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The Pittsburgh Penguins Lose 2-1 To The Vegas Golden Knights And Marc-Andre Fleury

from Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,

The Penguins’ past five games have all been decided by one goal.

They’ve won one of them and have lost their past three.

Thursday’s 2-1 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena was probably especially tough to take because ex-Penguin Marc-Andre Fleury was terrific against his former team, but there are bigger issues at hand with the Penguins these days.

“When it’s going like this, it seems like you’re finding ways to lose instead of win,” Sidney Crosby said. “We have to find a way to win a game in a close one like we’ve had here in the last couple, try to find a way to get some momentum.”...

General manager Jim Rutherford essentially called out his players on Wednesday, saying he was disappointed in the recent 2-3-0 homestand and something needed to change, otherwise he would seek a shakeup.

Tough to imagine Rutherford like what he saw in this one.

The Penguins are playing well enough to be competitive, but they seem to lack any discernible oomph — or “juice” as Sullivan might say.

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Video- Sidney Crosby Meets Jordan Eberle’s Shoulder

Looks like an unfortunate collision.  Crosby remained in the game.

 

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Justin Schultz Out For Weeks

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Another Shutout Loss For The Buffalo Sabres

from Amy Moritz of the Buffalo News,

If there was an opportunity for the Buffalo Sabres to break out of their scoring drought, this would have been the night to do it.

The Sabres were facing Tristan Jarry, the backup goaltender for the Pittsburgh Penguins who was playing just his sixth NHL game. There was an opening to pepper the young goalie with shots and force him to make uncomfortable plays. There was an opening to finally score some goals.

But they didn't.

Instead, the Sabres were shutout for the third straight game -- a first in franchise history -- in a 4-0 loss to the Penguins in KeyBank Center Friday night. They have now gone 180 minutes and 51 seconds without a goal....

"It's quite embarrassing," Sabres coach Phil Housley said. "Our coaching staff comes up with a game plan and I just don't think we're executing our game plan. Obviously we go into Montreal and we're up against a good goaltender. Vasilevskiy is one of the best goaltenders in the league but in playing a backup goaltender, I didn't think we took advantage of that tonight. We came close but you can't give a good team like that two goals to start the game. They're going to lock that in. You saw today that even though we had some fight in the third period. But the bottom line it is embarrassing."

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added 9:05am, Mike Harrington of the Bufffalo News is below too...

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Report- Matt Murray Out 2-4 Weeks

The Penguins are practicing now, should get the official word soon.

If you missed vieo of the injury last night, watch it below...

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Video- Matt Murray Exits Game After Leg Injury

No update at this point.

 

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Video- You Make The Call - Boston/Pittsburgh

The whistle blew, the ref did not make a goal call.

 

 

Below, the written explanation from the NHL.

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The Vancouver Canucks ‘Silence’ The Pittsburgh Penguins

from Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,

Patric Hornqvist declined to talk. Said his number wasn’t on the board indicating who should be available to media – and he was right.

Phil Kessel’s number was on the board, but he grabbed his stuff and left anyway, telling those asking for his comments to “get someone else.”

Sidney Crosby, who talks after pretty much every loss but got a night off, remained silent as he shoved equipment into a bag, sporting a dejected look that told the story of the Penguins’ 5-2 loss to the Canucks at PPG Paints Arena.

On Nov. 4, the Penguins lost to Vancouver, and the common theme was that they were cool with it because the process was there. Same deal Wednesday, really. The Penguins (11-9-3) did a bunch of good things but left with a bad taste in their mouths.

“We just have to keep working at it,” Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said. “We can’t get frustrated. We’ve just got to get more determined.”

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Stadium Series Game Will Feature Pittsburgh And Philadelphia

NEW YORK (Nov. 19, 2017) – The National Hockey League (NHL®) announced today that the Philadelphia Flyers® will play host to the Pittsburgh Penguins® outdoors at Lincoln Financial Field, home of the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles, on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, as part of the 2019 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™.

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Video- Top Players Need To Be Better For The Buffalo Sabres

from John Vogl of the Buffalo News,

Once again, they didn't win. Buffalo fell to 2-4-2 in the last eight and 5-9-4 overall. The latest setback came after the top line staked the Sabres to a 3-1 lead and helped the visitors take a 4-3 advantage into the third period.

"It's frustrating," Reinhart said. "We've got to do a better job. We earned that lead going into the third. There's a reason why we have it, and we're playing against probably the best team in the world the last few years. We played with the mindset that we're going to go take it to them, and we played with the lead.

"We get it and we sit back too much."

The Penguins tied the game with 6:11 to play and won it with just 16 seconds gone in overtime. Sidney Crosby spun away from Kane behind the net and found Conor Sheary, who was open at the side of the net with Eichel standing nearby.

"It was just a switch, and I didn't pick up Sheary quick enough," Eichel said. "That's on me."

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