The Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Calgary Flames 2-1 in a shootout. But the story only begins there, not ends.
Evgeni Malkin was honored for his 1000th game, which he played on Sunday. The emotional Malkin turned back the clock and created a multitude of scoring chances with Jason Zucker. Malkin scored the game-winner in the shootout to cap the special night.
The breaking Penguins news is they might be learning to play defense.
The newly configured power play shot the puck.
And did we mention the Pittsburgh Penguins won another defensive struggle? They ground down the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday, 3-0, then outlasted another big Western Conference team, the Flames on Wednesday.
A few defensemen are playing well, as is the Penguins’ third line.
Get all the info in the 5-minute PHN Pittsburgh Penguins postgame with Dan Kingerski from PPG Paints Arena.