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Pens Points: Those Dastardly Devils

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There’s a recap of last night’s game, Dominik Simon is all smiles, and Zach Aston-Reese has weighed in on the latest Tom Wilson controversy. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

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

The Penguins met the New Jersey Devils last night, looking for redemption after the Devils clobbered the Pens eight days ago by a score of 5-1. And redemption they did not get. The Penguins dropped another game to their division rival, losing 4-2. [Recap]

Matt Cullen had some choice words regarding the appeals process that has reduced Tom Wilson’s suspension. [Post-Gazette]

Speaking of Tom Wilson, the man whose jaw he broke in last year’s playoffs, Zach Aston-Reese, has no solutions to solve the Tom Wilson controversy. [Trib Live]

Dominik Simon was talked about a lot heading into training camp and the preseason. The chatter of him playing alongside Sidney Crosby on the top line was rampant and people were ready to tear Simon down for it. Whether it was his lack of speed or inability to finish, Simon received all the flak. Now, the young winger has reason to smile at the stat sheet. [Trib Live]

News and notes from around the league...

The projections are already out for a potential class of 2019 Hockey Hall of Fame inductees. This list from ESPN has included all relevant, eligible candidates, and even a few familiar faces. [ESPN]

Concerns are rising over whether KeyArena, the suspected home of NHL’s incoming Seattle franchise, will even be ready for play by 2020. [Seattle Times]

It looks like the league will not be making any major rules changes for the remainder of the season, which has upset goalies across the NHL. [Toronto Star]