In what is rapidly becoming a theme for the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, they fell behind early but kept clawing back to eventually skate away with a victory. Twice trailing against the New York Rangers on Sunday evening, the Penguins leveled the score both times before Jake Guentzel notched the eventual game winner with 90 seconds left for a 3-2 victory and their first regulation win of the season. [Pensburgh]
Start the new week off right with Pens Points...
Checking in on the Penguins milestone tracker and we’ll find Evgeni Malkin nearing some history. He’s only a point away from tying Jaromir Jagr for the third most points in franchise history and just one game winning goal away from equalling Mario Lemieux. [Pensburgh]
Since before the season started, the Penguins had been linked to out of favor Winnipeg Jets forward Jack Roslovic in trade rumors. Those rumors can now be put to rest with Roslovic being dealt to the Columbus Blue Jackets over the weekend. [Pensburgh]
Mike Sullivan has never been afraid to mix things up in hopes of creating a spark, and just six games into the new season he’s testing out some new line combos. Jason Zucker struggled Friday night has been demoted with Jared McCann replaces him alongside Malkin. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
Given the circumstances surrounding this NHL season you can’t blame Cody Ceci for still being a bit unsettled in Pittsburgh. With a short training camp and a revolving door of blue line partners, Ceci is still learning the system for his new team. [Trib Live]
Fifteen years ago, at the age of 40 and battling a newly discovered heart condition, Penguins owner and franchise cornerstone Mario Lemieux retired for good. It marked the end of one of the greatest careers in hockey history. [Pittsburgh Hockey Now]
News and notes from around the NHL...
By far and away the biggest NHL story from the weekend was the blockbuster trade that saw Pierre-Luc Dubois heading to the Winnipeg Jets from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for superstar goal scorer Patrik Laine. [The Cannon]
In a sure sign of the times, NBCUniversal announced that their NBC Sports Network television station will be shuttered at the end of year. This will greatly affect how NHL games will be watched next season and highlights NBC’s push for their new streaming platform, Peacock. [Broad Street Hockey]