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Pens Points: Bounce Back Against the B’s

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Fixing Geno is a priority, the bad losses are mounting up, and we look at how the ‘undersized’ Casey DeSmith learned how to play big. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

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The Penguins and Bruins meet tonight at PPG Paints Arena, where the Penguins hope the comfy confines of their home will help get a much-needed victory over the B’s after the team’s tough loss versus the Blackhawks on Wednesday. But before the two black and gold squads hit the ice...

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

After a blazing hot start to the season, Evgeni Malkin has cooled down considerably. With the superstar in a bad funk, fixing Geno should be the top priority for the Penguins moving forward. [Pensburgh]

After the game against the Hawks on Wednesday, another loss was added to the column. Losses like these, against inferior opponents throughout the league, are adding up, and quickly. [Trib Live]

The Pens are learning about all sorts of different ‘what if’ scenarios because of their play. [Trib Live]

Here’s how Casey DeSmith, a tiny goalie compared to the regular standards of today’s NHL, learned how to play big in net. [Post-Gazette]

News and notes from around the league...

Retired NHL official Paul Stewart is doing everything he can to help women officials reach the NHL. [Yahoo Sports]

Here are seven potential trade destinations for Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds. [Sportsnet]

The NHL will begin to test technology that will change the color of the pucks starting with the 2019 Winter Classic. [Forbes]