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Pens Points: Bolts Break Back-to-Back Bid

There’s a recap of last night’s game against Tampa, smaller defensemen are becoming more noticeable in today’s NHL, and there is a possibility for a 32nd NHL team in the near future. More on these topics, as well as more stories in today’s Pens Points!

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NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins at Tampa Bay Lightning Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

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

Last night, the Penguins finished off another back-to-back set by traveling to Tampa Bay to take on old friend, Chris Kunitz, and the Lightning. Goals were scored seemingly every other second. Defense was rather nonexistent for both clubs, but in the end, the Lightning struck and took the game 5-4. [Recap]

News and notes from around the league...

Here are six young players who are turning heads through the first few games of the season. [USA Today]

Former Penguin and Stanley Cup Champion, Mark Streit, has been placed on waivers by the Canadiens. Streit, 39, may not have much time left in the NHL. Should someone place a waiver for the veteran d-man? [NBC Sports]

Need some help with your fantasy hockey team? Here are some early season trends for players on all 31 teams. [ESPN]

Smaller defensemen are starting to leave a permanent mark and receive their due in the NHL. [The Hockey News]

“Houston, we have... an NHL team?” Expansion, possibly to the Space City, may happen sooner rather than later. [Sportsnet]

The New Jersey Devils are 3-0-0 to start the season. Is the team that so many have labeled “boring” and “stale” starting to turn a corner? [All About The Jersey]