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Pens Points: Trying to Fan the Flames

Confidence in Jarry and DeSmith hasn't waned, recent lineup changes are analyzed, and Jake Guentzel is the Penguins’ next enforcer. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

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The Penguins are back on the ice tonight and will be trying to put out the Calgary Flames. But before tonight’s scorching hot showdown...

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

Chad Ruhwedel had himself a very positive showing in the team’s 3-2 OT win over the Islanders. Will this performance be enough to solidify his spot over Matt Hunwick? Only time will tell. [Pensburgh]

The Penguins still have confidence in Tristan Jarry and Casey DeSmith while Matt Murray rehabs his concussion. [Post-Gazette]

After their win over the Islanders, many credited the win to shifting bodies around in the lineup as well as adding and subtracting a few players, too. But what do these lineup changes mean? [Post-Gazette]

Penguins co-owner, Ron Burkle, is part of the group that will be purchasing The Weinstein Company. [Post-Gazette]

A star on the penalty-kill? Say it ain’t so. Derick Brassard may take on some PK responsibilities. [Post-Gazette]

A 5-foot-11, 180-pound winger now leads the Penguins in the hits category. That man is Jake Guentzel, and he is defining the physical style of play that the Penguins are willing to enforce. [Trib Live]

News and notes from around the league...

How important is it for Calgary to get a new arena? [TSN]

Here is a mock Expansion Draft for the Seattle franchise. [The Hockey News]