Mark Eaton D PIT 8 Months
Mark Eaton's presence in the lineup has helped stabilize Pittsburgh's defense.
The Penguins are 15-1 with Eaton in the lineup and they have allowed just 1.81 goals per game when he's dressed. Without him, the team surrenders 2.83 goals per game. "The state our defense was in, we were looking for a veteran guy to come in and settle things down," said assistant coach Todd Reirden. "We didn't anticipate him being this effective on the ice. He's been everything we hoped for and more." Eaton has also helped improve the team's penalty kill when he's suited up. He appears to have earned his spot on the roster.
Mark Eaton D PIT 10 Months
Mark Eaton skated with the Penguins on Wednesday morning.
He has been invited to practice for the next few days in a tryout format after playing six games with the team's AHL affiliate in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. "Hopefully I can end up here," Eaton said. "That's the long-term goal."
Mark Eaton D PIT Feb 03 '12
Mark Eaton scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 overtime victory Friday night.
Not a bad time for Eaton to score his first goal of the season. Matt Martin netted a goal at 5:27 of the third period to send the game to overtime. P.A. Parenteau registered two assists, giving him 47 points in 50 games.
Mark Eaton D PIT Dec 23 '11
Mark Eaton (sprained MCL) blocked five shots in his return on Thursday.
Not bad, especially considering that Eaton only logged 14:45 minutes of ice time. Eaton also recorded two shots on goal and finished the game with a minus-one rating in a 4-2 loss to the Rangers.