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Drive to the Net: McCann’s grab from the greats

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Jared McCann celebrates his short-handed goal Saturday night in Dallas. - AP

DALLAS -- For the better part of four decades now, the foundation of the NHL's Pittsburgh franchise, at least from this perspective, has been threefold:

1. There are generational greats on the roster.
2. Others on the roster can benefit.
3. Some can even learn.

Just as a raw Kevin Stevens immensely expanded his repertoire around Mario Lemieux, as an enigmatic Alexei Kovalev bloomed in the shadow of Jaromir Jagr, as an estranged Phil Kessel finally found a home alongside best bud Evgeni Malkin, and now Jake Guentzel is making history next to Sidney Crosby, there are endless other examples. They'll experience the setting, embrace the culture and, on occasion, they might even excel by trying something they'd seen in practice or a game.

In the third period of the Penguins' 3-2 victory over the Stars on this Saturday night at American Airlines Center, Jared McCann, freshly escaped from his playoff-free environs in Florida, did this:

Admit it, you thought what I did the moment it happened: That's the Geno move. Or the Sid move.

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