Penguins Add Defensmen, Lose To Chicago

The Pittsburgh Penguins were active at the trade deadline, adding Frank Corrado and Mark Streit to the defensive depth while dealing Eric Fehr and Steve Oleksy to Toronto.

Unfortunately the Penguins were not active in the win column, dropping their second consecutive game in as many nights, losing to Chicago 4-1. Scott Wilson scored the lone Pittsburgh goal, while Richard Panik scored the game winner and Patrick Kane added a hat trick for the Blackhawks.

The Penguins stay tied for second place in the Metropolitan with Columbus, and return to action Friday night against Tampa Bay at home. Tampa Bay defeated Carolina in the only other NHL game last night, winning 4-3 in overtime.

Tonight’s NHL games:

Minnesota at Columbus
New Jersey at Washington
NY Rangers at Boston
Arizona at Buffalo
Florida at Philadelphia
Nashville at Montreal
Colorado at Ottawa
NY Islanders at Dallas
Vancouver at San Jose
Toronto at Los Angeles

Penguins Handle Hurricanes In Raleigh

Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby combined for 10 penalty minutes last night, but they also scored a goal a piece (including the GWG by Crosby), and the Penguins broke their 2-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes. The Penguins (37-14-8) also got a goal from Scott Wilson, and Matt Murray stopped 29 shots in the victory. Jeff Skinner’s 20th goal of the year was the only tally for the Hurricanes (24-24-8). Pittsburgh returns to action Saturday against the Philadelphia Flyers at Heinz Field.

Other results from last night in the NHL:

Ottawa 2, New Jersey 1
Montreal 3, NY Rangers 2 (SO)
Toronto 5, Winnipeg 4 (OT)
NY Islanders 3, Detroit 1
Tampa Bay 4, Edmonton 1
Calgary 6, Nashville 5 (OT)
Chicago 5, Minnesota 3
Los Angeles 2, Colorado 1

Tonight’s NHL games:

Edmonton at Florida
Washington at Philadelphia
Boston at Anaheim

Crosby Looks For Milestone Against Jets

Sidney Crosby attempts to earn point #1,000 as the Pittsburgh Penguins host the Winnipeg Jets at the PPG Paints Arena Thursday night. The Penguins captain looks to become the 86th player in NHL history to reach the thousand-point mark in his 757th career game. Pre-game on Beaver County Radio is set for 6:30 tonight.

Other games in NHL action tonight:

NY Rangers at NY Islanders
Ottawa at New Jersey
Colorado at Buffalo
Dallas at Minnesota
Vancouver at St. Louis
Philadelphia at Edmonton
Arizona at Los Angeles

Last night’s results:

Columbus 5
Toronto 2

St. Louis 2
Detroit 0

Calgary 3
Philadelphia 1

Florida 6
San Jose 5 [OT]

Malkin Sharp In Return To Ice For Pittsburgh

Evgeni Malkin returned to the lineup, scoring an assist and a goal, and Matt Murray stopped all 29 shots as the Pittsburgh Penguins shut out the Vancouver Canucks 4-0 on Tuesday night. Sidney Crosby earned his 999th point when he assisted on Jake Guentzel’s 3rd-period goal, and Phil Kessel and Matt Cullen both tallied goals. The win puts Pittsburgh in 2nd place in the Metropolitan, and their next game is Thursday night at home against Winnipeg (7:30 pregame, 8:00 puck drop).

Other NHL results from Tuesday night:

New Jersey 3, Colorado 2
Toronto 7, NY Islanders 1
Buffalo 3, Ottawa 2
Winnipeg 5, Dallas 2
Anaheim 1, Minnesota 0
Edmonton 5, Arizona 2

Tonight’s games:

Toronto at Columbus
St. Louis at Detroit
Philadelphia at Calgary
Florida at San Jose

Penguins Look To Break Second-Place Tie

The Penguins are now in a three-way tie for second place in the Metropolitan Division with the Rangers and Blue Jackets, and look to break ahead of that tie tonight at home against Vancouver. Evgeni Malkin is a game-time decision, and Bryan Rust is out with a lower-body injury. Game time is at 7:00 PM.

Other games in NHL action tonight:

Colorado at New Jersey
NY Islanders at Toronto
Buffalo at Ottawa
Dallas at Winnipeg
Anaheim at Minnesota
Arizona at Edmonton

Last night’s scores:

NY Rangers 3, Columbus 2
Arizona 5, Calgary 0

Penguins Rebound Against Lowly Avalanche

Patric Hornqvist scored two goals, including the game-winner, and the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Avalanche in Colorado on Thursday night. Chris Kunitz and Phil Kessel also scored for the Penguins, and Matt Murray stopped 27 of 28 shots. The win put Pittsburgh in second place in the Metropolitan, passing by the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Pens return to action Saturday night against Arizona at 8:00 (pre-game at 7:30 on Beaver County Radio).

Other NHL results from Thursday:

Vancouver 3, Columbus 0
Boston 6, San Jose 3
NY Islanders 3, Philadelphia 1
Washington 6, Detroit 3
Anaheim 5, Buffalo 2
NY Rangers 4, Nashville 3
St. Louis 2, Toronto 1 (OT)
Los Angeles 6, Florida 3
Ottawa 3, Dallas 2
Montreal 5, Arizona 4 (OT)

Tonight’s games:
Chicago at Winnipeg
Tampa Bay at Minnesota

Flames Smolder Penguins’ Late Comeback

Despite goals by Chris Kunitz and Jake Guentzel in the 3rd Period, the Pittsburgh Penguins fell to the Calgary Flames in a shootout by a score of 3-2. Calgary goaltender Chad Johnson stopped all three Penguin shooters (Kessel, Crosby, Letang), while Kris Versteeg’s opening goal on Matt Murray held up. The Penguins pick up a point in the standings, but fall to third after Columbus’ victory last night. Pittsburgh returns to action Thursday when they visit Colorado.

Other results in the NHL last night:

Buffalo 5, San Jose 4 (OT)
Washington 5, Carolina 0
NY Rangers 4, Anaheim 1
Columbus 3, Detroit 2 (OT)
Tampa Bay 5, Los Angeles 0
Toronto 3, Dallas 1
St. Louis 6, Ottawa 0
Nashville 4, Vancouver 2
Minnesota 4, Winnipeg 2
Colorado 4, Montreal 0

Tonight’s games:

Chicago at Minnesota

Penguins Look To Connect Four Against Calgary

The Penguins are looking for their fourth straight victory tonight at home against the Calgary Flames. The Pens are coming off of a 4-1 victory against St. Louis on Saturday, following wins against Nashville and Columbus. Game time is 7:00 tonight at the PPG Paints Arena.

Other games in NHL action tonight:

San Jose at Buffalo
Carolina at Washington
Anaheim at NY Rangers
Dallas at Toronto
Los Angeles at Tampa Bay
Columbus at Detroit
St. Louis at Ottawa
Vancouver at Nashville
Minnesota at Winnipeg
Montreal at Colorado

Scores Across The Valley 2/3/17

5A
Mars 70, Moon 63
Montour 73, West Allegheny 35

4A
Beaver Falls 65, Beaver 55
Blackhawk 52, Central Valley 49
New Castle 55, Ambridge 39
Quaker Valley 78, Hopewell 40

3A
Lincoln Park 55, Riverside 46
Aliquippa 58, Ellwood City 43
New Brighton 71, Mohawk 51
Seton-LaSalle 67, Freedom 55
Southmoreland 81, South Side 62

2A
Sewickley Academy 72, Northgate 25
OLSH 66, Neshannock 52

1A
Rochester 67, Western Beaver 37

Non-Section
Cornell 69, BCCS 43

Girls (3A)
Beaver Falls 49, Riverside 47

NHL
Pittsburgh 4, Columbus 3 (OT)

Penguins Looking To Draw Closer In Metropolitan

The Pittsburgh Penguins (31-13-5) look to inch closer to second place in the Metropolitan Division, and tonight they battle the team currently in that spot. The Columbus Blue Jackets (33-12-4) are looking to distance themselves from the Penguins, and currently own the season series at 1-0-0. Game time is at 7:00 tonight from the PPG Paints Arena.

Other games in NHL action tonight:

NY Islanders at Detroit
Anaheim at Florida
Calgary at New Jersey
Edmonton at Carolina

Last night’s results:

Philadelphia 3, Montreal 1
NY Rangers 2, Buffalo 1 (OT)
Ottawa 5, Tampa Bay 2
Nashville 2, Edmonton 0
Winnipeg 4, Dallas 3
St. Louis 5, Toronto 1
Chicago 4, Arizona 3
San Jose 4, Vancouver 1