It would have been so easy to let it slide. The Penguins had done so much winning over the past 2 1/2 months.
A winter in Quebec without the Stanley Cup playoffs is like ... well, it's still pretty much just winter.
It's not like Mike Sullivan didn't have plenty he could have spouted off to the assembled media.
Hockey, for all its speed and simplicity, can be slowed to a crawl when studied schematically.
There were Derick Brassard and Sidney Crosby at one end, taking shot after shot, twirl after twirl on peppering poor Tristan Jarry with pucks.
Gone are Rick Nash, Ryan McDonagh, Michael Grabner and J.T. Miller, part of the Rangers' instantly infamous recycling plan.
Bryan Rust almost surely will rejoin the Penguins for their game Wednesday night against the Rangers, a week after being diagnosed with a concussion.
It's been nearly a decade and a half since Alexander Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin were drafted, one after the other.
Phil Kessel says Evgeni Malkin -- not himself, Nikita Kucherov or anyone else -- should be the NHL's MVP. Hard to argue with that.
Bryan Rust returned to practice after suffering a concussion courtesy of a high hit by Philadelphia's Robert Hagg. Rust missed two games.
I’m not quite old enough to remember the Penguins’ first decade, but whenever I look at photos of those teams, Jean Pronovost always stands out.
"This is probably the most skilled team that we've had since I've been here," Fick said. "Even more skilled than the team that made it to the Finals that year."
There hasn't been a fleeting moment since the calendar flipped that Evgeni Malkin hasn't been the NHL's premier player. His totals for 2018: 24 goals, 25 assists in 30 games.
The hockey world continues to pay, three years later, for the Canadiens complaining about one blown offside.
The hope of any photographer is to capture the story of the game in their best frames.
Sam Lafferty, the Penguins' fourth-round pick in 2014, made his professional debut this week.
A month ago in Dallas, I topped the list of the Penguins' keys to victory vs. the Stars with two words: Tyler Seguin.