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MONTREAL — The Pittsburgh Penguins play their first road game of the season Monday at the Bell Centre. It is nice not going to Buffalo or Detroit, and the late-night chicken shawarma was pretty good. The Penguins are redrawing assignments involving Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. Teddy Blueger is close to healthy. Should the Montreal Canadiens swipe Sonny Milano from the Washington Capitals? The Flyers are playing inspired hockey, Patrik Laine is hurt, and the San Jose Sharks are soff.

Holy Steelers upset, eh? I listened to the game, then watched it later (traveling to Montreal). Who saw that coming? There was a sense of foreboding throughout the fourth quarter, but the Steelers’ offensive line is better than we thought.

Pittsburgh Penguins / Steelers, Pirates

Pittsburgh Hockey Now: P.O Joseph turned it loose. Sidney Crosby is riding the wave. Pittsburgh Penguins locker room.

At practice Sunday, Teddy Blueger was a full go, but… Penguins practice.

Many of you noticed a few different power play assignments on Saturday night. Coach Mike Sullivan is tinkering, and the big guys are getting some new assignments. Penguins news.

Steelers Now:

  • 1-4 or 4-1, beating Tom Brady means everything. Steelers Postgame
  • Tomlin’s scheme and Mitch Trubisky’s perseverance delivered a Steelers win.

 NHLNews & National Hockey Now:

Montreal: We know the Capitals signed Sonny Milano to a one-year, $750,000 contract on Saturday. He has to go through waivers for the Capitals to assign him to Hersey. But–could the Montreal Canadiens snag him?

Washington: If Montreal doesn’t steal him, what does signing Milano mean for the Washington Capitals?

Philly: The Phillies’ win inspired the Flyers, who are shockingly 2-0-0. Philadelphia Flyers inspiration.

Dallas: Jamie Benn, 10 random thoughts, and the Avengers line. Dallas Starz.

NHL.com: Bad news for Columbus. Patrik Laine is OUT for 3-4 weeks with an elbow injury.

San Jose: The Sharks have problems, and they are many. But their biggest problem struck again as they dropped to 0-4-0 and blew a multi-goal lead. San Jose Sharks issues.

Boston: Surprise, look who is back at Boston Bruins practice — Brad Marchand.

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Pittsburgh Hockey Now Editor-in-Chief, formerly 93.7 The Fan, Sportsnet Hockey Tonight, NHL Home Ice. Catch Dan tweeting @theDanKingerski and the official @pghhockeynow account.

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