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Pens Points: Move Over, Montreal

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There is a recap of last night's win against Montreal, there is also an analyzation of the Penguins' defensive struggles, and HCMS still has confidence in his young goaltender. More on these topics and much more in today's Pens Points.

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

Pens faced off against the Habs last night. Ian Cole scored the first goal of the night to give the Pens a 1-0 lead. After being deemed the healthy scratch due to the promotion of Jake Guentzel, but being reinserted into the lineup due to the injury of Matt CullenEric Fehr scored for the Pens to go up 2-0. Speaking of #JakeAndBake, Guentzel scored another goal to go up 3-0. Just seconds later, Sven Andrighetto got the Canadiens on the board for a 3-1 score. For the first time in 63 games, Olli Maatta scored one final goal for a 4-1 Pengwin. [Pensburgh Recap]

Besides the injuries, could the Penguins' defensive struggles be blamed due to the team straying from their system? [Trib Live]

Coach Sullivan is confident in Matt Murray's abilities, despite his recent 7-goal outing. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

News and notes from around the NHL...

Who would you take 1st overall if you re-drafted the 2003 draft class? [Sportsnet]

Rangers forward, Chris Kreider, has been fined $5,000 for hitting Cody Eakin in the head with his own helmet. [Blueshirt Banter]

The NHL has added the "Four-Line Challenge" to effectively replace the Breakaway Challenge in the All-Star Skills Competition. [Puck Daddy]

Watch: NHL All-Stars recreated the 'Friends' intro. [Sportsnet]