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Pens Points: Penguins vs. San Jose Sharks gameday links

A look around the internet with some links and commentary about the Pittsburgh Penguins for Thursday December 5th.

Ezra Shaw

It's a hockey night in Pittsburgh, but here are some links to get you through the day first.

A game against San Jose means the return of TK:

  • Who seems comfortable as a Shark with no hard feelings about leaving the Pens [Post-Gazette]
  • But he is emotional about his return to the 'Burgh. [Tribune-Review]
  • And a plug for our own tribute to Mr. Kennedy [Pensburgh]
  • A full transcript of his talk with Pittsburgh media. [Empty Netters]

PPP did a really cool breakdown of how the Sharks apply backside pressure to the puck. It'll be interesting to watch this tonight and see how they implement it against the Pens. [Pension Plan Puppets]

Be sure to check out out friends at Fear the Fin, the SBN SJ blog, who tracked the scoring chances from the Sharks last game against the Leafs. [Fear the Fin]

A Q&A session with Sidney Crosby. [PG]

In case you missed it, James Conley here rallied for Simon Despres to get some regular game-time. [Pensburgh]

Rookie Zach Sill got a shift on the penalty kill in a tie game with 1:50 left and it didn't go unnoticed. [Trib]

Paul Martin's injury throws his status in the air for Team USA. [CBS Sports]

The Rangers signed Henrik Lundqvist to a seven year contract extension for $8.5 million cap hit per year. [Blueshirt Banter]

Is Brandon Bollig a real NHL hockey player? [Second City Hockey]

The Wild are excited about youngster Mikael Granlund as their second line center. [Hockey Wilderness]