Sidney Crosby scores 1st even strength goal of season in 4-3 win

Penguins 4 – Avalanche 3

Sidney Crosby’s first even strength goal of the season at 11:56 of the third period ended up being the eventual game winner in the Penguins 4-3 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night. Off an Avalanche turnover, Crosby got behind the D and took a feed from Pascal Dupuis to beat Reto Berra backhand for his third goal of the season. The goal put the Penguins up 4-2.

Matt Duchene cut the Penguins lead to 4-3, scoring his second of the game with a 1:23 left in regulation. The Penguins would hold on improving to 12-7-0, 24 pts, on the season and 9-3 in one-goal games.

 

Penguins recall David Warsofsky

The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled defenseman David Warsofsky from Wilkes Barre/Scranton, the Penguins announced.

 

Olli Maatta released from hospital

Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta has been released from the hospital and is expected to be sidelined for 3-4 weeks, the Penguins announced.

 

Islanders trying to trade Travis Hamonic

Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports “very quietly”, the New York Islanders are trying to maneuver a difficult situation — the possibility of trading Travis Hamonic.

TSN’s Darren Dreger reports Hamonic has family concerns in Western Canada and requested a trade prior to season. Preferred destinations are west cities.

Hamonic, 25, is signed through the 2019-2020 season with a $3,857,142 cap hit.

 

Ben Roethlisberger named AFC Player of the Week

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger has been named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance vs the Cleveland Browns in week 10.

Roethlisberger threw for 379 yards and 3 touchdowns, leading Steelers to a 30-9 win.