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Pens Points: A Sunshine State Showdown

The Pens are back in action tonight, Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr are being highlighted, and it looks like the stars are ready to play ahead of another back-to-back set. More on these topics, as well as more stories in today’s Pens Points!

NHL: Florida Panthers at Pittsburgh Penguins Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

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

The Pens begin another round of back-to-backs with a matchup against the Florida Panthers tonight and a game against the Lightning tomorrow. Stay tuned to Pensburgh for coverage of both games. Puck drop is set for 7:30p.

Heads up: Former Penguins Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr will both be ranked in the top 10 of NHL Network’s Top Goal Scorers of the 1990s this Saturday, October 21 at 5:30p. ET. The countdown is based on a number of metrics, including goals per game, totals goals, number of 30, 40 or 50 goal seasons, and ranking of goal scoring each season throughout the decade.

Because of Matt Hunwick’s recent injury and trip to I.R., the Penguins have made another roster move, this time calling up defenseman Zach Trotman. [Penguins]

It’s no secret that the amount of back-to-backs the league handed the Penguins this season was, uh, a bit much. Nevertheless, this is a battle the Penguins must face this season, and with another set about to begin, the Pens are looking to solve these struggles. [Trib Live]

With all of these back-to-backs, the Penguins will be relying heavily on their star power. And as it looks now, Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel may be about to heat up. [Trib Live]

For Pittsburgh native and Florida Panther Vince Trocheck, the influence of Jaromir Jagr is still felt on him and many other young Panthers. [Post-Gazette]

Matt Murray may not be playing his best hockey at the moment, but knows he will have to step up his game. [Post-Gazette]

News and notes from around the league...

The NHL has seemingly reverted back to its older ways when dealing with penalty calls. [All About The Jersey]

Thought you were never going to see a glow puck ever again? Now may be the best time to revive the infamous piece of vulcanized rubber. [ESPN]