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Pens Points: A New York Nightmare

There’s a recap of last night’s game, Derick Brassard is trying to be himself, and Sidney Crosby and Mike Sullivan have a special connection. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

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The Penguins are back in action tonight, as they will put a bow on another back-to-back set. Before their clash with the Canadiens...

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

The Penguins and Islanders met last night, putting an end the the Penguins’ recent mini break as the season draws to a close. The Penguins went down 2-0 early in the contest and were never able to muster anything of significance in what ended up as a 4-1 loss. [Recap]

Derick Brassard is just trying to do what is asked of him; he’s not trying to be something he isn’t. [NBC Sports]

Jason Mackey of the Post-Gazette has published another entertaining “20 Thoughts” piece, highlighting the positive relationship between Sidney Crosby and Mike Sullivan. [Post-Gazette]

News and notes from around the league...

Top Bruins prospect, Ryan Donato, was excused from practice to focus on his schoolwork. [Sporting News]

The NHL insisted that all final goalie interference calls are to come from the situation room, not the referees. [Toronto Star]

A potential Seattle team name may have just been leaked. And it’s... not that exciting. [ForTheWin/USA Today Sports]

The Senators have announced that Erik Karlsson’s son has sadly passed away. [Sportsnet]

Larry Kwong, the first player of Asian descent to appear in an NHL game, has passed away at the age of 94. [ESPN]

Here are ten prospects that are continuing to make noise ahead of the season’s conclusion. [The Hockey News]

Moving from college to the big leagues in a matter of days may become a more prevalent model when dealing with younger talent. Take a look at the current NHL model and how that may be implemented in other professional leagues. [Yahoo Sports]