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Pens Points: Goodbye 2018

Rust and Maatta are questionable for tonight, Guentzel’s new contract is analyzed, and this Penguins season isn’t all too different from years past. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

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The Pittsburgh Penguins are riding high at the moment, looking to close out 2018 and enter the new year on a strong note by notching their sixth straight win tonight against the Minnesota Wild. Puck drop is set for 6p EST.

Here are your Pens Points for the final time of 2018...

Bryan Rust and Olli Maatta are considered day-to-day with upper-body injuries, according to the team. Their status for tonight’s game against the Wild remains up in the air. [Pensburgh]

For salary cap enthusiasts, here’s a look at how Jake Guentzel’s new contract will impact the club in 2019-2020. [Pensburgh]

While we all said the sky was falling a few weeks ago, clamoring for firings and trades, the Penguins, now with 20 wins, are following a similar script compared to previous seasons. [Trib Live]

Although Matt Cullen is happy to be a Penguin once again, he ‘wouldn’t trade’ his last season in Minnesota. [Post-Gazette]

News and notes from around the NHL...

The Edmonton Oilers had quite the day in the trade department yesterday, acquiring three new defensemen, including a guy who, depending on who you talk to, intentionally broke Connor McDavid’s collar bone a few years ago. [CBC Sports]

Here are nine bold predictions for 2019. [Sportsnet]

All the info you need heading into tomorrow’s Winter Classic can be found right here. [CBS Sports]