For most of Thursday night, the Pittsburgh Penguins trailed the Vancouver Canucks and looked to be on their way to a disappointing regulation loss at PPG Paints Arena. That was until Sidney Crosby went into MVP-mode, scoring twice to bring the Penguins back level in the contest and force overtime. Elias Pettersson was equally as MVP-like for the Canucks and eventually secured the victory for the visitors but not before the Penguins could grab a point. [Pensburgh]
Last night marked game No. 40 for the Penguins, meaning Saturday is the halfway point of their schedule and a good time to sit down and reflect on where they stand at the moment. [Pensburgh]
While the Penguins are far from a perfect hockey team, they have shown during their recent resurgence, the ability to learn from what was going wrong and how it can be fixed. [The Hockey News]
Right now, the crease seemingly belong to Alex Nedeljkovic, who Mike Sullivan once again gave the start to on Thursday night over expected No. 1 Tristan Jarry. [The Hockey News]
A resurgent Penguins power play has been a welcome development over the past month and it’s Sidney Crosby leading the way as a good captain does when called upon. [The Hockey News]
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Toronto is expected to pull some big names for the upcoming NHL All-Star being hosted in the city and on Thursday confirmed pop star Justin Bieber will be playing a role during the festivities. [Sportsnet]