Latest report from Penguins dressing room isn't good

The Pens dropped a disappointing game in OT last night against their rivals.



The Pittsburgh Penguins dropped what was truly a frustrating game last night against their in-state rival Philadelphia Flyers, a 2-1 final in overtime that once again reminded fans of their often-maddening inability to find the back of the net when it counts. 

Goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic did everything that he could for the Penguins, making 31 saves. But he was let down by the players in front of him, who were unable to convert on three power play chances

Forward Bryan Rust stated the obvious afterward, that assistant coach Todd Reirden is unhappy with how his power play units are performing. 

“I’ve been asked that question a lot recently. And if I had a really good answer for you, I would give you a really good answer,” Rust said. “I know everybody who’s on the unit has been thinking about the unit. The coach on that unit is really upset with how things are going, and we’re trying our best to get it going, and things aren’t going. So we’ve got to keep working on that.”

Additionally, power play specialist defenseman Erik Karlsson laments the lack of chances that he and the rest of his teammates are able to produce on their own. 

“We give teams chances from plays that we make — mistakes that we make,” Karlsson said. “They do the same, and we’re going to get those regardless of what we do. You know, we have to find a way to create our own chances. And with the team that we have here, we should be able to do that. Throughout the course of the season so far, we have not.”

Executive Kyle Dubas is attempting to go all-in as the careers of Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang are winding down, but if the Penguins aren't able to figure out their special teams, it could ultimately be an effort in vain. 

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