In years previous, the Penguins have despatched their rookies up to Buffalo for a event in September. This season, the Pittsburgh contingent is barely staying for one sport, and that sport was in the present day towards the Boston Bruins rookies.
The Pens took a 6-4 win with a 3rd interval go-ahead objective from Corey Andonovski. That re-established the lead after Pittsburgh jumped up to a 3-0 lead in the primary interval.
Here have been the traces for the Pens:
A single rookie sport in September will not be price studying very a lot into in any conceivable path, however with that disclaimer out of the best way, listed below are some very floor degree ideas.
- The Pittsburgh prime line mixed for 4 targets (two from Filip Hallander, one a bit by Sam Poulin and Valtteri Puustinen). This could be very a lot to be anticipated, with Hallander and Puustinen very seasoned for any such event and veterans of an NHL common season sport.
- Poulin additionally added two assists and is changing into the early story of the pre-veterans arriving portion of coaching camp with a number of articles from numerous shops following this interview with the media yesterday. Poulin, the previous 2019 first rounder, is seeking to make an even bigger influence and enhance off of his pretty disappointing rookie season final yr. Today is not going to maneuver the needle an excessive amount of contemplating the competitors, however hopefully it provides a little bit of gasoline for his confidence and he can preserve constructing on it.
- Hallander additionally saved a objective towards by pulling a puck away from the objective line after which scored a objective afterward his personal. Nice play.
- Undrafted FA defender Colin Swoyer had 4 assists on the day. The Michigan Tech product is already 24 years previous, however a sport like that may all the time pop off the web page slightly bit.
- Nathan Legare scored late so as to add insurance coverage and was bodily in the center of post-whistle scrums and physicality all sport, from the sounds of it. Probably not a nasty signal both for him to get emotionally lively and try to make an even bigger mark than final yr.
- One participant not listed is 2022 first rounder Owen Pickering, who hasn’t been practising or taking part in this week with an higher physique damage. That’s a bummer he is not wholesome at this level of the season to present a glimpse of what he is obtained, and in addition be taught from taking part in towards what can be a primary have a look at some professional degree competitors. Far from the tip of the world and even being significant in the large image, however it’s unlucky in the mean time.
Instead of staying and taking part in extra video games up in Buffalo, the Penguins are headed again to Pittsburgh. They do get a break day tomorrow, however then they’re again on the follow rink on Monday. Every participant in the historical past of hockey gamers would favor the scrimmage side, however for the group’s perspective getting in a pair extra practices and emphasizing drills and instruction is the path the Pens are going for their rookies this yr.