Several Weeks After Taking A Puck To His Leg

from Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,

The Penguins will be without forward Patric Hornqvist for “several weeks” because of a lower-body injury he sustained during the first period of Saturday's 3-0 loss to the Capitals at Consol Energy Center.

Hornqvist absorbed a shot from Penguins defenseman Scott Harrington with the lower part of his leg late in the period and limped to the bench, where he could be seen in obvious pain. He returned briefly but didn't come out on the ice after the first intermission.

This will be the second absence this season for Hornqvist, who also missed two games because of a concussion.

Defenseman Kris Letang, who missed the final two minutes of Saturday's game, has a bruised foot and was held out of practice as a precaution, coach Mike Johnston said.

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Olli Maatta Continues Rehab On Upper-Body Injury

via the Pittsburgh Penguins,

Defenseman Olli Maatta is continuing a rehab program on his upper body injury and is expected to return to the lineup within the next month, Pittsburgh Penguins General Manager Jim Rutherford said today.

Mattaa’s rehab program was set back briefly by his bout with the mumps.

Maatta, 20, has not played since December 6 vs. Ottawa. He has one goal and eight assists for nine points in 20 games this season.

Earlier this season he underwent surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from his neck.

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Video- Kid Not Happy With His Christmas Gift

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Two More Confirmed Cases Of The Mumps In Pittsburgh

via the Pittsburgh Penguins,

Steve Downie and Thomas Greiss have tested positive for the mumps and remain in isolation, Pittsburgh Penguins General Manager Jim Rutherford announced.

Brandon Sutter tested negative and has been cleared to return to the team.

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Blake Comeau Out Several Weeks With Upper-Body Injury

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Marc-Andre Fleury At The Top Of His Game

from Shelly Anderson at ESPN,

He carries his goalie stick with him for this relatively new part of his pregame routine. Fleury tries to relax, thinks about the upcoming game, goes over how he wants to play. It's sort of a meditative pep talk, but he does not include his stick in the conversation.

"No, no," Fleury said, laughing. "I just feel lonely, so I want to have something [with me]. We don't talk that much. I talk more to the posts. Sometimes I bang on them, and sometimes they're good."

Fleury is goofy like that. He also is serious about his craft like that. A season of milestones is shaping up as a career year for Fleury, and while that has been a cause celebre, there is little question that there are critics lying in wait should the Pittsburgh goaltender falter, particularly in the playoffs.

A survey of social media, end-of-article reader comments, sports talk show calls and the like reveals that Fleury has taken a lot of blame for the Penguins' failure to win another Stanley Cup, or even return to the finals, following their 2009 championship. His playoff record since that Cup win is 21-22.

Certainly, there seems little to no room for harsh judgments this season. The Penguins are leading the Eastern Conference, and Fleury has been arguably their best and most consistent player, putting up Vezina-like numbers.

Coming out of the weekend, he ranked second in the NHL with 19 wins, fifth with a 1.97 goals-against average, tied for third with a .933 save percentage and first with six shutouts. He has already surpassed his career high for shutouts in a season and is one shy of tying Tom Barrasso's club record, and he is operating at a better pace than his career bests for a season of a .921 save percentage and 2.32 goals-against average.

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More Testing For Mumps In Pittsburgh

via the Pittsburgh Penguins,

Steve Downie, Brandon Sutter and Thomas Greiss are returning to Pittsburgh today to be tested for the mumps, it was announced by Pittsburgh Penguins General Manager Jim Rutherford.

The three players accompanied the team on its road trip to Florida yesterday. They will be placed in isolation until test results are known.

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