Pens Re-Sign Ruhwedel

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The Pittsburgh Penguins re-signed defenseman Chad Ruhwedel to a two-year contract.  The deal runs through the 2018-19 season and has an average annual value of $650,000.  27-year-old Ruhwedel had 10 points (2 goals-8 assists) this past season.

 

Flower A Big Night

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The Vegas Golden Knights selected former Pittsburgh goalie Marc-Andre Fleury in the NHL’s expansion draft.  32-year-old Fleury has two years on his contract.

 

Marc-Andre Fleury

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Marc-Andre Fleury arrived at PPG Paints Arena yesterday for cleanout day knowing that was likely the last time he ever steps foot inside the Pens locker room.  Fleury makes too much money ($5.75 million) to be a backup.  23-year-old Matt Murray is now the No. 1 net minder in Pittsburgh.

 

Fleury Waives No-Movement Clause

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Penguins’ goalie Marc-Andre Fleury has waived his no-movement clause for the expansion draft, so now the Pens can protect 23-year-old Matt Murray.  32-year-old Fleury backstopped the Penguins to the 2009 Stanley Cup but was displaced by Murray in last year’s run to the title.

 

Pens Dance With Lord Stanley

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Patric Hornqvist scored the game-winner with 1:35 left by banking the puck off Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne’s left elbow, and the Penguins became the first team to repeat as Stanley Cup champions in nearly two decades with a 2-0 win over the Predators.  Pens’ captain Sidney Crosby won his second straight Conn Smythe Trophy as the MVP of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

 

Pens Take 3-2 Series Lead

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Justin Schultz, Bryan Rust and Evgeni Malkin scored first period goals and the Pittsburgh Penguins demolished the Nashville Predators 6-0 in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final to take a 3-2 lead.  Game 6 is Sunday night at 8 o’clock in Nashville.  Listen live on 106.3 The River and the Trinity Health System Stream, beginning at 7 for the pregame.

 

Pens Host Preds Game 5

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The Pittsburgh Penguins host the Nashville Predators in Game 5 of NHL’s Stanley Cup Final tonight at 8 o’clock.  The series is tied at two.  Join 106.3 The River and the Trinity Health System Stream at 7 for the pregame.

 

Stanley Cup Final, Game 5 Tomorrow

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The Pittsburgh Penguins host Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final tomorrow night vs. the Nashville Predators.  The series is tied at 2, and you can listen live on 106.3 The River and the Trinity Health System Stream.  Pregame tomorrow at 7 p.m. with the faceoff set for 8 o’clock.

 

Preds Even Series

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Frederick Gaudreau scored the go-ahead goal 3:45 into the second period, Viktor Arvidsson also scored in the second and Pekka Rinne made 23 saves as the Predators beat the Penguins 4-1 to even the Stanley Cup Final at 2-2.  Game 5 is Thursday night in Pittsburgh.