There was plenty to criticize in Evgeni Malkin's season, but there was a lot of good, too. I'll take a look at the bad, the good, and where things go...
Three games in. Zero goals. Zero points.
The Islanders' overtime goal by Josh Bailey was preventable by the Penguins many times over. Mostly by Kris Letang.
The Penguins were in a generous mood Saturday. They gave fans the jerseys off their backs and the Rangers the puck in a 4-3 overtime loss.
"I've been cold. This year has been a cold year for me in the goal-scoring department."
If Friday night's game against the Predators is any indication, Marcus Pettersson isn't going to lose his spot in the lineup without a fight.
For the better part of four decades now, the foundation of the NHL's Pittsburgh franchise, at least from this perspective, has been threefold.
The top line isn't the reason for the loss. The Penguins as a whole just didn't match the Blues' approach. But, man, it's rare to see that line have an outing...
Evgeni Malkin became the 88th player in NHL history to hit the 1,000th point mark with the secondary assist on Phil Kessel's power play goal in the third period.
"Giveaways" is a funny stat.
"I better shoot, like, 5,000 pucks and see if it'll change."
If the Penguins are going to make the playoffs, it's going to be with Sidney Crosby and Jake Guentzel leading the way.
On a night that saw the best 200-foot player in the game require only 21 seconds to beat the best goaltender in the game ... Sidney Crosby did so much...
I haven't shied away from criticizing Jack Johnson this season.
Evgeni Malkin scored a pair of goals Sunday, one a highlight-reel tally for the ages, offering further proof the Russian is emerging from his season-long slumber.
PITTSBURGH -- In his first game action in four months, Justin Schultz picked up an assist in the Penguins' 5-4 loss to the Flames.
Connor McDavid might be the best player in the world. But when it comes to win and losses, he can't beat Sidney Crosby.
Sidney Crosby hasn't scored many power play goals this season but his slap shot on Saturday was certainly a memorable one.