Quick Bites: 6-goal first period sinks Sharks in Sawchenko debut

One minute into the game, Brent Burns pinched deep into the offensive zone, which allowed forward Evan Rodrigues to lead the rush into the Sharks’ zone with only Radim Simek left back to defend, and just like that, the Penguins were off to an early 1-0 lead. Shortly after, poor defensive coverage by Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Nicholas Meloche led to Penguins forward Bryan Rust sending a nice pass to Jake Guentzel, who sniped it in on poor James Reimer.