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Pens Points: A Tale of Two Nights

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There’s a recap of last night’s game, Olli Maatta is looking like his old self, and Matt Hunwick isn’t mincing words about his tenure as a Penguin. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

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

The Penguins concluded a back-to-back set at home last night by facing the Washington Capitals. 24 hours removed from clinching a playoff spot for the 12th consecutive season, the boys in black and gold got bounced by the Caps, giving the Capitals the Metropolitan Division title in the process. [Recap]

Olli Maatta is looking like his old, younger self, which is a huge bonus for the Penguins’ blue line. [Trib Live]

Derick Brassard is still rehabbing and is ‘progressing’ through the process. [Trib Live]

Riley Sheahan’s play at both center and the wing could provide a nice boost for the Penguins come playoff time. [Post-Gazette]

Matt Hunwick pointed the finger at himself when discussing his tenure and fit as a Penguin. [Post-Gazette]

News and notes from around the league...

In this house and at this blog, we respect Sidney Crosby and his baseball goals. But this goal from Vegas’ William Karlsson is straight out of NHL 18. [CBS Sports]

Speaking of the Golden Knights, they have retired the number 58 to honor the 58 lives lost in the October shooting. [The News & Observer]

Connor McDavid is running through the NHL, but the Oilers are doing the opposite. [Washington Post]

Meet Jack Hughes, the potential number one overall pick for the 2019 NHL Draft. [USA Today]