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Pens Points: A Blunder with Blackhawks

The Pens were handed a second straight loss, the current depth players of the Penguins will be needed as the season gets underway, and some Penguins excel at more than just hockey. More on these topics, as well as more stories in today’s Pens Points!

NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins at Chicago Blackhawks Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

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

The Pens were handed a 10-1 loss at the hands of the Chicago Blackhawks in their season-opener last night. [Recap] Through two games, it hasn't been the best of showings for the back-to-back champs, but there are MANY more games to be played. Now isn't the time to hit the panic button.

As we wait for GMJR’s inevitable trade to bolster the roster, players like Carter Rowney and Greg McKegg will most certainly be relied upon during this season’s infancy. [Trib Live]

“Le Magnifique,” Mario Lemieux, turned 52 years old yesterday. As we celebrate the life of Mario, it’s a good time for Penguins fans to take a step back and appreciate what this franchise has been able to accomplish in such a relatively short span of time. [Post-Gazette]

Hockey certainly isn’t the be-all-end-all of some Penguins. [Post-Gazette]

News and notes from around the league...

According to Delta Airlines, former NHLer, Jiri Hudler, demanded cocaine and attempted to urinate on a food cart during a recent flight. [CBS Sports]

Are you a fantasy hockey fanatic looking to join or create a league? Find out what scoring system is the best for your league. [Fantasy Hockey Scouts]

The “Traveling Jagrs” are getting back in the groove now that the ageless wonder has found a home in Calgary. [CBC Sports]