Player News - Penguins

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Sidney Crosby registered two assists in the Penguins' 5-3 defeat to Anaheim on Wednesday.

Crosby is on an incredible five-game multi-point streak. That run has pushed him to a total of 17 goals and 49 points in 47 contests this season. He's tied with Alex Ovechkin for 12th place in the NHL scoring race.
Jan 18 - 10:36 AM

Evgeni Malkin scored a goal in a 5-3 win against Anaheim Wednesday night.

Malkin has only been held off the scoresheet twice in his last eight games. The goal on Wednesday was also the 20th of his campaign. This is the 10th time in his career that he's reached the 20-goal milestone.
Jan 18 - 10:34 AM

Carl Hagelin extended his point to four games.

Hagelin kept that run going by registering an assist in the Penguins' 5-3 loss to Anaheim on Wednesday. He's up to three goals and 11 points in 46 contests this season.
Jan 18 - 10:32 AM

Jake Guentzel found the back of the net in the Penguins' 5-3 loss to Anaheim on Wednesday.

That ended Guentzel's seven-game point drought. He had a very strong showing as a rookie, but he's done significantly worse in his sophomore campaign with 14 goals and 24 points in 47 contests.
Jan 18 - 10:30 AM

Phil Kessel posted a power-play goal with an assist on the man advantage in Wednesday's 5-3 loss at Anaheim.

The multi-point game was the good news, but the bad news was Kessel turned in an ugly minus-4 rating. He is working on a streak of three straight games with at least one goal and two points, and he has at least one point in four in a row. Kessel has posted three goals with eight points and a plus-3 rating over his modest four-game streak.
Jan 18 - 1:48 AM

Tristan Jarry allowed four goals on 32 shots in Wednesday's 5-3 setback at Anaheim.

Jarry faced a lot of rubber in the first period, stopping all 14 shots he faced. His only issues came in the second period when the Ducks erupted for a total of four goals, including a shorthanded offering from Chris Wagner. The Pens cut the lead from 4-1 to 4-3 in the third period, but Hampus Lindholm capped it off with an empty-netter. Jarry will look to bounce back either Thursday at Los Angeles, or Saturday at San Jose.
Jan 18 - 1:45 AM

Ian Cole will be a healthy scratch in Wednesday's game against the Anaheim Ducks.

Cole has been scratched in four consecutive games. He has two goals and five assists in 36 games this season. Jean-Sebastien Dea will also watch the game from the press box.
Jan 17 - 9:50 PM

Tristan Jarry will get the start in Wednesday's game against the Anaheim Ducks.

Jarry is getting the start tonight because Matt Murray is away from the team for personal reasons. Jarry has a 9-3-2 record with a 2.33 goals-against-average and a .922 save percentage this season.
Jan 17 - 9:19 PM

Matt Murray (personal) will miss an indefinite period of time after his father passed away on Tuesday.

Murray has returned home to be with his family. We would like to extend our deepest condolences and hope to see Matt back with the Penguins as soon as he's able.
Jan 17 - 12:43 PM

Jean-Sebastien Dea has been recalled by Pittsburgh.

Dea has nine goals and 23 points in 36 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton this season. He made one appearance with the big club in 2016-17, which was his NHL debut.
Jan 17 - 10:46 AM

Coach Mike Sullivan said that Matt Murray is still considered day-to-day.

Murray returned to practice on Tuesday after missing the last two games for personal reasons. "His status is the same. Matt's just going to be a day-to-day situation," said Sullivan. "We'll see how it goes tomorrow and we'll make decisions day-to-day." If Murray remains on the sidelines then Tristan Jarry will likely be back in goal on Wednesday night versus Anaheim.
Jan 16 - 6:26 PM

Matt Murray (personal) is back with the Penguins at Tuesday's practice.

Murray had been away from the team for a personal matter for the last two games. Tristan Jarry won both starts during Murray's absence, so the Penguins may face a difficult decision as to who will start versus Anaheim on Wednesday night if Murray is available.
Jan 16 - 4:10 PM

Phil Kessel has been named the third star of the week.

Kessel recorded two goals and five points in two appearances. He also became the third U.S.-born player in NHL history to hit the 20-goal plateau in 10 or more consecutive seasons. Kessel has a four-game point streak going into this week's action.
Jan 15 - 6:05 PM

Jamie Oleksiak had 17 penalty minutes and a pair of assists Sunday.

Oleksiak got two for instigating, five for fighting and a misconduct fighting Brendan Smith of the Rangers. His two helpers give him four assists and seven points this season in addition to 44 penalty minutes. It was a nice game but Oleksiak does not usually have fantasy value.
Jan 15 - 8:22 AM

Dominik Simon scored the first goal of his NHL career Sunday.

The forward was obviously quite elated. "It feels great," Simon said. "Even better with the win. It feels unbelievable to score the first one." It will be even better when he retires knowing that Sidney Crosby drew an assist on his goal. Simon has five points in 11 games and could be used in deep pools.
Jan 15 - 8:16 AM

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