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Pens Points: Singing the Blues

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Pens streak snapped in shutout loss to the Blues. Power play comes up empty in 0-for-6 effort.

Boston Bruins v Pittsburgh Penguins Photo by Matt Kincaid/Getty Images

Looking to extend their winning streak to five in a row the Penguins ran into a brick wall named Carter Hutton and were blanked in 3-0 loss to the St. Louis Blues. The power-play was lifeless, going 0-for-6 on the night.

The Pens will look to get back in the win column and take some positive momentum in to the All-Star break when they travel to Beantown on Thursday night to face the Boston Bruins. Game time is scheduled for 7:00 PM and will be broadcast locally on ROOT Sports.

Prior to the game the Pens announced that defenseman Cameron Gaunce had been reassigned to the AHL...[Penguins]

...making room for Brian Dumoulin who returned to the starting lineup for the first time since breaking his jaw against the New Jersey Devils on December 27th. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

Depth signings made over the summer by general manager Jim Rutherford have provided great blue line depth as the Pens fought through injuries to many of their top defenseman so far this season. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

Written off by the fan base several times over the pst few seasons, forward Chris Kunitz continues to prove his worth (and the Penguins’ faith) should not be overlooked. [Trib Live]

Penguins’ defenseman Ian Cole made quite the impression on a few local youth hockey players on Tuesday afternoon. [Meadville Tribune]

News and notes from around the NHL...

Claude Julien watch is in full effect but it appears he will live to coach another day after the Bruins snapped a four game losing streak with an overtime win over the Detroit Red Wings. [Puck Daddy]

Everything you need to know about this weekend’s All-Star Game all in one place thanks to the folks here at SBNation. [SBNation]

There is still a month until the NHL Trade Deadline but that didn’t stop the San Jose Sharks from shipping winger Tommy Wingels to the Ottawa Senators. [NHL]