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Pens Points: Politics with Hockey Sticks

The Pens are in action tonight once again, the team also made their trip to the White House, and they have made a roster move as a result of the Cole injury. More on these topics, as well as more stories in today’s Pens Points!

Pittsburgh Penguins v Washington Capitals - Game Seven Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

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

Tonight, the Penguins resume play with a much-anticipated game against the Washington Capitals. For the last two playoff runs, the Penguins have enjoyed knocking their divisional foes down and eliminating them from Stanley Cup contention. With Alex Ovechkin being hotter than the sun right now, tonight’s game will surely be one to watch. [Trib Live] Puck drop is set for 7:30p on NBCSN.

Coinciding with the game, the Penguins also made their visit to the White House yesterday to celebrate their 2016-17 Stanley Cup Championship win. Here is a recap of what went down. [Pensburgh]

Yesterday, the Penguins recalled d-man Chris Summers in relation to tonight’s game. However, with Chad Ruhwedel expected to take the place of the injured Ian Cole, Summers figures to be the 7th defenseman for the time being. [Penguins]

News and notes from around the NHL...

Last night marked the first home game in the history of the Golden Knights franchise. With it, the Knights hoped to bring people together to help Vegas heal from the terrible tragedy that occurred earlier this month. [TSN]

A man who “blessed” the newly-opened Little Caesars Arena by throwing an octopus on the ice is now facing a lifetime ban from the arena. [CBC Sports]

For some, if not all players, the choice of hockey stick is one of the biggest decisions they will ever make. Most players nowadays use a lighter, one-piece model. For Patrick Marleau, however, sticking with his “Ol’ Reliable,” two-piece stick, is something that he always finds comfort in. [Sportsnet]

Who gets the boot in Calgary when Jaromir Jagr is ready to return to the ice? [Matchsticks and Gasoline]