A slumping hockey player with a scoring history is bound to score ... in bunches. That's the sport's time-tested sentiment, and it pops to life on rinks worldwide.
Derick Brassard scored the tying goal in the Penguins' 2-1 shootout win over the Islanders after being moved backt to the left wing.
Kris Letang sure is making an early case to be a Norris Trophy candidate come June. He was on another level Thursday night in a 6-2 win over the Islanders.
6-feet-3 Marcus Pettersson took advantage of his long reach in his Penguins debut Tuesday, a 6-3 win.
The Penguins needed a timely shot block, and they sent out their smallest player to get it done.
Sidney Crosby's no-look, backhand pass on the first of Jake Guentzel's three goals was the biggest highlight in the Penguins 4-2 win over Columbus.
Tanner Pearson had some golden opportunities in his Penguins debut, a 4-3 loss to the Lightning, but he wasn't able to capitalize on those chances.
Kris Letang was right. He was doing his job. Mike Sullivan also was right. The two guys behind Letang weren't doing theirs.
Evgeni Malkin was given a five-minute major and game misconduct for a hit to the head of the Capitals' T.J. Oshie.
The second-loudest sound inside PPG Paints Arena on this Saturday night came when Morgan Rielly pinged a shot off the far bar for the prettiest of finishes:
Thomas Greiss looked an awful lot like Marc-Andre Fleury, not some journeyman goalie in denying Sidney Crosby in overtime Thursday.
Another game, another highlight reel goal from Sidney Crosby. Again, the Penguins' captain used his weapon of choice: His backhander.
A couple minutes into overtime Tuesday night at Rogers Place, the Oilers' Ryan Strome, owner of zero goals and zero assists, had a chance to go from zero to hero.
Evgeni Malkin isn't renowned for his faceoff prowess but the center scored a big win off the draw in the first period to lead the Penguins past Vegas.
In the defining moment of Saturday night's loss to the Canadiens, Joel Armia's shorthanded goal was aided by Evgeni Malkin, who gave up on the play.
Dominik Simon's underappreciated as anyone on the Penguins' roster, and not just among the public.
Mike Sullivan cleared the air on his relationship with Phil Kessel and his underwhelming play in the postseason.
Washington's Alex Ovechkin delivered the dagger to the Penguins in Game 3, converting a 2-on-1 with Nicklas Backstrom with 1:07 left.
"We weren't perfect out there," Derick Brassard was telling me late Thursday night inside Capital One Arena. "We know we can do a lot better."
Reunited felt so good for Phil Kessel and Evgeni Malkin in Wednesday's 5-0 win over the Flyers that gave the Penguins a 3-1 series lead.
In football, it would be like assigning a linebacker to chip the opponent's tight end at the line of scrimmage.
Ivan Provorov rifled off a run of phrases to describe how he and his mates silenced the NHL's No. 1 power play.
Highlight reel goals from Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin lead the Penguins to convincing 7-0 win over Flyers in Game 1.
Sidney Crosby doesn't need much motivation, but Travis Zajac's butt-end late in regulation certainly angered the Penguins captain.
If Friday night's game was any indication, a Penguins-Devils playoff series would make for great theater. But do the defending champions really want to take on this challenger?
Sorry, but I've got no words for this one. And far more telling, no one else could muster much, either.