2-minute Drill: Penguins Knock off Hurricanes Behind Young Guns

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  • Not much more than a month ago, Dominik Simon, Jean-Sebastien Dea and Casey DeSmith were playing minor league hockey in Wilkes-Barre for the AHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins.
  • The presence of winger Ryan Reaves in the Penguins lineup has been a polarizing topic for fans since the team traded for him in June.
  • Pirates chairman Bob Nutting is the fourth-least popular owner in the majors, according to a poll conducted by FanGraphs.
  • LeBron James becomes 7th member of 30,000-point club.
  • While Pitt stumbles toward the end of the first half of its ACC season, coach Kevin Stallings’ job gets increasingly more difficult.

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