The Pittsburgh Penguins have not committed to Nick Bjugstad as their third line center. Dan Kingerski breaks down the past two games, diagrams the plays which mattered and dives into the question: Is Nick Bjugstad the Penguins answer as the Penguins third line center for Phil Kessel?
Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan said the line had a great game Friday and had moments on Saturday, but weren’t as dominant as the night before. The line with Byran Rust created two goals on Friday but none Saturday. The line was nearly even in scoring chances created.
Bjugstad, 26, was acquired with Jared McCann last Friday in exchange for Derick Brassard, Riley Sheahan, a second-round selection and two fourth-round picks.