The Pittsburgh Penguins followed up a comeback victory over the Panthers with a 4-2 victory over the New York Islanders in a game they never trailed. Patric Hornqvist tallied a power play goal less than a minute into the game to open the scoring. With the game tied halfway through the third period the Pens big guns came out to play. Evgeni Malkin gave the Pens a 2-1 lead. After the Isles tied it up the captain scored his second goal in as many games to give the Pens the lead for good. Phil Kessel iced the game on the power play to set the final at 4-2. [Pensburgh]
For an Islanders perspective on the game head over to Lighthouse Hockey for their game recap.
The Pens will now head to the road to begin a four game road trip that sends them out to California. Before they head out west they will head down the turnpike for their first meeting with the rival Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night.
The Penguins will release a special 50th anniversary documentary telling the history of the franchise. The nearly three hour film will be shown on ROOT Sports on Friday, November 25 following the Pens game with the Minnesota Wild. [Penguins]
And here is the preview for the documentary courtesy of the Pens twitter account:
Matt Murray has now been in the backup role for the last two games and it seems he is inching closer to making his season debut between the pipes. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
Along with Murray, Kris Letang also appears to be nearing a return to the lineup. [Trib Live]
With the lineup starting to get healthy and round into shape, the Pens' wingers are ready to let loose and fly. [Trib Live]
Great piece on former Penguins' defenseman Ulf Samuelsson who is now the head coach in the AHL for the Charlotte Checkers. [Charlotte Observer]
So far, scoring in the NHL is up this season and the Pens success last season may very well be the reason why. [USA Today]
News and notes from around the NHL...
If the NHL is going to send their players to the 2018 Olympics then the IOC will have to pay up to get them there. [TSN]