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Pens Points: Buried by the Avalanche

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There’s a recap of last night’s game, the recent home stand is analyzed, and we look at how the possible cap increase could affect teams. All this and more in today’s Pens Points!

NHL: Colorado Avalanche at Pittsburgh Penguins Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

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

The Penguins and Avalanche met last night to conclude a 5-game home stand for the Penguins. The game was scoreless until a Colorado goal was scored by Mark Barberio and an EN by former Penguin, Blake Comeau, combined for a 2-1 Avalanche win. [Recap]

With the last 5 games being at home, the Penguins took a few steps in the right direction for the rest of the season. So what exactly did we learn from this 5-game stand? [Post-Gazette]

News and notes from around the league...

A 34-team league may not be entirely out of the realm of possibility for the NHL. [KSDK St. Louis]

With so much talk of the Seattle expansion, another potential expansion city, Houston, Texas, asks what’s left for them to do to attract a hockey team to the Space City? [Houston Press]

Corey Perry was sent to the hospital last night after suffering a lower-body injury. [TSN]

With the league salary cap reportedly set to reach anywhere from $78-82 million, which teams stand to benefit from this influx of money? [The Hockey News]