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Pens Points: Building Momentum

The Penguins can thank their fellow Metropolitan clubs, Jake Guentzel is glowing right now, and Kris Letang is on a different level. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

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NHL: Columbus Blue Jackets at Pittsburgh Penguins Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

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

With wins coming against the Blue Jackets and Dallas Stars over the Thanksgiving holiday, the Penguins have been building momentum and getting some much-needed points in the standings. The Pens can thank the rest of the floundering Metropolitan Division for still remaining in contention. [Trib Live]

Conversely, the team is undaunted with the hill they still have to climb to consistently get on the right side of the win column. [Post-Gazette]

Mike Sullivan spoke on Kris Letang and his importance to the team, saying he’s ‘in a whole different place right now.’ [Post-Gazette]

Sidney Crosby does not think like the average hockey player. He sees the game and processes it like no other. It’s part of the reason why he’s still the greatest player on the planet. [Post-Gazette]

The floodgates have opened for Jake Guentzel. [Penguins]

The Penguins will be hosting a holiday toy drive during this Saturday’s game against the Flyers. [Penguins]

News and notes from around the league...

Calgary Flames head coach Bill Peters was struck by a puck during the game, left to get stitched up, then returned with one crazy battle scar. [USA Today]

The NHL is reportedly quite unhappy with the handling of the arena situation in Ottawa. [Sportsnet]