Pittsburgh — The Pittsburgh Penguins faced a seemingly impossible task. Without their captain Sidney Crosby and three regular defensemen, their lineup was chaotic. Later Thursday afternoon, head coach Mike Sullivan also tested positive for COVID, so assistant coach Todd Reirden took over the bench.
For a Penguins team beset by absences, all signs pointed to a rough night. However, a goal 16 seconds into the game and a stellar performance by goalie Tristan Jarry spurred the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-2 win over the Philadephia Flyers at PPG Paints Arena on Thursday night.
Brock McGinn and Jake Guentzel scored and Dan Kingerski has the wrap from PPG: