The Pittsburgh Penguins closed out the regular season with a 3-2 overtime loss against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night. Pittsburgh’s disappointing 22-23 campaign saw the team finish with 40-31-11 record in missing the postseason for the first time since 2006. Pittsburgh finished the season below .500 on the road, winning just 17 of 41 road games this season. Alarming numbers for the Penguins was a meager 31 regulation wins and a minus-2 goal differential.
*Sidney Crosby posted his highest scoring season since 2018-2019 with a team-leading 93 points and 60 assists……*Jake Guentzel eligible for a contract extension led the Penguins with 36 goals on the season as the Penguins had six players (Guentzel 36G, Crosby 33G, Rakell 28G, Malkin 27G, Zucker 27G, Rust 20G) with 20 goals or more…….*Wonder why the team missed the playoffs by a point or two? Tristan Jarry in 47 games posted a .909 SV%, Casey DeSmith .905 SV% in 38 Games…….