The Pittsburgh Penguins have lost three in a row but this time they were in it late in the third period before falling to the New Jersey Devils 4-2. Perhaps that’s an improvement from their 5-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning and 4-0 shutout by the Calgary Flames. Or, it was the work of Penguins goalie Tristan Jarry.
Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan termed his team, “not good enough,” and unspecifically mentioned losing the details of their game until the third period.
Sidney Crosby made his season debut. He was good, but a couple of uncharacteristic mistakes led to New Jersey goals, including the game-winning penalty shot.
It’s Crosby. No training camp, and no game action before tonight. He’ll be fine.
Jeff Carter also returned and had a couple of scoring chances.
Dan Kingerski of Pittsburgh Hockey Now is bringing back the postgame video breakdowns. Saturday night, Kingerski explained what Sullivan meant by the lack of details, and explained what the Penguins didn’t do often enough in their loss to New Jersey.
Dan also singled out the players who are on the ice but M.I.A. thus far in the Pittsburgh Penguins season. Hint, two are in the top-six. You can read the PHN+ report card here with a more in-depth and complete analysis, too.