Jake Guentzel scored twice, both on the power play, for Pittsburgh and now has eight this season. The Penguins started the season with wins in seven of their first 11, but now have just four wins in their last 12. Pittsburgh gave up two power-play goals for the second straight game and has allowed 10 in its last six.
The Bruins did not have LW Anders Bjork (undisclosed), LW Brad Marchand (upper body injury), RW David Backes (colon surgery) and D Adam McQuaid (broken right fibula). .Boston announced RW Jordan Szwarz had been sent down to AHL Providence. .The Devils announced Friday’s home game against Vancouver will coincide with the team hosting the NHL and NHLPA “joint initiative Hockey Fights Cancer” as part of the “annual Cancer Awareness Month.”
It’s all part of Gordon’s reinstatement into the NFL after he had been suspended the past two seasons and for 53 or the Browns last 58 games.
Gordon was reinstated conditionally by the NFL on Nov. 1. He was allowed to be in the building and work out on his own for two weeks, and is allowed to practice for two weeks before he can play in a game.
That meant he needed another season of at least six games to be credited for his third season, which would have made him eligible for restricted free agency, an appealing option to a player with as much talent as Gordon.
But he played no games in 2015 and ’16, though, and will only play five this season.