The playoff push continues tonight with the New Jersey Devils in town for a Metro division showdown at PPG Paints Arena. Coming off a shutout loss to the Flyers, the Penguins will look to rebound and keep pursuit of a division crown. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 PM and will be broadcast on ROOT Sports.
After a short stint with the big club to help fill in for injured players, Josh Archibald and Oskar Sundqvist have been reassigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. [Trib Live]
Since being acquired at the trade deadline defenseman Mark Streit has played a key role for the Pens as they battle a long string of injuries to multiple blue liners over the last few weeks. [Trib Live]
Every game the Pens play it seems like another defenseman goes down with an injury. This bite from the injury bug has forced the team to play a man down at some point almost every night. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
Through the years, superstars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin have been experienced the highest of highs and the lowest of lows together. Those experiences have helped them form a very special bond with one another. [Penguins]
Last year’s Stanley Cup combatants are taking very different approaches to the playoff stretch run and what goals they are setting for themselves. [Mercury News]
If you are attending tonight’s game consider throwing on some green attire to help the Penguins celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. [Penguins]
News and notes from around the NHL...
Winning the Atlantic division will give one team home ice advantage over a Metro team with a significantly higher point total. Maybe it’s time to rethink the current playoff format. [ESPN]
Yesterday Steven Stamkos hit the four month mark on his rehab from an early season leg injury. The original prognostication for recovery was 4-6 months. [Tampa Bay Times]