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Pens Points: One Game In, One Win

There’s a recap of the season opener, Phil Kessel is a dangerous man, and Sheahan and Rust are teaming up to do some good. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

NHL: Washington Capitals at Pittsburgh Penguins Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Well friends, it’s back. And it came back with one hell of an opener. Have you exhaled yet? Regain oxygen and lower your blood pressure because...

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

The Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals met again last night as the Penguins kicked off their season at home against their divisional foes. It was, uh, something. 13 total goals scored between the two teams. An overtime session. And a great PengWIN. The dream of 82-0 lives on. [Pensburgh Recap]

The Penguins locker room was decidedly quiet when discussing the 20-game suspension of Capitals forward Tom Wilson. [Trib Live]

Phil Kessel can do a great many things. This is why he is a ‘threat’ the Penguins love having on their team. [Post-Gazette]

Is Derick Brassard the X-Factor for the Penguins this year? [Post-Gazette]

Bryan Rust and Riley Sheahan have teamed up to buy tickets for charity. [Penguins]

News and notes from around the league...

The Maple LeafsWilliam Nylander is looking out for himself first and foremost when it comes to the contract stalemate he and his team are at. [Sportsnet]

The sin bin. The penalty box. And now the Pit of Misery. [CBS Sports]

With the launch of its new streaming service, the American Hockey League is offering a free slate of games this weekend, only on AHLTV. [AHL]