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Pens Points: A Shaky Homecoming

There’s a recap of last night’s game, a Penguins prospect is turning heads, and Marc-Andre Fleury may have figured out a way to stop Sidney Crosby. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

NHL: New York Islanders at Pittsburgh Penguins Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

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

The Penguins returned home from their road trip last night and had the New York Islanders waiting for them. The Isles came out from the start with a pep in their step. Other than a 2-2 tie at the end of the first period, the Penguins never found their groove in this one, losing 6-3. [Recap]

The prospect the Penguins traded up to get in the 2018 NHL Draft, Filip Hållander, is already raising some eyebrows with his SHL club Timrå IK. [Pensburgh]

You may have noticed the Penguins had an addition to their uniform last night. All jerseys were given a special patch to honor those who were involved with the Tree of Life shooting. [Pensburgh]

Marc-Andre Fleury knows the only way to stop Sidney Crosby is to take away his stick. So, he did just that in a new CCM commercial. But he did it in a very unconventional way — disguising himself as the Penguins captain. [Trib Live]

With the Islanders in town yesterday, Penguins players got to catch up with current Islander and former Penguin, Tom Kuhnhackl. [Trib Live]

Sidney Crosby’s ridiculous attention to detail has helped him turn his backhand into a devastating weapon. [Trib Live]

News and notes from around the league...

Vancouver Canucks forward Elias Pettersson looks like he’s ready to carry the torch as the team’s next Swedish superstar. [Sports Illustrated]

Here’s a great story about former NHL goaltender Gary Simmons and the creation of, arguably, the most iconic goalie mask in NHL history. [NHL - Kings]

Fans in this neck of the woods are quick to greet Alex Ovechkin with a hearty boo or nasty look given his long rivalry with the Penguins and Sidney Crosby. But Ovechkin is rightfully labeled as a good man and a hero to children with special needs. [NHL]

Former Penguin Ron Hainsey has taken a long and winding road to 1,000 NHL games. [Toronto Sun]