It was nice having the Penguins back home for a night but now they head back on the road for a back-to-back set beginning this evening in Boston against the Bruins. Right now Boston leads the Atlantic division and sits second in the East with 66 points, just three more than the Penguins.
Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 PM and will be broadcast on AT&T Sports Network.
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With Sidney Crosby back in the lineup, head coach Mike Sullivan reshuffled the lines and got the results he wanted. Without Jake Guentzel beside him, Crosby skated alongside Dominik Simon and Jared McCann on the top line. [Pensburgh]
Last night was “Pittsburgh Night” at PPG Paints Arena, and before the game, the Penguins asked fans who makes up a Pittsburgh Mount Rushmore. You had to pick one player from the Penguins, Steelers, and Pirates, along with one city icon. [Pensburgh]
There was a time earlier in the season when many wondered if Dominik Kahun fit with the Penguins system. Since finding his footing after a rough start, Kahun has blossomed into one of the Penguins best forwards and found a spot on the top lines. [Trib Live]
As the Penguins head back to the road for a pair of games in Boston and Detroit, the Penguins will be welcoming a few extra guests with them. It’s time for the annual Dad’s Trip with the Pens facing off with the Bruins and Red Wings. [Trib Live]
Every year the Penguin boast one of the top power plays in the league because of the amount of talent on the roster. Thus far this season, the power play units have been decimated and struggling. They’re hoping Crosby can help. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
Back in November, John Marino played his first game in his hometown of Boston as a rookie just getting his feet wet. Marino returns to his hometown this evening, still a rookie, but now a staple of the Penguins blue line. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
“Pittsburgh Night” at PPG Paints Arena seemed to come off as a success but if you were following along with anyone at the game, you will know it was a whole lot of peak Pittsburgh for one person to take in. [Pittsburgh City Paper]
News and notes from around the NHL...
Seemingly out of the blue, the Vegas Golden Knights fired head coach Gerard Gallant on Wednesday afternoon. Former San Jose Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer was hired to replace Gallant as the second head coach in franchise history. [Knights on Ice]
Just about 10 days out from the event, the NHL outlined all the new events coming to the All-Star Skill Competition set to take place on January 24th. One of the newest highlights will be a 3-on-3 women’s game between the USA and Canada. [Sportsnet]
It appears the Bruins will be without starting goaltender Tuukka Rask when they take on the Penguins tonight and possibly even Sunday back in Pittsburgh. Rask is set to miss time after being diagnosed with a concussion suffered against the Blue Jackets. [NHL]