Here are your Pens Points for this Monday morning...
The Penguins met the Washington Capitals yesterday afternoon, with both teams having their sights set on taking hold of the Metropolitan Division. The Penguins were looking to get back on track following losses to the Maple Leafs and Sabres, but defensive miscues bit the Pens again, allowing the Caps to win 5-3. [Recap]
Jim Rutherford has his eyes set on acquiring (at least) a forward by today’s trade deadline. [Trib Live]
The Penguins waived forward Andrew Agozzino, but the move looks like a paper transaction to ensure his eligibility for the AHL postseason. [Trib Live]
The team is hopeful Jared McCann can put his scoring slump out of his mind. [Post-Gazette]
Nick Bjugstad and Brian Dumoulin will be traveling with the team on their upcoming west coast road trip, which is an ‘encouraging’ sign, according to the team. [Post-Gazette]
A combination of size and grit have helped get Anthony Angello to the bigs. [Post-Gazette]
News and notes from around the NHL...
On Saturday, the hockey world was thrown into a frenzy when an emergency backup goaltender came in to play in a game between the Carolina Hurricanes and Toronto Maple Leafs. 42-year-old zamboni driver, David Ayres, helped the Canes to a 6-3 win over the Leafs, stunning the hockey world, and cementing his legacy as a legend. [Canes Country]
Also of note over the weekend, Alex Ovechkin finally tallied his 700th career NHL goal. Let’s look at his ‘legitimate chance’ of catching Wayne Gretzky’s mark of 894. [ESPN]