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There’s a recap of last night’s game, the loss of Justin Schultz is analyzed, and Pittsburgh takes the cake over Philadelphia. All this and more in today’s Pens Points!

NHL: New York Islanders at Pittsburgh Penguins Don Wright-USA TODAY Sports

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

The Penguins battled against the other New York team last night, the New York Islanders. With 5 minutes left in regulation and a 3-1 lead, everything was comfy and cozy for Pittsburgh, but both teams needed OT and one Matt Hunwick goal later, Pittsburgh had escaped with a 4-3 win. [Recap]

Before the game, it was announced that Justin Schultz would miss a couple of weeks, likely due to the injury he suffered on Tuesday. Frank Corrado was subsequently recalled. [Pensburgh]

What exactly does losing Justin Schultz do for the Penguins? [Post-Gazette]

Many of us here already know this but it always bears repeating: Pittsburgh, not Philadelphia, has been Pennsylvania’s sports capital for the last 50 years. [Post-Gazette]

News and notes from around the league...

The Carolina Hurricanes will have a new majority owner. [Canes Country]

Whether you like it or not, the NHL carries a political climate. [Sporting News]

With another suspension for spearing an opposing player, Matthew Tkachuk is turning into a lovable and hatable pest. [Sportsnet]