TRURO – Zach Sill had a solid outing in his second NHL game but has yet to taste his first victory.
The 25-year-old native of Birch Hill played 9:02 for the Pittsburgh Penguins Monday against the Boston Bruins, a game the Bruins won 3-2.
The Penguins also dropped Sill’s debut 4-1 Nov. 16 against the New Jersey Devils.
Sill managed a shot at Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask Monday, blocked a pair of shots and won the only faceoff he took on the evening against Patrice Bergeron. He skated on the team’s fourth line with Joe Vitale and Craig Adams.
It was Sill’s first game back with the Penguins after being recalled by the club Sunday from its AHL affiliate on Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. The six-foot-two, 202-pound forward, was initially called up to Pittsburgh on Nov. 15 and after his appearance the following night against New Jersey, he was made a healthy scratch for games against Anaheim and Washington and sent back to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton last Friday.
Sill has spent the past five seasons with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and has four points (1G, 3A) in 13 games this season.
He signed a one-year, two-way deal with Pittsburgh in July worth US$550,000 at the NHL level.