Reality TV leads to deal for MacDonald (Rochester D&C)
Toronto Tops Rochester (RNews.com)
Amerks drop first preseason game, lose 4-1 (Amerks.com)
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'Martin Biron made 15 saves to stay undefeated (3-0).'
'"Adam is just a carefree, run-through-the-wall, run-through-what's-next-to-the-wall, run-through-what-gets-in-the-way-getting-to-the-wall type of guy," Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said at the time. "Sometimes you have to pull the reins back, but you never have to tell him to go harder."'
Fleury to start tonight in last bid to retain his starting job (Pittsburgh Post Gazette)
Malkin skates alone … for now (Pittsburgh Post Gazette)
Thibault wraps up preseason with OT loss (Pittsburgh Tribune Review)
Malkin skates for first time since injury (Pittsburgh Tribune Review)
Referee announces his presence (Pittsburgh Tribune Review)
Buffalo upends Pittsburgh in overtime, 4-3 (PittsburghPenguins.com)
‘Mair got a loose puck and skated to the net around Kristopher Letang in the left circle, sneaking a shot past goalie Jocelyn Thibault on the short side just before taking a big hit from Noah Welch.’
‘Maxim Afinogenov tied the game late in the third period and Martin Biron ended with 15 saves in the win.’
‘Teppo Numminen tied the game for Buffalo thirty seconds into the third period while shorthanded. Colby Armstrong scored his second of the night on the power play at 11:26 to put the Penguins up 3-2. Maxim Afinogenov would score another shorthanded goal for the Sabres at 14:08 to force overtime.’
‘The goal was Mair’s first during exhibition play…’.
Crosby, Penguins welcome Sabres to Mellon Arena on Friday (PittsburghPenguins.com)
MacLean to officiate in Friday’s game (PittsburghPenguins.com)
'As good as all that sounds, CBC added a bonus yesterday when it announced that host Ron MacLean will referee the second period of tonight's Buffalo-Pittsburgh pre-season game as part of a feature that will run on Thursday's Hockey Night In Canada opener.'