Just three days removed from taking a beating in St. Louis, the Penguins delivered a measure of revenge on the Blues Wednesday night with a 3-0 shutout victory. Teddy Blueger, Stefan Noesen, and Alex Galchenyuk did the scoring while Tristan Jarry kept the kitchen closed all night long to help the Pens get back in the win column. [Pensburgh]
Drink your coffee and catch up on the news with today’s Pens Points...
Last season was a struggle for Evgeni Malkin and plenty were wondering what the Russian superstar had left in the tank. Turns out, Malkin still has plenty of gas left and his 2019-20 redemption tour is moving full steam ahead. [Pensburgh]
During pregame on warmups before Friday’s game against the Arizona Coyotes, the Penguins will wear special green uniforms to support Dick’s Sporting Goods ‘Sports Matter’ program. The jerseys will be auctioned off following the game. [Penguins]
Doc Emrick was in the booth for the Penguins/Blues matchup last night, but before the contest, he treated himself to a Pittsburgh delicacy. Emrick stopped by a local Primanti Bros. restaurant for a quick bite while donning the gear of his beloved Pirates. [KDKA]
Any player who succeeds playing alongside Sidney Crosby will be labeled as a product of Crosby rather than being recognized as talented in their own right. With Crosby out of the lineup, Jake Guentzel is showing he’s much more than just Crosby’s linemate. [NHL]
It’s a long shot he wins the Calder Trophy as the top rookie this season, but Penguins defenseman John Marino is starting to make waves among the national NHL media for this play this season on the blue line. [ESPN]
Robert Bortuzzo began his career with the Penguins before being traded away at the 2015 deadline, just missing out on a pair of Stanley Cup runs. Bortuzzo had his moment with the trophy this summer, when he won it as a member of the St. Louis Blues. [Trib Live]
News and notes from around the NHL...
It’s hard to say how long the fallout from the Bill Peters situation will continue, but this is certainly something that will change the NHL for the better. It’s already being reported the league will enact a written ‘Code of Conduct’ policy in the coming weeks. [Sportsnet]
San Jose Sharks winger Evander Kane was fined $5,000 for his elbow to the head of Capitals defenseman Radko Gudas, the maximum amount allowed by the CBA. Kane was given a five minute major and game misconduct for the incident. [NBC Sports]
Just an FYI for those who may have missed it, NHL All-Star voting is now underway and fans will be in charge of selecting the four captains for this year’s contest in St. Louis. Voting will remain open until December 20th. [NHL]