Whether it is due diligence or a perfect match, the Edmonton Oilers are scouting goalies on the NHL trade block, and they are in desperate need. The Pittsburgh Penguins flexed their better game with some tenacious D against the Vegas Golden Knights. Penguins goalie Alex Nedeljkovic had the Penguins fifth shutout this season, and the Cleveland native couldn’t resist taunting Steelers fans. Elsewhere in the Daily, Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic is on indefinite leave after a domestic violence incident. Columbus shocked Patrik Laine with a healthy scratch, and the Nottingham Panthers retired Adam Johnson’s No. 47.
You’ll have to check out the Alex Nedeljkovic postgame video. He strode into the locker room wearing a Miles Garrett Browns jersey with a giant wry grin. I know he couldn’t pick a worse jersey for you, but there’s something to remember.
It’s just sports.
Our world is on the brink of fire, and just 4% of adults think the American political system is working very well. We can laugh along with a little trash-talking (see also: my Penn State tweets, which really annoy Dave. The madder people get, the harder I laugh).
It’s just sports, my friends. Enjoy the highs … and the lows. And you have to take some ribbing in order to give it.
Pittsburgh Penguins News
Pittsburgh Hockey Now: An injury update on P.O Joseph and Vinnie Hinostroza. Also, a note about Sam Poulin. It’s the Penguins news.
If you called the first two Penguins goal scorers, you need to play the lottery. Ryan Graves and Noel Acciari scored the competitive goals. Alex Nedeljkovic pitched a shutout, and the Penguins won 3-0. Here’s the Penguins recap.
The Penguins won a low-event game. They allowed only 10 high-danger chances–sometimes they allow that many in a period. I dove into the breakdown and the Penguins’ “new” magic formula. I balance what the team is saying vs. what the team is doing. in the Penguins Grades.
PHN+: And here you go. Alex Nedeljkovic was all smiles. He also chirped Kris Letang for not giving him the puck to score an empty net goal. Here’s the popular Penguins locker room feature.
The Steelers lost 13-10 to a rookie QB, but the Steelers offense is on trial today. They weren’t just bad, they were inept and
Running back Najee Harris ripped into his offense after the loss. Oh, he had some things to say about the Steelers offense.
Kenny Pickett set a dubious standard for all NFL QBs.
Go to SteelersNow.com for all of the Steelers news and analysis.
NHL Trade Talk, News,& National Hockey Now
Sportsnet: The Calgary Flames are trying to silence the noise, and the Edmonton Oilers are scouting the Montreal Canadiens goalies on the NHL trade block. The Hockey Night in Canada Saturday Headlines.
Boston Hockey Now: It’s not good in Boston. The team is holding firm in not discussing the situation, but news reports indicate Milan Lucic was arrested for attacking and choking his wife. The Boston Bruins news.
Columbus Dispatch: Wow. Coaches are laying down the law, and they made an example of Patrik Laine. Coach Pascal Vincent made Laine a healthy scratch for the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Yahoo: The Nottingham Panthers returned to the ice a few weeks after the death of Adam Johnson. The team retired Johnson’s No. 47 in an emotional ceremony.
Philly Hockey Now: I was surprised the Penguins let Ryan Poehling walk. They did. The Flyers scooped him up. Saturday, they dropped Columbus, and they’ve won five in a row. In Jonathan Bailey’s postgame takeaways, he deals with Poehling and the Flyers win.