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Pens Points: Deciphering the Deadline

In today’s Pens Points, we will recap last night’s loss to the Blackhawks, analyze the Penguins’ most recent roster additions, and discuss the idea of possible competition between players now that the deadline has passed.

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

The Pens concluded the second game of a back-to-back last night which resulted in a 4-1 loss to the Blackhawks. The Pens have lost the last two, but look to get back on track on Friday when they return home to go up against the Lightning. [Pensburgh Recap]

Of course, yesterday also brought us the NHL’s trade deadline. Questions surrounded the Penguins as the weeks led up to yesterday. Would Fleury be traded? Would they land Matt Duchene or Gabriel Landeskog? No and no. GMJR stuck to his word when saying he wanted to keep Flower and acquire more depth for the defense.

Rutherford made two last-minute deals yesterday which saw Eric Fehr and Steve Oleksy get traded to the Maple Leafs for D-man Frank Corrado as well as acquiring Mark Streit from Tampa Bay. [Pensburgh]

The aforementioned Corrado is eager for a fresh start with the Penguins. [Trib Live]

With the sudden influx of defensemen, GMJR and Mike Sullivan are welcoming a competition for playing time. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

News and notes from around the NHL...

So, a lot of trades happened yesterday. Here is TSN's Trade Tracker to see who went in which direction. [TSN]

Sportsnet offers its winners and losers from yesterday's deadline. [Sportsnet]

Finally, here are some of the best moments from yesterday. [Puck Daddy]