Update: The Sabres have spared the Pens from, Dahlin, he will be scratched today.
The Sabres take on the Penguins today at 12:30 in the last game of the Prospects Challenge. Buffalo's lines for today's contest: pic.twitter.com/QasfZuK49f— Sabres PR (@SabresPR) September 10, 2018
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.
Dahlin & @TThompson_97 making Devils look silly. Nearly results in a goal. #ProspectsChallenge pic.twitter.com/GJakMOoB6o— Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) September 8, 2018
You probably want to see the Dahlin hit, eh? #Sabres @WKBW pic.twitter.com/gtZ6POt4hT— Matthew Bové (@Matt_Bove) September 7, 2018
Dudeeeeeee....I'm getting an iso of Dahlin and he makes the solid defensive play and the puck happens to go right to Tage Thompson, who buries #Sabres @WKBW pic.twitter.com/MzDvlDz5tS— Matthew Bové (@Matt_Bove) September 8, 2018
Rasmus Dahlin with a pretty eventful start here in Buffalo. 2 goals, 1 assist, a huge hit, tremendous work on the PP. A leader. He's 18. Enjoy Buffalo. Sabres in 6-4. Fans are standing here, yelling very loudly. Great scene— Mike Morreale (@mikemorrealeNHL) September 8, 2018
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.