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Fallout from the Penguins 4-3 win over the Winnipeg Jets

Riley Sheahan Scored a Goal!!!!

The Penguins didn’t just have one shocking moment in Tuesday’s 4-3 come from behind win over the Winnipeg Jets.

Down 3-2 in the third period Derek Grant scored a 1 out of a 100 type shot down the right side for his first of the season to tie the game at 3-3 as Zach Aston-Reese would score a tiebreaking goal with 5:12 remaining.

Two Goals from the 4th line and some actual production outside of the top-2 lines or the power play.

3-0-1 in their last four games, the Penguins have gone from playing at a 78 point pace just seven days ago to now an 89 point pace entering tonight’s game vs Colorado.

They’re not out of the woods yet.

A 4th line of Garrett Wilson – Riley Sheahan – Derek Grant is going to drag you down most nights than come up with a miracle 2 goal performance like they had vs Winnipeg….. the lack of secondary scoring figures to remain a problem as this group badly needs another scoring top-9 winger…… the blueline is hot and cold on a nightly basis and while it’s holding up now, who knows what the Penguins will get from the goaltending position the rest of the way.

But, regardless of where the Penguins are in the standings right now, Washington is the only team in the Metropolitan Division that is a better hockey club than them.

It’s a division filled with mediocrity, teams like the Islanders that won’t sustain their early success.

Then there’s Columbus. A team you have to take serious as potentially passing the Penguins up when April comes around but for now no one in the Penguins organization fears CBJ because of the mental edge Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access"

— Phil Kessel and Evgeni Malkin had a poor game together that saw Mike Sullivan split the pair up in the third period vs the Jets.

A bad game has started the ‘time for Malkin and Kessel to be split up full-time narrative’.

The way the Penguins are built right now, keep loading up the top-2 lines and just let it play out.

Maximizing Phil Kessel’s offensive production is what the priority should be not trying to get Derick Brassard going.

Kessel after a 92 point season, is quietly producing at a 99 point Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access"

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