Not too many people lately have been keen on giving the Penguins credit for anything, even the positive stuff they’ve been doing. But give the Pens full marks last night.
Really would’ve been easy to close up shop and take a defeat with grace, already being down your best defenseman and a top 4 guy through concussions. Would’ve been even easier to stomach it seeing the Pens dress just 5 defensemen and 13 forwards, one of which was sicker than Geoff’s dog when he ate that bar of soap that one (or 8) time.
But instead they battled. Battled hard and for 65+ minutes to get the (much needed) W against a perennially good team.
Cover photo via Joe Sargent/NHLI via Getty Images. Full recap (guest written by Josh's brother Ian):