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Pens Points: Peeking at the Power Play and Penalty Kill

Mike Sullivan is sending a message to his team, Bryan Rust is proving to be more than just a clutch goal-scorer, and the Penguins look to be adjusting their special teams. More on these topics, as well as more stories in today’s Pens Points!

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

Mike Sullivan has always given off the impression that he demands a lot out of his players, even when dealing with a roster full of stars. Never one to rest on his laurels, Sullivan wants his team to shoot even more. [Post-Gazette]

Bryan Rust has created quite a legacy as a Penguin in his relatively short time with the club. Known for his ability to raise his play, particularly in Game 7’s, Rust offers much more than a clutch goal-scoring ability. [Post-Gazette]

Having the ability to roll out personnel like the Penguins can on the power-play is certainly a luxury. Because of how many quality players the Penguins have, it creates a great problem to have trying to put all the pieces in the right place. This power-play depth is something that will help the Pens as the season rolls along. [Post-Gazette]

The Penguins drew a record crowd on Sunday for the 6.6K Run and Family Walk. [Penguins]

With this sudden increase in penalties around the league, the Penguins could be adjusting their special teams units. [Trib Live]

News and notes from around the league...

The NHL All-Star Game could be dropped for an international tournament of sorts. [SB Nation] (If only there was another international stage that NHL players could utilize to properly represent their countries? Hmm...)

Did you know there is an Australian in the NHL for the first time in the league’s history? [ABC]