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Pens Points: Colliding With the Capitals

Mark Recchi is highlighted ahead of his Hall of Fame induction, Sidney Crosby isn’t losing sleep over his lack of goals, and we look at the post-game rituals of the Penguins regarding their different props. More on these topics, as well as more stories in today’s Pens Points!

NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins at Washington Capitals Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Tonight, the Penguins return to action when they do battle with Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals in the first game of another back-to-back set. Pensburgh will have coverage of the heated divisional match-up before and after the game. Puck drop is set for 7:00! And with that...

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

Mark Recchi was able to succeed in a variety of roles while in the NHL. This versatility is what helped propel him to the Hockey Hall of Fame. [Trib Live]

The Pittsburgh Urban Redevelopment Authority has delayed a vote on the Civic Arena redevelopment deal along with the Penguins. [Trib Live]

A football helmet? A rock? When you have a nice game, the Penguins will certainly reward you with a post-game prop. [Post-Gazette]

Sidney Crosby isn’t worried about his nine-game goalless streak. [Post-Gazette]

News and notes from around the NHL...

Vadim Shipachyov has become the first player in the (brief) history of the Golden Knights to retire from the league. [Yahoo Sports]

The Lightning’s top line is chasing history. [TSN]

The FlamesMark Jankowski scored his first career goal in one of the strangest ways possible. [Sporting News]

Former Bruins player, Daniel Paille, was laid out from an incredibly brutal hit in the CHL. [Stanley Cup of Chowder]

Jonathan Toews, Patrick Sharp, and Patrick Kane isn’t the fierocious combination it once was. [Second City Hockey]