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Brandon Tanev

PITTSBURGH — Brandon Tanev had three assists in his first six games with the Pittsburgh Penguins but it was how he ended his seventh game which he and the Penguins may remember for a while. In the waning minutes of overtime, Tanev scored a shorthanded game-winner and the Penguins beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 at PPG Paints Arena.

Tanev was all over the puck Wednesday night against the Colorado Avalanche but his line with Zach Aston-Reese and Teddy Blueger only created five scoring chances.

In fairness, they limited the talented Colorado Avalanche to just four scoring chances, according to

Brandon Tanev signed a controversial six-year contract with a $3.5 million AAV. However, his rambunctious play with hits and speed has won over fans. Tanev beamed in the locker room after getting his first Penguins goal and giving the Penguins a fourth straight win.

Tanev has officially drawn eight penalties this season which puts him among the NHL leaders in that category. Given the Penguins 26.1% conversion rate, that’s at least two goals Tanev has contributed to the Penguins team without putting the puck in the net. But Tanev certainly didn’t mind actually getting a goal on the scoresheet, either.

Pittsburgh Hockey Now Editor-in-Chief, formerly 93.7 The Fan, Sportsnet Hockey Tonight, NHL Home Ice. Catch Dan tweeting @theDanKingerski and the official @pghhockeynow account.

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