The Pittsburgh Penguins woefully underperformed against the inferior Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night but with 80 regular season games remaining, there is plenty of time to improve the grades below.
Riley Sheahan: B
The Penguins only goal scorer claims one of the top grades of the evening. Sheahan’s forechecking and defensive work was solid throughout, but especially on the sequence that led to his tally. Sheahan created the turnover at the blueline and waited for his winger, Daniel Sprong to join the rush. Patience was the key to the zone entry, and Sheahan’s grit was essential to the finish after he corralled a boisterous rebound off the pad of Carey Price.