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View from Ice Level: More gold to come


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Matt Murray during the anthem and in his new gold third jersey. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

Full disclosure: The headline to this feature originally was "Nothing gold can stay," because 'The Outsiders' and 'New Found Glory' are among my favorite things. But then I started thinking about it ...

The initial idea was to talk about the hot start for the Penguins on this Thursday night, the fire they brought, especially early, and in a bold new color. How acquiring Tanner Pearson and dealing Carl Hagelin just might have sent a message across the cast of year-removed champions. How Kris Letang was so fired up after receiving a penalty that he had to be held back from one official to keep him from anything more than verbally assaulting another.

But then, all of the gold faded for the game outside the colors of the home sweater. It was an easy thought at first — that so much gold could appear, but be ripped away with nothing but a new jersey to buy.

Then you talk to the players. Patric Hornqvist and his insistence that the team is a moment away from snapping into form. Letang still being fired up after the game. Matt Murray repeating the silver lining that the Penguins won the five-on-five game and were the better team when they weren't killing penalties.

This team seems to believe there is a lot of gold yet to come, no matter which of the three jerseys they play in each night.

So, instead of talking about what gold was stolen from the Penguins in their loss to the Lightning, we're going to rip a GIF's worth of photos apart and take a look at the game's best photos featuring the new gold third jerseys.

The first image up top is of Murray, back in the cage as the Penguins throw back to the yellow alternates on a night Mario Lemieux and The Mario Lemieux Foundation are honored. They aren't exact replicas, I wish the sleeves were different and the Penguin needs a triangle, but they look really nice in photos.

The rest of the images are below in a throwback in their own right, going back to the style of the old Sunday's Bests to get a larger look at the new uniforms in action.

What say you of the gold look? Anything you'd change?

Let's talk about it in the comments.

[caption id="attachment_721336" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Patric Hornqvist takes a moment for himself during the anthem. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_721338" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Mario Lemieux represents The Mario Lemieux Foundation for its 25th anniversary. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_721339" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Phil Kessel fires a wrist shot that ends up as an assist on the opening goal. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_721340" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Kris Letang argues his case against his high-sticking penalty. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_721341" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Patric Hornqvist tries to will the puck past Louis Domingue. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_721342" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Hockey hug thanks to a Phil Kessel goal. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_721343" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Bryan Rust attempts a wrister from the right circle. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_721345" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Brayden Point celebrates his hat trick goal. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_721346" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Mike Sullivan reacts as an official skates from the Penguins' bench. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_721347" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Kris Letang fights the puck away from Adam Erne on a mini-break. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_721348" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Matt Murray is beaten for the Lightning's fourth goal. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_721349" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Matt Cullen watches the replay of the Lightning's fourth goal. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_721351" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Matt Murray mans the post. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_721352" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Tanner Pearson yells to Evgeni Malkin at the face off dot. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_721353" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Patric Hornqvist fires a shot from the right dot. A few guys did this, obviously. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_721354" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Evgeni Malkin catches his breath after the Lightning iced the puck with Matt Murray pulled. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_721355" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Brayden Point celebrates the Lightning win with Louis Domingue. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS[/caption]

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