The young defenseman has five points in his first seven games.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — While the Penguins may not have come away with victory on the road in New York on Saturday night, there was still one positive thing to highlight.

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As rookie defenseman Pierre-Olivier Joseph’s continues to excel in his debut season, Saturday’s game against the Islanders brought a memorable moment — his first NHL goal.

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Joseph has now scored five points in his first seven games in the National Hockey League.

Jake Guentzel said Joseph has been “excellent” and “fun to watch.”

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The Penguins will now have a few days off following schedule changes due to COVID issues among the New Jersey Devils and will take the ice next on Thursday, again facing the New York Islanders.