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Pens Points: A Split to Start

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Matt Murray likes where his game is going, the team isn’t hitting the panic button, and the Penguins’ defensive woes are not one one player. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

NHL: Montreal Canadiens at Pittsburgh Penguins Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Here are your Pens Points for this Monday morning...

The Pittsburgh Penguins announced on Friday that they have sent goalie Tristan Jarry to the WBS Penguins. [Trib Live]

The poor start for the Penguins’ defense doesn’t fall on one particular player. [Trib Live]

Carl Hagelin sits atop of the list of Penguins players who are looking for new contracts. [Trib Live]

The Pens believe, even after two shaky games to start the year, it’s too early for a wakeup call. [Post-Gazette]

Travis Williams, the Penguins’ chief operating officer, is leaving the franchise to join the New York Islanders. [Post-Gazette]

After a, uh, rocky start to the season, Matt Murray believes he is building confidence and “trending in the right direction.” [Post-Gazette]

News and notes from around the league...

San Jose Sharks forward Joe Thornton has been placed on Injured Reserve. [Fear The Fin]

Philadelphia’s Mikhail Vorobyev may have scored the one of the funniest first-career goals you’ll ever see. [NBC Sports]