Martin Scores, Assists In Pens' Crucial Win: Paul Martin scored an equalizing goal with five minutes left in the third frame of Saturday's game at New York on Saturday. He also collected an assist as the Penguins beat the Islanders to win the first round series, four games to two. (Updated 5/11/13)
No information available at this time (Updated 5/25/13).
The first round was a slugfest of goals; the second is likely to be a defensive battle against Ottawa. His point-per-game pace in Round 1 (1-5-6 in six games) is unlikely to continue as the playoffs grind on. (Updated 5/11/13).
04/23/2013 15:58 Blue Line Buzz: This year's top surprises
It's time to take a look back at the season and find the most Fantasy-relevant surprises. Can they translate for the long-term? Dan Pennucci discusses in his latest Blue Line Buzz.
No Penguins player was booed more vociferously than Paul Martin last year. His lack of physical play and $5 million annual salary makes him a natural scapegoat. Despite missing nine games, Martin led the team in total time on ice. He managed only four power-play points (all assists) with a shot that probably doesn't scare too many shot blockers. The Minnesota native totaled two goals and 25 assists and again failed to live up to offensive expectations. The Penguins would like to move his salary but will likely deploy him as a top-four defender, at least until some of the organization's defensive prospects gain more experience. Martin's strength -- puck movement and eating minutes -- transfers poorly to fantasy hockey. (Updated 8/14/12)