Following a familiar script, the Penguins extended their season high win streak to 5 in a row with a third period comeback against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The two headed monster of Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin put on a show, scoring two goals apiece to pace the Pens. Crosby became the first 20 goal scorer in the NHL this season, reaching the mark in just 22 games played. Jonathan Drouin continued to be a thorn in the Penguins side, registering two goals of his own on the evening. The power play finally came to life in the victory, accounting for three goals including Crosby’s tying goal and Malkin’s game winner in the third period. Phil Kessel assisted on all three power play goals, pushing his team best number to 21. [Pensburgh]
The Pens will kick off a busy week on Monday night as they play host to the Arizona Coyotes at PPG Paints Arena. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 PM and will be broadcast on ROOT Sports.
Goals are pouring in for the Pens at the moment and at the center of the out burst is a 40 year old fourth line center. [Trib Live]
Today marks one year since Mike Sullivan was named head coach of the Penguins and in that time he has shown that he was built for this stage. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
The name change hasn’t stopped from the Pens feeling right at home when they play at PPG Paints Arena. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
On Friday, former Penguins’ winger Kevin Stevens pleaded guilty to federal drug charges stemming from his arrest in Boston last spring. Stevens is set to be sentenced in March. Here’s to hoping Artie can get his life back on track after this situation is behind him. [Penn Live]
Catching up on the rest of the NHL...
Mark Borowiecki and Jamie Oleksiak were each handed two game suspensions for incidents during Saturday’s slate of games. [CBC]
In an attempt to help extend the current CBA, the NHL is proposing an expansive international schedule that includes league participation in the 2018 and 2022 Olympics. [Sportnet]