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Olli Maatta has been improving, the young netminders for the Penguins may have a tough task on this road trip, and we debate who will become the next GM of the Flyers. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

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The Penguins returned to action last night by heading out to western Canada for a date with Mr. Five Goals himself, Patrik Laine and the Winnipeg Jets. In a game that was of the back-and-forth and comeback varieties, a total of seven goals were scored, but it was the Penguins who would come out on top with the wild 4-3 victory. [Trib Live Recap]

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

The other Finn, the one that took a backseat to Patrik Laine, Olli Maatta has been quietly improving as of late. [Post-Gazette]

The young goaltending duo of Casey DeSmith and Tristan Jarry will have their hands full on this road trip. [Trib Live]

News and notes from around the league...

After clearing waivers, the Montreal Canadiens have sent Karl Alzner to the Laval Rocket, the team’s AHL affiliate. [Montreal Gazette]

Who should be the next general manager of the Philadelphia Flyers? [ESPN]

Liberté, Egalité, Gritté: how Gritty became an antifa hero. [The Guardian]

Elias Pettersson is showing everyone why the hype around the Cancuks’ young, flashy forward is warranted. [TSN]

The Buffalo Sabres aren’t slowing down. The club has won 10 straight games and is making all sorts of history in the process. [ESPN]

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The Pens are back in action later this evening, finishing off a back-to-back set with the Colorado Avalanche. Puck drop is set for 9:30p EST.