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Penguins vs . Lightning . . . . . . 11

David Morehouse . . . . . . . . 36

Penguins by the Numbers . . . 117

Ray Shero . . . . . . . . . . . 38

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Lightning by the Numbers . . . 125

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Travis Williams . . . . . . . . . 54 David Peart . . . . . . . . . . 54 Staff Directory . . . . . . . . . 29 SAFETY WARNING: Pucks can be propelled into the spectator areas any time during warm-up or play in progress, or after the stoppage of play . To help avoid injury, stay alert whenever you are in the arena bowl . If you are injured, ask the nearest usher for assistance and directions to the medical station . The Pittsburgh Penguins publish IceTime for free distribution on a first-come, first-served basis to fans at every home game . Reproduction in whole or part without permission of the Pittsburgh Penguins is prohibited . If you are interested in placing an advertisement in IceTime, please contact David Peart at 412 .255 .1936 or dpeart@pittsburghpenguins .com to discuss available opportunities . ©2014 Pittsburgh Penguins Design/Layout: Erin Halley Photographers: Gregory Shamus Joe Sargent

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IN EVERY ISSUE NHL Standings . . . . . . . . . 12 League Leaders . . . . . . . . 14 Around the NHL . . . . . . . . 17 Today’s Matchups . . . . . . . . 19 2013 .14 Schedule . . . . . . . . 21 2013 .14 Promotional Schedule

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Ice Crew

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2013 14 Ice Crew: Cam

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Penguins Profile: Lee Stempniak

108

In The System: Scott Harrington

115

Prospect Report

127

Gymnastics Legends Describe Thrill of Upcoming Nationals

131

UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex

141

Radio Network

169

Radio Broadcasters

171

NHL Realignment

175

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Schedule

187

Wheeling Nailers Schedule

188

Iceburgh

208

Attitude Adjustment

211

Glass Talks Diet, Training and His Unique Warmup

219

Player Birthdays

227

Penguins Drives, Collections, and Events

228

NHL Critical Dates

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YOUTH HOCKEY Pittsburgh Penguins Elite Tryouts

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Shero Increases Forward Depth

234

Tier 1 District and Nationals

102

Upcoming Opponents

240

Penguins Elite

147

CONSOL Energy Center

Hockey is for Everyone

155

Local Youth Hockey Venues

160

Box Office

68

Youth Hockey Pointers from Coach 197

Building Information

85

Seating Map

92

Camps and Clinics

Concessions

94

Upcoming CONSOL Energy Center Events

221

PENGUINS HISTORY Trib Total Media All-Time Team

192

Honors and Awards

194

This Month in Penguins Hockey History

223

PENGUINS FOUNDATION Community Update

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Heads Up Pittsburgh

152

Project Power Play

159

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GAME NOTES BY: BOB GROVE

THE SERIES

The Penguins host the Tampa Bay Lightning this afternoon in the Lightning’s first and only trip to CONSOL Energy Center this season . It is the third meeting of the teams this season, as the Penguins have won each of the previous two . . . Oct. 12 in Tampa, Pittsburgh scored three times in the final period for a 5-4 victory as Sidney Crosby scored two of those goals and set up the third, a power-play goal by Matt Niskanen with 19 seconds to play. . . Nov . 29 in Tampa, Marc-Andre Fleury made 21 saves and Chris Kunitz scored twice in a 3-0 victory . . . The Penguins have won eight consecutive games against the Lightning, which matches their streak against Washington as their longest current winning streak against one team . Tampa Bay’s last win over Pittsburgh came in Tampa on Nov . 17, 2011 (4-1) . . . Pittsburgh has also won six straight home games against the Lightning, matching its streak against Carolina as its longest current home winning streak against one team . Tampa Bay’s last win here in Pittsburgh came on March 31, 2010 (2-0) . . . The Penguins are 15-5-0 in their last 20 games overall against the Lightning and 9-2-0 in their last 11 home games against them . . . The Pittsburgh power play has dominated this series recently, going 7-for-14 (50 percent) over the last three games and 13-for-30 (43 .3 percent) over the last eight games . . . During their current eight-game winning streak against Tampa Bay, the Penguins’ average margin of victory has been 2 .75 goals . . . continued on page 7

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The Lightning’s power play is 5-for-12 (41 .6 percent) over the last three games . . . Pittsburgh has scored first in five of the last six meetings . . . The Penguins are 4-0 in their last four afternoon games against the Lightning . . . Tampa Bay has outshot Pittsburgh only twice in the last 15 meetings between the teams . . . Pittsburgh is 42-28-5-4 all-time against Tampa Bay, including a 24-9-3-3 mark at home . THE PENGUINS

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It’s another busy weekend for Pittsburgh, which played a home-and-home series against Philadelphia last weekend and will host St . Louis tomorrow . It will mark the first time this season and the 54th time the Penguins will play at home on consecutive days . All-time, the Penguins have swept those two games 17 times, including each of the last three occurrences and seven of the last nine occurrences . The last time it happened was last March 16-17, when the Penguins beat the Rangers (3-0) and Boston (2-1) . . . Pittsburgh played in Detroit this past Thursday night and will continue this four-game homestand Tuesday against Phoenix and Thursday against Los Angeles . . . Evgeni Malkin has points in seven straight games against Tampa Bay (10+7) and has four career multiplegoal games against the Lightning . He has scored a goal in each of his last four home games against Tampa Bay (seven goals total) and has never been minus in a home game against the Lightning (plus-13) . . . Sidney Crosby has points in seven straight games against Tampa Bay (7+9), including multiple points in each of the last four, and he has four goals in his last four home games against them. . . continued on page 8

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Craig Adams played in his 273rd consecutive game for the Penguins in last Sunday’s 4-3 loss here to Philadelphia and was on track to tie Nick Harbaruk for the third-longest streak in team history today at 276 . . . Beau Bennett and Kris Letang were cleared to begin practicing with the team this week . THE LIGHTNING

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The last time Pittsburgh faced Tampa Bay and Martin St . Louis was not a member of the Lightning was on Feb . 21, 2000 in Tampa, a 2-1 Lightning victory . St . Louis was traded to the New York Rangers earlier this month . . . Steven Stamkos has four goals and seven points in his last four games against the Penguins and has five points in his last two games here in Pittsburgh . . . Goaltender Ben Bishop set a single-season Tampa Bay record by winning his 31st game of the season one week ago today over New Jersey . Nikolai Khabibulin set the mark in 2002-03 . . . This is the last game of a three-game road trip for Tampa Bay, which played in Ottawa on Thursday and retuns home to host the Senators on Monday . Tampa plays eight of its final 11 games at home .


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PENGUINS VS. LIGHTNING All-time scorer vs. Pittsburgh: Vincent Lecavalier (52gp, 27-18-45) All-time Pittsburgh scorer vs. Tampa Bay: Jaromir Jagr (33gp, 20-19-39); Mario Lemieux (18gp, 11-28-39) Longest Tampa Bay win streak vs. Pittsburgh: 12, Nov. 8, 2003-Feb. 27, 2007 Longest Pittsburgh win streak vs. Tampa Bay: 8, Jan. 15, 2012-Present Longest Tampa Bay undefeated streak vs. Pittsburgh: 12, Nov. 8, 2003-Feb. 27, 2007 (12-0-0) Longest Pittsburgh undefeated streak vs. Tampa Bay: 8, Jan. 15, 2012-Present (8-0-0) T:8.5”

B:8.75”

S:7.5”

Last Tampa Bay win at home: Nov. 17, 2011 (4-1) (0-4-0 since last win) Last Pittsburgh win at home: Mar. 4, 2013 (4-3) (0-0-0 since last win) Last Tampa Bay win at Pittsburgh: Mar. 31, 2010 (2-0) (0-6-0 since last win) Last Pittsburgh win at Tampa Bay: Nov. 29, 2013 (3-0) (0-0-0 since last win) Most goals by Tampa Bay vs. Pittsburgh: 9, Nov. 8, 2003 (T, 9-0) Most goals by Pittsburgh vs. Tampa Bay: 10, Nov. 1, 1995 (P, 10-0) Most goals by both teams: 11, Nov. 6, 1999 (T, 7-4); Dec. 21, 1993 (P, 8-3)

LIGHTNING

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General Manager: Steve Yzerman Assistant General Managers: Julien Brisebois Pat Verbeek Head Coach: Jon Cooper Associate Coach: Rick Bowness Assistant Coaches: George Gwozdecky Steve Thomas Goaltending Coach: Frantz Jean

Last Tampa Bay shutout vs. Pittsburgh: Mar. 31, 2010 (2-0) – Mike Smith Last Pittsburgh shutout vs. Tampa Bay: Nov. 29, 2013 (3-0) – Marc-Andre Fleury Last Tampa Bay hat trick vs. Pittsburgh: Nov. 8, 2003 – Vincent Lecavalier Last Pittsburgh hat trick vs. Tampa Bay: Feb. 25, 2012 – Evgeni Malkin Last Pittsburgh trade with Tampa Bay: June 28, 2008 – 2009 third-round draft pick to Pittsburgh in exchange for the rights to Ryan Malone and Gary Roberts Pittsburgh’s Overtime/Shootout Record vs. Tampa Bay: 3-3-7

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NHL STANDINGS NHL STANDINGS AS OF 03.18.14

EASTERN CONFERENCE ATLANTIC

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

GF

GA

HOME

ROAD

LAST 10

BOSTON

68

46

17

5

97

219

147

28-7-2

18-10-3

9-1-0

TAMPA BAY

68

37

24

7

81

198

178

20-8-5

17-16-2

4-4-2

MONTREAL

69

37

25

7

81

174

174

19-11-5

18-14-2

5-4-1

TORONTO

69

36

25

8

80

203

211

22-11-1

14-14-7

5-3-2

DETROIT

67

30

24

13

73

175

188

13-11-9

17-13-4

4-5-1

OTTAWA

67

28

26

13

69

190

221

13-13-6

15-13-7

3-5-2

FLORIDA

68

25

35

8

58

169

221

13-15-5

12-20-3

3-6-1

BUFFALO

68

19

41

8

46

132

202

12-20-5

7-21-3

3-7-0

METROPOLITAN

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

GF

GA

HOME

ROAD

LAST 10

PITTSBURGH

67

44

19

4

92

209

167

24-5-2

20-14-2

4-4-2

PHILADELPHIA

67

35

25

7

77

192

193

19-12-1

16-13-6

7-2-1

COLUMBUS

67

35

26

6

76

195

184

19-11-3

16-15-3

6-3-1

NY RANGERS

69

36

29

4

76

177

170

16-16-4

20-13-0

4-5-1

WASHINGTON

69

32

27

10

74

201

207

20-11-5

12-16-5

5-4-1

NEW JERSEY

68

29

26

13

71

166

176

16-8-7

13-18-6

5-5-0

CAROLINA

68

29

30

9

67

169

194

17-14-5

12-16-4

3-7-0

NY ISLANDERS

69

26

34

9

61

195

233

10-17-8

16-17-1

4-5-1

WESTERN CONFERENCE CENTRAL

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

GF

GA

HOME

ROAD

LAST 10

ST. LOUIS

68

47

14

7

101

226

152

25-5-4

22-9-3

8-1-1

COLORADO

68

44

19

5

93

209

181

23-10-3

21-9-2

7-3-0

CHICAGO

68

39

15

14

92

231

179

21-6-7

18-9-7

5-5-0

MINNESOTA

68

35

23

10

80

165

168

23-7-5

12-16-5

5-2-3

DALLAS

67

32

24

11

75

193

192

18-10-7

14-14-4

6-3-1

WINNIPEG

70

31

30

9

71

194

204

16-14-6

15-16-3

3-4-3

NASHVILLE

68

29

29

10

68

164

201

15-17-4

14-12-6

4-6-0

PACIFIC

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

GF

GA

HOME

ROAD

LAST 10

ANAHEIM

68

45

16

7

97

218

172

24-6-4

21-10-3

5-3-2

SAN JOSE

69

45

17

7

97

214

165

25-4-4

20-13-3

8-1-1

LOS ANGELES

69

38

25

6

82

168

148

19-13-3

19-12-3

7-3-0

PHOENIX

69

33

25

11

77

192

196

20-11-3

13-14-8

6-4-0

VANCOUVER

71

31

30

10

72

170

194

16-11-6

15-19-4

3-6-1

CALGARY

68

27

34

7

61

165

202

15-16-3

12-18-4

5-5-0

EDMONTON

69

24

36

9

57

171

224

12-16-3

12-20-6

4-3-3

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LEAGUE LEADERS NHL STATS AS OF 03.18.14

POINTS RNK NAME

GP

G

A

PTS

+/-

PIM

SOG

SPCT

PPG

PPA SHG SHA

1

Sidney Crosby, PIT

67

31

57

88

7

40

209

14.8

10

22

0

2

Ryan Getzlaf, ANA

64

29

44

73

26

24

170

17.1

4

14

0

0

Phil Kessel, TOR

69

34

39

73

-2

21

260

13.1

8

12

0

0

4

0

Tyler Seguin, DAL

65

30

39

69

14

4

222

13.5

8

12

0

0

Kyle Okposo, NYI

68

27

42

69

-8

49

185

14.6

5

10

0

0

GOALS RNK NAME

GP

G

A

PTS

+/-

PIM

SOG

SPCT

PPG

1

Alex Ovechkin, WSH

65

45

23

68

-31

40

338

13.3

19

14

0

2

Corey Perry, ANA

68

36

31

67

26

61

232

15.5

7

7

0

0

3

Phil Kessel, TOR

69

34

39

73

-2

21

260

13.1

8

12

0

0

5

PPA SHG SHA 0

Joe Pavelski, SJS

69

34

32

66

22

28

181

18.8

11

12

1

1

Chris Kunitz, PIT

65

31

28

59

25

52

184

16.8

13

8

0

0

ASSISTS RNK NAME

GP

G

A

PTS

+/-

PIM

SOG

SPCT

PPG

1

Sidney Crosby, PIT

67

31

57

88

7

40

209

14.8

10

PPA SHG SHA 22

0

2

Joe Thorton, SJS

69

10

55

65

19

18

95

10.5

2

14

0

1

3

Nicklas Backstrom, WSH

69

13

53

66

-17

48

160

8.1

4

33

1

0

4

Duncan Keith, CHI

67

3

50

53

23

22

170

1.8

2

17

0

1

5

Evgeni Malkin, PIT

56

19

47

66

12

54

168

11.3

5

21

0

0

0

POWER-PLAY GOALS RNK NAME

GP

G

A

PTS

+/-

PIM

SOG

SPCT

PPG

1

Alex Ovechkin, WSH

65

45

23

68

-31

40

338

13.3

19

14

0

2

Chris Kunitz, PIT

65

31

28

59

25

52

184

16.8

13

8

0

0

3

Wayne Simmonds, PHI

67

21

29

50

-7

95

164

12.8

12

9

0

0

Zach Parise, MIN

53

23

21

44

6

24

201

11.4

12

5

1

0

Joe Pavelski, SJS

69

34

32

66

22

28

181

18.8

11

12

1

1

5

PPA SHG SHA 0

PLUS/MINUS RNK NAME

GP

G

A

PTS

+/-

PIM

SOG

SPCT

PPG

1

David Krejci, BOS

68

16

43

59

33

26

146

11.0

2

15

0

0

2

Patrice Bergeron, BOS

68

19

27

46

32

37

191

9.9

5

2

1

2

3

Matt Niskanen, PIT

67

10

29

39

31

45

130

7.7

3

10

0

0

4

Jarome Iginla, BOS

68

25

30

55

30

40

185

13.5

4

9

0

0

Johnny Boychuk, BOS

63

3

17

20

30

43

123

2.4

0

0

0

3

14

PPA SHG SHA


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30 AGAIN: LW Alexander Steen became the seventh Blues player in the last 15 seasons to reach the 30-goal plateau in St . Louis’ 4-1 win on March 15 at Nashville . Steen’s career-high 30th goal followed in the 30-goal footsteps of Brad Boyes, Scott Young, Keith Tkachuk, Pavol Demitra, David Backes and Pierre Turgeon in St . Louis .

TOUCHDOWN: The Jets scored a season-high seven goals in a 7-2 win over Dallas last Sunday . Winnipeg hadn’t managed seven goals in a game since April 11, 3013 (7-2 over Florida) . The Jets’ seven goals were scored in part thanks to four players producing three or more points in the same game for the second time in franchise history (RW Blake Wheeler 0+4, D Dustin Byfuglien 2+1, C Olli Jokinen 1+2 and D Toby Enstrom 1+2) . That hadn’t happened since Jan . 19, 2002, when the Jets were the Atlanta Thrashers (Ilya Kovalchuk and Pascal Rheaume five points each and Dany Heatley and Tony Hrkac three points each) .

45 AGAIN: The Bruins hit the 45-win mark with a 5-1 win over Carolina on March 15 . This is the 16th season of 45 wins over more in Boston history . The Bruins have reached that mark in the last three full NHL seasons and in four of the six 82-game seasons under head coach Claude Julien . Boston got there with C Patrice Bergeron leading the NHL in plus/minus at plus 32 and with C David Krejci tied for No . 2 at plus 31 (along with Penguins D Matt Niskanen) . A Bruins player has led the NHL in plus/minus in three of the last five seasons (Krejci, plus-37, 2008-09; D Zdeno Chara, plus-33, 2010-11; Bergeron, plus-36, 2011-12) .

TAMPA STANDARD: Lightning G Ben Bishop surpassed Nikolai Khabibulin’s Tampa Bay record of 30 wins with a 5-0 shutout of New Jersey on March 15, Bishop’s 31st win of the season .

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Once the spring begins to roll in, the Pittsburgh Penguins begin to prepare for the playoffs — and also take their skates off for a night to wait tables . The Pittsburgh Penguins hosted the 2014 Skates & Plates Charity Gala presented by Trib Total Media on March 13 at the CONSOL Energy Center . The ice was covered and the inside of the arena was transformed to look like a five-star restaurant, with elaborate centerpieces and hockey players roaming around in tuxedos to raise money for the Penguins Foundation, the Mario Lemieux Foundation and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation . The event raised over $300,000 for the charities . Off came the skates and on went the silvery blue polka dot bowties and matching vests as the team served tables . The players’ primary objectives throughout the night were to make sure a glass was never empty, food ended up on the table and that nothing was spilled . Another goal for the members of the Penguins is to become the night’s top tip receiver, an honor given to defenseman Robert Bortuzzo last year . Bortuzzo laid out the game plan to earn top tips and who he believes is his toughest competition . “You have to be quick [to win the tips battle] . You have to be on the ball . I know the pressure is there,” Bortuzzo explained . “I know Joe Vitale is usually pretty quick on his feet at these things, continued on page 26

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so that could be the guy that’s going to knock me off .” However, it wasn't Vitale that stole the crown this year . Defenseman Simon Despres took home the highest-tip total, with Paul Martin and Brandon Sutter finishing second and third, respectively . Every year the guests and players are treated to a guest speaker from a foundation receiving donations from the evening . This year’s guest was Sydney Willig, a 10-year-old with cystic fibrosis . She spoke on cystic fibrosis and herself, admitting her favorite player is Sidney Crosby . By the end of her speech, Willig had moved some guests to tears . Also receiving donations from the Skates & Plates Charity Gala presented by Trib Total Media was the Mario Lemieux Foundation . President of the foundation Tom Grealish said that the money will go to new projects . “We are planning on opening more playrooms,” Grealish said . “We have a couple big announcements in the hopper that we’ll be coming out with in the spring . We stick to our mission, which is neonatal research, cancer research and the Austin’s Playroom . There’s more to follow .”

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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

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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

Senior Director of Technology . . . . . . . . . . . Erik Watts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Systems Administrators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jason Henry Junior Systems Administrator . . . . . . . . . Justin Mellor

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

NEW MEDIA

Motion Graphics Designer . . . . . . . . . . Aaron Spiegel Motion Graphics Design Producer . . . Padraic Driscoll Public Address Announcer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ryan Mill Secondary Public Address Announcer . Mary Ann Ritchey PensTV Host . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Beth Swanson In-Game Host . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sandy Romah

TICKETING Senior Director of Premium Seating . . .Brian Magness Director of Ticket Sales . . . . . . . . . . . .George Murphy Manager, Premium Seating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kyle Lux Manager, Premium Services . . . . . . . . . . . . Julia Drost

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

Premium Service Representative . . . . . . Jon Seelnacht

New Media Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . Drew Hancherick Andi Perelman

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

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

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

CORPORATE SALES

Box Office Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carol Coulson

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

FINANCE

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

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

PENGUINS FOUNDATION 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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ROB BROWN

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1992-93

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MARIO LEMIEUX

1990-91

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EVGENI MALKIN

2007-08, 2008-09, 2011-12


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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

For more information on the American Eagle Student Rush program and a schedule of upcoming Student Rush nights, scan the code at the top of the page or visit pittsburghpenguins.com/studentrush 

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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.

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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)

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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 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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TIER 1 DISTRICT AND NATIONALS The Pittsburgh Penguins Elite is proud to send three of its teams to compete for a national championship next month. From the boy’s side, the 1999s will be representing Pittsburgh as they look to compete for a shot at the prestigious national championship. The U14 and U16 Elite girls will compete in their respective age divisions as they advanced through the Mid-American district championships as well. The districts championships for the boys’ teams were held March 13-16 in Columbus, Ohio, while the girls teams played in Culver, Indiana. The National Championships are to be held in two different locations for the boys’ and girls’ teams. For the boys, the games will be played in Green Bay, Wisconsin while the girl’s teams will play in Marlborough, Massachusetts. The Championship for each division will take place April 2-6. Very few youth hockey players get the opportunity to play in such an event and on behalf of the Pittsburgh Penguins, we wish all athletes heading to both Districts and Nationals the best of luck!

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Is Sidney Crosby easy to play with, or difficult to play with? Is it necessary to be a straight-line player? Is it possible to defer to Crosby too much? Crosby’s laboratory started a new experiment at the trade deadline when the Penguins acquired right wing Lee Stempniak from the Calgary Flames. Stempniak quickly jumped on a line with Crosby and Chris Kunitz. Crosby and Kunitz are obviously a perfect fit. Pascal Dupuis was an ideal third man before suffering a season-ending knee injury on Dec. 23. Crosby was enthusiastic about Stempniak’s early stint on his line. Stempniak is the first right-handed shot to serve as Crosby’s regular linemate since Bill Guerin in 2010. That opens up a lot of different options for the Penguins captain. “It [provides] a few different looks and maybe makes things a little bit easier off the attack and off the cycle,” said Stempniak. “You can get in one-timer spots a bit easier. I can make plays on my forehand and hopefully create a little bit.” Stempniak, 31, had three assists in his first six games as Penguin. He had eight goals and 15 assists in 52 games with Calgary this season. continued on page 111

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Stempniak has 146 goals and 187 assists in 622 career NHL games. His career high for goals is 27, netted with St. Louis in 2006-07. Stempniak was pleased with his early days on Crosby’s line: “It’s been good. I feel like I’ve been getting better every game.” Regarding the “difficulty” of playing on Crosby’s line, Stempniak said, “It’s a double-edged sword. You can feel a lot of pressure to get him the puck all the time because it can result in a good play or a scoring chance. But a lot of people might look to get him the puck all the time instead of making a play themselves.” Speed may be Crosby’s biggest weapon. His linemates need to be fast, too. “He’s so fast,” Stempniak said of Crosby. “When he gets the puck in the neutral zone, he’s so explosive. He’s up the ice. You really need to be skating to keep up with him, and make sure you’re supporting him.” Skating quick helps. But you’ve also got to think quick to be on Crosby’s line. 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: 5 Points • Enter the code underneath the caps of specially marked 20oz 7UP bottles

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“He thinks the game at a different level,” Stempniak said. “You need to be ready to get the puck, and to support him a lot of different spots.” Crosby’s linemates need to understand his game. But they have to be true to themselves, also. “He’s an excellent player,” Stempniak said. “But I’ve got to just try to play my game. “Skate. Shoot the puck. Create offensively. At the same time, I’ve got to make sure I’m helping him out. Make sure he’s playing his best. Try to get in on the forecheck. Retrieve pucks. Get the puck to him at the right time. “When I’m skating, I can get chances off the rush. I can create offense off the forecheck. When things go well, I’m able to get good scoring chances.” Stempniak was overjoyed to be acquired by Pittsburgh. The Flames had long since drifted out of legitimate playoff contention. “I’m really happy and really excited,” Stempniak said. “I’m with a team that’s been on top of the standings in the Eastern Conference. A team with a lot of star power. I’m elated. I just want to contribute. Help out any way I can.” Mark Madden hosts a radio show 3-6 p.m. weekdays on WXDX-FM (105.9).

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POSITION: D SHOOTS: Left HT: 6-2 WT: 210 DOB: 03/10/93 BIRTHPLACE: Kingston, ON ACQUIRED: Drafted by Penguins in the second round (54th overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft.

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SCOTT HARRINGTON 2012-13 SEASON • Joined the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and appeared in two games during their third-round Calder Cup series against the Syracuse Crunch, scoring one goal on first career shot.

• Served as London’s captain, notching four assists in 17 playoff contests as the Knights won their secondstraight Ontario Hockey League

(OHL) championship and earned their second-consecutive trip to the Memorial Cup.

• Notched 19 points (3G-16A) and plus-21 rating in 50 games for London, while being named an OHL First-Team All-Star and nominated for OHL’s Most Outstanding Defenseman for second straight season.

CAREER/PERSONAL • Played four seasons for the London Knights of the OHL.

• Served as captain (2012-13) and alternate captain (2011-12) for Knights, leading team to back-to-back OHL titles and Memorial Cup berths.

• Scored three assists in four Memorial Cup games in 2012 as London lost the championship final 2-1 in overtime to Shawinigan.

• Was a finalist for Max Kaminsky Trophy, given annually to the OHL’s Most Outstanding Defenseman as selected by OHL general managers in 2010-11 and ‘11-12. Finished second in voting both years.

• Represented Team Canada in

Championships, winning bronze medals both years. Served as an alternate captain in 2013.

• Scored one goal and added three assists for Canada in their 10-2 win over Denmark in opening-round action of the 2012 World Junior Championship. His four points tied a team record for most points by a defenseman in a WJC contest.

• Played in the 2012 Canada-Russia Challenge that was split between Yaroslavl, Russia and Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he served as an alternate captain and wore the “C” on his jersey in one contest.

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PITTSBURGH PENGUINS

BY THE NUMBERS STATS AS OF 03.18.14

PLAYER

GP

G

A

PTS

+/-

PIM

PPG

PPA

SHG

SHA

SOG

SPCT 14.8

Sidney Crosby

67

31

57

88

7

40

10

22

0

0

209

Evgeni Malkin

56

19

47

66

12

54

5

21

0

0

168

11.3

Chris Kunitz

65

31

28

59

25

52

13

8

0

0

184

16.8

James Neal

44

22

27

49

13

43

8

11

0

0

170

12.9

Jussi Jokinen

67

17

30

47

10

12

4

13

0

0

147

11.6

Matt Niskanen

67

10

29

39

31

45

3

10

0

0

130

7.7

Olli Maatta

66

9

19

28

8

14

3

3

1

0

105

8.6

Brandon Sutter

67

10

12

22

-3

12

1

3

2

0

109

9.2

Pascal Dupuis

39

7

13

20

6

8

0

0

0

0

97

7.2 10.0

Kris Letang

34

10

8

18

-6

14

6

5

0

0

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Joe Vitale

51

1

13

14

E

27

0

1

0

0

40

2.5

Brooks Orpik

59

2

11

13

E

46

0

0

0

0

42

4.8

Paul Martin

33

2

10

12

-1

8

0

6

0

0

45

4.4

Tanner Glass

52

4

8

12

-6

81

0

0

0

0

45

8.9

Deryk Engelland

49

6

5

11

-4

50

0

1

0

0

52

11.5

Brian Gibbons

26

4

7

11

2

2

1

0

0

0

23

17.4

Craig Adams

67

3

5

8

-11

38

0

0

0

0

64

4.7

Jayson Megna

26

5

3

8

2

2

0

0

0

0

28

17.9

Robert Bortuzzo

41

0

6

6

-6

61

0

0

0

0

38

0.0

Chris Conner

19

4

1

5

-3

2

0

0

0

0

17

23.5

Simon Despres

25

0

4

4

-1

22

0

1

0

0

35

0.0

Rob Scuderi

38

0

3

3

-3

0

0

0

0

0

20

0.0

Lee Stempniak

6

0

3

3

E

2

0

0

0

0

5

0.0

Beau Bennett

12

1

2

3

E

0

0

0

0

0

14

7.1 9.5

Taylor Pyatt

23

2

0

2

-14

8

1

0

0

0

21

Chuck Kobasew

32

2

0

2

1

15

0

0

0

0

34

5.9

Marcel Goc

11

2

0

2

E

8

0

0

0

0

9

22.2

Andrew Ebbett

8

0

1

1

-1

4

0

0

0

0

11

0.0

Brian Dumoulin

10

0

1

1

-2

2

0

0

0

0

9

0.0

Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond 6

0

1

1

1

4

0

0

0

0

3

0.0

Nick Drazenovic

1

0

0

0

E

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.0

Zach Sill

1

0

0

0

-1

2

0

0

0

0

3

0.0

Philip Samuelsson

20

0

0

0

-4

12

0

0

0

0

14

0.0

TEAM TOTALS

67

51

690

55

105

3

0

1996

7.4

GOALIES

GP

W

L

SV

SV%

SO

TGA

TSA

PIM

ENG

Marc Andre Fleury

54

34

15

3

2.34

1360 0.916

5

124

1484

0

2

Jeff Zatkoff

15

10

4

1

2.63

402

0.914

1

38

440

0

1

TOTALS

69

44

19

4

2.49 1762 0.915

6

162

1924

0

3

204 355 559

OTL GAA

117


PITTSBURGH PENGUINS

HEADSHOTS ACTIVE PLAYERS AS OF 03.18.14

MATT

OLLI

ROB

DERYK

NISKANEN

MAATTA

SCUDERI

ENGELLAND

CHRIS

TANNER

BRANDON

TAYLOR

14

15

16

17

2

KUNITZ

JAMES

NEAL

18

118

3

GLASS

LEE

STEMPNIAK

22

4

SUTTER

5

PYATT

CRAIG

MARC-ANDRE

27

29

ADAMS

FLEURY


JUSSI

JEFF

JOKINEN

ZATKOFF

36

37

SIMON

JOE

DESPRES

VITALE

JAYSON

MEGNA

59

BROOKS

41

44

ORPIK

BRIAN

MARCEL

49

57

GIBBONS

47

46

ROBERT

BORTUZZO

EVGENI

MALKIN

71

GOC

SIDNEY

CROSBY

87

119


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ACTIVE PLAYERS AS OF 03.18.14

#

PLAYER

POS

HT

WT

#

2 3 4

Rob Scuderi

D

5

Deryk Engelland

D

PLAYER

POS

HT

WT

Matt Niskanen

D

6-0

209

36 Jussi Jokinen

Olli Maatta

D

6-2

206

37 Jeff Zatkoff

LW

5-11

198

G

6-2

179

6-1

212

41 Robert Bortuzzo

D

6-4

215

6-2

215

44 Brooks Orpik

D

6-2

219

14 Chris Kunitz

LW

6-0

195

46 Joe Vitale

C

5-11

205

15 Tanner Glass

LW

6-1

210

47 Simon Despres

D

6-4

214 170

16 Brandon Sutter

C

6-3

190

49 Brian Gibbons

C

5-8

17 Taylor Pyatt

LW

6-4

230

57 Marcel Goc

C

6-1

197

18 James Neal

LW

6-2

208

59 Jayson Megna

C

6-1

195

22 Lee Stempniak

RW 5-11

196

71 Evgeni Malkin

C

6-3

195

27 Craig Adams

RW

6-0

200

87 Sidney Crosby

C

5-11

200

G

6-2

180

29 Marc-Andre Fleury

120


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ROSTER

ACTIVE PLAYERS AS OF 03.18.14

#

PLAYER

POS

HT

WT

#

2 3

PLAYER

Eric Brewer

D

6-4

216

21 Michael Kostka

Keith Aulie

D

6-6

228

23 J.T. Brown

6

Sami Salo

D

6-3

215

7

Radko Gudas

D

6-0

204

8

Mark Barberio

D

6-1

9

Tyler Johnson

C

5-9

11 Tom Pyatt

C

12 Ryan Malone

L

16 Teddy Purcell 17 Alex Killorn

POS

HT

WT

D

6-1

210

R

5-10

170

24 Ryan Callahan

R

5-11

190

25 Matthew Carle

D

6-0

205

185

30 Ben Bishop

G

6-7

214

182

39 Anders Lindback

G

6-6

210

5-11

188

44 Nate Thompson

C

6-0

212

6-4

224

51 Valtteri Filppula

C

6-0

195

R

6-3

203

71 Richard Panik

R

6-1

208

C

6-2

205

77 Victor Hedman

D

6-6

233

18 Ondrej Palat

L

6-0

180

86 Nikita Kucherov

R

5-11

171

19 B.J. Crombeen

R

6-2

209

91 Steven Stamkos

C

6-0

190

121


TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING

HEADSHOTS ACTIVE PLAYERS AS OF 03.18.14

ERIC

BREWER

2

MARK

BARBERIO

8

TEDDY

PURCELL

16

122

KEITH

AULIE

3

TYLER

SAMI

SALO

6

TOM

JOHNSON

PYATT

ALEX

ONDREJ

17

18

9

KILLORN

11

PALAT

RADKO

GUDAS

7

RYAN

MALONE

12

B.J.

CROMBEEN

19


MICHAEL

KOSTKA

21

BEN

BISHOP

30

RICHARD

PANIK

71

J.T.

BROWN

23

ANDERS

LINDBACK

39

VICTOR

HEDMAN

77

RYAN

MATTHEW

24

25

CALLAHAN

NATE

THOMPSON

44

NIKITA

KUCHEROV

86

CARLE

VALTTERI

FILPPULA

51

STEVEN

STAMKOS

91

123


TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING

BY THE NUMBERS STATS AS OF 03.18.14

PLAYER

GP

G

A

PTS

+/-

PIM

PPG

PPA

SHG

SHA

SOG

SPCT

Valtteri Filppula

63

22

27

49

5

18

4

10

0

0

112

19.6

Ondrej Palat

68

18

28

46

28

18

1

2

2

2

136

13.2

Victor Hedman

61

11

32

43

4

45

2

7

0

5

138

8.0

Tyler Johnson

68

21

21

42

17

20

4

5

4

1

144

14.6

Teddy Purcell

68

10

27

37

1

14

3

11

0

0

131

7.6

Alex Killorn

68

15

21

36

7

40

2

4

0

0

148

10.1

Matthew Carle

68

2

26

28

20

20

1

6

0

0

102

2.0

Steven Stamkos

23

16

11

27

10

10

5

1

1

0

78

20.5

Radko Gudas

59

2

14

16

6

132

1

3

0

0

93

2.2

Nate Thompson

67

9

6

15

6

23

0

0

2

0

92

9.8 9.8

Nikita Kucherov

41

8

7

15

3

10

3

1

0

0

82

J.T. Brown

49

4

11

15

-3

6

0

1

0

1

102

3.9

Sami Salo

59

3

10

13

9

14

0

4

0

0

62

4.8

Ryan Malone

48

5

7

12

-4

57

0

2

0

0

88

5.7

Eric Brewer

63

0

11

11

2

55

0

0

0

2

58

0.0

Richard Panik

43

2

9

11

-9

15

0

4

0

0

47

4.3

B.J. Crombeen

49

3

7

10

2

74

0

0

0

1

52

5.8

Mark Barberio

47

5

5

10

12

28

1

0

0

0

50

10.0

Tom Pyatt

20

3

4

7

1

4

0

0

0

0

23

13.0

Andrej Sustr

38

0

7

7

4

12

0

0

0

2

36

0.0

Michael Kostka

8

2

3

5

4

0

0

0

0

0

18

11.1

Jean-Philippe Cote

19

0

4

4

E

22

0

0

0

0

12

0.0

Ryan Callahan

6

1

3

4

2

0

0

1

0

0

19

5.3

Keith Aulie

14

0

1

1

-2

9

0

0

0

0

4

0.0

Brett Connolly

11

1

0

1

-5

4

9

1

0

0

12

8.3

Dmitry Korobov

3

0

1

1

E

2

5

0

0

0

0

0.0

Pierre-Cedric Labrie

13

0

0

0

-4

20

24

2

0

0

2

0.0

Dana Tyrell

7

0

0

0

E

4

10

3

0

0

4

0.0

Matt Taormina

7

0

0

0

E

0

5

6

0

0

6

0.0

Vladislav Namestnikov

4

0

0

0

-1

4

3

1

0

0

4

0.0

680

83

75

9

14

1855

6.3

SV

SV%

SO

TGA

TSA

PIM

ENG

TEAM TOTALS

68

163 303 466 115

GOALIES

GP

W

Ben Bishop

53

32

11

6

2.11

1383 0.928

5

107

1490

0

4

Anders Lindback

19

5

12

1

3.22

415

0.879

0

57

472

0

2

Cedrick Desjardins

1

0

1

0

6.65

11

0.846

0

2

13

0

1

TOTALS

73

37

24

7

3.99 1809 0.884

5

166

1975

0

7

L

OTL GAA

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

GP 59 51 51 60 34 28 47 34 60 62 55 22 34 51 41 51 15 48 33 31 37 18 16

G 21 12 18 6 12 11 16 6 3 4 5 9 8 6 5 5 6 8 2 2 1 2 3

A 23 26 16 27 19 19 12 16 18 16 14 5 6 8 9 7 5 2 8 6 7 5 3

PTS 44 38 34 33 31 30 28 22 21 20 19 14 14 14 14 12 11 10 10 8 8 7 6

PIM 51 26 67 51 26 43 39 37 64 51 42 4 14 24 19 128 8 22 4 28 15 22 29

+/4 3 8 6 7 9 6 18 18 8 6 13 14 3 -2 1 3 -4 1 1 -1 1 5

54

2

12 43 16 2 17 2 16 7

1 1 1 2 2 0 0 0

GOALTENDERS Jeff Deslauriers Eric Hartzell Peter Mannino

GP 39 24 9

W 19 10 5

L 15 7 1

4

6

211

-3

0

0

0

35

4 3 2 0 0 0 0 0

5 4 3 2 2 0 0 0

6 101 2 E 18 7 32 7

E 5 -2 1 -4 1 -2 -1

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

12 30 14 5 15 1 4 2

GAA 2.60 2.30 1.81

SA% 0.895 0.908 0.926

SOL 3 1 1

MIN 2078 1173 498

PPG 13 2 0 3 4 4 3 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 3 0 2 4 0 0 1 1 0

GA 90 45 15

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

SO 1 3 1

GW 5 2 2 3 2 0 2 0 1 0 1 2 2 1 0 0 2 3 1 0 1 0 0

S 126 112 126 117 71 54 105 59 64 88 81 44 54 57 65 59 37 60 40 40 32 21 23

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

GP 37 43 21 10 24 15 6 7 17 GP

G 12 22 9 5 5 6 2 0 0 W

A 30 16 14 6 5 2 4 3 3 L

Eric Hartzell

10

5

4

PTS PIM 42 19 38 38 23 6 11 4 10 30 8 16 6 0 3 0 3 35 SOL MIN 1

603

+/21 14 8 -1 -4 -2 7 -9 3

PPG 1 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 GA 32

SHG GW S 0 3 79 3 6 134 3 0 75 0 1 30 0 0 39 0 1 36 0 0 13 0 0 15 0 0 8 SO GAA SA% 1

3.18

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127


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AMATEUR FORWARDS

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

+/-

PPG

SHG

GW

S

Josh Archibald Nebraska-Omaha (NCHC)

37

29

14

43

62

+2

8

0

6

127

Teddy Blueger Minnesota St. (WCHA)

37

3

19

22

55

E

2

0

1

78

Blaine Byron Maine (HE)

32

8

8

16

4

E

2

0

1

56

Jean-Sebastien Dea Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL)

65

49

26

75

53

+4

17

6

8

249

Jake Guentzel Nebraska-Omaha (NCHC)

37

7

27

34

16

-2

2

0

1

84

Troy Josephs Clarkson (ECAC)

33

2

3

5

60

-6

0

0

1

56

Matia Marcantuoni Kitchener (OHL)

54

15

17

32

29

-30

6

1

0

0

Bryan Rust Notre Dame (HE)

38

16

15

31

12

+15

4

2

3

124

Oskar Sundqvist Skelleftea AIK (SHL)

51

6

10

16

16

+6

2

0

0

77

Scott Wilson Umass-Lowell (HE)

27

7

10

17

22

+5

1

0

1

91

DEFENSEMEN

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

+/-

PPG

SHG

GW

S

Dane Birks Merritt (BCHL)

50

4

17

21

57

-

2

0

0

-

Derrick Pouliot Portland (WHL)

58

17

53

70

74

+40

10

0

0

-

Ryan Segalla UConn (Atlantic)

34

1

13

14

47

-3

0

0

1

35

Clark Seymour Peterborough (OHL)

58

6

16

22

83

-6

4

0

0

-

GOALTENDERS

GP

W

L

SOL

MIN

GA

SO

GAA

SA%

Patrick Ehelechner Sinupret (GER)

26

9

14

0

1339

78

1

3.50

0.911

Tristan Jarry Edmonton (WHL)

63

44

14

3

3703

138

8

2.24

0.914

Sean Maguire Boston University (HE)

16

3

12

0

867

42

0

2.90

0.919

Matt Murray Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)

49

32

11

6

2984

128

6

2.57

0.921

Alexander Pechurskiy Magnitogorsk (KHL)

7

3

1

0

272

11

0

2.42

0.913

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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

TEAMS 8 TEAMS

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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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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1988, 1993, 1996

Jaromir Jagr

1999

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2007

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2012

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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

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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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ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT BY: MIKE PRISUTA

Since returning from the Olympic break the Penguins have been working hard to hone the mechanics of their game, but also their mentality. Come April, it’ll be about structure and defensive-zone coverage, about the forecheck and puck management. But to make all of the above hum, the Penguins will need the right mindset. And that’s a mental page they’ve been working to collectively turn since Sochi. To captain Sidney Crosby, it’ll be about “committing to playing defense and blocking shots,” to “for the most part just making sure we continue to play defense and kind of let our offensive game take care of itself.” It’s not that the Penguins intend to become passive. Head coach Dan Bylsma stressed last week after back-to-back encounters with the Capitals that the Penguins have internally discussed “getting better playing defense with the puck. “We need to be better at playing defense in the offensive zone,” he said. That better-defense-through-playing-offense approach has long been a Penguins’ mantra. But when they set up shop in the opponents’ end they’ll have to be cognizant of what can go wrong. And before they get there they’ll have to proceed in the neutral zone and even on the breakout in a manner that avoids the turnovers and other mistakes that can prove so devastating in the postseason. continued on page 212

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The objective is to become a team that’s defensively responsible and offensively combustible. The idea is to let their determination and dedication take care of the defensive end and their individual skill sets handle the rest. “We know exactly how playoff hockey is won,” Bylsma insisted. “Playing defense, playing team defense, giving up two goals or less is where it’s at. “The hard part, really, is being patient in that game, being patient in a 0-0 game, being patient in a 1-0 game and still being able to not go looking or expecting or hoping for offense. “That’s where we have to be and we have to keep getting better.” Defenseman Rob Scuderi wholeheartedly supports Bylsma’s edict and Crosby’s call for commitment to doing what’s necessary, to playing the game by the numbers until opportunities to do otherwise arise. Scuderi does so having won a Stanley Cup with the Penguins and with the Kings and possessing a keen appreciation of what those championship runs demanded. “It’s important because that’s the way you win in the postseason,” Scuderi said. “We have a lot of talent in this room but you can’t try to make a play every single time. “You have to make the right play most times and then when the opportunity presents itself, that’s why we have these (highlyskilled) guys.” Scuderi cited the goal Crosby scored on March 11 THE IDEA IS against the Capitals as an example of what the Penguins TO LET THEIR are after. DETERMINATION The play ended with AND DEDICATION Crosby converting at the business end of a two-on-1. TAKE CARE OF But it started with Lee THE DEFENSIVE Stempniak making a smart, END AND THEIR steady, safe play on Caps INDIVIDUAL SKILL defenseman Dmitry Orlov along the boards at the SETS HANDLE blueline in an effort to clear THE REST. the defensive end. Stempniak made sure the puck got out. continued on page 215

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Crosby literally took it from there. “A simple play on the wall turns into a 2-on-1 for Sid, he’s got that tremendous talent and he buries it, puts the game away,” Scuderi said. “If we try to make some dipsy-doodle plays and some highlight-reel plays, it probably ends up in our net.” As the season has progressed the calendar has changed. So, too, must the way the Penguins think the game. “There is a heightened sense of what you have to do and how you have to play and how tight it is,” Scuderi said. “It’s so hard to win a Stanley Cup, anyway. Why make it harder on yourself?” Such a transition doesn’t come as naturally for world-class players as relentlessly pursuing those highlight-reel plays Scuderi referenced. But the thought process must still be altered. “It’s tough,” Scuderi acknowledged. “If we wanted to turn back the clock 25 years I can’t even imagine what this group could do. But that’s not the way the game is any more. If you’re not going to learn to make the right play with the puck when you have to, you’re going to make it so much harder on yourself to win. “We had a real good meeting a few games ago after we thought our team defense was out of control [following a 5-1 loss outdoors on March 1 at Soldier Field in Chicago]. We just talked about the fact that we can’t flip a switch when the postseason gets here. We have to work on it now.” 215


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DIET, TRAINING AND HIS UNIQUE WARMUP BY: MICHELLE CRECHIOLO

Tanner Glass has earned a reputation among fans for his gritty, hard-nosed style of play and willingness to sacrifice the body, especially on the penalty kill. But what fans may not know is that Glass is just as dedicated off the ice when it comes to what he eats and how he trains. “It’s definitely been a work in progress,” Glass said of his approach to health and fitness. “I’m so much more knowledgeable now than I was even two or three years ago. I’ve always been interested in it, but it’s something I enjoy. So it doesn’t feel like work when I’m cooking or warming up or cooling down or anything like that.” Glass was kind enough to share his overall thoughts on his lifestyle. TRAINING PHILOSOPHY

The 30-year-old winger averages just under 12 minutes a contest playing grinding third- and fourth-line shifts, with several intense shorthanded shifts in the mix as well. “It’s funny, my training’s evolved over the years,” he said. “Now it’s about getting the body moving properly. In college and coming out of college, I worked a lot on getting bigger and stronger. But now, it’s about having the muscle mass on and I’m pretty much at the weight I’m going to be, so it’s about fine-tuning and getting my body moving properly and kind of the path of least resistance. “You skate all season long and you get strong on the outsides of your legs and your glutes and you develop the same muscles over and over, so in the summertime a lot of it is kind of balancing the body back out and making sure you’re moving in the proper way.” Glass continues to implement that same philosophy of keeping things balanced throughout the season, primarily in his postgame workouts. To read more and and watch a video check out pittsburghpenguins.com

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HOCKEY HISTORY MARCH 24, 1976

MARCH 29, 1997

Jean Pronovost becomes the first Penguin to score 50 goals in a season and Pierre Larouche becomes first Penguin to record 100 points in one season vs. Boston.

Ron Francis scores his 400th career goal vs. the Los Angeles Kings, making the Penguins the first team to have players record their 400th, 500th and 600th goals in the same season.

MARCH 4, 1991 The Penguins acquire Ron Francis, Ulf Samuelsson and Grant Jennings from Hartford for John Cullen, Zarley Zalapski and Jeff Parker.

MARCH 26, 1991 The Penguins win their first division title, capturing the Patrick Division crown with a 7-4 win at Detroit.

MARCH 24, 1992 Mario Lemieux records his 1,000th career NHL point at Detroit in only his 513th career game, becoming the second-fastest player to record 1,000 points in NHL history.

MARCH 14, 1997 Joe Mullen scores his 500th career goal in a game against Colorado, becoming the first U.S.-born player to score 500.

MARCH 21, 1998 Ron Francis becomes the seventh player to record his 1,000th career assist, and the Penguins become the 10th NHL team to reach the 1,000-win plateau with a 4-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.

MAR. 31, 2001 The Penguins clinch their team record 11th straight postseason appearance with a 5-3 win over the St. Louis Blues.

MARCH 13, 2007 Governor Ed Rendell, Allegheny County Chief Executive Dan Onorato and Mayor Luke Ravenstahl joins Pittsburgh Penguins co-owners Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle in announcing a deal for a new multi-purpose arena that will keep the Penguins in Pittsburgh for at least the next 30 years. continued on page 225

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MARCH 8, 2009 Pittsburgh’s 4-3 shootout victory at Washington ends the best five-game road trip in club history. The Penguins were a perfect 5-0.

MARCH 12, 2011 The Penguins celebrate their 200th consecutive sellout (including playoffs) against Montreal.

MARCH 30, 2013 The Penguins win 15 consecutive games between March 2-30, establishing the second-longest longest (tied) winning streak in NHL history. Pittsburgh becomes the first team in NHL history to post a perfect record (15-0) ver a full calendar month (min: 10 games).

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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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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

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

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In his tenure as Penguins general manager, Ray Shero has garnered a reputation for being aggressive at the NHL’s trade deadline. So it wasn’t a surprise to see rumors linking Pittsburgh to Canucks forward Ryan Kesler, one of the biggest names on the market. But while the buzz surrounding Kesler and the Penguins built to a frenzy over the last few days leading into the deadline, Shero and his staff were working quietly to execute their top priority: bolstering their forward depth. And Shero feels they succeeded, as the Penguins acquired quality veteran forwards Marcel Goc and Lee Stempniak without surrendering any of their current rostered players before 3 p.m. Eastern time. “We had inquired with [Vancouver]. At the end of the day, obviously [Kesler] was not traded and I don’t think there was a deal there to be made,” Shero said. “Going into this deadline, a lot of the focus media-wise was on Ryan Kesler, not only in Pittsburgh but around other media markets. He’s a real good player. “But I think our goal was to try to increase our depth up front and help our forward group, which I think we’ve accomplished [without trading] anybody off our roster. So that was our main goal. And I think with the [Pascal] Dupuis injury, with the Beau Bennett injury, it was important for us to try to do that. So hopefully it makes us a better, deeper team.” In fact, if it weren’t for such significant injuries to Dupuis, Bennett, Kris Letang, Paul Martin and Tomas Vokoun, Shero may have stood pat at the trade deadline. But with top-six wingers Dupuis and Bennett sidelined and Martin set to return to the blue line around the start of the postseason, Shero decided his most urgent need was up top heading into the stretch run. And with those players all on either long-term injured reserve or injured reserve, he had the cap space to do something about it. 234

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“If those guys were all healthy, we’re probably not doing anything because we’re a cap team and the cap went down six million dollars,” Shero explained. “But it was important to us, with these injuries, that we try to improve ourselves up front. . . I think what we did today is hopefully going to give us that opportunity to help out some of the players with our group and help our coaching staff get some options up front, which I think makes us a better hockey team.” Primarily, the third line and its lack of identity — center Brandon Sutter has been playing with a rotating cast of wingers all season — was something Shero singled out as one of the biggest needs for his team, and something that needed to be addressed. “We picked up one, maybe two players today because of that,” Shero said. “I think it’s an area we needed to improve. That’s what, as a group, we set out to do at this deadline, was outside of any big splash or big name, try to improve our depth and that third line or [acquire] guys who can play in your top nine and move around. I think we’ve accomplished that and I think we needed to improve upon that, for sure.” With the versatility both players provide, they have the ability to plug into a lot of different spots throughout the lineup — giving the staff the luxury of options. So far, Stempniak has been a tremendous fit at right wing of the first line with Chris Kunitz and Sidney Crosby, while Goc has been a solid fourth-line center who’s been seeing a lot of penalty kill minutes. “The good thing on these players is they’re very versatile guys, can play different positions,” he said. “Both can help our penalty kill and second power-play unit. So I think what’s important to us is the depth at our forward position. They’re players that have been in the league, played well in the league, and that’s what we’re looking for, to try to add to that.”

“THE GOOD THING ON THESE PLAYERS IS THEY’RE VERY VERSATILE GUYS, CAN PLAY DIFFERENT POSITIONS.” ~ RAY SHERO

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CAMPS & CLINICS HIGH PERFORMANCE CAMP WITH DON GRANATO The High Performance Camp with Don Granato, Head Coach of the USA Hockey U17 National Team and brother of Pittsburgh Penguins Assistant Coach Tony Granato, will be held June 13-15 at Bladerunners Warrendale. This camp is geared toward elite level hockey players. Don Granato has created a development plan specifically for this camp. This program will mimic how junior, college and professional hockey players improve their game in the off season through position specific skill development.

SCORING CAMP As the saying goes, “You can’t win, if you can’t score.” This camp will focus on the finer points of putting the puck in the net.  From working on quick release to shot fakes, the players will learn everything they need to light the lamp.  Players will get a chance to shoot a ton of pucks and will be put in different scoring scenarios.

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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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