October 13, 2019 10:32 PM
Penguins' Sam Lafferty: Stays hot in blowout win
Lafferty scored two goals on four shots and was plus-2 with a pair of blocked shots in a 7-2 victory over the Jets on Sunday.
The 24-year-old was recalled by the Penguins on Monday and went without a point in his first two NHL games. But Lafferty broke out Saturday with a goal and two assists against the Wild, then followed that up with tonight's two-goal performance. Injuries up front have opened the door for the second-year pro and he has certainly seized the opportunity so far.
October 12, 2019 11:52 PM
Penguins' Sam Lafferty: First three career points
Lafferty scored an empty-net goal and added a pair of assists in Saturday's 7-4 win over the Wild.
After going scoreless in his first two NHL games, Lafferty erupted for his first three points in a barn-burner of a game. He also went plus-3 and fired three shots on goal in the contest. A number of injuries to Penguins forwards have given Lafferty an earlier-than-expected chance to play at hockey's highest level, and a performance like Saturday's should give the 24-year-old a boost in confidence.
October 7, 2019 05:36 PM
Penguins' Sam Lafferty: Bumped up to NHL
Lafferty was recalled from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Monday.
Lafferty and Andrew Agozzino were recalled in response to Evgeni Malkin and Nick Bjugstad hitting injured reserve with lower-body injuries. The 24-year-old forward notched 13 goals and 49 points with AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton last season after a four-year career with Brown University.