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Pens open season with back to back wins. Prepare for busy week ahead.

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The Penguins made it two-for-two to begin the season with a 3-2 victory over the visiting Anaheim Ducks on Saturday evening at PPG Paints Arena. [Pensburgh]

Ian Cole, Conor Sheary, and Phil Kessel scored the goal for the Pens. Here's a breakdown of the Kessel goal which wound up being the game winner. [Pensburgh]

(Stay tuned all season for more great goal breakdowns from Mike. They're a must read.)

Quote round up from the locker room after the 3-2 victory. [Penguins]

As a part of the 50th season celebrations, the franchise welcomed back a host of alumni to be recognized during last night's contest. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

Last season the post victory award was the warrior helmet. This year it's a...paint can.

Sidney Crosby skated on his own prior to Saturday's game as he continues to recover from a concussion. [ESPN]

On Sunday, the Penguins hosted their fourth annual "6.6K Run and Family Walk" in support of the Mario Lemieux Foundation. Lord Stanley made an appearance at the post race festivities. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

Down on the farm, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins opened their season with a dominating 6-2 victory over the Hartford Wolf Pack. [Times Leader]

If you haven't checked out our Baby Pens season preview yet, you should probably get on that. [Pensburgh]

Busy week ahead for the Pens, kicking off tomorrow night when the Colorado Avalanche pay a visit to the PPG Paints Arena. [Penguins]

The Avalanche opened their season with a bonkers 6-5 win over the Dallas Stars on Saturday night. You can acquaint yourself with the Avs by checking in with our friends over at Mile High Hockey.

Some news and notes from a busy first weekend in the NHL...

A very good dog watched a very good Nashville Predators team on Friday night. [Rinkside Report]

P.K. Subban scored a powerplay goal in his Predators debut then celebrated like a cowboy. [Puck Daddy]

Philadelphia Flyers' defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere was cut in the face by a skate in their season opener. [NBC Sports]

Following the lead of Auston Matthews, Maple Leafs' youngster Mitchell Marner scored his first NHL goal in a victory over the Bruins. [TSN]