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Pens Points: A December to Remember?

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The second and third lines need to get going, the Brassard-Kessel duo flamed out, and it’s time for these goalies to step up. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

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

It goes without saying at this point, but after another loss, with only two goals scored, the Penguins are looking to their second and third lines for production. [Trib Live]

On that same note, Mike Sullivan wants Evgeni Malkin and his linemates to shoot the puck more often. [Trib Live]

The grace period for both Casey DeSmith and Tristan Jarry is over. Now is the time for the goaltenders to bring their ‘A’ game. [Trib Live]

Evgeni Malkin hasn’t been tearing up the stat sheet at even-strength. That needs to change. [Post-Gazette]

With the Brassard-Kessel duo looking more like a dud with each passing game, where might the Penguins go next to get more production from both players? [Post-Gazette] (Hint: start with putting The American Hero back with the Big Russian Bear).

News and notes from around the NHL...

The William Nylander saga has finally reached its conclusion, with the young forward signing a six-year deal with the Maple Leafs. [Pension Plan Puppets] Now the team can finally win the Stanley Cup this year without facing this crippling adversity.

While you may think the Seattle expansion may be going on without a hitch, questions still remain. [CBC]

Some New York Islanders players got ‘goose bumps’ after returning to the Nassau Coliseum. [NHL]

In what has become a rarity these days, the Hurricanes and Ducks will compete in an “all-color” game on December 7. [SportsLogos]