At some stage of the Penguins' game with their archrival here tonight, something is sure to go wrong for the home team.
"It was a weird situation," Nyberg told me this week with a laugh. "I just walked a couple of feet to the new locker room to meet the team."
Who: Penguins (31-13-5) vs. Flyers (26-17-6). When: 7:38 p.m. Where: Wells Fargo Center. TV: AT&T SportsNet
Dale Lolley and I joined John Steigerwarld and Alby Oxenreiter to recap the NFL conference championship weekend, preview the Super Bowl, talk about cheating scandals, and how Penguins fans have been treating Matt Murray.
A month ago, Jack Johnson was getting some good-natured grief from good buddy Drew Doughty. Something about barely having any goals over the past, oh, decade or so.
The Penguins scored four unanswered goals to defeat Boston at PPG Paints Arena after spotting the Bruins a 3-0 lead.
"That's not easy for a goalie, when you're at home and you hear from your own fans."
The Penguins lost two forwards -- Dominik Kahun and Dominik Simon -- to injury in their 4-3 win over the Bruins on Sunday afternoon at PPG Paints Arena.
In this episode of Morning Java, brought to you by GetGo Cafe+Market, Taylor and I talk hockey at rinkside, led by the Penguins’ Teddy Blueger line:
I appeared with Chris Carter and John Steigerwald on WPXI's "The Subway Final Word." The host: Alby Oxenreiter, talking Steelers and Penguins.
Who: Penguins (30-13-5) vs. Bruins (28-9-12). When: 12:38 p.m. Where: PPG Paints Arena. TV: WPXI-TV.
Matt Murray will be in goal when the Penguins face Boston this afternoon at PPG Paints Arena, his first consecutive starts in Nov. 19-21.
After a slow start against the Red Wings, a couple of the Penguins' usual suspects stepped up late to pull out a 2-1 overtime win.
Who: Penguins (29-13-5) vs. Red Wings (12-32-3), When: 7:38 p.m., Where: Little Caesars Arena, TV: AT&T SportsNet, NHL Network
Brian Dumoulin has yet to resume skating since undergoing ankle surgery on Dec. 1, and Mike Sullivan says there is still no timeframe for when Dumoulin will resume skating.
The Penguins traded Finnish forward Oula Palve to the Stars in exchange for Swedish defenseman John Nyberg.
No, it's not about hits and fights, scraps and scrums and all that other tough stuff.