Sidney Crosby, who has been called day-to-day for several days now, did not return to the lineup on Monday for the Pittsburgh Penguins (concussion). The Colorado Avalanche were in town and they will take away two points following a come-from-behind overtime victory.

Gabriel Landeskog was the hero for the Avs as he scored two important goals in the game. His first goal came with about six and a half minutes remaining in regulation, a goal that tied the game at threegoals apiece. The tie held up until the extra session when Landeskog scored again, this time in the first minute of the overtime session.

The result was a 4-3 win for the Avalanche, two points on the road, and one point at home for the Penguins.

The results sees Pittsburgh dip to 2-0-1 on the season, not a poor start at all for a team missing their best player. They have five points in the standings and Monday night was not totally unproductive.

Colorado have now improved to 2-0-0 on the season with two quality wins. First, they beat the Dallas Stars 6-5 and now the Avs own a victory against the defending Stanley Cup champions. There could be a surprise team emerging in these Avs, one that barely missed the post-season in 2015/16.

What's next for Pittsburgh?

The Penguins won't have any rest between games as they head out to Montreal for a game on Tuesday night against the Canadiens.

The start time is 7:30pm ET and the word on Carey Price is that he won't be in net for Montreal. In what is a busy week against quality teams the Pens also have a home game against the San Jose Sharks on Thursday (7pm ET) and a game in Nashville against the Predators at 8pm ET on Saturday.

Crosby's return remains unclear.

However, the Penguins could use all the legs they can get at such a compact point in their schedule. If he does return soon at least the Pens will get him well rested as he is yet to debut this season.

What's next for Colorado?

The Avalanche have a four-game week as well. On Tuesday they have a very-tough game as they go to Washington to face the Capitals (5pm MT).

They will remain on the road for the balance of the week with games at Tampa Bay (5:30pm MT on Thursday) and Florida (5pm MT on Saturday).

This point in their schedule is difficult to say the least as they will play numerous road games with little rest in between them and against the most-difficult competition. The Avs appear to have a solid team, but the depth of it will be tested in the evenings ahead.

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