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Pens Points: That's a Loss. With a Capital 'L'.

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Last night, the Penguins fell to the Capitals in a stinker. It was just an off night for the Pens against a very good Caps team. In today's Pens Points you'll get the game recap plus other notes from around the league.

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Here are your Pens Points for this Thursday morning...

Well, Wednesday started out like any other Penguins game day. Except it was a "Rivalry Night" matchup against the Capitals. The Pens kicked off the social media shenanigans. And, let's just say, it escalated quickly. [ESPN]

Then, the actual game ensued. The Penguins weren't so successful on this front. They fell to the Caps 7-1 in one ugly game. [Pensburgh Recap]

Bill West gives a great highlight to the Pens' goaltending coach, Mike Bales and his philosophies. [Trib Live]

Before the game began, the Penguins were said to be excited to play more 'emotional' games. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

News and notes from around the NHL...

Yesterday it was announced that Lightning captain, Steven Stamkos, will be out indefinitely with a lateral meniscus tear. This is Stamkos' 2nd major injury in this calendar year. [Raw Charge]

In addition to Stamkos, New Jersey Devils Left Winger, Taylor Hall, will miss 3-4 weeks with a meniscus tear as well. [All About The Jersey]

Calgary Flames star, Johnny Gaudreau, suffered a broken finger and will undergo surgery. [Matchsticks and Gasoline]

The NHL proposed Olympic participation for a CBA extension. [TSN]