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Pens Points: Back to Reality

After incredible night outdoors, Pens ready to refocus on title defense. Murray keeping Pens in Metro race.

NHL: Stadium Series-Philadelphia Flyers at Pittsburgh Penguins Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Under the lights and a steady flurry of snow fall, it looked like a scene out of movie at Heinz Field for the 2017 Stadium Series contest between the Penguins and their cross-state rival Philadelphia Flyers.

Coming away with a 4-2 victory on Saturday night, the Pens will now return to reality as they prepare to defend their Stanley Cup championship. [Pensburgh]

With 22 games left the Pens are within striking distance of the Capitals for first place in the Metropolitan division. The steady play of Matt Murray will be the key if they want to overtake Washington. [Trib Live]

Wednesday is the trade deadline and the Pens have one big question mark hanging over them as the deadline creeps in. What to do with Marc-Andre Fleury. [Trib Live]

As the final stretch of the regular season approaches, the Pens are doing what they can to prevent fatigue from setting in. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

Coming into Saturday’s game Matt Cullen had played over 1,300 games in his NHL career but the Stadium Series game may have been his favorite. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

Playing in his first outdoor game Jake Guentzel recorded two assists and was named the first star of the game. Guentzel was also rocked by a hard open ice hit from Brandon Manning. Sunday the NHL announced Manning will have a hearing for his hit on the rookie. [Puck Daddy]

News and notes from around the NHL...

Sunday evening delivered the first headline trade of trade deadline season. The Tampa Bay Lightning dealt goaltender Ben Bishop to the Los Angeles Kings in a move that raised a few eye brows. [ESPN]

Shortly after the Bishop deal was announced, news broke that the Minnesota Wild had acquired forward Martin Hanzal from the Arizona Coyotes. [SB Nation]