Here are your Pens Points for this Friday morning...
The Penguins resumed play with a matchup against former Stanley Cup rival, the Nashville Predators. In what was a very close game, the Penguins held a 1-0 lead with roughly three minutes left in regulation before... yep... they did it again, allowing the game-tying goal to the Preds. However, the Penguins would finally end up with a win in the shootout. [Recap]
Last night’s game was a step in the right direction, but the Penguins are growing increasingly tired of inching toward a playoff spot one point at a time. [Trib Live]
The sample size keeps getting larger and larger for Erik Gudbranson’s Penguins tenure, and his surprisingly solid level of play is a pretty big deal to Mike Darnay. [Pensburgh]
You may have noticed a new face in the Penguins lineup last night. Newly-recalled forward Adam Johnson hopes that his speed will land him a more permanent gig in the NHL. [Pensburgh]
Sidney Crosby believes that the team should be focused on the empty net in the dying seconds of the game rather than sitting back in their own zone. [Trib Live]
Bryan Rust has cooled down to a degree after his monstrous period in November and December. However, the speedy winger is still hovering around the 20-goal mark, which is an impressive feat nonetheless. [Post-Gazette]
So, who is going to be eating pretzel nuggets when Olli Maatta makes his return in the very near future? [Post-Gazette]
News and notes from around the NHL...
How does Jack Hughes, the consensus number one overall draft pick this year, fit in with each of the league’s bottom teams? [Sports Illustrated]
Goal nets keep coming off their moorings and controversy is ensuing! [The Comeback]
Why do franchises love the NHL Global Series? [The Hockey News]