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Wednesday, September 26, 2012
08:37 PM - September 26, 2012. Written by davidkoala
The #24 Irish enter Spartan Stadium to face the #9 ranked Spartans. Both teams enter tonights game with a record of 2-0. Only one of these teams will remain undefeated after tonights night game featuring two teams ranked in the top 25. Will the Fighting Irish retain possession of the Megaphone trophy?

Notre Dame's defense will get a tough test from All-Big 10 running back Le'von Bell but should put pressure on quarterback Andrew Maxwell. A first year starter for the Spartans.The Irish backfield gets a boost this week as Cierre Wood returns from a 2 game suspension. Kelly has penciled him in as the starter despite halfback Theo Riddick's monster game versus Purdue where he went for over 200 yards on the ground and 3 total touchdowns. LB Danny Spond returns from injury for the Irish and will start at the Dog Position. LB Dan Fox will move back to inside linebacker.

Impact Players for Michigan State:
24 HB Levon Bell
10 QB Andrew Maxwell
2 DE William Gholston
44 LB Max Bullough
Dynasty: davidkoala
08:31 PM - September 26, 2012. Written by Reiny09

The Carolina Hurricanes were able to come away with a victory against the defending Eastern Conference champion New Jersey Devils last night, 3-1. The Hurricanes jumped out to an early 1-0 lead on a goal by Jordan Staal (his 3rd of the season) in the opening minutes of the first period. Adam Henrique tied it up on a rebound with 5 minutes remaining in the third. In the waining seconds of regulation, Chad LaRose was able to put home the game-winner on a wrist shot past Martin Brodeur with 11 seconds left on the clock. Tuomu Ruutu added an empty-net goal as Carolina moved to 5-5-0 on the year.

Carolina Hurricanes at New Jersey Devils
Sep 26, 2012123F
CAR (5-5-0)1023
NJD (1-5-0)0011
Three Stars
Martin Brodeur, G
2 Goals Allowed, 22 Saves
Chad LaRose, RW
1 Goal, 1 Shot, +1
Jordan Staal, C
1 Goal, 2 Shots, +1
Team Stats Comparison
Shots on Goal2518
Faceoffs Won-Lost99
Penalty Minutes2:000:00
Power Plays Converted00
Power Play Opportunities01
Time on Attack7:065:23
Scoring Summary
CAR1:22 J. Staal (3), (J. Skinner, J. Pitkanen)
NJD9:36 A. Henrique (2), (T. Zajac)
CAR19:49 C. LaRose (2), (J. Faulk)
CAR19:58 T. Ruutu (2), (J. Jokinen)
Carolina Hurricanes - Goalies
C. Ward181794%1.00
Carolina Hurricanes - Skaters
T. Brouwer13:2814
J. Corvo17:47
P. Dwyer5:05
J. Faulk19:4311
T. Gleason25:1911
J. Harrison15:00
J. Jokinen22:04111
C. LaRose12:15111
J. McBain22:572
A. Nodl5:442
J. Pitkanen19:1412
T. Ruutu18:2212
A. Semin18:2111
J. Skinner22:20142:00
E. Staal24:3115
J. Staal17:13112
A. Stewart5:53
J. Tlusty12:44
New Jersey Devils - Goalies
M. Brodeur242292%2.00
New Jersey Devils - Skaters
K. Barch10:12
S. Bernier10:20
E. Boulton7:48
B. Butler12:25-12
R. Carter13:40-11
D. Clarkson16:37-13
J. Crabb14:23-12
P. Elias17:03-1
A. Greene9:45
A. Henrique15:48113
I. Kovalchuk22:06-21
A. Larsson25:52-11
B. Salvador10:09
H. Tallinder29:02-1
A. Volchenkov22:35-2
T. Zajac21:021-13
M. Zidlicky22:372
D. Zubrus18:41
Dynasty: Reiny09
08:30 PM - September 26, 2012. Written by tarek
This is my first dynasty entry, where I will take on the role of Head Coach for the NY Jets in HC09.

There will be alot of changes made, and I will aim to dump some of the big contracts whenever possible (unfortunately Kris Jenkins will stay with the team for a while longer since he's got such a big cap penalty).

My main aims will be to build a strong defense around Revis and to boost my OL in the first year in order to have a solid run game and start to develop and nurture a new young QB to take over as the next great Jets QB.

Again this is just a test and introduction. More details will come later.
Dynasty: tarek
08:25 PM - September 26, 2012. Written by davidkoala
Golson bounced back from 3 early interceptions to rack up almost 400 yds of total offence and lead the Irish to victory. The Defense held Purdue to 87 total yards and only 3 points. Next Week the competition level increases another notch as the Irish head to East Lancing Michigan for a Night game against Sparty.

Purdue Boilermakers at Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Sep 8, 20121234F
PUR (1-1)03003
#24 ND (2-0)1414212170
Top Performers
PASS: E. Golson - 26/35 336 Yds 6 TD 3 INT 74%
RUSH: T. Riddick - 21 Carries 211 Yds 2 TD
REC: T. Jones - 6 Rec 87 Yds 1 TD
Team Stats Comparison
First Downs527
3rd Down Efficiency2-96-7
4th Down Efficiency0-01-1
Total Yards84701
Passing Yards79336
Rushing Yards5281
Penalties-Penalty Yards6-38.51-10
Time of Possession10:0413:56
Scoring Summary
4:39(ND) TD ND: T. Eifert, 8 yd pass from E. Golson (K. Brindza kick)07
2:58(ND) TD ND: T. Riddick, 4 Yd run (K. Brindza kick)014
1:58(PUR) FG Pur: S. McCartney, 30 yd Fg314
0:32(ND) TD ND: G. Atkinson III, 13 Yd run (K. Brindza kick)321
0:19(ND) TD ND: D. Daniels, 18 Yd pass from E. Golson (K. Brindza kick)328
5:05(ND) TD ND: T. Riddick, 66 Yd run (K. Brindza kick)335
3:56(ND) TD ND: E. Golson, 6 Yd rum (K. Brindza kick)342
1:02(ND) TD ND: T. Jones, 11 Yd pass from E. Golson (K. Brindza kick)349
5:29(ND) TD ND: T. Riddick, 2 Yd pass from E. Golson (K. Brindza kick)356
2:42(ND) TD ND: J. Goodman, 13 Yd pass from E. Golson (K. Brindza kick)363
0:05 (ND) TD ND: T. Eifert, 6 Yd pass from E. Golson (K. Brindza kick)370
Purdue Boilermakers
C. Terbush7/237905
C. Terbush8-1-0.10
A. Shavers860.70
R. Mostert2000
G. Holmes33110.30
R. Mostert1880
A. Edison131310
O. Ross113130
J. Gilliam14010
T. Richards10000
L. Feichter9000
R. Maci6000
S. McCartney1/1331
C. Webster623138.50
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
E. Golson26/3533663
T. Riddick 2121110.02
E. Golson10292.91
G. Atkinson III4328.01
D. Neal 199.00
T. Jones 68714.51
T. Eifert6 528.62
G. Atkinson III45012.50
D. Daniels 3 3913.01
C. Brown25326.50
J. Goodman 11313.01
D. Neal 120200
R. Toma115150
T. Riddick 122.01
B. Koyack 155.00
M. Te'o8010
I. Williams5200
J. Slaughter3000
K. Lewis Moore2000
K. Russell 1010
Z. Motta1010
D. Fox0010
B. Jackson2010
K. Brindza10/1010
G. Atkinson III11919.00
D. Neal66510.80
Dynasty: davidkoala
08:13 PM - September 26, 2012. Written by davidkoala
In-state rival Purdue Boilermakers travel to South Bend to play the #24 Fighting Irish in the battle for the Shillelagh Trophy.

Purdue Boildermakers (1-0)
Impact Players:
#19 C. Terbush
#92 K. Short
#90 B. Gaston
#24 A. Shavers

__Roster Update__
13 QB Tommy Rees and 44 MLB Carlo Calabrese are back on the team after serving 1 game suspensions week 1.
Rees will be the #2 QB while Calabrese will play next to Te'o as the second MLB. Dan Fox will move to the Dog position because Danny Spond continues to battle injuries.

__Commitment Alert_
DT A. Henry **** Commits to Notre Dame
Dynasty: davidkoala
06:41 PM - September 26, 2012. Written by davidkoala
Despite inconsistent play at the quarterback position resulting in multiple red zone turnovers the Notre Dame defense held navy to a mere 2 points coming from a botch two point conversion attempt by the Irish. The Irish took the Midshipmen behind the woodshed in a 40-2 shellacking. Player of the Game honors went to Irish Corner back Bennett Jackson who had two picks, one that he returned all the way for a Irish Touchdown.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Navy Midshipmen
Sep 3, 20121234OTF
#24 ND (1-0)020146-40
NAVY (0-1)0002-2
Top Performers
REC: -
Team Stats Comparison
First Downs204
3rd Down Efficiency9-11 (71%)1-8 (12%)
4th Down Efficiency0-2 (0%)0-1 (0%)
Total Yards46168
Passing Yards2016
Rushing Yards22068
Penalties-Penalty Yards2-206-39.5
Time of Possession15:238:37
Scoring Summary
4:07(ND) TD ND: T. Jones, 1 Yd pass from E. Golson (K. Brindza Kick)70
2:20(ND) TD ND: J. Goodman, 4 Yd pass from E. Golson (K. Brindza Kick)140
0:26(ND) TD ND: B. Jackson, returned interception 53 Yrds (2-Pt failed)200
5:32(ND) TD ND: T. Riddick, 7 yard run (2-Pt failed)260
3:58(ND) TD ND: T. Riddick 0 yd run (2-Pt)340
3:45(ND) TD ND: T. Jones, 1 Yd pass from E. Golson (2-Pt failed)402
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
E. Golson15/2420134
T. Riddick18693.82
G. Atkinson III11756.80
E. Golson6549.00
D. Neal4225.50
T. Eifert 44210.51
J. Goodman33913.01
T. Riddick273.50
T. Jones 294.51
T. Niklas113113.00
C. Brown170700
D. Daniels12626-
G. Atkinson III1-5-50
L. Nix III61.500
B. Jackson5121
M. Te'o5121
D. Fox4100
S. Tuitt4200
K. Brindza02/220
D. Neal0000
D. Neal6406.60
Navy Midshipmen
T. Miller3/9603
T. Miller12000
N. Copeland9181.80
B. Snelson44310.70
G. Greene 1210
G. Greene1880
C. Bolena1220
C. Ferguson10000
M. Warrick8010
T. Bush6000
P. Beltran623739.50

Next Week: Vs. Purdue
Dynasty: davidkoala
04:47 PM - September 26, 2012. Written by davidkoala
Week 1: Navy (Dublin, Ireland)
Brian Kelly begins year three of his tenure as head coach of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

***Roster Update***
HB Cierre Wood has been suspended for 2 games.
QB Tommy Rees has been suspended for 1 game.
MLB Carlo Calabrese has been suspended for 1 game.

OLB Danny Spond will be inactive
HB Amir Carlisle will be inactive (DL)
SS Austin Collinsworth will be inactive (DL)
RT Tate Nichols will be inactive
CB Lo Wood will be inactive (DL)

This Weeks Depth Chart:
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Depth Chart - 2012-13
Regular Offense
WR7 TJ Jones JR84 Chris Brown FR
TE80 Tyler Eifert JR(RS)18 Ben Koyack SO85 Troy Niklas SO
LT70 Zack Martin JR(RS)78 Ronnie Stanley Fr
LG66 Chris Watt SR65 Conor Hanratty Fr(RS)
C52 Braxton Cave SR(RS)57 Mike Golic Jr SR(RS)77 Matt Hegarty FR(RS)
RG57 Mike Golic Jr. SR(RS)72 Nick Martin FR(RS)51 Bruce Heggie SO(RS)
RT74 Christian Lombard SO(RS)72 Nick Martin FR(RS)
WR81 John Goodman SR(RS)16 Davaris Daniels FR(RS)15 Justin Ferguson FR
QB5 Everett Golson FR(RS)12 Andrew Hendrix SO(RS)
FB(Z) 9 Robby Toma (SR(Z) 19 Davonte Neil FR
HB6 Theo Riddick SR4 George Atkinson III SO
Base 3-4 Defense
LDE7 Stephon Tuitt SO91 Sheldon Day FR
NT9 Louis Nix III SO(RS)96 Kona Schwenke JR
RDE89 Kapron Lewis Moore SR(RS)69 Tony Springmann FR(RS)
LOLB30 Ben Councell FR(RS)11 Ishaq Williams SO34 CJ Prosise FR
LILB5 Manti Te'o SR59 Jarrett Grace FR(RS)
RILB48 Dan Fox JR(RS)8 Kendall Moore SO(RS)
ROLB55 Prince Shembo JR11 Ishaq Williams SO56 Anthony Rabasa FR(RS)
CB2 Bennett Jackson JR22 Elijah Shumate FR21 Jalen Brown FR(RS)
SS26 Jamoris Slaughter SR(RS)41 Matthias Farley FR(RS)34 CJ Prosise FR
FS17 Zeke Motta JR(RS)29 Nicky Baratti FR4 Eliar Hardy FR(RS)
CB16 Keivarae Russell FR43 Josh Atkinson FR(RS)
Special Teams
K27 Kyle Brindza SO40 Nick Tausch SR
P35 Ben Turk Sr
H12 Andrew Hendrix SO(RS)
PR19 Davonte Neil Fr6 Theo Riddick SR 81 John Goodman SR(RS)
KR4 George Atkinson III SO19 Davonte Neil FR6 Theo Riddick SR 2 Bennett Jackson JR
LS57 Mike Golic Jr. SR(RS)

Navy Preview:
Easy Opponent when compared to the rest of the schedule. They run the triple option so they are very one dimensional. When they do pass they can be really effective and catch you by surprise.

Navy Impact Players:
1 QB Trey Miller 78 ovr
21 HB Gee Gee Greene 83 ovr (*)
51 MLB Matt Warrick 88 ovr (*)
9 SS Tra'ves Bush 80 ovr (*)

Notre Dame Impact Players:
5 Everett Golson 84 ovr
80 Tyler Eifert 95 ovr (*)
5 Manti Teo 96 ovr (*)
9 Louis Nix III 88 ovr

Navy Offence: Triple Option
Navy Defense: 3-4

Notre Dame Offence: Spread No Huddle
Notre Dame Defense 3-4

Pre-Season AP Top 25:

NCAA Football Rankings - AP Top 25 - Updated: Sep 3,
1-Alabama Crimson Tide00
2-USC Trojans00
3-LSU Tigers00
4-Oregon Ducks00
5-Oklahoma Sooners00
6-Georgia Bulldogs00
7-Arkansas Razorbacks00
8-Florida State Seminoles 00
9-Michigan Wolverines 00
10-West Virginia Mountaineers 00
11-South Carolina Gamecocks00
12-Michigan State Spartans 00
13-Kansas State Wildcats00
14-Clemson Tigers00
15-Virginia Tech Hokies00
16-Wisconsin Badgers00
17-TCU Horned Frogs00
18-Ohio State Buckeyes00
19-Nebraska Cornhuskers00
20-Stanford Cardinal 00
21-Boise State Broncos00
22-Texas Longhorns00
23-Oklahoma State Cowboys00
24-Notre Dame Fighting Irish00
25-Florida Gators00
Dynasty: davidkoala
04:10 PM - September 26, 2012. Written by davidkoala
Question marks surround the Quarterback Position at Notre Dame.

Redshirt Freshman Everett Golson will make his first start against the Naval Academy in Dublin Ireland.

Key Players Heading into the 2012-13 Season
TE Tyler Eifert 95 ovr Jr(RS)(*)
HB Cierre Wood 90 ovr Jr(RS)(*)
LT Zach Martin 90 ovr JR(RS)

MLB Manti Te'o 96 ovr SR(*)
DT Louis Nix 88 ovr So(RS)
DE Stephon Tuitt 87 ovr So
Dynasty: davidkoala
12:16 PM - September 26, 2012. Written by jhendricks316
This was intended to be the Game of the Week. (1) MSU and (7) ND met, as they do annually, and MSU ran right through them. After a Notre Dame touchdown on their opening drive, Sparty proceeded to score 54 unanswered!

Even more surprising, Notre Dame only fell 4 spots in the Top 25 to 11th...

Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Michigan State Spartans
#7 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (2-1)7000-7
#1 Michigan State Spartans (3-0)825714-54
Team Stats Comparison
Total Offense193527
Rushing Yards-30372
Passing Yards223155
First Downs1028
Punt Return Yards030
Kick Return Yards2729
Total Yards220586
3rd Down Converstion5/125/8
4th Down Conversion0/11/1
2-Point Conversion0/02/2
Red Zone Touchdowns/Field Goals0-06-1
Posession Time8:1919:44
Dynasty: jhendricks316
12:12 PM - September 26, 2012. Written by jhendricks316
In order to satisfy a previous recruit's promise, this game was scheduled. A win for Michigan State was inevitable, but 55 points did spark the offense.

Michigan State Spartans at Miami (OH) RedHawks
#1 Michigan State Spartans (2-0)0241021-55
Miami (OH) RedHawks (0-1)0000-0
Team Stats Comparison
Total Offense567127
Rushing Yards309-6
Passing Yards258133
First Downs228
Punt Return Yards580
Kick Return Yards190
Total Yards644127
3rd Down Converstion7/116/15
4th Down Conversion0/00/2
2-Point Conversion1/10/0
Red Zone Touchdowns/Field Goals4-30-0
Posession Time16:3511:25
Dynasty: jhendricks316
12:06 PM - September 26, 2012. Written by jhendricks316
Florida State stopped the pass, but MSU ran right through the Seminole defense. 315 yards of rushing offense kept MSU from being upset by the Seminoles.

The stats were neither promising nor telling, but a win is a win.

Michigan State Spartans at Florida State Seminoles
#1 Michigan State Spartans (1-0)107021-38
#21 Florida State Seminoles (0-1)01077-24
Team Stats Comparison
Total Offense347338
Rushing Yards31566
Passing Yards32272
First Downs1112
Punt Return Yards3610
Kick Return Yards10318
Total Yards486366
3rd Down Converstion1/95/13
4th Down Conversion1/11/1
2-Point Conversion0/00/0
Red Zone Touchdowns/Field Goals1-01-1
Posession Time13:5114:09
Scoring Summary
5:15(MSU) R. Williamson, 65 YD INT Return (M. Sadler Kick)70
3:13(MSU) M. Sadler, 53 YD FG100
6:44(FSU) D. Freman, 6 YD Run (A. McCoy Kick)107
0:48(FSU) A. McCoy, 35 YD FG1010
0:08(MSU) J. Langford, 40 YD Run (M. Sadler Kick)1710
1:12(FSU) G. Dent, 83 YD Pass from C. Trickett (A. McCoy Kick)1717
5:43(MSU) J. Langford, 66 YD Run (M. Sadler Kick)2417
4:33(MSU) N. Hill, 67 YD Run (M. Sadler Kick)3117
1:33(FSU) K. Benjamin, 26 YD Pass from C. Trickett (A. McCoy Kick)3124
0:13(MSU) J. Langford, 12 YD Run (M. Sadler Kick)3824
Dynasty: jhendricks316
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
09:46 PM - September 25, 2012. Written by Reiny09

The Pittsburgh Penguins came out on top against the New York Rangers, 4-1. After a goal by James Neal in the games opening minutes, there was little doubt in the Penguins minds as they scored the next three goals as well to get out to a comfortable lead. Taylor Pyatt scored in the waining seconds of the second period but at that point, the game was pretty much out of reach. Tomas Vokoun earned his first victory of the year, starting in place of Marc-Andre Fleury, stopping 12 of the 13 shots that he faced. James Neal scored two goals to bring his team-leading total to 7 goals this year.

New York Rangers at Pittsburgh Penguins
Sep 25, 2012123F
NYR (4-2-0)0101
PIT (7-2-0)2204
Three Stars
James Neal, LW
2 Goals, 2 Shots, +1
Brandon Sutter, C
1 Goal, 3 Shots, +1
Tanner Glass, LW
1 Goal, 2 Shots, +1
Team Stats Comparison
Shots on Goal1332
Faceoffs Won-Lost324
Penalty Minutes4:002:00
Power Plays Converted01
Power Play Opportunities12
Time on Attack1:428:18
Scoring Summary
PIT1:35 J. Neal (6)
PIT12:15 B. Sutter (4)
PIT0:14 J. Neal (7), (E. Malkin, P. Martin)
PIT19:10 T. Glass (4), (T. Smith)
NYR19:56 T. Pyatt (1), (M. Sauer)
New York Rangers - Goalies
H. Lundqvist322888%4.06
New York Rangers - Skaters
A. Asham11:58-1
B. Boyle15:0411
R. Callahan19:33-12
M. Del Zotto25:27-12
S. Eminger11:5912:00
M. Gaborik17:37-11
D. Girardi23:47-11
C. Hagelin16:30-21
J. Halpern9:01
R. McDonagh24:42-12
R. Nash21:25-12:00
T. Pyatt13:08111
B. Richards20:58-1
M. Rupp8:07-1
M. Sauer10:021
M. Staal22:36-1
D. Stepan14:27-1
M. Zuccarello12:1711
Pittsburgh Penguins - Goalies
T. Vokoun131292%1.00
Pittsburgh Penguins - Skaters
C. Adams15:05-12
M. Cooke11:3011
S. Crosby25:1312
D. Engelland14:51-12
T. Glass7:33112
D. Jeffrey8:141
T. Kennedy17:11-12
C. Kunitz19:02152:00
K. Letang22:2722
B. Lovejoy12:40-11
E. Malkin17:48111
P. Martin26:01122
J. Neal21:41212
M. Niskanen22:3512
B. Orpik21:261
T. Smith6:14111
B. Sutter12:53113
E. Eangradi15:36-12
Dynasty: Reiny09
08:41 PM - September 25, 2012. Written by DedicatedLeaguesNCAA
Week 1-

Texas- 75

Scoring Summary
1:25 Texas TD
3:27 Texas TD
1:58 Texas FG
0:05 Texas TD

1:01 Texas FG
2:53 Texas FG
1:21 Texas FG
0:41 Texas TD

0:57 Texas TD
3:12 Texas TD
1:24 Texas TD

1:27 Texas TD
3:34 UTSA TD
2:09 Texas TD

Texas Offensive Player Stats

D. Ash~ 29/45, 424 yds, 5TD, 2Att, 10 yds

C. McCoy~ 6/9, 94 yds, 1TD, 1Att, 2 yds

M. Brown~ 1/1, 3 yds, 19Att, 97 yds, 1TD, 5Rec, 45 yds

J. Bergeron~ 11Att, 97 yds, 2TD, 1Rec, 12 yds

J. Gray~ 1Att, 8 yds

C. Moss~ 1Att, -4 yds

M. Davis~ 8Rec, 141 yds, 1TD

M. Goodwin~ 6Rec, 112 yds, 1TD

J. Shipley~ 6Rec, 97 yds, 2TD

C. Jones~ 2Rec, 35 yds

R. Roberson~ 2Rec, 32 yds

B. Matthews~ 4Rec, 29 yds

M. McFarland~ 1Rec, 10 yds

D. Terrell~ 1Rec, 0 yds
08:40 PM - September 25, 2012. Written by jhendricks316
Due to the relative instability of re-alignment in NCAA football, the majority of commissioners in each of the FBS conferences and the majority of the respective Athletic Directors of the Independent schools have agreed to the following:
  • Effective immediately, Navy joins the Big East.
  • Effective immediately, Memphis joins the Big East.
  • As a result, the Big East is eligible for divisions and a conference championship.

As a result, the members of the East Division in the Big East are: USF, Cincinnati, Navy, Temple, Connecticut, and Rutgers. The members of the West Division in the Big East are: Boise State, Houston, Louisville, SMU, San Diego State, and Memphis.

To compensate for the dissolution of the BCS, the commissioners and Athletic Directors agreed to:
  • End conference ties to specific BCS bowls

To be clear, the AQ status exists for the ACC, Big 12, Big East, Big Ten, PAC-12, and SEC. However, conferences are free to roam between BCS bowls. Periodically, non-AQ conferences will be evaluated for quality.

To compensate for the end of conference affiliation for BCS bowl games:
  • Effective immediately, protected rivalries will be instituted wherever possible.

As a result, the Conference USA, Big East, and PAC-12 all have created protected rivalries. Periodically, recently created rivalries will be observed for "quality control".
Dynasty: jhendricks316
07:49 PM - September 25, 2012. Written by Reiny09

The Pittsburgh Penguins were able to hold off the Chicago Blackhawks in Chicago last night, 3-2. James Neal scored the first goal midway through the first period followed by goals coming from Evgeni Malkin and Deryk Engelland. The Penguins were able to hold onto that lead until the beginning of the third period when Patrick Sharp finally got Chicago on the scoreboard. Michael Frolik scored with 4 minutes remaining to trim the lead down to one but that was as close as they would get as Marc-Andre Fleury shut them down for the remainder of the game and gave the Penguins their third victory in a row.

Pittsburgh Penguins at Chicago Blackhawks
Sep 25, 2012123F
PIT (6-2-0)3003
CHI (2-4-1)0022
Three Stars
Marc-Andre Fleury, G
2 Goals Allowed, 31 Saves
Deryk Engelland, D
1 Goal, 1 Shot, +2
Tanner Glass, LW
2 Assists, 1 Shot
Team Stats Comparison
Shots on Goal2233
Faceoffs Won-Lost119
Penalty Minutes2:000:00
Power Plays Converted00
Power Play Opportunities01
Time on Attack5:456:38
Scoring Summary
PIT10:00 J. Neal (5), (M. Niskanen)
PIT12:01 E. Malkin (3), (B. Sutter, T. Glass)
PIT18:14 D. Engelland (2), (B. Lovejoy, T. Glass)
CHI2:45 P. Sharp (2), (N. Hjalmarsson)
CHI16:14 M. Frolik (1), (B. Morrison)
Pittsburgh Penguins - Goalies
M. Fleury333194%2.00
Pittsburgh Penguins - Skaters
C. Adams19:17-11
M. Cooke18:234
S. Crosby24:5611
D. Engelland16:05121
T. Glass7:1221
D. Jeffrey3:091
T. Kennedy11:33
C. Kunitz23:18132:00
K. Letang22:10
B. Lovejoy14:2212
E. Malkin15:5511
P. Martin24:5511
J. Neal15:08113
M. Niskanen21:451-11
B. Orpik20:43-21
T. Smith8:232
B. Sutter13:5411
E. Tangradi16:521
Chicago Blackhawks - Goalies
C. Crawford221986%3.00
Chicago Blackhawks - Skaters
B. Bickell0:42-1
D. Bolland14:371
A. Brunette12:02
D. Carcillo12:041
M. Frolik22:1016
N. Hjalmarsson31:0811
M. Hossa26:56-15
P. Kane22:56-15
D. Keith29:5411
N. Leddy17:13
S. Lepisto12:59-1
J. Mayers2:42-1
S. Montador11:30-2
B. Morrison1:4311
J. Oduya17:16-12
P. Sharp23:1415
V. Stalberg18:1811
J. Toews22:36-16
Dynasty: Reiny09