Fully healthy (or close to it), Penguins defensemen have taken major strides

That’s how many consecutive contests the Penguins have dressed the exact group of defensemen in: • Top pairing Brian Dumoulin and Kris Letang • Second pairing Mike Matheson and Cody Ceci • Third pairing Marcus Pettersson and John Marino With today’s NHL, particularly in a pandemic-condensed schedule, 23 games might as well be an eon. The only thing threatening the Penguins making it two dozen contests with the same group of defensemen is Matheson’s face.