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Penguins notebook: Hagelin almost regrets Sunday's postponement

Jonathan Bombulie
| Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, 8:06 p.m.

• Basking in the glow of Saturday's 5-4 comeback win over Vancouver, Penguins winger Carl Hagelin expressed mixed emotions about the NHL's postponement of Sunday's scheduled game at Washington because of the massive snowstorm along the East Coast. “After a win, you just want to keep going,” he said. “But at the same time, you don't want to be stuck in a snowstorm, either.” Not since 1993 had weather caused a Penguins game to be postponed. The rescheduled date of the Penguins-Capitals game remained undetermined through Sunday.

• Evgeni Malkin recorded his 10th career hat trick in the Penguins' victory over Vancouver to move into a tie with Kevin Stevens for second most in the franchise history. Mario Lemieux is the franchise leader, with 40. Malkin is one of six active NHL players with double-digit career totals in the category.

• With a strong showing during his first NHL call-up earlier this season, 21-year-old Matt Murray burnished his credentials as a top goaltending prospect in the Penguins organization. He's not alone in that designation, however. Tristan Jarry, a 20-year-old rookie picked in the second round of the 2013 draft, made 34 saves to record his third shutout of the season as Wilkes-Barre/Scranton beat Portland, 5-0, on Saturday night. Jarry's numbers with the Baby Pens (11-1-0, 1.63 goals-against average, .941 save percentage) are slightly better than Murray's (16-6-0, 1.84, .937) this season.

• In advance of a game at Consol Energy Center on Tuesday, the New Jersey Devils flew straight to Pittsburgh after a 3-1 win in Winnipeg on Saturday night. Those travel plans were in place long before the snowstorm hit, but they could prove fortuitous for the Devils, who won't have to worry about getting in or out of Newark, N.J., which received 21.8 inches of snow at the airport.

— Jonathan Bombulie

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