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Pens Points: Boy, They Really Winged It In Motown

There’s a recap of last night’s game, a Penguins prospect looks to be heading back home, and Sidney Crosby has taken a backseat to Evgeni Malkin and company. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

Pittsburgh Penguins v Detroit Red Wings Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

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

The Penguins and Red Wings met last night at Little Caesars Arena as the Penguins kicked off a short, 2-game road trip. A goal by Sidney Crosby in the game’s first minute was... just about everything positive that came from the game. [Recap]

Current WBS Penguins defenseman, Lukas Bengtsson, looks to be heading back to his native Sweden after an up-and-down career in North America. [Pensburgh]

On that same note, the Penguins signed another d-man, Dane Birks, to a 2-year entry-level contract. [Penguins]

Sidney Crosby has been in the rear-view mirror when it comes to the team’s scoring race. [Trib Live]

Kris Letang is the Penguins’ 2018 nominee for the Masterton Trophy. If you didn’t know, the Masterton is given to the NHL player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to the sport. [Trib Live]

News and notes from around the league...

Women’s hockey may have a better and brighter future if the NHL wasn’t involved. [The Hockey News]

According to TSN, the team who finishes dead last in the league standings has an 18.5% chance to land the number one overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft. [TSN]