JEFF ZATKOFF RUMORS & GOSSIP

Third-string goaltender Zatkoff unlikely hero for Penguins

PITTSBURGH (AP) It would have been easy for Jeff Zatkoff to go through the motions. Nobody would have blamed him really. Bumped out of the Pittsburgh Penguins backup goaltender spot by rookie Matt Murray over the winter, Zatkoff spent the last six weeks of the regular season a healthy scratch, arguably the two most dreaded words in hockey. It's not in Zatkoff's easygoing nature...
Via Associated Press
April 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Game One Quick Cap: Pens get out of the gate with a win.

Pittsburgh – Jeff Zatkoff looks like he wants to be taken by Aliens before the game. Imagine if some guy told you in October that the Rangers and Penguins would be playing in the first round and that Game One would feature the battle of Jeff Zatkoff vs. Antti Ranta. Welcome to the playoffs. The yellow looked amazingly sharp. Well done. Unfortunately, the Pens didn’t change...
Via The Pensblog
April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Henrik Lundqvist poked in the eye, replaced in Game 1

The Rangers/Penguins first-round playoff series already featured a third string goalie in Jeff Zatkoff. And now the backup goalie is getting work on the other side, as Henrik Lundqvist was replaced by Antti Raanta to start the second period of Game 1. Here’s why: Lundqvist was poked in the eye inadvertently by the stick of defenseman Marc Staal with under a minute left. And...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Marc-Andre Fleury out with concussion

The underachieving Pittsburgh Penguins have been dealt another blow. Penguins general manager announced Tuesday that goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury will miss at least the next one to two weeks after being diagnosed with a concussion. “I haven’t talked to the doctor yet. I don’t have any further information other than he was examined, and it was determined he was concussed...
Via NESN.com
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Feature Friday: Jeff Zatkoff

By: Melissa Esing (Off_thePost)   Photo Credit: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images   Throughout the 2013-2014 NHL season, I’ll be posting player features each Friday. This week, we’re going to take a look at Jeff Zatkoff. A lot of questions lingered in the air for the Pittsburgh Penguins at the start of the 2013-2014 campaign, and the center of the conversation was goaltending.  ...
Via The PensNation
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins look to rebound against Montreal

Pittsburgh looks to rebound after their embarrassing loss to the Florida Panthers on Monday, Jan. 20. After a sloppy performance at home against the Florida Panthers.  Pittsburgh will look to rebound tonight, Jan. 22, against Montreal (27-17-5) on home ice.  Pittsburgh’s franchise-record 13-game home winning streak was snapped in the 5-1 loss on Monday, Jan. 20. Tonight, Pittsburgh...
Via isportsweb.com
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Pens prep for long road trip

You could make the argument that the Penguins are the hottest team in the league right now. Banged up and without many of it’s normal starters, the Pens are a rag-tag combination of relatively untested young prospects, AHL call-ups, and bottom six role players.  Despite this, Captain Sidney Crosby has managed to lead the Penguins to six straight wins and 11 in 12 games. It’s...
Via isportsweb.com
December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

#Pens sign Zatkoff to a 2 year extension.

The Pittsburgh Penguins have announced today that they have signed back up goalie Jeff Zatkoff to a 2 year contract extension.The contract will take begin in the 2014-15 season to 2015-16.The contract is worth an average of $600,000 annually.So far this season Zatkoff has played in 8 games. He has a 6-2 record and has won all 6 of his last 6 games. He has a 2.46 GAA and a .912 save percentage.
Via PensInitiative
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins sign Jeff Zatkoff to extension

Zatkoff has been money during his tenure with the Penguins. Photo Credit: Rant Sports Goaltender Jeff Zatkoff parlayed his strong play into a brand new two-year contract extension with the Pittsburgh Penguins. The contract kicks in next season and has an average annual value of $600,000.  
Via The PensNation
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Get on up, it's Zatkoff time! By: @LuigiLemieux

Get on up, it's Zatkoff Time! Article by Kyle Fritz (@LuigiLemieux) for Pens Initiative It was late before the season began when we learned that Tomas Vokoun was in trouble. We had seen him get out of tough situations before, holding strong in front of perilous offensive attacks, and keeping our boys in games when things looked their bleakest. This time...
Via PensInitiative
November 22, 2013  |  Discuss
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