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The salary cap is examined, Tristan Jarry is not easily rattled, and many of the Penguins are keeping a close eye on the standings. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

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The Penguins and Flyers are set to clash tonight on ‘Wednesday Night Rivalry.’ But before the two longtime rivals fight for two crucial points...

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

After the recent Patric Hornqvist extension, many may be wondering what the Penguins will look like in terms of available cap space in the coming season(s). Well, fear not. Hooks has you covered. [Pensburgh]

Fans are starting to take notice of the standings, as point totals get bigger, while the number of games left begins to rapidly shrink. The Penguins are are no different, according to Sidney Crosby. [Trib Live]

Tristan Jarry has filled in quite admirably while Matt Murray is away rehabbing his concussion. Even while Jarry has been putting up solid numbers as the #2, he is benefiting from serenity, on and off the ice. [Trib Live]

It may be cliche, but the best offense may be a good defense for the Penguins. [Post-Gazette]

Is the Metropolitan Division a must-win for Pittsburgh? [Post-Gazette]

As it stands now, indeed, the Penguins and Flyers would be set for an Pennsylvania showdown in Round 1 of the playoffs. [Post-Gazette]

News and notes from around the NHL...

The rest of Brock Boeser’s season remains murky due to the lower-back fracture he suffered. [USA Today]

The NHL will be discussing the goalie interference conundrum at the upcoming GM meetings. [Toronto Star]

It’s time for the league to implement this rule change right now. [Hockey Wilderness]

The New Jersey Devils and the Edmonton Oilers will do battle in Sweden to open the 2018-19 regular season as part of the NHL’s Global Series. [CBC]