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Pens Points: Coyotes Leave With Tails Between Their Legs

There’s a recap of last night’s game, Justin Schultz has made his triumphant return to the lineup, and Zach Trotman smoothly shut down a troll. More on these topics, as well as more stories in today’s Pens Points!

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NHL: Arizona Coyotes at Pittsburgh Penguins Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

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

Last night, the Penguins returned home to PPG Paints Arena to do combat with the Coyotes. 59 seconds into the game, Justin Schultz, who was taken off of Injured Reserve earlier in the day, kicked off the festivities by giving the Penguins a 1-0 lead. By the end of the night, the Penguins had served up some more home cooking for a solid 3-1 win. [Recap]

Well, as previously mentioned, Schultz was removed from IR yesterday. As a result, Zach Trotman was sent back down to WB/S. [Penguins]

Before Trotman was sent down however, he was able to silence a Twitter troll who took aim at his wife. [Trib Live]

Did you see Ryan Reaves wearing a Phil Kessel “Thriller” t-shirt and wanted to snag one for yourself? Need not worry, he has more on the way. [Post-Gazette]

For a brief moment last night, Coyotes head coach, Rick Tocchet, thought he was still working for the Penguins. [Post-Gazette]

News and notes from around the league...

After the Matt Duchene trade, here’s a list of six other players who could be traded this season. [USA Today]

Even as just a 20-year-old rookie, Brock Boeser belongs in the conversation among the NHL’s top young stars. [Sportsnet]

The Blackhawks and Bruins look to be heading to Notre Dame for the 2019 Winter Classic. [Second City Hockey]