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Pens Points: Pittsburgh-Columbus: Round Two

GMJR isn't backing down from his recent trades, many of the Penguins’ sisters are showing why they're a force to be reckoned with, and Josh Getzoff is proof that hard work pays off. All this and more in today’s Pens Points!

NHL: Columbus Blue Jackets at Pittsburgh Penguins Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Tonight, the Penguins return to action when they host the Columbus Blue Jackets at home, six days removed from their shootout win over the same club. It looks to be another fiery showdown from two heated rivals. But before tonight’s puck drop...

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

GM Jim Rutherford has certainly executed some polarizing trades over the course of this season. Ryan Reaves, Jamie Oleksiak, and Riley Sheahan all have one thing in common: their large stature. However, GMJR doesn't view these moves as “straying away” from their recent winning philosophies. [Trib Live]

Many sisters of current Penguins are proving to be just as, if not more competitive than their kinfolk counterpart. [Trib Live]

Penguins Radio Network play-by-play announcer/analyst Josh Getzoff has climbed through the ranks from a ‘one-man band’ to the go-to substitute for Hall-of-Famer Mike Lange. [Trib Live]

As we reach the end of December and fly into the new year, the Penguins’ current place in the standings has many concerned for their 2018 playoff push. The climb toward the postseason is uphill, but doable. [Post-Gazette]

News and notes from around the league...

The world junior championship recently got underway in Buffalo and a few 2018 NHL Draft prospects were able to show their stuff. [Sportsnet]

Yesterday, Toronto Maple Leafs great, Johnny Bower, passed away at the age of 93. [CBC