February 16, 2012 |
Every morning on his drive to work, Penn State associate athletic director Joe Battista passes by his longtime vision. He can look out the window of his work space in the Bryce Jordan Center, an office filled with hockey sticks, pucks, and NHL coffee mugs, and he can see his dream becoming a reality just across the street. Ground has finally been broken in University Park on the construction of the Pegula Ice Arena, which will be the new home of Penn State's Division I men's and women's hockey programs beginning in the 2013-14 season.
December 7, 2011
David Backes got the go-ahead score on the second straight power-play goal of the game for the host St. Louis Blues , who ended a 2-for-39 slump with the man advantage in a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night. Alex Steen had a power-play goal in the second period, and Brian Elliott made 27 saves for the Blues, who are 9-2-3 since Ken Hitchcock replaced Davis Payne as coach. Jackets top Canadiens Rick Nash's shootout goal lifted the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 3-2 win over the host Montreal Canadiens . Curtis Sanford was perfect in the tiebreaker, turning aside David Desharnais, Max Pacioretty, and Brian Gionta.
November 19, 2011
Jhonas Enroth recorded his first shutout of the season by making 34 stops to lead the Buffalo Sabres to a 1-0 win over the reeling Carolina Hurricanes in Raleigh, N.C., on Friday. Jason Pominville had the game's lone goal. Enroth is filling in for Ryan Miller as the Sabres' top goaltender recovers from a concussion suffered Nov. 12 against Boston. It was the second career shutout for the Sabres' second-round draft pick in 2006. Carolina has lost seven of its last eight games, prompting speculation about the job security of coach Paul Maurice.
November 18, 2011 |
BUFFALO SABRES owner Terry Pegula is not your average Penn State alum. Pegula, 60, who sold his natural-gas drilling company to Royal Dutch Shell in 2010 for an estimated $4.7 billion, has strong ties to the Nittany Lions' athletic department. He donated $88 million to his alma mater in September 2010 to fund the construction of a 6,000-seat, on-campus ice arena; the school's men's and women's club hockey programs will rise to the Division I level when it opens in 2013. Yesterday, Pegula spoke out for the first time since the Jerry Sandusky scandal shook Penn State to its core.
November 15, 2011
Brad Boyes and Thomas Vanek scored in a shootout to help the Buffalo Sabres beat the Montreal Canadiens , 3-2 on Monday night. Jhonas Enroth made 25 saves in place of injured starter Ryan Miller to improve to 6-0 this season. Jason Pominville and Derek Roy scored in regulation for the Sabres, who overcame a 2-0 deficit in the third period for their fourth victory in five games. Vanek had an assist on Roy's goal. Max Pacioretty and Erik Cole scored for the Canadiens, and Carey Price made 30 saves.
November 15, 2011 |
BRAD BOYES and Thomas Vanek scored in a shootout to help the visiting Buffalo Sabres beat the Montreal Canadiens, 3-2, last night. Jhonas Enroth made 25 saves in place of injured starter Ryan Miller to improve to 6-0 this season. Miller sustained a concussion Saturday night in a collision with Boston forward Milan Lucic in the Sabres' 6-2 loss to Boston. Yesterday, NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan reacted strongly to complaints from the Sabres after he elected not to suspend Lucic.
November 9, 2011
Michael Ryder scored twice, Adam Burish had the tiebreaking goal early in the third period, and the surprising Dallas Stars beat the host Washington Capitals , 5-2, Tuesday night to snap the Capitals' six-game home winning streak. Kari Lehtonen stopped 30 shots for the Stars, who have won four straight and own the best record in the NHL (11-3-0). Burish put Dallas ahead to stay at 34 seconds of the third period, and Jamie Benn and Eric Nystrom scored in a 32-second span to make it 5-2 with 11 minutes, 55 seconds left.
January 11, 2011
Who: Flyers (26-10-5) at Buffalo Sabres (18-18-5) When: 7:30 Where: HSBC Arena TV: Versus Radio: WPHT (1210-AM)