Mar 22, 2011, 10:30 AM EDT
Brent Johnson defused a dangerous 2-on-1 to help the Penguins beat Detroit and win the Save of the Night for March 21st.
Mar 21, 2011, 10:54 PM EDT
The Penguins blew a 4-0 lead against the Red Wings, but James Neal helped them earn two points anyway by scoring the shootout winner.
Mar 16, 2011, 1:59 PM EDT
Rick DiPietro is back for the Islanders after being activated from injured reserve. Will it last this time? Probably as long as Brent Johnson isn’t around.
Mar 12, 2011, 5:12 PM EDT
Carey Price made all 26 saves to shut out the Penguins, as the Canadiens took three out of four games against Pittsburgh this season.
Mar 2, 2011, 5:34 PM EDT
It’s true that the 2011 free agent market for high-end starters is very dry, but there are plenty of great options for teams looking for a strong backup.
Feb 13, 2011, 10:30 PM EDT
Mario Lemieux’s words about the disgusting brawl Friday night between the Penguins and Islanders have got some fans up in arms all over again. Mario’s good point may just have been drowned out by his seeming ignorance for what goes on with his team.
Feb 11, 2011, 10:54 PM EDT
The Islanders clobbered the Penguins 9-3, but the goals will likely be overshadowed by a fight-filled night that feature more than 300 penalty minutes.
Feb 6, 2011, 3:27 PM EDT
Wondering how the Penguins are holding up without Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin? NBC takes a look at their team toughness.
Feb 4, 2011, 1:08 PM EDT
It turns out that Brent Johnson hurt more than Rick DiPietro’s pride when he landed a one-punch knockout during their goalie fight on Wednesday night. The New York Islanders report that their constantly injured netminder will miss four to six weeks with facial fractures from the punch, although the Islanders listed knee swelling as another…
Feb 3, 2011, 3:54 PM EDT
This week on Mike Milbury’s Hat Trick, Mike addresses the Rick DiPietro fight, Jordan Staal’s sucker punch on Brandon Prust, and whether or not the Rangers are a real Cup contender.
Feb 3, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT
Rick DiPietro had a bad Wednesday night, but at least he redeemed himself slightly by making a great stop. It turned out to be the February 3rd Save of the Night.
Feb 2, 2011, 10:45 PM EDT
Tonight’s been full of rare events, as Johan Franzen had a career-best five goals in one night against the Ottawa Senators. Click “Read More” for the details, plus video footage.
Brent Johnson drops Rick DiPietro with one punch in only goalie fight of season (Oh yeah, and Pens beat Isles 3-0)
Feb 2, 2011, 10:07 PM EDT
The “real” story might be that the Penguins managed another win without Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby, but the biggest moment came when Brent Johnson landed a one-punch knockout on Rick DiPietro in this season’s first goalie fight.
Dec 30, 2010, 4:30 PM EDT
Episode 3 of HBO’s 24/7 gives us a closer look at how the Pens and Caps face off with each other as well as helping to make Caps head coach Bruce Boudreau an instant fan favorite.
Crosby extends his scoring streak to 22 games while Penguins shrink Flyers’ lead with win over Panthers
Dec 22, 2010, 10:00 PM EDT
Sidney Crosby tied the second longest points scoring streak in 18 years while the Penguins won, leaving Pittsburgh only one point behind Philadelphia.
Dec 18, 2010, 2:18 PM EDT
The goalies playing in the 2011 Winter Classic get into the retro spirit with the masks they’ll be wearing for the New Years Day game.
Dec 16, 2010, 9:15 AM EDT
How this shot by Erik Christensen found its way into the net past Brent Johnson is a sight worth seeing.
Nov 27, 2010, 4:03 PM EDT
On the strength of Sidney Crosby’s hat trick, the Penguins are now on a six game winning streak and Crosby holds a tenuous points lead over Steve Stamkos. Read all about it in this full recap.
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The Boston Bruins had tied the game in the third at 4-4 and the Pens were reeling so of course it would be enforcer Shawn Thornton that would score the dagger goal that would put the Bruins ahead for good, right? It’s only logical. Thornton’s goal gave the Bruins the lead in a game they…
Nov 10, 2010, 8:36 PM EDT
So you were curious about that potential debate between Sidney Crosby and Dan Bylsma, weren’t you? Turns out there wasn’t one at all.
Nov 8, 2010, 4:15 PM EDT
While neither situation should leave their teams overly concerned, both New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur and Pittsburgh Penguins “backup” Brent Johnson missed practice today for their respective teams. In case you haven’t been following Brodeur’s injury situation, the future Hall of Famer is fighting off a bruised elbow after taking a harmless-looking shot from…
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It seems like Loui Eriksson has been watching Mike Ribeiro during shootouts the last few years. The underrated winger scored a great penalty shot goal during the Stars’ 5-2 thrashing of the Pittsburgh Penguins last night, using a move that reminded me of the one that Ribeiro perfected a few years back to frustrate many…
Oct 29, 2010, 10:33 PM EDT
Brent Johnson is 4-0-1 while big money starter Marc-Andre Fleury is an abysmal 1-5. Is it early season luck or should Johnson be given more playing time? Click read more for an in-depth look at the two Penguins’ goalies.
Sidney Crosby, Brent Johnson power Penguins past Flyers; Could there be a goalie controversy in Pittsburgh?
Oct 16, 2010, 9:21 PM EDT
Brent Johnson is now 3-0 while established starter Marc-Andre Fleury is 0-3 in this early season. Is it too early to wonder if there might be a goalie controversy in the Pittsburgh Penguins net? Read on for more on that and Sidney Crosby’s dominant night.
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