Daily Roundup: January 3, 2012

  • NHL Power Rankings (Winter Classic Edition): Rangers, Flyers, Canucks – The Faster Times
    Will fatigue hit them when they make all these games up in the next few weeks? 8.  Pittsburgh Penguins (46 points): The Penguins get some credit for last season, even though several newcomers are in front of them.  Sidney Crosby’s brain is …
  • Jagr forced out of game with leg injury – Reno Gazette
    He said he had been speared Thursday against the Pittsburgh Penguins and his left leg began swelling during the game. He didn’t play after the five-minute mark of the second period. “It was getting worse and worse,” he said. “I just couldn’t skate hard …
  • Rangers Teach Flyers a Winter Classic Lesson, as Jagr Sits with Leg Injury: Fan Opinion – YAHOO!
    Jaromir Jagr stated after the game that he had to remove himself in the second period because he is still experiencing the effects of being speared in the left calf during last week’s Pittsburgh Penguins game. In the second period he was seen on the bench …
  • Mike Rupp: Winter Classic veteran, unlikely hero for Rangers – YAHOO!
    “You look great.” Rupp smiled. “Good question.” This was Rupp’s second Winter Classic, having played 5:29 for the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2011 — long enough to have a fight with John Erskine but having little impact otherwise. In 2012, Rupp played just 7 …
  • Hockey History in East Aurora – WGRZ TV
    It was used at the NHL Winter Classic held at Ralph Wilson Stadium on New Year’s day 2008 in a game the Sabres played against the Pittsburgh Penguins. It was the NHL’s first professional hockey game played outdoors. The Aurora Ice Association discovered …
  • Rangers find outdoor game odd but enjoyable – Newsday
    It’s special. I really enjoyed it.” Rupp, who played in last year’s Winter Classic for the Pittsburgh Penguins, thought the setting added to the “slow start. It’s just different. You hear this hollowness behind you and feel like, when [an …
  • Marc Staal makes debut in Classic – ESPN
    Rangers defenseman Jeff Woywitka was a healthy scratch to make room for Staal. Staal’s brother Jordan, who was hampered by multiple injuries last season, made his season debut in last year’s Winter Classic with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
  • Week 14: Crunch Pick up Five of Six Points to End 2011 – OurSports Central
    Nathan Lawson has been the workhorse in goal, playing in 23 of the team’s games this season. WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON (PITTSBURGH PENGUINS): Saturday marks the fifth meeting of the season between the Crunch and the Penguins. Each team has won two of the first …
  • New Jersey at Ottawa   – USA Today
    The Devils last played on New Year’s Eve against the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins and notched a 3-1 victory over their Atlantic Division rivals. It was the second straight win for New Jersey, which also won by a 3-1 score at home against Buffalo on Wednesday.

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