Not only that but it would be smart to dress Vitale for faceoffs alone.
With Sid out, that leaves a big hole there.
Wow didn't even think of that Just found out Vitale is actually two years old than Jeffrey, too. That was literally the last thing that I thought DB was holding against Joey V. Vitale must have like eaten the last doughnut one morning or something.
KEEP CALM AND PLAY D
The Penguins have shut out their opponents in three straight games, not allowing a goal in the last 208:24 minutes of play – establishing a new team record. The previous team record was 187:30 set between Jan. 31-Feb. 13, 1993 (Ken Wregget/Tom Barasso). The last goal given up by Pittsburgh was to Philadelphia’s Claude Giroux at 14:09 of the second period on March 24.
The Penguins have now held their opponents to two or fewer goals in their past 11 games. During that span they have allowed just nine goals and have recorded four shutouts – with top defensemen Kris Letang and Paul Martin, who lead the team in minutes played, missing a combined six of those games.
Their transition to playing committed defense happened early in the winning streak after allowing 17 goals in the first four victories. While they knew they could keep winning games outscoring teams, they also knew having that mentality and getting into habits like that wouldn’t get them anywhere in the postseason.