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Pens Points: Let’s Roast Some Duck

Aston-Reese is proving himself, Bryan Rust is helping the bottom-six, and the Penguins are elite with the coach’s challenge. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

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The Penguins will conclude their latest home stand tonight, looking to go a perfect 3-for-3 in the win column when they play host to the Anaheim Ducks. But before these two birds go at it...

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

Here are five takeaways from a very successful weekend slate of games for the Pens. [Pensburgh]

Zach Aston-Reese received a well-deserved promotion to the second line in the win over the Kings. And the feisty winger proved to be a great complement to Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel. [Penguins]

The reemergence of Bryan Rust has helped the Penguins generate some much-needed secondary scoring. [Trib Live]

During Saturday night’s game, the team honored a 101-year-old WWII veteran who gave some great advice as to how he’s lived such a long, vibrant life. [Trib Live]

When it comes to coach’s challenges, the Penguins reign supreme as the best team in the ‘Burgh. [Trib Live]

With the recent stretch of victories, a familiar ingredient has been helping the team. [Post-Gazette]

News and notes from around the league...

What in the world is going on with Dave Hakstol and the Philadelphia Flyers? [CBS Sports]

The Chicago Blackhawks mascot got into a wrestling match with a fan over the weekend. The mascot won. [Sporting News]