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Penguins Black/Gold Scrimmage Tonight

UPDATE:  Highlights after the bump

 

The lineups have been announced for tonight's Black/Gold Scrimmage at Consol Energy Center.

Tickets and parking are free.

Lineups and other info after the bump:

From the Penguins' website:

Fans are invited to the Penguins’ “Black & Gold” Game Wednesday at 7 p.m. at CONSOL Energy Center.

Admission is free, and doors at the Trib Total Media gate will open at 6 p.m. Parking is free at CONSOL Energy Center surface lots on a first-come, first-served basis after 5 p.m.

Coach Dan Bylsma wants to create a game-like atmosphere for his players as they prepare for the start of the season. The event will include a full warm-up skate, three 20-minute periods, full intermissions and TV timeouts. Regardless of the score, the teams will play a full five-minute overtime period and also participate in a shootout.

Bylsma also may “create” several in-game situations – five-on-three, four-on-four – as part of the team’s preparation

ROOT SPORTS will televise the game live and WXDX 105.9 FM will broadcast the action on radio for fans who can’t make it to CONSOL Energy Center.

The PensGear store inside the Trib Total Media gate lobby and selected concession stands will be open on Wednesday night. (However, the discounted merchandise and free concession promotions announced by the team will not start until the home opener on Jan. 23).

The Dick’s Sporting Goods Box Office will be open during the event.

 

 

 

 

 

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akus's avatar

Kenzie Palmer.New addition to the lineup?

Posted by akus on 01/16/13 at 04:08 PM ET

Lindas1st's avatar

Black Team wins and erreyone goes crazy.

Posted by Lindas1st from New England on 01/16/13 at 04:11 PM ET

Chris in Hockey Hell's avatar

They couldn’t split Crosby and Malkin? These lineups aren’t fair. lol.

Posted by Chris in Hockey Hell from Ann Arbor, MI but LIVING in Columbia, TN on 01/16/13 at 04:32 PM ET

Tony's avatar

It’s supposed to be like that.

The scoring lines will be going against the checking lines (Cooke/Sutter/Kennedy and Glass/Vitale/Adams)....

Posted by Tony from Virginia Beach, VA on 01/16/13 at 05:07 PM ET

Tony's avatar

Kenzie Palmer.New addition to the lineup?

Posted by akus on 01/16/13 at 04:08 PM ET

That’s a good question.

No Jimerson?  Denied!

Posted by Tony from Virginia Beach, VA on 01/16/13 at 05:09 PM ET

Tony's avatar

Hearing on Twitter it’s basically a “sellout”....

Posted by Tony from Virginia Beach, VA on 01/16/13 at 06:49 PM ET

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justin.tv/e5d4c3b2a1#/w/…

password: iwanthockey

Posted by Tony from Virginia Beach, VA on 01/16/13 at 07:35 PM ET

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TEAM WHITE 4, TEAM BLACK 5
FINAL/SHOOTOUT
Team Notes

• Both teams participated in a 5-man shootout after the overtime session. Team Black came out with the victory with a 3-1 goal advantage. Tyler Kennedy, Jayson Megna and Brandon Sutter scored for Team Black while Kris Letang had the lone tally for Team White. That secured a 5-4 Black victory.

• The Pittsburgh Penguins will open up the 2013 NHL season on the road on Saturday, January 19 against the Philadelphia Flyers.

• Both teams played one minute with a 6-on-5 advantage at the end of the third period. Team White had its advantage first, followed by Team Black. Neither team scored with its advantage.

• At the beginning of the third period, Team White started off with a full one-minute, two-man advantage. Dustin Jeffrey and Jayson Megna served the ‘penalties’ for Team Black. Evgeni Malkin (Team White) scored with 2 seconds left on the penalties.

• Then Team Black went on a one-minute, two-man advantage. Beau Bennett and Eric Tangradi served the Team White penalties. Team Black did not score.

• Both teams started the second period 4-on-4 in a controlled ‘situation’ instituted by head coach Dan Bylsma. Eric Tangradi (White) and Dominik Uher (Black) served the ‘penalties’.


• While official attendance could not be compiled due to tonight’s game being open to the public, a standing-room-only crowd of over 18,000 attended. Fans were permitted to enter the building through the end of the first period.

Player Notes
               
• Following regulation, the two teams played a full five-minute, 4-on-4 overtime session. Brandon Sutter scored the only goal during the extra frame when he tallied a power-play goal at 2:54. That goal tied the score at 4-4.

• The 2012 Hart Memorial Trophy winner, Evgeni Malkin scored on the power-play for his first goal of the night. James Neal picked up his first point with the assist.

• Goaltender Tomas Vokoun was also credited with an assist on the Malkin goal. Vokoun was acquired via a trade with the Washington Capitals this past offseason.

• Kris Letang started the second period with Team White’s third goal of the game; assisted by Chris Kunitz and Simon Despres. Despres tallied his second assist of the night.

• Matt Cooke’s second goal was scored shorthanded with assists from Brandon Sutter and Brooks Orpik.

• Tyler Kennedy’s second period goal tied the game at 3-3. Riley Holzapfel recorded his first assist of the contest.

• Matt Cooke opened tonight’s Black and Gold game with a goal assisted by Brandon Sutter and Tyler Kennedy.

• Beau Bennett recorded the first tally for Team White. Joe Morrow and Simon Despres assisted on the power play goal.

• In 30 games this year for the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins, Bennett leads the team (tied) in points with 24 (6G-28A).

• Team White’s first-period power-play goal combined three past 1st round draft picks for the Penguins. Despres (2009, 30th overall), Bennett (2010, 20th overall), Morrow (2011, 23rd overall).

• Chris Kunitz’s first period power-play goal was assisted by Kris Letang and Evgeni Malkin.

Posted by Tony from Virginia Beach, VA on 01/16/13 at 10:33 PM ET

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Did anyone else think Tangradi did anything? & Brandon Sutter will make Pens fans forget Staal in a hurry

Posted by Evilpens on 01/17/13 at 08:06 AM ET

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Did anyone else think Tangradi did anything? & Brandon Sutter will make Pens fans forget Staal in a hurry

I hated that the pens lost staal… but your right, sutter did look great yesterday.  the fact shero go two other assets besides sutter in the deal is amazing.

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 01/17/13 at 08:32 AM ET

Tony's avatar

Did anyone else think Tangradi did anything? & Brandon Sutter will make Pens fans forget Staal in a hurry

Posted by Evilpens on 01/17/13 at 08:06 AM ET

The thing is with Tangradi is if he ISN’T named as the 2nd line winger, and they don’t keep him on the roster, he has to clear waivers before he can go to WBS….

So I think that gives him an edge over Bennett just for that fact… But I agree, he’s never impressed me very much at all on the NHL level..... I hope he proves me wrong….

And really impressed with Sutter as well….

Posted by Tony from Virginia Beach, VA on 01/17/13 at 08:54 AM ET

Evilpens's avatar

  I understand they will lose him if he goes on waivers BUT if the guy is never going to be a top 6 F what is the worry?

He can’t play on the 3rd Line because that is most times a checking line & he isn’t a checking line type player & 4th line is almost exclusively PKers &  enforcers

Just like the reasoning of keeping Strait, Because he will have to clear waivers if he doesn’t make the team. SO? I think he is a dime a dozen D Man & the Pens have Tons of D Men prospects

Posted by Evilpens on 01/17/13 at 09:44 AM ET

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I thought Tangradi did some good things on Malkins line.  He banged some bodies and keep the puck n the offensive zone a couple times.  Timing and chemistry seemed off but they have been practicing for 3 days.

Letang and Suter looked like the two best players in the ice.  Malkin didn’t look bad either.  Let an is simply a beast.

Posted by tbassett on 01/17/13 at 09:55 AM ET

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I understand they will lose him if he goes on waivers BUT if the guy is never going to be a top 6 F what is the worry?

He can’t play on the 3rd Line because that is most times a checking line & he isn’t a checking line type player & 4th line is almost exclusively PKers &  enforcers

Just like the reasoning of keeping Strait, Because he will have to clear waivers if he doesn’t make the team. SO? I think he is a dime a dozen D Man & the Pens have Tons of D Men prospects

Posted by Evilpens on 01/17/13 at 09:44 AM ET

Yeah, but the point is that if the Pens decide that Tangradi isn’t the option at 2nd line they want, GMRS would much rather trade him for a low-round draft pick than risk him on waivers….  You know, get SOMETHING for him…..

Posted by Tony from Virginia Beach, VA on 01/17/13 at 10:26 AM ET

Evilpens's avatar

Understand that But if he can’t make it it on a Line with Geno & Neal I just don’t see any team giving anything up for him, but I could be wrong, has happened before ya know LOL

Posted by Evilpens on 01/17/13 at 11:05 AM ET

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looks like they are keeping tangradi ... at least for now

pens make roster moves

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 01/17/13 at 01:38 PM ET

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Many more were put on waivers as well….

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>SmithHolzapfelPetersReeseGrantPhil DupuisStraitFerriero (PIT). AndersonFrazeeLeachSestitoWisemanZalewski (NJD).</p>&mdashBob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) <a href="https://twitter.com/TSNBobMcKenzie/status/291958055162232832" data-datetime="2013-01-17T17:19:59+00:00">January 172013</a></blockquote>
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Posted by Tony from Virginia Beach, VA on 01/17/13 at 02:19 PM ET

Tony's avatar

Well, that didn’t work out right, but the names are in there….

Got a feeling Strait’s gonna get claimed….

Posted by Tony from Virginia Beach, VA on 01/17/13 at 02:20 PM ET

Evilpens's avatar

Nah there are a bunch of Brian Strait’s out there & if you claim him you have to keep him on the NHL squad

Posted by Evilpens on 01/17/13 at 08:18 PM ET

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