Jared McCann was still strapped into his skates several minutes after the Penguins had set down the Stars, 3-2, but that wasn't about to stop him.
Tony Clark, head of Major League Baseball's Players Association, doesn't get it. Neither does anyone at Major League Baseball itself, I might add.
Old-school Tuesday Takes before a business meeting this morning in Manhattan ...
"What happened?" Jack Johnson repeated my question back. "We gave up a four-on-two or three-on-two with, like, 15 seconds left. I mean ... that just can't happen."
"I think every game, from here on out, is going to be of that intensity. And you have to match it or exceed it." This was Jack Johnson, late Saturday afternoon.
The circus has left town, having now officially pitched its tent in Oakland. The other clown had already left town, and he'll now take a lot less pay for a...
A three-goal surge in 108 seconds. A throwdown of Tom Wilson. A thousand points for Evgeni Malkin.
Antonio Brown showed the Steelers who's boss. Shamed the franchise. Brought the once-might Rooneys to their shaking knees.
One of the many mythologies about hockey's advanced analytics is that they're all available to the public. The truth: Most aren't.
Matt Murray was brilliant against the Blue Jackets, but it was basically for naught.
The Penguins' trade to acquire Nick Bjugstad and Jared McCann from the Florida Panthers is looking increasingly like larceny.
It's not true that the Penguins occupy space in the Blue Jackets' collective consciousness. They are that consciousness.
So, the Steelers are finally getting rid of that guy? Good. But where's it ordained that they have to get rid of this guy.
I'd barely begun the question for Nick Bjugstad ... "Are you starting to see this team turning and ... ?"
First thought upon seeing Zach Trotman approach a puck deep in the defensive zone, with two forwards in hot pursuit: Dude, just pop it up in the air somewhere.
"He didn't shoot it," one of the Penguins' veterans observed for me. "He passed it. You see that? He passed it." He did. Shea Weber passed it.
It's been a quarter-century since hockey's most fabled franchise raised its record 24th Stanley Cup banner to the roof, riding a babyfaced Patrick Roy to glory in 1993, and yet...
For all the advanced metrics influencing ice hockey across the globe, there remains none to measure the immediate impact of Erik Gudbranson on the Penguins' roster.
People grade these things. I mean, moments after they're done, they give out honest-to-gosh grades.
"Most of that was on me," Matt Murray would muse at his football stall, chin down, barely audible, as if he'd just fumbled at the goal line. Which, actually, he...
Two fans clapped. I distinctly heard them off to the left of the PPG Paints Arena press box, a few sections over and way down below.
The Penguins rotated all four lines to finally beat the Devils, 4-3, Tuesday night at Prudential Center.
"Everybody. That's who had something to say. Everybody." That was Marcus Pettersson.
Evgeni Malkin isn't optional. If the Penguins illustrated one point above all Saturday, it's that they're just another team when he's just another player.
This just in for fans of the Penguins who hate Jack Johnson: He has no idea. This also in: Neither his coaches nor his teammates can comprehend why anyone would.
Joe Musgrove and Steven Brault weren't around for the Blackout, but they watched on TV, as did much of the nation.