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Update: Pens to avoid ending up on Rasmus Dahlin highlight reel, he’s scratched today

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The goals for today’s prospect game are modest: no embarrassment to a top player

2018 NHL Draft - Round One Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images

Update: The Sabres have spared the Pens from, Dahlin, he will be scratched today.

After two games of getting pounded, the Penguins prospect team concludes their activity in Buffalo today with a 12:30 game against the hometown Sabres. The Pittsburgh team, devoid of much top-end talent, has been out-scored 10-0 early in their two games and 10-4 overall. While perhaps brass can take some individual coaching points for expected minor leaguers this year, they’re not very competitive.

Today’s challenge figures to possibly be the toughest of all, as #1 overall pick in 2018 Rasmus Dahlin has made this into his debut showcase. As he should, he’s going to be a very good NHL player from Day 1 and he’s playing against competition that’s 18-24 years old and mostly minor league/junior caliber players. He ought to look like a video game created player, and so far he totally has.

The Pens have already been on the wrong side of going viral on social media once in this event

This Friday is the first on ice day of full training camp and the Pens prospects that remain for that will probably be a bit wide-eye seeing legends like Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel on the ice. But their first taste of seeing something special is going to be today against Dahlin. It’ll be an interesting and fun challenge to see if they’re up to avoiding his highlight reel.