Jake Guentzel had four points, including a hat trick as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Vancouver Canucks. In addition to a few hats hitting the ice, a disgruntled fan also chucked a Canucks jersey. In a touche move, Penguins defenseman Brian Dumoulin gave the jersey back to the crowd, so someone got a free sweater. We also have more NHL trade chatter on Jake DeBrusk, Evander Kane, and the Dallas Stars logjammed goalie situation.
The poor Buffalo Sabres need one goalie, and Dallas has four.
PHN+: Here’s the full, deep dive into the Penguins win. They added a wrinkle we haven’t seen since last season. A few players were on their game, but we dished some bad grades because of recurring problems, too. The Penguins report card is here.
Vancouver: Things are not well in Canuck-land. Boos. Jerseys on the ice. And another loss. Rob Simpson has the full monty.
Our boy Simmer also used to host the pregame show with head coach Mike Sullivan in Boston. So, Simmer got the exclusive interview with Sullivan. Everything from John Tortorella to being a grinder. Check it out.
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And Mr. John Perrotto broke down the Steelers game with betting promos. Get the best Steelers bets, odds, and predictions here.
NHL Trade Talk:
Sportsnet Video: the second intermission on Hockey Night in Canada is where the good NHL trade rumors live. The Dallas Stars are taking calls on goalies, the Bruins price on Jake DeBrusk, and more…
TSN: Darren Dreger says to watch the New Jersey Devils–they’d like a scoring winger.
San Jose: If the Sharks want to progress, they need to get some scoring. NHL trade market, or an in-house candidate who shall not be named?
Vegas: With Jack Eichel skating, the Vegas Golden Knights have to look ahead to their salary cap problem–they will be over the cap. Is Evgenii Dadonov the most likely to hit the NHL trade block?
NHL News & National Hockey Now
Toronto: The Toronto Maple Leafs mounted a comeback but lost in a shootout. However, check the fight with Wayne Simmonds.
NYI: The New York Islanders are down with the bottom feeders in the Eastern Conference. Barry Trotz called out his team–it’s about commitment. That’s why the Islanders stink.
Washington: Alex Ovechkin is absolutely laying waste to the NHL this season. He scored goal No. 750, and the Capitals helped the Pittsburgh Penguins by beating the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Colorado: Ok, Penguins fans, try not to chuckle. The Colorado Avalanche is suffering a rash of injuries, and it’s getting on Avs fans’ last nerve.