Sunday’s Best: Extra time, extra point, extracurriculars


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Patric Hornqvist and Phil Kessel celebrate behind a finally-scored-upon Sergei Bobrovsky. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

Thursday's return for the Penguins to PPG Paints Arena wasn't exactly the prettiest. There weren't any five-on-five goals, there weren't many goals at all -- but the champions put one in the column worth two points by beating the Blue Jackets, and there were all the expected box-filling antics along the way.

I'll let our Matt Gajtka show off the stats, and Chris Bradford has a few thoughts, but I'd rather look back at the game the way I saw it through my hole in the glass between Sections 110 and 111.

The first image up top is an intimate celebration between Phil Kessel and Patric Hornqvist after they teamed up for the first of two power play goals on the night. Let's start there and look at the rest:

[caption id="attachment_511446" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Newcomer Jamie Oleksiak lines up for a faceoff. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_511447" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Phil Kessel chases Markus Nutivaara as he exits the zone. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_511448" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Sergei Bobrovsky stops an early chance on a Carl Hagelin redirect. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_511449" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Riley Sheahan is tied up around a crease-side puck. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_511450" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Ryan Reaves tees off on an unprepared Lukas Sedlak. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_511451" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Matt Murray grabs a shot glove side and high. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_511452" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Carter Rowney tries to lift the stick of Artemi Panarin on a semi-breakaway. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_511453" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Matt Murray is beaten glove side to put the Blue Jackets ahead. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_511454" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Ryan Reaves guides Seth Jones off the ice with his eyes after Jones mucked it up with Sidney Crosby toward the end of the second. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_511457" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Jamie Oleksiak moves through the neutral zone with the puck in his Penguins debut. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_511458" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Nick Foligno spins away from a Conor Sheary poke check. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_511459" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] John Tortorella screams at officials after a bench minor was assessed for a faceoff violation. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_511460" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Sidney Crosby fires a wrist shot from the slot during a four-on-three power play. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_511463" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Evgeni Malkin celebrates his game-tying-goal after knocking in a rebound out of mid-air. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_511464" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Kris Letang beats Sergei Bobrovsky glove-side to win the extra point in the shootout. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS[/caption]


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