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Pens Points: Another Wednesday, Another Rivalry

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Phil Kessel is casting his vote, Brian Dumoulin isn’t living in the past, and ‘Sid and the Kids’ are back again. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

New York Rangers v Pittsburgh Penguins Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

The Penguins and Rangers will meet tonight on another Metropolitan Matchup edition of ‘Wednesday Night Rivalry.’ But before the Blueshirts start bantering...

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

Phil Kessel is putting his MVP voting eggs into Evgeni Malkin’s basket. [Penguins]

Sidney Crosby, Conor Sheary, and Jake Guentzel have been reunited, according to recent practice lines. This time around, they will be looking to recapture the magic that made them one of the most lethal threats during last year’s Cup run. [Post-Gazette]

Brian Dumoulin is trying to move forward, and wants to put the controversial goal call behind him. [Trib Live] *It would be something if we look back at this in a few years’ time and the goalie interference rule becomes the ‘Brian Dumoulin Rule.’

Bryan Rust returned to practice yesterday and didn't really mince words when it he brought up criticisms, specifically made by NBC’s Mike Milbury. [Trib Live]

Patric Hornqvist has been a model for consistency throughout his entire career. [Pensburgh]

News and notes from around the NHL...

This story on a few of the Chicago Blackhawks players shows what being in the big leagues means to them. [Chicago Sun-Times]

Senators goalie, Craig Anderson, purchased 60 tickets for students of Stomeman Douglas High School to attend an NHL game. [USA Today]

Charges against a former NHL player agent have been stayed after the man’s recent passing. [Winnipeg Sun]