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Pens Points: Overtime in Oil Country

There’s a recap of last night’s game, some early team takeaways have been gathered, and winning faceoffs has been a positive. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins at Edmonton Oilers Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

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

After a long break, the Pittsburgh Penguins returned to the ice last night in Edmonton with a date against Connor McDavid and the Oilers. It was quite the back-and-forth contest, one that needed overtime to settle the score. And, well, Sidney Crosby. [Recap]

Here are five early takeaways from the Penguins’ season so far. [ESPN]

Another early indicator of success for the Penguins has been their ability to win more faceoffs. [Post-Gazette]

News and notes from around the league...

Former NHL goaltender Curtis Joseph has pulled the curtain back on his troubled childhood in a new autobiography. [Global News]

Weighing in on the William Nylander saga, Maple Leafs great Mats Sundin is not shocked to see his former team asking Nylander and other young stars to take less money. [CBC]

Patrik Laine and the Winnipeg Jets aren’t losing sleep over the sniper’s lack of production early on. [Sportsnet]

Eddie Olczyk has accepted the Ace Bailey Courage Award for his fight against colon cancer. [Chicago Tribune]