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Pens Points: Preparing to Punch the Ticket

In today's Pens Points, we'll be looking at the dominance of Sid and the Kids, Bryan Rust's eventual return, and Sidney Crosby has been given a small, yet impressive honor. Read on to find out more about these topics as well as more relevant NHL news.

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

The Penguins are in Buffalo tonight after a dominating game on Sunday against Florida. The significance of tonight's game is related to the Pens' ability to clinch a playoff spot for the 11th consecutive season with a win tonight. For some insight on the Sabres, check out everyone over at Die By The Blade. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00!

In part due to his dominating performance Sunday against the PanthersSidney Crosby has been named the NHL's second star of the week. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

Bryan Rust is very eager to rejoin the team since being sidelined with an injury in early February. Although no return date has been officially set, Rusty appears to be closer than ever to donning a Pens jersey once again. [Trib Live]

The 59-87-43 line is shredding the rest of the NHL (obviously). [Penguins]

News and notes from around the NHL...

Calgary's Matthew Tkachuk has been suspended for two games due to elbowing. [TSN]

Sportsnet has given a list of the top 20 RFA's of 2017. [Sportsnet]

Video: Who has the coolest mascot in the league? [Puck Daddy]