Olli Maatta’s return from a 10-month absence because of a shoulder injury was a bright spot for Penguins in opening-night loss at Dallas.
Sidney Crosby likes the cohesion that has developed with his new linemate, Phil Kessel, but also says it will get even better.
The Ducks are the favorites to win the Stanley Cup, earning 55.2 percent of votes. The Penguins did not receive any votes to win the Cup.
Stars goaltender Antti Niemi makes 37 saves and also chips in with two assists to baffle Penguins.
Olli Maatta will be appearing in his first game since Dec. 6 when the Penguins face Dallas in the regular-season opener tonight at 8:38.
The Penguins are one of a handful of favorites to compete for a division title in what might be the most competitive group in the NHL.
A look at the personnel with which the Penguins will enter the season.
The Penguins assigned defenseman Olli Maatta to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and recalled center Oskar Sundqvist for salary-cap purposes.
DALLAS (AP) -- Jason Spezza scored three goals, including the tiebreaker late in the third period, and the Dallas Stars spoiled
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -- Colton Parayko scored his first two NHL goals to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 4-3 victory over the
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