What looked to be, and should have been, an easy win for the Pittsburgh Penguins over the New Jersey Devils turned out to be anything following a near nuclear meltdown by the Penguins in the third period. Leading 6-0 after 40 minutes of action, the Penguins were well on their way to a comfortable victory before allowing six Devils goals in the third period, only saved by a late Sidney Crosby tally in the end. [Pensburgh]
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Every day that passes means we are one day closer to Evgeni Malkin making his return to the Penguins lineup. Malkin took another big step in his recovery on Tuesday, skating with the team albeit while wearing a non-contact jersey. [Pensburgh]
Even with COVID related delays, most hockey leagues around the world are preparing to wrap up their respective seasons. That gives us the perfect opportunity to check in on our Penguins ‘Top 25 Under 25’ and see how they performed. [Pensburgh]
Mike Sullivan appears to currently be in the driver’s seat to lead the United States Men’s Hockey team at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. One of Sullivan’s former assistants and a Penguins fan favorite could in the running to lead Team Canada. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
On his journey to playing the most games in NHL history, Patrick Marleau has played for three different organizations during his now historic career. His shortest stint with one team came with the Penguins, but he still holds the franchise is high regards. [Trib Live]
Since opening PPG Paints Arena back in 2010, the Penguins organization has placed a strong emphasis on “going green” to help the planet. That dedication has not slowed and they just created a new partnership with the Green Sports Alliance. [Penguins]
News and notes from around the NHL...
One of the NHL’s biggest suppliers of talent, the Ontario Hockey League, has cancelled its season due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Four current OHL players had received ‘A’ grades from scouts for the upcoming 2021 NHL Draft. [NHL]
Patrick Marleau is now officially the NHL’s games played leader after passing Gordie Howe on Monday evening. With this once thought to be unbreakable record now broken, it begs the questions which other legendary records could fall next. [ESPN+ $$]