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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."

more on Buffalo's 5-4 OT loss to Pittsburgh...

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New Team, Same Results For Riley Sheahan

fron Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,

Riley Sheahan doesn’t have a goal in eight games as a Penguin and has contributed just one assist.

He also hasn’t yet nailed down a place to stay in Pittsburgh.

Let him worry about his own living situation, of course. But should you be concerned about Sheahan’s work as the team’s third-line center?

Tough to say at this point. Maybe. Although Sheahan and Penguins coach Mike Sullivan both believe the chances have been there, and that assertion is backed up by numbers. Sheahan has also had a really goofy start to his Penguins tenure.


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Video- HNIC Feature On Evgeni Malkin

Well worth the 6 1/2 minutes to watch.

via Sportsnet's youTube page,

Hockey Night in Canada takes a look at Evgeni Malkin, who talks about adapting to life in the United States after being drafted and jokes about being left off the NHL Top 100 players list.`


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The Edmonton Oilers Lose Another Close Game

from Jim Matheson at the Edmonton Sun,

Forget style points. All Patrick Maroon wants is two points.

Maroon cut to the chase before the first question about another close 3-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night.

In Maroon’s eyes, it’s just win, baby, for the Oilers who dropped to 3-7-1 on the season.

“We can sit here and talk about what we have to do right but enough’s enough. We have to find ways to win hockey games,” said Maroon, who had a great chance to send it to overtime in the last minute but Penguins goaltender Matt Murray stopped him. “If I lift it or take it a little farther (outside the crease) maybe I score, but I have to bear down. Again, we have to find ways to win hockey games. There’s nothing else to talk about.”...

Can they win a game with no production outside of the usual suspects?

“I think you’ve answered that question,” said coach Todd McLellan.

RNH scored, but Milan Lucic and Kailer Yamamoto, his wingers, had one shot (Lucic).

Again, five-on-five it was even, but the Oiler special teams are killing them.


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The Edmonton Oilers Need More Finishers

from Frank Seravalli of TSN,

McDavid was the best player on the PPG Paints Arena ice on Tuesday night. He easily would have netted three or four assists if his teammates could hit the broad side of a barn.

“We had three or four empty nets,” Oilers coach Todd McLellan said. “It’s almost like we’re squeezing [the stick] so tight that we either pause or we shoot a little too quick.”

On one first period sequence, McDavid found lineman Kailer Yamamoto on the back door with a pass that travelled through four or five bodies. Yamamoto somehow shot it wide - across the crease.

The rookie Yamamoto didn’t last much longer on McDavid’s line, patience clearly running thin with zero goals on 21 shots in his first seven NHL games. At some point, you’ve got to bury playing that many minutes with McDavid.

“It’s costing us,” McDavid said, not singling out Yamamoto. “We’re getting these chances in front of the net that should be automatic. They’re uncontested shots. We aren’t even hitting the net. We’ve just got to relax, calm down.”


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Antti Niemi Claimed By The Florida Panthers

added 12:06pm,


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Video- The Pittsburgh Penguins Visited The White House Today

13 1/2 minutes long.


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Afternoon Line- Sidney Crosby On Visiting The White House On Tuesday

“From my side of things, there’s absolutely no politics involved, hopefully it stays that way.

“It’s a visit that we’ve done in the past and it’s been a good experience but it’s not about politics that’s for sure.”

-Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins on their visit to The White House on Tuesday.  Sportsnet has more.

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Penguins Embarrassed By 10-1 Loss To The Blackhawks

from Sam Werner of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,

Before the Penguins faced off against the Blackhawks, Mike Sullivan said his primary goal when assessing the team at this early stage of the season is just making sure they're getting better on a daily basis.

That should be pretty easy moving forward. On Thursday night, the Penguins didn’t look like they could get any worse.

They gave up five unanswered first-period goals en route to a 10-1 loss in Chicago that was every bit as ugly and uncompetitive as the scoreline indicates.

When asked where things went wrong, Sidney Crosby struggled to come up with just one answer.

“It’s a 10-1 game,” he said. “Do we have enough time? It’s embarrassing.”


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Video- Banner Raising In Pittsburgh

via Sportsnet YouTube channel,


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