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.
A decade ago, on June 27, 2009, Garrett Wilson was drafted by the Panthers. A half-decade ago, on March 23, 2014, Wilson made his NHL debut.
The Penguins don't just make mistakes. They make M-I-S-T-A-K-E-S.
It's a point. "And it's a big point," Mike Sullivan was more than just mouthing late Thursday night at BB&T Center
Sidney Crosby sat at his stall. Staring straight ahead. Speechless.
Football is fading from public interest, as we're all now hearing. The Steelers, specifically, are losing the faith of their fans.
It wasn't exactly tough to tell that Nick Bjugstad and Jared McCann were ecstatic about their arrival in Pittsburgh. Meaning, first and foremost, that they'd made it at all.
"Don't poke the Bear!" was how Brooks Orpik would word it. This was how he'd describe the inherent idiocy of the Penguins' opponents ever provoking Evgeni Malkin.
Ask yourself this: If tonight's game against the Lightning were Game 1 of the Stanley Cup playoffs, how would the top two lines look?
"A lot of games are won before the puck drops." Yep. Close the curtain. Call it a day.