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Pens Points: Preseason Rolls on after loss to Detroit

News and notes around the Pittsburgh Penguins for Tuesday September 26

NHL: Preseason-Pittsburgh Penguins at Columbus Blue Jackets Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning, everyone. Lack of televising means I didn’t see the game so talk below for those who might have about the 4-1 loss to Detroit. []

Here’s what our pals at WiiM thought of the game. [Winging it in Motown]

“The last two years, I didn't play my best hockey,” Maatta said. “I think I've got a lot better.” Olli Maatta wants to be better, and it seems like he’s had a strong preseason too. [Tribune Review]

Derrick Pouliot still searching to establish himself, in the year 2017. [Post-Gazette]

Hadn’t seen in mentioned here, the Penguins signed 20-year old free agent Sam Miletic- he’s still eligible for OHL London, but could also be sent to the AHL. []

J.T. Miller is starting the year on the wing for the Rangers [Blueshirt Banter]

Making a prediction on the Metropolitan Division (we’re #1! we’re #1!) [The Score]

The NHL dishes out a second suspension of the season, with NYR’s Andrew Desjardins getting two games for a hit to the head. [NHL on NBC]

Jonathan Drouin is day-to-day with an injury but it isn’t expected to be serious. []