Here are your Pens Points for this Tuesday morning...
It’s the start of another new year, which means, in part, updating another favorite feature here at PensBurgh: Sidney Crosby’s yearly point scoring. Newsflash: he is still great. [PensBurgh]
Sidney Crosby has helped lead a recent resurgence of his Pittsburgh Penguins. As they enter Tuesday’s matchup against the Washington Capitals, Pittsburgh has found its footing, to the tune of a three-game winning streak to close out 2023. The Penguins have points in eight of their last nine (7-1-1). [Penguins]
Here’s a good question that Mike Sullivan must answer, perhaps as soon as this evening: Who stays and who goes when Bryan Rust rejoins the Penguins’ lineup? [Trib Live]
News and notes from around the NHL...
Joey Daccord made 35 saves to give the Seattle Kraken the first shutout victory in NHL Winter Classic history. [NHL]
Toronto Maple Leafs goaltending prospect Dennis Hildeby wasn’t supposed to play in the NHL during the 2023-24 season. But now, he’s here. He may not be ready, but his availability is now a necessity. [Sportsnet]
Marc-Andre Fleury is expected to start and go for his 551st win on Tuesday, which would tie him with Patrick Roy for second-most among goalies in NHL history. [NHL]