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Pens Points: Tough Times Ahead

The Penguins are bracing for a rough stretch of games, Ryan Reaves has quickly turned into a fan-favorite, and Olli Maatta may be turning the corner offensively. 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...

With a multitude of back-to-back games on the upcoming schedule, including numerous away games, the Penguins know there may be some tough times ahead, but they say they are ready for the challenge. [Post-Gazette]

Ryan Reaves may be a name you’re about to become very familiar with. After his strong performance against the Nashville Predators on Saturday, Reaves may have already solidified a fan following in the Steel City. [Post-Gazette]

Defenseman Ian Cole took a puck to the mouth during Saturday’s win; he is now recovering from the injury which resulted in him loosing a few chiclets. [Trib Live]

Olli Maatta has looked quite strong, both offensively and defensively, through the first few games of the season. Although not really known for his goal-scoring prowess, Maatta may be turning into an offensive threat. [Trib Live]

News and notes from around the league...

WATCH: Jaromir Jagr made a surprise appearance for his biggest fans, the “Traveling Jagrs.” [Sportsnet]

Stars goalie Ben Bishop took a puck to the mask and shared the aftermath of his injury. [Sportsnet]

The Leafs are scoring a lot of goals to start the season, but know this pace can’t last. [TSN]