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Pens Points: Flaming Out In Overtime

There’s a recap of last night’s game, we look at the many first-round failures, and there’s a story about a child with one legendary name. More on these topics, as well as more stories, in today’s Pens Points!

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NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins at Calgary Flames Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports

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

Last night, the Penguins finished off another back-to-back by traveling to Calgary to battle the Flames. After Kris Letang took a penalty and as a result, gave the Flames a late 3rd-period lead, he went and pulled a “Dumb and Dumber” and totally redeemed himself with the game-tying goal. The Penguins would fall in OT, however, 2-1. [Recap]

Here’s a depressing story on all of the whiffs the Penguins have made in the first round of the NHL Draft! If this story does nothing for you, at the very least, please enjoy Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin while they're still here. [Post-Gazette]

Come meet a child with the first name of Malkin and the middle name of Crosby. [Penguins]

News and notes from around the NHL...

Which team will be the first to pull off the first, real “blockbuster” trade of the season? [The Hockey Writers]

Alex Ovechkin is starting a social movement to show support for Vladimir Putin. [TSN]

Nike has unveiled the remainder of the Olympic jerseys for the Pyeongchang Games. [Sportsnet]

The Avalanche certainly needed Semyon Varlamov last night, as he stopped 57 shots to beat the Hurricanes 5-3. [USA Today]

Perhaps the 4-8-1 start by the Montreal Canadiens isn’t the end of the world? [Eyes On The Prize]