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Stempniak giving Pens a boost

Winding story has newest Penguin contributing alongside Sidney Crosby

Updated: March 19, 2014, 1:12 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

Every NHL trade has its own story.

Lee Stempniak's began late on Feb. 28 in a Boston hospital, where his wife, Lindsay, gave birth to twin daughters Reese and Lucy.

The twins were born some weeks ahead of schedule, so while Lindsay remained in Boston to look after the girls with the help of family members, her husband returned to Calgary and his teammates with the Flames.

Stempniak worked out in Calgary, traveled with the team to Minnesota for a game on March 3 and flew back ...

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