SOUNDS HEARD AROUND THE ROOM
JOHNSON, MULLEN NAMED USA HOCKEY COACHES FOR PROSPECT GAME
From USA Hockey press release...
Former Pittsburgh Penguins Mark Johnson (Madison, Wis.) and Joe Mullen (New York, N.Y.) will be the head coaches for the second annual CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game Sept. 26 in Pittsburgh, Pa., USA Hockey announced today. The event, which will feature 40 of the top American-born prospects eligible for the 2014 National Hockey League Entry Draft, will be staged at CONSOL Energy Center, home of the Penguins.
Both Johnson and Mullen are members of the United States Hockey Hall of Fame and Lester Patrick Trophy recipients for their outstanding service to hockey in the United States. Johnson represented the U.S. at 12 major international tournaments, including the "Miracle on Ice" squad at the 1980 Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid, N.Y. Mullen skated for Team USA at the 1979 International Ice Hockey Federation Men's World Championship and three Canada Cups (1984, 1987, 1991).
THEY SAID IT...
--Michelle Crechiolo & Sam Kasan
Looks like Kennedy may be back in the lineup
Crosby and Vokoun
Sutter and Niskanen
--Sam Kasan & Michelle Crechiolo
MORNING SKATE INFO
Paul Martin was the only absent player from the Pens morning skate. He didn't skate at Wednesday's morning skate either, but still played Game 3.
Judging by the lines, it appears that Tyler Kennedy and Mark Eaton are back in the lineup tonight. Here is the rest of the lines shook out...
1st PP unit: Letang, Malkin, Crosby, Neal & Kunitz
2nd PP unit: Niskanen, Iginla, Bennett, Dupuis & Morrow
BRUINS MORNING SKATE PICS
Got to the Garden and captured Boston's Game 4 morning skate...
What a tape job on a laughing Seguin's stick
I don't know what's happening here
Jagr and Seguin
Man down! (that's Marchand)
Coach Julien comes over to check on his player. Rask isn't even paying attention
The double overtime hero in Game 3
Chara was trying to show something to Jagr here
Bergeron with the wraparound try
PENS FOCUS IS ONE GAME
A few years ago, the NHL’s Stanley Cup playoff slogan was “History Will Be Made.”
For the Pittsburgh Penguins, that moniker needs to become a reality if they are to continue their quest for hockey’s holy grail. After all, the Penguins find themselves trailing 3-0 in the Eastern Conference Final series to the Boston Bruins, and in order to advance to the next round they’ll have to accomplish something that has only been done three times in the NHL’s storied history.
START ME UP
Good morning hockey fans. The entire 2012-13 season for the Pittsburgh Penguins comes down to one game. The Pens face the Boston Bruins tonight in Game 4 at TD Garden with their lives on the line. Trailing 3-0 in their Eastern Conference Final series, there is no room for error. Every shift, every shot, every save could determine the Pens’ fate.
The Pens have one chance, 60 minutes, to force a Game 5 in Pittsburgh. If they don’t, then the season comes to an end.
Win or die.
Today we are going to open the day with “Nitro” by the Offspring. Because the Pens are going to “live like there’s no tomorrow.”