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Pens Points: Lidstrom gives Mario some props

News and notes around the Pittsburgh Penguins and NHL for Tuesday July 28, 2015

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Red Wings great Nicklas Lidstrom gives Mario Lemieux the props as the best player he ever played against. []

The NHL and NBC released the season long national schedule for 2015-16. The Penguins are featured 18 times on NBC or NBCSN, including 6 times on "Rivalry Wednesday". []

Including the 12 maximum "nationally exclusive games" that won't be on local Root Sports. []

Getting to know 2nd round pick Daniel Sprong. []

35 year old Nik Antropov seems interested in returning to the NHL, if he can find a team. Will he? [ProHockey Talk]

David Backes is donating $100,000 to his alma mater, Minnesota State, to help them finish up their hockey arena. [Mankato Free Press]

Jake Gyllenhaal's parents wouldn't let him take the Charlie Conway role in the Mighty Ducks. Man. I probably still wouldn't have forgiven my parents. [Puck Daddy]

A look at what the Canadiens forward lines could look like next season. [Eyes on the Prize]

And a look at the Devils lines, whic look much less impressive. [In Lou We Trust]

The Sabres fired Ted Black and named the Buffalo Bills Team President as the new Sabres President as well. [Die by the Blade]

Tyler Seguin and Michael Del Zotto have cameos in Goon 2. [Sportsnet]