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Pens Points: A Belated Christmas Gift

There’s a recap of last night’s win, a Penguin got a contract extension, and we ask if the Penguins can extend their championship window. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins at New York Islanders Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

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

The Penguins resumed operations after the Christmas break with a game against the Detroit Red Wings last night. The stars were out in full force, with Derick Brassard and Phil Kessel leading the charge for a nice 5-2 victory. [Recap]

Earlier in the day, the club announced a contract extension for Jake Guentzel. [Pensburgh]

With the aforementioned extension to Guentzel, we can look back and remember the impact the youthful and speedy winger had to claiming the 2017 Stanley Cup. Our own Adam Gretz asks if the Pens can extend their Stanley Cup window by finding more players like Mr. Jake And Bake. [Pensburgh]

Combining the holiday season and the Penguins turns into a beautiful thing. [Pensburgh]

Bryan Rust hopes the holiday break wasn’t enough to slow down his torrid stretch of play. [Trib Live]

D-man Jamie Oleksiak is still on the road to recovery after suffering a concussion from a Tom Wilson punch. [Trib Live]

News and notes from around the league...

KHL club CSKA Moscow have acquired the rights of David Pastrnak, Sebastian Aho, and Joel Armia ahead of what may be a potential NHL lockout. [Yahoo Sports Canada]

The Chicago Blackhawks, among numerous other NHL teams, will reportedly be changing their uniforms next season. [Second City Hockey]

Auston Matthews believes some very deserving players won’t make the cut for the NHL All-Star Game. [Sportsnet]