COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – R.J. Umberger, one of the few Columbus Blue Jackets with playoff experience, thinks he knows what the Pittsburgh Penguins are thinking…
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Columbus Blue Jackets center R.J. Umberger (18) looks for a rebound as Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) blocks a shot in the first period in Pittsburgh Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) by Will GravesAP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Pittsburgh Penguins have tweaked their approach in hopes of taking some of the pressure off goalie Marc-Andre Fleury. While Fleury appreciates his teammates’ effort to play a little more responsibly on defense, he doesn’t mind showing he can still handle himself when things get busy in front of him.
Pittsburgh Penguins’ Evgeni Malkin (71) gets the game-winning goal past Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo (1) in an overtime shootout during an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) by Dan ScifoAssociated Press Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins and Vancouver Canucks had gone two years and 157 games since they last faced each other. They picked up right where they left off.
Andrew McCutchen, left front row, Garrett Jones, second from right front row, and Tony Sanchez, second from left, back row, watch an NHL hockey game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Buffalo Sabres in Pittsburgh on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. The Pirates face the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 3 of the NL division series on Sunday in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) by Dan Scifo Associated Press Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — The past two seasons, the Pittsburgh Penguins have topped the NHL in scoring. They’ve come up short in the playoffs both times, eliminated with a pair of disappointing early exits. The Penguins are playing better defense so far this season, and embattled goalie Marc-Andre Fleury is leading the way.