Entries with the tag: colorado avalanche
One of those out of conference games that didn’t have near the excitement as, say, the Flyers or Rangers, but the outcome of tonight’s Penguins/Avalanche tilt was still in doubt going deep into the third period.
But Bill Guerin’s powerplay goal at 7:15 of the third period broke a 1-1 tie, and the Penguins iced the game away with two empty net goals in the final minute to defeat Colorado, 4-1.
Sidney Crosby had two more goals and an assist, including his 150th career goal, giving him 36 points this season, now only three points behind Joe Thornton for the NHL scoring lead.
UPDATE 9:40 ET: Add the Denver Post onto this chain.
Well, it is getting close to that time, isn’t it.
TheFourthPeriod.com reports that the Colorado Avalanche may be close to a multi-player trade, with the Bruins and Penguins rumored as possible trading partners.
TFP mentions that the Pens are interested in winger Milan Hejduk and may be willing to part with either Ryan Whitney or Jordan Staal as part of the deal.
Now, if that’s not enough, we also have a very unconfirmed, but very interesting and possibly very related post on one of the main Penguins message boards tonight.
Well, they didn’t can Head Coach Michel Therrien after Thursday’s loss to Nashville, how about after this one ??
Despite placing Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin on the top line together for the entire game, as well as each scoring a goal, the Penguins continued to fumble with goaltending and defensive issues that bit them directly on the butt-ocks, resulting in the Avalanche’s 5-3 win over the Penguins in Denver.
The Penguins have now lost seven of their last eight games and it doesn’t get any easier, with a trip to Philadelphia on Tuesday, plus home games Wednesday and Friday versus Washington and Anaheim, respectively.
However, the Penguins are now returning home for a day before heading to Philly. I could very well turn out to be proven wrong, but if Penguins’ management is going to make a coaching move, it’s going to be now.