Danton Heinen Says Pittsburgh Penguins Third Line Needs to Play Simple


Over the past few games, the Pittsburgh Penguins third line struggled take advantage of opportunities and produce offensively.

Between Jeff Carter, Danton Heinen, and Brock McGinn, it’s been McGinn carrying the load for the Penguins line.

With Carter and Heinen both collecting assists in the win over the Calgary Flames, it looks like the third line is beginning to gain steam.

“We try to keep it simple,” Heinen said. “Listen to Carts… Get pucks in and play straight lines. Not be too risky.”

Playing a simple game and lowering high-risk chances has been a key to improving multiple areas of the Penguins team.