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Pens Points: Lost in the Wild

Power play remains hot but Pens fall to Wild for first regulation loss at home

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Penguins hosted the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night at PPG Paints Arena as the Western Conference foe made its annual trip to the city. The Pens tallied twice against the top penalty kill unit in the league with goals from Sidney Crosby and Patric Hornqvist. Unfortunately that was not enough as the Wild fought back all night and came out on top with a 4-2 victory. The loss ended the Pens streak of seven consecutive games with a point and also handed them their first home regulation loss of the season. [Pensburgh]

For an opposing take on the game head over to our friends at Hockey Wilderness for their coverage.

Earlier in the day, the Pens hosted a group of veterans for their morning skate and wore special camouflage warm up jerseys to celebrate Veteran's Day. [Penguins]

With the top unit clicking on all cylinders, the Pens are looking to get the second power play unit up and running to form a deadly 1-2 combo with on the man advantage. [Trib Live]

It may be stressful for the fans, but the Pens are enjoying being comeback kids this season. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

Carrying over from last year's championship season, the young guns are once again contributing for the Pens in all facets of the game. [The Hockey Writers]

Saturday night the Pens return to the ice to welcome the Toronto Maple Leafs to town. It will be fans first chance to see No. 1 overall pick Auston Matthews in action along with a bunch of other great young players making an impact for the Leafs.

News and notes from around the rest of the NHL...

There have been many great players in hockey history, but if you could pick just one to play in today's game, who would you choose? [Sportsnet]

Ilya Kovalchuk is rumored to be interested in making a return to the NHL. [The Hockey News]

The Edmonton Oilers are the story of the year so far in the NHL but they are keeping perspective as the excitement continues to build. [ESPN]