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.
Everybody loves a comeback story and Matt Murray has authored a few, but here's hoping that this will be the last for the Penguins goalie.
Carl Hagelin's always in a rush, and in this case late Thursday night low inside the Bell Centre, he was bound for the team bus.
Hockey, for all its speed and simplicity, can be slowed to a crawl when studied schematically.
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.
NHL coaches obsess over obtaining every possible point. NHL coaches seldom instruct anyone on how to play three-on-three.
So I've learned that Derick Brassard's got a loud laugh. Louder, even, than whatever cacophony might have been coming from his mouth in maniacally celebrating his first goal.