Tuesday practice notes; previewing the Marlies

Hi, all! I’m back — sorry for the week or so hiatus. Practice on Tuesday was entertaining, to say the least. Among the highlights: Defenseman Andrey Pedan scored during one-timer drills and began to celebrate along the boards, but ending up wiping out and...

(Belated) Halloween fun with the Penguins

Hi, everyone! Hope your Halloween was safe and enjoyable. I had my fun on Monday night checking out “Evil Dead: The Musical” at the Kirby Center. It was, shall we say, groovy. I meant to post this earlier, but we’ve been a little shorthanded...

Game 6: Penguins vs. Hartford preview

It’s a quick turnaround for players, journalists and fans alike, as Wilkes-Barre/Scranton will be right back at work tonight against one of the more surprising teams to begin the season — the Hartford Wolf Pack. Or is it really a surprise the team is 3-2?...

Penguins 6, Laval 5: Rapid reaction

What a game. There were at least two occasions when I began to tweet something and didn’t even finish typing before another goal was scored or a huge save was made. That was as exciting a 63-minute binge of hockey as you could ask for. But in the end, Teddy...

Game 5: Laval at Penguins preview

Howdy, folks! The Penguins are embarking on what will be a challenging weekend. First up tonight is the Laval Rocket, formerly the St. John’s IceCaps. As I pointed out during the week, Laval boasts one of the top offenses and power plays to begin the season. So,...