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Pens Points: One Wild Win

There’s a recap of last night’s game, desperation may be a driving factor behind success, and another youth movement may provide the spark for a third straight Cup. All this and more in today’s Pens Points!

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

The Penguins had one game standing in their way before the team halted play for the All-Star game. From start to finish, it was a complete showing. Big guns and secondary scorers showed up to help give the Penguins a 6-3 win. [Recap]

One of the secondary players that delivered last night was Dominik Simon. Simon has taken the ball and ran with it, showing his potential in the process. [Penguins]

For Matt Cullen, last night’s visit was a pretty special one. [Post-Gazette]

What was a common theme for the Penguins and their last two Stanley Cup victories? A youth movement. The team is certainly hoping for more of the same. [Post-Gazette]

Before the game, Mike Sullivan made it a point of emphasis to say that Matt Murray is the go-to goalie. [Trib Live]

The Pens know that they don't have a ton of room for error between now and the end of the season. Desperation has helped flip the switch for the team since the start of the new year. [Trib Live]

News and notes from around the league...

The inconsistency with the goalie interference challenges has coaches all over the league riled up. [Sportsnet]

Drew Doughty believes that Matthew Tkachuk is the league’s most hated player. [Sportsnet]

Joe Thornton will be out for an unknown period of time after an arthroscopic procedure on his knee. [Fear The Fin]

The Senators appear to be moving closer to an arena deal in downtown Ottawa. [TSN]