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Pens Points: The Road to 81-0-1 Begins!

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The Pens' perfect season is over. But the season is still very young.

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Without further ado, let's get to these Pens Points.

The Pens fell to Colorado last night in overtime 4-3. [Pensburgh Recap] (5 out of 6 possible points to start the season without the world's best hockey player isn't too bad!)

Bill West analyzes the Penguins' speed game and why it is so effective. [Trib Live]

USA Today believes the Pens can be the first team to repeat as champs since the 1998 Red Wings. [USA Today]

Matt Murray is nearing a return to practice! [CBS Sports]

News and notes from around the NHL...

Carey Price is still not 100% and will not be ready for the home opener tonight. [TSN]

Toronto's young talent has carried the offense so far. [NBC Sports]

10 interesting stories through the NHL's first five days of the season. [CBC Sports]

Bleacher Report gives their list of pending free agents that are most likely to be traded during this season. [Bleacher Report]

15 players that could have breakout seasons this year. [FOX Sports]

How does Connor McDavid deal with being the NHL's youngest captain in history? [Rolling Stone]

REMINDER: The Pens are in Montreal tonight in the second half of a back-to-back. Puck drop at 7:30p.