Author: James O'Brien

Boston Bruins v Pittsburgh Penguins

Video: Pens’ Comeau gets game misconduct for hit on Coyotes’ Campbell


The Pittsburgh Penguins were back at full-strength on Saturday, but that didn’t last.

Forward Blake Comeau received a game misconduct for boarding Andrew Campbell of the Arizona Coyotes. The hit opened up a cut over Campbell’s eye.

To the Penguins’ credit, they did not allow a goal during Arizona’s five-minute power play.

Quick hits: Wild scratch Bergenheim, Pens’ Perron out sick

Ottawa Senators v Minnesota Wild

Quite a lot is happening this Saturday afternoon, so here’s an attempt to gather some of the smaller bits in one spot, whether you use this information for fantasy purposes or just general information:

  • The Minnesota Wild made trade deadline acquisition Sean Bergenheim a healthy scratch on Saturday, putting Ryan Carter in the lineup instead. In an odd quirk, Bergenheim (pictured) has the same paltry production as fellow scratch Devante Smith-Pelly: just one point in 15 games with his new team.
  • As much as the Pittsburgh Penguins are approaching full-strength, there are still setbacks. David Perron’s out sick today, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Dave Molinari.
  • The Philadelphia Flyers are dealing with some flu issues that are sidelining defensemen Mark Streit and Carlo Colaiacovo.’s Adam Kimelman shares their modified defensive pairings here.
  • Lubomir Visnovsky returns to the New York Islanders’ defensive lineup.

Holtby doesn’t even last 15 minutes vs. Preds

Braden Holtby

It was an early start for Braden Holtby on Saturday, and it looks like his afternoon will be done early, too.

The Washington Capitals’ starter is having a rough afternoon as the Nashville Predators chased him with three goals on 13 shots. Holtby didn’t quite make it through 15 minutes of the first period before giving way to Justin Peters.

The final goal Holtby allowed was a ruthless snipe by Filip Forsberg.