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Pens Points: Mid-March Madness in Montreal

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There’s a recap of last night’s game, we look at how to properly utilize Derick Brassard, and the Penguins have no problem going back to college. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins at Montreal Canadiens Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

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

The Penguins traveled north of the border to Montreal to round out the second half of a back-to-back with the Canadiens. After going down 2-0 early, the Penguins fought back to the tune of a 5-3 win. [Recap]

The Penguins have no problem going back to college. [Post-Gazette]

The early returns on Derick Brassard have been... underwhelming, to say the least. Hooks looked at some of the best ways to properly utilize Big-Game Brass. [Pensburgh]

News and notes from around the league...

It’s not out of the realm of possibility: Alex Ovechkin could surpass Wayne Gretzky’s all-time goals record. [Washington Post]

A big hearing in the NHL’s concussion lawsuit will be held today. [TSN]

More and more noise is being made of the league’s current playoff format and why it needs changed. [Puck Prose]

Here are some tips on how to fix the NHL, a league that is quite broken. [VICE Sports]