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Pittsburgh Penguins, NHL news, Evgeni Malkin

The Pittsburgh Penguins crushed the Arizona Coyotes 6-2 on Thursday night at PPG Paints Arena. The Penguins fired 53 shots and got scrappy in the end, too. PHN has complete analysis, coverage, and video from PPG. Jonathan Drouin remains somewhat curiously out for the Montreal Canadiens, though the NHL trade rumors are not yet swirling. The Philadelphia Flyers splashed the cash on Travis Sanheim, and former Penguins d-man Mike Matheson is out for a couple of months.

It indeed seems that hockey in Canada is undergoing the same sort of reality reconciliation that football went through in the 1990s in the U.S. TSN’s Rick Westhead published a story detailing London, ON police dissuading a woman, who claimed two hockey players raped her, from filing charges.

I’ll put this story up top for those following the public reckoning of hockey players and sexual assaults here.

Pittsburgh Penguins / Steelers, Pirates

Pittsburgh Hockey Now:

Dave Molinari’s postgame recap of the Pittsburgh Penguins win.

PHN+: Who played well, and who was a bit shaky in Game 1? Dan Kingerski’s (that’s me) in-depth analysis and Penguins report card.

Video: The breakdown and insights from PPG, the “Five Minute Penguins postgame.”

Steelers Now:

  • Alan Saunders writes the Steelers will be challenged to get a pass rush against Tom Brady…and maybe the officials? Steelers analysis.
  • Umm, OK? Defensive coordinator Teryl Austin vowed to keep blitzing despite being picked apart last weekend. More from Steelers practice.
  • Five starters are out. Three returned. Steelers injury updates.

Pittsburgh Baseball Now: More Arizona Fall League updates–Nick Gonzales moving to 3B? Pirates prospect watch.

NHL News & National Hockey Now:

Best games first:

Florida: Patric Hornqvist led the Florida Panthers to an opening night win over the New York Islanders.

Vegas: It was a nail-biter in Las Vegas. A 1-0 shutout win over the Chicago Blackhawks for Logan Thompson and the Vegas Golden Knights.

Montreal: Several news items in Montreal, including the Carey Price thank you to fans. Mike Matheson is out for two months.

Philly: Money. That’s what I want. Travis Sanheim got it. He signed an eight-year, $50 million extension with the Philadelphia Flyers.

How’s this for lots of tickets to buy — Tony DeAngelo comes from a large Italian family. They needed 200 tickets for the opener. 200?! A fun story involving the Philadelphia Flyers.

Washington: Watch — Ilya Samsonov forgot he was now a Maple Leafs goalie? Toronto won, but this gaffe — Samsonov passed it directly to his former Washington Capitals teammate.

Dallas: FILTHY GOAL! Watch Mason Marchment score in the Dallas Stars win.

Calgary: Nazem Kadri is girding for battle against the NHL’s best. The Calgary Flames center is ready.

TSN Insiders: Don Granato and Darryl Sutter got handsome contract extensions. Who’s next? When will Jonathan Drouin return for the Habs?

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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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