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Pens Points: Escaping the Hurricane With A Victory

There’s a recap of last night’s game, Jordan Staal is highlighted, and we look at some changes to the skills competition ahead of this weekend’s All-Star festivities. All this and more in today’s Pens Points!

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

Last night, the Penguins returned home from their 3-game road trip and met up with divisional foe, the Carolina Hurricanes. The highlight of the game was the third and fourth lines putting in the work and helping the Penguins to a 3-1 win. [Recap]

Jordan Staal had the chance to think and reflect on his time in Thunder Bay, Ontario, as well as discuss his leadership style. [Post-Gazette]

Before the game, Jason Mackey of the Post-Gazette provided a few thoughts on the Penguins. [Post-Gazette]

News and notes from around the league...

All indications show one thing: Seattle is a town that is ready for NHL hockey. [ESPN]

The NHL has revamped the All-Star skills competition. [The Hockey News]

Will the Sedins return to the Canucks for their eighteenth seasons? Only they know that answer, but they will try to help out the management by giving an answer sooner rather than later. [Sportsnet]

The surprise of the Golden Knights has floored just about everyone in the hockey world. But how does the team really stack up against other Stanley Cup contenders? [Sportsnet]

With the NHL not partaking in the Olympics, uncertainty surrounds the Olympic hockey community. [The Detroit News]

Who will be the first coach fired this year? [SB Nation]