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THE SERIES

Tonight the Penguins resume play following the Olympic break by hosting the Montreal Canadiens . The teams have split two previous games this season, the Canadiens earning a 3-2 victory in Montreal on Nov . 23 and the Penguins earning a 5-1 victory here on Jan . 22 . . . Max Pacioretty, who played for Dan Byslma on Team USA in Sochi, scored twice in the November game to help Montreal to a 3-0 lead before two third-period goals by James Neal made it a closer game . Jussi Jokinen, who played for Team Finland at the Olympic Games, had two goals in the Penguins’ victory here last month. . . This is the last meeting of the teams this season . . . Pittsburgh is 7-1-1 in the last nine games between the teams, with both losses coming on the road by a single goal . The Penguins have won five straight home games against the Canadiens, their longest home win streak against Montreal, which has not won here in almost three years since a 3-0 victory on March 12, 2011 . The Penguins are 8-2-0 in their last 10 home games against the Canadiens . . . Tonight marks the 100th regular-season game between the teams here in Pittsburgh, where Montreal faced the Penguins in their first NHL game on Oct . 11, 1967, a 2-1 Canadiens’ win . The Penguins are 39-45-15 all-time at home against Montreal in the regular season . . . In its last two home games against Montreal, the Penguins are 4-for-12 on the power play (33 .3 percent) while the Canadiens are 0-for-6 . . . Montreal has missed on 21 continued on page 7

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straight power play chances against Pittsburgh since Andrei Kostitsyn beat Marc-Andre Fleury here on Jan. 20, 2012 in a 5-4 Penguins’ shootout victory. That is the only power play goal Montreal has scored against Pittsburgh over its last 50 chances. . . Pittsburgh is 58-109-30 all-time against Montreal. THE PENGUINS

Fleury is 6-1-1 in his last eight decisions against Montreal. He has started every Pittsburgh home game against the Canadiens but one in his career, that coming on Nov. 10, 2005 when Jocelyn Thibault got the start in a 3-2 Pittsburgh win. Fleury is 10-5-0 with one no-decision in 16 career home starts against Montreal. . . After tonight’s game, the Penguins embark on a five-game road trip, beginning with a game Saturday night at Soldier Field in Chicago against the Blackhawks in the NHL’s Stadium Series. It is the third outdoor game in Penguins’ history, following their 2008 win at Buffalo (2-1 in a shootout) and their 2011 home loss to Washington (1-3). . . After playing in Chicago, the Penguins play in Nashville on March 4, the day before the NHL trade deadline, in San Jose on March 6, in Anaheim on March 7 and in Washington on March 10. Their next game here is March 11 against the Capitals. . . Sidney Crosby is 3+2 in his last four games against Montreal and has points in six of his last seven games against the Canadiens (3+6). He has played 13 career regular-season home continued on page 8

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games against Montreal and has never been held off the scoresheet (11+10) . He has six goals in his last five home games against the Habs . . . Evgeni Malkin has points in five straight games against Montreal (3+5), and he has points in 10 of his 11 career home games against Montreal in the regular season (5+11). That includes a goal in three straight home games against the Canadiens . THE CANADIENS

Montreal reeled off three straight victories prior to the NHL’s Olympic break, including a 4-1 victory at Carolina in their last game on Feb . 8 in which David Desharnais scored twice . The Canadiens hit the break third in the Atlantic Division, one point behind Tampa Bay and eight behind first-place Boston, before hosting Detroit last night . . . The Canadiens host Toronto on Saturday and then head West for a four-game trip that includes games against Los Angeles, Anaheim, Phoenix and San Jose . . . Prior to the break, Montreal had points in six of its last seven games (5-1-1), allowing a total of eight goals in those seven games, and has won each of its last two road games . . . Goaltender Carey Price and defenseman P .K . Subban joined Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz on Team Canada for the Olympic Games . . . Subban was leading Montreal in scoring at the break with eight goals and 39 points in 59 games.

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PENGUINS VS. CANADIENS All-time scorer vs. Pittsburgh: Guy Lafleur (61gp, 44-53-97) All-time Pittsburgh scorer vs. Montreal: Mario Lemieux (41gp, 26-41-67) Longest Montreal win streak vs. Pittsburgh: 10, Apr. 2, 1975-Dec. 4, 1976 Longest Pittsburgh win streak vs. Montreal: 5, Feb. 19, 2009-Dec. 10, 2009

CANADIENS

HOCKEY

OPS

T:8.5”

B:8.75”

S:7.5”

Longest Montreal undefeated streak vs. Pittsburgh: 18, Jan. 13, 1972-Jan. 26, 1975 (15-0-3)

General Manager: Marc Bergevin

Longest Pittsburgh undefeated streak vs. Montreal: 7, Oct. 20, 2011-Present (6-0-1)

Assistant General Managers: Larry Carriere Rick Dudley

Last Montreal win at home: Nov. 23, 2013 (3-2) (0-0-0 since last win) Last Pittsburgh win at home: Jan. 22, 2014 (5-1) (0-0-0 since last win) Last Montreal win at Pittsburgh: Mar. 12, 2011 (3-0) (0-4-1 since last win) Last Pittsburgh win at Montreal: Mar. 2, 2013 (7-6 OT) (0-1-0 since last win) Most goals by Montreal vs. Pittsburgh: 12, Feb. 22, 1979 (M, 12-0) Most goals by Pittsburgh vs. Montreal: 7, Mar. 2, 2013 (P, 7-6); Dec. 7, 1995 (P, 7-5); Jan. 15, 1983 (M, 8-7) Most goals by both teams: 15, Jan. 15, 1983 (M, 8-7)

Head Coach: Michel Therrien Assistant Coaches: Gerard Gallant Clement Jodoin Jean-Jacques Daigneault Goaltending Coach: Stephane Waite

Last Montreal shutout vs. Pittsburgh: Mar. 12, 2011 (3-0) – Carey Price Last Pittsburgh shutout vs. Montreal: Mar. 26, 2013 (1-0) – Marc-Andre Fleury/Tomas Vokoun Last Montreal hat trick vs. Pittsburgh: Dec. 27, 2008 – Andrei Kostitsyn Last Pittsburgh hat trick vs. Montreal: Oct. 28, 2009 – Sidney Crosby Last Pittsburgh trade with Montreal: June 27, 2009 – 2010 sixth-round pick to Pittsburgh in exchange for 2009 seventh-round draft pick Pittsburgh’s Overtime/Shootout Record vs. Montreal: 10-4-16

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NHL STANDINGS NHL STANDINGS AS OF 02.24.14

EASTERN CONFERENCE ATLANTIC

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

GF

GA

HOME

ROAD

LAST 10

BOSTON

57

37

16

4

78

176

125

23-6-2

14-10-2

7-1-2

TAMPA BAY

58

33

20

5

71

168

145

17-7-3

16-13-2

5-5-0

MONTREAL

59

32

21

6

70

148

142

17-10-4

15-11-2

5-4-1

TORONTO

60

32

22

6

70

178

182

21-10-1

11-12-5

7-2-1

DETROIT

58

26

20

12

64

151

163

11-11-8

15-9-4

5-3-2

OTTAWA

59

26

22

11

63

169

191

13-11-5

13-11-6

5-3-2

FLORIDA

58

22

29

7

51

139

183

11-12-4

11-17-3

4-6-0

BUFFALO

57

15

34

8

38

110

172

9-17-5

6-17-3

2-7-1

METROPOLITAN

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

GF

GA

HOME

ROAD

LAST 10

PITTSBURGH

58

40

15

3

83

186

138

23-4-1

17-11-2

6-3-1

NY RANGERS

59

32

24

3

67

155

146

14-14-3

18-10-0

7-3-0

PHILADELPHIA

59

30

23

6

66

162

167

16-10-1

14-13-5

5-4-1

COLUMBUS

58

29

24

5

63

170

161

16-11-2

13-13-3

5-4-1

WASHINGTON

59

27

23

9

63

171

175

17-10-4

10-13-5

5-4-1

CAROLINA

57

26

22

9

61

144

158

15-12-5

11-10-4

6-4-0

NEW JERSEY

59

24

22

13

61

135

146

13-7-7

11-15-6

4-4-2

NY ISLANDERS

60

22

30

8

52

164

200

8-14-8

14-16-0

3-6-1

LAST 10

WESTERN CONFERENCE CENTRAL

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

GF

GA

HOME

ROAD

ST. LOUIS

57

39

12

6

84

196

135

22-5-3

17-7-3

7-2-1

CHICAGO

60

35

11

14

84

207

163

18-4-7

17-7-7

4-3-3

COLORADO

58

37

16

5

79

174

153

19-7-3

18-9-2

6-4-0

MINNESOTA

59

31

21

7

69

145

147

21-7-2

10-14-5

6-2-2

DALLAS

58

27

21

10

64

164

164

14-9-6

13-12-4

6-2-2

WINNIPEG

60

28

26

6

62

168

175

14-11-4

14-15-2

6-3-1

NASHVILLE

59

25

24

10

60

146

180

14-12-4

11-12-6

4-3-3

PACIFIC

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

GF

GA

HOME

ROAD

LAST 10

ANAHEIM

60

41

14

5

87

196

147

22-5-2

19-9-3

5-5-0

SAN JOSE

59

37

16

6

80

175

142

22-4-3

15-12-3

6-4-0

LOS ANGELES

59

31

22

6

68

139

128

17-10-3

14-12-3

2-8-0

PHOENIX

58

27

21

10

64

163

169

17-10-3

10-11-7

4-5-1

VANCOUVER

60

27

24

9

63

146

160

14-9-5

13-15-4

2-8-0

CALGARY

58

22

29

7

51

137

179

12-14-3

10-15-4

6-3-1

EDMONTON

60

20

33

7

47

153

199

10-14-2

10-19-5

5-3-2

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LEAGUE LEADERS NHL STATS AS OF 02.24.14

POINTS RNK NAME

GP

G

A

PTS

+/-

PIM

SOG

SPCT

PPG

PPA SHG SHA

1

Sidney Crosby, PIT

58

28

50

78

12

34

189

14.8

8

20

0

0

2

Ryan Getzlaf, ANA

56

29

38

67

24

22

151

19.2

4

14

0

0

3

John Tavares, NYI

59

24

42

66

-6

40

188

12.8

8

17

0

0

4

Phil Kessel, TOR

60

31

34

65

1

19

227

13.7

8

11

0

0

5

Patrick Kane, CHI

59

27

36

63

8

18

195

13.8

10

13

0

0

GOALS RNK NAME

GP

G

A

PTS

+/-

PIM

SOG

SPCT

PPG

1

Alex Ovechkin, WSH

55

40

20

60

-17

36

298

13.4

15

PPA SHG SHA 12

0

0

2

Phil Kessel, TOR

60

31

34

65

1

19

227

13.7

8

11

0

0

3

Corey Perry, ANA

50

30

30

60

24

50

204

14.7

7

7

0

0

4

Ryan Getzlaf, ANA

56

29

38

67

24

22

151

19.2

4

14

0

0

Joe Pavelski, SJS

59

29

25

54

14

26

159

18.2

10

11

1

1

ASSISTS RNK NAME

GP

G

A

PTS

+/-

PIM

SOG

SPCT

PPG

1

Sidney Crosby, PIT

58

28

50

78

12

34

189

14.8

8

20

0

0

2

Joe Thorton, SJS

59

8

48

56

13

14

77

10.4

2

14

0

1

3

Duncan Keith, CHI

59

3

45

48

19

8

147

2.0

2

16

0

1

Nicklas Backstrom, WSH

59

11

45

56

-10

38

143

7.7

3

28

1

0

John Tavares, NYI

59

24

42

66

-6

40

188

12.8

8

17

0

0

5

PPA SHG SHA

POWER-PLAY GOALS RNK NAME

GP

G

A

PTS

+/-

PIM

SOG

SPCT

PPG

1

Alex Ovechkin, WSH

55

40

20

60

-17

36

298

13.4

15

PPA SHG SHA 12

0

2

Chris Kunitz, PIT

58

27

28

55

25

48

162

16.7

12

8

0

0

3

Patrick Kane, CHI

59

27

36

63

8

18

195

13.8

10

13

0

0

Joe Pavelski, SJS

59

29

25

54

14

26

159

18.2

10

11

1

1

Zach Parise, MIN

44

19

17

36

2

20

172

11.0

10

5

1

0

0

PLUS/MINUS RNK NAME

GP

G

A

PTS

+/-

PIM

SOG

SPCT

PPG

1

Matt Niskanen, PIT

58

7

27

34

29

41

104

6.7

2

9

0

0

2

Johnny Boychuk, BOS

53

2

14

16

27

35

102

2.0

0

0

0

2

3

Marian Hossa, CHI

55

24

26

50

26

16

191

12.6

4

8

3

0

Hampus Lindholm, ANA

57

5

16

21

26

26

87

5.7

1

1

0

0

Francois Beauchemin, ANA 50

1

10

11

26

27

51

2.0

0

1

0

1

14

PPA SHG SHA


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The question sounded rhetorical, and came off as an attempt to once again emphasize the team nature of Team Canada’s Olympic triumph . “Does anyone know who won the scoring race?” Canada/Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock wondered aloud after Canada had captured gold in Sochi . Since you asked, coach: Phil Kessel of the USA/Toronto (5+3) and Erik Karlsson of Sweden/Ottawa (4+4 tied for the points lead in the Olympic tournament . Kessel was the leading goal-scorer with five and fellow American James van Riemsdyk (Toronto) had an Olympics-leading six assists . Mikael Granlund of Finland/Minnesota (3+4) and van Riemsdyk (1+6) tied for third in scoring . Carey Price of Canada/Montreal had the top goals-against average (0 .59) and the best save percentage ( .972) .

MORE SPOILS: In addition to the medal-winning efforts of Canada (gold), Sweden (silver) and Finland (bronze), a few individual performances were recognized in Sochi . AS SELECTED BY THE TOURNAMENT DIRECTORATE Best Goalkeeper: Price Best Defenseman: Karlsson Best Forward: Kessel

AS SELECTED BY THE MEDIA MVP: Teemu Selanne Finland/Anaheim

ALL-STAR TEAM G: Henrik Lundqvist Finland/NY Rangers

D: Karlsson; Drew Doughty

Canada/Los Angeles

F: Kessel, Selanne, Granlund

HOW SWEDE IT IS: Despite losing the gold medal to Canada, Sweden was able to maintain its No . 1 spot in the International Ice Hockey Federation’s World Ranking . The current ranking includes IIHF World Championships played between 2010 and 2013 and the 2014 Olympics . THE TOP 10: 1. Sweden, 2. Finland, 3. Canada, 4. Russia, 5. Czech Republic, 6. USA, 7. Switzerland, 8. Slovakia, 9. Norway, 10. Latvia . Sweden and Finland had been No . 1 and No . 2 prior to the Olympics . Canada improved two spots by virtue of its victory in the gold medal game . The IIHF list ranks 48 hockey-playing nations, with Mongolia (No . 46), the United Arab Emirates (No . 47) and Georgia (No . 48) bringing up the rear . A second edition of the World Ranking will be published after the 2014 IIHF World Championship .

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COMMUNITY UPDATE SKATE WITH THE GREATS PRESENTED BY 84 LUMBER COMES TO CONSOL ENERGY CENTER BY: KRISTEN MANCHOR

We’re all accustomed to seeing the CONSOL Energy Center filled with fast paced hockey and top-notch fans, but how about seeing those fans down on the ice? Supporters had a chance to share the ice with Penguins Alumni members during the third annual Penguins Alumni Skate with the Greats presented by 84 Lumber on January 13. Fans also had the opportunity to take part in two autograph sessions and purchase mystery autographed pucks sold by the alumni wives. That evening, 600 fans enjoyed the opportunity to skate on the same ice the Pittsburgh Penguins call home. Penguins’ Director of Community and Alumni Relations Cindy Himes said, “It’s the first time we’ve ever held this event at CONSOL Energy Center and the fans seem to be having a blast!” Alumni in attendance included Mark Recchi, Bryan Trottier, Jay Caufield, Troy Loney, Warren Young , Kim Clackson, Randy Hillier, Mark Kachowski, Ed Johnston, Phil Bourque, Duane Rupp, Pierre Larouche, Francois Leroux, Peter Taglianetti, Greg Malone, Dave Hannan, and honorary Penguins alumnus Dave Hanson. Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma made an appearance, as well as assistant coaches Tony Granato and Todd Reirden. Paul Steigerwald served as event emcee. continued on page 26

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“It’s a wonderful event . It’s great that all the alumni come back and we get to see each other . Then we get to hang out with the Penguins fans, sign some autographs, and we go out and skate around a bit,” said Mark Recchi, member of the Penguins 1991 Stanley Cup Champion team . With more than $21,000 grossed for Penguins Alumni Charities, specifically breast cancer research, this year’s event could definitely be classified as a huge success! In addition to Skate with the Greats, the Penguins Alumni Association holds annual fundraisers including an Alumni Charity Golf Classic and a Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament . Over the past four years, the Penguins Alumni Association has donated over $208,000 to local charities . It’s safe to say that both fans and alumni had a great time at this year’s skate . From skating on CONSOL Energy Center ice to autographs galore, the third annual Skate with the Greats presented by 84 Lumber will be an event to remember for many years . The Penguins Alumni Association would like to thank the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation for its help in organizing the event, their spouses for selling mystery pucks, and especially the fans who made Skate with the Greats presented by 84 Lumber a huge success!

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

Pittsburgh Penguins LP

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 . . . . . . . . . Jay Girlardo

MARKETING Senior Director of Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . Ross Miller Senior Director of Creative Services/Publications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barb Pilarski Graphic Designers . . . . . . . . . Erin Halley, Lori Haramia

Motion Graphics Designer . . . . . . . . . . Aaron Spiegel Motion Graphics Design Producer . . . Padraic Driscoll Public Address Announcer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ryan Mill PensTV Host . . . . . . . . Katie O’Malley, Beth Swanson

TICKETING

Director of Fan Development & Special Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jill Shipley

Senior Director of Premium Seating . . .Brian Magness

Fan Development Coordinator . . . . . . . Laura Spencer

Manager, Premium Seating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kyle Lux

NEW MEDIA

Manager, Premium Services . . . . . . . . . . . . Julia Drost

Manager of New Media . . . . . . . . .Melissa Marchionna New Media Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . Drew Hancherick Andi Perelman Director of Content . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sam Kasan Manager of Content . . . . . . . . . . . Michelle Crechiolo PensTV Video Producer . . . . . . . . . . . Mark Cottington

Director of Ticket Sales . . . . . . . . . . . .George Murphy

Premium Service Representative . . . . . . Jon Seelnacht Manager, Group Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mike Zatchey Ticket Sales Account Executives . . . . . George Birman Jeff Blizman Bonnie Golinski Nicole Kyslinger–Rudy Chuck Pukansky Box Office Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carol Coulson

CORPORATE SALES

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

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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

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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 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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NHL CODE OF CONDUCT The National Hockey League and its Member Clubs are committed to creating a safe and comfortable environment and enjoyable entertainment experience. NHL fans have a right to expect an environment in which they will be treated in a consistent, professional and courteous manner by all arena, team and League personnel. The Players and Officials have the same rights. Accordingly, fans are responsible for their own conduct.

THE FOLLOWING STANDARDS HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED WITH RESPECT TO FAN CONDUCT:  Fans are entitled to enjoy the hockey experience free from disruptive or inconsiderate behaviors or unruly actions.  Fans may not interfere with the event and/or athletes in any manner.  Fans shall refrain from using abusive language or obscene gestures.  Fans may not engage in fighting, throwing objects or other behavior deemed detrimental to the experience of other guests and those who engage in any of these actions will immediately be ejected from the game.  Fans are encouraged to report inappropriate behavior to arena staff.  Fans who choose to consume alcohol must do so in a legal and responsible manner.  Intervention with an intoxicated or impaired fan will be handled in a prompt and safe manner.  Fans shall comply with requests from arena staff regarding arena operational and emergency procedures.  Fans may not engage in unauthorized commercial activity while on arena property.  Violation of the Fan Code of Conduct may result in eviction from the arena without a ticket refund.

The NHL and its Member Clubs thank you for adhering to the provisions of the NHL Fan Code of Conduct.

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PITTSBURGH PENGUINS

100 POINT CLUB

PIERRE LAROUCHE

JEAN PRONOVOST 1975-76

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Whether it’s providing exclusive behind-the-scenes access to a pre-season trip to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point or audio from the team bench during an Evgeni Malkin hat trick, In The Room gives fans a unique perspective on the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Emmy-nominated, all-access television show, which debuted during the 2011-12 season, can be seen on ROOT SPORTS in Pittsburgh and the NHL Network, in addition to pittsburghpenguins.com. New episodes air on or around the 15th of each month. “The idea of doing our own show developed because of the success of HBO’s 24/7, Road to the Winter Classic,’” said Penguins CEO David Morehouse. “We got a lot of positive feedback from our fans about the unbelievable access to players and coaches. Now, with In The Room, we can continue to show fans a side of the team and the sport that they’ve never seen before.” continued on page 62

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The first-ever episode of In The Room in 2011 chronicled Sidney Crosby’s return to the lineup after missing more than 60 games due to injury. The show’s staff followed Evgeni Malkin to Russia to witness his off-season workouts in his home country, and documented a unique oneon-one workout session between coach Bylsma and Kris Letang. Season Two showcased the dedication and human side of a hockey player. Joe Vitale said goodbye to his wife and kids before a road trip, and two former NHL captains, Jarome Iginla and Brenden Morrow, said goodbye to their old teams as Ray Shero acquired them prior to the trade deadline. Chatter on the bench between James Neal and Malkin during a game highlighted their unique relationship, and the highs and lows of a long postseason run were revealed. The current season began with a trip to West Point. Lessons in leadership, teamwork and sacrifice were stressed — ideals that the 2013-14 Penguins would build upon. The players carried a rock to the top of a mountain — and that rock is handed out after continued on page 66

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AGREEMENT THIS AGREEMENT (“Agreement”) is effective as of the 2013-2014 season by and between the following Parties: (i) Reed Smith LLP, a leading international law firm; (ii) the Pittsburgh Penguins hockey club, a world-class organization second to none; and (iii) its league-best fans.

In consideration of the mutual covenants set forth herein and other good and

Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and especially Boston (we haven’t forgotten).

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be arbitrated by a very large Penguins player with a penchant for dropping the gloves and settling things his way. Results will be binding (among other things).

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, all Parties have executed this Agreement effective as of the date first above written. Let’s Go Pens.


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each win to the player who has best exemplified those traits. Tanner Glass was mic’d up during a fight, as was Pascal Dupuis — when he pulled out his own tooth! “We’re able to do this because of the tremendous cooperation of the Penguins players, coaches and hockey operations staff,” said Leo McCafferty, executive producer of In The Room. “Obviously, at times, you have to get lucky. We had a microphone on Geno when he scored a hat trick. We had a mic on Pascal when he pulled out his tooth. But it’s given us an opportunity to take fans where they’ve never been before. The best part is, we never know what we’re going to come across next.”

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During the hockey season, the DICK’S Sporting Goods Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Saturdays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and closed on Sundays with the exception of game days or on-sales. On an event day, the DICK’S Sporting Goods Box Office hours vary. Hours are subject to change as a result of event times, holidays or inclement weather. Please call 412.642.1800 for more information. In the off-season, the DICK’S Sporting Goods Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and is closed on Saturdays and Sundays with exception of event days. The DICK’S Sporting Goods Box Office is located inside the Trib Total Media Gate.

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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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pittsburghpenguins.com Check out the official website of the Pittsburgh Penguins for the latest team news, exciting content, player features and fan downloads. Designed with the fans in mind, pittsburghpenguins.com offers the most up-to-date news, features, exclusive video, audio content, player bios, current statistics, blogs, an online store and more!

LATEST PENGUINS NEWS Fans who log on to pittsburghpenguins.com will find features on the latest Penguins happenings, team announcements, media releases, plus exclusive online promotions. Pittsburghpenguins.com is the best source for detailed information about recent signings, call-ups, and trades along with spotlight updates on Penguins prospects in the system.

EXTENSIVE GAME DAY COVERAGE Stop by pittsburghpenguins.com on game days to preview upcoming games, watch post-practice interviews, and follow all the game action live with the real-time score tracker. When the game is over, check pittsburghpenguins.com for post-game interviews, highlights, and a quick summary of the game as well a detailed breakdown of that night’s game.

EXCLUSIVE FAN DOWNLOADS Fans who visit pittsburghpenguins.com can download wallpapers for their desktops or mobile devices, Facebook profile images and Twitter backgrounds, Penguins schedule information, as well as frequent game-day podcasts.

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PENSTV The PensTV video portal offers fans the absolute best in team coverage, including exclusive team updates, extensive game day coverage, game highlights, post-game reaction, live press conferences and more. Look for the following recurring video segments on PensTV: 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. continued on page 78

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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

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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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Amell, Derek . . . . Barton, Steve . . . Brisebois, David . . Cameron, Lonnie . Champoux, Pierre . Cherrey, Scott . . . Cormier, Michel . . Cvik, Mike . . . . . Devorski, Greg. . . Driscoll, Scott . . . Galloway, Ryan . . Gibbs, Darren . . . *Grandt, John . . . Henderson, Don . . Heyer, Shane . . . Kovachik, Brad . . . Lazarowich, Brad . Mach, Brian . . . . MacPherson, Matt . McElman, Andy . . Miller, Steve . . . . Morin, Jean . . . . Murchison, Kiel . . Murphy, Brian . . . Murray, Jonny . . . Nansen, Derek . . . Nelson, Thor . . . . Nowak, Tim . . . . Pancich, Bryan . . . Racicot, Pierre . . . Rody, Vaughan . . . Sericolo, Anthony . Sharrers, Jay . . . . Shewchyk, Mark . . *Wheler, Mark . . .

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CONSOL Energy Center

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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to inform guests of the situation and any instructions as applicable. All exits and emergency exits are posted with appropriate signage.

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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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.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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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VIDEO CAMERAS WILL CALL 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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NAKAMA Sushi Sections: 101, 105 Captain Morgan Club 111

DUNKIN DONUTS Sections: 109, 212

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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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This February, during the NHL Olympic break, the Pittsburgh Penguins Elite Hockey Program will be sending a team to the 55th Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament 2014, from February 12th to 23rd at the Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec. The Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament is known as the most important minor hockey tournament in the world, grouping young hockey players (11 and 12 years old). About 2,200 young hockey players from 15 countries come to Quebec to participate in the Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. This Tournament takes place during a period of 12 days with crowds totaling around 200,000 fans, every year. This extraordinary event, very popular, was founded in 1960 and has never ceased to grow in importance. The members of this team will not only be a part of a great tournament but will follow in the footsteps of some of the greatest hockey players of all time. Many stars from the National Hockey League have passed through this Tournament: Brad Park, Guy Lafleur, Marcel Dionne, Gilbert Perrault, Mark Howe, Wayne Gretzky, Sylvain C么t茅, Eric Lindros, among many others including Penguins owner Mario Lemieux. continued on page 102

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“When we first broached the subject of going to Québec with the team and parents at the beginning of the season, they were obviously very excited. As the season has progressed and we have gotten closer to the Québec International Tournament, the team has become much more excited about the chance to play in such an exciting event.” Team Business manager Tim Krock said, “The tournament has a very rich tradition, and I think that the boys really do understand that. We are very grateful to have this opportunity, and it is in large part a reality due to the generosity of the Pittsburgh Penguins, DICK’S Sporting Goods, and GNC.” This year, the Pittsburgh Penguins Elite is sending up their Pee-Wee Major team (2001 birth years) to compete in this year’s tournament. The team will be coached by Mike Schall and former Penguin and three-time Stanley Cup Winner, Mark Recchi. Thanks to GNC, this team will travel to this tournament that will feature the best Pee-Wee hockey teams from around the world and promises to be a competitive and fun atmosphere for this Pens Elite team. Pittsburgh will be well represented not only with talent, but with awesome uniforms. Going back into the archives, this team will be wearing the old school black/yellow sweaters that the Pittsburgh Penguins wore back in the early 90’s. The Pittsburgh Penguins, Pittsburgh Penguins Elite and GNC would like to wish this team the best of luck as they venture north of the border and look to find success in such a prestigious tournament.

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It was one save. It came in a regular-season game that was mostly forgettable otherwise. It earned an extra point. But that extra point isn’t likely to mean anything in the standings. This save will turn out to be of minimal consequence. But, boy…what a save! Marc-Andre Fleury stole the show when he thrust himself across the crease to deny Erik Karlsson with his glove as the host Penguins beat visiting Ottawa 2-1 on Feb. 3. James Neal scored in overtime, but Fleury’s save won the game. It came with 10:33 remaining in the third period and the game tied 1-1. Descriptions don’t do Fleury’s save justice. It was absolute robbery, with Fleury’s glove out-quicking Karlsson’s shot to the net’s upper right corner. It wasn’t the most meaningful great save in franchise history: That would be “The Save,” one made by Frank Pietrangelo on New Jersey’s Peter Stastny in the 1991 playoffs. If Pietrangelo doesn’t flash leather to help win Game Six of that first-round series against the Devils, the Penguins probably don’t win the Stanley Cup. But for pure difficulty, hand-eye coordination and raw athleticism, it’s hard to remember a Penguins goaltender ever making a better stop. continued on page 111

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It was definitely the best save Coach Dan Bylsma has seen Fleury make. “Yes. Yes. Flat out,” Bylsma said. “The athleticism to get over there is one thing. The ability to get your glove up to that high right corner — he had to move to get it. It wasn’t just, stick your glove out and Karlsson shoots it into the glove. I’m not sure I’ve seen another save live that was any better than that.” The other dressing room gave Fleury his due. “That’s something I did not count on,” said Karlsson, top scorer among NHL defensemen. “It’s a great save. I can’t really do anything other than tip my hat and say, ‘Good job.’ It was a clear shot and an open net, but he clearly denied me. Pretty hard, too. “Unfortunately, I’m going to be on the highlights for quite some time with that one.” Said Sens captain Jason Spezza, “He’s quick. One of the quickest in the game. Pretty good shot by Erik. Not much more you can do. It was just a good save.” Ottawa goalie Craig Anderson made 46 saves on the evening, Fleury just 24. But Fleury’s remarkable stop was the one that had people buzzing. “It was a game-changer,” Anderson said. “Obviously, he’s quick. He moves well side to side, and he always gives himself an opportunity to make the save. I broke into the league right around the same time as him, and I’ve seen him make saves like that on numerous occasions.” continued on page 113

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HOW TO EARN POINTS Game Attendance: 50 Points • Scan the barcode on your ticket after entering the game. Miller Lite Nite Attendance: 50 Points • Scan the barcodes distributed at designated PensPoints Miller Lite Night events (visit Event Calendar in app for details) FexEx Pens Predictor: 25 Points • Make a correct prediction and receive a code worth 25 points Food or Beverage Purchase: 15 Points • Scan the barcode on the bottom of your concession receipt (limit one per game) Merchandise Purchase: 15 Points • Scan the barcode on the bottom of your PensGear receipt (limit one per day, $10 minimum purchase) ROOT SPORTS Broadcasts: 5 Points • Enter the keyword displayed onscreen during Penguins pregame and postgame broadcasts on ROOT SPORTS.

To download, search PensPoints in your phone’s app store (iPhone/Android) or visit penspoints.com

Radio Broadcasts: 5 Points • Enter the keyword read during pregame and postgame radio broadcasts Scavenger Hunt: 5 Points • Find and scan codes located on display attractions throughout CONSOL Energy Center • Limit 1 scan per code per season. 7UP Purchases: 10 Points • Enter the code underneath the caps of specially marked 20oz 7UP bottles

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With all due respect to Anderson, the game’s No. 2 star that night — no goalie makes saves like that on numerous occasions. OT hero Neal knew Fleury’s stop was something special: “I think that’s the best one I’ve ever seen him make. The one he made in Calgary with the back of his head was pretty crazy. He’s been doing that all year.” Neal was referring to a save Fleury made against Calgary’s Mikael Backlund in a 2-1 victory at Calgary on Jan. 11. A screened Fleury spun around and deflected aside Backlund’s shot from the left circle with the back of his head. Fleury was characteristically modest about his stop on Karlsson: “I knew I was in trouble because I saw that [Karlsson] had a little bit of time and some room to come to the net, so I thought he was maybe going to shoot. I just tried to get my leg and glove over there. I’m glad it went in the glove. “You never think you’re beat until it goes in. Every goalie is like that. I knew I had my pads on the ice, and my glove in mid-air. I’m just happy I caught it.”

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Frozen Four and Championship game appearance.

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• Led NCAA in minutes played

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• Named NCAA First-Team

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BY THE NUMBERS STATS AS OF 02.24.14

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Evgeni Malkin

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Chris Kunitz

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55

25

48

12

8

0

0

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James Neal

37

20

25

45

14

39

8

10

0

0

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Jussi Jokinen

58

16

26

42

7

6

4

11

0

0

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Matt Niskanen

58

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27

34

29

41

2

9

0

0

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Olli Maatta

57

6

17

23

12

14

1

2

1

0

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6.5

Pascal Dupuis

39

7

13

20

6

8

0

0

0

0

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Brandon Sutter

58

9

10

19

4

12

1

1

1

0

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Kris Letang

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10

8

18

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14

6

5

0

0

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Joe Vitale

44

1

12

13

1

19

0

1

0

0

37

2.7

Brooks Orpik

50

1

11

12

4

42

0

0

0

0

34

2.9

Paul Martin

33

2

10

12

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8

0

6

0

0

45

4.4

Tanner Glass

43

4

7

11

-4

57

0

0

0

0

39

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Deryk Engelland

43

4

5

9

-4

50

0

1

0

0

46

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Brian Gibbons

19

4

5

9

3

2

1

0

0

0

21

19.0

Craig Adams

58

3

5

8

-9

38

0

0

0

0

58

5.2

Jayson Megna

24

4

3

7

2

2

0

0

0

0

24

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Chris Conner

19

4

1

5

-3

2

0

0

0

0

17

23.5

Robert Bortuzzo

35

0

5

5

-3

54

0

0

0

0

34

0.0

Simon Despres

18

0

4

4

E

12

0

1

0

0

26

0.0

Beau Bennett

12

1

2

3

E

0

0

0

0

0

14

7.1

Taylor Pyatt

14

2

0

2

-7

6

1

0

0

0

16

12.5

Rob Scuderi

29

0

2

2

-1

0

0

0

0

0

18

0.0

Chuck Kobasew

30

2

0

2

2

15

0

0

0

0

34

5.9

Harry Zolnierczyk

11

2

0

2

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8

0

0

0

0

9

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Andrew Ebbett

7

0

1

1

-1

0

0

0

0

0

4

Brian Dumoulin

6

0

1

1

1

4

0

0

0

0

3

0.0

Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond 1

0

0

0

E

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.0 0.0

Nick Drazenovic

1

0

0

0

-1

2

0

0

0

0

3

Zach Sill

20

0

0

0

-4

12

0

0

0

0

14

0.0

Philip Samuelsson

5

0

0

0

-1

0

0

0

0

0

5

0.0

89

601

48

92

2

0

1770

7.6

SV

SV%

TEAM TOTALS

58

182 319 501

GOALIES

GP

W

L

SO

TGA

TSA

PIM

ENG

Marc-Andre Fleury

45

30

13

1

2.25

1112 0.918

4

100

1212

0

2

Jeff Zatkoff

12

9

2

1

2.64

310

0.909

1

31

341

0

0

TOTALS

59

40

15

3

2.44 1484 0.914

5

135

1619

0

2

OTL GAA

117


PITTSBURGH PENGUINS

HEADSHOTS ACTIVE PLAYERS AS OF 02.24.14

MATT

NISKANEN

2

PAUL

OLLI

MAATTA

3

CHUCK

ROB

ENGELLAND

CHRIS

TANNER

14

15

4

MARTIN

KOBASEW

KUNITZ

BRANDON

TAYLOR

JAMES

16

17

18

7

SUTTER

118

12

PYATT

DERYK

SCUDERI

NEAL

5

GLASS

CRAIG

ADAMS

27


MARC-ANDRE

FLEURY

29

BROOKS

ORPIK

44

JUSSI

JOKINEN

36

SIMON

DESPRES

47

EVGENI

MALKIN

71

JEFF

ZATKOFF

37

BRIAN

GIBBONS

49

ROBERT

BORTUZZO

41

KRIS

LETANG

58

SIDNEY

CROSBY

87

119


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ACTIVE PLAYERS AS OF 02.24.14

#

PLAYER

POS

HT

WT

#

2

Matt Niskanen

D

6-0

209

27 Craig Adams

3

Olli Maatta

D

6-2

206

29 Marc-Andre Fleury

4

Rob Scuderi

D

6-1

212

36 Jussi Jokinen

5

Deryk Engelland

D

6-2

215

7

Paul Martin

D

6-1

200

12 Chuck Kobasew

RW

6-0

192

44 Brooks Orpik

D

6-2

219

14 Chris Kunitz

LW

6-0

195

47 Simon Despres

D

6-4

214

15 Tanner Glass

LW

6-1

210

49 Brian Gibbons

C

5-8

170

C

6-3

190

58 Kris Letang

D

6-0

201

16 Brandon Sutter

PLAYER

POS

HT

WT

RW

6-0

200

G

6-2

180

LW

5-11

198

37 Jeff Zatkoff

G

6-2

179

41 Robert Bortuzzo

D

6-4

215

17 Taylor Pyatt

LW

6-4

230

71 Evgeni Malkin

C

6-3

195

18 James Neal

LW

6-2

208

87 Sidney Crosby

C

5-11

200

120


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PLAYER

6

Douglas Murray

8

Brandon Prust

LW

11 Brendan Gallagher

RW

14 Tomas Plekanec

POS

HT

WT

#

PLAYER

POS

HT

WT

D

6-3

240

31 Carey Price

G

6-3

212

6-0

194

48 Daniel Briere

C

5-9

174

5-9

180

51 David Desharnais

C

5-7

170

C

5-11

196

53 Ryan White

C

6-0

201

15 George Parros

RW

6-5

224

55 Francis Bouillon

D

5-8

194

17 Rene Bourque

RW

6-2

217

67 Max Pacioretty

LW

6-2

217

21 Brian Gionta

RW

5-7

176

74 Alexei Emelin

D

6-2

224

22 Dale Weise

RW

6-2

210

76 P.K. Subban

D

6-0

217

D

6-6

227

79 Andrei Markov

D

6-0

201

26 Josh Gorges

D

6-1

201

81 Lars Eller

C

6-2

215

30 Peter Budaj

G

6-1

192

24 Jarred Tinordi

121


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HEADSHOTS ACTIVE PLAYERS AS OF 02.24.14

DOUGLAS

BRANDON

6

8

MURRAY

GEORGE

PARROS

15

JARRED

TINORDI

24

122

PRUST

RENE

BOURQUE

17

JOSH

GORGES

26

BRENDAN

GALLAGHER

11

BRIAN

GIONTA

21

PETER

BUDAJ

30

TOMAS

PLEKANEC

14

DALE

WEISE

22

CAREY

PRICE

31


DANIEL

BRIERE

48

MAX

PACIORETTY

67

DAVID

RYAN

DESHARNAIS

WHITE

51

53

ALEXEI

P.K.

EMELIN

SUBBAN

74

76

FRANCIS

BOUILLON

55

ANDREI

MARKOV

79

LARS

ELLER

81

123


MONTREAL CANADIENS

BY THE NUMBERS STATS AS OF 02.24.14

PLAYER

GP

G

A

PTS

+/-

PIM

PPG

PPA

SHG

SHA

SOG

SPCT

P.K. Subban

59

8

31

39

6

61

3

16

0

0

152

5.3

Max Pacioretty

50

26

11

37

E

24

8

5

1

0

181

14.4

Tomas Plekanec

59

17

16

33

9

24

3

5

3

0

164

10.4

David Desharnais

56

11

21

32

3

20

2

9

0

0

70

15.7

Brendan Gallagher

58

14

18

32

9

53

7

1

0

0

156

9.0

Andrei Markov

59

5

26

31

7

26

2

14

1

0

93

5.4

Brian Gionta

58

11

18

29

E

18

2

4

0

1

128

8.6

Alex Galchenyuk

44

10

13

23

-7

20

2

5

0

0

79

12.7

Lars Eller

59

10

11

21

-8

36

2

1

1

1

113

8.9

Daniel Briere

46

9

8

17

-1

22

2

1

0

0

75

12.0

Michael Bournival

50

6

7

13

-5

14

1

2

0

0

70

8.6

Josh Gorges

58

1

10

11

8

12

0

1

0

1

33

3.0

Rene Bourque

46

8

3

11

-2

22

3

0

0

0

92

8.7

Brandon Prust

48

5

6

11

-3

105

0

1

0

1

42

11.9

Raphael Diaz

46

0

11

11

-4

12

0

2

0

1

41

0.0

Travis Moen

51

1

9

10

-2

32

0

0

0

1

42

2.4

Alexei Emelin

37

1

7

8

-7

37

0

1

0

0

30

3.3

Ryan White

36

2

3

5

-5

32

0

0

0

0

39

5.1

Francis Bouillon

38

0

4

4

-9

15

0

1

0

0

26

0.0

Douglas Murray

38

0

2

2

-11

9

0

0

0

0

18

0.0

Nathan Beaulieu

16

0

2

2

5

8

0

0

0

0

14

0.0

George Parros

3

0

1

1

1

2

0

0

0

0

4

0.0

Martin St. Pierre

16

0

0

0

-5

56

0

0

0

0

3

0.0

Mike Blunden

1

0

0

0

E

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.0 0.0

Louis Leblanc

6

0

0

0

-2

5

0

0

0

0

1

Gabriel Dumont

8

0

0

0

1

4

0

0

0

0

7

0.0

Jarred Tinordi

2

0

0

0

E

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.0

Christian Thomas

6

0

0

0

E

9

0

0

0

0

1

0.0

Patrick Holland

2

0

0

0

-1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.0

Joonas Nattinen

5

0

0

0

E

0

0

0

0

0

2

0.0

TEAM TOTALS

59

-23

678

37

69

6

6

1678

4.8

GOALIES

GP

W

L

SV

SV%

SO

TGA

TSA

PIM

ENG

Carey Price

48

26

17

5

2.33

1350 0.925

4

109

1459

0

3

Peter Budaj

14

6

4

1

1.97

315

0.927

1

25

340

0

2

TOTALS

62

32

21

6

2.15 1665 0.926

5

134

1799

0

5

145 238 383

OTL GAA

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WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON PENGUINS SKATERS Tom Kostopoulos Nick Drazenovic Brian Gibbons Harry Zolnierczyk Brendan Mikkelson Spencer Machacek Simon Despres Andrew Ebbett Philip Samuelsson Dominik Uher Scott Harrington Mike Carman Jayson Megna Brian Dumoulin Chris Conner Tom Kuhnhackl Anton Zlobin Nick D'Agostino Bobby Farnham Zack Torquato Denver Manderson Zach Sill Adam Payerl Barry Goers Reid McNeill Carter Rowney Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond Cody Sylvester Peter Merth Harrison Ruopp Dustin Stevenson

GP 51 43 28 43 53 40 34 26 52 47 54 45 16 37 15 48 30 30 43 18 25 16 24 8 35 16

G 19 11 11 17 4 13 6 8 3 5 3 5 9 3 6 8 5 1 4 2 1 3 2 1 1 1

A 18 21 19 12 23 11 16 12 17 12 14 8 3 9 5 2 5 7 3 5 6 3 4 4 3 2

PTS 37 32 30 29 27 24 22 20 20 17 17 13 12 12 11 10 10 8 7 7 7 6 6 5 4 3

PIM 49 18 43 59 51 35 37 20 60 36 45 22 4 19 8 22 14 13 119 22 4 29 28 2 68 2

+/5 3 9 6 3 7 18 4 18 3 2 6 13 -5 3 -4 10 1 -1 1 E 5 1 1 4 -2

PPG 11 2 4 0 3 2 0 2 0 1 3 0 0 2 2 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

SHG 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

GW 4 2 0 1 3 1 0 2 1 1 0 1 2 0 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

S 107 90 54 110 103 88 59 54 54 74 79 50 34 57 37 60 45 28 44 21 29 23 22 9 21 14

46

1

2

3

196

-4

0

0

0

31

17 2 14 7

2 0 0 0

0 0 0 0

2 0 0 0

18 7 30 7

-4 1 E -1

0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0

1 0 0 0

15 1 3 2

GOALTENDERS Jeff Deslauriers Eric Hartzell

GP 36 23

W 17 10

GAA 2.52 2.19

SA% 0.897 0.914

L 14 7

SOL 3 1

MIN 1979 1123

GA 83 41

SO 1 3

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

GP 29 35 21 24 9 8 7 12

G 10 15 9 5 4 3 0 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 17 11 14 5 5 1 3 2

PTS 27 26 23 10 9 4 3 2

PIM 15 24 6 30 4 12 0 29

+/11 9 8 -4 -1 E -9 2

PPG 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0

SHG 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0

GW 2 5 0 0 1 1 0 0

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S 65 100 75 39 27 16 15 6

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AMATEUR FORWARDS

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

+/-

PPG

SHG

GW

S

Josh Archibald Nebraska-Omaha (NCHC)

30

26

12

38

35

+2

7

0

5

112

Teddy Blueger Minnesota St. (WCHA)

31

3

14

17

53

-4

2

0

1

65

Blaine Byron Maine (HE)

27

7

6

13

4

E

2

0

1

46

Jean-Sebastien Dea Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL)

56

44

21

65

42

+10

14

6

7

213

Jake Guentzel Nebraska-Omaha (NCHC)

30

4

21

25

14

-4

1

0

1

62

Troy Josephs Clarkson (ECAC)

25

2

3

5

43

-7

0

0

1

44

Matia Marcantuoni Kitchener (OHL)

45

13

13

26

25

-19

5

1

0

0

Bryan Rust Notre Dame (HE)

33

12

14

26

12

+9

4

2

2

107

Oskar Sundqvist Skelleftea AIK (SHL)

45

5

9

14

16

+4

2

0

0

72

Scott Wilson Umass-Lowell (HE)

22

5

9

14

18

+5

1

0

1

74

DEFENSEMEN

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

+/-

PPG

SHG

GW

S

Dane Birks Merritt (BCHL)

48

4

15

19

57

-

2

0

0

-

Derrick Pouliot Portland (WHL)

50

17

45

62

61

+30

10

0

0

-

Ryan Segalla UConn (Atlantic)

30

1

12

13

28

-2

0

0

1

31

Clark Seymour Peterborough (OHL)

53

6

15

21

77

-11

4

0

0

-

GOALTENDERS

GP

W

L

SOL

MIN

GA

SO

GAA

SA%

Patrick Ehelechner Sinupret (GER)

24

9

12

0

1214

69

1

3.41

0.913

Tristan Jarry Edmonton (WHL)

54

38

12

2

3162

115

7

2.18

0.915

Sean Maguire Boston University (HE)

15

2

12

0

807

41

0

3.04

0.916

Matt Murray Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)

45

30

10

5

2735

116

6

2.54

0.921

Alexander Pechurskiy Magnitogorsk (KHL)

6

2

1

0

212

9

0

2.54

0.905

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“Wow! What a beautiful arena,” Karolyi says of CONSOL Energy Center on his first visit to the venue. “What an excellent place to perform.” Patterson agrees, “CONSOL Energy Center looks like a great place. I’m excited to be here.” Karolyi says, “I’ll be here rooting and encouraging all of the participants to do their best.” The long-time coach and influential figure in gymnastics, Karolyi now has snowy white hair, and his passion for gymnastics and his signature mustache are as vibrant as ever. Making a round of Pittsburgh media to promote the upcoming P&G Gymnastics Championships, Karolyi talked about the significance of the championships, his career and the future, as well as the rich history of gymnastics. “We could have a world changer here in Pittsburgh with the world medalists who will be here,” Karolyi says. The standards of gymnastics are higher than ever before, according to Karolyi who says that people will not be able to imagine the spectacular athletic CARLY PATTERSON performances that they will see at the 2014 championships. “It will be a great moment in Pittsburgh gymnastics,” he says, adding, “Who knows who will make history? There could be another Nadia [Comaneci] or Gabby [Douglas].” “It will be inspiring,” he says. “The P&G Gymnastics Championships are a unique opportunity to see the best in the world,” Karolyi says. Patterson, who has experienced some great moments in gymnastics history herself, shares this view. “It’s an exciting time for the sport,” she says, pointing out that the 2014 championship will draw the likes of 2012 Olympic Team Gold Medalists Kyla Ross and McKayla Maroney, and Biles. “It is the biggest competition of the year,” says Carly pointing out that the best gymnasts in the nation, juniors and seniors will come to Pittsburgh to compete for the country’s highest honors in the sport. For local gymnasts and fans of the sport, Patterson says, “You’re lucky when it comes to your city. We will have the best in the United States, boys and girls, competing. It’s the chance to enjoy your sport firsthand and to see world class athletes in your backyard.” continued on page 134

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She recalls watching championship performances when she was a young gymnast herself and says that it was inspiring and motivational to her to see high caliber gymnasts vying for top honors. Besides designating gymnastics new national champions and recognizing the individuals’ years of work to hone their performances, Karolyi says, it is “the moment” that is the dream of many young athletes. “Kids are working 8-10 years to get to the national championships.” Karolyi says that for young gymnasts who dream of being champions, the JAKE DALTON impact of witnessing a live competition for national honors can impress and motivate them. “It is the life-time chance to see athletes perform at this level,” he says. “Thousands of kids will come and go home dreaming,” Karolyi says. “Let’s embrace this competition and give kids the opportunity to get inspired. People will be glad that they did,” he says. What attracts Karolyi to the sport of gymnastics? “It’s unique and beautiful,” he says. Floor exercise is his favorite part of gymnastic competition. He calls it a showcase of athletic ability and strength combined with music, dance and expression. “It’s a beautiful combination” he says. When she was competing, Patterson says, “Yes, beam was always my favorite event and to have a dismount named after me that is still one of the hardest dismounts you can do makes me really proud of that. My favorite part of competition now is just watching all the young talent getting better and better and doing so well. It is so nice to sit back and relax and enjoy my sport in a different light, especially knowing that I achieved my ultimate goal in gymnastics.” Discussing what it takes to make a champion, Karolyi says, “The element of performance is needed in addition to the mental element, the drive, soul and feelings.” Mental strength, high difficulty performance and attitude are all necessary to success, he says. Patterson says that excellence in gymnastics teaches and exacts “dedication, commitment and lots of hard work.” Its lessons have relevance for her now as she pursues a college degree from Texas Women’s University and a career in public speaking. On her rise to the top of the world of women’s gymnastics, Patterson laughs and says, “Looking at early videos, no one would have expected it.” continued on page 137

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Known as one of the world’s most successful gymnastics coaches and a leader in the sport, Karolyi had a somewhat ironic career as a gymnast. He has produced 28 Olympians, nine Olympic champions, 15 world champions, 12 European champions and six U.S. national champions and says that he struggled in the sport as an athlete in college. “I thought who in the world created this crazy sport.” It was a required study in his physical education training. He says that he was almost “kicked out” of the university over the gymnastics test. His wife Marta, herself a world renowned gymnastics coach, played a crucial role in his gymnastics career. “I met a young lady. She was a great gymnast. We shared a dream together,” he says. Of her gymnastics career, Patterson says, “It was just one of those things that was meant to be.” She confirms that when she attended her cousin’s gymnastics-themed birthday party, “I fell in love with it. My cousin was not a gymnast. She just had her party there.” Laughing, Patterson adds, “She says that I owe her.” Entering the sport at age six, Patterson became the top gymnast in the world in a decade. As a Level 10 gymnast in 2000, she watched Elite gymnasts at a competition and says, “I knew then that I wanted to be like those girls. I knew that I had four SHAWN JOHNSON years to work my butt off to be ready.” “In 2000 a lot happened. I went Elite from Level 10,” Patterson says. She also remembers dealing with her family’s move to another city and having to change gym’s which she says turned out to be a blessing. “I had to keep an eye on the end goal, stay healthy and keep working,” she says. In the 2003 World Championships, she won 2nd in the All-Around competition, and a year later, she became the U.S. National Co-Champion, and went on to be the first American woman to take the Olympic Gold for the All-Around in 20 years. continued on page 138

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Patterson says that gymnasts have a “special connection” whether they are Olympians or beginners in their first year. To all of the gymnasts who share the dream of being the best, Patterson says, “Gymnastics is such a great sport. Even if you don’t go to the Olympics or get a scholarship, it’s a great foundation, develops motor skills and teaches a lot about your body.” She adds, “Be proud just to be a gymnast. You are doing something that not everyone can do.” Asked about the future of the sport of gymnastics, Karolyi says, “There have been crucial moments in the history of gymnastics when I’ve thought ‘This is the most intense and highest performance of human capacity’.” He cites as examples performances by Nadia Comaneci and Mary Lou Retton. Comaneci is the only gymnast to ever score perfect 10 in the 1976 Olympics in Montreal. In 1984 at the Olympics in Los Angeles, the energetic and physical performance of Mary Lou Retton earned her the all-around gymnastics championship. “The sport is ever developing in difficulty, the components, dance and music. I don’t believe there is a limit now,” Karolyi says. JOHN OROZCO On this topic, Patterson says, “I have already seen the sport of gymnastics rise so much after the 2004 Olympics and it has been great to watch. I only see good things for the future and for our country to keep dominating like we have been!” Citing Retton’s “lovely personality” and “fiery performance,” Karolyi says, “Mary Lou turned the page on gymnastics toward making it the nation’s number one sport.” He points out that women’s gymnastics is the most watched sport in the country. Karolyi calls Retton, “Mary Lou, my sunshine of my coaching career.” He says that unlike some youngsters who were quiet and perhaps intimidated by his coaching style, Retton was bubbly and enthusiastic and enjoyed every second of training and competing. Looking ahead to the next Olympic Games in 2016, Karolyi says, “We are going to try to make it. We will probably retire after 2016,” he says noting that he and his wife have been involved in the sport for some 50 years. “We deserve to retire,” he says, and then after a moment’s pause he adds, “We will never stop contributing as much as we can.”

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The UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex, scheduled to open in Cranberry in the summer of 2015, will feature two sheets of ice and serve as the Penguins’ official practice rink — but, as Penguins CEO David Morehouse said, “it will be much more than a hockey rink.” The complex will be the first medical facility in the country to focus specifically on hockey-relating training, rehab and injury prevention. “It will be a one-of-a-kind, world-class facility right here in Cranberry,” Morehouse said. UPMC will build the 180,000 square foot facility at an estimated cost of $70 million. The complex will offer expert care in orthopaedics, concussion management, physical and occupational therapy, imaging and sports-performance training. “The facility that we are planning here will comprise almost 50,000 square feet of clinical space for world-class orthopaedic and therapy programs,” said Liz Condordia, UPMC executive vice president. continued on page 143

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Penguins co-owner Mario Lemieux and UPMC CEO Jeffrey Romoff were on hand for a ground-breaking ceremony at the Cranberry site on October 2. They were joined by Morehouse, UPMC Vice President of Operations Albert Wright, Penguins General Manager Ray Shero, Penguins Head Coach Dan Bylsma, Penguins COO Travis Williams, Cranberry Supervisors Chairman Bruce Mazzoni and property owner Gary Sippel. The Penguins will have an NHL-style locker room and weight room, as well as other facilities for players and coaches. continued on page 144

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The two sheets of ice also will be home to the Penguins Elite youth hockey program as well as amateur and high school games, adult hockey leagues and instructional camps and clinics. In addition, the facility will offer public skating and figure skating and will host community events. Romoff praised Lemieux, the Hockey Hall of Famer, for his special relationship with UPMC. “We have the Austin’s Playrooms in seven of our hospitals, which Mario and his foundation have provided … the Lemieux sibling complex at Children’s Hospital, and, most recently, our fabulous, completely brand-new Mario Lemieux Center for Blood Cancers,” Romoff said.

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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 132 148

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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 151 135

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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 . 152 136


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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. 140 156


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PROJECT POWER PLAY The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation’s Project Power Play initiative continues to flourish! The two newest dek hockey KIDS WILL CHANGE THE FUTURE rinks at Richland Township and Oakmont-Riverside Park are ready just in time for back-to-school programs to utilize. The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation, Highmark, the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County began Project Power Play in the summer of 2012 to build two new dek hockey rinks at Banksville Park and Lewis Park in Phase 1 of a three-year plan. By 2014, 12 facilities in the Pittsburgh area will house new dek hockey rinks and the goal of this project is to introduce children to the game at the grass roots level and give them a free venue to play, while keeping them active and having fun. The facilities, 155’ x 75’, are multi-sport courts and each includes a premier dasherboard system like those used in the NHL, players’ benches with shelter, penalty box, scorer’s table, scoreboard, goals and start-up dek hockey equipment. If you are interested in donating to the Project Power Play program or for more information, please visit the Penguins Foundation website at pittsburghpenguinsfoundation.org or contact us at info@pittsburghpenguinsfoundation.com . 159 143


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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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BOB GROVE

STUDIO HOST — PENGUINS RADIO NETWORK

After a 17-year career as the Penguins beat writer for the Washington Observer-Reporter, Bob Grove joined the team’s radio broadcasts in 1998 as a frequent studio host/co-host and is now in his seventh season as full-time host of the pre- and post-game broadcasts and intermissions on the Penguins Hockey Network. Grove wrote Pittsburgh Penguins: The Official History of the First 30 Years in 1997 and has contributed game notes to GOAL Magazine inserts or IceTime programs for every Pittsburgh home game since 1986. He was also a contributor to the second edition of Total Hockey and to The Game I’ll Never Forget. He is a senior writer covering hockey for the Pittsburgh Sports Report and also hosts Bob Grove’s Hot Stove on Penguins Radio 24/7.

STEVE KOLBE PENGUINS RADIO 24/7 HOST— PENGUINS RADIO NETWORK

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: By: Michelle Michelle Crechiolo Crechiolo

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

16TEAMS

EASTERN CONFERENCE CONFERENCE EASTERN

TEAMS 8 TEAMS

Metropolitan Metropolitan Division Division

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Atlantic Atlantic Division Division

14 TEAMS

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TEAMS 7 TEAMS

Central Central Division Division

TEAMS 7 TEAMS

Pacific Pacific Division Division

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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. 178 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 164 181

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NEW ADDITIONS: COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS

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 164 180


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.

METROPOLITAN DIVISION

ATLANTIC DIVISION

CENTRAL DIVISION

PACIFIC 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 168 184

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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

3

Metropolitan Division

TOP

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WILD-CARD TEAMS

WESTERN CONFERENCE

7& 8

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TOP

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Pacific Division

WILD-CARD TEAMS

7& 8

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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WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON

PENGUINS SCHEDULE Date

Opponent

Time

Date

Opponent

Time

Oct. 5

at Bridgeport

7:00 pm EDT

Jan. 18

at Portland

7:00 pm EST

Oct. 12

Hershey

7:05 pm EDT

Jan. 19

at Providence

3:05 pm EST

Oct. 13

at Syracuse

5:00 pm EDT

Jan. 24

at Norfolk

7:30 pm EST

Oct. 18

Adirondack

7:05 pm EDT

Jan. 25

at Norfolk

7:15 pm EST

Oct. 19

at Worcester

7:00 pm EDT

Jan. 26

at Hershey

5:00 pm EST

Oct. 20

at Manchester

3:00 pm EDT

Jan. 29

Syracuse

7:05 pm EST

Oct. 25

at Binghamton

7:05 pm EDT

Jan. 31

Norfolk

7:05 pm EST

Oct. 26

Norfolk

7:05 pm EDT

Feb. 1

Rochester

7:05 pm EST

Nov. 1

Hershey

7:05 pm EDT

Feb. 7

Portland

7:05 pm EST

Nov. 2

at Hershey

7:00 pm EDT

Feb. 8

Adirondack

7:05 pm EST

Nov. 6

Syracuse

7:05 pm EST

Feb. 9

at Hershey

5:00 pm EST

Nov. 8

Albany

7:05 pm EST

Feb. 14

at Binghamton

7:05 pm EST

Nov. 10

at Springfield

3:00 pm EST

Feb. 15

at Hershey

7:00 pm EST

Nov. 15

at Syracuse

7:00 pm EST

Feb. 16

Hershey

4:05 pm EST

Nov. 16

Hershey

7:05 pm EST

Feb. 19

Binghamton

7:05 pm EST

Nov. 20

at Rochester

7:05 pm EST

Feb. 22

Providence

7:05 pm EST

Nov. 22

St. John’s

7:05 pm EST

Feb. 25

Hershey

7:05 pm EST

Nov. 23

St. John’s

7:05 pm EST

Feb. 28

at Syracuse

7:00 pm EST

Nov. 27

at Adirondack

7:00 pm EST

Mar. 1

at Albany

7:00 pm EST*

Nov. 29

Binghamton

7:05 pm EST

Mar. 7

at Utica

7:00 pm EST

Nov. 30

at Hershey

7:00 pm EST

Mar. 8

at Hamilton

7:00 pm EST

Dec. 6

at St. John’s

7:30 pm NST

Mar. 9

at Toronto

3:00 pm EDT

Dec. 7

at St. John’s

7:30 pm NST

Mar. 14

Hamilton

7:05 pm EDT

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

7:00 pm EDT

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

7:05 pm EST

Apr. 19

at Utica

7:00 pm EDT

* = at Boardwalk Hall – Atlantic City, NJ

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WHEELING

NAILERS SCHEDULE Date

Opponent

Time

Date

Opponent

Oct. 18

Elmira

7:00 PM

Jan. 18

at Greenville

7:00 PM

Oct. 19

at Cincinnati

7:35 PM

Jan. 20

at Gwinnett

12:30 PM

Oct. 26

at Toledo

7:15 PM

Jan. 24

at Toledo

7:15 PM

Nov. 1

Reading

7:00 PM

Jan. 25

at Cincinnati

7:35 PM

Nov. 2

Greenville

7:00 PM

Jan. 26

Cincinnati

3:00 PM

Nov. 6

at Kalamazoo*

10:30 AM

Jan. 29

Ft Wayne

7:00 PM

Nov. 8

at Ft Wayne

8:00 PM

Jan. 31

Kalamazoo

7:00 PM

Nov. 9

Reading

7:00 PM

Feb. 1

Kalamazoo

8:00 PM

Nov. 10

at Reading

5:05 PM

Feb. 8

at Reading

7:05 PM

Nov. 14

Elmira

7:00 PM

Feb. 9

at Reading

4:05 PM

Nov. 15

at Elmira

7:05 PM

Feb. 12

Toledo

7:00 PM

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

7:00 PM

Feb. 23

at Elmira

4:05 PM

Dec. 1

Cincinnati

3:00 PM

Feb. 28

at Elmira

7:05 PM

Dec. 6

Reading

7:00 PM

Mar. 1

Reading

7:00 PM

Dec. 7

Cincinnati

7:00 PM

Mar. 2

Cincinnati

3:00 PM

Dec. 12

Elmira

7:00 PM

Mar. 7

at Reading

7:05 PM

Dec. 14

Florida

7:00 PM

Mar. 8

at Elmira

7:05 PM

Dec. 15

Florida

3:00 PM

Mar. 12

Toledo

7:00 PM

Dec. 20

Evansville

7:00 PM

Mar. 14

Reading

7:00 PM

Dec. 21

Evansville

7:00 PM

Mar. 15

Cincinnati

7:00 PM

Dec. 27

at Gwinnett

6:05 PM

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

7:05 PM

Mar. 30

Elmira

3:00 PM

Jan. 8

at Reading

7:05 PM

Apr. 2

Toledo

7:00 PM

Jan. 9

Cincinnati

7:00 PM

Apr. 4

Evansville

7:00 PM

Jan. 11

Toledo

7:00 PM

Apr. 5

Orlando

7:00 PM

Jan. 12

at Toledo

5:15 PM

Apr. 11

at Cincinnati

7:35 PM

Jan. 17

at Greenville

7:00 PM

Apr. 12

at Cincinnati

7:35 PM

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The Trib Total Media Penguins All-Time Team honors 15 of the greatest players in Penguins history, as voted by the fans and a panel of media and team officials. Players who were active during the NHL for the 2010-11 season where not eligible. Active NHL players were not eligible. The all-time team represents all eras of Penguins history and salutes the incredible history of hockey in our city. Visit the interactive display at the Trib Total Media Penguins All-Time Team Zone located at the Trib Total Media Gate. You will also see segments honoring other notable Penguins, builders (coaches, GMs, support staff) and, of course, fans.

66 MARIO LEMIEUX

Center, 1984-97, 2000-06

25 KEVIN STEVENS

Left Wing, 1987-95, 2001

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

Goaltender, 1967-72

68 JAROMIR JAGR

Right Wing, 1990-2001

77 PAUL COFFEY Defense, 1987-92

26 SYL APPS

Center, 1970-77

10 PIERRE LAROUCHE Center, 1974-77

17 RICK KEHOE

Right Wing, 1974-85

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1985

Evgeni Malkin

2007

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1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001

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2007

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2009, 2012

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1988, 1993, 1996

Jaromir Jagr

1999

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2007

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2012

ROCKET RICHARD TROPHY Sidney Crosby

2010

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1981

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1995, 1998

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1991, 1992

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2009

1995

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1973

Mario Lemieux

1993

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1986, 1988, 1993, 1996

Jaromir Jagr

1999, 2000

Sidney Crosby

2007, 2013

Evgeni Malkin

2012

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2010

JACK ADAMS AWARD Dan Bylsma

2011

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1993

Ray Shero

Ron Francis

1995

Pascal Dupuis

2013

2013

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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.”

GET TO THE NET

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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ICEBURGH A delight for children of all ages, Iceburgh — the official mascot of the Pittsburgh Penguins not only provides fans with exciting game entertainment but this large, energetic bird can also be seen at a multitude of community events and elementary schools throughout the greater Pittsburgh area. Iceburgh arrived on the scene in 1992 and is a staple at all team events.  During Penguins’ home games, fans most definitely notice the antics of Iceburgh leading sections of fans in cheers, greeting young children on the concourse or displaying his athleticism on-ice between periods. In 1995, Iceburgh made his Hollywood debut, starring alongside Jean Claude Van Damme in the motion picture “Sudden Death.” He has gained both national and international exposure through film, TV and a variety of personal appearances. Iceburgh wasted no time getting acquainted with his new home at CONSOL Energy Center in September of 2010. You can find Iceburgh sliding down stair banisters, dancing in the stands and tossing t-shirts to fans. Iceburgh has performed in Russia and Japan, was featured in the opening of ESPN’s SportsCenter and recently performed in front of a record crowd of over 68,000 at Heinz Field for the 2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic. He is also regularly featured on in-game videos and has appeared in advertisements and television promos on ROOT Sports. In addition to his annual trek to the NHL All-Star Game, Iceburgh makes annual appearances at the Mascot Olympics held in Orlando, FL. If you would like to request an Iceburgh appearance at your next event, please complete the online form by visiting the community section of pittsburghpenguins.com. 208 192


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The Penguins came up short in the quest to achieve one of their pre-Olympic break goals, but they were close enough to what they were after to be able to scatter for their mid-February hiatus encouraged about what they might yet accomplish upon their return. “We were hoping to get 22 goals [against] or less in the 10game segment,” head coach Dan Bylsma explained after the Penguins’ 4-3 shootout loss to the Rangers on Feb. 7. “The third one [for the Rangers] was the 23rd. “We were one shy of that in terms of playing good defense, keeping the puck out of our net.” The Penguins were especially adept at doing that over the final six games of their self-appointed, 10-game defensive test. They shutout Buffalo on Jan. 27 and held the Kings (on Jan, 30 in Los Angeles), the Senators and the Sabres (Feb. 5 in Buffalo) to just one goal apiece. “The scoring chances [against] were under 12 in those games,” Bylsma reported. Even in a 3-1 loss on Feb. 1 in Phoenix, “we talked about playing that game at 1-0 or 1-1, playing well for the first two periods and then sticking with it,” he continued. “We did that again when we got home and played a patient game, a 62-minute game [a 2-1 triumph in OT], and we had talked about that beforehand. If it takes us to the 58th minute, the 61st minute to win 1-0, that was our mindset. continued on page 212

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“I thought we did a real good job.” The Penguins remain a potent offensive bunch. But they’re also one that’s aware of the changing nature of the game as the stretch run and the playoffs come more into focus. “Teams are playing pretty tight but that’s something that as the year goes on isn’t going to get any easier,” captain Sidney Crosby observed before heading for Sochi, Russia and the Winter Olympics. “It gets tougher and tougher as you get closer to the playoffs.” Fellow Canadian Olympian Chris Kunitz concurred. “It’s a little more of a grinding game than maybe we’ve been used to for the first 50 games but every game’s going to be tight now,” he said. “There are going to be one-goal games. Everybody’s fighting for those points to position themselves for the playoffs.” The Penguins are aware they must respond accordingly, that they must play with structure and discipline to give themselves their best chance to win. “It’ll be a good test every time you go on the ice to try to compete and play more like playoff hockey,” Kunitz continued, looking ahead to the resumption of the NHL season tonight at CONSOL Energy Center against Montreal. “We’ve been talking about it for about a month now. We’ve done it in spurts.” continued on page 215

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The Penguins hit the Olympic break tied for sixth in the NHL in goals-against per game through 58 games at 2.36 (the Canadiens were also at 2.36 through 57 games). That wasn’t far off the St. Louis Blues’ figure of 2.32 goals-against per game, so the Penguins were at least operating at close to a bronze medal level in terms of how efficient they’d been at keeping pucks out of their cage. But a bronze medal is still less than the gold standard to ~ CHRIS KUNITZ which the Penguins aspire. The challenge for the rest of the regular season will be to continue honing their discipline and structure. And that was a task the Penguins sought to familiarize themselves with during their last 10 games before the Olympics. “The last three games we’ve been patient with our game,” winger James Neal observed before the Penguins played at Buffalo on Feb. 5. “We’ve put pucks on the net and we’re going there. “That’s a good thing.” Especially when unnecessary risks and potentially-crippling turnovers can be avoided in the process, as the Penguins have done. The idea the rest of the way will be to continue playing with speed and to get pucks to the other team’s net but at the same time avoid allowing games to degenerate into wide-open affairs that trade chances at either end. “We have to show each other that we believe we’re only going to give up one or two goals a game and we don’t have to outscore a team by five to win a game,” Kunitz stressed. “We have to make sure we can shut teams down and trust and have confidence in that style of play.”

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NHL STADIUM SERIES The Penguins will once again take it to the great outdoors, playing in Chicago’s Soldier Field as part of the new NHL Stadium Series on March 1, 2014. The Stadium Series will consist of four outdoor games: two in New York’s Yankee Stadium, one at Dodger Stadium in L.A., and the Penguins vs Blackhawks in Chicago. This will be the third outdoor game in Penguins franchise history. Orpik, Letang, Malkin and Crosby have played in all three.

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HOCKEY HISTORY FEBRUARY 3, 1968 The Penguins’ first sellout at Civic Arena vs. Toronto (12,563).

FEBRUARY 22, 1975 The Penguins defeat St. Louis, 3-2, to establish a 20-game home unbeaten streak, which is still a club record.

FEBRUARY 7, 1995 Joe Mullen records his 1,000th career point against the Florida Panthers to become the first American-born player to record 1,000 or more points.

FEBRUARY 16, 1995 The Penguins defeat the Hartford Whalers, 5-2, to extend their club record start of the season unbeaten streak to 13 games (12-0-1).

FEBRUARY 4, 1997 Mario Lemieux scores his 600th goal vs. the Vancouver Canucks, becoming just the seventh player to reach the mark.

FEB. 8, 2003 Mario Lemieux records his 1,000th career assist in Boston against the Bruins.

FEBRUARY 10, 2007 Jordan Staal becomes the youngest player in NHL history (18 years, 153 days) to record a hat trick. He breaks the record held by Jack Hamilton, who was 18 years, 185 days old when he tallied four goals for Toronto against the NY Rangers on Dec. 4, 1943.

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Mario Lemieux in 1984-85. Malkin had 20 points (5+15) in that 13-game span. Malkin extends his franchise-record home point streak to 14 games (6+15) with a goal against the Capitals on January 24, the longest such streak by a rookie on any team in NHL history since Teemu Selanne had a pair of 13-game home point streaks for Winnipeg in 1992-93.

FEBRUARY 15, 2009 Dan Bylsma is named Penguins interim head coach.

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At the February 7th game against the New York Rangers, the Pittsburgh Penguins were proud to recognize Black History Month. Former Woodland Hills High School graduate Armahn Ashley sang his trademark rendition of the National Anthem while standing with the Color Guard. Arn Criswell, who began playing ice hockey with Pittsburgh ICE (Inclusion Creates Equality) and Pittsburgh Predators, and now goalie for Montour High School assumed the role of Junior Skater. Arn’s favorite hockey player is MarcAndre Fleury. To have the on-ice opportunity in CONSOL Energy Center, at a home game standing in the line-up with the Pittsburgh Penguins is a dream come true for Arn. The Pittsburgh Penguins are deeply honored to acknowledge the exceptional service of the Tuskegee Airmen and other African American veterans. Fans welcomed the veterans with standing ovations and rounds of applause for their courage, contribution, and essential role to our country. Tuskegee Airman Dr. Harry Lanauze, SSgt. Dave Lanier and Technical Sergeant Gordon Manker were saluted with distinction from the crowd while riding the Zambonis. Other veterans Spec. 4 continued on page 228

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Gayle Manker, Master Sgt. Britee Clay, Tech Sgt. Rhonda Carter, Sgt. Richard Portis, A1C James Black, E4 Ira Bass, Lance Corporal Roderick Payne, Spec 4 William Jenkins and PFC William Bynum watched on with tremendous pride and delight from the Sidney Crosby suite. Dave Lanier stated, “I have not been to a hockey game in years” and “we thank the Pittsburgh Penguins for this wonderful experience.” Regis Bobonis, Chairman of the Tuskegee Airmen Project of Western Pennsylvania, who was featured in a jumbotron narrative highlighting the Tuskegee Airmen Memorial in Sewickley indicated, “This evening is a high point. From the beginning, I could never have imagined our project and our pilot would receive the recognition of a standing ovation — I could not have asked for more.”


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NHL CRITICAL DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE – AS OF SEPTEMBER 3, 2013

SEPTEMBER 11 14

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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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)

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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

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The Penguins that didn’t travel to Sochi for the Olympics took advantage of their time off, with several traveling to much warmer climates. “Got out of the Pittsburgh weather for a little while,” smiled defenseman Matt Niskanen, who went to the Bahamas. “Got some sun. Just mentally and physically to get that break at this time of year I think is the perfect time. Got to watch some entertaining hockey down in the Caribbean, that’s a pretty good combination. So come back refreshed and get ready for the last 20 games or so before the playoff.” Besides the hockey, Niskanen said he didn’t do anything special while he was there. “Got a sunburn. That’s about it,” he joked. The Caribbean was a popular spot for a few of the Penguins. Niskanen, Craig Adams and Deryk Engelland all traveled there, as did Marc-Andre Fleury — who went with his wife Veronique, daughter Estelle and sister Marylene. But those Penguins weren’t the only hockey players who flocked there. “I saw [former Penguin and current Hurricane] Jordan Staal, he was at a different hotel,” Fleury said. “We just texted each other and were like oh yeah, our hotels are right beside each other. So that was good. Had dinner a couple times with him. ‘Addsy’ was there too, not too far away.” The trip marked the first big family vacation for the Fleury’s with their baby Estelle, who turns a year old in April. And with how crazy the season has been these last few months, Marc-Andre was grateful for the break to get quality time with his daughter. “It was good, and good to play dad a little more than I’ve done in the past while,” Fleury said. “It was fun, definitely different than my previous vacation[s]. But it was a good time, though.” Fleury had handled a huge workload going into the Olympic break. He had started 47 of Pittsburgh’s 58 games (tied for second234


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most in the NHL), recording a league-high 31 wins. That much playing time can take a toll, so Fleury was happy to abide by his 9-month-old baby’s schedule on their vacation, which consisted of a LOT of napping. “The first few days, I was sleeping a lot. Napping and sleeping, so it was good. It was just mostly the baby’s schedule, I’d say,” Fleury smiled. “Ate, sleep. My sister was there so she babysat a few times. But mostly dinners. A few little excursions, like snorkeling. It was good.” Estelle Fleury may have been sleeping a lot, but Sawyer Glass’ parents kept him on his East Coast schedule while they visited Lisbon, Portugal and London, England, which meant he was awake later than usual. “We had our little guy and we kept him on east coast time, so he was going to bed at midnight,” Tanner Glass said. “So he was coming to dinners with us and all the waiters and waitresses were continued on page 236

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really friendly with him and he was good, so he was a good baby to travel with. It worked out.” Tanner and his wife Emily toted Sawyer around Lisbon with them, where they “did two days just kind of walking around the city, doing the sightseeing, touristy stuff around there. Checked out some restaurants. “Then we did two one-day trips to little towns outside the city, little coastal villages, and kind of got immersed in the local culture that way.” When the Glass family got to London to visit friends, they went to the Liverpool-Arsenal soccer match — which Tanner, a big Liverpool fan, said was an interesting experience, to say the least. “It was really intense. Very intense,” he laughed. “The fans are just — everyone’s super knowledgeable and act like they know the game even if they maybe don’t. It was really cool to be a part of. We were sitting right in the middle of a really intense Arsenal section, so I kept my Liverpool jersey tucked away.” While a lot of the guys took family vacations, James Neal and Robert Bortuzzo traveled to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico together. “It was good, just relaxed,” Bortuzzo said. “We were in a house, so we could kind of just lay low and feel like you’re not doing anything. Kind of just sit by the pool and relax and have fun. Played a lot of pingpong and swam and just relaxed and got away from it a bit.” One of the highlights of their trip was a deep-sea fishing expedition. “I’d never done that before,” Neal said. “It was an hour and 45 minutes out in the middle of the ocean and the fishing was really cool. So it was something I always wanted to do and got to do it.” Neal was quite successful his first time, catching a 300-pound marlin. However, he wouldn’t let Bortuzzo help him reel it in. “He let me touch the rod for about five seconds,” Bortuzzo joked. “So he was the one who reeled it in. That was pretty cool. We were all going to reel it in together, but all I got to do was touch the rod and see how hard it was pulling. We got a picture with it, so that was pretty cool. All that stuff was good.” 236


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INSTRUCTIONAL 3-ON-3 Hockey is a game of creating opportunities in small spaces. Big Ice 3-on-3 leagues do not allow players to simulate these situations. This makes it easy for them to develop bad habits. In Penguins Hockey Development’s Cross Ice 3-on-3, the players will play on a third of the ice. This ensures that the puck will always be around them, while forcing them to make quick decisions. Goalies will get plenty of realistic shots, not just breakaway after breakaway.

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