An early 2-0 deficit had the Pittsburgh Penguins staring down a potentially ugly result against the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night but goals from Evgeni Malkin and Bryan Rust helped the Penguins claw their way back into the game. Though the Penguins did carry the momentum after pulling the game back level, they were unable to find a winner in regulation and instead went to overtime where Filip Forsberg won it for the Preds. [Pensburgh]
A quarter of the way into the season is a good time to hand out superlatives for the Penguins with Sidney Crosby leading the way just as expected. [Pensburgh]
To fix the power play, the Penguins are going to have to get imaginative. As the struggles continue, it’s time to throw caution to the wind and really mix things up. [The Hockey News]
After suffering a training camp injury that derailed his shot at the Penguins roster, Mark Pysyk had a run with the WBS Penguins in the AHL but that now has come to an end. [The Hockey News]
Without Bryant Rust and Rickard Rakell available, the Penguins have asked Drew O’Connor to move up the lineup and fill their roles until they are ready to return. [The Hockey News]
NHL News and Notes...
Patrick Kane will make his long awaited NHL return after offseason hip surgery as a member of the Detroit Red Wings. Kane will be signing a one-year deal with the team. [ESPN]
Corey Perry was placed on unconditional waivers by the Chicago Blackhawks with the intention of terminating his contract following a team investigation into his conduct. [Sportsnet]