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Pens Points: Off-Day Blues

The Pens are off until Wednesday when they begin their West Coast road trip, but the Pens Points show must go on!

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Here are your Tuesday morning Pens Points on this first day of November...

Bill West highlights the penalty kill's struggles and how that results from taking too many penalties. [Trib Live]

So, it's no surprise that Carl Hagelin and Bryan Rust are fast, but where did all that speed come from? [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

ICYMI, Pensburgh's own Hooks Orpik reviews the Ups and Downs through the first month of the season. [Pensburgh]

News and notes from around the NHL...

Bob McKenzie says Jacob Trouba only really has two choices. [TSN]

Senators goalie, Craig Anderson, turned in a 37-save shutout as he revealed that his wife has cancer. [Puck Daddy]

If Evander Kane can stay out of trouble, the charges against him will be dropped. [NBC Sports]

Top Habs prospect, Mikhail Sergachev, has been sent back to juniors. The Canadiens and and Sergachev's OHL team, the Spitfires, view this as a plus. [Sportsnet]

The Stars have lost forward Ales Hemsky for 5-6 months due to surgery on a torn labrum. [CBS Sports]

Will McDavid v. Matthews become the next great rivalry? [CBC]