Pens Labyrinth Daily: The Pittsburgh Penguins visited the White House for their Stanley Cup celebration, recalling Chris Summers from the AHL, the biggest competitors the Pens will face in their chase for the Stanley Cup and more!
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Yesterday the Pittsburgh Penguins paid a visit to the White House, a tradition for the Stanley Cup champions, just as they did last season. Today, though, the Penguins are back to business. Later today, the Pittsburgh Penguins will take the ice against the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center in Washington at 7:30 p.m.
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Pittsburgh Penguins Visit the White House
Per Stanley Cup champion tradition, the Pittsburgh Penguins attended a celebration at the White House as the defending back-to-back Stanley Cup victors. Despite the controversy surrounding the Penguins’ decision to attend the celebration, the Penguins visited the White House as tradition had always permitted and celebrated their victory. [ESPN]
Pittsburgh Penguins Recall Defenseman Chris Summers From Wilkes-Barre/Scranton
The Penguins have recalled d-man Chris Summers from their AHL affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. The defenseman is currently in his first of a two-year contract he signed with the Penguins during the offseason. Summers’ most recently played for the New York Rangers’ AHL affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack, and was an alternate captain for the team. It was announced that he will soon join the Pens for his call-up. [NHL.com]
The Penguins’ Top Stanley Cup Competitors
The Pittsburgh Penguins want to do it all again. Can we blame them? The idea of a three-peat has already come up for the Penguins and the team is ready to give it all they’ve got for another Stanley Cup victory. The only problem? The rest of the NHL will be very hesitant to let the Penguins get close to winning again, though, it’ll take defeating Pittsburgh to hold them back. ESPN located the Penguins’ top competitors as they chase their third consecutive Stanley Cup and the Columbus Blue Jackets are up there. [ESPN]