Penguins notebook: Tickets for Eastern Conference final on sale today
Approximately 2,000 tickets for the Penguins' first two home games of the Eastern Conference final will go on sale at noon Saturday.
Fans are encouraged to order tickets at www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets also will be available for purchase at the Dick's Sporting Goods Box Office at Consol Energy Center, all Pittsburgh area Ticketmaster locations, or by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000. Fans are advised that lottery systems will be used at the box office and Ticketmaster locations.
The award goes to...
Because of the NHL lockout, the league's award show will take on a new twist this season.
A special 60-minute program will air an hour before Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final. Originating from whichever city is hosting the game, the NHL will present winners of the Hart Memorial Trophy (MVP), Calder Memorial Trophy (rookie of the year), Norris Memorial Trophy (best defenseman), Ted Lindsay Award (best player as voted by players) and the Vezina Trophy (best goaltender).
Penguins nominated for awards include Sidney Crosby (Hart, Lindsay trophies) and defenseman Kris Letang (Norris Trophy).
In previous seasons, the NHL awards have taken place after the Stanley Cup Final in Las Vegas and, previously, Toronto.
However, because the season could extend into the final days of June because of the lockout — and because the league's draft is held in late June and free agency begins in early July — the league simply doesn't possess the time to showcase the awards ceremony after the Stanley Cup Final.
Left wing Brenden Morrow entered the lineup after missing Game 4 in Ottawa with an unknown injury. It didn't take long for Morrow to assert himself.
The veteran, who predicted he would improve his play following a disappointing series against the New York Islanders, scored the game's first goal in the first period. It was his second marker of the postseason.
Morrow's entry into the lineup meant that winger Beau Bennett was a healthy scratch. The coaching staff, however, remains pleased with Bennett's play. Given the Penguins' depth, there isn't always room for the talented rookie.
The Penguins entered Game 5 without any injuries. Defensemen Deryk Engelland, Simon Despres and Robert Bortuzzo, along with forwards Bennett, Joe Vitale, Tanner Glass and Dustin Jeffrey, were all healthy scratches.
A good cause
Penguins fans before game 5 raised $16,100 for victims of this week's tornado in Moore, Okla.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- AHL goaltender Murray strumming favor with Penguins
- Rossi: Penguins’ best bet is on Martin
- Penguins notebook: Lovejoy says individual play is problematic
- Penguins’ Malkin: ‘We’re not a championship team’
- Penguins president: General manager, coach won’t be fired
- Starkey: The Penguins’ perpetual question
- Penguins GM: Team not disciplined enough, buyouts possible, Bennett handled incorrectly
- Analysis: Where do the Penguins, Wilkes-Barre club go from here?
- Penguins GM Rutherford: Medical updates upcoming