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Pittsburgh Penguins starting goalie Matt Murray is considered out week to week with a lower-body injury suffered on Monday, coach Mike Sullivan said.

Murray exited with 4:21 left in the second period after Philadelphia’s Jakub Voracek crashed into him during a breakaway. The 23-year-old managed to skate off under his own power before limping down the runway, clearly favoring his right leg.

Tristan Jarry stepped in for Murray, and the Penguins rallied for a 5-4 overtime win. Jarry appears to be the solution right now. Pittsburgh also called up goalie Casey DeSmith from the AHL.

Jarry earned his first NHL win against the Lightning Nov. 25, making 33 saves on 35 shots.

“We believe he is a solid goalie,” Sullivan said, according to “I think the game he played against Tampa is a perfect example of what he’s capable of. Tristan is going to have to make timely saves for us game in and game out. We believe he can do that.”

Backup goalie has been a point of concern for the Penguins this season. Antti Niemi, 34, entered the season as the No. 2, but he lasted only three games before being cut loose with a 7.97 goals-against average. That opened the door for the 22-year-old Jarry, who has appeared in only four games this season and one last year.

The Penguins were also missing center Evgeni Malkin Monday for a fourth straight game with an upper-body injury. Sullivan said he is day to day and will accompany the team on its trip to Buffalo Friday.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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Entering Saturday’s game against the Lightning, one storyline was about how Pittsburgh’s 25th ranked penalty kill would fare against Tampa Bay’s top-ranked power play.

That talk had reversed following Pittsburgh’s 5-2 win at PPG Paints Arena.

The Penguins’ power play was the difference in the game, striking three times – with all three goals coming during 5-on-3 play. Sidney Crosby had two while Phil Kessel scored one.

“I don’t know if that’s happened before,” laughed Patric Hornqvist after the game. “When you have a two-man advantage you need to score and I think we did a really good job today. We had different looks. We shot the puck when it was there and when we got those guys on the ice at the same time, they find those seams and it looks easy for them. They did a good job.”

Two of those goals actually came on the same sequence. With 3:48 remaining in the first period, Ondrej Palat high-sticked Crosby and drew blood, earning a double minor. While he was in the box, Anton Stralman tripped Conor Sheary and joined his teammate in timeout.

The Pens went with Kris Letang and Justin Schultz on the points – “Both those two shoot the puck and I think our mindset going into the game was we have to make sure we shoot the puck and retrieve and go from there,” said Hornqvist, who joined Crosby and Kessel up top.

Letang went to take a shot and his stick broke, the puck popping free in the slot. Lightning defenseman Dan Girardi went to clear it, but before he could get to it, Hornqvist lifted his stick and stole the puck for himself. He passed it to Crosby, who fired it across to Kessel at the backdoor for the goal.

“He worked so hard and on that one goal, it was all him,” Schultz said of Hornqvist. “He created it. Second effort and he does that every night, so it’s good.”

Exactly one minute and 23 seconds later, Kessel returned the favor to Crosby. He simply put the puck on net through traffic, where Crosby was waiting at the crease. He reached out and re directed it past Lightning goalie Peter Budaj for the score.

“Phil did a good job getting up high and finding the open seams, moving the puck,” said Schultz, who earned a pair of power-play assists. “Got shots and it worked tonight.”

Crosby struck again just 4:41 into the third period, when the Penguins received their second lengthy 5-on-3. He had the puck all alone at the right faceoff dot, and sniped it far side past Budaj.

“It was a good night. A couple 5-on-3s out there, so that’s nice,” Kessel said. “We needed that win tonight.”

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Here are the 3 biggest takeaways from the Penguins’ Thanksgiving Day practice at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex…

1. Injury updates

Evgeni Malkin, who missed Wednesday’s 5-2 loss to Vancouver with an upper-body injury, was the only player missing from the skate. Head coach Mike Sullivan said his status remains the same.

“He’s not going to travel with us to Boston,” Sullivan said. “We’ll evaluate him when we come back. One of the reasons he’s not going to travel with us is because it’s an afternoon game and he’s got an opportunity to skate here.”

While Malkin is ruled out for Thursday’s game against the Bruins, Sullivan said he is a possibility to play Saturday against the Lightning.

Carter Rowney, who has missed the last 14 games with an upper-body injury, took warmups last night but did not play. The center, who returned to team practice on Nov. 18 and has been taken off injured reserve, said that he continues to feel better and better, though he admitted it’s been tough to stay patient.

“It feels like I’ve been out for months on months right now,” he said. “I’m at the end here hopefully, and as long as there’s no setbacks or anything like that, I’ll hopefully be back soon.”

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Archibald rotated in with the defense.

2. Turkey time

After practice the Pens got on a flight to Boston, where the players will be treated to a Thanksgiving meal at the team hotel.

New England natives like Conor Sheary, who’s from Massachusetts, and Brian Dumoulin, who’s from Maine, will be dining with their teammates despite being close to home. “I’m going to miss my grandmother’s cooking this time around,” Sheary said with a smile. “I think by the time we get in it will be a little bit late and with the day game tomorrow, I want to make sure I get my rest.”

The Michigan natives on the team, like Bryan Rust, Ian Cole and Matt Hunwick, were all watching the Detroit Lions play in their annual Thanksgiving Day game in the locker room before they left – which is a tradition for those guys.

“We’d watch the Lions every year, they would basically lose every year, so the Lions losing was also a great Thanksgiving day tradition,” joked Cole.

All of the American-born players grew up with different traditions, but one constant was the food. Here’s a few of them talking about their favorite parts of Thanksgiving dinner…

Cole: “I don’t know if I have a favorite part. I’m a big sweet potato casserole guy. Love sweet potatoes, love the sweet potato casserole. Love the brussel sprouts, love the stuffing. The turkey is great too, if you get the nice dark meat.”

Hunwick: “My father in-law makes some really good stuffing. Sausage, there’s so much stuff in there that’s so good, mushrooms. It’s really good I love it, they put some vegetables in there. I’ll be missing it this year.”

Ruhwedel: “Turkey and gravy. You gotta have the good gravy on it. Stuffing too, kind of on the biggest plate possible.”

Rust: “Recently stuffing. I was never a stuffing fan until recently, until the last couple years I was never a fan. My taste buds evolved.”

3. Sullivan’s message

It’s no secret that the Pens are dealing with some adversity right now. The team is coming off its second straight loss, where they didn’t score an even-strength goal in either game, and they’ve struggled in a number of areas – particularly coming out with a consistent effort night in and night out.

The players aren’t happy right now, and neither are the coaches, but the message from the staff today was that they need to have a certain level of resilience and resolve.

“It’s never easy when you don’t win,” Sullivan said. “Our expectation when we go into every game is that we’re going to win. That’s the standard that’s been set here, so when you don’t have success, that’s never an easy experience. I’ve never been one to take losing very easily, and I don’t think our players are either. We’ve got a very competitive group and I think they have an expectation to win as well. I think the important thing is that we react and respond the right way.

“Tomorrow’s a new day, today is a new day. So we went out on the ice today, we had a spirited practice. I thought we got better on the ice today, that was important. And then we’ve got to be ready to play tomorrow.”

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Thoughts, musings and observations from the Pens’ 5-2 loss against the Vancouver Canucks at PPG Paints Arena.

* The first period was a wide-open affair and a tale of two tapes. Both teams entered tonight’s game under different circumstances, with the Penguins having three days without a game and the Canucks playing last night in Philadelphia, a 5-2 win over the Flyers. The Penguins looked like they were trying to get their game legs back early, as Vancouver jumped out to a 12-3 shot advantage. The Pens bounced back as the opening frame ended with both teams at 18 shots a piece.

* Similar to when the last time these two teams met on Nov. 4, Brock Boeser was the difference in this one. Boeser capitalized on a turnover in the neutral zone, and placed a perfect shot over Matt Murray’s shoulder to put the Canucks up 1-0 just four minutes into the game.

Boeser tallied again in the second period, this time on the power play, unleashing a one-timer from the top of the right circle that found the twine on the far side, evading a screened Murray. With his two-goal output tonight, the dynamic winger out of North Dakota now has 11 goals in 19 games this season, with five of them coming against Pittsburgh spanned over two contests.

* Jake Guentzel had a strong game as the 23-year-old forward is really starting to heat up with four goals in his past five games, including two tonight on the power play. Operating on the first power-play unit with the absence of injured Evgeni Malkin, Guentzel really made the most of it. His first period goal truly showed off his skating ability. On the power play, Guentzel burst up the ice and corralled a perfectly timed pass from Phil Kessel as he entered the offensive zone, blowing by the Canucks defense. Guentzel ripped a shot from the slot that goalie Anders Nilsson saved, but Guentzel had the smarts to stop at the net and push the second chance opportunity past the Swedish netminder. Guentzel now has points in all four career games against the Canucks.

The Penguins power play went 2-for-5 on the night. They generated a lot of high quality chances, and did a great job of breaking into the zone and targeting the middle of the ice. Guentzel’s second tally with the man-advantage came off a centering feed from Kessel that deflected off Guentzel’s skate in the slot and past Nilsson, cutting the deficit to 4-2 with 18:36 remaining in the final frame.

* Vancouver had three fluke goals that turned out to be too much for the Penguins to overcome. Murray had a strong game despite allowing four goals on 35 shots. He turned aside several high-quality chances in the first period, as well as some good opportunities in the third as the Penguins attempted to claw back into the contest.

On the first weird tally for Vancouver, Kessel was skating back into the defensive zone when he lost possession of the puck to a broken stick laying on the ice behind him. Thomas Vanek picked up the puck and came in on Murray, who patiently turned aside his initial shot. The Penguins were discombobulated in their own end due to the turnover, and Loui Eriksson made them pay with the follow up chance. The Penguins suffered from bad puck luck again in the second period on a shot off the stick of former Penguin Derrick Pouliot. The defenseman took a shot that deflected off Brian Dumoulin’s skate in front as he was clearing the crease and bounced past Murray. The second power-play score for Vancouver, by Boeser, was deflected off of Crosby’s stick.

*The Penguins made a strong push to come back in the game in the third period that was kickstarted by Guentzel’s early power-play goal. The Pens were more physical, punishing the Canucks in their own zone, and generating a lot of chances because of it. The Penguins outhit Vancouver 36-13 over the course of the game and had three power plays in the third period, but Nilsson came up large on numerous occasions, finishing with 43 saves on 45 shots to help Vancouver hold on.

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Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin will miss at least one game with an upper-body injury.

Coach Mike Sullivan announced the injury on Tuesday. Malkin will sit out on Wednesday night when the Penguins host Vancouver. Sullivan says Malkin will be re-evaluated on Thursday. Pittsburgh visits Boston on Friday and hosts Tampa Bay on Saturday.

Malkin is second on the team in scoring, with seven goals and 14 assists in 22 games for the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions. It’s unclear who will fill his spot on the second line with Phil Kessel and Bryan Rust. Jake Guentzel practiced with them on Tuesday.

The Penguins could have center Carter Rowney return to the lineup against the Canucks. Rowney has missed 13 games with a hand injury.

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Thoughts, musings and observations from the Pens’ 2-1 loss against the Chicago Blackhawks at PPG Paints Arena.

* The difference in this game was special teams. Chicago scored two power-play goals in the game, while Pittsburgh’s power play was held off of the scoresheet. The Pens penalty kill unit has been struggling lately, and they have yet to find a cure.

* Matt Hunwick returned to the lineup after missing the past 15 games with a concussion. He made an immediate impact. Hunwick scored a shorthanded goal in the third period that tied the game at 1-1.

Hunwick also saved a goal when Matt Murray lost the puck and Lance Bouma had an empty net in front of him. Hunwick stretched out his leg to make a kick save that any goaltender could appreciate.

Hunwick didn’t stop there. He finished the night with six blocked shots, the highest total in the game.

* Hunwick wasn’t the only Pens player to come up with a ridiculous save. During a penalty kill, an errant Blackhawks shot went off the end boards and out to Patrick Sharp on the opposite side. Murray couldn’t recover fast enough, but Riley Sheahan slid in the crease to kick away Sharp’s shot.

* Lost in the mix of all the Pens players playing goalie, was the play of the team’s actual goalie. Murray was tested early when Jonathan Toews tried to sneak a shot through his five-hole from along the goal line. Murray sticked the puck away. Minutes later Nick Schmaltz had a breakaway and also tried to tuck the puck through Murray’s five-hole. Again, Murray brought down the paddle to close the door. Murray also stopped Sharp on a breakaway in the third period.

It was a solid night from Murray, who had surrendered six goals to the Blackhawks in Chicago earlier this season. The performance will definitely help with his psyche and confidence.

* Ian Cole continues to assert himself in the physical spectrum. Cole laid another explosive hit – for the third game in a row – when he blew up Ryan Hartman just inside the blue line. In previous games Cole had delivered crushing hits to Buffalo’s Sam Reinhart and Ottawa’s Bobby Ryan.

* The Pens appeared to have tied the game at 2-2 in the third period, but the Blackhawks challenged goaltender interference on Olli Maatta. The goal was overturned, and rightly so. It was clearly interference.

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Patric Hornqvist has a knack for bank shots.

You might remember such a finish in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final at Nashville. Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne served as the backboard then. That goal gave the Penguins a 1-0 lead with 95 seconds left and ultimately propelled Pittsburgh to a second straight Stanley Cup.

Hornqvist again worked his magic from below the goal line vs. visiting Buffalo Nov. 14. This time he ricocheted the puck off Sabres forward Ryan O’Reilly to cut the Penguins’ deficit to 2-1 with 19 seconds left in the first period.

Hornqvist finished the game with a goal and two assists. That hiked his stats to six goals and five assists in 17 games and helped the Pens win, 5-4 in OT.

Hornqvist wasn’t exactly basking in the glory of his bank shot against Buffalo, however.

“That was 100 per cent luck, but I’ll take it,” Hornqvist said.

Luck is the residue of where hard work meets design, and the Swedish right winger tries doggedly to execute that formula on a consistent basis.

The Penguins are built on skill and speed, and Hornqvist is hardly bereft of those qualities. But the 6-foot, 188-pounder provides the team with a collisional element that helps greatly along the wall and near the blue paint. Hornqvist is zero fun to play against. Just ask opposing players.

Hornqvist skated on a line with Riley Sheahan and Conor Sheary against Buffalo, and Coach Mike Sullivan gave that trio its due afterward.

“They were our best line,” Sullivan said. “Every time they were on the ice, they were on the puck. They were relentless on the forecheck. They forced a lot of turnovers. They got a lot of pucks to the net. They played on the inside.

“They did a lot of the things we’re trying to establish consistently with our whole team.”

Hornqvist was also happy with his line’s showing. Hornqvist set up Sheary’s goal in the second period to get the Pens to within 3-2. A long pass by Olli Maatta got Hornqvist loose behind Buffalo’s defense to start that sequence.

“We played really hard, and we got some chances,” Hornqvist said. “The puck was bouncing our way, too. My goal was just luck, and then I fed it over to [Sheary]. If you work hard, you get those breaks, and I think we worked hard.”

The win left the Penguins at 10-7-3. Not an ideal start, but Hornqvist remains hopeful.

“I’ll take the two points,” Hornqvist said. “We didn’t play our best. But we put five pucks behind the goaltender, and we’ll take that. But we still need to clean up some things if we want to be where we want to go.

“We haven’t played our best game, but we still have a decent record. That’s what a good team does. But we still need to be way better. We can’t control those [20] games behind us, but we can control the next 60-plus games.”

The Penguins twice bounced back from a two-goal deficit to defeat Buffalo, forging a 3-3 tie on Sidney Crosby’s second-period power-play goal.

The tally, Crosby’s first in 12 games, came when he netted a rebound after Hornqvist got a piece of Phil Kessel’s shot. The Pens were 1-for-5 on the PP.

“We moved the puck around really well,” Hornqvist said. “Phil did a good job to hold onto the puck and find a lane to shoot it. Both me and Sid were on the doorstep and Sid found the puck.

“We might have to shoot a little more [on the power play], but we still created a lot of chances. I liked our power play tonight.”

The Penguins didn’t hold a lead against Buffalo until Sheary scored in OT. Hornqvist was happy with the comeback, nothing that the Penguins battled back from a two-goal deficit to get a point at Nashville in the previous game, losing 5-4 via shootout Nov. 11.

“When we come back in this kind of game, it gives us confidence,” Hornqvist said. “It gives us a good boost, to know what we’re capable to do. Today was a step in the right direction.”


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 Thoughts, musings and observations from the Pens’ 5-4 overtime win against the Buffalo Sabres at PPG Paints Arena.

* The script on this one played out just like Saturday in Nashville, except the ending was much better for Pittsburgh. The Penguins had a rough start, surrendering turnovers and odd-man rushes, and fell behind, 3-1 and 4-3. Pittsburgh would charge back to even the score late, just like in Nashville. But this time, the Penguins completed the comeback by netting the winning tally.

* The Pens have shown the ability to comeback in any game and against any opponent. It’s a nice weapon in your arsenal. But no doubt they would much prefer to have better starts, play with the lead and used their puck possession game to tilt games in their favor.

* How boss was that headman pass by Olli Maatta on the Pens’ second goal? Maatta had the puck behind his own net and banked a pass up to Patric Hornqvist at the opposing blue line. That sent Hornqvist up ice with speed to create a 2-on-1 and a Pittsburgh goal on Conor Sheary’s finish.

* Sidney Crosby found the back of the net for the first time in 12 games. A Crosby turnover in the opening seconds of the second period led to a Sabres goal. After that, Crosby responded by playing with energy and vigor. He tied the game at 3-3 with his power-play tally.

* I love seeing the “dump and retrieve” plays between Phil Kessel and Carl Hagelin – harkening back to the HBK days. When Kessel gets the puck anywhere on the ice, even in his own zone, and Hagelin has a clear lane up ice, Kessel will flip the puck into a corner in the offensive zone. Hagelin then has to win a footrace to retrieve the puck, negating the icing and giving the Pens a de facto entry. It was an effective tool with HBK, and Kessel and Hagelin are going back to the well.

* Ian Cole leveled Sam Reinhart in the neutral zone with a clean open-ice hit. Right after the hit both Jack Eichel and Evander Kane dropped the gloves and went after Cole. It was a clean hit, but in this day of age in the NHL any big hit seems to demand a response by the inflicted team. Why must every hit warrant a response? Next time, Reinhart will probably keep his head up.

* Riley Sheahan had to wait 80 games before scoring his first goal of the year during last season. He’s been snake-bitten again so far this season, goal-less 19. But he came darn close to breaking through when he carried a puck across the crease and tried to tuck the puck in. If not for the outstretched pad of Robin Lehner, Sheahan would be on the board.

Sheahan did pick up an assist when his hustle created a turnover late in the second period, and let to a Hornqvist tally.

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Thoughts, musings and observations from the Penguins’ 5-4 shootout loss to Nashville on Saturday at Bridgestone Arena…

* As Stefon from Saturday Night Live has said, this game had everything. It was about as entertaining as it gets for a mid-November matchup in the Penguins’ first shootout of the year. As Mike Sullivan put it, it was a hard-fought game with two good teams going at it. It was a back-and-forth battle with momentum swings, power-play and shorthanded goals, a crazy overtime and plenty to keep the fans happy.

* Tristan Jarry is a talented goaltender, but he’s young. As he said afterward, there’s always a learning curve every game, and he can take something from each one. Tonight was one of those nights. It started in the second period when Jarry left his net and went almost to the blue line to play a puck, where he was forced to take a tripping penalty in order to keep the Preds from scoring on the open net. From there, Nashville struck just three seconds in to take their first lead of the night, and ended up with three goals in the opening 5:29 of the period. It was a tough sequence for Jarry, but he responded well. The rookie didn’t get rattled and continued to come up with big saves, especially late. I liked how much he was continuing to challenge shooters, which is a sign of confidence.

* The Penguins got into penalty trouble on Friday in Washington, and the Capitals made them pay with two power-play goals. Patric Hornqvist told me after the game they needed to be more disciplined, and it was something they had talked about in the locker room. They didn’t quite seem to get the message, as they were shorthanded six times tonight and allowed another pair of power-play tallies. After the game, Sullivan said discipline has been a problem for them as of late. He added that they have complete control over it, and they need to do a better job of being more responsible with their sticks and in general.

* This time, the Penguins showed much more resiliency than they did in D.C. Once the Caps took a 3-1 lead, the Pens didn’t have enough pushback. When the Preds took a 3-1 lead tonight, they continued battling and were able to chip away at the deficit, getting big goals from Jake Guentzel and Brian Dumoulin in the third period.

* One Penguin stopped a slump, while another kept streaking. Bryan Rust scored a shorthanded goal to get his second of the season, and first since Oct. 11 at Washington. Meanwhile, Phil Kessel scored his seventh of the season to extend his goal streak to three straight games.

* When Rust scored in the first period to give the Pens a 1-0 lead heading into intermission, it seemed like they might finally break their bad luck in the second game of back-to-backs. And while the trend ultimately continues, with the Pens now 0-5-1 in that situation, the positive is that they did come out with a better start, which had been their biggest issue. It’s the penalties that hurt them the most.

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Thoughts, musings and observations from the Penguins’ 4-1 loss to Washington on Friday at Capital One Arena…

* The difference in this game was special teams. The Caps went 2-for-6 on the power play and held the Pens scoreless on all of their opportunities, including two chances in the first five minutes of the third period. The teams played a fairly even game at even-strength, with a decent amount of scoring chances on both sides.

* The Caps may have scored twice on the man-advantage, but I don’t think that’s necessarily a reflection on Pittsburgh’s penalty killers. They did a good job considering the circumstances. The Pens gave the Caps too many opportunities, exemplified when Kris Letang got called for two penalties on the same play like Jake Guentzel did earlier this season. The PKers didn’t give up much, and seemed set to kill it off when an opportunistic T.J. Oshie was able to sneak a shot in with just one second left to break a 1-1 tie, and it stood as the game-winner. Tough break for the Pens, who certainly have to be more disciplined moving forward. They can’t give up that many opportunities to a dangerous power play like that without any consequences.

* The Pens talked afterward about needing to be more resilient. That goal by Oshie, as Sullivan put it, definitely stung, but they needed to have a better pushback, especially on the first shift coming out of it.

* The Caps were able to get timely, opportunistic goals on their power plays, while the Pens were not. It wasn’t for lack of trying. The Pens had a lot of zone time and puck movement, but just weren’t putting it on net enough. “I thought we had opportunities to shoot the puck. We’ve been reluctant for whatever reason the last couple of games to shoot the puck, and I think we can generate offense off of it,” Mike Sullivan said after the game. “When we have that shot-first mindset, I think that’s when the power play is at its best.” I thought Patric Hornqvist was the glue out there tonight. His battle level and work ethic created a lot for his teammates.

* As Sullivan said this morning, there’s always a heightened emotional level between the Pens and Caps because of the rivalry and some of the high-stakes games they’ve played the last couple of the years. That manifested tonight in the form of physicality. Players on both teams were hitting everything that moved and making sure to finish their checks, which meant a lot of bodies flying. Brian Dumoulin took a check in the first period that sent him to the locker room, but he was able to return. Ryan Reaves dropped the gloves for a fight with Liam O’Brien, quickly laying him out with a few well-placed right hooks.

* Sullivan decided to switch up his lines towards the end of the second period, and I thought the team got a spark. He put Guentzel with Sidney Crosby and Patric Hornqvist, Bryan Rust with Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel, and Conor Sheary with Riley Sheahan and Carl Hagelin. The trios were connecting for some pretty passing plays, which was exemplified on Kessel’s goal from Rust and Malkin, the lone tally of the night for Pittsburgh.

* Kessel has been consistently producing for the Pens this season. His goal was his sixth of the year, and team-leading 20th point. He has tallied at least a point in all but four of the Pens’ 18 games, including goals in two straight. Both have come at even strength, which is positive step considering most of his production had been coming on the power play.