Today we start off with the Dave Molinari’s game recap from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. The Penguins lost another heart breaker in New Jersey, watching as a 1-1 tie turned into a 3-1 loss. The big moment in the game came when Travis Zajac seemingly interfered with Marc-Andre Fleury’s glove as he was trying to make a save, which gave the Devils their third goal.
Craig Adams found himself in a wacky situation last night as well. He was ejected from the game for what was called a major charging penalty. The officials claimed that he left his feet when hitting former Penguins defenseman Martin Skoula. The video doesn’t appear to show him leaving his feet. Here are some comments from Adams and head coach Dan Bylsma from the Tribune Review.
Marc-Andre Fleury had himself a dream moment during the 2010 Winter Olympics. He was able to call his boyhood idol, Martin Brodeur a teammate. They spent time together, talked over goaltending philosophies and have seemingly become buddies. The PG caught up with MAF before yesterday’s game to get his take in this notebook column.
Though the articles about Matt Cooke and his shot on Marc Savard are getting a bit tired, I had to post this one. The Toronto Sun has now jumped into the ring and thrown a challenge at the feet of the Boston Bruins — get your vengeance against Cooke this Thursday. I am not sure that we will see much more than some scuffling come Thursday…the Bruins did not go after Cooke on Sunday, even though they close to 13 minutes. Plus the you can’t tell me that the league will not have its eyes trained on this one.
Sticking with the Cooke/head shots theme, this piece from the Vancouver Sun is a bit over the top, but an interesting read. Hockey could land you in jail!
Here is a great story about the Botterill family. Yes the same Botterill family that the Penguins’ assistant general manager Jason Botterill hails from. His sister Jennifer, was a member of Canada’s gold medal winning hockey team. This tells the story of an amazing day for she and a couple of their cousins that made the trip of a lifetime to share the medal winning day with her.
Last but not least, former Penguin Chris Minard made his debut with the Edmonton Oilers the other night against a familiar face. He was able to face-off against his old buddy Scott Gomez and the Montreal Canadiens. It seems that Gomez and Minard formed a pretty strong friendship with one another during the 04-05 NHL Lockout while skating together with the Alaska Aces.