Jan 20 2013; New York, NY, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins left wing James Neal (18) celebrates scoring with teammates during the third period against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Pittsburgh won 6-3. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Three Rivers, One Show talks Penguins' hot start, Pirates' signings & more

The Pittsburgh Penguins took care of the Flyers and Rangers to start their 2013 season, and Matt Shetler, Matt Gajtka and Zac Weiss are ready to discuss the details on this week’s Three Rivers, One Show podcast, part of the Fansided Radio Network.

Defense and goaltending were areas of concern after last season’s playoff loss to Philadelphia, but those aspects were rock solid in the Penguins’ first two games. Who were the standouts among those units? Also, Pittsburgh’s adjusted power play was a news item during last week’s camp, so how did the revamped strategy pan out over the weekend?

Matt, Matt and Zac also talk about strong starts from Evgeni Malkin, James Neal and Kris Letang, how Sidney Crosby looked and why Dan Bylsma has been a great fit as Penguins coach for nearly four full years.

In the final 15 minutes of the show, the trio analyze what the Pirates’ additions of starting pitchers Jeff Karstens and Francisco Liriano might mean and if any trades to strengthen the bench might be on the horizon. Lastly, Matt, Matt and Zac deliver their final thoughts on the world of sports before signing off.

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