Before the Penguins' game Wednesday night against the Blues, Mike Sullivan was asked what Stefan Noesen could be expected to bring to the lineup in his first game as a Penguin.
"Well, my hope is that he'll come in and make a positive impact on the game," Sullivan answered. "He's had a real good start in Wilkes-Barre, he's one of the leading scorers in the American League. He has 100-plus of games of experience in the NHL. He's a good hockey player. Our expectation is that he's going to come in and make a positive impact and help our team."
Noesen lived up to expectations in the Penguins' 3-0 win, and probably went a little beyond those expectations.