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Pens Points: Renewing Acquaintances

Pens shrug off injuries, use third period comeback to take down Sharks in Stanley Cup rematch

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Down several key players to injury, the Penguins dug deep and mounted a huge third period comeback to claim a 3-2 win over the San Jose Sharks in a Stanley Cup rematch. [Pensburgh]

Kris Letang and Conor Sheary suffered injuries against the Canadiens and both did not play Thursday night against the Sharks. Neither are expected to be out long term. [Trib Live]

Go behind enemy lines and swim over to our friends at "Fear the Fin" for their take on the contest. [Fear the Fin]

Patric Hornqvist scored the game winner but his relentless forechecking was key to setting up the tying goal by Scott Wilson. [Pensburgh]

P.K. Subban and the Nashville Predators are next on the docket for the Pens. The two sides will face off at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday night. To learn more about the Preds head over to "On the Forecheck" for everything you need.

Earlier on Thursday the Penguins announced Matt Murray signed a three year contract extension at the price of $3.75 million per season. The deal will begin with the 2017-2018 season and run through 2020. [CBS Sports]

Here is what Murray's new deal may (and may not) mean for the future in between the pipes for the Pens. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

Speculation about the future of Marc-Andre Fleury in Pittsburgh began as soon as the Murray deal was announced. Penguins' GM Jim Rutherford weighed in on the situation later in the afternoon. [NBC Sports]

Penalties have killed the Penguins so far this season and Mike Sullivan is making it a point to be more disciplined going forward. [Penguins]

The NHL is wasting no time getting the outdoor games in this season. Investors Group Field will play host to the Winnipeg Jets and Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night. Sean McIndoe ranked the outdoor games from worst to best. Pens and Sabres take the top spot. [Sportsnet]

Time to catch up on happenings around the NHL...

Auston Matthews and Patrik Laine, the top two picks in the 2016 draft, met for the first time on Wednesday night. Laine was the star, scoring a hat trick (including the overtime winner) as the Jets came roaring back from 4-0 down to defeat the Maple Leafs. [Sporting News]

As the Penguins witnessed Monday night, the Colorado Avalanche are a new team under first year head coach Jared Bednar. [NBC Sports]

Very interesting read on the size of goaltenders in the NHL and how much it matters in today's game. [In Goal Mag]