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Pens Points: Kicking Off the Season’s Second Half

The Penguins’ All-Stars are highlighted, Dominik Simon is currently flying high, and Sidney Crosby is hopeful for NHL participation in the 2022 Olympic Games. All this and more in today’s Pens Points!

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

Yesterday’s All-Star Game was a productive one for the Penguins’ participants. Sidney Crosby and Kris Letang both registered at least a goal. [Trib Live]

Over the weekend, the Penguins reassigned Jean-Sebastien Dea back to the AHL. [Pensburgh]

Sidney Crosby can often be described as a streaky player. However, whenever Sid falls into a slump, you can be sure it won’t last long. [Trib Live]

The key for a successful playoff push? Play smart. [Trib Live]

When Dominik Simon was promoted to Sidney Crosby’s line, many wondered what the young forward would bring to the table while playing alongside the world’s best player. Well, Simon has brought a great shot and in doing so, his confidence has been elevated. [Post-Gazette]

It’s been a hectic six months for Marc-Andre Fleury. Going from the Penguins’ mainstay in net to becoming the face of a new NHL franchise can be a whirlwind. Fleury’s play to help the Golden Knights earned him a spot in the All-Star game and he is enjoying the ride. [Post-Gazette]

Sidney Crosby is hopeful that the NHL finds a way to participate in the 2022 Winter Olympics. [Post-Gazette]

iPads are becoming a beneficial tool for the Penguins’ bench. [Penguins]

News and notes from around the league...

In his first All-Star Game, Brian Boyle had a memorable debut. [TSN]

The Flames have placed Jaromir Jagr on waivers. [Matchsticks and Gasoline] #JagrWatch