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Pens Points: In Need of a Thanksgiving Miracle

Pearson and Brassard are beacons of hope, Sidney Crosby is close to a return, and Mike Sullivan is defending his style of play. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

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The Pittsburgh Penguins resume action tonight as they face off against the Dallas Stars. The turkey can’t put you to sleep yet, but the Penguins sure will if their recent play continues into tonight. Before you can chow down on some mashed potatoes and stuffing...

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

In the midst of one of the team’s worst losing spells in recent memory, there haven’t been many positives to talk about or bright spots on the team. The addition of Tanner Pearson and the reemergence of Derick Brassard are two things, however, the Pens can build upon. [Pensburgh]

Sidney Crosby is inching closer to a return after taking his first full-contact practice with the team since his injury. [Trib Live]

Mike Sullivan passionately believes in the direction his team is headed in and he sees no qualms with the style of the team’s play. [Trib Live]

Helping Matt Murray find his rhythm should be the Penguins’ biggest priority. [Post-Gazette]

News and notes from around the league...

The Edmonton Oilers have shaken things up behind the bench by firing Todd McLellan and hiring Ken Hitchcock. [Copper and Blue]

Speaking of the Oilers, Connor McDavid just notched his 100th career NHL goal. [Sportsnet]

The best hockey player in the world this week? A kid who thew haymakers with Gritty. [ESPN]