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PITTSBURGH PENGUINS VS. COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS

DECEMBER 09, 2013

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GAME NOTES BY: BOB GROVE

THE SERIES

Tonight the Penguins host the Columbus Blue Jackets, a team they have dominated recently . Pittsburgh is 7-1-1 in its last nine games against the Jackets, including a sweep of their home-and-home series last month . That series began with a 4-2 home victory on Nov. 1 in which Evgeni Malkin had two assists, Jayson Megna scored his second NHL goal and Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 37 shots. Goals by Chris Kunitz, Brandon Sutter and Kris Letang helped stake the Penguins to a 4-0 lead as Pittsburgh scored three times in the span of 4:24 early in the second period to chase Columbus starter Sergei Bobrovsky . Derek Mackenzie and Ryan Johansen scored for the Jackets . . . The following night in Columbus, Jeff Zatkoff recorded his first NHL victory and shutout by making 19 saves to lead Pittsburgh to a 3-0 victory. Kunitz and Deryk Engelland, playing as a forward, had goals before Jussi Jokinen scored into an empty net . Zatkoff became the first goaltender in Penguins’ history to earn his first NHL victory with a shutout . . . Pittsburgh is 11-4-1 all-time against Columbus and 6-2-0 here in Pittsburgh . . . The Jackets’ last victory over the continued on page 7

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Penguins came here in Pittsburgh on Feb . 8, 2011 (4-1) . . . The Penguins are 8-for-18 (44 .4 percent) on the power play over their last five games against Columbus . Pittsburgh has never failed to record a power-play goal in a home game against the Jackets (16-for-38, 42 .1 percent) . . . Malkin has two goals and eight points in six career games against Columbus, while Sidney Crosby has points in seven straight games against the Jackets (3+9) . . . The Jackets have scored the first goal in nine of the 16 all-time meetings between the teams, going 4-2-3 in those nine games . When Pittsburgh scores first, it is 6-1-0 all-time against Columbus . . . The Jackets have missed on 11 straight power-play chances against the Penguins since Chris Clark scored against Fleury on Dec . 4, 2010 . . . The final two games of this series will be played in Columbus on Dec . 29 and March 28 . THE PENGUINS

The Penguins have two three-day breaks during December, the first of which begins tomorrow . Pittsburgh’s next game is Friday here against New Jersey, to be followed by a game in Detroit on Saturday before returning home one week from tonight to host Toronto . . . Pittsburgh plays seven Monday night home games this season . As recently as 2008-09, they played one . . . The Penguins concluded last week with three games in five days, playing on Long Island on Tuesday, at home against San Jose on Thursday and Saturday in Boston . . . When last week began, Crosby (36) and Malkin (35) were one-two in the NHL scoring race. Malkin, the NHL’s No . 1 star the previous week, took an eight-game scoring streak into the game on Long Island (4+13) after contributing a goal and three assists in a 5-1 road win over Florida on Nov . 30 . That victory left continued on page 8

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Pittsburgh 6-1-1 in its last eight games and just one point behind Boston for the top spot in the Eastern Conference standings . . . Director of Player Development Bill Guerin, who helped the Penguins to the 2009 Stanley Cup, was inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame last week. . . Zatkoff made 39 saves in the win over Florida, giving him victories in each of his last four decisions . He had stopped 91 of 94 shots in his last three starts at that point . . . Pittsburgh ranked fourth in the NHL in fewest shots allowed per game (25 .9) when last week began .

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THE BLUE JACKETS

Columbus is in the midst of a 10-game stretch in which it plays seven times at home . . . The Jackets had alternated wins and losses over each of the previous nine games before hosting Tampa Bay last Tuesday . They were coming off a 3-1 loss in Boston in which Johansen scored his 10th goal of the season . . . Columbus hosted Minnesota this past Friday, its only game in the previous five days . The Jackets will host New Jersey tomorrow night and then travel to New York to face the Rangers on Thursday . . . Columbus had converted five of its last 13 power plays before hosting the Lightning . . . Plum’s R.J. Umberger had six goals and 14 points in his first 27 games this season. . . Johansen was leading the Jackets in scoring with 19 points after the loss in Boston . 8

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PENGUINS VS. BLUE JACKETS All-time scorer vs. Pittsburgh: Rick Nash (10gp, 5-5-10) All-time Pittsburgh scorer vs. Columbus: Sidney Crosby (8gp, 3-9-12)

BLUE JACKETS

Longest Columbus win streak vs. Pittsburgh: 2, Mar. 11, 2002-Dec. 31, 2002

OPS

Longest Pittsburgh win streak vs. Columbus: 3, Feb. 26, 2012-Present; Oct. 21, 2000-Feb. 28, 2002 Longest Columbus undefeated streak vs. Pittsburgh: 2, Mar. 11, 2002-Dec. 31, 2002 (2-0-0) Longest Pittsburgh undefeated streak vs. Columbus: 5, Oct. 21, 2006-Dec. 4, 2010 (4-0-1) T:8.5”

B:8.75”

S:7.5”

Last Columbus win at home: Mar. 12, 2009 (4-3 SO) (0-2-1 since last win) Last Pittsburgh win at home: Nov. 1, 2013 (4-2) (0-0-0 since last win) Last Columbus win at Pittsburgh: Feb. 8, 2011 (4-1) (0-2-0 since last win) Last Pittsburgh win at Columbus: Nov. 2, 2013 (3-0) (0-0-0 since last win) Most goals by Columbus vs. Pittsburgh: 6, Jan. 11, 2006 (C, 6-1) Most goals by Pittsburgh vs. Columbus: 7, Dec. 4, 2010 (P, 7-2)

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General Manager: Jarmo Kekalainen Assistant General Managers: Chris MacFarland Bill Zito Head Coach: Todd Richards Assistant Coaches: Craig Hartsburg Dan Hinote Goaltending Coach: Ian Clark

Most goals by both teams: 9, Dec. 4, 2010 (P, 7-2) Last Columbus shutout vs. Pittsburgh: None Last Pittsburgh shutout vs. Columbus: Nov. 2 2013 (3-0), Jeff Zatkoff Last Columbus hat trick vs. Pittsburgh: None Last Pittsburgh hat trick vs. Columbus: None Last Pittsburgh trade with Columbus: June 30, 2013 – 2013 second-round draft pick to Pittsburgh in exchange for 2013 second and third-round draft picks Pittsburgh’s Overtime/Shootout Record vs. Columbus: 3-0-1

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NHL STANDINGS NHL STANDINGS AS OF 12.04.13

EASTERN CONFERENCE ATLANTIC

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

GF

GA

HOME

ROAD

LAST 10

BOSTON

27

18

7

2

38

75

55

12-3-2

6-4-0

7-2-1

MONTREAL

28

16

9

3

35

76

59

9-5-2

7-4-1

7-1-2

DETROIT

28

14

7

7

35

78

73

5-4-6

9-3-1

5-2-3

TAMPA BAY

27

16

10

1

33

76

67

10-3-0

6-7-1

4-5-1

TORONTO

28

14

11

3

31

77

77

9-5-0

5-6-3

3-5-2

OTTAWA

28

11

13

4

26

82

92

4-8-2

7-5-2

4-6-0

FLORIDA

28

7

16

5

19

61

95

4-7-3

3-9-2

4-5-1

BUFFALO

28

6

20

2

14

48

85

3-11-1

3-9-1

3-6-1

METROPOLITAN

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

GF

GA

HOME

ROAD

LAST 10

PITTSBURGH

29

19

9

1

39

89

66

11-3-0

8-6-1

7-2-1

WASHINGTON

28

14

12

2

30

83

82

9-7-0

5-5-2

5-4-1

NY RANGERS

28

14

14

0

28

62

71

5-6-0

9-8-0

5-5-0

NEW JERSEY

28

11

12

5

27

61

67

5-4-2

6-8-3

5-5-0

CAROLINA

28

11

12

5

27

61

79

6-6-4

5-6-1

4-5-1

PHILADELPHIA

27

12

13

2

26

57

65

7-7-0

5-6-2

6-3-1

COLUMBUS

28

11

14

3

25

68

80

6-7-1

5-7-2

5-4-1

NY ISLANDERS

28

8

15

5

21

74

96

5-6-5

3-9-0

2-6-2

WESTERN CONFERENCE CENTRAL

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

GF

GA

HOME

ROAD

LAST 10

CHICAGO

29

20

5

4

44

105

80

9-2-3

11-3-1

7-3-0

ST. LOUIS

26

18

5

3

39

91

60

11-1-2

7-4-1

7-3-0

COLORADO

25

19

6

0

38

76

52

10-4-0

9-2-0

6-4-0

MINNESOTA

29

16

8

5

37

70

67

11-3-2

5-5-3

5-4-1

DALLAS

26

13

9

4

30

74

76

4-3-4

9-6-0

5-3-2

WINNIPEG

29

13

12

4

30

78

82

7-6-3

6-6-1

5-3-2

NASHVILLE

28

13

12

3

29

63

78

6-5-2

7-7-1

5-4-1

PACIFIC

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

GF

GA

HOME

ROAD

LAST 10

SAN JOSE

27

19

3

5

43

96

62

10-1-2

9-2-3

9-1-0

ANAHEIM

30

18

7

5

41

93

80

10-0-2

8-7-3

3-3-4

LOS ANGELES

29

18

7

4

40

76

62

9-4-2

9-3-2

6-1-3

PHOENIX

27

16

7

4

36

91

86

9-2-2

7-5-2

5-3-2

VANCOUVER

30

15

10

5

35

80

78

5-5-3

10-5-2

4-3-3

CALGARY

26

9

13

4

22

70

93

4-5-3

5-8-1

3-5-2

EDMONTON

29

9

18

2

20

75

101

3-9-0

6-9-2

5-5-0

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LEAGUE LEADERS NHL STATS AS OF 12.04.13

POINTS RNK NAME

GP

G

A

PTS

+/-

PIM

SOG

SPCT

PPG

PPA SHG SHA

1

Sidney Crosby, PIT

29

15

23

38

1

18

103

14.6

5

10

0

0

2

Evgeni Malkin, PIT

29

7

30

37

1

30

87

8.0

2

15

0

0

3

John Tavares, NYI

28

11

21

32

-3

26

81

13.6

2

10

0

0

Patrick Kane, CHI

29

16

16

32

-1

10

92

17.4

7

5

0

0

Ryan Getzlaf, ANA

27

14

14

32

12

13

77

18.2

3

6

0

0

GOALS RNK NAME

GP

G

A

PTS

+/-

PIM

SOG

SPCT

PPG

1

Alex Ovechkin, WAS

26

21

9

30

-11

18

142

14.8

8

8

0

2

Alexander Steen, STL

26

20

11

31

13

12

87

23.0

5

3

0

0

3

Patrick Kane, CHI

29

16

16

32

-1

10

92

17.4

7

5

1

0

Corey Perry, ANA

30

16

15

31

10

28

110

14.5

2

3

0

0

Sidney Crosby, PIT

29

15

23

38

1

18

103

14.6

5

10

0

0

5

PPA SHG SHA 0

ASSISTS RNK NAME

GP

G

A

PTS

+/-

PIM

SOG

SPCT

PPG

1

Evgeni Malkin, PIT

29

7

30

37

1

30

87

8.0

2

PPA SHG SHA 15

0

0

2

Joe Thorton, SJS

27

5

25

30

10

2

38

13.2

2

7

0

1

3

Duncan Keith, CHI

29

1

24

25

12

4

79

1.3

1

6

0

1

4

Sidney Crosby, PIT

29

15

23

28

1

18

103

14.6

5

10

0

0

5

Henrik Sedin, VAN

30

7

21

28

3

22

57

12.3

3

8

0

0

POWER-PLAY GOALS RNK NAME

GP

G

A

PTS

+/-

PIM

SOG

SPCT

PPG

1

Alex Ovechkin, WAS

26

21

9

30

-11

18

142

14.8

8

PPA SHG SHA 8

0

0

2

Patrick Kane, CHI

29

16

16

32

-1

10

92

17.4

7

5

1

0

3

David Perron, EDM

25

11

11

22

-2

26

91

12.1

6

2

0

0

Zach Parise, MIN

28

11

12

23

6

18

115

9.6

6

3

1

0

Shane Doan, PHX

26

12

10

22

1

8

77

15.6

6

2

0

0

PLUS/MINUS RNK NAME

GP

G

A

PTS

+/-

PIM

SOG

SPCT

PPG

1

Justin Braun, SJS

27

2

6

8

20

8

39

5.1

1

PPA SHG SHA 0

0

0

2

Dustin Penner, ANA

23

9

13

22

17

10

52

17.3

4

5

0

0

Jan Hejda, COL

25

3

6

9

17

12

30

10.0

0

0

0

0

4

Marian Hossa, CHI

24

11

9

20

16

8

94

11.7

1

2

0

0

5

Francois Beauchemin, ANA 24

0

6

6

15

19

21

0.0

0

0

0

0

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AROUND THE NHL BY: MIKE PRISUTA

KEEP SHOOTING:

The Blackhawks’ recent shootout victory at Dallas tied a franchise record for both teams . The shootout on Nov . 29 went 11 rounds (Chicago eventually won the game, 2-1) . That tied the record for the longest shootout in Chicago history (Dec . 1, 2009 against Columbus) and the record for the longest shootout in Dallas history (Dec . 11, 2009), marks that had been set within days of one another . Matt Niskanen wound up with the shootout-deciding goal in the initial 11-round Stars encounter .

ROOKIE RESULTS:

Nashville’s 13-11-3 record through 27 games was achieved in part thanks to a couple of rookies contributing with regularity . Defenseman Seth Jones was first among NHL rookies in average ice time per game (23:42) and goaltender Marek Mazanec fashioned a run of eight consecutive games in which he allowed two goals or fewer while compiling an overall record of 5-4-1 with a 2 .00 goals-against average, a .932 save percentage and two shutouts .

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left winger Chris Kreider’s first career hat trick in a 5-2 win over the Canucks on Nov . 30 was the third produced by a Rangers rookie since 1990 (Jan Hlavac on Feb . 11, 2001 and Derek Stepan in his NHL debut on Oct . 9, 2010) .

SEASON OF MILESTONES:

Winnipeg center Olli Jokinen is having a season to remember . Jokinen scored his 300th career goal on Oct . 4 against Los Angeles . Next up was his 400th career assist and his 700th career point on Oct . 13 against New Jersey . Jokinen then appeared in his 1,100th career game on Oct . 27 at Colorado . And most recently Jokinen ran his career total for penalty minutes to 1,000 on Nov . 29 at Philadelphia .

HOME SWEET HOME:

Minnesota’s 15-8-5 mark through 28 games included goaltender Josh Harding running his records at the Xcel Energy Center to 10-1-0 this season, 13-2-0 in his last 15 decisions, 24-5-1 since Jan . 27, 2010 and 31-10-2 all-time at Xcel .

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The Pittsburgh Penguins and the Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center have teamed up to create the 2014 Penguins & Paws Charity Pet Calendar just in time for the holiday season! This 12-month calendar features the Penguins players away from the rink with their family pets or adoptable animals from the Animal Rescue League . The 2014 Penguins & Paws Charity Pet Calendar is available for sale at select locations on CONSOL Energy Center concourses during Penguins home games or can be purchased online at pittsburghpenguinsfoundation .org . The calendar may also be found at PensGear retail locations . Proceeds from calendar sales will directly benefit the Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center . Purchase a calendar for the Penguins fan or animal lover in your life!

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PENS & PINS RESERVE A SPOT FOR THE PENS & PINS CHARITY BOWLING TOURNAMENT TODAY! How would you like to bowl with the Pittsburgh Penguins team and make a child’s wish come true? You can do just that, and have a fantastic time doing so, at the Pens & Pins Charity Bowling Tournament! The fifth annual Pens & Pins Charity Bowling Tournament will take place on Monday, January 13, 2014 at Latitude 40 in Robinson for the benefit of Make-A-Wish® Greater PA and WV . Two Penguins players will serve as celebrity team captains for each bowling team in an event hosted by the team’s wives and girlfriends . Reservations to bowl or sponsor a wish child can be purchased by calling Make-A-Wish® at 412-471-9474 . Tournament openings are limited, so call soon!

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STAFF DIRECTORY OWNERSHIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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EXECUTIVE OPERATIONS Co-owner/Chairman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mario Lemieux Co-owner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ron Burkle CEO/President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Morehouse Executive VP/General Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ray Shero COO/General Counsel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Travis Williams Senior Vice President, Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .David Peart Vice President & Controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kevin Hart Vice President, Communications . . . . . . . . . . . Tom McMillan Vice President, Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . James Santilli Vice President of Ticket Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chad Slencak Director of Outreach . . . . . . . . . . . . Kimberly L . Slater–Wood Executive Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amber Auchey Mary Beth Bertoni Shipping/Receiving Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brett Hart Receptionist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kelly Hart

KEVIN HART

Vice President & Controller

TOM MCMILLAN Vice President, Communications

HOCKEY OPERATIONS Assistant General Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jason Botterill Assistant to the General Manager . . . . . . . . . Tom Fitzgerald Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dan Bylsma Assistant Coaches . . . . . . . . . . Tony Granato, Jacques Martin Todd Reirden Goaltending Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Bales Strength & Conditioning Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Kadar Video Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Andy Saucier Player Development Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bill Guerin Goaltender Development Coach . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Buckley Manager of Team Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Britt Hockey Operations Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Erik Heasley

JAMES SANTILLI

Vice President, Marketing

SCOUTS Director of Player Personnel . . . . . . . . . . . . Dan MacKinnon Co-Director of Amateur Scouting . . . . . . . . . . . Jay Heinbuck Co-Director of Amateur Scouting . . . . . . . . . . . Randy Sexton Director of Professional Scouting . . . . . . . . . . Derek Clancey Professional Scouts . . . . . . . . . . .Andre Savard, Don Waddell Head European Scout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Patrik Allvin Amateur Scouts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scott Bell, Luc Gauthier, Wayne Meier, Ron Pyette, Chris Depiero, Brian Fitzgerald, Erikki Rajamaki, Al Santilli, Tommy Westlund, Warren Young

CHAD SLENCAK

Vice President of Ticketing

EQUIPMENT/TRAINING STAFF Equipment Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dana Heinze Assistant Equipment Managers . . Teddy Richards, Dan Kroll Jon Taglianetti Head Athletic Trainer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chris Stewart Assistant Athletic Trainers . . . . . . . Curtis Bell, Patrick Steidle Physical Therapist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rick Joreitz Head Team Physician . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr . Christopher Harner Associate Team Physician . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr . Tanya Hagen Assistant Team Physician . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr . Dharmech Vyas Skating Consultant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marianne Watkins Mental Training Consultant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aimee Kimball

DAVE SOLTESZ

President, Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation

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COMMUNICATIONS

YOUTH HOCKEY

Senior Director of Communications . Jennifer Bullano

Executive Director of Strategic Planning . . . Rich Hixon

Manager of Communications . . . . . . . . Jason Seidling

Director of Youth Hockey Programs . Mark Shuttleworth

Executive Producer, Penguins Radio Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ray Walker

Director of Youth Hockey Skill Development . Cliff Loya

Radio Broadcasters . . . . . . . Mike Lange, Phil Bourque

Manager of Youth Hockey Development . . . . . . . . . . Andrew Taglianetti

TECHNOLOGY

GAME ENTERTAINMENT

Director, Video Productions & Technical Ops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Drew Warren

Senior Director, Production and Game Presentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rod Murray

Building Audio Engineer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Brian Duffy

Director, Event Presentation . . . . . . . . . . Bill Wareham

Building Audio/Video Specialist . . . . . . . .Aaron Miller

Director, Production Operations . . . . . . . Steve Finerty

Systems Administrators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jason Henry Walt Greene

Producers . . . . . . . . . Mike Davenport, Leo McCafferty Meghan McManimon

Junior Systems Administrator . . . . . . . . . Justin Mellor

Motion Graphics Designer . . . . . . . . . . Aaron Spiegel

MARKETING

Motion Graphics Design Producer . . . Padraic Driscoll

Senior Director of Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . Ross Miller Senior Director of Creative Services/Publications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barb Pilarski Graphic Designers . . . . . . . . . Erin Halley, Lori Haramia Director of Fan Development & Special Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jill Shipley Fan Development Coordinator . . . . . . . Laura Spencer

NEW MEDIA

Public Address Announcer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ryan Mill PensTV Host . . . . . . . . Katie O’Malley, Beth Swanson

TICKETING

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Senior Director of Premium Seating . . .Brian Magness

Director of Ticket Sales . . . . . . . . . . . .George Murphy Manager, Premium Seating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kyle Lux Manager, Premium Services . . . . . . . . . . . . Julia Drost Premium Service Representative . . . . . . Jon Seelnacht

Manager of New Media . . . . . . . . .Melissa Marchionna

Manager, Group Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mike Zatchey

New Media Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . Drew Hancherick

Ticket Sales Account Executives . . . . . George Birman Jeff Blizman Bonnie Golinski Nicole Kyslinger–Rudy Chuck Pukansky

Director of Content . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sam Kasan Manager of Content . . . . . . . . . . . Michelle Crechiolo PensTV Video Producer . . . . . . . . . . . Mark Cottington

CORPORATE SALES

Box Office Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carol Coulson Manager, Box Office Operations . . . . . . .Jason Onufer

Senior Director, Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mark Turley

Box Office Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kelly Gabany

Director, Corporate Sales . . . . . . . . . Robbie Hofmann

Director of Customer Service . . . . . . . . . . Kathy Davis

Director, Client Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lori Wineland

Customer Service Representatives . . . Danny Gardner Holly Bandish

Senior Manager, Client Services . . . . . . Julie Klausner Manager, Client Service . . . . . . . . . . . Lindsay Mulvihill Amanda Susko Corporate Sales Liaison . . . . . . . . . . . . Pierre Larouche

Director of Database Marketing . . . . . . . . . .Erin Exley Manager, Database Marketing . . . . . . . .Dana DiCello

PENGUINS FOUNDATION

FINANCE

President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dave Soltesz

Director of Finance . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mark R . Kuczinski

Director of Foundation Programs . . Jaime Greenwald

Senior Accountant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Troy Ussack

Program Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Emily Boccardi

Payroll Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Andrea Winschel

Director, Community/Alumni Relations . . Cindy Himes

Accounts Payable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tawni Love

Community Relations Manager . . . . . . Kathleen Unger

Staff Accountant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Neal Bruder

Community Relations/Alumni Liaison . . . Ed Johnston

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MARIO LEMIEUX CO-OWNER

Mario Lemieux, one of the most respected figures in National Hockey League history, is in his 15th season as co-owner and chairman of the board of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Under the leadership of Lemieux and co-owner Ron Burkle, the Penguins have become one of the premier franchises in the NHL and in all of sports, leading the way in fan relations, youth marketing, community outreach and innovative technology while consistently putting a winning product on the ice — including seven straight playoff appearances, three conference finals appearances in the past six years and a Stanley Cup championship in 2009. Known as Le Magnifique, Lemieux was one of the greatest players in NHL history from 1984-97 and 2000-06, winning six league scoring titles, three MVP awards and two Conn Smythe Trophies in addition to two Stanley Cups. A gifted 6-foot-4 centerman, he dominated play for parts of three decades despite a relentless series of medical setbacks, including multiple back surgeries and a battle with Hodgkin’s disease. He retired in 2006 as the No. 7 all-time scorer in NHL history with 1,723 points. He also ranked eighth all-time in goals (690) and 10th in assists (1,033). After retiring as a player in 1997, he put together an ownership group to buy the Penguins out of bankruptcy in September, 1999 and then returned to the ice on Dec. 27, 2000 — becoming the first player-owner of the modern era. In addition to his legendary hockey accomplishments, he continues to oversee the Mario Lemieux Foundation for cancer research and neo-natal research and hosts its annual golf tournament, which has raised more than $9 million for charity. More information is available at mariolemieux.org. Mario and his wife, Nathalie, and their four children live in Sewickley. For full bios, please visit pittsburghpenguins.com.

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RON BURKLE CO-OWNER

Ron Burkle, one of the preeminent investors in retail, manufacturing and distribution industries, is in his 15th season as co-owner of the Penguins. He teamed with Mario Lemieux to buy the team out of bankruptcy in September, 1999, and together they have become one of the outstanding ownership tandems in professional sports. Among Burkle’s many significant contributions to the Penguins was his essential role in negotiations for a new arena. CONSOL Energy Center is considered one of the finest indoor facilities in North America and has attracted many national-level events to Pittsburgh. Under the leadership of Lemieux and Burkle, the Penguins have sold out every game for six-plus seasons. Burkle founded the Yucaipa Companies in 1986 and has served as Chairman of the Board and controlling shareholder of numerous companies, including Alliance Entertainment, Golden State Foods, Dominick’s, Fred Meyer, Ralphs and Food4Less. Ron is Co-Chairman of the Burkle Center for International Relations at UCLA and is broadly involved in the community. He is a trustee of the Carter Center, the National Urban League, Frank Lloyd Wright Conservancy and AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA). Ron was the Founder and Chairman of the Ralph’s/ Food4Less Foundation and the Fred Meyer Inc. Foundation. He was a member of the board of Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY), KB Home (NYSE: KBH), Kaufman & Broad S.A. (Euronext: KOF), Yahoo! (Nasdaq: YHOO), the J. Paul Getty Trust, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Music Center and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. He has received numerous honors and awards, including the AFL-CIO’s Murray Green Meany Kirkland Community Service Award, the Los Angeles County Federation Man of the Year, the Los Angeles County Boy Scouts Jimmy Stewart Person of the Year Award and the APLA Commitment to Life Award. For full bios, please visit pittsburghpenguins.com.

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DAVID MOREHOUSE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER & PRESIDENT

David Morehouse is Chief Executive Officer and President of the Penguins, overseeing every aspect of the team’s operations. Since Morehouse was named President in April, 2007, the Penguins have reshaped their image and strategic vision with an emphasis on branding, fan relations, youth marketing, community interaction, corporate outreach and innovative technology. He was given the additional responsibilities of Chief Executive Officer in September, 2010. He reports directly to co-owners Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle. An emphasis on branding and marketing, coupled with the team’s success on the ice, enabled the Penguins to lead all U.S.based NHL, NBA and MLB teams in local television ratings during the 2012-13 season. The Penguins’ rating of 12.66 was the highest achieved by any U.S.-based NHL, NBA or MLB team on a regional sports network since 2002. Keeping with that trend, the Penguins led all U.S.-based NHL teams in website traffic and Twitter followers while continually setting new standards for merchandise sales. Youth hockey participation also is on the rise — in part because of the organization’s support for efforts such as Sidney Crosby’s Little Penguins Learn to Play program, which distributes free head-to-toe hockey equipment, including skates, to 1,000 kids ages 5-7 each year. The Pittsburgh native joined the Penguins in 2004 as Senior Consultant on the new arena project following a career in national politics that included stints at the White House, Pentagon and on Capitol Hill as well as key roles in two Presidential campaigns. He and his wife, Vanessa, have four children and live in Sewickley Heights.

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RAY SHERO

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT & GENERAL MANAGER

Ray Shero has established himself as one of the premiere NHL general managers during his tenure with the Penguins. Shero, an active member with USA Hockey and a member of the USA Hockey National Team Advisory Group, will serve as associate general manager for Team USA at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Shero, who is in his eighth season as Pittsburgh’s GM, has transformed a franchise that missed the playoffs from 2002-06 into a perennial championship contender, including two Stanley Cup Final appearances and a Cup title in 2009. Shero, who was named general manager of the Penguins in May, 2006, arrived with a firm, forward-thinking managerial style that incorporates cutting-edge methods of technology, player relations, prospect development and salary cap management. Shero cut his administrative teeth during 14 seasons as an assistant general manager with the Nashville Predators (1998-06) and Ottawa Senators (1993-98). Shero, a native of St. Paul, Minn., was raised in a hockey family filled with tradition. His father, Hall of Famer Fred Shero, played for the NY Rangers (1947-50) and coached the Philadelphia Flyers for seven seasons. Fred and Ray Shero are one of the few father-son tandems to have their names on the Cup. Shero played college hockey at St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y. He twice led the team in scoring and was named team captain on two occasions. He graduated in 1984 as one of the top-10 scorers in school history. Shero, who was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the 1982 NHL Draft, spent seven years as a player agent before making the transition to the front office. Ray and his wife, Karen, and their two sons reside in Upper St. Clair. 38

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JASON BOTTERILL ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER

Jason Botterill is in his fifth full season as assistant general manager after being promoted to his current position in May, 2009, by GM Ray Shero. As assistant GM, Botterill works closely with Shero on all hockeyrelated matters, including scouting, player development and contract negotiations. He also manages hockey operations and acts as GM for the club’s top minor-league affiliate, Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton of the American Hockey League. Prior to his promotion, Botterill, 37, worked two seasons as director of hockey administration with the Penguins; his responsibilities included salary cap management, professional and amateur scouting and overseeing prospect development. His avant-garde approach and understanding of the salary cap has been a major asset for the Penguins. Before joining the Pittsburgh organization, Botterill worked with NHL Central Registry and also scouted for the Dallas Stars. Botterill was a first-round draft pick (20th overall) by Dallas in the 1994 NHL Draft and played 88 NHL games over six seasons with Dallas, Atlanta, Calgary and Buffalo. He also played 393 career games in the AHL and IHL, recording 127 goals and 257 points. A native of Edmonton who grew up in Winnipeg, Botterill played four seasons at the University of Michigan and helped lead the Wolverines to the NCAA title in 1996. He also played for Team Canada at the World Junior Championships in 1994, ‘95 and ‘96 and won gold medals in all three tournaments. Following his playing career, he returned to the University of Michigan to earn his MBA. Jason and his wife, Andrea, and their daughter, Alisa, reside in Pittsburgh.

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DAN BYLSMA HEAD COACH

Dan Bylsma is already one of the most successful coaches in Penguins’ history, leading the team to a Stanley Cup championship, winning the Jack Adams Award as the NHL’s Most Outstanding Coach, and an Atlantic Division title in just four-plus seasons behind the bench. The Grand Haven, Mich. native will be Team USA’s head coach at the 2014 Winter Olympics Games in Sochi, Russia. Bylsma has led the Penguins to three 100-point seasons and five consecutive playoff berths, while becoming the winningest playoff coach in team history with 36 postseason victories and seven playoff series victories. continued on page 45

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Bylsma has the best regular-season winning percentage (.669) in team history with an all-time record of 201-93-25. His 201 wins are the second most in team history (Eddie Johnston, 232). In 2008-09, Bylsma penned one of the most remarkable starts to a head coaching career in NHL history. He began the season in his first head coaching job, with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, and finished the year by raising the Stanley Cup. Bylsma was promoted to Pittsburgh on Feb. 15, 2009, inspiring an 18-3-4 run in the final 25 games to climb from 10th to fourth place and home-ice advantage in the opening round. Bylsma joined the Penguins organization as assistant coach with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in 2006. Two seasons later he was promoted to WBS head coach in 2008-09. Bylsma played nine NHL seasons with Los Angeles and Anaheim from 1995-04. He was a member of Anaheim’s 2003 Western Conference championship team. Bylsma played four seasons of college hockey at Bowling Green. Dan and his wife, Mary Beth, have one son, Bryan, and reside in the North Hills. For full bios, please visit pittsburghpenguins.com.

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TONY GRANATO ASSISTANT COACH

Tony Granato is in his fifth season on the Penguins coaching staff. Granato will also serve as assistant coach under head coach Dan Bylsma for Team USA at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Prior to joining the Penguins, Granato, 48, spent six seasons with the Colorado Avalanche and served two stints as Avalanche head coach (2002-04 and 2008-09). Granato led Colorado to a Northwest Division title in 2003. Granato played 13 NHL seasons with the NY Rangers (1988-90), Los Angeles (90-96) and San Jose (96-01). In 1997, he played in the NHL All-Star Game and was the recipient of the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy. Granato played four seasons at the University of Wisconsin and was inducted into the Badgers’ Hall of Fame in 2000. He also played for the U.S. National Team in 1987-88 and represented his country in the 1988 Olympic Games in Calgary. Tony and his wife, Linda, are the parents of four children and reside in the South Hills. 46

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TODD REIRDEN ASSISTANT COACH

Todd Reirden is in his fourth season as an assistant coach with the Penguins. Reirden, 41, joined the Penguins organization August 18, 2008 as an assistant coach in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League. He was promoted to head coach following Dan Bylsma’s promotion to Pittsburgh. Reirden then joined Pittsburgh’s extended playoff coaching staff and helped the team win the Stanley Cup. In his only full season as head coach in WBS in 2009-10, Reirden led the team to a 41-34-2-3 mark and a playoff berth. Prior to joining the Penguins organization, Reirden spent one season as an assistant coach with his alma mater — the Bowling Green Falcons. Reirden played 13 professional seasons, appearing in 183 NHL games with Edmonton, St. Louis, Atlanta and Phoenix. Todd and his wife, Shelby, have one son, Travis, and reside in the North Hills. For full bios, please visit pittsburghpenguins.com.

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JACQUES MARTIN ASSISTANT COACH

Jacques Martin is in his first season on the Penguins coaching staff. Martin, 61, has spent nearly 30 years coaching at the NHL level, serving as head coach with St. Louis (1986-88), Ottawa (1995-2004), Florida (2005-08) and Montreal (2009-12) and as an assistant coach with Chicago (1988-90) and Quebec/Colorado (1990-95). Martin was an associate coach on the 2002 Canadian Olympic squad that won a gold medal in Salt Lake City. Martin was a Jack Adams Award recipient as NHL Coach of the Year with Ottawa in 1998-99, and was a finalist on three other occasions. Also as head coach of the Florida Panthers, Martin worked a dual role as general manager from 2006-08. Martin’s NHL head coaching resume includes 1,294 games, 613 wins and 12 playoff appearances in 17 seasons. He ranks 10th all-time in wins and seventh all-time in games coached in NHL history. Martin played college hockey at St. Lawrence University. Jacques has two daughters.

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MIKE BALES GOALTENDING COACH

Mike Bales is in his first season as Pittsburgh’s goaltending coach after serving the previous two seasons as the club’s goaltender development coach. Under Bale’s tutelage during the 2012-13 season, goaltenders Jeff Zatkoff and Brad Thiessen of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins combined to allow the fewest goals (178) in the American Hockey League (AHL). Zatkoff’s 1.93 goals-against average was the lowest in the AHL. Bales, who hails from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, spent 18 seasons playing professionally from 1992-2010, including stints in the National Hockey League with Boston and Ottawa. Bales, who was originally drafted by Boston in the fifth round of the 1990 NHL Draft, also saw action in the American Hockey League, the International Hockey League, Germany, Sweden and Northern Ireland. Bales played three collegiate seasons with Ohio State University from 1989-92. Mike and his wife, Melanie, have three children, William, Alexander and Alexa. For full bios, please visit pittsburghpenguins.com.

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TRAVIS WILLIAMS CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Travis Williams is in his third season as Chief Operating Officer of the Penguins, overseeing finance, legal affairs, technology, business development and arena operations while reporting directly to CEO/President David Morehouse. Williams joined the Penguins in 2008 as Senior Vice President of Business Affairs/General Counsel and oversaw the construction and development of CONSOL Energy Center — bringing the project to completion on time and under budget. He is the organization’s liaison with building manager AEG Facilities and works closely with AEG on all arena-related events and initiatives. Williams also is the Penguins’ point man on the development of the former Civic Arena site and the construction of the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry. Previously, he had been a partner at Reed Smith LLP. Williams graduated from Penn State University and received a Juris Doctorate from Duquesne University, summa cum laude. He lives in Nevillewood with his wife, Nichole, and six children.

DAVID PEART SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, SALES

David Peart is in his third full season as Senior Vice President of Sales and Service, overseeing all local revenue generating departments for the team including business partnerships, corporate sales, premium seating, ticket sales, broadcasting, and concession and merchandise sales strategy. Under his direction, the Penguins created the team’s Founding Partner Program at CONSOL Energy Center and launched one of the most comprehensive fan engagement initiatives in sports helping, the team to be consistently ranked among the top sports teams in Fan Relations, according to ESPN the Magazine. Peart has a wide range of sports management experience, having held senior-level positions with the San Francisco 49ers, Houston Texans, Dallas Stars and Texas Rangers. The Kennedy Township native is a graduate of Point Park University, where he is a member of the Board of Trustees. He and his wife, Julie, have two children.

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Team Advisory Group — which selects players for all U. S. National Teams, including Olympic teams — since February 2007. Shero’s relationship with Poile and his relationship with Bylsma has already helped make the process run smoothly. “It’s already been a big factor in such a short period of time since finding out about being the head coach, working with David Poile as the GM,” Bylsma said. “Ray has been a guy I’m very comfortable with and obviously his experience with David Poile, he’s been a big part of our conversations already in terms of going forward with the summer, the orientation camp and the picking of the team and the players heading over for the Olympic Games. So that familiarity and Ray’s experience with me and me with Ray, that’s going to be a big part of our team and the management staff. It’s already been a big part.” It’s going to be quite a road to the Olympic Games, and Bylsma knows that. But he also knows he has to stay focused on the main goal, winning gold — and enjoying everything that happens on the journey. “I think every day, some new realization about being in the Olympics, being on Team USA, competing for a gold medal, comes to mind,” Bylsma smiled. “I think the Olympic Village, the Olympic Games, competing on that grand stage is just every day, what an honor it is to be a part of it. It’s an honor to be the head coach and just really looking forward to that opportunity. Every day is dawning on me.” 66


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JOIN THE RUSH! Introduced in the mid 1990’s, the American Eagle Student Rush Program is one of the most popular and well known marketing initiatives of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Designed to sell remaining game-day inventory, the American Eagle Student Rush program provides the Pittsburgh Penguins an opportunity to introduce new fans to the game of hockey at a discounted rate. Based upon the positive feedback the organization has received from current season ticket holders who were one-time Student Rush participants, the program has been successful in developing a long-term relationship with young, active Pittsburghers. During the 2013-14 season, at least 200 American Eagle Student Rush tickets will be made available for each regular season home game at CONSOL Energy Center. To avoid long waits outside during the winter months, the organization will host online pre-sales for most games. To receive pre-sale information, students can text RUSH to 32623 to register for the American Eagle Student Rush Mobile Club. Each pre-game text includes the opportunity to win two free tickets to the next home game! In addition to the 200 tickets offered each game, several special Student Rush nights will be held. At least 500 student rush tickets will be available for these select games at the American Eagle Gate. Music, prizes and giveaways will also be provided courtesy of American Eagle Outfitters. TM

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PENGUINS MOBILE AND SOCIAL MEDIA MOBILE WEB Visit pittsburghpenguins.com on your mobile device for an experience catered to your particular phone, including recent headlines, upcoming schedule information, and recent game results. APPS You can download the official Pittsburgh Penguins app in iTunes and Android Market for a full multimedia experience in the palm of your hand. Watch video on demand, use GameTracker, read articles and more with one of the most advanced apps in sports. The Pittsburgh Penguins iPad app has just been released! Get all of your Penguins news, information and video in one great app for your iPad. Be sure to check out the SOCIAL ZONE, the ultimate second screen experience for Penguins fans.

TEXT MESSAGING Want to receive breaking Penguins news via text message? Text PENS to 32623 to sign up. Are you a student? If so text RUSH to 32623 to sign up for the American Eagle Student Rush Mobile Club to receive text alerts about student ticket availability, contests and more. Penguins fans can also play along with the FedEx PENS PREDICTOR game, which allows fans to participate in the excitement of Pittsburgh Penguins games by responding to a question posed by broadcasters and Penguins’ social media during pre-game festivities. Text PREDICT to 32623 to participate and have questions delivered straight to your phone. Text STOP to 32623 to opt out. SOCIAL MEDIA With one of hockey’s largest social media fan bases, following the Penguins’ Facebook page, Instagram and Twitter accounts are a great way to get insider access and interact with other fans. Facebook: Visit facebook.com/penguins to “like” the Penguins. Instagram: Get behind-the-scenes of Pittsburgh Penguins Hockey Twitter: Be sure to follow all three of the Penguins’ official Twitter accounts. @penguins:

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VERIZON GAME DAY REPORT A game day update following the Penguins’ morning skate. The report includes the latest game-related information (injuries, lineup changes, starting goalie, etc.), interviews from the locker room and a brief preview of the night’s matchup. TRIB TOTAL MEDIA SCOUTING REPORT A detailed scouting report of the Penguins’ upcoming opponent will run the day before the game. The scouting report features a look at the opponent’s recent play, injury updates, note which players are hot and which to keep an eye on. DICK’S SPORTING GOODS PLAYS OF THE WEEK A weekly segment of the Top 5 Penguins highlights from the previous week. Categories include: top goals, top plays, top saves, top hits, and more. See if your favorite play made our countdown! CONSOL ENERGY PRESENTS GREAT MOMENTS IN PENGUINS HISTORY A look at historical moments and players throughout the team’s past. This show features memorable games, series, championships, events, player profiles and more from the Penguins’ history. 84 LUMBER LOCKER ROOM SOUNDBITES Listen in as your favorite Penguins discuss practice and games with the media. GEICO COACH’S CORNER When Dan Bylsma speaks, people listen. That’s right, you can tune into PensTV for Coach Dan’s daily chats with the media. UPMC ULTIMATE HIGHLIGHT The best new music and the best NHL highlights come together in the UPMC Ultimate Highlight! Featuring new releases from major record companies, this special presentation is the ultimate in hockey entertainment. TOYOTA TWITTER Q AND A It’s your turn to interview the Penguins! Submit your question via Twitter at @penguins and we might ask your question to your favorite Penguins players! CLEARVIEW FEDERAL CREDIT UNION PRESENTS A PEEK INSIDE A weekly look behind the scenes; snippets of the Pittsburgh Penguins television show, In The Room will be showcased. Players Mic’d up, coaches meetings, travel and what life is like off the ice for hockey players. Welcome Inside.

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ICEBURGH CALLS THE PENALTIES UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT Challenging or disputing the ruling of an official and abusing the line of respect.

HOOKING Using the stick or blade to hook an opponent.

MISCONDUCT Called for various forms of unsportsmanlike conduct.

HOLDING Using hands on an opponent or his equipment.

CROSS CHECKING Hitting an opponent with both hands on the stick and no part of the stick on the ice.

INTERFERENCE Having contact with an opponent not in possession of the puck.

BOARDING Driving the opponent into the boards.

ICING Shooting the puck across the opponent’s goal line from behind the center red line and allowing the opponent to touch the puck first.

ELBOWING Using the elbow to impede an opponent.

SPEARING Using the stick like a spear.

KNEEING Using the knee to impede an opponent.

WASHOUT Disallowing of a goal when signaled by a referee. No off-side or icing when used by a linesman.

ROUGHING Engaging in fisticuffs or shoving.

SLASHING Swinging the stick at an opponent.

TRIPPING Using the stick, arm or leg to cause the opponent to trip or fall.

HIGH STICKING Carrying the stick above the shoulder against an opponent.

CHARGING Taking three or more strides before checking an opponent.

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2013.14 ON-ICE OFFICIALS REFEREES *Burchell, Darcy . . . . . Charron, Francis . . . . . *Chmielewski, Tom . . . Devorski, Paul . . . . . . Dwyer, Gord . . . . . . . Furlatt, Eric . . . . . . . *Hanson, Trevor . . . . . Hasenfratz, Mike . . . . . Hebert, Ghislain . . . . . Hebert, Jean . . . . . . . Jackson, Dave . . . . . . Joannette, Marc . . . . . Kimmerly, Greg . . . . . Kowal, Tom . . . . . . . *Knorr, Trent . . . . . . . Kowal, Tom . . . . . . . Kozari, Steve . . . . . . . L’Ecuyer, Frederick . . . . LaRue, Dennis . . . . . . Lee, Chris . . . . . . . . Leggo, Mike . . . . . . . *Lemelin, Mark . . . . . *Lewis, Dave . . . . . . . *Luxmore, Thomas John. Martell, Rob . . . . . . . McCauley, Wes . . . . . *McIsaac, Jon . . . . . . Meier, Brad . . . . . . . Morton, Dean . . . . . . O’Halloran, Dan . . . . . O’Rourke, Dan . . . . . . Peel, Tim. . . . . . . . . Pochmara, Brian . . . . . Pollock, Kevin . . . . . . Rehman, Kyle . . . . . . Rooney, Chris . . . . . . *Skilliter, Graham . . . . St. Pierre, Justin . . . . . St-Laurent, Francois . . . Sutherland, Kelly. . . . . Van Massenhoven, Don . Walsh, Ian . . . . . . . . Watson, Brad . . . . . .

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BUILDING INFORMATION ALCOHOL Guests of CONSOL Energy Center must be 21 years of age or older to purchase and/or consume alcoholic beverages. ARAMARK reserves the right to check proof of legal drinking age. There is a maximum of TWO (2) alcoholic beverages per purchase at all concession stands and portable vendors. For Pittsburgh Penguins games, all alcohol sales within the arena will conclude at the beginning of the third period. Individual concerts and events are determined on a show-by-show basis.

ATM MACHINES For the convenience of our fans, ATMs are available in CONSOL Energy Center: First Niagara Bank - Outside section 119 and 230, and in the lobby of the Trib Total Media Gate PNC Bank on PNC Legends Level - Outside of party suite 44 and suite 13

BAGS, BACKPACKS AND PURSES For security purposes, only small personal bags (purses, baby or diaper bags, etc.) will be permitted inside CONSOL Energy Center and all items are subject to search upon entrance. Large bags, coolers, backpacks and sealed packages, including gifts for performers and/or athletes of any kind are not permitted unless otherwise noted on the individual event page.

BANNERS AND SIGNS Banners and signs are permitted for most events, providing they are appropriate, as deemed by building management. Signs must not be commercial in nature or utilize wood, metal or other types of objects for support. They cannot be hung or fastened anywhere in the building or in any way obstruct another guest’s view or building signage.

AUTOMOTIVE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AAA will have a “Puck Truck” at all Penguins home games. The “Puck Truck” is available to assist patrons that have trouble with their vehicles in CONSOL Energy Center lots only. Fans can call 1.800.AAA.HELP after the start of the third period.

BABY CHANGING STATIONS Baby changing stations are available in all restrooms, located on all seating levels of CONSOL Energy Center.

CAMERAS Cameras are permitted into CONSOL Energy Center for Pittsburgh Penguins hockey games and most events. If allowed, CONSOL Energy Center continued on page 86

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building policy states only small personal still cameras equipped with three (3) inch lens or smaller be brought into the building. Cameras with detachable lenses or flashes are not permitted. Video, audio and professional camera and recording devices are strictly prohibited in the building. For all other non-hockey events, camera policies will vary. Please check the individual event page for further information.

CREDIT CARDS VISA, Discover, MasterCard and American Express credit cards are accepted at all merchandise and concession stands.

DESIGNATED DRIVERS Guests of legal drinking age who hold a valid driver’s license and wish to sign up to be a designated driver, may visit Guest Services at section 104 for specific Designated Driver booth locations during Pittsburgh Penguins games. In return for safe and sober transportation of their group from CONSOL Energy Center, the designated driver will receive a coupon redeemable for a complimentary soft drink during the game.

DOORS OPEN Doors generally open one (1) hour prior to the start of an event at CONSOL Energy Center, including Pittsburgh Penguins games. Please check the individual event page for further information. CONSOL Energy Center has a no re-entry policy; once you leave the building during an event, you will not be permitted to return.

EMERGENCY EVACUATION In the event of an emergency, CONSOL Energy Center staff will utilize the public address (PA) system

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ENTRANCES AND EXITS There are four (4) points of entry into CONSOL Energy Center: American Eagle Gate (Fifth Avenue and Washington Place), Trib Total Media Gate (Centre Avenue Lower Entrance), Verizon Gate (Centre Avenue Upper Entrance), and a private parking garage entrance for suite ticket holders.

FAMILY RESTROOMS Family restrooms are available on all levels of CONSOL Energy Center near sections 106/107, 108, 115, 121, 213, 225, party suite 44 and suite 13.

FIRST AID There are two (2) UPMC First Aid Stations, one on each level of CONSOL Energy Center. UPMC First Aid is located adjacent to the Guest Services office outside section 104 and behind the concession stand at section 232.

FOOD AND BEVERAGES No food or beverages of any kind are permitted to be brought into CONSOL Energy Center. Concession stands located throughout the arena sell a wide variety of food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Patrons requesting to bring in outside food or beverage due to health conditions should contact Guest Services in advance at info@consolenergycenter.com. continued on page 88


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Visit our various locations: Trib Total Media Gate, Verizon Gate, Sections 109, 119, 204, 215, SouthSide Works

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Pennsylvania State Law prohibits the sale of alcohol to all persons under the age of 21. Guests are required to show proper identification and proof of age when purchasing alcoholic beverages.

LOST AND FOUND If an item is lost or found during an event please see the Guest Services office located outside section 104. Guests inquiring about lost items after an event should call 412.804.7903. Items lost at events are held in storage for thirty (30) days and then either disposed of or donated to an appropriate charity.

RE-ENTRY POLICY Exit and re-entry is not permitted at CONSOL Energy Center.

SECURITY In the interest of guests and staff safety, a search process is required for all events in order to prevent guests from bringing unauthorized and prohibited items into the arena.

SMOKING POLICY Smoking is not permitted inside CONSOL Energy Center.

PENSGEAR PensGear Powered by Reebok, the official team store of the Pittsburgh Penguins, is located in the lobby of CONSOL Energy Center, inside the Trib Total Media Gate. Store hours vary. Please call 412.553.8553 for more information. Refer to page 87 for additional store locations throughout CONSOL Energy Center.

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signs on poles, weapons or any other

Birthday and anniversary messages can be displayed at Pittsburgh Penguins hockey games only. A $20 donation is required to the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation. To have a birthday or anniversary message displayed, visit the ‘Fan Zone’ section of pittsburghpenguins.com. All requests must be placed at least forty-eight (48)

items deemed dangerous and/or

hours prior to each game.

PROHIBITED ITEMS Bags, back packs, air horns, coolers (hard/soft sided), thermoses, large purses, cans, bottles, flasks, alcoholic beverages, laser pointers, video or audio recording devices, professional cameras/lens, tripods, banners or

inappropriate are strictly prohibited. Small purses, camera cases, binocular cases and diaper bags will be permitted, however, all items that do not pass security must be returned to vehicles.

QUESTIONS For general questions, please call 412.642.1800 or e-mail info@consolenergycenter.com.

TAG-A-KID In the event a parent and child might be separated at a CONSOL Energy Center event, parents can register their child with the Tag-A-Kid program. A wristband with the parent’s seat location and contact number will be given to the child. Registration is available at the Guest Services office located outside section 104. continued on page 91

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OFFICIAL FURNITURE PROVIDER FOR THE PENGUINSÂŽ Use of video or audio recording equipment is strictly prohibited. CONSOL Energy Center reserves the right to confiscate any tape or film and remove the patron from the building.

Tickets ordered or prepaid can be picked up at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Box Office, located in the lobby of the Trib Total Media Gate. Will Call windows open one (1) hour prior to events and patrons must present valid photo identification and the credit card of record when picking up tickets.

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A limited number of wheelchairs are available for transporting guests that are disabled to their seating location. Guests can be transported from the gates to their seats. If a wheelchair is needed for the duration of the event, guests must supply their own wheelchairs. Wheelchairs cannot be reserved in advance. Upon arrival, guests can arrange for a wheelchair at any entrance of CONSOL Energy Center. Please see a CONSOL Energy Center employee to assist with wheelchair transportation.

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VIDEO CAMERAS Use of video or audio recording equipment is strictly prohibited. CONSOL Energy Center reserves the right to confiscate any tape or film and remove the patron from the building.

WHEELCHAIRS A limited number of wheelchairs are available for transporting guests that are disabled to their seating location. Guests can be transported from the gates to their seats. If a wheelchair is needed for the duration of the event, guests must supply their own wheelchairs. Wheelchairs cannot be reserved in advance. Upon arrival, guests can arrange for a wheelchair at any entrance of CONSOL Energy Center. Please see a CONSOL Energy Center employee to assist with wheelchair transportation.

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WILL CALL Tickets ordered or prepaid can be picked up at the DICK’S Sporting Goods Box Office, located in the lobby of the Trib Total Media Gate. Will Call windows open one (1) hour prior to events and patrons must present valid photo identification and the credit card of record when picking up tickets.


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CONSOL Energy Center

CONCESSIONS The CONSOL Energy Center menu includes options for every type of fan and event attendee. First stop is a great selection from one of our partners — Pizza Hut® Pizza. Moving forward, a visit is less than complete without trying fan favorites such as our Angus Cheeseburger, Grilled Chicken Ciabatta, Cheese Steak Dippers, Smoked Turkey Wrap, Italian or Vegetarian Panini, and Pretzel Stick with Bacon Cheddar Dip. Traditional favorites such as Nachos Grande, Smith’s Hot Dogs, Caesar Salad, Chicken Tenders & Fries, Fan Favorite Snacks, and a nice selection of Dr. Pepper/ Snapple Products are also offered. To those that want the everchanging option, our Chef’s Carved Sandwich of the day would be the overwhelming choice. Please join us for an experience you won’t easily forget! PIZZA HUT® Pizza Singles 9” Sections: 107, 120, 212, 232 Pizza Slices Sections: 103, 113

SMITH’S® Hotdogs Sections: 101, 107, 109, 111, 116, 121, 212, 218, 223, 225, 231, 232

NAKAMA Sushi Sections: 101, 105 Captain Morgan Club 111

DUNKIN DONUTS Sections: 109, 212

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SMOKEHOUSE Beef Brisket, Chicken & Pulled Pork Sandwiches Sections: 115, 205

MILLER LITE BREWHOUSE Section: 206

BURGATORY Burgers, Fries, Milkshakes Section: 206

DAIRY QUEEN Dilly Bar, Buster Bar, Stars & Stripes Starkiss Sections: 105, 234


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@ALLIANARCHY What is your favorite kind of animal? We always see you around some kind of animal :) #AskGeno “I like a lot but most of all, I like dogs. I have dogs back in Russia. I have a cat here too, but I think my favorite is dogs.”

@DKDAMON What is your favorite goal that you have scored? #AskGeno “My favorite is my first NHL goal. It wasn’t a pretty goal but it is my favorite because I remember I came into my first game very nervous. I remember how everyone supported me and the whole Mellon Arena stood up. It is an unbelievable feeling, amazing to remember the first time too.” 97


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PITTSBURGH PENGUINS

BY THE NUMBERS STATS AS OF 12.04.13

PLAYER

GP

G

A

PTS

+/-

PIM

PPG

PPA

SHG

SHA

SOG

SPCT

Sidney Crosby

29

15

23

38

1

18

5

10

0

0

103

14.6

Evgeni Malkin

29

7

30

37

1

30

2

15

0

0

87

8.0

Chris Kunitz

29

14

14

28

10

20

6

6

0

0

91

15.4

Jussi Jokinen

29

9

9

18

-1

4

3

4

0

0

57

15.8

James Neal

14

9

8

17

1

10

4

5

0

0

56

16.1

Pascal Dupuis

29

3

10

13

5

6

0

0

0

0

71

4.2

Brandon Sutter

29

5

6

11

E

6

1

1

0

0

46

10.9

Paul Martin

23

2

9

11

-1

8

0

5

0

0

29

6.9

Matt Niskanen

29

1

10

11

13

19

1

1

0

0

40

2.5

Kris Letang

20

5

5

10

-4

8

4

3

0

0

59

8.5

Tanner Glass

24

2

4

6

-1

38

0

0

0

0

22

9.1

Joe Vitale

27

1

5

6

1

15

0

0

0

0

23

4.3

Brooks Orpik

29

1

5

6

1

10

0

0

0

0

21

4.8 10.0

Craig Adams

29

3

2

5

E

27

0

0

0

0

30

Olli Maatta

29

1

4

5

1

4

0

1

0

0

39

2.6

Jayson Megna

9

2

2

4

1

0

0

0

0

0

12

16.7

Beau Bennett

12

1

2

3

E

0

0

0

0

0

14

7.1

Deryk Engelland

22

2

1

3

-4

23

0

0

0

0

26

7.7

Chuck Kobasew

12

2

0

2

3

2

0

0

0

0

18

11.1

Brian Gibbons

5

1

1

2

E

2

0

0

0

0

4

25.0

Chris Conner

6

1

0

1

E

0

0

0

0

0

4

25.0

Andrew Ebbett

4

0

1

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

11

0.0

Robert Bortuzzo

15

0

0

0

-3

16

0

0

0

0

9

0.0

Zach Sill

3

0

0

0

E

0

0

0

0

0

17

0.0

Simon Despres

4

0

0

0

3

2

0

0

0

0

2

0.0

Harry Zolnierczyk

3

0

0

0

E

0

0

0

0

0

8

0.0

TEAM TOTALS

29

87

26

270

26

51

0

0

902

8.2

GOALIES

GP

W

L

SV

SV%

SO

TGA

TSA

PIM

ENG

Marc-Andre Fleury

24

15

7

1

2.06

535

0.918

3

48

583

0

2

Jeff Zatkoff

6

4

2

0

2.80

146

0.901

1

16

162

0

0

TOTALS

30

19

9

1

2.43

681

0.910

4

62

745

0

2

152 239

OTL GAA

101


PITTSBURGH PENGUINS

HEADSHOTS ACTIVE PLAYERS AS OF 12.04.13

MATT

OLLI

DERYK

NISKANEN

MAATTA

ENGELLAND

CHRIS

BRANDON

JAMES

14

16

18

2

KUNITZ

SUTTER

CHRIS

ANDREW

23

25

CONNER

102

3

EBBETT

5

PASCAL

DUPUIS

9

MATT

NEAL

D’AGOSTINI

CRAIG

MARC-ANDRE

27

29

ADAMS

22

FLEURY


JUSSI

JOKINEN

36

BROOKS

ORPIK

44

JEFF

ZACH

37

38

ZATKOFF

JOE

VITALE

46

EVGENI

MALKIN

71

SILL

KRIS

LETANG

58

ROBERT

BORTUZZO

41

JAYSON

MEGNA

59

SIDNEY

CROSBY

87

103


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ROSTER

ACTIVE PLAYERS AS OF 12.04.13

#

PLAYER

2

Matt Niskanen

3

Olli Maatta

D

5

Deryk Engelland

D

9

Pascal Dupuis

RW LW

14 Chris Kunitz 16 Brandon Sutter

POS

HT

WT

#

PLAYER

POS

HT

WT

D

6-0

209

29 Marc-Andre Fleury

G

6-2

180

6-2

206

36 Jussi Jokinen

6-2

215

37 Jeff Zatkoff

LW

5-11

198

G

6-2

179

6-1

205

6-0

195

38 Zach Sill

C

6-0

202

41 Robert Bortuzzo

D

6-4

215

C

6-3

190

44 Brooks Orpik

D

6-2

219

18 James Neal

LW

6-2

208

46 Joe Vitale

C

5-11

205

22 Matt D’Agostini

RW

6-0

198

58 Kris Letang

D

6-0

201

23 Chris Conner

RW

5-8

190

59 Jayson Megna

C

6-1

195

25 Andrew Ebbett 27 Craig Adams

104

C

5-9

174

71 Evgeni Malkin

C

6-3

195

RW

6-0

200

87 Sidney Crosby

C

5-11

200


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ROSTER

ACTIVE PLAYERS AS OF 12.04.13

#

PLAYER

POS

HT

WT

#

5

Jack Skille

RW

6-1

216

6

Nikita Nikitin

D

6-4

7

Jack Johnson

D

6-1

PLAYER

POS

HT

WT

27 Ryan Murray

D

6-1

208

223

31 Curtis McElhinney

G

6-3

205

238

38 Boone Jenner

C

6-2

208

11 Matt Calvert

LW

5-11

187

39 Michael Chaput

C

6-2

197

13 Cam Atkinson

RW

5-8

174

42 Artem Anisimov

C

6-4

198

14 Blake Comeau

LW

6-1

202

47 Dalton Prout

D

6-3

222

C

6-2

216

51 Fedor Tyutin

D

6-2

212

17 Brandon Dubinsky 18 RJ Umberger 19 Ryan Johansen 21 James Wisniewski 26 Corey Tropp

LW

6-2

214

55 Mark Letestu

C

5-10

199

C

6-3

223

58 David Savard

D

6-2

219

D

5-11

203

71 Nick Foligno

LW

6-0

210

RW

6-0

185

72 Sergei Bobrovsky

G

6-2

182

105


COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS

HEADSHOTS ACTIVE PLAYERS AS OF 12.04.13

JACK

SKILLE

5

CAM

ATKINSON

13

RYAN

JOHANSEN

19

106

NIKITA

NIKITIN

6

BLAKE

COMEAU

14

JAMES

WISNIEWSKI

21

JACK

JOHNSON

7

BRANDON

DUBINSKY

17

COREY

TROPP

26

MATT

CALVERT

11

RJ

UMBERGER

18

RYAN

MURRAY

27


CURTIS

MCELHINNEY

31

DALTON

PROUT

47

BOONE

JENNER

38

FEDOR

TYUTIN

51

NICK

FOLIGNO

71

MICHAEL

CHAPUT

39

MARK

LETESTU

55

ARTEM

ANISIMOV

42

DAVID

SAVARD

58

SERGEI

BOBROVSKY

72

107


COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS

BY THE NUMBERS STATS AS OF 12.04.13

PLAYER

GP

G

A

PTS

+/-

PIM

PPG

PPA

SHG

SHA

SOG

SPCT

Ryan Johansen

28

10

10

20

-4

12

5

0

0

0

77

13.0

James Wisniewski

27

2

16

18

-1

27

8

0

0

0

55

3.6

Brandon Dubinsky

22

5

10

15

1

40

2

2

1

1

50

10.0 21.2

Nick Foligno

22

7

7

14

3

38

2

0

0

3

33

R.J. Umberger

28

6

8

14

-4

8

3

0

0

3

52

11.5

Artem Anisimov

28

7

4

11

-6

4

1

1

0

0

53

13.2

Marian Gaborik

17

5

6

11

1

6

2

0

0

0

42

11.9

Cam Atkinson

28

6

5

11

-7

6

1

0

0

2

81

7.4

Fedor Tyutin

25

2

8

10

-7

12

5

0

0

0

25

8.0

Mark Letestu

28

1

8

9

-5

6

2

0

1

0

30

3.3

David Savard

21

0

7

7

4

10

1

0

0

0

18

0.0

Ryan Murray

28

3

3

6

2

6

1

0

0

0

18

16.7

Nikita Nikitin

21

1

5

6

-4

4

0

0

0

1

30

3.3

Jack Johnson

28

2

3

5

-13

22

0

0

0

0

38

5.3

Matt Calvert

9

1

3

4

2

7

1

0

0

0

9

11.1

Blake Comeau

28

2

2

4

-8

17

0

0

0

0

46

4.3

Boone Jenner

18

2

1

3

-6

18

1

0

0

0

25

8.0

Derek MacKenzie

22

2

1

3

-5

9

0

0

0

0

22

9.1

Jack Skille

7

2

0

2

2

2

0

0

0

0

8

25.0

Dalton Prout

18

0

2

2

-6

22

0

0

0

0

16

0.0

Jared Boll

21

1

0

1

-6

38

0

0

0

0

9

11.1

Corey Tropp

3

0

1

1

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

0.0

Sean Collins

6

0

1

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

6

0.0

Michael Chaput

17

0

1

1

E

2

0

0

0

0

6

0.0

Tim Erixon

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.0

Ryan Craig

3

0

0

0

-2

0

0

0

0

0

3

0.0

TEAM TOTALS

28

67

-66

318

35

3

2

10

753

7.6

GOALIES

GP

W

L

SV

SV%

SO

TGA

TSA

PIM

ENG

Sergei Bobrovsky

23

10

11

2

2.72

587

0.909

1

59

646

0

3

Curtis McElhinney

8

1

3

1

2.34

184

0.925

0

15

199

0

2

TOTALS

31

11

14

3

2.53

771

0.917

1

74

845

0

5

112 179

OTL GAA

109


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WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON PENGUINS Brian Gibbons Tom Kostopoulos Andrew Ebbett Brendan Mikkelson Harry Zolnierczyk Chris Conner Simon Despres Jayson Megna Nick Drazenovic Dominik Uher Scott Harrington Adam Payerl Brian Dumoulin Tom Kuhnhackl Mike Carman Zach Sill Philip Samuelsson Bobby Farnham Nick D'Agostino

SKATERS

GP 18 18 18 20 18 15 17 11 12 19 21 19 20 20 13 14 21 15 14

G 7 8 6 2 9 6 3 7 2 3 2 2 1 5 2 2 0 1 0

Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond

15

1

Cody Sylvester Denver Manderson Paul Thompson Peter Merth Carter Rowney Anton Zlobin Reid McNeill Dustin Stevenson

5 5 14 1 2 1 8 4

1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A

PTS 24 17 15 14 12 11 11 10 10 9 8 6 6 5 5 5 5 3 3

PIM 29 23 16 27 27 8 21 2 6 30 27 26 17 16 4 27 31 47 11

1

2

85

E

0

0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

2 0 22 0 0 0 18 2

-1 E -6 1 1 E 2 -1

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

17 9 9 12 3 5 8 3 8 6 6 4 5 0 3 3 5 2 3

+/12 6 4 8 6 3 13 12 2 2 5 2 E -1 E 4 8 2 -1

PPG 2 5 1 1 0 2 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0

SHG 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

GW 0 1 1 2 1 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0

34 34 36 44 46 37 24 24 26 30 36 18 34 34 16 17 20 10 8

S

0

0

15

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 2 29 0 2 0 6 1

GOALTENDERS

GP

W

L

SOL

MIN

GA

SO

GAA

SA%

Jeff Deslauriers

17

10

5

2

997

40

0

2.41

0.897

Peter Mannino Eric Hartzell

3 2

1 2

1 0

0 0

158 119

9 2

0 1

3.40 1.00

0.877 0.964

WHEELING NAILERS SKATERS Carter Rowney Anton Zlobin Denver Manderson Cody Sylvester Scott Zurevinski Christian Minella Harrison Ruopp

GP 15 9 12 12 16 8 9

G 6 4 2 5 3 3 0

GOALTENDERS

GP

W

L

SOL

MIN

GA

SO

GAA

SA%

5

2

2

1

303

13

0

2.58

0.922

Eric Hartzell

A 7 5 7 1 3 1 2

PTS 13 9 9 6 6 4 2

PIM 7 4 4 4 26 12 21

+/9 -1 1 6 -1 E 3

PPG 1 0 0 1 1 0 0

SHG 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

GW 1 1 0 2 0 1 0

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AMATEUR FORWARDS

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

+/-

PPG

SHG

GW

S

Josh Archibald Nebraska-Omaha (WCHA)

14

10

5

15

21

+5

3

0

3

53

Teddy Blueger Minnesota St. (WCHA)

14

3

6

9

26

-5

2

0

1

29

Blaine Byron Maine (HE)

11

4

4

8

2

+3

1

0

0

19

Jean-Sebastien Dea Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL)

27

24

4

28

14

+5

8

3

4

94

Jake Guentzel Nebraska-Omaha (WCHA)

14

2

8

10

8

+2

1

0

1

27

Troy Josephs Clarkson (ECAC)

12

1

2

3

12

-1

0

0

0

30

Matia Marcantuoni Kitchener (OHL)

20

6

5

11

15

-11

2

1

0

0

Bryan Rust Notre Dame (CCHA)

16

3

9

12

8

+3

2

1

0

57

Oskar Sundqvist Skelleftea AIK

26

2

4

6

6

+3

1

0

0

39

Scott Wilson Umass-Lowell (HE)

13

2

7

9

12

+4

0

0

0

43

DEFENSEMEN

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

+/-

PPG

SHG

GW

S

Dane Birks Merritt (BCHL)

24

1

10

11

28

E

1

0

0

0

Derrick Pouliot Portland (WHL)

24

7

18

25

25

+13

5

0

0

0

Ryan Segalla UConn (Atlantic)

9

0

2

2

8

-3

0

0

0

4

Clark Seymour Peterborough (OHL)

25

3

11

14

48

-1

2

0

0

0

GOALTENDERS

GP

W

L

SOL

MIN

GA

SO

GAA

SA%

Patrick Ehelechner Sinupret (GER)

15

5

7

0

735

42

0

3.43

0.910

Tristan Jarry Edmonton (WHL)

24

16

7

1

1392

46

1

1.98

0.923

Sean Maguire Boston University (HE)

5

1

4

0

265

11

0

2.49

0.929

Matt Murray Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)

22

15

4

3

1342

51

3

2.28

0.927

Alexander Pechurskiy Magnitogorsk(KHL)

4

2

1

0

208

8

0

2.3

0.914

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BOBBY FARNHAM 2012-13 SEASON • Played first full pro season — split between Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL) and Wheeling (ECHL).

• Led WBS in penalty minutes with 274 and finished third in AHL.

CAREER/PERSONAL • Played 1-plus pro seasons with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Providence and Worcester (AHL) and Wheeling (ECHL).

• Played four collegiate seasons with Brown from 2008-12, serving as alternate captain during senior campaign in 2011-12.

• Totaled 54 points (23G-31A) and 128 penalty minutes in 129 career college contests.

• Claimed New England Unsung Hero Award (2011-12) and named ECAC All-Academic Team (‘08-09).

• Signed through 2013-14 season.

REGULAR SEASON CAREER STATISTICS 2010 -14 YEAR

TEAM

LEAGUE

GP

G

PTS

PIM

+/-

PP

SH

GW

S

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Brown U

ECAC

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8

13 21

A

51

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--

--

--

Providence

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0

0

0

4

-2

0

0

0

--

Worcester

AHL

3

0

0

0

2

-1

0

0

0

--

2012-13

Wilkes-Barre

AHL

65

3

8

11 274

1

0

0

--

84

Wheeling

ECHL

9

3

1

4

46

-2

1

0

--

24

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Wilkes-Barre

AHL

15

1

2

3

47

2

0

0

0

10

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PENGUINS PROFILE:

BRANDON SUTTER BY: MARK MADDEN

Brandon Sutter went without a goal over his first 12 games this season. If the Penguins center was bothered, he didn’t show it, or say it: “I’m more worried about the other parts of the game than I am scoring goals.” Sutter netted four goals in his next nine games. After 25 games, the 6-foot-3, 190-pounder had four goals and five assists. But Sutter is a rare kind of forward: He doesn’t need to score much to contribute. The third-line center has put forth consistent effort while dealing with a rotating cast of linemates. Sutter checks, kill penalties, wins face-offs and plays hard-nosed hockey. In short, he’s a Sutter — the son of two-time Stanley Cup champ Brent. Dad was one of six brothers from Viking, Alberta, who all made the NHL. That’s quite a legacy to live up to. But Sutter does it, even without big stats. If you want to go beyond the basic numbers, Sutter won a solid 52.3 percent of his draws during the Penguins’ 15-9-1 start. He’s part of a penalty-kill unit that ranked fifth in the NHL with a success rate of 85.9 percent. Last season, Sutter had 11 goals and eight assists in 48 games. It was his first season with the Penguins after joining the team as continued on page 123

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part of a deal that sent Jordan Staal to Carolina. Sutter, 24, spent his first four NHL seasons with the Hurricanes. Sutter’s fourth goal of the season was a momentous one: He tipped Olli Maatta’s point shot past Anaheim goaltender Viktor Fasth to give the Penguins a 2-0 lead and, ultimately, a 3-1 win over the Ducks on Nov. 18 at CONSOL Energy Center. The game was scoreless for two periods, but Brian Gibbons and Sutter tallied 62 seconds apart in the third period, at 3:52 and 4:54. Gibbons’ goal was his first in the NHL; he got his first NHL assist on Sutter’s marker. “There was a lot of defense being played out there for two periods,” Sutter remarked after. “It did open up a bit in the third. “That’s the type of game we’ve been having a tough time with — staying patient. It was 0-0 after two periods. To find a way to win, and get some goals, to not panic or make mistakes — that’s a good win for us.” A good victory, but an odd one: The Penguins didn’t get a shot on goal until the game was 18 minutes old. They totaled just three shots in the first period. continued on page 125

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“We didn’t get the puck on net like we wanted to, but I thought we controlled the puck like we wanted to,” Sutter said. “Obviously, it was a bit of a slow start. But after that, we played pretty well. We were doing the right things. Going to the net. [Gibbons] made a great shot. That was a big boost for us, and the next shift, we go out and get another one. It’s nice to put up a few goals.” Injuries and other factors have made shuffling the Penguins’ lineup a regular occasion this season. The Anaheim game saw Sutter’s line include Jussi Jokinen, Sutter’s frequent linemate when both players were with Carolina. “We’ve done of lot of flipping and flopping,” Sutter said. “We switched it up, and it worked out. I’m not sure how it’s going to look going forward.” The Anaheim game’s big occasion was the scintillating debut of Gibbons, who registered two points in his first NHL game. The rookie forward was returned to the Penguins’ WilkesBarre/Scranton farm team on Nov. 26. Gibbons’ goal was spectacular, but not on his part: Evgeni Malkin did a complete revolution of the offensive zone with the puck on his backhand before dishing Gibbons a pass for a redirection. “Geno made a pretty good play,” Sutter said, smiling. “He had some speed, kept going, brought a couple guys to him and found Gibby. We’re all pretty excited for [Gibbons]. You never know where the big goal is going to come from.”

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Division C: Nashville Predators Division B: Washington Capitals Division A: Buffalo Sabres “The tournament was a tremendous success,” said President of the Mighty Penguins, Angie McCoy. “When the Mighty Penguins were established 15 years ago, we could have never imagined hosting the premiere tournament for sled hockey in the United States. We are so proud of how our players, families and volunteers came together to provide a wonderful experience — on and off the ice — for the 250 players who participated.” The weekend was not only just filled with games across all divisions but provided plenty of entertainment. The participants were welcomed on Friday night with a social that included bowling and plenty of food and beverages. Many of the NHL organizations also provided gift bags to be handed out to the roughly 250 participants with team related memorabilia or articles of clothing. The U.S. Paralympic Men’s Sled Hockey Team — which will compete in the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia in March — was at RMU Island Sports Center to meet fans and sign autographs. It is a tribute to the reach and growth of sled hockey that the Paralympic team made an appearance to support their fellow athletes. This was the Fourth Annual Sled Classic. USA Hockey looks to continue this tournament from year to year and look forward to its continued growth. Washington D.C. looks to be the host for next years Sled Classic. For more information, please visit penguinssledhockey.org 128


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PENGUINS ELITE The Pittsburgh Penguins Elite program presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods, which is quickly becoming the premiere AAA hockey program in the area, will feature 14 teams — nine boys teams and five girls teams. The Pittsburgh Penguins Elite teams will compete in the Tier I Elite Hockey League that includes the Philadelphia Junior Flyers, the Buffalo Junior Sabres, the DC Capitals, the Dallas AAA Stars, the Phoenix Junior Coyotes and the Los Angeles Junior Kings, among others. The Elite programs, both boys and girls, are finding tremendous success on the ice as the U18 boys and U14 girls were Tier 1 Elite League Champions this past year. The U14 girls were also bronze medalists at the USA Hockey National Championships. In the National Championships all three eligible boys teams (Midget Major, U14, U16) reached quarterfinals. “Our goal is to make Pittsburgh Penguins Elite the best AAA hockey program in the country,” said David Morehouse, CEO and President of the Pittsburgh Penguins. “But it isn’t just about winning games and championships. It’s about giving these young continued on page 132

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players the opportunity to test themselves against the best competition while learning important life lessons about sportsmanship, teamwork, dedication and discipline. Our partners at DICK’S Sporting Goods make this all possible, along with the commitment of an outstanding group of coaches and parents. We look forward to another successful season for Penguins Elite, both on and off the ice.” The Penguins Elite also host annually the Icebreaker Tournament during Labor Day weekend, and the Pittsburgh Girls Thanksgiving Classic, which continued on page 135

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is one of the largest girls’ tournaments in the US. “DICK’S Sporting Goods is thrilled to be the title sponsor of the Pittsburgh Penguins Elite program. At DICK’S we believe sports matter and are committed to helping young athletes achieve their goals of playing at the highest level,” said Lauren Hobart, DICK’S Sporting Goods Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. “Our involvement with the Penguins Elite program is a great opportunity for us to support the growth of youth hockey in our hometown of Pittsburgh.” A tribute to the program’s success has been the players who have moved on to compete in college hockey across the country. This past year, the program has graduated eight girls to NCAA Division-III schools and two girls to Division-I (Syracuse, Boston College) totaling 13 girls currently playing Division-I college hockey. On the boys side, several Division-I commitments have occurred over the past 12 months, including Dartmouth, Ohio State and Miami (Ohio). The Elite boys programs have 47 former players currently competing in either college or junior programs. The boys teams practice and play home games at RMU Island Sports Center. The girls teams practice and play home games at both RMU Island Sports Center and Shadyside Academy. Both boys and girls also hold practices and games at the CONSOL Energy Center.

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HEADS UP PITTSBURGH During the Summer of 2013, the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation and UPMC Sports Medicine expanded their KIDS WILL CHANGE THE FUTURE concussion awareness program to include a free neck-strengthening kit during the new testing period. To date, over 8,000 youth athletes have been tested through the Heads Up Pittsburgh Program. Free Neurocognitive Baseline Testing was available for athletes age 10-14 at four Community College of Allegheny County campus locations — Boyce, North, South and the West Hills Center. Testing also took place at the UPMC Center for Sports Medicine on the South Side. In an unprecedented move to provide precautions and exercises that could reduce concussions, the first 2,000 participants during that time also received a free neck-strengthening kit. Experts believe this device will help to cut down the number of youthathlete concussions. Those participants that signed up at UPMC Center for Sports Medicine on the South Side and the CCAC North campus were also eligible to have their neck strength tested and be part of an ongoing UPMC research project. “We want to make the game safer for all young athletes. As a possible answer, we added the neck strengthening kit. Recently published research indicates that there is a direct correlation with improved neck strength and the reduction of concussions,” said Dave Soltesz, president of the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation. If you are interested in donating to the Heads Up Pittsburgh program or for more information, please visit the Penguins Foundation website at pittsburghpenguinsfoundation.org or contact us at info@pittsburghpenguinsfoundation.com . 136


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dek hockey rinks throughout Allegheny County over a three-year period and allow local residents to play dek hockey for free. Dek hockey is becoming a great way to learn and play hockey without having ice, and was also vital in the development of current Penguins forward Beau Bennett who grew up in sunny California. On top of partnering with the Pennsylvania Amateur Hockey League (PAHL) and the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League (PIHL), the Penguins and the Penguins Foundation have looked to support various hockey programs around the Pittsburgh area. The Steel City Icebergs is an adaptive ice hockey program for both children and adults with developmental disabilities such as autism, down syndrome and traumatic brain injuries. The Pittsburgh Mighty Penguins is a local sled hockey team, which is an internationally recognized event in the Paralympic games. The Mighty Penguins registered three teams on its roster that include youth, junior and adult players. Pittsburgh Ice (Inclusion Creates Equality) provides children, who may not otherwise have the opportunity, to play ice hockey at no cost and experience such a great game. Defending the Blue Line is a nonprofit organization created by soldiers with the spirit of keeping hockey alive for the children of our nation’s military heroes. It ensures that children of military members are afforded every opportunity to participate in the game of hockey by providing free equipment, hockey camps and financial assistance. 140

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MIKE LANGE

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One of the most unique broadcasters in professional sports, Mike Lange is calling games in his 39th season with the Penguins, handling radio play-by-play on the club’s flagship station, 105.9 FM The X and the Penguins Radio Network. Known for his creative and colorful style, including trademark phrases such as “Buy Sam A Drink And Get His Dog One, Too,” Lange was awarded the Foster Hewitt award by the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2001. Lange’s relationship with the Penguins began in 1974-75, when he broke into the NHL as a radio play-by-play man. He left for one season, but returned in 1976-77 and has been a fixture on the Penguins’ scene ever since. Lange did radio exclusively until 1979, when games were simulcast on radio and TV. He served as the television voice of the Penguins through 2005-06, before returning to the radio booth in 2006-07. A native of Sacramento, California, Lange earned a degree in broadcasting from Sacramento State University before starting his career as the voice of the Phoenix Roadrunners (WHL) in 1970. He also served as the play-by-play voice of the San Diego Gulls (WHL) in 1973-74 before joining the Penguins. In addition to his tenure with the Penguins, Lange handled play-by-play duties for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1986-87. A well-known member of the Pittsburgh community, Lange makes numerous personal appearances throughout the year and is actively involved in charity work.

PHIL BOURQUE PENGUINS RADIO NETWORK COLOR ANALYST

Two-time Stanley Cup Champion Phil Bourque is in his 11th season on the Penguins broadcast team, serving as color commentator alongside Mike Lange. A gritty winger/defenseman, Bourque was signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent in 1982, and went on to record 164 points (75G-89A) in 344 regularseason games with the Penguins between 1983 and 1992. For his career he totaled 199 points (88G-111A) in 477 games with the Penguins, New York Rangers and Ottawa. Since retiring from professional hockey in 2000, Bourque has co-hosted Penguins pre- and post-game shows on the Penguins Radio Network and worked as a contributor for ROOT SPORTS’ coverage of Penguins hockey.

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Steve Kolbe enters his first season with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Kolbe spent 14 seasons (1997-2011) as the playby-play broadcaster for the Washington Capitals, broadcasting over 1100 games. His voice has been heard internationally on the NHL Network, XM Radio, NHL Radio, and ESPN. Kolbe broadcast the Stanley Cup Finals in 1998 and the NHL Winter Classic in 2011, and he was featured on the NHL Network’s documentary “Voices” in 2008. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Kolbe has over 25 years of broadcasting experience, and most recently has been a co-host of the Mid-Atlantic Sports Report on MASN (Mid Atlantic Sports Network) as well as talk show host for Major League Baseball coverage and NHL insider on CBS Radio 105.7 in Baltimore. Kolbe is a 1989 graduate of Michigan State University and earned a B.A. in telecommunications.

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NHL REALIGNMENT By: Michelle Crechiolo

Last season, Pittsburgh finished first in the Atlantic Division, ahead of the New York Rangers, the New York Islanders, Philadelphia and New Jersey. This upcoming season, the Penguins will be looking to defend that title against those same teams plus three new ones — Carolina, Columbus and Washington — in the newly created Metropolitan Division. As part of the NHL’s realignment plan that will be implemented for the 2013-14 campaign, the league will be in a more geographically appropriate two-conference, four-division format with 16 teams in the Eastern Conference and 14 teams in the Western Conference. The Eastern Conference divisions (Metropolitan and Atlantic — which will now consist of Boston, Buffalo, Detroit, Florida, Montreal, Ottawa, Tampa Bay, and Toronto) have eight teams in each while the Western Conference divisions (Central and Pacific) have seven teams in each. CONFERENCE AND DIVISIONAL SNAPSHOT

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HERE’S HOW REALIGNMENT AFFECTS PITTSBURGH’S SCHEDULE…

In total, the Penguins will play regular-season games this season — 30 against their seven fellow Metropolitan Division foes; 24 games against the eight teams from the Atlantic Division; and 28 games against the 14 teams from the Western Conference.

Pittsburgh will play five games against the Philadelphia Flyers (3 home; 2 away) and Columbus Blue Jackets (2 home; 3 away), and four games (2 home; 2 away) against the other five Metropolitan Division teams.

The Penguins will play three games each against the eight teams in the Atlantic division — either two at home and one away or once at home and twice away. Teams that the Penguins will play twice at home and once away are Buffalo, Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto. Pittsburgh will play Boston, Detroit, Florida and Tampa Bay just once at home.

And finally, for the first time since the 1997-98 season, the Penguins will play each of the 14 Western Conference teams once at home and once on the road. continued on page 162

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METROPOLITAN DIVISION

The pre-realignment Atlantic Division was known for being one of toughest and most competitive divisions in the NHL, as it was not uncommon to see all five teams battling until the end to make the playoffs every year (and usually at least three advancing). Plus, the gap between the first-place team and the last-place team tended to be relatively small, especially compared to the gaps in other divisions. It also had some of the most intense rivalries, starting with the legendary, hate-filled and bitter one between cross-state teams Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. And there was no love lost between the Penguins and any of the other teams in the division, either. It doesn’t look like the new Metropolitan Division will be any friendlier. All of the rivalries from the former Atlantic Division, of course, will stay intact. The Capitals are already a current rival of Pittsburgh with all of the star power and history, and now that they’ll see more of each other we can only speculate as to how much more intense that will become. And there’s also more juicy potential for dislike to build between the Penguins and both the Hurricanes and Blue Jackets. continued on page 164

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The main reason Pittsburgh and Columbus could develop an exciting rivalry is the short distance between them. All seven of the Penguins’ Metropolitan Division opponents are within driving distance, but Columbus is by far the closest at just under three hours away. A lot of Penguins fans made the trip to Columbus the last time Pittsburgh played there on Dec. 4, 2010, with an influx of black and gold jerseys in the stands at the game. And with five games between the teams (three in Columbus, two in Pittsburgh) this season — including a home-and-home series on Nov. 1-2 — fans from both teams will venture into enemy territory to support their clubs. Call them destination rivals, if you will, with the added element of fan travel. WASHINGTON CAPITALS

The Penguins and the Capitals already have one of the NHL’s marquee rivalries. They clashed in the 2011 Winter Classic at Heinz Field, on a few Super Bowl Sundays and had an epic playoff battle in 2009 when Pittsburgh defeated Washington in seven games during the conference semifinals on its way to winning the Stanley Cup. Now that the two 164


teams (just a four-hour drive apart) are in the same division and will play each other four times this season — including a home-and-home series on March 10-11 — it could become even more intense. Pittsburgh and Washington developed such a strong rivalry because of star power. The Penguins have Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin while the Capitals have Alex Ovechkin. They are the three biggest superstars in the league and have been battling for individual honors (in addition to team glory in their playoff series) since Ovechkin broke into the NHL during the 2005-06 season. It’s always exciting to watch when they all go head-to-head. The Penguins-Capitals rivalry flared up in the 90s when the two teams met seven times in 11 years — with the Penguins winning in six of those series. That hatred has been carried over during the Ovechkin-Crosby/Malkin era. And it should only get hotter as the teams enter the same division.

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CAROLINA HURRICANES

Pittsburgh’s rivalry with Carolina may not be as developed as it is with Washington, but it could get there. If it does, we’d bet it’s because of the Jordan Staal — Brandon Sutter trade. Staal, who played his first six NHL seasons with Pittsburgh, was a key member of the Penguins’ 2009 Stanley Cup championship team and was part of the successful three-center model with Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. But Staal wanted to play with his brother Eric, so the Penguins traded Jordan to Carolina at the 2012 NHL Draft for Sutter and prospects Brian Dumoulin and Derrick Pouliot. Staal signed a 10-year, $60-million deal with the Hurricanes a few days later. Staal came to Pittsburgh just once in his first season with Carolina, in the final game of the regular season. The sellout crowd at CONSOL Energy Center gave him an extended standing ovation as a tribute played on the video board, and Staal was emotional as he stood up and acknowledged the fans he had played in front of for his first six seasons. But now that that’s over and done with, don’t expect things to remain as friendly and cordial as they are now. Staal is an important part of Penguins history, but not their present or future. He’s a competitive guy, and the Hurricanes expect a lot from him. He’ll want to do everything he can to lead his team to success in the future, including beating his former team whenever possible. continued on page 168

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PLAYOFFS

Realignment doesn’t just affect the regular season; it affects the postseason as well. The playoffs are now division-based and with an added wild-card system. The number of total playoff spots, 16, remains the same — eight for each conference. That means the Western Conference will have 14 teams competing for eight playoff spots, while the Eastern Conference will have 16 teams competing for eight playoff spots. It will likely end up being a tighter race for Pittsburgh and the rest of the Eastern Conference. The top three teams in the Metropolitan Division and the top three teams from the Atlantic Division will fill the first six spots. The remaining two spots (Nos. 7 and 8) will be filled by the wild-card teams, who are the next two highest-placed finishers in each conference based on regular-season points and regardless of division. That means the Metropolitan Division could send five teams to the playoffs while the Atlantic sends three; or vice versa. Or they could each send four. Regardless, the playoffs are now heavily based on divisional standings while before, only the division winner got a guaranteed spot in the playoffs. EASTERN CONFERENCE TOP

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NHL.com explained the seeding best… “The seeding of the wild-card teams within each divisional playoff will be determined on the basis of regular-season points. The division winner with the most points in the conference will be matched against the wild-card team with the fewest points; the division winner with the second-most points in the conference will play the wild-card team with the second fewest points. The teams finishing second and third in each division will play in the first round of the playoffs. The winners of each series will play for berths in the conference championship series.” So while the wildcard system makes it possible to play a team in the opening round of the playoffs outside of the division, it’s more likely that teams will be playing the first two rounds against divisional foes. And we’ve seen first-hand the last few years just how intense that can be.

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Jan. 18

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Hershey

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Jan. 24

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Oct. 19

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Hershey

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Hershey

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Binghamton

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Nov. 20

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St. John’s

7:05 pm EST

Feb. 25

Hershey

7:05 pm EST

Nov. 23

St. John’s

7:05 pm EST

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at Adirondack

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Dec. 11

Springfield

7:05 pm EST

Mar. 15

Norfolk

7:05 pm EDT

Dec. 13

Hershey

7:05 pm EST

Mar. 21

at Syracuse

7:00 pm EDT

Dec. 14

Utica

7:05 pm EST

Mar. 22

Utica

7:05 pm EDT

Dec. 20

Worcester

7:05 pm EST

Mar. 23

at Albany

4:00 pm EDT*

Dec. 21

Syracuse

7:05 pm EST

Mar. 26

Providence

7:05 pm EDT

Dec. 27

Norfolk

7:05 pm EST

Mar. 28

at Norfolk

7:30 pm EDT

Dec. 28

at Hershey

7:00 pm EST

Mar. 29

at Norfolk

7:15 pm EDT

Dec. 31

Syracuse

5:05 pm EST

Apr. 4

Bridgeport

7:05 pm EDT

Jan. 3

at Hartford

7:00 pm EST

Apr. 5

Albany

7:05 pm EDT

Jan. 4

Manchester

7:05 pm EST

Apr. 6

at Binghamton

3:05 pm EDT

Jan. 5

Binghamton

4:05 pm EST

Apr. 11

at Syracuse

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Jan. 8

Syracuse

7:05 pm EST

Apr. 12

Binghamton

7:05 pm EDT

Jan. 10

at Adirondack

7:00 pm EST

Apr. 13

Toronto

4:05 pm EDT

Jan. 11

Hartford

7:05 pm EST

Apr. 18

at Binghamton

7:05 pm EDT

Jan. 17

at Providence

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Apr. 19

at Utica

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Oct. 26

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Jan. 24

at Toledo

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Nov. 1

Reading

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Jan. 25

at Cincinnati

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Nov. 2

Greenville

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Jan. 26

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Jan. 29

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Jan. 31

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Feb. 1

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Nov. 10

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Feb. 8

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Nov. 14

Elmira

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Feb. 9

at Reading

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Nov. 15

at Elmira

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Feb. 12

Toledo

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Nov. 16

Elmira

7:00 PM

Feb. 14

Reading

7:00 PM

Nov. 20

at Reading

7:05 PM

Feb. 15

Elmira

7:00 PM

Nov. 23

at Ft Wayne

7:35 PM

Feb. 16

at Ft Wayne

5:05 PM

Nov. 24

at Cincinnati

3:00 PM

Feb. 19

at Reading

7:05 PM

Nov. 27

at Cincinnati

7:35 PM

Feb. 21

at Elmira

7:05 PM

Nov. 29

at Elmira

7:05 PM

Feb. 22

at Elmira

7:05 PM

Nov. 30

Toledo

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Feb. 23

at Elmira

4:05 PM

Dec. 1

Cincinnati

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Feb. 28

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Dec. 6

Reading

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Mar. 1

Reading

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Dec. 7

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Mar. 2

Cincinnati

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Dec. 12

Elmira

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Mar. 7

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Florida

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Mar. 8

at Elmira

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Dec. 15

Florida

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Mar. 12

Toledo

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Dec. 20

Evansville

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Mar. 14

Reading

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Dec. 21

Evansville

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Mar. 15

Cincinnati

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Dec. 27

at Gwinnett

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Mar. 16

at Reading

4:05 PM

Dec. 28

at South Carolina 7:00 PM

Mar. 19

at Toledo

7:15 PM

Dec. 31

Reading

6:00 PM

Mar. 21

at Evansville

8:15 PM

Jan. 3

Elmira

7:00 PM

Mar. 28

Toledo

7:00 PM

Jan. 4

at Elmira

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Mar. 30

Elmira

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Jan. 8

at Reading

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Apr. 2

Toledo

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Jan. 9

Cincinnati

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Apr. 4

Evansville

7:00 PM

Jan. 11

Toledo

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Apr. 5

Orlando

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Jan. 12

at Toledo

5:15 PM

Apr. 11

at Cincinnati

7:35 PM

Jan. 17

at Greenville

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Apr. 12

at Cincinnati

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66 MARIO LEMIEUX

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25 KEVIN STEVENS

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5 ULF SAMUELSSON Defense, 1991-95

4 DAVE BURROWS Defense, 1971-78, 1980-82

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10 RON FRANCIS Center, 1991-98

19 JEAN PRONOVOST Right Wing, 1968-78

35 TOM BARRASSO Goaltender, 1988-2000

30 LES BINKLEY

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to generate more offense. What separates the great passers from the good ones is not only are they able to deliver the puck to a teammate when he or she is wide open, but they are able to use the boards and make area passes to teammates in traffic. “Practice perfect passing.”

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Everybody has probably heard the saying ‘good things happen when you go to the net.’ There is a good reason for that — everything happens there. When you have a chance to shoot, get the puck on net. You also have to make sure that you physically go to the net so that way you are there for tips, rebounds and screens — all plays that lead directly to goals.

WORK HARD AND HAVE FUN

We all want to be the best players we can be and help our team win each time we step on the ice. The easiest way to achieve this — WORK HARD EVERY TIME you step on the ice because work ethic is a huge key to being a successful hockey player. Just as important as working hard is ENJOYING THE GAME. Hockey is just that — a game — which means it is something we do to entertain ourselves. When you are having fun on the ice, chances are good that you are playing your best.

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THE GOOD OLD DAYS BY: MIKE PRISUTA

Dan Bylsma didn’t celebrate the passing of a recent anniversary, but he thinks about the event and the occasion from time to time. “Every once in a while you see the puck squirt out on a 3-on-5 somewhere, whether it’s watching a game or in one of our games, and it does pop back into my head, ‘Is it going to happen again?’ “Occasionally, it does.” What happened on Dec. 6, 1991 had never happened previously in the history of Bowling Green State University hockey and it hasn’t happened since. That was the night Bylsma scored a short-handed goal with the Falcons down two skaters against Western Michigan. Bylsma was on his way to an 11-goal senior season at BG back then. But the native of Grand Haven, Mich. remembers the back story associated with his having scored 3-on-5 against Western Michigan, located in Kalamazoo, Mich., at least as vividly as he does the particulars of the goal. “There is some history there,” Bylsma said. “I was as close to committing to Western Michigan as you could come before I decided to go to Bowling Green, so the coach at Western Michigan [Bill Wilkinson] really didn’t appreciate me not choosing Western Michigan. continued on page 196

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“It seemed as if every time we played Western Michigan I had some kind if success.” In this instance, “It was a one-goal game and they had a 5-on-3 opportunity,” Bylsma continued. “We faced off in the neutral zone, kind of a loose-puck situation. I won it from the centerman, got by the defenseman, snuck in to the other defenseman and scored a 3-on-5 goal to put that game away.” DAN BYLSMA It stood as the gamewinning goal in a 5-4 Bowling Green triumph. Bylsma doesn’t recall the name of the goaltender victimized or which of his teammates were on the ice at the time, other than that former BGSU teammate and current Pens assistant coach Todd Reirden “was in the building.” “I remember the coach on the other bench being so irate that it was me,” Bylsma said. The goal was one of 37 Bylsma scored in four seasons at Bowling Green. His ties to his alma mater remain deep enough that when the program was threatened by financial challenges a few years back, Bylsma was quick to respond to the “Bring Back the Glory” campaign initiated by former BG defenseman Garry Galley. Galley had been a member of the school’s 1984 national championship team and gone on to play 16 seasons in the NHL. “There’s great history at Bowling Green for hockey,” Bylsma said. “From 1978 to 1990, largely, those were great years for Bowling Green hockey. There as a national championship, several league championships. The number of pro hockey players that came out Bowling Green during that time period is right up there in the tops of the nation; we’re talking Brian Holzinger and Rob Blake, Nelson Emerson, George McPhee, Dave Ellett, just a lot of great NHL players came out of there. continued on page 199

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“It had fallen out of grace, hard times, close even to the program no longer being a Division I program. There was a push to get that program back on the map. A lot of the alumni have gotten back together for that. I think we’re on our way. “To us, Bowling Green and Bowling Green Hockey are synonymous. It’s a huge part of the university, a big deal there. We feel like we always have been and always can be one of the top programs in the country. There’s a lot of pride there, a lot of history there. We’re trying to get that back to that level.” Bowling Green’s progress in recovery will be on display Dec. 27-28 at CONSOL Energy Center, when the Falcons participate in this year’s Three Rivers Classic (Bowling Green meets Boston College in the opening game, followed by Robert Morris against Penn State). Although he hasn’t skated for Bowling Green since his senior season of 1991-92, Bylsma will entrench himself just a little bit deeper in the program’s history when he coaches Team USA at the Winter Olympics in February in Sochi, Russia. “At the corner of the BGSU Ice Arena they had five Olympic flags for the members of Bowing Green hockey who had been in the Olympics,” Bylsma said. “I was not a player that really was going to be in the running for that. I’ve always thought about getting up there and representing the United States as a coach.” Among the names up there already are Mark Wells and Ken Morrow, two members of the goal-medal winning 1980 U.S. team. “That was one of my first thoughts when I was named to be the (U.S.) coach,” Bylsma acknowledged, “that my name was going to go up there with the other guys from BG that have represented their countries in the Olympics.”

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HOCKEY HISTORY DECEMBER 3, 1976

DECEMBER 12, 2000

Aldege “Baz” Bastien named club’s general manager.

Lemieux makes the announcement official at a press conference, saying he is coming back to the league so that his young son Austin can watch him play.

DECEMBER 13, 1980 Paul Gardner becomes first Penguins player to score four goals in one game in a 6-5 loss to Philadelphia.

DECEMBER 4, 1987 Mario Lemieux named Penguins captain.

DECEMBER 31, 1988 Mario Lemieux becomes the first player in NHL history to score five goals five different ways in one game: at even strength, on the power play, shorthanded, on a penalty shot and into an empty net.

DECEMBER 5, 1989 Craig Patrick is named general manager/head coach.

DECEMBER 22, 1990 Paul Coffey records his 1,000th career NHL point at New York against the Islanders.

DECEMBER 27, 2000 Lemieux returns to the Penguins active roster in a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at home, and puts three points (1G-2A) on the scoresheet. Pittsburgh wins the historic contest, 5-0.

DECEMBER 30, 2000 Lemieux notches four points (1G-3A) in a 5-3 win over the Ottawa Senators, giving him 1,500 points for his career. Jagr hits the 1,000 point mark in the same game.

DECEMBER 16, 2005 Mario Lemieux plays his last NHL game .

DECEMBER 15, 2006 Ryan Malone scores his first career hat trick. Malone’s father, Greg, had a hat trick for the Penguins in 1978-79. The Malones are the continued on page 209

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second father/son pair to record a hat trick for the same franchise in NHL history. Ken Hodge Sr. and Ken Hodge Jr. did it for the Bruins.

DECEMBER 20, 2007 Mario Lemieux, a Hockey Hall of Famer, was selected to join the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame in the player’s category.

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Training camps open Preseason schedule begins Kraft Hockeyville: Washington Capitals at Winnipeg Jets (Belleville, Ont.) CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game (Pittsburgh, Pa.) Opening day playing rosters set (3:00 p.m. ET)

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Signing deadline for Group 2 free agents (5:00 p.m. ET) U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame induction and a celebration of Lester Patrick (Detroit, Mich.) U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame inductees: Cindy Curley, Bill Guerin, Peter Karmanos Jr., Ron Mason, Doug Weight Busiest day of NHL season — 14 games Holiday roster freeze in effect: For all players on an NHL active roster, injured reserve, or with non-roster and injured non-roster status as of midnight (local time) Dec. 19, a roster freeze shall apply through midnight (local time) Dec. 27, with respect to waivers, trades and loans, subject to the exceptions provided for in CBA Article 16.5 (d). Holiday break (no scheduled practices – dressing rooms closed) IIHF World Junior Championship (Malmo, Sweden)

JANUARY 1 15 18 25

2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic®: Toronto Maple Leafs at Detroit Red Wings (Michigan Stadium) CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game (Calgary, Alta.) Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada (Host: Lloydminster, Alta./Sask.) Coors Light NHL Stadium SeriesTM: Anaheim Ducks at Los Angeles Kings (Dodger Stadium) continued on page 215

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JANUARY CONT. 26 29

Coors Light NHL Stadium SeriesTM: New York Rangers at New Jersey Devils (Yankee Stadium) Coors Light NHL Stadium SeriesTM: New York Rangers at New York Islanders (Yankee Stadium)

FEBRUARY 1 6, 7, 8 11-12 12 22 23 24 26 28 – March 2

Hockey is for Everyone Month begins Olympic break begins (at the conclusion of each Club’s final game) AHL All-Star Classic (Location: TBA) Olympic men’s hockey tournament begins (Sochi, Russia) Men’s hockey bronze-medal game (Sochi, Russia) Men’s hockey gold-medal game (Sochi, Russia) Olympic break ends (12:01 a.m. ET) NHL regular season resumes Hockey Weekend Across America presented by CCM (USA Hockey)

MARCH 1 2

5 10-12

Coors Light NHL Stadium SeriesTM: Pittsburgh Penguins at Chicago Blackhawks (Soldier Field) 2014 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage ClassicTM: Ottawa Senators at Vancouver Canucks (BC Place) Hockey Day in America (NBC) Trade deadline (3:00 p.m. ET) NHL General Managers Meeting (Boca Raton, Fla.)

APRIL 10, 12 13 16 17-27

NCAA Frozen Four (Philadelphia, Pa.) Last day of regular season Stanley Cup Playoffs begin IIHF Under-18 World Championship (Lappeenranta and Imatra, Finland)

MAY 9-25 16-25 25-31

IIHF World Championship (Minsk, Belarus) CHL Memorial Cup (London, Ont.) NHL Combine (Toronto, Ont.)

JUNE 18 TBA 25 27-28

Last possible day for 2014 Stanley Cup Final Deadline for first club-elected salary arbitration (later of June 15 or 48 hours after the conclusion of the Stanley Cup Final, 5:00 p.m. ET) NHL Awards (Las Vegas, Nev.) NHL Draft (Philadelphia, Pa.)

JULY 1 5 6 20 – Aug. 6

Free agency begins (12:00 p.m. ET) Deadline for player-elected salary arbitration notification (5:00 p.m. ET) Deadline for club-elected salary arbitration notification (5:00 p.m. ET) Salary arbitration hearings held

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If you ask Evgeni Malkin, he’ll tell you that his tremendous November happened in large part because of something that took place on the 9th. That’s when his winger James Neal returned to the lineup after leaving the season opener with an upper-body injury, and that night against the Blues was an instant, obvious reminder of just how excellent those two are together. “We saw it as soon as James stepped on the ice in St. Louis,” coach Dan Bylsma said. “It was not at top speed for James, but there were 2-3 chances where the puck was off his stick and on the net. They didn’t go in, but you saw that immediately.” They started going in very soon after. Malkin, 27, and Neal, 26, were the NHL’s top two scorers from that night to Dec. 1. Neal lead the league with eight goals in those 12 games after his return and his 16 points tied for second with Chicago’s Patrick Kane, while Malkin’s 21 points (4G-17A) in that same span ranked first. Overall, Malkin finished November with 25 points in 15 games and his 21 assists were a career-high for a single month. He completed that page of the calendar by scoring a goal and three assists in Pittsburgh’s last game, a 5-1 win over Florida on Nov. 30, to put him one behind teammate Sidney Crosby in the NHL scoring race. When that was brought to Malkin’s attention, he responded by thanking Neal and crediting the winger for his resurgence. “’Nealer’ came back and I started playing better,” said Malkin. 218


That wasn’t the first time Malkin publicly expressed his gratitude for Neal that month. He also did so a week earlier, when Neal helped him snap his career-long 15-game goalless drought. In a game against the Islanders on Nov. 22, Malkin got the puck over to a wide-open Neal directly in front of the net — who uncharacteristically decided to pass up the shot and slide it right back to his surprised center so he could dribble the puck past goalie Kevin Poulin to break his careerlong 15-game goalless streak. “I was not waiting because he had a breakaway, and I’m not ready,” Malkin said. “‘Nealsy’ passed me back and I just at the last second shot the puck and it was a surprise to me.” “Thanks to him, for sure." It's not like Malkin had been playing poorly prior to Neal's return. He had been making a major impact on every game he played in and was still producing, but just wasn't putting the puck in the back of the net himself. And 15 games without a goal is a long time for a lot of players, much less for the man who led the league with 50 in the last full season. The chances were there; but the goals hadn't been. So finally breaking through for one against the Islanders was big for Malkin, and Neal knew it would be. “The fact that he got that first one, got the monkey off his back — now he can play," Crosby said. "He looks like he's having a lot of fun out there. He's not thinking about it. He's shooting when he needs to shoot, passing when he needs to pass. It's good for us.” Neal came to Pittsburgh known more for being a young power continued on page 220

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forward with size and skill. Now, he is known for being one of the NHL’s deadliest snipers. That shoot-first mentality is something Neal has always had, but playing with Malkin forced him to perfect it so that he is ready to release the puck from his blade at all times, in no time. Since Malkin is the type of player who has the ability to make impossible plays anywhere and everywhere on the ice, Neal learned quickly how to be prepared. “It’s gotten better since being here in Pittsburgh,” he said. “The coaching staff teaches you things here and they help you, but when you’re playing with guys like Geno you have to up your game. He expects you to and expects a lot out of you, which he should. It’s been awesome to be able to play with him.” Neal’s had to work to improve his game, but he hasn’t had to overthink it playing with Malkin thanks to their inexplicable chemistry. “You know what, we kind of just clicked right away,” Neal said. “Started playing together and it just kind of worked. Some guys have that ability to just find that knack for each other and we have that. It’s been awesome to play with him. He’s a lot of fun to play with. I think he’s still, with his passing ability, a little underrated with how good of a distributor of the puck he is. He puts the puck on your stick when you don’t think he can and does that on a continuous basis.” Bylsma said there are parts of Neal’s game that are probably overlooked, which include his work ethic, speed and the way he creates room for Malkin. But that rare ability to get open and shoot the puck cannot be. “He complements Geno in a lot of ways,” Bylsma said. “Geno needs to get the puck in certain areas of the ice and James is very good at doing that. He’s also real good at getting open and the finish part of it. Geno creates a lot of space, he can attack with his speed and his ability to go through and around people is exceptional. And then James kind of is lurking around those areas and gets the pass, picks up the puck and it’s in the back of the net. We’ve seen that numerous times in the last two weeks.”

“HE EXPECTS YOU TO AND EXPECTS A LOT OUT OF YOU, WHICH HE SHOULD. IT’S BEEN AWESOME TO BE ABLE TO PLAY WITH HIM.” JAMES NEAL

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