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Pens Points: Canadian Crusade Continues

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Matt Murray was asked about limiting practice time, the Penguins are bonding north of the border, and the Pens’ top D pairing is in for another test. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

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

Are you in favor of limiting goalie practice time by hiring full-time goaltenders for drills and other practices? Matt Murray says it’s an intriguing idea. [Trib Live]

With Mike Sullivan shuffling his lines early on this season, we’re bound to see some more unusual combinations until chemistry is developed. One combination that he may be sticking with, however, is the line of Patric Hornqvist - Matt Cullen - Riley Sheahan. [Trib Live]

After helping shut down John Tavares and Auston Matthews in their last game, the Penguins’ top defensive pairing will be getting another fun test by guarding Connor McDavid. [Trib Live]

Mike Sullivan isn’t completely sold on the new goalie-pulling trend that is creeping into the league. [Trib Live]

Sullivan also gave some sound advice to his team: shoot more. Well, you don’t have to tell Evgeni Malkin twice. [Post-Gazette]

For Derek Grant, this trip to Western Canada will be a special one. [Trib Live]

The Canada trip is also a great way for many of the Penguins to bond with each other. [Post-Gazette]

Penalty calls are way down in Penguins games this season. [Pensburgh]

News and notes from around the league...

Here’s a debate that will never get old: who is the NHL’s greatest goal-scorer ever? [ESPN]

U.S.-China relations may be a little bumpy here and there, but on the ice they are working together better than ever before. [CNBC]

Jordin Tootoo has announced his retirement after 13 NHL seasons. [Second City Hockey]